Shillings Cottage - Hemyock, Devon, England

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The outside of the cottage
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The heated pool which is just for you in the afternoons.
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The kitchen
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Upstairs towards the balcony
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Your cream tea on your arrival is a gift from us
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You may order sparkling wine, roses and chocolates for your arrival.
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Relax at the waters edge
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Play in the pool.
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The views are stunning.
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Visit the pond
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Enjoy the garden
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The rose hedge
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Relax on the sunbeds
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The balcony steps to the pool
Booking and Enquiries
phone 01823 680802 or 07831 870855
email Click here to email owner
payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer
Contact: Mrs. Diana Elliott
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Key Cottage Information

Price 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: No
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  yes Cot, High Chair available.
Pet Friendly:  yes(2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
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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.

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Special Features:
  • With Exposed Beams
  • The pool is privately accessable via your balcony and is available for your use at any time from mid May until mid September. It is also for your exclusive use each weekday afternoon from1pm until 4pm. Teak loungers beside the pool are provided for your enjoyment. The poolside is also within range for Wi Fi.
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Type of Cooker: Electric
  • Dining Table Seats: 4
  • 1 Superking Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Power Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heating
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Garden: Extensive gardens and lawns with sheltered spots, comfortable seats, great views and well stocked borders.
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Parking
Special Facilities:
  • Swimming Pool: Heated Pool
  • Hillside
  • 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
Shillings Cottage  - Hemyock,

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 to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Devon.

A deposit of 150 should be paid to secure the booking, with the balance due 10 weeks before the start date.

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23.01.2018 - 30.01.2018 (7 nights )
Price: 325 GBP* send enquiry

30.01.2018 - 06.02.2018 (7 nights )
Price: 325 GBP* send enquiry

* Short break prices are approximate, please email for exact price

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Pricing period First night. Last night Weekly rate Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rate
Weekday From Weekend From
high 18 Jul 2015 28 Aug 2015 750.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
high 29 Aug 2015 04 Sep 2015 550.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
low 05 Sep 2015 30 Oct 2015 350.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)70 GBP 80 GBP
low 31 Oct 2015 18 Dec 2015 325.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)70 GBP 80 GBP
low 19 Dec 2015 04 Jan 2016 400.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)80 GBP 80 GBP
Low 08 Jan 2016 25 Mar 2016 350.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)80 GBP 90 GBP
Easter 26 Mar 2016 08 Apr 2016 400.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)80 GBP 90 GBP
Mid 09 Apr 2016 13 May 2016 375.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)80 GBP 90 GBP
Early summer 14 May 2016 24 Jun 2016 500.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Mid summer 25 Jun 2016 15 Jul 2016 575.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
High summer 16 Jul 2016 02 Sep 2016 625.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Early September 03 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2016 550.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Late September 17 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2016 400.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)80 GBP 90 GBP
Autumn 01 Oct 2016 28 Oct 2016 350.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)80 GBP 90 GBP
Late Autumn 29 Oct 2016 23 Dec 2016 325.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)80 GBP 90 GBP
Christmas & New Year 24 Dec 2016 03 Jan 2017 400.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)90 GBP 90 GBP
Late September 23 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 450.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)90 GBP 100 GBP
Autumn 30 Sep 2017 27 Oct 2017 350.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)90 GBP 100 GBP
Late Autumn 28 Oct 2017 22 Dec 2017 325.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)90 GBP 100 GBP
Christmas and New Year 23 Dec 2017 01 Jan 2018 400.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP
Jan 02 Jan 2018 09 Feb 2018 325.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP
Half Term and Valentines 10 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2018 375.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP
Spring Term 17 Feb 2018 30 Mar 2018 350.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP
Easter 31 Mar 2018 06 Apr 2018 400.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 120 GBP
Summer 07 Apr 2018 11 May 2018 375.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP
Pool Definitely open 12 May 2018 25 May 2018 500.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Summer 26 May 2018 27 Jul 2018 600.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Summer Holds 28 Jul 2018 07 Sep 2018 625.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Early Sept 08 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 550.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
October 29 Sep 2018 26 Oct 2018 350.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP
November 27 Oct 2018 21 Dec 2018 325.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP
Christmas and New Year 22 Dec 2018 01 Jan 2019 400.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)120 GBP 120 GBP

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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