This exceptionally spacious cottage is perfectly placed for a holiday exploring east Devon and the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast - south Somerset and Dorset. All are within such easy reach of the cottage which is just nine miles from Lyme Regis.
The original farmstead setting offers tranquil surroundings and a huge south-facing garden complete with your very own summer-house and rural views. Once one of the traditional farm buildings, Stable Cottage has high beamed ceilings, a large sociable open plan kitchen/dining-room, a lovely comfortable sitting-room with an open fire for cosy evenings in, and two well sized bedrooms which are both en suite - one with a bath and fitted shower and the other a shower-room. With a separate utility-room and plenty of storage space, this cottage is a real home-from-home.
The cobbled courtyard is a glimpse of times past and provides plenty of parking and turning space right next to the cottage's front door. The farmhouse where the owners live is next door, but you will enjoy a great degree of privacy with French doors opening onto the private patio and gardens which are not overlooked at all.
Stable Cottage is an ideal base, offering flexible accommodation for a family of four, for two couples, or for just two guests who would like a bedroom each. The garden is lovely for children as it is fully enclosed, level and has a lawn for playing on. The little feature pond is fun for spotting tadpoles and dragonflies, or bats dipping down at dusk for a drink, but please do watch over very young children.
This area is packed with things to do for all ages and at all times of year. The Jurassic Coast offers some dramatic walks along the South West Coast Path, and delightful seaside towns and fishing villages for strolling and browsing.
There are sandy beaches, pebbled beaches and beaches for fossil hunting. Favourites nearby are Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe and Beer. Just on the border with Dorset is of course Lyme Regis, but just beyond is Charmouth, where the best fossils are to be found.
The Cathedral City of Exeter is a short drive, or train trip from Honiton. Cathedral Green is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, and the quay down on the River Exe has lots of quirky independent shops, as well as bike and canoe hire, and boat trips along the canal that run all the way to the estuary. The Victoria and Albert Museum has had a fabulous upgrade and you can learn all about the city's Roman past. Honiton itself is a wonderful market town that is renowned for its antiques shops and weekly markets.
Away from the seaside there is much to do for the younger generation. Bicton Park has beautiful gardens and a woodland railway. The Escot Estate offers the Wildwood Escot experience - home to many wonderful animals, a fabulous maze and of course play-areas and restaurant. Crealy Theme Park and Resort - an adventure park with indoor and outdoor play-areas, and the Pecorama Steam Railway at Beer, to name but a few.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, electric Aga, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV/DVD player and open fire
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with freezer, washing machine, WC and wash-basin
4 steep steps to Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
The Aga is available upon request. There is a large pond in the garden, please supervise children at all times. *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
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Stable Cottage has French doors that lead out onto a wonderful and really large, lawned garden. The feature pond attracts some amazing birds - do take care with small children though.
The sitting-room has a cosy open fire and French doors that lead out onto the beautiful garden.
The garden is idyllic with lots of visiting wild birds. There are two seating-areas and the summer-house to choose from.
A beautiful sleigh bed adds a touch of luxury. The en suite bathroom is through the door to the right of this photo.
This friendly cottage has a really spacious kitchen/dining-room that looks out over the large level gardens.
A large beamed sitting-room has French doors out onto the patio, and the garden beyond.
The south-facing patio is reached through the French doors from the sitting-room, perfect for al fresco dining.
The master bedroom is another wonderfully sized room. It looks out over your garden.
There is plenty of storage space for guests.
This is the en suite bathroom for the master bedroom.
This is the twin bedroom with its lovely sleigh beds and en suite shower-room.
This is the en suite shower-room to the twin bedroom.
Another view of the garden face of Stable Cottage.
The summer-house faces south and looks over the garden - a real sun trap and perfect spot for a barbecue.
The east Devon Jurassic coast and gorgeous Lyme Regis is a really easy drive from Stable Cottage. There are many beaches for great family days out.
There is a large separate utility-room with a further cloakroom.
The kitchen/dining-room is an excellent size for a cottage that accommodates four guests.
Guests have sole use of the summer-house. It faces south to make the most of the sunshine and views across the fabulous garden and the little pond; please take care if you have small children with you.
There is an Aga for you to enjoy too!
The sitting-room has plenty of space and some lovely pieces of furniture to add character to this welcoming barn conversion.
The kitchen overlooks your garden at the back of the cottage.
Looking into the sitting-room from the French doors. Your parking is right outside the front of the cottage. The owner's farmhouse is seen to the left.
Another view of the twin bedroom. This room looks out into the original cobbled farmyard - the cottage makes up two sides of the courtyard and the farmhouse makes up another.
Four steep steps lead down to Bedroom 2, the utility-room is to the right of the photograph.
Stable Cottage faces onto the farm courtyard on this side, and the garden on the other. Parking is in front of the cottage and the owner's house to the right.
Children will love to see the chickens - you might even be treated to some fresh eggs!
The driveway up to Ford Farm often has grazing sheep either side of the little lane.
There are many lovely fishing villages and seaside towns along the east Devon Jurassic Coast. So much to explore and fabulous coastal path walks.
Walking along the east Devon Jurassic Coast offers one stunning view after another.
The Regency town of Sidmouth is well worth a visit. There is a wonderful long promenade, and the cliff top cafe and gardens in the picture are a treat at the end of your stroll.
This is a view of the Jurassic Coast from the coastal path above the fishing village of Beer, with Seaton in the distance.
Budleigh Salterton is a truly unspoilt little seaside town. This boat says it all.
The little tram which runs from Seaton on the coast up to Colyton, beside the River Axe and past the nature reserve which is home to many wild birds.
This spectacular part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth.
Treat yourself to an indulgent meal or even a cookery class at River Cottage HQ, right on the Devon border with Dorset.
Fishing boats at nearby Lyme Regis, with Golden Cap in the background.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis, just over the border into Dorset.
The ammonite pavement from Monmouth beach, which becomes more exposed at low tide.