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Charming Bungalow with wonderful countryside views.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom Bungalow, Sleeps 4 ideally situated to explore the Jurassic Coast

Hawkern Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the charming, picture postcard village of Otterton, which is between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. The property enjoys uninterrupted countryside views and is a haven for anyone who enjoys walking. There are numerous coastal and countryside walks which can be reached without having to get in your car. There are also plenty of beaches to explore nearby and Exeter City Centre is only a 30 minute drive.

The cottage comprises of one double bedroom, one twin bedded room, a bathroom, small utility and an open plan kitchen,dining area and sitting room. There are patio doors from the sitting area which open onto a terrace and garden.

The village of Otterton has its own Working Mill which has a restaurant, craft shop and fresh bakery in addition to the local village pub.

Facilities in the Area: Otterton is close by to Woodbury Golf and Country Club which is open to non-members and Exmouth boasts an Indoor Tennis centre which has 6 courts. Bicton Gardens is only a few minutes drive from Hawkern and the Regency town of Sidmouth is a 10 minute drive away.

Otterton is an ideal position because Dartmoor, Torbay, Lyme Regis (great for fossil hunting with the children), Exeter Cathedral Town are all easily accessible which makes plenty of day trips out for the family.

If you simple want a base for walking or relaxing on the beach, again you couldn't ask for a better location.

More Details

Owner
Claire Mills
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Claire Mills

Tony and I have lived at Hawkern House since 2003 having moved from South Devon. We have three children and a lovely dog called Biggles. Fortunately when we bought the property the old stable had been converted into a County Bungalow which is Hawkern Cottage. It has its own private garden and parking area. I enjoy the the cottage being close because I like to meet and help my guests as best I can.

Claire Mills purchased this bungalow in 2003

Why Claire Mills chose Otterton

We choose Hawkern because of its peaceful location and wonderlful countyside views and it has the benefit of only being a 10 minute walk to the coastal path. A week in low season is £395, Mid Season £450 with high season being £650. It can also be rented out for a minimum of 2 nights at a cost £125 per night.

Amenities

Otterton Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
As the location of this property is ideal for walkers we do allow dogs on request at an additional cost. If you have any special requests please do not hesitate to ask and we will do our utmost to accommodate your requirements.

Reviews

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Charming Bungalow with wonderful countryside views.
average rating of 4.2916665 based on 24 reviews
5

Relaxing, friendly, well equipped, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

we spent a very relaxing week at Hawkern, a perfect location.

It was peaceful, clean and extremely well-equipped, far better than most self-catering cottages we’ve stayed in.

It has a fabulous view and lovely walks.

Claire & Tony were really welcoming and could not have been more helpful & friendly. They were available when we had any questions otherwise Hawkern is extremely private and quiet.

We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mish mash of old furniture and useless shower , garden barren, view obscured overgrown trees

  • 1 of 5

Didn't realise this bungalow was in owners grounds which were beautiful unlike the garden for the bungalow.. not one flower in the dried up tubs! The picture in Owners Direct must be about 10 yrs old as is all the tired odd furniture and curtains. Lots of noisy gardening going on the whole day ... we had to shout to be heard. Then spraying all round our garden whilst we were sat there... not restful. The drive to the property needed cutting back as it made it difficult to get the cars in without getting scratched from tree branches. This place needs a bit of TLC . Sorry to say but have stayed in beautiful holiday rents for the same price. The area is marvellous for walking though and Otterton Mill really tasty food also the pub in village is very good.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that Hawkern Cottage was not to your taste. With regards to the furnishing it is from Laura Ashley and a conscious decision to make a cottage style surrounding. The cottage was decorated in March and the Rattan garden furniture was new this year. Many of my guests are repeat business and the guests following your stay both said how much they loved the cottage and would be returning next year. I appreciate that Hawkern may not appeal to everyone. With regards to the drive we have tried to maintain the privacy of the cottage from the main house but following your comment will trim some branches back. There are Fuchsias and Hydrangeas in the cottage garden but the pot I think you are referring to has daffodils planted in there but following your comment will plant something for all year round. I believe the gardening noise you experienced was in fact from a neighbour who was having a new driveway tarmaced and can only apologise if this disturbed you but it was out of my control. I would like to assure you that it is very important to me that my guests enjoy their stay at Hawkern and I do my utmost to ensure they are satisfied during their stay. Any suggestions are welcome especially whilst staying in the cottage so I can rectify any issues then. Kind Regards Claire Mills.
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A fantastic family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Lovely very well equipped cottage with stunning views and lots of wonderful walks. Budleigh beach just a 2-3 mile walk away with beach huts to hire daily overall we had a fantastic holiday and would definitely stay at Hawkern Cottage again .

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay when visiting the area, great views and excellent walks.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very good accommodation and location.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was very well equipped, clean, spacious and comfortable. The location is perfect for exploring such a beautiful part of Devon and is a walkers paradise.

Claire was extremely welcoming and pleased to help with any queries. Would definitely recommend this property if you are after a quiet, comfortable and relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

very comfortable, very well equipped good location, would book again in a heartbeat.

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice well equipped holiday home. Private and quiet but very well located for exploring Devon. Welcome pack was very thoughtful. Would we book again?......yes without any doubt. Kids loved it, wanted to move in. Community shop in Otterton caters for your basic needs (its got a good selection of goods) the mill was nice to visit too, Skatepark in Budleigh Salterton a hit with our kids!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kings Arm Pub
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Exeter Junction 30
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Ladram Bay
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Bicton Gardens - 5 minutes away

Crealy Adventure Park - 15 minute drive

Dartmoor, Torbay under an hour drive

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you require a long let please contact owner to discuss rates. We are willing to offer a house swop with another holiday property. Dogs are charged at £15 each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.