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7 Nights See prices

  • £495  to  £1395

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Accessible by Public Transport

About April Cottage

April Cottage offers a wonderful opportunity to stay in a genuine Devon thatched cottage. It was built in around 1650, and you can feel the centuries of welcome as you cross the threshold of the cottage, which is just outside the centre of Colyton and only a few minute's walk from three great pubs including The Kingfisher. There is space for up to six people to stay in three bedrooms, making April Cottage ideal for a family holiday in Devon that features the best of the coast and the countryside.

Colyton is a friendly village with a community who is happy to welcome visitors. Amenities include three excellent pubs, a variety of shops that feature an award-winning butcher and a brewery (there is also a Tesco's three miles away). You might see the colourful Seaton Tram as it passes through the Axe Valley, and you can climb aboard at Colyton tramstop to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the open-top carriage. There are some fantastic country walks that really show the countryside to its best advantage. A favourite goes via Heaththayne, Ox Hill and The Ridgway, giving great views of both the Coly Valley and the sea.

Speaking of the sea, April Cottage is perfectly located for exploring the Jurassic Coast, which has UNESCO World Heritage Site status thanks to its geological importance. In addition to all the usual activities you can enjoy on a day at the seaside, the Jurassic Coast has several places, such as Charmouth and Lyme Regis, where you can hunt for fossils and find your own prehistoric treasures.

Guests have a choice of fantastic beaches around ten minutes from the cottage. Beer is a particular favourite with families thanks to its sheltered location and selection of cafes next to the beach. Most of the coast around this area is shingle, with other nearby beaches including Branscombe, Seaton and Sidmouth. If you want to feel sand between your toes, the sandy beach at Lyme Regis’s picturesque Cobb is very popular with its traditional beach huts and the stunning views along the Jurassic Coast to Golden Cap.

There is no shortage of attractions around April Cottage, both natural and man-made. You can walk or cycle around the Blackdown Hills AONB (there is a well-established bike shop in Colyton where you can hire bikes if you do not have your own) or spend a day walking around the historic cathedral city of Exeter. Drive north around the coast to the sandy seaside resort of Weymouth, or go south, past Dartmoor National Park into Cornwall to the Eden Project or National Maritime Aquarium in Plymouth.

No matter how much they love spending time with each other, a family holiday can still be stressful for parents. April Cottage's peaceful location close to beaches and countryside walks, together with its lovely garden and comfortable interior, mean that everyone can relax and have fun.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Paul Savage joined Independent Cottages in February 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

April Cottage is nearly 400 years old, but the owners have taken care to ensure it is comfortable and well-equipped for today's guests.


  • The combined living and dining room is the ideal place to relax after a fun-filled day. There are two, deep three-seater sofas placed in view of the television and make the most of the warmth of the electric fire in the fireplace. There is a selection of books and family-friendly games for guests to enjoy during their stay.
  • A second living area, the Snug, has a small couch and a wall-mounted television. Even the closest family sometimes wants to do different things, and this extra living space allows you to spread out as you choose.
  • The dining table has space for six people, and a highchair can be provided if it is required.
  • Fitted kitchen which includes a dishwasher and a tall fridge/freezer, as well as a good complement of utensils and cooking equipment. There is essential cleaning equipment, and ample storage space for your food so you do not need to go shopping every day.
  • A spacious family bathroom has a bath with shower above, WC and wash basin.


All bedrooms are upstairs. They are comfortably furnished and include blackout blinds so you are not disturbed by the early sunrises in summer.

  • The main bedroom offers everything for a restful nights sleep with a kingsize bed, lamps on the bedside tables for reading and clothes storage in the built-in wardrobe.
  • Second double bedroom with a window seat for enjoying your morning tea and lamps on the bedside tables.
  • Bedroom three is perfect for children with bunk beds, and a nightstand with a reading lamp.
  • Shower room with shower, wash basin and WC.

Outside: The pretty cottage garden has several areas including a covered terrace area with garden furniture and table football, and a flat lawn area with a picnic table and bench seating. There is parking on the road outside the cottage.

Additional Information: Central heating keeps the cottage nice and warm and there is WiFi for internet access. Prices include bed linen and utilities with guests required to bring their own towels. One well-behaved dog welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Inside the property is strictly no smoking. Changeover is normally on a Saturday but the owner will try to accommodate different days where possible outside of peak.

April Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 11th Jun 2022 - Fri, 15th Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 16th Jul 2022 - Fri, 26th Aug 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 27th Aug 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Oct 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Oct 2022 - Fri, 4th Nov 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Nov 2022 - Fri, 16th Dec 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Bunk bedroom)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7919 470469 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Paul Savage
Member Since February 2020

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