Snuggled into the hillside and reached on foot via an ancient orchard, this bespoke cabin is the ultimate rural retreat. Gaze at the stars through the window from your super-comfy king-size bed or relax in your very own wood-fired hot tub with a glass of sparkly whilst watching the swooping swallows or, for a dip in the dark, listening to the owls call.
Old Orchard Cabin offers open plan living with a king-size double bed, wood-burner for cosy nights in, dining area and fitted kitchen (complete with fridge, one-ring induction hob and combination microwave oven). The shower-room has a proper flushing loo, electric shower and heated towel rail for toasty warm towels.
Magnificent views from your terrace look across an ancient orchard and 15th Century farmhouse to the picturesque Coly valley from where you can walk along the river to nearby historic Saxon town of Colyton, set in east Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A little open-top electric tram takes you from the Colyton tram station along the river Axe through wetlands to the nearby World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Seaton.
Lyme Regis, with its iconic Cobb, is just 8 miles away with spectacular views of Golden Cap, the highest point along the south coast, and just maybe you will find a fossil to take home from Monmouth beach. All along the east Devon and Dorset coastline you are faced with an array of stunning cliffs, pebble beaches and fishing ports. Boat hire, kayaking, and Jurassic Coast trips are available during the summer months from the beach at Beer, along with an amazing fish stall selling the catch of the day, landed on the beach.
Sidmouth, an elegant regency town surrounded by striking red cliffs on this fabulous stretch of the Jurassic Coast, is well worth a visit, as is the ice cream stall on the sea front. Nearby Budleigh Salterton and the River Otter are delightful places to walk and enjoy a slower pace of life surrounded by wildlife. River Cottage is a very short drive away; you can book to attend a cookery course or have dinner there during your glamping holiday. Inland you will find rolling hills, miles of footpaths to roam and some excellent farm shops selling local produce, plenty of choice to take back and cook over the fire-pit in your tranquil orchard.
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Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner. One-ring induction hob, combination microwave oven and fridge (with freezer compartment). Double bed (5')
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Old Orchard Cabin is not suitable for children under 5, although babies up to six months old (non crawlers) at the time of the holiday are welcome. The track to the farm is unmade and not suitable for low suspension vehicles.
- Dogs welcome
- A cot is available upon request
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and charcoal barbecue
- Logs for the wood-burner
- Logs for the hot tub
Snuggled into the hillside this bespoke cabin is the perfect place for some time out.
The king-size bed and cosy wood-burner make this a perfect retreat in the winter too.
The large deck area has a fire pit and charcoal BBQ.
This bijou cabin has all that you need for a break away from it all.
Fabulous views across the picturesque Coly valley.
The little footpath leads up from the parking area, through the ancient orchard.
The bespoke kitchen has a fridge with freezer compartment, combination microwave oven and one ring induction hob.
Compact and perfect for creating a holiday treat.
The beautiful stained glass windows have been upcycled.
The en suite shower-room is at the back of the cabin.
The wood-burner heats the cabin almost instantly.
Delightful light cast thorugh the stained glass.
The en suite shower-room has a large shower cubicle, heated towel rail, wash-basin and WC.
The electric shower gives instant hot water.
Washing up with a view!
These upcycled windows bring a beautiful light into the cabin.
All that you need for your holiday.
Bijou, with all that you need.
The induction ring and combination microwave oven give you cooking options if you are feeling creative.
The wood-fired hot tub, glamping luxury after a hard day of relaxing.
The deck looks out over Heathayne Farm and to the Coly valley beyond.
The cabin is tucked away at the back of the orchard and feels very private. You will need to carry your bags up from the parking space.
An aerial view that shows the cabin at the top of the orchard.
This view shows the farm and parking-area at the bottom of the picture and Orchard Cabin to the right.
View to greet you looking back towards the farm.
This magnificent view is yours to enjoy all day long.
From the cabin, you can walk along the river to nearby Colyton from where you can take this gorgeous little tram to the Jurassic coast at Seaton.
Millers farm shop at Kilmington is a short drive and has lots of delicious local produce, BBQ supplies and holiday treats.
Nearby Lyme Regis has fossils, a sandy beach, summer water sports, fishing trips, great restaurants, cafes, pubs and ice cream.
The charming little village of Beer is a short drive, there is a wet fish shop on the beach selling the catch of the day, ideal for the BBQ.
Nearby Axmouth is very tranquil and has two pubs.