16th-century barn conversion | The Workshop - Lower Court Cottages, Fluxton, near Ottery St Mary
Open plan living space with French doors and beams | The Workshop - Lower Court Cottages, Fluxton, near Ottery St Mary
  • Cottage
  • Fluxton, near Ottery St Mary
  • 27716

Lower Court Cottages - The Workshop


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 2

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

Ottery St Mary is only 2 miles, and Sidmouth close by, an ideal walking area with the Jurassic Coastline taking in Beer, Sidmouth and Seaton.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With beams and French doors leading to garden.
Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric Aga, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
First Floor:
Bedroom: Galleried with double bed, Velux window, low ceiling, wooden floor and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric heaters included.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small enclosed courtyard and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

These two 16th-century barn conversions, two of three, are situated in the grounds of the owner’s home. They were once stables of the Mayor of Exeter, then became a workshop, and now are two delightful holiday cottages. Both are decorated and furnished uniquely and offer an ideal base from which to explore East Devon. Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Fluxton, nestled at the foot of rolling hills which ascend from the River Otter, located 2 miles from Ottery St Mary and 5 miles from Sidmouth.
The area is dominated by lush green hills, wooded valleys and the dramatic Jurassic Coast. An ideal location to walk the Jurassic Coastline, taking in Beer, Sidmouth and Seaton. There are plenty of activities all within easy reach, including cycling, horse riding, birdwatching and many National Trust properties. Exeter’s 2000 year old history is reflected in its heritage attractions, such as the Gothic St Peter’s Cathedral and the Roman city wall. Explore beneath the city’s streets at Exeter’s underground passages, which were originally built to bring fresh water into the city in the medieval times. Find out more about Exeter’s fascinating history on one of the free Red Coat Guided Tours. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2018


All Ensuite

Coastal within 5 miles

Decorated at Christmas

Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile

Romantic Getaways


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 19 reviews


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  • Essex

  • Couple


out of 10

The cottage is located in a very quiet rural position a couple of miles down a single track road. This was fine by us. There are lovely walks to be had staright from the cottage along the River Otter. You can use this route to walk into the village of Tipton St Mary. The walk took us about 35 minutes. The Golden Lion at Tipton is a friendly pub/restaurant. If you want to eat ring up and book otherwise you are unlikely to get a table. The food was excellent. Note they are closed Sundays and Mondays. The owners were great. When we needed to cancel at very short notice they suggested we just move the booking rather than claim on insurance. We just had the holiday 12 months later!

18 Jul 2022


  • Taunton

  • Couple


out of 10

This was a disappointment, it was advertised that WiFi was available which it was not it is a spur from main house and didn't work, phone connectivity was also poor. The property is heated and cooking facilities were via an aga which was switched off a small oven and hob was provided which was impossible to use due to being balanced on the aga. This was taken away and aga switched on, I enquired as to whether it could be controlled, the answer being it is either on or off, whilst out I googled this which wasn't factually correct and on investigation it had been set at lowest setting which made it difficult to use for cooking. The TV is the smallest I have seen and impossible to read subtitles which is essential if you have hearing issues.

4 Jul 2022


  • Leek staffordshire

  • Family


out of 10

Clean enough but there was no hot water, the WiFi was dreadful and there was wires hanging out the wall socket and the router looked like something from the time of starters. Considering it was dog friendly there were too many restrictions. The constant heat from the area made the downstairs uncomfortable for a warm June day. Wouldn't stay/ recommend.

10 Jun 2022

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