Crab Apple Cottage at Daisyland Farm - with a large enclosed garden and open views over the field to the woodland beyond.
The sitting-room has a wood-burning stove and deep comfy sofas to curl up on.
Two sets of doors open onto this wide paved terrace and the fully enclosed garden. The post and rail fencing also has rabbit proof wire and so is as secure as is reasonably possible.
The kitchen/dining-room is really spacious, with the front door opening to the farmstead.
The two and a half acre arboretum is the most beautiful and peaceful place to explore, sit with a book or have a picnic lunch.
Stairs lead from the sitting-room to the first floor of the cottage. There is also a door directly out onto the patio.
The kitchen is a delightful sociable space to cook in, with the farmhouse table in the other half of the room.
The sparkling worktop will inspire you to cook, but there is also a footpath through woodland directly to the friendly local pub.
Another view of the sitting-room. This is a sunny dual-aspect room but so cosy for a restful stay at any time of the year.
The gorgeous cottage in a fabulous setting.
The main bedroom has a king-size bed and its own en suite shower-room. High ceilings and a large window make this room lovely and light and airy.
You can sit in bed with your morning cup of tea and look out over the meadow. You are quite likely to see deer grazing in the evening or early in the morning.
The two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the corridor.
This is the en suite shower-room for the master bedroom. The wonderful shower has a rainfall shower head as well as a conventional one.
The second bedroom has views out over the 2.5 acre arboretum which is filled with unique tree species.
The bathroom next to the twin bedroom has a bath as well as a fitted shower.
The second bedroom set up as a super-king bed.
What a fabulous countryside setting these friendly neighbours have to roam and enjoy.
The garden is fenced to reassure parents with young children and guests who wish to being their dog with them.
A perfect place to enjoy the sunshine, and get immersed in your favourite book.
The outside space is perfect for all the family.
Newly installed EV charger for extra convenience.
Home produced eggs from the special breed chickens are available for guests to buy.
Guests can treat themselves to a lovely selection of home produce from the smallholding.
The very lovely Beer beach.
Lyme Regis beach is a great place for a day out.
Pay a visit to the peaceful Otter Estuary Nature Reserve.
Killerton House and Gardens are well worth a visit.

Crab Apple Cottage

4163

7.2 miles NW of Honiton / Sleeps 4 + cot

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

Nearest pub

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2024

Les Berry

Very nice local pub to where we were staying. Excellent food and very pleasant staff
Information to Phone ahead and book which we did was a busy night as it’s very popular, but the service was quite slow. That was the only downside. Good quality food, just slow service.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great dog-friendly pub

A lovely pub, with friendly staff and excellent food. Generous portions. Very dog friendly. Lots of outside seating, in the warmer months. Might be best to pre-book, as can get busy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Lovely food

Glad we pre booked as the pub was full. Great service, lovely food, and we could take the dog inside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2013

Keepers Cottage

Excellent food and service

Nearest beach

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

A walk around the Cullompton area of over five and a half miles using tracks, paths and lanes. Most areas will be dry but watch out for Goblin Lane which may be muddy after wet weather. You will need GPS to follow the directions on the Web site.

Nearest town

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

April 2022

Excellent food. Super friendly staff

Very impressed with the food the service and the staff. We used their takeaway service and the food was of excellent quality and piping hot. We will definitely use again 😁


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

A traditional pub centrally located in the village. Both locals and visitors alike can enjoy activities including skittles, pool, darts and boules or for a more relaxed visit, sit by the fire. The menu offers lunch and dinner created from local produce (not open Monday's). Children and well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2023

The best home-made food!

We had a really lovely evening here when we rented a property nearby. The family team runs a tight ship with each of them playing their roles: pies made by him, puds made by her, and the bar and service by son, daughter and mum. We couldn't believe how good it was. Definitely a lovely cosy place to visit if you are in the area looking for very decent home-cooked food. We were very nearly persuaded to go back the following night for live music, but wanted to make the most of our rental cottage too! Thank you to everyone for making us feel very welcome (and our dog got a sausage. Always a bonus!).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

September 2020

Knightshayes

Interesting house surrounded by magnificent gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

July 2008

Good National Trust property

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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