Cottage in Venn Ottery, , East Devon - Peaceful, Tranquil with hot tub.
About Sarah Kinver
My husband and I bought the farm with 15 acres, some 20 years ago. We always loved the house, and often drove past it... never dreamed of ever living here. Now we live here with our three children. It has been a huge amount of work, a labour of love. We are both involved in our other businesses, but from the start we knew we had to develop the barns, to enable us to share them with others. Both buildings are Grade 11 listed and the first to be developed was Apple Mill. This is where the cider was made and apples stored for the farm. Burrows followed two years later and was originally used as a potato store. Our plan has always been to create a home from home. We monitor everything to enable each new guest to have as enjoyable and comfortable a holiday as possible.
Why Sarah Kinver chose Newton Poppleford and Harpford
A place to unwind and recharge, but at the same time loads to do. Fabulous walks, beaches, pubs, quant sea side villages, water sports, riding, some much to do so little time!!! Watch the stars at night from the hot tub or just do a sun downer.
What makes this Barn unique
All you could every need in a cottage, just like being at home, a real home from home.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The cottage itself is stunning and has all the amenities you would need with lovely little touches too. The hosts were incredibly welcoming too. The Hot Tub was great and very well looked after and the surrounding area was fantastic, be sure to visit the Golden Lion pub for food too, it was AMAZING! x
Thank you Scarlett for such a kind review, it was a delight to have you all here for such a special Birthday celebration. Thank you for looking after Burrows. Welcome here at Pebblebed Cottages anytime!
Wonderful cottage in pretty Devon countryside
Very quaint property. A home from home. Fresh scones with cream and jam on arrival, big hot tub to end your day after exploring a beautiful area.
Thank you so much, it was a delight to share our home with you. Do hope you feel rested and hope to see you again soon.
Fabulous tranquil hideaway
We were greeted with a wonderful welcome pack, with loads of local produce.
The barn is very spacious, luxuriously appointed and very clean. Everything you could possibly need has been thought of. If in the very unlikely event of needing something else, the very helpful owners are on site.
There is plenty to do locally, and the barn has the most comprehensive information pack we had ever seen. We really enjoyed Seaton, Beer, Branscombe and Budleigh Salterton. Great food at the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster and the Golden Lion in Tipton St John.
The garden is a great suntrap, secluded and private. We really enjoyed lounging in the hot tub, a real treat!
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a real delight to have you staying at Burrows, you are 5 star guests. Always welcome. We love it when guests return!
Luxurious Barn in beautiful, peaceful countryside
From the moment we opened the door and saw our wonderful welcome hamper we knew we had made the right choice for our holiday accommodation.
The Burrows was spotlessly clean and spacious but still had a lovely homely feel. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could need. A cot and highchair had been provided as requested and there was a fireguard for the winter months as well as various board games and DVDs if needed.
The information pack provided everything you could wish to know about the local area and recommendations for pubs and restaurants if required.
The hot tub and bbq were a real treat and added to our enjoyment of the lovely secluded garden.
The ability to be able to use Woodbury Park Golf Club was a real bonus and we used the pool and gym several times during our stay.
We had glorious weather and enjoyed days out at Seaton, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis in addition to visits to the Donkey Sanctuary and Crealy Park, both of which we'd highly recommended.
We'd definitely love to stay again as we still had lots to explore!
Thank you so much for those very kind words. We try and give our guests a real home from home feel with lots of treats. Thank you for being 5 star guests. Do hope you now feel relaxed and recharged. Please join us on Facebook, Pebblebed Cottages. Looking forward to welcoming back to Burrows.
We were a group of golfers comprising 3 couples. We stayed in the barn for 1 week and found it very comfortable and well equipped. It is slightly isolated so we had to drive everywhere but we knew that when we booked! The owners live next door and were very helpful. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay
From the fossils to be found at Charmouth and Lyme Regis, via the red cliffs of Beer down to the glorious white sands of Exmouth there are an abundance of wonderful beaches along this famous Jurassic coast line, all within a short drive of this property. Beer beach is a pretty pebble fishing cove around a twenty min drive. The bustling regency town of Sidmouth is only four miles away. Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth with it white sands and watersports are within a 15 minute drive.
The property is within a 10 minute drive of both the M5 and A30, with Exeter Airport only five miles away. A car is required in order to visit most local attractions including the local coast. There are regular bus services from nearby Ottery St Mary and Honiton. The nearest train stations can be found at the villages of Feniton and Whimple within a twenty minute drive, with regular services into Exeter and surrounding towns.
Many idyllic villages and towns cut through this part of East Devon. Search for antiques in Honiton and visit Topsham on the Exe estuary for wonderful gifts. Sidmouth is four miles away and has many interesting shops and restaurants. Lyme Regis is a 25 min drive and well worth a visit for its pretty town, wonderful seafood restaurants and famous harbour cobb. Beer and Branscombe are also nearby as is Exeter City centre with its stunning Cathedral. Kids will enjoy Bicton Park and Escot woods.
Within the cottage there is an extensive home produced manual covering all the best places to visit and eat out. There are also details of the inhouse catering service available.
Useful local facilities include - Local village shop and garage in Tipton (1m). Waitrose in Sidmouth (4m). Tesco in Honiton (5m). Local butchers, bakers, banks, hairdressers, doctor, pharmacy & drop in hospital in Ottery St Mary (2m). Organic farm shop, gifts and restaurant at Joshuas Harvest Store, and Otter Nurseries garden centre - both Ottery St Mary. Darts farm for everything wonderful at nearby Topsham.
Good food - there are an abundance of good eateries in the surrounding area serving locally sourced produce. Many have extensive fish menus serving freshly caught stock.
Kids can be kept entertained with a number of adventure centres within a short drive, including Bicton gardens, Escot gardens and woodland adventure, plus Crealy for fun-rides. Watersports can be undertaken at 'The Edge' at Exmouth and canoes and bikes can be hired at 'The Quay' in Exeter. Take the oldfashioned tram from nearby Colyton to the beach at Seaton for fish and chips. The famous Donkey Sanctuary is nearby as is The Miniature Pony Centre. Horse riding, fishing, cycling and sailing are all within easy reach of this holiday accommodation. Throughout the summer there are sailing regattas, beer and music festivals, farmers markets and village fetes - something for the whole family. A welcome hamper will be provided upon arrival. Should guests wish to pre-order food for their stay, then they can do so via Waitrose in Sidmouth.