This friendly cottage has a really spacious open plan ground floor with the flexibility of a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor too.
It's not every cottage that comes with a fabulous hard surface tennis court for guests to use. Racquets and balls can be provided.
This is the spacious first floor sitting-room with a Juliette balcony overlooking the patio and towards the tennis court.
There is plenty of space at the dining-table for happy family holiday meals, although Whimple has two lovely pubs to choose from for eating out.
Higher Yellands Cottage is a barn conversion in a quiet setting, in beautiful east Devon.
The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a good sized en suite shower-room.
Back downstairs the kitchen is really well-equipped. It opens onto a very sheltered enclosed patio.
The beams are a reminder of the history of this barn conversion - take care where they are low, at the edges of the room.
This is a very peaceful place to stay.
The family bathroom is also on the ground floor.
This bedroom can be set up as a single or as a twin room - there is a truckle bed with a proper mattress tucked beneath the bed in the photo.
This is the single bedroom, with views across the open farmland.
Parents can watch their children play tennis from the cottage balcony.
East Devon and west Dorset have a stunning coastline - the heritage Jurassic Coast.
Another view of the coastline - a very easy drive from the cottage.

Higher Yellands Cottage

3997

2.8 miles NW of Ottery St Mary / 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 Jack in the Green (2 ¾ miles)

A warm welcome is offered to all, local beers and an extensive locally sourced menu are available. The restaurant is Michelin and Good Food Guide recommended and offers good value for money.

Nearest beach

Sidmouth Town Beach (7 ¾ miles)

This is a wide sandy and shingle beach with good access and parking nearby. Jacobs Ladder leads down to the beach from Connaught Gardens, a lovely place to take in the view. A great family beach, you'll find lots of facilities and cafes nearby. Dogs are allowed year round at the easterly end of the beach.

Nearest walk

Ashclyst Forest (3 ¾ miles)

Part of the impressive Killerton estate, you'll find miles of footpaths to choose from here. Look out for the wide variety of butterflies, bluebells and birds as you explore. Car parking is available for a £2 donation.

Nearest town

Ottery St Mary (2 ¾ miles)

One of the oldest towns in Devon, Ottery St Mary pre-dates the Domesday Book by some margin. Nestling in the Otter Valley, Devon’s rolling countryside spreads in every direction. Just a few miles to the south are the beaches of the south coast, perfect for days out. Ottery St Mary has a number of mystifying annual celebrations that are always great fun to witness: Tar Barrel Rolling in November (the barrels are on fire!), the spectacular carnival and Pixie Day, when local bellringers are taken captive by ‘pixies’, with a fete, live entertainment and a fireworks display.

Also nearby

Flaming Tar Barrels (2 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

Amazing!

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.

Killerton House and Gardens (5 ¼ miles)

A fine example of 18th Century architecture, Killerton House is home to a vast collection of period costumes - 9,000 items in all - spanning the fashions of the past 200 years. The gardens are the star of the show at Killerton. Beautiful all year round, they put on a wonderful display of rhododendrons and magnolias, set against the backdrop of Devon's rolling countryside. Open-air theatre is hosted here during the summer.

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

Anna H February 2014

Really great for out of season walks - acres of woodland on the hill behind the house - discover that the hill is actually an iron age fort ! make sure you wear wellies at this time of year !


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

wonderful gardens, beautifully maintained and worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of Devon's great estates, Killerton was given to the National Trust by Sir Richard Acland. The famous garden was created by John Veitch and is beautiful all year round.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

A National Trust property with beautiful gardens in rolling Devon countryside. Lovely for a walk in any season.
- J M Wynne

The Holt Bar and Restaurant (6 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

November 2020

Great food and atmosphere

Coping well with Covid restrictions, had great atmosphere .
A short menu, included the most delicious fish sharing platter to start, and amazing sea bream main course.
Hope they can open up again soon....


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Paul October 2019

Lovely pub

Although we didn't eat, the food looked excellent, the beer was good and the general ambience wonderful. Would highly recommend


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.

The Golden Lion Sidmouth (4 miles)

In the heart of the pretty village of Tipton St John, this pub offers a warm log fire in winter and plenty of outside seating in summer in the beer garden. The menu blends classic British with rustic French, courtesy of the French owners.

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

September 2019

Philip A. Wooster and Jean Wooster

We lunched at this pub. (We have eaten there previously).
Extensive menu to choose from. Food well prepared and presented.
Outside tables, some under cover. (Dogs allowed outside)

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

September 2020

Knightshayes

Interesting house surrounded by magnificent gardens.


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

Stunning

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.

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