Appletree Cottage is a beautiful traditional cottage with all the character and charm you could want alongside a fully renovated interior.
The cottage has a huge enclosed garden that is not overlooked, with a pretty view down into the village.
The sitting-room has a wood-burning stove making this a great place to stay all year round.
There is a newly installed kitchen with a lovely farmhouse table.
This is definitely a place to stay if you want calm and tranquility without feeling at all isolated.
Another view of the sitting-room with its lovely window seat.
The perfect place to return to after a day exploring  east Devon's Jurassic Coast and the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This photograph gives you an idea of the size of the sitting-room.( There is an extra armchair not shown in the photo.)
The kitchen has a window seat too!
The cottage is really well-equipped if you want to cook and eat at home.
You can visit the local farmer's markets for fresh produce. There is an excellent village shop too, just a short stroll down the road.
Pretty cottage windows make the most of this peaceful setting.
This is the entrance hall with the stairs leading up to the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor.
The master bedroom has a comfy bed and views towards the village
All the bedrooms have lovely views.
The cottage has been painted in gentle colours to suit its period style.
This is the single bedroom, the first room you reach at the top of the stairs.
Another view of the single bedroom. It has plenty of space and looks out to the front of the cottage.
You will feel very much at home here in this friendly cottage and very friendly village.
The third bedroom has 3ft bunk-beds. The top bunk is suitable for children only.
Books and games for children to keep them occupied if you should have any rainy days but hopefully they will spend their time in the lovely garden.
This is the bathroom with fitted shower over the bath. There is a separate WC downstairs too.
Sitting outside the front of the cottage - the gardens are to the left - is a sunspot where you can take in the setting.
Another view of the cottage - its garden is to the left-hand side.
The village shop has a little cafe too where you can sit with a coffee in the morning to take in village life.
The Drewe Arms is a pub that people travel far and wide to come to! It is a few moment's stroll from the cottage.
Broadhembury is a really beautiful and totally unspoilt village. There is such a friendly feel here and visitors are welcomed warmly.
The cottage has its own drive entrance and this large level parking-area right next to the garden. You can see the little garden gate and the cottage beyond.
This is the back of the cottage so you can see that the garden is not overlooked at all. There is a small drop from this part of the garden to the garden path at the back of the cottage so do take car

Appletree Cottage


4.6 miles NW of Honiton / Sleeps 5 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Drewe Arms (200 yards)

Welcome to a traditional pub with thatched roof and warm welcome. The building itself is dates back to medieval times and inside it gives a nod to history with sisal flooring and ancient beamed ceilings. There's a good selection of real ales plus cidr and lagers. You can dine inside or out depending on the weather and food is served everyday apart from Mondays.

Nearest beach

Branscombe Beach (13 miles)

A long shingle mile long beach stretching from Branscombe to Beer Head. You can walk there along the coastal path or park in the nearby car park (charges apply). There are facilities nearby and a dog exercise area.

Nearest walk

Blackborough Wood (2 ¾ miles)

A privately owned (but open to the public) woodland with lots of footpaths to explore. Let us know if you find the ruined tower!

Nearest town

Honiton (4 ½ miles)

Once famous for lace-making, now renowned for its busy antiques trade. Georgian houses line the streets and give Honiton the perfect atmosphere for a spot of antique shopping.

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

Mrs Webb November 2017

Lots of character

Lots of small local shops to enjoy in this small town

Also nearby

The Keepers Cottage Inn (2 ¾ miles)

A family run pub and restaurant which offers local ales and ciders to compliment the locally sourced menu.

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

Mr Goodall July 2013

Keepers Cottage

Excellent food and service

The Wyndham Arms (3 miles)

A refurbished Grade II Listed historic coaching inn where families and dogs are welcome and free internet access is available.

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

Mrs Shipway July 2018

Great Food - reasonably priced

We visited this pub twice during our stay at Snaffles Lodge. Both times we ate from the new summer menu. All the food was very good and well presented. We had for starters the scallops, the octopus and the duck - all yummy. And mains we went for the steak, the veggie noodles, the chicken Caesar salad , the Parmesan chicken and not forgetting the fish and chips. All were just perfect, if this is a temporary menu whist they attract new owners, then I can’t wait to go back and try the full one later. Highly recommended

The Holt Bar and Restaurant (4 ½ miles)

You will find a lovely relaxed area downstairs with comfy sofas and upstairs a light and airy dining area. Food is prepared in an open kitchen which adds to the vibrant and lively atmosphere!

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

Mrs Webb November 2017

Birthday celebration!

Ten of us enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal (the smoked chicken starter was particularly good) with fantastic wines at The Holt. There were plenty of waiting staff who made us feel very welcome.

Knightshayes Court (11 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.

Flaming Tar Barrels (5 ¾ miles)

17 wooden barrels are coated in tar, set alight and carted shoulder-high through the streets of the town. Yes, on fire. It’s been a tradition since 1605-ish and probably started to brace the town for the imminent invasion of the Spanish Armada.

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

January 2011


This really is a spectacular event. The atmosphere is electric as locals hurtle through the streets with the flaming barrels hoisted onto their backs. Thousands of people come to witness the tradition each year - if you don't like crowds, then this is probably not the event for you, but you can take refuge by the huge bonfire, which has to be one of the largest and most impressive in the South West, if not the country.

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