A lovely cobbled path leads to the front door of Windover Farm Cottage which has a pretty arch covered with fragrant roses and honeysuckle in the summer. The cottage is warm and inviting and beautifully furnished to a very high standard of comfort and style. It is perfect for couples who want to get away for a romantic break, friends who want to holiday together or family holidays. During the winter months, the lovely log burner is perfect for relaxing in front of with a good book or film and during the summer you can sit on the patio with a glass of wine and take in the beautiful country views.
This enchanting peaceful spot boasts an idyllic location which is within easy reach of the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic coast, Dartmoor with its dramatic landscape, Exmoor with its pretty villages and beautiful coastline and many National Trust properties and gardens. If you enjoy sports there is plenty to do locally with walking, horse riding, fishing and golf available.
For those who want to truly explore this lovely area, the cottage is within easy reach by car of the city of Exeter with its attractive cathedral and Taunton, Somerset's county town with regular farmers markets, good shopping opportunities, restaurants, theatres, leisure facilities and museums. The seaside towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are only a half hour drive away and that stretch of coastline offers some lovely beaches at pretty villages such as Branscombe and Beer.
Attractions locally include: Crealy Adventure Park, Quad World, Bicton Gardens, Diggerland or for those who feel adventurous you can learn to fly with Devon and Somerset Flight Training at Dunkeswell Aerodrome (three miles away) or enjoy the thrill of a tandem freefall with Sky Dive UK. Alternatively, have a go at off-road driving with the Landrover Experience near Honiton (seven miles) or explore Dunkeswell Abbey ruins (half a mile).
Why not pick up some wonderful fresh fish or seafood from one of the lovely fishing villages on the coast (the lobster at Beer is wonderful!) or some local produce and come home and cook up a special supper. Alternatively if you want to truly relax, enjoy a meal out at one of the numerous eating establishments closeby offering a good range of food and real ales.
Windover Farm Cottage is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area and it also provides the opportunity to simply relax in a lovely countryside setting. Being set on a fifteen acre small holding, guests have the opportunity to watch the geese or lovely Gloucestershire old spot pigs. There are always hens wandering around and the owners are happy for guests to collect and enjoy the freshly laid eggs or simply explore the land - why not take a paddle in the river which runs along the bottom of the land or enjoy a picnic whilst listening to the babbling water! Alternatively, just sit on the private elevated patio which is ideal in the summer for sitting and reading, listening to the wildlife or simply relaxing whilst soaking up the outstanding views over the farmland to Dunkeswell Abbey.
Sarah Machin joined Independent Cottages in July 2008
Additional information: Prices include Egyptian cotton bed linen, towels, electricity, logs for the fire and central heating, along with a freshly baked cake (using the owners hens eggs), home reared sausages, a jar of homemade preserve, freshly laid eggs and supplies for a cup of tea or coffee - what better welcome could you wish for! The owner is also able to receive grocery orders made online and unpack them ready for you to arrive and start relaxing (by prior arrangement). Short breaks are offered over weekends or mid-week (except school holidays) - please enquire with the owner.
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Flexible start day short breaks available - Explore the cottage's own website (www.windoverfarmcottage.co.uk) to see availability & cost
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