Within just minutes of leaving one of the main routes into the South West, you swap the pressures of everyday life for a gentler more relaxed pace found in the little known beautiful Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty located in East Devon - a place where tranquil countryside, superb walking and locally produced foods are plentiful.
From here it is easy to discover the many attractions on offer in Devon, nearby Dorset and also Somerset which include beachcombe at Sidmouth, fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast at Lyme Regis, many National Trust properties and beautiful gardens in the area, and the historic cathedral city of Exeter to name just a few. For those who enjoy walking the area offers plenty of choices from gentle strolls directly from the front door to more challenging all day hikes - why not explore the South Coastal Path, Dartmoor or Exmoor - all within easy reach by car.
Twistgates Farm offers three pretty beamed self-catering cottages each with a wood burner for extra cosiness all year round, and Apple Loft (featured in this advert) which is a one bed stylish apartment just for couples. Additionally the twin bedded ground floor bedroom in Orchard Bedroom Annex can be rented on a nightly basis (please see the owner's website) for visitors or guests who do not want to share a cottage.
Suzanne Gray joined Independent Cottages in January 2012
Offering the perfect blend of style and country chic, Apple Loft apartment sleeps two guests and comprises:
Outside areas: The balcony off the living room provides the perfect place to sit and soak up the stunning views of the Blackdown Hills across the top of the trees. There is also a meadow which guests are welcome to use and enjoy. Off-road parking available.
Additional information: There is a separate communal laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (small charge applies). Unfortunately no dogs in this apartment but dogs are accepted by arrangement in the other cottages. Wi-Fi internet access available. Pure cotton bed linen and towels are provided along with complimentary toiletries. Heating and electricity included in the price. Short breaks available all year round. Strictly no smoking.
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If the dates you're interested in are booked, or you want to bring your dog, take a look at Garden Cottage.
| Tue, 24 Apr 2018 for 6 nights, £280
Walk from the front door along quiet country lanes, visit the nearby Jurassic Coast. 2 night breaks on offer this week.
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