Attention to detail in every respect will ensure that this is a memorable place to stay.
The cottage is in a fabulous position with vantage points from the ground floor deck and the first floor balcony.
Inside, the cottage is just as spectacular. With top notch quality throughout, exceptional comfort and attention paid to every detail.
This is the view from the ground floor decking. You can literally see for miles. The wildlife pond is halfway down the hill in front of the cottage.
You can even stroll a few steps away to this delightful Shepherd's Hut where you can sit on the deck with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine (shared with guests at The Pottery).
The modern kitchen/dining-room leads from the entrance hall.
Another view of the living room which is off the kitchen/dining-room, walk through to the ground floor bedroom which is down one step.
The kitchen is equipped as a true 
home-from-home would be.
Sit by the pond and take in the views and the wildlife.
This is the view from the deck of the Shepherd's Hut.
This super-king sized bed can also be made up as twins if you prefer. It opens onto the deck with fabulous valley views.
Beautiful details in this exceptional cottage.
The en suite shower-room has a super-size walk in shower.
This is the stunning view right in front of you at Backswood Cottage.
To the side of the kitchen/dining-room are the  stairs to the first floor bedroom and its bathroom.
This is the first floor bedroom - with its fantastic private balcony and views for miles - quite literally.
Another angle of the first floor bedroom.
The en suite for the first floor bedroom has a walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head, as well as a bath.
This is a reallly good sized bathroom.
With a large deck on the ground floor and a glass fronted balcony on the first, you are spoilt for choice of vantage points from this hill top setting.
You can park directly outside the cottage.There is a full log store  by the front door for you to use too.
In the spring, bluebell woods stretch throughout the unspoilt woodland - feel welcome to wander and explore.
This will be your first view of the cottage on arrival. Drive around the far end for your private parking and entrance.
The River Exe is at the foot of the valley. This is the historic bridge at Bickleigh.
In the other direction, towards Tiverton, you can walk for miles along the canal.

Backswood Cottage


3 miles S of Tiverton / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from  £532

August 2019

Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Easily the best cottage we've ever stayed in. So tastefully furnished and fabulous attention to detail. Andrew and Mandy were lovely and it was really interesting to hear about their vision for the farm and to get a guided tour. The location was stunning. Breathtaking views across the Exe valley and plenty of outside space to explore with lots of wildlife to see. A central location and so easy to explore both the North and South Devon coast. Definitely somewhere we'd return to.

April 2019

A superb setting for those who want to get away from it all! Lovely woodland and riverside walks on your doorstep. Very well equipped and comfortable cottage.

October 2018

We loved the location and the property was absolutely perfect. There were so many extra touches, a lot of thought and love has gone into creating this home from home and the welcome goodies were much appreciated. The owners were welcoming, friendly but not intrusive. A beautiful cottage in a lovely area. We will definitely return.

September 2018

We had a fantastic holiday. Accomodation is superb and the setting and views from the windows and balcony are simply stunning. Lovely place and welcoming yet unobtrusive hosts.Great location for coast and inland attractions

August 2018

A really lovely property in peaceful surroundings

August 2018

This was a great choice and we enjoyed our time at Backswood Cottage. The comfort level and attention to detail were first class. Everything supplied to support the stay had been thought through and we were impressed with the quality of the decor and amenities and the care and attention given.

May 2018

What a wonderful cottage. Beautifully appointed with love, care and attention to detail. It was so peaceful and looking out over valley with the gentle bleating of the lambs was truly idyllic. We had the most wonderful break and already planning our return visit.

April 2018

Immaculate, cosy and well furnished cottage, perfect for our weekend away. The views from the bedrooms over the valley are just stunning!

March 2018

This has been THE nicest Classic Cottage property we've stayed in and one of the best of any company we've used. Decor and furniture exceptionally comfortable and tastefully done. Amazing views and beautifully quiet. Would love to return. Thank you to CC and the owners.

February 2018

Five star accommodation with all home comforts and more, stunning views and lots to do both nearby and further afield . The bottle of prosecco, flowers and cookies were a lovely touch and the hosts were delightful and very helpful.

December 2017

Everything was in place for us to enjoy our Christmas stay including the trimmings. The quality of finish in the property was superb. The bathrooms were top notch as was the comfortable lounge with log fire. Faultless & will definitely return.

November 2017

My daughter and I had a very relaxing stay at Backswood Cottage. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage is very comfortable indeed with good quality furnishings and equipment and really lovely bathrooms. The views from the downstairs bedroom are exceptional. Would definately return.

August 2017

This property is amazing. We were unsure that the property seemed to overlook an unfinished area (the shot of the picnic table), but upon arrival found this was just an area of the farmland that's beeing prepped for a wild meadow! The cottage is absolutely perfect - you still feel in the middle of the countryside, but it's very convenient for travel and amenities. We can't fault the quality and comfort. You want to feel at home, but at the same time you want it to be so much nicer than just a standard home, - treat for a well-earned break - and that's what this does. It was comfortable and we were left alone by the owners, although they were on hand most of the time. The view from the balcony was spectacular. The rooms were spacious and suited us very nicely, and the occasional deer and rabbit spotting was great. We really can't fault it.

July 2017

5 star accommodation in a beautiful, peaceful location

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