Hele Lane Cottage - Devon, Sleeps 5
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Hele Lane Cottage - Black Dog, Crediton, Devon, England - Sleeps 5

Hele Lane Cottage

Hele Lane Cottage is a pretty thatched holiday cottage situated in the depths of beautiful countryside within Mid-Devon on a 273 acre family run farm. It is perfectly positioned by the river and is the quintessential chocolate box cottage when the garden is in glorious full bloom. It has recently been updated but still retains much of its original character and is an ideal country retreat for families or couples looking to escape to the country. Whether you are looking for a short break or a longer holiday, the owners will be happy to accommodate you and if you want a real rest, breakfast can also be offered in the farmhouse. Your dog is also welcome (for a small additional charge), making this a great location for the whole family!

Centrally located, Hele Lane Cottage provides an excellent base for visiting the areas many attractions and places of interest. The landscape is amazingly varied from Dartmoor's dramatic windswept scenery to Exmoor's rolling coombes; and the vast golden beaches of the North coast to the South coasts quaint pretty fishing villages and hidden coves - an area that truly has something for all.

Country and outdoor activities are popular in this area of Devon with plenty of shoots and other outdoor pursuits on offer. In spring point-to-points take place locally and in the autumn there are local ploughing matches providing a fun day out for the whole family. For walking enthusiasts, there are some fantastic local bracing walks which will give you a healthy appetite for sampling the fresh local produce on offer at the pubs in the area (the nearest is within a half mile walk).

Hele Lane Cottage has an enclosed lawned garden with a picnic table and chairs and plenty of space for children to let off some steam and adults to relax. A gate leads to open fields where at times the owners sheep can be seen wandering by and there is a river where you can stroll along its banks and watch the wildlife, herons, ducks or you may be lucky to see a kingfisher. There are a wide variety of different birds to spot including buzzards, little owls and even a barn owl. There are also breakfast size trout in the river should you bring your fishing rod with you and be lucky enough to catch one!

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  • Thatched cottage formerly White Witches
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Ruby Devon cattle
  • Ensuite
  • Hele Lane Cottage
  • Hele Lane Cottage
  • Visitors book
  • Through the garden gate
  • Farm walk
  • Rocking seat
  • Hele Lane cottage collage
  • Spring 2017 with new trampoline
  • 2nd Bedroom with double & single beds
  • Ensuite bedroom
  • Sitting room
  • April 2017
  • Sitting room


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Waterside Location
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot

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Accommodation comprises:

Downstairs - All rooms have slate floors:

  • Porch leading into...
  • Dining room with ornamental inglenook fireplace and a round table which extends to a larger oval one with six chairs.
  • Oak fitted well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cooker/hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster.
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
  • Small toilet and washbasin.
  • Sitting room with cosy wood burner, colour television with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio player, three piece leather suite and pouffe. From here a door leads through to a small downstairs room with the stairs leading up.


  • Stairs lead you up to two bedrooms left and right with a bathroom in front of you.
  • Right hand bedroom is a delightful quaint room with double bed and an ensuite shower.
  • Left hand bedroom also has a double bed.
  • Bathroom with WC, washbasin and bath with bath/shower mixer taps.

Additional information: Prices include oil, electricity, linen and VAT. There is an additional charge of £20 for dogs.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £375
Mid Season from £525
High Season from £725
Peak Season £725

Key details:
Star Rating: 4 Star

Pets: Yes, 1 dog
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double and 1 family room with double and single bed)

Owner's details:
Owner: Gillian Gillbard, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Hele Lane Cottage joined Independent Cottages in March 2008

Owner's Other Properties

Stable Lodge - Black Dog, Devon, sleeps 4-5

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Delightful 4 star thatched country cottage ideal for couples or a family amid unspoilt countryside.

Last Minute / Late Availability Offers

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 for 7 nights - £525

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 for 7 nights - £500

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 for 6 nights - £475

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Delightful 4 star thatched country cottage ideal for couples or a family amid unspoilt countryside.