This gorgeous thatched cottage is in the beautiful Devon village of Broadhembury, a short drive from the east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast with its chain of traditional coastal towns and villages. Appletree Cottage is in a great position with a huge enclosed garden and views down into the heart of the village with its historic church, excellent pub – the Drewe Arms, village shop, play-area and even a little ford to paddle in – all just a stroll away. Visitors are warmly welcomed by all here and the village thrives on a friendly atmosphere that you will notice straight away. Very recently renovated, Appletree Cottage is just as tranquil as the village, with a sitting-room, wood-burner, lovely kitchen/dining-room, downstairs cloakroom, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are circular walks around Broadhembury and activites nearby for children such as Wildwood at Escot and forest trails at the National Trust’s Killerton House. Exmouth is great for its long sandy beach and there are beautiful pebbled beaches at Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth and Branscombe, all the way to Lyme Regis.
It is a rare thing nowadays to find such an unspoilt and traditional village and Broadhembury, with late medieval origins, is just that. Appletree Cottage could not have a prettier outlook over the village with all its historic cottages, period houses and pretty gardens. The village shop also has a little cafe so you can sit out with a coffee to take it all in. The Drewe Arms has always been a happy meeting place for local people and visitors alike, and serves delicious food if you feel like a treat before wandering back to the cottage past the church. The nearest town is Honiton, famous for all its antiques shops, and a 30 minute drive beyond it will take you to the stunning stretch of coastline at Sidmouth and in either direction. Broadhembury is on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty filled with excellent walks and trails that are off the beaten track. Two lovely places to visit, facing each other across the Exe Estuary are Topsham and Powderham – where even your four-legged friend is allowed on a castle tour! Back to the cottage itself, there is an entrance hall leading to the sitting-room and beyond that the kitchen/dining-room and then a further useful boot and dog basket area by the back door. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a bunk bedroom with sturdy three foot bunks along with the family bathroom. Outside is an excellent sized enclosed garden where you can eat al fresco, and a really spacious car parking-area.
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Store-room with washing machine
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with single bed
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (top bunk not suitable for adults)
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please do not let children climb on the garden wall in front of the cottage as there is a drop to the neighbour’s garden.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Garden furniture
- 5 oil-filled radiators
Appletree Cottage is a beautiful traditional cottage with all the character and charm you could want alongside a fully renovated interior.
The cottage has a huge enclosed garden that is not overlooked, with a pretty view down into the village.
The sitting-room has a wood-burning stove making this a great place to stay all year round.
There is a newly installed kitchen with a lovely farmhouse table.
This is definitely a place to stay if you want calm and tranquility without feeling at all isolated.
Another view of the sitting-room with its lovely window seat.
The perfect place to return to after a day exploring east Devon's Jurassic Coast and the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This photograph gives you an idea of the size of the sitting-room.( There is an extra armchair not shown in the photo.)
The kitchen has a window seat too!
The cottage is really well-equipped if you want to cook and eat at home.
You can visit the local farmer's markets for fresh produce. There is an excellent village shop too, just a short stroll down the road.
Pretty cottage windows make the most of this peaceful setting.
This is the entrance hall with the stairs leading up to the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor.
The master bedroom has a double bed and views towards the village
All the bedrooms have lovely views.
The cottage has been painted in gentle colours to suit its period style.
This is the single bedroom, the first room you reach at the top of the stairs.
Another view of the single bedroom. It has plenty of space and looks out to the front of the cottage.
You will feel very much at home here in this friendly cottage and very friendly village.
The third bedroom has 3ft bunk-beds. The top bunk is suitable for children only.
Books and games for children to keep them occupied if you should have any rainy days but hopefully they will spend their time in the lovely garden.
This is the bathroom with fitted shower over the bath. There is a separate WC downstairs too.
Sitting outside the front of the cottage - the gardens are to the left - is a sunspot where you can take in the setting.
Another view of the cottage - its garden is to the left-hand side.
The village shop has a little cafe too where you can sit with a coffee in the morning to take in village life.
The Drewe Arms is a pub that people travel far and wide to come to! It is a few moment's stroll from the cottage.
Broadhembury is a really beautiful and totally unspoilt village. There is such a friendly feel here and visitors are welcomed warmly.
The cottage has its own drive entrance and this large level parking-area right next to the garden. You can see the little garden gate and the cottage beyond.
This is the back of the cottage so you can see that the garden is not overlooked at all. There is a small drop from this part of the garden to the garden path at the back of the cottage so do take car