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 runs 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 double bed (4'6") 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 opens out onto a huge and beautifully cared for garden, complete with a summer house just for you.
The summer-house 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.
The sitting-room has a cosy open fire and French doors that lead out onto the beautiful garden.
The open plan kitchen/dining-room is very spacious and sociable.
Gorgeous Lyme Regis is a really easy drive from Stable Cottage. The lovely soft sandy beach and shallow water make it great for a family day out.
The south-facing patio is reached through the French doors from the sitting-room, perfect for al fresco dining.
The garden is idyllic with lots of visiting wild birds. There are two seating-areas and the summer-house to choose from.
Stable Cottage has French windows onto a wonderful and really large lawned garden. The feature pond attracts some amazing birds - do take care with small children though.
The summer-house faces south and looks over the garden - a real sun trap and perfect spot for a barbecue.
The summer-house is a great place to read if you need a little shade or a little siesta.
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.
The owners keep chickens beyond the cottage garden, you may be able to have fresh eggs when you arrive.
The driveway up to Ford Farm often has grazing sheep either side of the little lane.
This is such a spacious and airy cottage.
The kitchen/dining-room looks out over the garden in one direction and the courtyard in the other.
The sitting-room has real charm and character.
Bedroom 1 has views over the beautiful garden.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed and en suite bathroom.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 1 with a heated towel rail for toasty warm towels.
Bedroom 2, the twin room has an en suite shower-room.
The large walk-in shower in the en suite for bedroom 2.
Four steep steps lead down to bedroom 2, the utility-room is to the right of the photograph.
The utility-room has lots of storage space, and a cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.
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.
Millers farm Shop in nearby Kilmington has a mouth-watering array of local produce and holiday treats.
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.
On the edge of the Blackdown Hills, there are so many beautiful walks in the surrounding hills.
The Sea Shanty Beach Cafe at Branscombe beach serves great seafood.
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.