2 (all year)
Inglenook Cottage is a pretty holiday cottage in the market town of Crediton, within walking distance of shops, cafes and friendly pubs like the Three Little Pigs, and within easy reach of both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. The one-bed property is perfectly suited to couples or solo travellers who want to explore Devon's stunning countryside without staying anywhere rural or remote.
Crediton is a heritage market town with an excellent array of places to eat, drink and shop. It is a fantastic base from which to explore the wider area, especially when considering that it's Victorian train station has a regular service to Barnstaple, Exmouth and Exeter. Follow the way-marked Town Trail that leads visitors around key locations and buildings, then stop by the Crediton Museum to find out more about the history of the town and its inhabitants.
Leave the car and explore on foot around Sherbrooke Park, pausing beside the lake to catch your breath and enjoy the peaceful views, or stretch your legs with a round at the Downes Crediton Golf Club. RHS Rosemoor Gardens are beautiful all year round, with something new and impressive to see every season. Dartmoor National Park is a playground for mountain bikers, hikers and climbers, famed for its open moorland and big sky views. Exmoor is another favourite choice with those who love being outdoors in the fresh air, surrounded by an untamed landscape which reaches down to the coast.
Days out can include a walk or cycle along the Tiverton Canal, strolling around Killerton's house and gardens, admiring the detailed Victorian styling of Kinghtshayes, taking a ride on the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway which has been in use for more than 100 years. Set aside a day for shopping and sightseeing in Exeter, including morning tea at Tea on the Green which overlooks the cathedral. No holiday to Devon would be complete without a trip to the seaside. The beaches of the English Riviera beckon so spend the day at Paignton, Torquay or Brixham, or travel slightly further to the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Inglenook Cottage really is a good choice for a self-catering holiday for those wanting to explore with the convenience of excellent amenities on the doorstep. It has everything you want for a relaxing holiday, including plenty of excellent places to eat if you don't want to cook. It's close to some of the region's best sights and attractions and is well served by buses and trains if you don't want to spend your holiday driving from place to place.
Kath Bound joined Independent Cottages in June 2020
Inglenook Cottage is a Grade II listed period property with accommodation over two levels. Though it is close to the centre of town, it is tucked away down a quiet street.
Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen and towels are included, and the owner provides a welcome pack with tea, coffee and fresh milk. There is free parking on the street close to the cottage. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Short breaks (minimum of 2 nights) are possible depending on availability. The owner offers a discount for stays of more than 7 nights.
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