3 (off peak)
The Cider House sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is a self-contained detached cottage sitting within the grounds of the owner's property. Nestling in the picturesque Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottage is surrounded by glorious rolling Devonshire countryside, and provides a perfect place for families, couples or friends to escape away, relax and unwind.
Affording a private position within an enclosed lawned area with the Corry Brook running past the border, there is plenty of outside space for soaking up the tranquility when the sun shines. The picturesque East Devon village of Dalwood is a pleasant ten minute walk away along the brook. Here you will find the 14th Century church of St Peters, a very good thatched pub (Tuckers Arms) serving ale and food and a shop for any forgotten provisions. Burrow Farm Gardens is also in the village and one of the pretty local gardens open to visit. The owner's garden is also home to a large collection of plants which guests are welcome to enjoy.
The surrounding area is criss-crossed by an abundance of footpaths and teeming with wildlife. Spend your days exploring the beautiful countryside by foot, horseback or bike with flower filled hedgerows in the warmer months. Enjoy a game of golf at one of the many courses, or head to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast for a day relaxing on the beach or walking the South West Coastal Path.
Visit the pretty thatched village of Branscombe where you will find a lovely pebble beach and excellent pub for lunch (Masons Arms) then walk over the cliffs to Beer and browse the shops and galleries. The pretty village of Charmouth with its family friendly beach is also close by, as is Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and Axminster (famous for its carpets and being the headquarters to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Cookery School and Canteen - just fifteen minutes away).
Ann Oliver joined Independent Cottages in December 2016
The Cider House was built in 1997 using local stone beneath a red tiled roof with beams exposed inside to add to the charm. Furnished traditionally in keeping with the property, accommodation comprises:
Outside: Accessed via the sitting room is a patio where you can sit outside and enjoy the peace and tranquility with your morning coffee of glass of wine at the end of the day. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the fabulous plant collection in the owners garden area. Plenty of off-road parking.
Additional informatioin: Wifi internet access available. Short breaks (five night minimum) available outside of peak summer weeks. Unfortuantely no dogs and no smoking. Prices include heating, bed linen, electricity and towels.
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