This beautifully furnished detached barn rests in the heart of east Devon's Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a short distance inland from the Jurassic Coast. The patio behind the cottage has a wonderful rose garden border and a two acre orchard offering complete privacy and peace.
Enjoy a further 13 acres of woodland and pastures and a little meandering stream just across the lane. The Old Dairy lies in unspoilt countryside along a network of country lanes, perfect for escaping a fast-paced everyday life. The cottage has single-storey accommodation with some helpful accessible features and under-floor heating throughout. The cottage is tucked behind the Owners' historic listed farmhouse but you will feel very private.
The Old Dairy is only a short drive from the market town of Honiton – renowned for its antiques shops – and beyond it is the spectacular Jurassic Coast – where you can visit the gorgeous seaside towns and villages of Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis, just over the border into Dorset.
This is also wonderful walking country, with plenty of footpaths and country lanes waiting for you to discover them.
The Owners offer a warm welcome and have a wealth of information about this very special area and will be able to set you off in the right direction. You are spoilt for choice with lovely local pubs too – a treat after a day out – try the Catherine Wheel at Hemyock, The Ashill Arms or the Culm Valley Inn.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player, CD player and log-effect electric fire. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin (also accessed from living-room)
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Outhouse with freezer
Take care with children near the stream (in the fields across the road) and near the Owners' garden pond. Mobile phone coverage is very limited at the property.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Sunday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2.5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full under-floor heating
The Old Dairy is a beautiful detached barn conversion in an utterly tranquil setting on the edge of an orchard.
Inside this cottage is a delight. Beautifully presented to the highest standard, light and airy, very comfortable and equipped as a home-from-home.
The cottage is single-storey and has accessible access to the front and the rear.
Cooking up a treat in this extremely well-equipped kitchen with a view across the back of the original farmstead is a treat too.
This is the perfect place to simply sit back and feel the calmness all around.
Little paths are cut through the orchard in the summertime leading you to wonderful places to sit and take in the surroundings. In the Spring the trees are thick with blossom.
The living area has two lovely deep sofas and French windows out to the patio and garden beyond.
The dining-table is set in one corner of this spacious, high ceilinged open plan room.
You can take your time over lovely holiday suppers with none of life's usual rush.
This is a view from the top of the orchard, looking back at the cottage to the right, and the Owner's historic house to the left.
Perhaps you will be inspired by the Owner's prize winning homemade cream tea - a fabulous treat when you arrive.
This is the master bedroom at one end of the cottage.
You can lie in bed and look out into the orchard and have the French windows wide open to listen to the morning bird song.
Another view of this lovely bedroom.
The en suite for the master bedroom has a bath and a fitted shower. There is also a door to the living room giving extra flexibility for a family.
Another view of the bathroom to show how spacious it is.
At the other end of the cottage is the twin bedroom. This also has French windows out to the garden.
The twin bedroom has a walk-in shower with just a small lip to the tray.
Stay in the spring and early summer and you will be treated to an amazing display of blossom.
In the late summer and autumn the orchard bears fruit and you will see all the apples!
With the patio at the back of the cottage you will have complete privacy.
The orchard area is just above the cottage and you have some lovely views right over the property to the countryside beyond.
Killerton House and gardens is one of the nearest National Trust properties.
The amazing coastline at Sidmouth, a lovely Regency seaside town.
The long stretch of pebbled beach at Budleigh Salterton.