This is an exceptional bolthole in a farmstead setting, shared with the friendly Owners, high up above the River Exe as it winds through the beautiful hills and woodland between Tiverton and Exeter in unspoilt rural Devon. The Pottery is one special part of a wonderful wider vision that the Owners of Backswood Farm have been working towards, making this a unique place to stay. This semi-detached cottage has an open plan ground floor which has been lovingly designed and furnished as a place to truly relax. There is a wood-burning stove (all the wood is provided for you), a deep sofa and comfortable armchair. Upstairs a truly luxurious bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed and a superb shower-room, and outside a garden bench provides the ideal place from which to take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
There is an incredible vision at Backswood Farm where the Owners manage several hundred acres with a great commitment to promoting land and wildlife conservation alongside best practice in farming. From this secluded hilltop setting you are invited to explore the land that spreads out before you. There are large untouched areas of ancient woodland, riverside meadows and footpaths with panoramic views. There is even a dedicated field sown with meadow flowers to complement the work that is planned for the little education centre that the Owners have created. Whatever you wish to do during your holiday, you have a gorgeous cottage to return to after a day out exploring – it is a stylish but very welcoming base where every attention to detail has been considered.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5'), TV, DVD player and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Other properties at this location: Backswood Cottage (3790). *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Biomass heating
- Logs for wood-burner
This delightful New England style romantic getaway is very cosy and stylish.
The spacious open plan living-room has kitchen and dining areas and beyond a really comfortable living area with wood burning stove.
Put your feet up by the wood burning stove - all your wood is provided and you have a little wood store close to the front door.
This stunning setting includes a wildlife lake, a shepherd's Hut with deck for guests to sit on/in to celebrate the views and acres of ancient woodland leading down to the River Exe to explore.
This is the view from the Shepherd's Hut. Take your breakfast or evening glass of wine there and watch the daily comings and goings of the wildlife.
Soak up the sun on your doorstep with a morning coffee.
Or have breakfast toasting your toes by the wood burning stove.
The well-equipped kitchen has an induction hob and electric oven.
Stairs lead up to the luxurious bedroom and en-suite on the first floor
The super-comfy king sized bed bed has lovely linens for that touch of luxury
This wonderful bedroom feels so tranquil - the whole point of finding that perfect bolt-hole.
The very modern en suite shower-room, with large heated towel rail for toasty snug towels.
You will sleep soundly here.
What a gorgeous cottage for a special romantic holiday.
The farmstead is surrounded by its own land, including tracks into 200 acres of unspoilt woodland leading down to the River Exe - you are invited to explore and enjoy.
Backswood Cottage (3790) is next door but faces away from The Pottery and has a separate parking area. You could book both for a lovely family stay.
Have a wonderful holiday here.