The Old Stables is such a pretty building.
Stunning bedroom with en suite.
Beautiful and spacious sitting-room.
Large and well-equipped kitchen.
The patio area is a lovely sun-trap.
Fling the patio doors open and step out onto your patio-area with barbecue.
A glorious spot to enjoy a touch of dining al fresco.
The kitchen has lovely views out over the countryside.
Lovely little spot to enjoy any meal.
A great night's sleep awaits.
The bedroom is super spacious, light and airy.
What a fabulous en suite.
Beautiful touches throughout.
What charming little chaps.
Stylish touches throughout.
Such a cute and cosy corner of the property.
The entrance to Farranthayes.
Welcome!
Killerton House is a fabulous day out. Walking around these stunning gardens, followed by a cream tea in the cafe - perfect!
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts in east Devon - this is the beach at the western end of Sidmouth sand at low tide.
The gorgeous sandy Exmouth beach looking towards Dawlish.
Jacobs Ladder at Sidmouth, what a spot.
The beautiful beach at Lyme Regis.
The popular pebble beach at Budleigh Salterton.

The Old Stables

4624

2.8 miles NW of Ottery St Mary / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

The Five Bells Inn (1 ½ miles)

This is a beautiful thatched pub, with many traditional features including beamed ceilings and slate floors. There is an elevated outdoor dining area set amongst the stunning cottage garden, which is fantastic in the warmer months. If you are staying locally you'll need to travel by car as the local roads are narrow and not ideal to walk along.

Nearest beach

Sidmouth Town Beach (9 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 ¼ 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 (4 ½ 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

Killerton House and Gardens (4 ½ 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

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

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.

The Keepers Cottage Inn (3 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 Wale 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

Mr Goodall July 2013

Keepers Cottage

Excellent food and service

The Holt Bar and Restaurant (6 ¾ 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.

Flaming Tar Barrels (4 ½ 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.

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