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Peaceful Cottage in Wildlife Garden

SuperhostColyton, Devon, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Kairen
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms

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Character cottage in stunning location. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). All rooms face south with views over the pond. Three acres of water and wildlife gardens. Ideal for walkers, bird watchers and all those with an interest in wildlife.

Please note that it is essential to have a car here, and for safety reasons, please check with us first, if you wish to bring children under the age of 12, or anyone with a mobility issue. Many thanks.

The space
This light and spacious cottage sleeps 4, in one double and one twin room. We provide comfortable beds, crisp cotton sheets and feather duvets (non-feather available on request). There is a bath/shower room upstairs and a second bathroom downstairs, plus a boot room with clothes drying space. The sitting room has French windows onto the garden, and an inglenook fireplace. We supply logs for the fire in winter, but for safety reasons you may not use the fire in summer. (There is full central heating). There is also a dining room with a window seat, and a large kitchen with a table in the bay window - both ideal sites for bird watching. All rooms overlook the ponds.

Outside, the lawn and flowerbeds near the house give way to a wildlife garden. Follow the paths around the two ponds, or meander down the ancient orchard. Bring your wellies to paddle in the stream, or relax on a lounger... with the ducks settled nearby. Come and find a peace and tranquility that you thought no longer existed.

Guest access
The owner retains two rooms in the house for storage, but does not need access during your stay. The gardeners come in two mornings per week (it varies, so please ask if you need to know which days, for your particular booking) otherwise the cottage and grounds are all yours. There is parking for two cars. The garage is available to store bicycles (but not cars).

The property is not suitable for wheelchair access, and we recommend that anyone with mobility problems of any kind, checks with us prior to booking.

Other things to note
There is Wi-fi at the cottage, but the mobile phone signal is very poor. If you would like a technology free holiday, we are very happy to turn off the Wi-fi. There is a land line for emergencies and standard UK calls only.
Please note that during the growing season, the water weed on the pond increases considerably and provides valuable cover for the wildlife (see our "Pond in August" photo). If clear water matters to you, please ask us about it, at the time of booking.
Character cottage in stunning location. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). All rooms face south with views over the pond. Three acres of water and wildlife gardens. Ideal for walkers, bird watchers and all those with an interest in wildlife.

Please note that it is essential to have a car here, and for safety reasons, please check with us first, if you wish to bring children under the age of 12, or anyone with a…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
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Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Heating
Iron

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Location

Colyton, Devon, United Kingdom

The Farway Valley is in a designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Step out of the garden gate directly onto the East Devon Way (a 40 mile trail for walkers) or head across the fields to Devenish Pitt Riding Stables - a few minutes walk away.

Honiton Golf Course is just 3 miles, as is The Hare and Hounds pub, with good, reasonably priced food.

The Jurassic Coast and nearest beach is just 7 miles away at the delightful village of Branscombe, where you can pick up the South West Coast Path. Walk to the next fishing village of Beer, and here, you will find art galleries and Beer Quarry caves.

We also recommend a visit to Seaton Tramway and the pretty, little town of Colyton; the Regency, seaside town of Sidmouth with it's Donkey Sanctuary and the Norman Lockyer Observatory; and Lyme Regis with the famous Cobb (seen in the film "The French Lieutenant's Woman").
The Farway Valley is in a designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Step out of the garden gate directly onto the East Devon Way (a 40 mile trail for walkers) or head across the fields to Devenish Pitt R…

Hosted by Kairen

Joined in December 2014
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I love to be at the cottage and by the ponds. I very much hope that our guests will find the same peace and tranquillity here, that I find. I enjoy gardening, and we are working hard to restore the grounds, repair the ponds and reclaim flowerbeds from the jungle. Much has already been achieved, but still plenty to do! The ducks are wonderful gardening companions, and often come and join me wherever I'm working. I always make sure to stop for coffee in the morning, or tea in the afternoon, and just enjoy the place. My favourite spot is on the bench-seat beside the kitchen window, where it is warm and sunny. After a few minutes stillness, the wildlife forgets I am here, and the sightings have been wonderful: from herons and kingfishers, to fox cubs and deer... and even a rare otter. It is my dream that our guests will find a unique and happy holiday here, that is both relaxing and inspiring.
I love to be at the cottage and by the ponds. I very much hope that our guests will find the same peace and tranquillity here, that I find. I enjoy gardening, and we are working ha…
During your stay
We meet guests on arrival, and come in two mornings per week to maintain the extensive garden. We are always happy to provide local information, and answer any queries. We are available by phone and live nearby, should you need us on site.
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    Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
    Check out: 10:00
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
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