Lilac Cottage is a cosy character Four Star holiday cottage ideal for a single person or couple. It is available for short breaks or longer holidays at any time of the year and is a perfect base from which to explore the countryside and coastal attractions of South Devon.
One of a choice of Four Star holiday homes, Lilac Cottage is perfect for a short break or longer holiday whatever the time of year and provides a romantic getaway for those wanting to spend a few days in South Devon amongst its beautiful countryside. Ideally placed in the pretty South Devon village of Marldon, the cottage is just a short walk from the popular award winning pub, the Church House Inn, serving excellent food - perfect for long leisurely lunches or for a pint of ale or romantic supper at the end of a day relaxing by the pool!
With pretty outside seating area where you can enjoy alfresco dining and the shared use of a lovely garden with sundeck and heated swimming pool (available during the warmer months of May to Mid September), Lilac cottage is an ideal place to recharge your batteries. It is also within easy reach of the areas many attractions including award winning beaches, charming little villages and historic towns such as bustling Dartmouth, Totnes, Torquay, Plymouth and the cathedral city of Exeter.
The pretty ancient village of Marldon is featured in a number of Devon walking guides due to its quiet pretty lanes, rolling countryside, ancient Church and village pub. The surrounding countryside offers plenty of opportunities for walkers and cyclists who will be captivated by the flora and fauna and can enjoy the wonderful coastal walks and seascape.
Venture slightly further afield and explore the many wonders of Dartmoor National Park, a stunning moorland landscape with wooded valleys, pretty villages and windswept Tors - a haven for wildlife with some six hundred miles of tracks and trails and just a short trip away by car.
Some of the cleanest and safest sandy beaches in the country are also within easy driving distance including Blackpool Sands and the beaches at Brixham, Torquay and Paignton. The area has National Trust properties including nearby Compton Castle, Buckland Abbey, Coleton Fishacre and Greenway, Agatha Christie’s house. Attractions including Babbacombe Model Village, Bygones which takes you back in time, Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company, Woodlands Leisure Park and the intriguing prehistoric caves at Kents Caverns to name just a few. Occombe Farm is also on the doorstep - a free attraction with farm shop.
With so many attractions within easy reach and a beautiful setting to enjoy, Lilac Cottage provides the ideal place for relaxing, walking and sightseeing.
Online booking available - please click through to the owner's website
Chris & Alan Alsford joined Independent Cottages in June 2012
Outside: Lilac cottage has a private outdoor seating area in a peaceful corner of the garden which overlooks the cottage garden with bird feeders - a perfect place for an evening glass of wine while watching the many feathered friends visiting the garden. Guests are welcome to enjoy the delightful secluded garden with outdoor solar heated swimming pool, sun deck and loungers. The swimming pool is open from the end of May to mid September (subject to weather and at the owner’s discretion). The garden has immense character with mature trees, shrubs and local granite dry stone walls.
Additional information: Free wireless internet access. This cottage is not suitable for children. There is a communal laundry room for the shared use of guests with coin operated washing machine, tumble dryer, washing lines for drying and a freezer for extra food storage. Linen for use in the cottage is provided including, towels and tea towels (please bring your own beach and pool towels) and electricity and heating are included within the price, along with a supply of environmentally friendly products. Welcome pack provided for arrival. No smoking in the cottages. Unfortunately no dogs in Lilac Cottage (dogs are accepted in Rose and Primrose Cottages - see separate adverts). Changeover day is Saturday from June to October and flexible from October to June. Visit England ‘Welcome Pets, Families and Cyclists’.
If Lilac Cottage is booked, the owners offer a couples discount in Rose, Bluebell, Jasmine and Primrose Cottages.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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