Birch House Studio is in a peaceful sheltered position with the beautiful Blackdown Hills on the doorstep.
There is a light filled open plan living/dining-area with French windows to the sunny patio.
There is plenty of space for your car at the side of the cottage, keeping the patio clear so that you can enjoy sitting there.
There is an exceptionally well-equipped kitchen off the living area, with everything you could  need for your stay here.
There is plenty of storage space. The door leads to the wet-room.
Setting the scene for a summer's day
Another view of the open plan living space - plenty of room, bright and contemporary with two comfortable reclining armchairs as well as a sofa.
The master bed room has double doors off the living area.
The wet-room style shower which also has a door to the single bedroom for convenience and flexibility - there is a separate cloakroom too.
The pretty single bedroom is at the back of the Studio with its own access as well through this door - leading to the cloakroom -  as well as to the wet-room.
Another view of the single bedroom, which also has plenty of storage space along one length of it.
The wide level outside-area for you to enjoy is very sheltered. There is a table with parasol as well.
This cottage is beautiful inside and out.
Should there be a wet day, you will find books and games to choose from to while away the time.
The coast is an easy drive - this is Sidmouth in east Devon.
The National Trust gardens and house at Killerton between Tiverton and Exeter.
Explore the Jurassic Coast a little further afield into Dorset - within easy reach of Birch House Studio.

Birch House Studio


4.4 miles S of Wellington / Sleeps 3 (no children under 16)

7 Nights from £312 - £678

Nearest pub

Half Moon Inn Clayhidon (¾ mile)

With stunning views over the Culm Valley, The Half Moon is certainly worth a visit for its traditional homemade food and Real Ales. In the cooler months there is a lovely log fire to welcome you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gottwald August 2014

Lovely country Pub with a breathtaking view

good selection of beers and ciders. food is scrumptious and the sunday roasts delicous. nice atmosphere with friendly chatty people

Nearest beach

Beer beach (17 miles)

A shingle beach surrounded by high chalk cliffs on the south Devon coast. It's nice and sheltered with a cafe and toilets and there's even long rubber mats provided to help walking on the pebbles. A section of the beach allows dogs all year round.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Embley July 2016

Great little beach

We really liked beer and the beach, although stony, was pleasant with plenty of deckchairs and little cafes to grab a drink and sandwich.

Nearest walk

Clayhidon and the Culm Valley Walk (1 ½ miles)

Start from the Half Moon Inn and take this five mile easy walk through the valleys of the Blackdown Hills. Make sure you have a map or good directions and you should end up back at the pub for a well deserved pint at the end.

Nearest town

Blackdown Hills (centre) (4 miles)

Radiating out for over 140 miles from where we've marked as a centrepoint, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty straddles the Devon and Somerset border. The Blackdown Hills paint a picture of the quintessential image of rural England. Rolling hills and deep valleys, sparsely populated except for the grazing cattle, it is the perfect destination for a classic countryside retreat. Criss-crossed with footpaths and country lanes linking the tiny hamlets and villages together, this is idyllic walking country.

Also nearby

The Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant (4 ¼ miles)

If you're an aviation fanatic, this modern coffee bar and restaurant suitated on the edge of Dunkeswell Airfield, will be right up your street! It's also popular with families as it offers a warm welcome and extensive menu with something to suit everyone. Check out their live music events and themed nights if you fancy something different.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hopkins April 2017

Very impressive

As my partner is a pilot it was inevitable we would need to visit the airfield.... usually these places are quite basic and food is obligatory greasy spoon type fare....but not here in Dunkeswell! Very impressed and very helpful staff. Food great and very reasonably priced too and dogs are welcome. The location of the outdoor seating also means you get an excellent view of aircraft both landing, taking off and parking up....

The Wellesley Cinema (4 miles)

A traditional old style cinema in Art Deco style with seating in the stalls and circle. A kiosk in the foyer offers a wide selection of confectionery, popcorn, ice cream and drinks with licenced bar service provided at most screenings. Take a look their Web site for film details.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Lovely old fashioned theatre/cinema. Great value for money compared to the modern Odeon in Taunton.

Knightshayes Court (13 miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012


One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

Churchstanton and Stapley Circular Walk (2 ¼ miles)

A circular walk of eight kilometres with some quite steep ascents and descents. This walk has some lovely views over the Black Down Hills and surrounding area.

Wellington Monument (2 ¼ miles)

This local landmark, built in honour of the Duke of Wellington, sits at the highest point of the Blackdown Hills. The views across Taunton Vale to the Bristol Channel are well worth seeing.

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