Nestled in rolling Devon hills and set in secluded, walled gardens, this rural retreat is close to the small historic town of Colyton, within easy reach of the coast and a stone’s throw from The East Devon Way. The Old Coach House is a wonderfully peaceful place in which to unwind and is set at the top of a long drive, with far-reaching views across the countryside. Most rooms have superb views over the glorious gardens, where you can admire the amazing terraces, beautiful flowers and walkways. With a chiminea for colder evenings and a Pit Boss barbecue which acts as smoker and pizza oven, this property is set in idyllic grounds and its large, sheltered terrace is the perfect spot where you can spend long, lazy lunches and enjoy al fresco dining with extended family or friends. With a huge antique table at its heart the large, farmhouse-style kitchen is a great social space for bringing together friends and family over a relaxed meal. The kitchen has an Aga and electric hob, sparkling granite worktops, and quality equipment including a Nespresso coffee machine, Sabatier knives and Le Creuset cookware. The living room is bathed in natural light with warm oak flooring and an airy, gabled ceiling. Sinking into plump sofas, strewn with cushions, and watching the fire crackle, you can’t help but unwind. There is a separate cosy snug, with its own tiny wood burner, perfect for curling up in front of with a book. For dining in style or just getting back to tradition with good friends, the dining room boasts all the china, glassware and linen needed to make a meal a real occasion, and a quirky games room has diversions for everyone, from a pool table to chess. Upstairs, the bedrooms have been elegantly furnished with a light de´cor, quality bedding and cosy throws, assuring your nights at The Old Coach House will pass peacefully and undisturbed.
Getting away from it all is what great British holidays are all about, and surrounded by splendid Devon countryside in its own beautiful walled garden, The Old Coach House is a perfect escape. The owner has thought of everything to make guests’ stays comfortable and special - every guest even gets their own fluffy dressing gown and slippers.
There are many places to visit close by, including Seaton Tramway which operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley. The trams travelling alongside the River Axe estuary pass through two nature reserves, and give an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life. The property is situated between Colyton and the pretty village of Northleigh with its 13th-century church. The historic town of Colyton is 2 miles away, with picturesque, narrow streets and has a town square with a range of local shops, pubs and restaurants. The ancient market town of Honiton is 4 miles away with a wide selection of shops, railway station and access to the A30 and M5. There are street markets on a Tuesday and Saturday and regular farmers’ markets. Honiton is noted for its lacemaking and pottery, and an abundance of antique shops line the main street. The Old Coach House is ideally situated to explore the Jurassic Coast, and is a short distance from Beer, the picturesque fishing village in East Devon. The ancient seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset is also a short journey away; you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants and visit the historic Cobb or fossil museums. Other stunning coastal towns nearby include Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe, Charmouth and Sidmouth. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Living room 1: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, cinema sound speakers and beams.
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Dining room: With wood burner and tiled floor.
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Snug: With wood burner.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and tiled floor.
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Utility room: With washing machine.
Games room: With pool table, football table, piano and bluetooth speakers.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Separate dressing room.
Shower room: With double shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
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Bedroom 5: With single bed.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burners included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Telephone (honesty box). Approximately 2/3-acre garden with 3 sitting-out areas, garden furniture, barbecue and chiminea. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered pond in the garden, 20 yards