|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Set in the beautiful Coly Valley one mile from Colyton, Old Orchard Cottage sits peacefully within rural farmland enjoying lovely views of the surrounding river and countryside. Access to the coast is just 10 minutes away and there are plenty of fantastic walks either along the cliffs at Branscombe or further inland in beautiful rolling Devon hills and fields. The cottage sleeps five and has all basic facilities included. Private south facing terrace with access to garden, orchards and fields on the farm. Our chickens will happily provide some eggs for you as well! There is ample parking space for 2 cars at the property and the local town of Colyton just a mile away has much to offer including a variety of shops and pubs to choose from. Helpful advice available on all the local area has to offer. We can offer parking space for boats/trailers if required.
'What a lovely cottage, stayed for 3 nights and wished we had booked it for a week. Felt like home from home, very welcoming. Beautiful walks down the river, thank you for a wonderful stay.'
Alison and Andy. April 2013
'We have had such a wonderful time. The cottage is lovely - it feels very comfortable and homely. The kids have had a great time enjoying the outdoors, paddling in the streams and generally having fun. Thank you Michael & Fiona for being such wonderful hosts.'
Paul & Nicci, April 2014
'We had a lovely stay at the cottage. We found it to be clean and well equipped for our short break. The location is very tranquil with lots of lovely places to visit nearby and there was so much for the children to do. It really was a special family holiday.'
The Grays, Southampton, June 2014
We had a wonderful stay in this stunning Devon cottage.You couldn't ask for more from the location! It was a real pleasure to meet the owners who were there to meet us on arrival and were so helpful getting us settled in. The cottage has everything you could need and is absolutely beautiful, we slept so well! We loved seeing the ducks, chickens and horses every day.
I really hope we will be back in the not too distant future.
We had the loveliest time staying at the Old Orchard cottage. The cottage itself is beautifully presented, spacious and full of character and charm. There's heaps of space both inside and out, and we made most of the Devon sunshine and the barbecue by eating out on the patio most evenings whilst watching the ponies in the field, and the other animals going about their business. The girls loved the ducks and the hens and Michael very kindly allowed them to help with feeding, which they really enjoyed. There is so much to do immediately around the farm - we loved the meadow behind the farm, as well as the walk up through the woods. Colyton, with all of it's amenities is very nearby, and yet the setting is such that you very much feel as if you're truly away from it all in the heart of the countryside. The cottage was a fabulous base for excursions to the beaches and coastal villages and towns, as well as Dartmoor. We would have loved to have stayed longer and will definitely be returning!
The cottage was beautiful just as the website and review said it would be, a wonderful quiet setting where you can enjoy life.. Its location was also great for easy access to the coast where Sue and myself did a lot of walking as did our dog (Reece) He loved it either being at the cottage or out walking the coast line in a wonderful part of the country.
We would definately go back just because there is more to see and its a wonderful place to stay. Thank you Michael we all enjoyed our stay at the cottage.
My sister and I were searching for a peaceful spot to take our 70-year old mother to, after a tiring year. We also had my three-year old too, so we needed a serene retreat with kid-friendly entertainment. Michael and Fiona's orchard cottage was perfect for our stay. It is even more spacious than the pictures suggest, and the layout allows for family members to nap or rest, while others play. Also the outdoor access to the patio, meadow and garden gives kids plenty to explore and to look at. We found that four nights were not enough as so many beaches, points of interest and good restaurants are within reach. We'll come back again and stay for two weeks if we can. Lastly, for anyone with reduced mobility, this is a good spot, as all of the ground floor (including master bedroom and bathroom) is wheelchair accessible. Thanks Fiona and Michael for being such responsive, informative hosts and for giving us such a friendly welcome.
What a fabulous rural escape. The cottage was beautiful and in the most peaceful setting. Our children enjoyed the great outdoors (as did our two dogs) and we all felt we had been away much longer than just the weekend. The village offers amazing riverside walks - directly accessed from the grounds along a bridle path, and proved the perfect base for visiting the coastline. We all had such a perfect time that we will definitely be back - and for longer next time!
We had two sunny weeks in this charming little house amidst a pleasant landscape. The house was perfectly divided for us and our three children, who had upstairs a big room for their own. Every morning the chicken and the ducks came to say hello, and we enjoyed the view over the grazing land with its ponies and horses.
Thank you, Fiona and Michael, for your hospitality! We will come back! Uli and Angelika
Branscombe Beach and the historic fishing village of Beer are both within 10 mins driving distance. Fantastic views between these two lovely villages. Other coastal destinations include Lyme Regis 15 mins, Sidmouth 20 mins, Budleigh Salterton 25 mins. Bridport, Charmouth, Seatown all under 30 mins away by car and are good for fossil hunters!
Exeter Airport 22 miles. We recommend you come by car or hire a car for your stay.
Old Orchard Cottage is one mile from the centre of Colyton with the neighboring towns of Axminster 6 miles, Honiton 6.5 miles, Seaton 3 miles, Lyme Regis 8 miles. The villages of Beer and Branscombe are both 5 miles distance.
Colyton has a variety of shops, pubs, and banking facilities including a chemist and antique shop. Nearby restaurants include River Cottage Canteen in Axminster and a variety of additional venues in Lyme Regis, Topsham and surrounding villages. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ is 10 minutes away by car.
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Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
£100 deposit with Booking, balance due 30 days before arrival. Bookings made 30 days or less in advance require payment in full. An additional charge of £20 per week will be made for dogs.
Normal changeover day is Saturday arriving 14.00 or later. We request that guests depart by 11am. We are happy to discuss alternatives where possible.
Notes on prices:
Weekend breaks available outside of high season. Please contact us to discuss dates etc