3 Bedroom Family-Friendly and Pet-Friendly Country Cottage in the Blackdown Hills AONB
Weathervane Cottage is a former milking parlour that has been converted to provide a lovely holiday cottage whilst retaining character features such as exposed beans and stonework.
The cottage is single storey, with just a small step between the living and sleeping areas. There is a large open-plan reception room with fully-equipped fitted kitchen, a dining area and a lovely seating area set around a wood burning stove. A door leads out from the reception room onto the enclosed patio with garden furniture. Back inside the property, there is a double bedroom with en-suite toilet and basin, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom as well as a shared bathroom with shower over a bath. Weathervane cottage boasts some wonderful views of the private meadow to the front of the property.
Weathervane Cottage is found in a quiet location amongst the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering some truly wonderful, unspoilt scenery. The cottage is located just under 5 minutes drive from the A30/A303, one of the main routes into the West Country. Weathervane Cottage offers an idyllic base for exploring Devon as well as the neighbouring counties of Dorset and Somerset; there is some stunning surrounding countryside and the Jurassic Coast is on our doorstep.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2008
Should your numbers mean that you need an extra bedroom or want friends to visit during your stay then the Orchard Bedroom is available at extra cost on a nightly basis. This twin bedroom is located on the ground floor, is self-contained and has its own en-suite shower room as well as facilities to make a hot drink.
Please visit https://www.twistgatesfarm.co.uk to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Devon.
25% deposit at the time of booking. Balance to be paid at least 28 days before the start of the holiday. Up to 2 dogs accepted by prior arrangement and are charged at £4 per night per dog.
Just a small selection as there are so many attractions in the area and there really is something for everyone, whatever your interests: Jurassic Coast, Bicton Park, Pecorama, Hestercombe Gardens, Forde Abbey, National Trust properties, Seaton Tramway, Otterton Mill (good for live music too). There are more ideas on our website under 'Out & About'
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Honiton station. Exeter airport
Recommended Places to Visit: Honiton, Exeter, Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Paignton Zoo, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Eden Project, RHS Rosemore, Taunton, Escot, National Trust properties at Killerton, a la Ronde, Knightshayes, Montecute and Lytes Cary.
Annual Events: Honiton Show - first Thursday in August, Devon County Show - May, Sidmouth Folk Week - Aug, Ottery St Mary Tar Barrel run - Nov, Honiton Hill Rally, Stockland - August bank holiday weekend
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Holt at Monition, The York Inn at Churchinford, The Railway Hotel in Honiton, Greyhound Inn at Staple Fitzpaine, Jack in the Green at Rockbeare, Salty Monk at Sidford, Sidmouth Arms at Upottery, Candlelight Inn at Bishopswood.
Local Sports: golf, riding, walking, fishing (fly, coarse and sea).
The market town of Honiton is approximately 7 miles west of Upottery. It is dominated by a long straight road built by the Romans and has a history that goes back to medieval times with the Hot Pennies ceremony and Charter Day still being celebrated every July. The town is famous for its lace and pottery and good examples can be found at Allhallows Museum. There are many independently owned shops,restaurants and cafes and the town is noted for its antique shops. The former house of the late painter, Thelma Hulbert, is now a public art gallery with exhibitions of contemporary art and craft on show.