Shillings Cottage - Hemyock, Devon, England
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Short Breaks: Yes - The minimum number of days for a short break is 2
Suitable for the disabled:
Children are welcome:
Pet Friendly: (2 welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
This sole detached stone cottage is a very special rural retreat, with its own natural water supply, lying within the folds of the secret Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Pretty Shillings cottage sleeps two plus a cot. It has exposed beams and a charming character. A field away from the nearest country lane, it is set within several acres of lovely, well tended gardens, a tranquil orchard and traditional meadows with a large pond and with extensive views across the peaceful valley towards the distant hills. This is a haven for wildlife, such as roe deer, heron, ducks, woodpeckers, foxes, badgers, buzzards and sparrow hawks.
Recently finished to a very high standard, the cosy cottage has full central heating. The bedroom, has a brass super king size bed with feather duvet and pure white linen. From a comfortable sofa you can enjoy TV, DVD or digital radio or just gaze out over the pastoral view through the French windows. These open onto a large balcony, which is entwined with scented roses, honeysuckle and clematis. A table and chairs, for al fresco dining, are under the leaves of a walnut tree. Steps from the balcony lead to a paved terrace and a heated swimming pool. The terrace has borders of roses, honeysuckle, daphne, lavender and thyme. In a sheltered corner is the perfect suntrap, a glass topped table with a parasol for shade and reclining chairs where you can watch the white doves fly to and from their dovecote. On the lawns, you can relax and enjoy the sunshine on fully reclining teak loungers. The kitchen with dining table and chairs is fully equipped and fitted with solid ash worktops. There is a power shower and separate W.C. All towels are provided. The cottage has good mobile phone reception, free WIFI broadband internet (even beside the pool) and is non smoking.
This owner/agency has featured on this Country Cottages site since 2010
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The pool is accessable via your balcony and teak loungers beside the pool are provided for your enjoyment. The poolside is also within range for Wi Fi.
To welcome you to Shillings cottage, a devonshire cream tea will be left ready for you. Four scones, local clotted cream, home made jam, tea or coffee, and a jug of milk. along with vases of fresh flowers in every room will ensure a great start to your holiday. A bottle of sparkling white wine may be arranged to be left to chill for you in the fridge. Shillings cottage is the only cottage, and it is perfect for a special, stress free holiday away from it all. Two well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. There is private off road parking.
The picturesque Blackdown Hills straddle the Somerset and Devon; the coasts both north and south are within easy reach, as are Exmoor and Dartmoor. This is an ideal location for visiting National Trust properties and gardens, as well as exploring the historic cities of Wells, Bath, and Exeter, as well as great shopping at Clarks Village near Glastonbury. There are plenty of countryside walks from the doorstep and local maps are provided. The village pub, post office and shop are within easy walking distance. There are floodlit tennis courts in the village. Trout fishing is available locally. Massage or a yoga session can be arranged beside the pool. We also provide bikes so that you can explore the country lanes.
You may bring your own horse and tuition can be arranged at a nearby stables. Visiting friends are very welcome as B and B guests at the farmhouse.
Please visit http://www.poundsfarm.co.uk/shillingscottage/ to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Devon.
This is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The landscape of small fields with connecting footpaths, stone banks and native hedgerows are timeless. Within reach are many lovely gardens and Houses to see and National Trust properties within 25 miles include Cothay Manor, Burrow Hill gardens, Sand, Forde Abbey, Montecute, Barrington Court, Hestercombe, Killerton, Shute Barton, Fyne Court, Tintinhull and Knighthayes. Traditional and arts and crafts courses are available at The Old Kennels. Farmers markets take place regularly in Taunton and Wellington. also markets are held in Tiverton and Honiton. Sandy and pebble beaches, fishing villages and the fossil cliffs of the Jurasic coast are to be found on the South coast, with sand and surf, moorland and ponies on the North coast. The nearby Landrover experience is great fun for off road adventure. Parachuting flying and gliding are available at Dunkerswell airfield. There is an old fashioned cinema in Wellington and each local town has its own sports centre. Exeter and Taunton have a theatre and museum. The fleet air arm museum at Yeovil is not far as well as Clarks village. There is a steam train which runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead through miles of beautiful countryside and has a bar on board. The canal from Tiverton to Holcombe Rogis is a wonderful cycle path and also has horse drawn barge trips from Tiverton.
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Tiverton Parkway
Recommended Places to Visit: Must see places to visit on Exmoor include The Heddon Valley, Lydford Gorge, Watersmeet, Tarr steps and the Doone Valley. Dartmoor is wonderful for walking and you should see the amazing view from Hound Tor. Places to visit for the day on the South coast include Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer, Lyme Regis and Exmouth. On the North coast its not far to Lynton and Lynmouth, Selworthy, Porlock, Lundy island, Clovelly and as well, on both coasts there are miles of easily accessable coast path walks. RHS Rosemoor is within easy reach and if you venture into Cornwall, there is the Eden Project, Helegan, The Garden House, Anthony, Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Boscastle and Tintagel which are all within reach. National Trust properties and gardens further afield include Castle Drogo, Arlington Court, A la Ronde, Buckland Abbey, Coleton Fishacre, Overbecks, Saltrum, Towns and cities to visit include Bath, Bristol, Wells, Cheddar, Topsham, Totnes, Tiverton, Barnstaple and Bideford.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: There is an excellent selection of traditional country pubs with real ale and great food within easy reach. Also a superb Indian takeaway in the next village, with a delivery service. the village boasts a fish and chip shop. The nearest town of Wellington has a great cheese shop, a gorgeous cafe and a fresh fish shop as well as a Waitrose who will deliver for free.
Local Sports: Horse riding, tennis, boules, bird watching, badger watching, parachuting, flying, fishing, cycling and walking.
Between the North and South coasts, and within 6 miles of the small market town of Wellington. Only half a mile from the centre of the village of Hemyock, and the pub.
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