Shillings Cottage - Hemyock, Devon, England

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Price range from £325 to £600 per week
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:  no
Children are welcome:  yes
Pet Friendly:  yes(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 since 2010

Booking and Enquiries
phone01823 680802 or 07831 870855
emailClick here to email owner
payment optionsPayment Options: cheque, bank transfer, credit card
Contact: Mrs. Diana Elliott
Parking yes Bath no
Television yes Indoor Hot Tub no
Sky Television no Outdoor Hot Tub no
Video or DVD yes Shower yes
Microwave yes Power Shower yes
Dishwasher no Open Fire no
Ensuite Bathroom no Wood Stove no
Central heating yes Laundry facilities no
Games Room no Swimming Pool yes
Garden yes Tennis Court no
Freezer yes Jacuzzi Bath no
Balcony/Patio yes Coffee Maker yes
Sauna no Internet yes
Air conditioning no
Towels provided yes Bed linen provided yes

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.
Shillings Cottage  - Hemyock,

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.

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low 04 Jan 2014 04 Apr 2014 325 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
low 05 Apr 2014 09 May 2014 350 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
mid 10 May 2014 23 May 2014 450 GBP Saturday No short breaks - -
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high 19 Jul 2014 29 Aug 2014 600 GBP Saturday No short breaks - -
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low 06 Sep 2014 31 Oct 2014 350 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
low 01 Nov 2014 19 Dec 2014 325 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
low 20 Dec 2014 02 Jan 2015 400 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 80 GBP 80 GBP
low 03 Jan 2015 27 Mar 2015 325 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
low 28 Mar 2015 08 May 2015 350 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
mid 09 May 2015 22 May 2015 450 GBP Saturday No short breaks - -
mid 23 May 2015 26 Jun 2015 500 GBP Saturday No short breaks - -
high 27 Jun 2015 17 Jul 2015 550 GBP Saturday No short breaks - -
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high 29 Aug 2015 04 Sep 2015 550 GBP Saturday No short breaks - -
low 05 Sep 2015 30 Oct 2015 350 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
low 31 Oct 2015 18 Dec 2015 325 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 70 GBP 80 GBP
low 19 Dec 2015 04 Jan 2016 400 GBP flexible Flexible (any time) 80 GBP 80 GBP

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.

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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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