Just outside the pretty east Devon town of Colyton and less than three miles to the beach at Seaton on the east Devon Jurassic Coast, family and dog-friendly Sceat Cottage enjoys unspoilt panoramic countryside views.
This contemporary, semi-detached cottage (in a row of three) is approached by a sloping brick path across the front lawn. There is a cheerful open plan kitchen/diner, three steps up to the main sitting-room/playroom and French windows onto the patio. Chromecasts are provided which allow you to stream films, music and videos from any of your devices to the TVs, so family film nights are a must when at Sceat Cottage. On the ground floor are a double bedroom, shower-room and a cosy 'snug' with a wood-burner. Upstairs are three further bedrooms, one en suite, and the family bathroom. As well as the front patio there is an enclosed gravelled rear terrace - great for sheltered barbecues.
Lyme Regis, Honiton and the fabulous Jurassic coastline and beaches at Charmouth and Beer are nearby. Fans of the crime drama ‘Broadchurch’ might recognise West Bay, where filming for the series took place.
For those with a culinary interest, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage is a short drive away and there is also his local produce store and canteen in Axminster. For history lovers, the National Trust’s Shute Barton (limited opening) is just down the road.
Kitchen/Diner with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC, wash-basin and washing machine/drier
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5’)
3 steps to Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and iPad dock
Sitting-room 2 with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5’) and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Garden furniture, picnic table and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Sceat Cottage is one of a small group of barn conversions in a glorious hilltop position.
This is the open plan dining and kitchen-area. The steps lead up to the main sitting-room and from there French windows to the patio.
The stunning unobstructed view directly in front of the cottage.
The cosy sitting-room has comfortable sofas and a wood-burner making this cottage a great choice out-of-season.
This is Bedroom 1, the downstairs double bedroom with a shower-room right next door. This room looks out over the enclosed rear courtyard.
A couple of steps lead up to the main sitting-room which opens out onto the patio, and that fabulous view.
Where better for afternoon tea; this terrace is at the front of the cottage, there is another seating-area at the rear of the cottage.
Seaton is the nearest beach, just a short drive away from the cottage. There is a long promenade and all the usual seaside shops that children will love to spend their pocket money in.
The kitchen is in one corner of the open plan living space and is very well-equipped. The window looks out onto the enclosed rear courtyard.
The modern shower-room doubles as a useful utility-room.
The sheltered rear courtyard.
Bedroom 2, the en suite double bedroom. This bedroom has amazing views right out across the valley to the front of the cottage.
Another view of bedroom 2.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom 2.
This is the twin room, bedroom 3 at the front of the cottage.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
The single bedroom (Bedroom 4) is a really good size.
The first floor landing adds to the feeling of space.
The views from this cottage are truly stunning, a great place for a barbecue.
The front door is a stable-door that allows you to appreciate the surrounding countryside.
This little tram leaves Colyton station and runs down beside the river Axe to Seaton and the Jurassic Visitor Centre.
The bustling town of Lyme Regis is a short drive from Sceat Cottage.
Lyme Regis is still a working fishing port, Golden Cap in the background is the highest point on the south coast.
River Cottage HQ is nearby, why not treat yourself to one of their specialist cookery courses.
A little way over the border into Dorset, you will find the quirky market town of Bridport and West Bay, filming scene for 'Broadchurch'.
Sceat Cottage is above the Axe Valley, with a wonderful bird sanctuary and even a tram ride to make the most of it.