Nestled in a tranquil valley, Cider Barn has beautiful views across the hamlet of Harpford. This is a haven for walkers with footpaths to the River Otter and access to the East Devon Way, all within east Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with a stretch of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. All on one level this brand new barn design, next door to the owners' home, is ideal for two couples or a small family.
This compact bolthole has cosy under-floor heating throughout and an open plan kitchen, dining and living area that looks out over the valley. Two bedrooms each have an en suite shower-room and super-comfy six foot beds, which can also be made up as two three-foot twin beds. Surrounded by decking at the front and facing south, you can watch the sun rise through French doors in the master bedroom, then venture out with a morning cuppa. The enclosed garden is ideal for children or for your dog and there is secure storage for bicycles or golf clubs.
If you fancy a break from the car, there are wonderful walks from your doorstep, the paper shop and general store in nearby Newton Poppleford is a ten minute walk through footpaths and over the River Otter. If you are feeling energetic you can follow the river south to the charming mill village of Otterton and then beyond to the coast at Budleigh Salterton. There are also two good pubs each a mile in opposite directions, both a very pleasant walk.
You are surrounded by rolling green farmland bordered by the stunning Jurassic Coast; nearby Regency Sidmouth has magnificent red cliffs, an array of tea shops, restaurants, pubs and independent shops. Nearby the River Exe has a bicycle trail all around the estuary, you can even stop off for a boat trip along the way. If you love golf, there are three great courses nearby.
The ancient city of Exeter is a short drive, dating back to Roman times; with its Gothic Cathedral, underground passages, gardens and good shopping, it has something for everyone. The coastal villages of Branscombe and Beer are delightful and you can pick up the catch of the day at the fish shop on Beer's beach. Just over the border into Dorset, Lyme Regis is well worth a visit, you can visit the dinosaur museum, hunt for fossils on Monmouth beach, or simply relax and watch the world go by. At the end of the day your peaceful hamlet welcomes you home.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
There are often sheep in the field adjacent to Cider Barn, please ensure that your dog is kept under control and on a lead if within proximity of the sheep.
Please note that we had been advertising the property as having a DVD player however unfortunately this is incorrect. There is no DVD player at the cottage; we apologise for any inconvenience.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog over 1 year only)
- Travel cot and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture
- Full under-floor heating
Cider Barn has a lovely view across the valley, the enclosed garden has a stock fence to keep little ones and dog safe.
Cider Barn has a beautiful open plan space and well-equipped kitchen for you to enjoy.
Bedroom 1 has a six foot, super-king size 'zip and link' bed that can be split into two, three-foot beds if you prefer.
Grazing sheep are sometimes in the field beside Cider Barn, please ensure that your dog is on a lead when in proximity to the sheep.
Cider Barn nestles into the hillside, the owner's home is to the left of the barn. Landscaping will include fencing to keep little ones and dogs safe.
The patio doors open onto decking with beautiful views over the valley. Under-floor heating keeps you warm and snug.
The seafront at Regency Sidmouth, a great place to take in the sea air.
Jacob's Ladder in nearby Sidmouth, there is a lovely cafe/restaurant at the top serving delicious meals and great cakes.
The open plan living/dining/kitchen creates a very sociable space.
These delightful woods are a short walk from Cider Barn, adjacent to the East Devon Way.
Bedroom 1 has lovely views across the valley and patio doors that open out onto the deck.
The en suite for bedroom 1 with under-floor heating and a large shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 also has a six foot super-king size 'zip and link' bed that can be split into two, three-foot beds.
The en suite for bedroom 2, with cosy under-floor heating.
The sitting room window looks out over the valley, the enclosed garden is ideal for dogs.
Cider Barn is light and bright.
Your view onto rolling green fields in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
These curious sheep are often your neighbours.
The Bowd Inn is a one mile walk from Cider Barn along the East Devon Way.
The River Otter runs through Harpford to the Jurassic Coast at Budleigh Salterton, a delightful walk at any time of year.
The Golden Lion at Tipton St John is a one mile walk from Cider Barn beside the River Otter.
Lyme Regis is just over the border into Dorset, a great place to visit for the day, with its iconic Cobb, fossil museum and some great cafes, restaurants, pubs and independent shops.
The impressive Jurassic coast at nearby Salcombe Regis.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a short drive from Cider Barn, with free entry you can meet over 100 rescued Donkeys and Mules.
The sandy beach at nearby Exmouth.
The delightful beach at nearby Beer, where fish are brought onto the beach, you can buy the catch of the day in the wet fish shop there.
River Cottage HQ is not far from Cider Barn, ideal for a good meal or cookery classes are available to book.
The Seaton Tram runs from the Jurassic Coast at Seaton, inland to historic Colyton, taking you beside the River Axe, through two nature reserves.
Seaton Jurassic is well worth a visit for adults and children.
Nearby Axmouth and Seaton beach are a great place to stroll.