2 bedrooms (sleeps 3/4), idyllic village location with shop & pub, near Exeter
About Jacqui Warrender
Paul and I have been lucky enough to live in Devon for most of our lives. I have lived in Kennford for 11 years now - we live together now - just up the road! I most recently worked as a PA and Paul is our sound Accountant! We love being outdoors exploring the countryside, either on foot or on our bikes, and know that we have the very best on our doorstep. The Kenn Valley is stunning and we regularly enjoy a bike ride along the Exe Estuary trail or escaping to Dartmoor National Park for a walk and a picnic (just 20 minutes away). The city of Exeter has a lovely feel and there is of course lots to see and do. We also love to pop down to Topsham (the old Port). We hope you will feel free to enjoy the many walks and cycle rides we have left in the comprehensive welcome/visitor information pack so that you make the very best of your stay (we have done your homework for you!)
Jacqui Warrender purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Jacqui Warrender chose Kenn
We do love the village. It has everything we need - with a great local shop, some great pubs and a village bar, but at the same time we are just a 10 miles from the coast and 15 miles from Dartmoor. We will never tire of this area, so we have decided to stay put and buy a holiday home so that you can get a taste of the good life!
What makes this Cottage unique
When we saw the cottage we fell in love with it as it is just so characterful, but immaculate. It has the most beautiful handmade staircase and we love the exposed beams. It is a perfect combination of old meets new - with the stylish shower room, inglenook fireplace and beautiful oak staircase.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Strictly no parties
Smoking strictly not permitted
Pets strictly not permitted
max 2 children
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A sweet cottage in a good location for cycling and walking
Upon arrival the cottage appeared to be clean. Although upon further inspection it was obvious a more thorough clean was needed as there were lots of cobwebs on the ceilings and walls and a lot of dust on the staircase and light fittings. There are a few minor plumbing and maintenance issues that need to be addressed hence why we only gave 3 stars, this coupled with rusty garden furniture that either needs repainting or replacing. We feel this is constructive criticism which will help the owners enhance this lovely cottage.
Lovely cosy cottage in convenient location
The cottage was clean, nicely furnished and welcoming, with extra touches including toiletries, milk and other essentials on arrival as well as a delicious cream tea! The shower is lovely and the beds very comfortable. Jacqui and Paul were very friendly and helpful and there is a wealth of useful local information giving ideas for nice walks and places to visit. The local shop is also very handy just a few doors down.
The cottage is in a very handy position, with easy access to Exeter, Dartmoor and the coast. We particularly liked Topsham and Shaldon for great independent shops and waterside locations, Haldon Forest and Haytor for lovely walks with amazing views and Ashburton is a foodie's paradise - check out The Old Library for a fabulous brunch.
We had a slight issue checking in because the key safe code had been changed and I hadn't seen Jacqui's email telling me about this, but she answered her phone immediately and the problem was soon sorted. Our only negative was that there was quite a lot of noise in the street late at night on our first night, presumably from people leaving the pub a few doors away, but this only happened once. Apart from that we had a lovely time and wouldn't hesitate to return. Many thanks and we hope to be back :-)
Delightful Cherry Tree Cottage
We had a really delightful week staying in Cherry Tree Cottage. It is small but so comfortable and has all necessary amenities. It was very clean and Jacqui our host even provided a cream tea for us on our arrival! A perfect base for us to visit various friends in the area. The pub in the village is a must - we ate there three times in our week! The shop is open every day which is very handy.
I heartily recommend Cherry Tree Cottage
Cherry Tree cottage
This quaint little cottage was located in an extremely friendly village with a really nice pub Seven Stars and local shop. The sweet little garden was it's best feature.
Lovely small well equipped cottage for a break in Devon. Great location to cover a lot of the south and Dartmoor. Superb pub a few doors down which does excellent quality food.
Thank you for your great review , Paul and Julie. Yes. I agree we have a great pub in the 7 Stars. I'll pass on your great feedback to the chef and landlord. We're pleased you got out and about during your stay. You'll be very welcome if you are planning a return visit in the future.
A charming comfortable cottage with all the amenities you will need.
Kennford is nestled in the beautiful Kenn Valley, just minutes from the A38, giving easy access to explore Historic Exeter, the old Port of Topsham and the surrounding area, including the Exe Estuary cycle/walking trail, Haldon Forest for mountain biking and walking, beaches such as Dawlish Warren, Shaldon and Exmouth and the Regency seaside towns of Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth. The stunning Dartmoor National Park is a 20 minute drive where you can enjoy walking, cycling, climbing or a stunning drive with a picnic. In Devon we are spoilt for choice with so many pretty villages and welcoming pubs, restaurants and cream tea spots. Our favourites include Topsham and Lympstone on the River Exe, Chagford, Shaldon and Dartmouth. Exeter offers plenty to do including free sightseeing tours, Exeter Quay where you can go canoeing or kayaking, visit the Cathedral and the medieval underground passages. National Trust properties to visit include A la Ronde at Exmouth, Killerton House & Gardens, Knightshayes at Tiverton, Castle Drogo and Greenway House on the River Dart (home to Agatha Christie).