Crab Apple Cottage


7.2 miles NW of Honiton | Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £624

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Crab Apple Cottage is perfectly placed for the tranquility of the Blackdown Hills and the dramatic scenery and beaches of the east Devon Jurassic Coast. This newly renovated, detached barn conversion has been carefully designed to give guests privacy, with plenty of outside space and a peaceful outlook over a wildlife and hay meadow. The setting at the end of a private lane includes access to a wonderful two and a half acre arboretum, which contains more than 200 very special trees. The outlook from the fully enclosed cottage garden is lovely as it is but the extra space of the arboretum is a wonderful and unique bonus to explore, with paths cut through the grass, where you can sit and read or have a relaxing picnic on a lazy sunny afternoon.

This cottage has been designed to be as eco-friendly as possible with some forward thinking features built into the design. It has a gorgeous kitchen/dining-room with real farmhouse character alongside a stylish contemporary feel, with double doors to the patio. There is a large sitting-room with a wood-burner and this room also has access directly to the patio and private garden. Upstairs are the master bedroom with an en suite shower-room, a second bedroom with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and a bathroom with a fitted shower. An atrium on the landing between the bedrooms is a special feature that brings extra light into this very welcoming, dog-friendly property.

The cottage is the other side of the farmyard where the owners live so you will feel very independent and private but they are on hand should you need anything.

Crab Apple Cottage is easy to reach and great as a base for exploring, yet feels far from the madding crowd. If you want a day without the car you can stroll along a footpath from the entrance to the farmstead, through woodland, directly to Keeper's Cottage for a lovely pub lunch. Honiton is a famous market town with many antiques shops to rummage in, market stalls line the high street three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and there is a cheerful cafe culture too.

Beyond Honiton a beautiful route takes you up and over a ridge of hills above the Jurassic Coast, to the Regency town of Sidmouth and a chain of classic seaside villages such as Branscombe, Beer and Budleigh Salterton. Right on the east Devon and Dorset border is Lyme Regis with its famous harbour. The Blackdown Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and if you arm yourselves with an Ordnance Survey map you will be able to follow a wonderful choice of footpaths and bridleways.

Ground Floor

Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner

Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

There is a fabulous 43 inch Smart TV with all the usual terrestrial channels at the cottage. The internet-enabled function can vary according to local reception.

Please note, there are sloping ceilings in the bedrooms and en suite.


  • Dogs welcome (2 dogs over the age of 1 year only)
  • Cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .25 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • 8 electric thermostatic panel heaters
  • Electric vehicle charging point (pay as you charge via the app)