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. These 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 (Garden Cottage is featured in this advert) each with a wood burner for extra cosiness all year round, and Apple Loft 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.
The cottages are rated 4 star by VisitBritain.
Suzanne Gray joined Independent Cottages in January 2012
Garden Cottage is the perfect retreat for two. Offering comfort and location for a ‘get away from it all’ experience.
Garden Cottage has an open plan reception and kitchen with wood-burner stove. Upstairs there is a double bedroom and bathroom. An extra bed (suitable for a child) can be arranged upon request for an additional charge.
The Cottage includes:
Star Rating: 4 Star
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If the dates you want are booked take a look at the Apple Loft, our special bolt-hole just for two (sorry, no dogs or babies in Apple Loft).
| Fri, 22 Dec 2017 for 7 nights, £375
Christmas available due to cancellation. Cosy, beamed cottage with wood burning stove to relax by. Great walks from front door, Jurassic Coast 30 mins drive. Shorter break available.
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