Cherry Blossom is a dream, found in a peaceful meadow bordered by a babbling stream less than five miles from the historic city of Exeter and really easy to reach. This gorgeous shepherd's hut is beautifully finished with oak fittings, a bed to die for and top-quality furnishings throughout - it is a triumph of design in a small space and very comfortable.
The little wood-burner will throw out the heat, making it wonderfully toasty whatever the time of year, and there is an oil-filled radiator for the cooler months too. The well-equipped kitchen includes a sink, two-ring hob, fridge, toaster and kettle, and there is even a flat screen TV with DVD player - perfect for cosy nights in - and handy WiFi provided. The bed, which can be cleverly pushed up into the wall (linen and all!) during the daytime to reveal the dining-area, is heaven - sink into a deep mattress with fresh cotton linen and wake up to the sounds of the dawn chorus. The stylish shower-room includes hot and cold running water and a proper flushing loo - luxury glamping at its best!
Many an hour can be spent outside here too, enjoying quality time together in the stunning surroundings. Why not cook up yummy meal on the barbecue and dine al fresco at the lovely picnic table, followed by a soak in the bubbling hot tub or a little paddle in the stream.
Also nestled in this pretty meadow is Cherry Blossom's sister Apple Blossom, although both have their own separate entrances and are very private from each other.
Although found in a lovely rural location, there is so much to see and do within striking distance of this wonderful retreat. For eating out, the pretty village of Kenn is just a five minute walk away and has a renowned pub, the Ley Arms, serving delicious food.
If you jump in the car, a five minute drive will take you to the village of Kenton where there are a few eateries on offer, including a Chinese restaurant and takeaway. For picking up the essentials, the friendly family-run shop and Post Office in Kennford is open seven days a week from early until late and, for local and artisan products, there are plenty of regular farmers' markets - Exeter and Ashburton to name a couple.
If it's a bit of retail therapy you're after, the historic Cathedral City Of Exeter is well worth a visit and is really easy to access too - there is a park and ride station just under a 10 minute drive away, with buses to and from the city every 10 minutes. For avid walkers, Dartmoor is within a 20 minute drive away, for golfers both the Exeter and Exminster golf clubs are close by and the owners even have bikes available for hire.
For days out, the magnificent Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting beside the Exe Estuary just five miles away and often holds events such as food festivals. There are also beaches within easy reach - Dawlish Warren, Teignmouth and Dawlish are all under 10 miles away and perfect for bucket and spade days. Beautiful Canonteign Falls (England's highest manmade waterfall!) is around 15 minutes away and great fishing is available at nearby Kennick Reservoir.
Overall, this is just the place to wind down, kick off the strains of daily life and enjoy a completely relaxing break in a lovely part of the world.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. TV/DVD player, wood-burner, 2 ring hob, fridge, toaster, kettle and double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 1 oil-filled radiator for the cooler months
- Logs for wood-burner
The gorgeous Cherry Blossom complete with its very own hot tub!
Looking down on the delightful Cherry Blossom.
Set in a beautiful meadow alongside a tree-lined river.
The interior is just as special.
With plenty of space.
The view down the meadow is just glorious.
The kitchen is fully fitted with a double hob and small fridge.
Sheltered and secluded, relax in the hot tub and make the most of the countryside views.
Looking down the meadow from Cherry Blossom's door.
The kitchen includes a small fridge and double hob as well as an electric toaster too.
Perfectly compact in every way.
There is plenty of space for lazy days in the sun.
Peace and tranquility in this countryside setting.
The dining-area cleverly and very easily converts into the double bed, duvet, pillows and all.
Enjoy the countryside views from the comfort of your bed!
At one end is the beautifully fitted shower-room.
With WC and wash-basin.
The wood-burner will keep things toasty on cooler days.
Fully equipped with everything you will need. There is a double hob (and a firepit barbecue outside).
The views by the river are gorgeous too. There are plenty of spots for a picnic or relax in the hammock provided.
Looking up towards Cherry Blossom from the tree-lined river that runs along the bottom of the meadow.
Devon countryside all around.
Cherry Blossom has its own private entrance and parking.
Just a short, five minute stroll will take you into the picturesque village of Kenn.
With a pub serving great food.
And an impressive church too.
The little lane to the left leads to Cherry Blossom's meadow setting.
There are many villages and towns to visit within a short drive.
Sidmouth is a picturesque seaside town only a short drive away.
Exmouth beach looking towards Dawlish.
The far end of the beach at Budleigh Salterton, where the River Otter joins the sea. The river, banks and reed beds are wonderful places for nesting birds.
Killerton House is a fabulous day out. Walking around these stunning gardens, followed by a cream tea in the cafe - perfect!
This is the sheltered harbour at Lyme Regis on the east Devon/Dorset border.
Your hideaway is close to the picturesque city of Exeter. With brilliant shops, an array of eateries and a gorgeous riverside walk, this vibrant city is well worth a visit.