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The unspoilt town of Honiton is considered to be the gateway to Devon in the South of England. A market town with a thriving town centre, Honiton is well positioned for visiting wonderful coastlines and the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Easily accessible by road, Honiton town centre has long been a market area, as well as having a strong trade in antiques, pottery and lace. Visitors can lose themselves for days just browsing the lanes and shops. The Allhallows Museum of traditional lace production is worth a visit and tells the town's rich history. A very traditional British town that has maintained its quaintness and charm, Honiton sits alongside the River Otter and is surrounded by natural beauty.

Both Exmoor and Dartmoor are in close proximity, so ramblers, hikers and general outdoor enthusiasts have all manner of options on the table. Dartmoor in particular has a large number of areas where you can go rock-climbing, abseiling or cave-climbing if you fancy something a little more exciting. For those looking to take in the sights, the stunning ruins of Hembury Fort are an unmissable beauty spot, especially when the area is carpeted with bluebells in late spring.

In the evening, there are a number of fine restaurants and bars to keep you entertained and the town centre has a very busy theatre that puts events on all year around. If you are looking for a pleasant mix of natural surrounding beauty and friendly market town charm, then a stay in one of the Honiton holiday cottages might is the perfect option.

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Slowpool Ref: HMMA

Slowpool is a detached period property which has been extended to provide spacious accommodation for a large family or friends - who want to holiday together or have a special occasion to celebrate. It occupies a very rural setting at the end of a track in a 6-acre wood, 3 miles south of Honiton. The wood is a haven for wildlife with regular sighting of badgers, deer and an abundance of birds. There is a network of footpaths in the woods for guests to use at their leisure. The coast of Sidmouth is a mere 20-minute drive.
This is a superb house with total privacy; it has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard and boasts three wood-burning stoves, together with many original features. For walkers and bird-watchers, this really is the most suitable accommodation. There are so many walks to enjoy from the front door.
Many activities are available in the area including golf, fishing, horse riding and sailing. There are also numerous NT properties - all within a short drive. Exmouth is close by and has lovely 2-mile stretch of beach and was once home to the wives of Nelson and Byron respectively, whilst a bit further on lies the genteel town of Budleigh Salterton with its white-washed and thatched cottages which attracted such visitors as Noel Coward and PG Wodehouse. At Exeter, the South West Coastal Path Park is an ideal family day out. Exmoor National Park is also worth a visit, with its rugged landscape and ponies. Shops and pubs 3 miles.

Hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Second living room with wood-burning stove and TV. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range, tiled floor and large dining area. Utility. Shower room and toilet. Slate floor throughout ground floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet; one leading to dressing room with single bed (for +1 child). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with double-ended Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Oak floor throughout first floor.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric range, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • Music system
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland
  • Garage (for 2 cars)
  • Ample parking
  • Hot tub (available April-September)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£989-£2752
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Wayside House Ref: KAAL

This stunning, detached, contemporary farmhouse is set on its own in the heart of the Culm Valley with the most fantastic views across to the Blackdown Hills (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Wayside House is the perfect place for a short break, an extended holiday or celebration with family and friends. The holiday property provides bathrobes, has a large games room, fantastic outdoor play equipment and a covered, heated swimming pool with separate wet room and changing room - this property really is a fabulous holiday house, and a perfect rural get-away! Adjacent to the pool is a paved terrace with a gas barbecue, and overlooks acres of rolling pasture and farmland. Across the brick pavure parking area is the annexe suite, furnished with a double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet for an additional 2 guests.
The Virginia creeper-covered traditional red-brick and slate roof exterior hides a stunningly contemporary interior of glass doors, underfloor heating throughout, maple hardwood furniture, double-glazed oak-framed windows, halogen downlighters, light wells and all the trimmings in brushed stainless steel. From here there are views across the beautiful Culm Valley into the heart of the Blackdown Hills. There are electric gates and entry phone.
There is so much to see and do locally when visiting Wayside House. This peaceful group of hills which lies on the border of Devon and Somerset has survived almost unscathed by post-war development. To the north the land rises steeply in a dramatic wooded scarp, while to the south it forms a plateau, deeply dissected by valleys. On top of the plateau lie open windswept spaces, while in the valleys, picturesque chertstone, cob and thatched buildings cluster in villages and hamlets, surrounded by a patchwork of small enclosed fields, and accessed down narrow winding lanes with tall hedgerows. Local pubs serving superb food are nearby including a fantastic local shop and cafe in Culmstock village 1 mile away.
Set in a stunning rural location, Wayside House is the perfect sumptous getaway and guests can even take their horse (at an extra cost), as there is spacious comfortable American barn stabling with full livery (optional) just 5 minutes’ walk away. After a long day’s riding, there is the indoor heated swimming pool to relax in. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Large entrance hallway. Spacious living room with leather sofas, maple floor and spectacular views. Dining room with maple floor opening to well-equipped kitchen with electric range and walk-in larder. Utility. Conservatory/sitting-room with air conditioning and 40" TV. Games room with TV. Separate toilet. Open-tread, turning, feature glass and stainless steel staircase to first floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only). Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate annexe: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), and en-suite wet room (no toilet).

  • Gas log-effect fire included
  • Electricity, gas, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • Range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (in grounds), 32ft x 16ft 6in, depth 4ft - 4ft 9in
  • Games room with Wii, pool table and air hockey
  • Outdoor play equipment including table tennis, climbing frame and swing
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Patio ha-ha (6ft drop from terrace)

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£1709-£4499
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