In the Blackdown Hills above Honiton, just 30 minutes from the Jurassic coastline and beaches at Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Branscombe, this detached cottage is an excellent holiday base, enjoying wonderful views as far as Dartmoor from its decked terrace and garden. The sitting/dining-room features exposed stone walls, a polished oak floor, two large comfortable armchairs, plus a leather sofa and glazed doors to the garden. The white fitted kitchen has a slate floor, and there is also a bathroom downstairs.
Up the turning staircase are the bedrooms, separated by a modern shower-room, that both have lovely views. Popplestone – Devon dialect for 'pebble' – is set down a private drive where the only neighbours are the nearby owners, their horses, two dogs and small herd of Dexter cows.
From Popplestone, it is an easy drive down into the beautiful Otter Valley and on to the Cathedral City of Exeter. Then the market towns of Honiton, famous for its antiques shops, Axminster, where you will find Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen, and Ilminster, with its Thursday farmer's market, just over the Somerset border.
There are also plenty of walks right from your doorstep – there is a lovely bridleway down through the woodland just in front of the cottage, all part of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty. Livery is available if guests wish to bring their own horse, and dogs are welcome. The cottage has a small, enclosed fenced garden for pets, but guests can also make use of a further open garden close by.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bathroom with bath with hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5’)
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
This detached cottage has its own garden and views as far as Dartmoor in the distance.
There is a beautiful sitting/dining-room with a wood-burner and French windows to the enclosed garden.
Relax on the decked terrace with superb views.
The dual-aspect kitchen makes the most of the amazing views from the cottage - all the way to Dartmoor!
The sun pours into the living-area. There are two arm chairs as well as the sofa.
This is a real home-from-home to snuggle up in out-of-season.
Another view of the living room - you can have the French windows wide open on a sunny day and enjoy watching all the bird life in the garden.
The dining-table is at one end of this large open plan living space.
Looking across the kitchen to the garden and terrace.
This is one of the two wonderfully sized bedrooms upstairs.
The windows stretch for the full width of the room, so you can lie in bed and look at the woodland across the field.
Friendly touches will make you feel very much at home.
This is the second bedroom - also with a fabulous view towards the farmstead and the valley beyond it.
There is a bright downstairs bathroom as well as the shower upstairs.
There is a well sized shower-room upstairs.
Parking is just beyond the cottage on the right.
The cottage enjoys lovely views - and the woodland just below the cottage is a super place to walk your dog.
The stunning Jurassic Coast - this is at Sidmouth - is a short drive away.
Lyme Regis is a must - just over the border into Dorset.
This is the view along the Jurassic Coast from Budleigh Salterton - a lovely place for a day out.