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Monks Thatch Cottage

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Otterton, Devon
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Monks Thatch is half a mile from the beach and spectacular cliffs of Ladram Bay and conveniently located in Otterton.

Nestling in a stunning sea view location, in this AONB of the Jurassic Coast, Monks Thatch is only 500 yards from the Devon Heritage Coastal Path and is spoilt for choice with 4 beaches nearby. With private drive approach, the cottage is adjacent to the owner’s house, just ½ mile from Otterton’s picturesque village with its pretty thatched cottages, church and pub, and alongside the River Otter an historic working mill with artisan bakery, crafts, food shops and an award-winning café/restaurant. There is plenty to do, see and visit locally, which makes for an ideal holiday. Pool/beach towel hire £10 pp. Shops and pub ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with 2 steps to dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Full oil central heating by flow meter reading. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with furniture. Terrace. Parking. Shared unheated outdoor swimming pool by arrangement (June - August only). No smoking.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017
    A lovely cottage in a delightful location near the coastal path. The cottage is attached to the owners house which was not evident at booking . It didnt affects us and we did have access to the gardens which were also very nice and the owner was approachable and very helpful, however the weather was pretty rough windy and wet for a lot of our stay so we did not do as much walking as we would have liked and could'nt use the pool in the garden which would have been nice. Its a fine location if you like isolation and to be near the coastal path as its tucked down a narrow access road at top of a hill. The cottage is a good walk to Otterton which is a lovely village with lovely lanes for walking , enjoyed the Mill especially and found the food there excellent and service fine, sold great produce . The Community store and local pub we could walk too, but a bit of a hill to get back home .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017
    Was surprised with Bill t end for 16 pouns 4 elec and 9 pouns of for gas.The central heating was only on for a few hours for bathroom and this was only for3 days as we had good weather.I am sure this Bill was 4 the people who were before us and did a runner so didnt pay their bill.the bill was on the outside door handle, very unusual ,did the owner think we were also going to do a runner.This bill was excessive as i only pay 30 pounds a month for both per month I.e. 30 days not 7 .Albeit we only used both for 3 days for a few hours.If the previous people didn't pay their bill I shouldn't have to pay it.If this is the case the owner is on a win win.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2017
    Would definitely go back to go monks thatch so comfortable and cosy.wonderful location and such a tranquil setting.lovely walks lots of places to visit.( sally ) the owner was so kind and lovely made us feel welcome from the start and left us some welcoming goodies Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful and tranquil holiday

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2017
    Wonderful cottage in gorgeous surroundings. A good getaway.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    A beautiful well appointed cottage adjacent to the owners' house and with use of the family's very extensive and attractive gardens. A short walk to the coast path and lovely views of the sea from the garden. The village with community shop and good pub/restaurant is 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot. Otterton Mill is a friendly cafe and walks along the river are lovely. There was an extensive welcome pack in the cottage and the owners were helpful and friendly. The kitchen was well equipped and everything functioned well. Highly recommended with the only slight caveat that sharing the garden may not suit everyone (we were left to our own devices!). Very dog friendly and adequate parking.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2017
    We loved this cottage for a perfect March break. It was like home from home. For us it was lovely being out in the sticks but not too far from anywhere by car.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2016
    Fabulous position. Beds very comfortable but sofas not so. Kitchen is tired and in need of refurbishment. Could have been cleaner, especially the kitchen.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2016
    We knew the area but it fulfilled all our expectations, with immediate access to the South West Coastal Path (surely the greatest footpath in England), short distance to the Otter Valley, easy travel further along the Jurassic Coast and beyond, and inland. Plan to go back in 2017.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2016
    The hosts at Monks Thatch were most helpful, both with details of local shops, and where to visit. The welcome gifts were very thoughtful. We enjoyed the location, near to the cliff tops and coastal path. In the village, 20 minutes walk away was a very well stocked community shop,pub which served meals of very good standard, and Otterton Mill, which also served meals, but was always overcrowded on our visits. The energy was calculated by the owner at the end of our stay, and paid for at the end. We were given privacy and access to the large garden, also having our own, private seating area. Very welcoming and generous hosts.

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