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Luxurious, charming cottage on a 15th century beautiful farm

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Witheridge near Tiverton, Devon, South West, England - Pond Cottage, ideal location for Walking holidays, Rural / countryside retreats, Cycling

Pond Cottage is a charming, beautifully furnished, luxury stone & cob detached holiday cottage within the grounds of a 15th century working farm of 150 acres of beautiful meadows grazed by our sheep & lambs & three very productive apple orchards. The cottage lies adjacent to a picturesque pond surrounded by mature trees & shrubs. The cottage lies in its own enclosed garden w/ a seating & barbeque area & lovely views. The solid oak stable door takes you into the open plan triple aspect living room w/ massive oak beams, oak shutters, wood burner, comfortable sofas, TV/DVD player recorder, French doors leading to the garden, underfloor heating, slate floor & impressive solid oak staircase. The custom designed kitchen has granite floor, granite work surfaces & a lovely oak dining area. Upstairs under the exposed roof trusses there is an additional cosy seating area w/ cd player & a lovely view of the pond. There are 2 double bedrooms each w/ an en-suite facilities.

Renate Huckle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017


Witheridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom: 1 double bed Bedroom: 1 double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Beautifully designed solid oak staircase leading up from the living room on to a spacious landing with a seating area with cd player and views of the pond. The whole first floor is solid oak boards. Ample space for Parking. Cottage guests also have full use of the swimming pool (unheated & shared with the owners). Outside: Outside the cottage is a private enclosed garden with picnic table. A bar-be-que is also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Linen, towels & tea towels are of course provided. Other: Washer drier, iron. Cot & highchair, baby bouncer are available if required


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Luxurious, charming cottage on a 15th century beautiful farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

A Lovely Stay In the Devon Countryside!

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to describe all the wonderful things about Pond Cottage. John and Renate treat you more like long missed family than lodgers. The grounds are beautiful in a way only a Devon farm can be. My children and I enjoyed the ducks, the sheep, and all the wonderful farm life. It forces you to slow down and enjoy the more important things in life. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure having you here. You were so interested and enthusiastic and the girls were hilarious, a joy to have around. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again.
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Cottage was a real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, a beautiful place. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such good guests and leaving the cottage in such pristine order. It was a pleasure having you here and sharing this wonderful part of Devon with you.
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. We're SO grateful to have met Renate and John, as they were so lovely and welcoming. The cottage and the property are everything you could hope for, plus more! I cannot recommend this property enough — wonderful stay and wonderful owners!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful hospitality. We enjoyed our two weeks holiday very much and we would like to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pond Cottage for a week in August and found it delightful. The cottage itself is beautiful inside and out, the setting is amazing and it's owners are just the most wonderfully welcoming & kind hosts who are quite happy to let you wander about the farm as you please. They even allowed us to get involved in sheep herding which was a real treat, especially for our children.

The cottage was well equipped with everything you could need, including fresh eggs and jam left for us on arrival. John & Renate have put together a very useful folder of information about the area and things to do, including details of John's extensive arboretum. Ducks and geese roam the property and were always there to welcome us back from a day out. Both bedrooms are very comfortable and beautifully renovated with exposed beams, and both have en suite showers.

We had a wonderful experience at Pond Cottage and cannot fault it at all. We would not hesitate in recommending this property to anyone looking to escape to the country.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this delightful farm , the owners were friendly and helpful the grounds are amazing and the cottage well stocked . Well worth a visit or two !

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Penny, It was an absolute pleasure having you and your family stay at Pond Cottage last July, We would love see you again in the near future,
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Tiverton is a historic market town occupied by the Romans who used it as a base for their activities in the West country.

The local museum provides an interesting insight into this aspect of the town's history. Visit the castle with its famous tapestry hangings and the pannier market held Fridays and Saturdays. There is a newly built leisure centre and a cinema.

The river Exe passes through the town as does the Grand Western canal and horse drawn barge trips take you through the most picturesque countryside. Knightshayes and Killerton House, two National Trust houses with beautiful garden are close by and well worth a visit.

Pond Cottage lies halfway between the villages of Rackenford and Witheridge.

Detailed information on how to get from the A361 to the cottage will be supplied on booking.


The beautiful North Devon beaches are about an hours drive away.


Nearest Travel Links

Airport: Exeter: 45 km

Railway: Tiverton Parkway: 30 km

Ferry: Plymouth: 80 km


10 miles to the west of Tiverton, it is in one of the few remaining unspoilt areas in England and only 17 miles from the M5.

Further Details:

Activities near Tiverton

Sports: Tennis in town, Watersports, Waterpark, Horse Riding, Golf within 30 mins drive, Fishing

Great for: Walking holidays, Rural / countryside retreats, Cycling holidays


Rates & Availability

Witheridge Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn colours in Arboretum
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
January/February 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Easter/May 2018
Mar 31 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jul 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The cottage is available all year on a weekly basis with shorter breaks also available in the low season.

A deposit of £200 is required before a reservation can be confirmed and the balance is required 4 weeks before arrival.

All bookings include linen and towels, which are changed weekly.

Payment methods for late bookings can be arranged over the telephone.

Short breaks are welcome (min. 2 nights stay).

Changeover Day:
During the summer season our changeover day is Saturday. Outside those times we are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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