Stable Tallet is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to east Devon's stunning Jurassic Coast. Set on a friendly working farm, this detached home-from-home has the bonus of a hot tub on the sunny terrace, a garden with children's play-area, and a separate games-room. The spacious and flexible accommodation overlooks open farmland, and as well as three upstairs bedrooms there is a bedroom with a shower downstairs. Guests have sole use of the farm's coarse fishing lake (not within the cottage grounds), which is stocked with roach, carp and perch. The beach at Seaton and the Axe estuary's nature reserves are very close by and for local shops, pubs and cafes, Colyton is a five minute drive.
From this ideal base, you can easily explore both Devon and Dorset. The wonderful stretch of east Devon coastline here has a chain of pretty fishing villages such as Beer and Branscombe and traditional seaside towns such as Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Crossing the border into Dorset, just a few miles away is Lyme Regis with the famous Cobb Harbour and a lovely sandy beach. Beyond that is Charmouth which is of course ever popular with families for fossil hunting. Take a boat trip out into Lyme Bay for a spot of mackerel fishing or just to admire the coastline from the sea. The countryside inland is beautiful here too, dotted with unspoilt villages and little market towns such as Axminster or Bridport with its weekly market to browse in. Honiton is another great place for a visit with its reputation for antiques shops and the Cathedral City of Exeter is another good day out. If you simply want to switch off and forget about the car, the terrace hot tub, garden and games-room will be all that you need.
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV/DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, coal-effect electric stove and cupboard with fridge
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed and shower cubicle
Bedroom 2 with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with single bed
Bedroom 4 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Access to Games-room
- Regret no pets
- 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Stable Tallet is a beautiful barn conversion to one side of the historic farmstead here, in its own gardens and with its own driveway.
There is a spacious living-room with comfortable sofas and a wood-burner effect electric stove in the fireplace.
Tthe farmhouse-style kitchen has flagstone floors and is equipped as a home-from-home.
The hot tub is on the terrace at the back of the cottage.
Across the little lane into the farmstead is this great games-room. Ideal for any rainy days you might have.
You have sole use of the fishing lake next to the cottage - safely fenced but of course supervise children when you go to the lake together.
This is another view of the living-room. There is plenty of comfortable seating for you all.
This is the dining-area of the kitchen, with its lovely farmhouse kitchen table.
Start the day with some treats....
... and end it in the same way!
There is a great tradition in this area for local produce - River Cottage is nearby!
This is the double bedroom on the first floor.
The room is bright and airy with views over the fields.
The en suite is at the far end of the room.
This is the en suite shower-room for the first floor double bedroom.
This is the first floor twin bedroom.
There is plenty of space in the bedroom.
Deep windowsills add to the character of this barn conversion.
Enjoy some lazy starts to the day.
This pretty single bedroom is also on the first floor.
The single bedroom overlooks the hot tub and the garden beyond.
This is the family bathroom.
The bath has a useful shower attachment - there are two other showers in the property too of course.
This is the ground floor double bedroom.
There are lovely wooden floors.
Another view of the ground floor bedroom - it has a little fitted shower cubicle in one corner.
Enjoy your holiday and start the day with breakfast in bed.
The farm is set in a gentle valley about a mile from the little town of Colyton.
The hot tub is on the terrace with the garden in front.
Seaton has a pretty harbour as well as the long pebbled beach.
The beach of course is there for days out by the sea. Seaton in the photo is the nearest but Lyme Regis and Sidmouth are not far.
The coastal town of Seaton is just a few miles away. This is the brand new Jurassic Visitor Centre - a great place to visit with young children.
The famous Seaton Tramway is a must! There is a station in Colyton and the route along the Axe Valley is beautiful.
Another newly created visitor attraction is the Seaton Wetlands - a peaceful nature reserve which attracts many species of birds.
Some of the other residents at the farm.
There is a fabulous play-area for children in the garden - as well as the games-room.
You can visit the Seaton Wetlands any time but the bird hides are not open every day so do check.