This cottage is an absolute celebration of its setting at Backswood, a working farm where the Owners have a truly special conservation vision for this rural haven in mid-Devon's unspoilt countryside. From its hilltop position, the panoramic views from the deck and the balcony will take your breath away. This semi-detached cottage has a perfect balance of warmth, style and luxury. The sitting-room has deep comfortable sofas and a wood-burning stove (all the wood is provided) and the kitchen has a suitably characterful farmhouse dining-table. One of the two spacious bedrooms is on the ground floor, with a fabulous en suite and glass doors to the decking; the other bedroom, also with a gorgeous en suite, opens onto the balcony.
Quite apart from being a beautiful property, Backswood Cottage makes the most of the sweeping valley in front of it with the large ground floor deck and the stunning first floor balcony. Whatever the time of day or time of year, the views and the unique glimpses of wildlife from your own vantage point will delight you. The cottage is at the far end of the farmstead and so you will feel very private but of course you are invited to discover more about the farm and its conservation plans and to explore this amazing place. The River Exe winds along at the bottom of the valley, tracks will take you through untouched ancient woodland and the top fields will give you views for miles. The Owners are creating a unique resource here and plan to offer bespoke conservation courses and you too will have every opportunity to take on board all that this wonderful farm is about.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds, Smart TV and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5'), balcony and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please take care on the balcony. Other properties at this location: The Pottery (3791). *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio and balcony furniture
- Biomass heating
- Logs for wood-burner
Attention to detail in every respect will ensure that this is a memorable place to stay.
The cottage is in a fabulous position with vantage points from the ground floor deck and the first floor balcony.
Inside, the cottage is just as spectacular. With top notch quality throughout, exceptional comfort and attention paid to every detail.
This is the view from the ground floor decking. You can literally see for miles. The wildlife pond is halfway down the hill in front of the cottage.
You can even stroll a few steps away to this delightful Shepherd's Hut where you can sit on the deck with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine (shared with guests at The Pottery).
The modern kitchen/dining-room leads from the entrance hall.
Another view of the living room which is off the kitchen/dining-room, walk through to the ground floor bedroom which is down one step.
The kitchen is equipped as a true home-from-home would be.
Sit by the pond and take in the views and the wildlife.
This is the view from the deck of the Shepherd's Hut.
This super-king sized bed can also be made up as twins if you prefer. It opens onto the deck with fabulous valley views.
Beautiful details in this exceptional cottage.
The en suite shower-room has a super-size walk in shower.
This is the stunning view right in front of you at Backswood Cottage.
To the side of the kitchen/dining-room are the stairs to the first floor bedroom and its bathroom.
This is the first floor bedroom - with its fantastic private balcony and views for miles - quite literally.
Another angle of the first floor bedroom.
The en suite for the first floor bedroom has a walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head, as well as a bath.
This is a reallly good sized bathroom.
With a large deck on the ground floor and a glass fronted balcony on the first, you are spoilt for choice of vantage points from this hill top setting.
You can park directly outside the cottage.There is a full log store by the front door for you to use too.
In the spring, bluebell woods stretch throughout the unspoilt woodland - feel welcome to wander and explore.
This will be your first view of the cottage on arrival. Drive around the far end for your private parking and entrance.
The River Exe is at the foot of the valley. This is the historic bridge at Bickleigh.
In the other direction, towards Tiverton, you can walk for miles along the canal.