Welcoming courtyard | The Old Coach House , Colyton, near Honiton
Grand living room with beamed ceiling and woodburner | The Old Coach House , Colyton, near Honiton
  • Cottage
  • Colyton, near Honiton
  • UKC506

The Old Coach House


out of 10

  • 9

  • 5

  • 3

  • 2

Pets stay free
Car parking on site

This beautifully presented holiday property is the perfect location for a family gathering or a group of friends, with a glorious garden surrounding.

Ground Floor:
Living room 1:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, cinema sound speakers and beams.
1 step up to...
Dining room: With wood burner and tiled floor.
2 steps down to..
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.
1 step to...
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.
First Floor:
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.
Separate staircase to..
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 and doggy extras. Telephone (honesty box). Approximately 2/3-acre garden with 3 sitting-out areas, garden furniture, BBQ and chiminea. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered pond in the garden, 20 yards away. The Aga in the kitchen is only available in the winter months. This property requires a security deposit of £250.

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, and an extensive welcome pack is provided for both you and your dog!
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. Within 5 miles you can enjoy watersports, fishing and horse riding. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018


Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath

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Baby and Toddler Friendly


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Coastal Within 5 Miles

Cot Available

Customers' Choice

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Enclosed garden or patio


Fishing Nearby

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Highchair Available

Horse Riding nearby


Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pet - More Than Dog Friendly

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge


Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Welcome Pack


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • 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 18 reviews


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Overall rating



  • Brighton

  • Family


out of 10

The Old Coach House is a beautiful place to stay for a large family holiday. Spacious and comfortable with a gorgeous terrace and lovely landscaped gardens. We had our eleven-month-old grandson with us and the house is well equipped with safety features for crawling toddlers. The owners supplied a cot and high chair - although we brought our own travel playpen which was very useful. There was a well-designed bed for our dog and thoughtful treats supplied - he had a great holiday too! There was plenty of useful information in the folder about the house and local area. Just one caveat - we could had done with some instructions about how to use the induction hob and the oven - we worked it out but never found out if the oven had a grill. But really a gorgeous place to stay in a stunning location.

25 Sep 2022


  • Hornchurch

  • Friends


out of 10

Beautiful cottage and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend it.

14 Sep 2022


  • Germany

  • Family


out of 10

The Old Coach House is a a great Holiday home for bigger families or 2 families. It is huge and has a lot of space inside and outside - to do things together or get some peace from the others. We loved the Billiard table and the table soccer - gaming room. The kitchen is a lovely place. In the garden there is only rain protection for the sitting area missing, that would have been great. We LOVED staying there with our family and friends. Clare was very helpful when the water was cut short due to construction down the road and provided immediately fresh water for us until it came back. Also we forgot something there at the end and it was possible to retrieve it again - THANKS CLARE. What we did really NOT liked were the narrow streets to get there. we had really bad luck and 2 flat tires, and there is no telephone connection at the house or nearby. we weren't used to that. But overall, a great house and with almost everthing you can think of.

8 Sep 2022

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