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7 Nights  

  • £1350  to  £2550

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  • £237 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    5 Star

  • Swimming Pool

About Thatched at Higher Wiscombe

Thatched at Higher Wiscombe is a luxurious cottage where families and friends can relax in the stunning surroundings of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is one of just four self-catering properties on the exclusive 52-acre estate, giving 5-Star Gold accommodation in a peaceful and private location. Three ensuite bedrooms sleep up to six people, with guests having a private enclosed garden and use of the heated outdoor swimming pool during the warmer months.

Higher Wiscombe is perfectly located for exploring Devon and the Jurassic Coast. There are no immediate neighbours and no passing traffic to disturb the setting's tranquillity, which is just four miles from the South West Coast Path and beaches like Beer, Sidmouth, and Branscombe. Guests have good access to swimming, surfing, sailing and paddle-boarding, with lessons and equipment hire available locally if it's required. Walking is another favourite past time in all seasons, as the coast and countryside are scenic all year round. The East Devon Way is accessible from the property as it passes through 40 miles of heath, woodland and valleys between Exmouth and Lyme Regis. The Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is as beautiful as it is fascinating, with younger guests, in particular, enjoying the opportunity to hunt for fossils at Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

Golf, mountain biking and horse riding are all accessible within a small radius. The family-friendly Exe Valley cycle path has recently been extended, and there are trails suitable for less experienced cyclists around Haldon Forest Park. The Blackdown Hills AONB is a short drive from the cottage and, with Dartmoor National Park about an hour away, you'll never run out of wilderness to explore.

Honiton is the nearest town to Higher Wiscombe, about five miles north. It has many places to eat, drink and shop, including several supermarkets and a market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There is further variety in Exeter, which also has a magnificent cathedral. The countryside around Higher Wiscombe is home to some of the top restaurants in the south-west, including River Cottage, The Rusty Pig, and the Pig at Combe.

The owners of Thatched, Lorna and Alistair, are keen to ensure their guests have everything they need to relax and enjoy their stay. The cottage is child and pet-friendly, and a cot, stairgate and highchair are all available on request. All of the Higher Wiscombe properties can be booked together to accommodate groups of up to 32 people for celebrating special occasions, corporate events, workshops and retreats. Please see their website for information and availability.

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Owner details:

Alistair & Lorna Handyside joined Independent Cottages in September 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Thatched is a stylish barn conversion decorated in a contemporary style with modern comforts like underfloor heating throughout. Accommodation is on one level. Guests can expect a welcome basket on arrival (including a special doggy welcome basket if appropriate), fresh flowers in the cottage, and essentials like logs for the wood burner and dishwasher tablets.

  • Bright and spacious, the living area is somewhere you'll love spending time together and catching up. There are windows on three sides to make the most of the panoramic rural views, and glass doors that open onto the terrace and extend the living space in warm weather. The seating area has deep sofas and a plump armchair where guests can settle back with a book, a board game or the TV. The cosy wood burner is a welcome touch in winter.
  • Six people fit at the solid wood dining table which is conveniently between the kitchen and the dining room. The kitchen is very well equipped with high-quality appliances that include a modern range with an electric oven and gas stove, and a dishwasher.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.
  • Master bedroom with a kingsize four-poster bed and a luxurious ensuite with a roll-top bath, WC and a handbasin. All of the bedrooms have soft carpet and beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bedlinen.
  • Two further ensuite bedrooms with zip-link beds that can be set up as either a super-kingsize (6ft-wide) bed or two full-sized singles. Please let the owner know your requirements when booking. Each tiled ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a sunken terrace with a barbecue and dining area. There is also a level area of lawn. Guests have use of the heated outdoor swimming pool during the warmer months and a games room, off-street parking, and electric car charging points.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Guests to supply towels for the beach and poolside if they are required. A cot (no bedding), highchair and stair-gate are available. Smoking in the cottage is not allowed.

Star Rating: 5 Star Gold

Thatched at Higher Wiscombe Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Ensuite Super-King/Twins & 1 Ensuite King)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1350
To £2550
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Payment Options:
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)1404 871360 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Alistair & Lorna Handyside
Member Since September 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 7th December 2021