Shillings Cottage - Hemyock, Devon, England
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Contact: Mrs. Diana Elliott
Key Cottage InformationPrice range from £325 to £625 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 1 to 3 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: Cot, High Chair available.
Pet Friendly: (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
The owner/agency for Shillings Cottage has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 7 years. Read More
Charming rural retreat in the Blackdown Hills with Refreshing Outdoor Swimming Pool
Shillings Cottage is a very special rural retreat,with exclusive use each afternoon of the outdoor pool, lying within the folds of the secret Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This pretty, stone cottage sleeps two adults, with just room for a young child as well. 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 clean and cosy cottage is double glazed and 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.
Private steps from the balcony lead to a paved terrace and a heated swimming pool. The pool is available for you to use at any time during the warmer summer months. If the sun shines, the water temperature can reach 30 degrees. The terrace has borders of clematis, Daphne, and scented roses, honeysuckle, 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 views in the sunshine on fully reclining teak sun loungers.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2010
- With Exposed Beams
- The pool is privately accessable via your balcony and is available for your use at any time from early May until September. It is also for your exclusive use each afternoon from1200 midday until 4pm. Teak loungers beside the pool are provided for your enjoyment. The poolside is also within range for Wi Fi.
- Video or DVD
- Internet Access
- Coffee Maker
- Type of Cooker: Electric
- Dining Table Seats: 4
- 1 Superking Bed(s)
- Bed Linen Provided
- Power Shower
- Towels Provided
- Central Heating
- Garden: Extensive gardens and lawns with sheltered spots, comfortable seats, great views and well stocked borders.
- Swimming Pool: Heated Pool
- Just within sight of the roof tops and the Church in the village of Hemyock, and with extensive views down the River Culm towards the Brendon Hills
Inside the cottage kitchen is a dining table and chairs and an armchair. All work surfaces have solid ash worktops. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare meals. I leave essentials such as sugar, tea, salt and pepper etc. and all cleaning and washing up materials. Downstairs there is a power shower and separate W.C. All towels are provided. The cottage has good mobile phone reception for most networks and fast, free WIFI broadband internet, even right beside the pool. There is secure parking. The cottage is non smoking.
To welcome you to Shillings cottage, a free Devonshire cream tea will be left ready for you. Scones with local clotted cream, homemade jam, tea or coffee, and a jug of milk, along with vases of fresh garden flowers in every room will ensure a great start to your holiday. A bottle of sparkling white wine and/or chocolates may be also be arranged to be left ready for you to enjoy. As Shillings cottage is the only cottage, we aim to ensure you are left in peace. Therefore it is perfect for a special, stress free holiday away from it all. There is private, secure off road parking nearby and two very well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement, with a nominal charge. However, please bear in mind that the garden is not enclosed and dogs are not allowed in the pool.
The picturesque Blackdown Hills straddle the Somerset and Devon borders in a narrow part of the West country peninsular. The dramatic coast to the north and the Jurrasic south coast are both within easy reach, as are Exmoor and Dartmoor. This is also an ideal location for visiting several National Trust properties and gardens, as well as exploring the historic cities of Exeter, Wells and Bath. There is also great shopping at Clarks Village near Glastonbury. There are plenty of countryside walks from the doorstep and local maps are provided. The village pub, (which serves excellent food at a reasonable cost), post office and shop are within easy walking distance. There are floodlit tennis courts and a boules court 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 even bring your own horse and/or lessons or hacks can be arranged at a nearby stables. Visiting friends and/or family are very welcome as B and B guests at the farmhouse.
Please visit http://www.shillingscottage.co.uk to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Devon.
A deposit of £150 to secure the booking, with the balance due 10 weeks before the start date.
This is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The landscape of small fields with connecting footpaths, stone banks and native hedgerows is 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.
Annual Events: 12th March ; Skills of the Hills Hedgelaying competition 19th 20th 21st May ; Devon County Show 29th July to 5th August ; Sidmouth Folk Festival 12th and 13th August ; Blackdown Hills Beer festival
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 and a visiting fish and chip van and a pizza van. 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, swimming 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 excellent pub.
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