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.
- Cottage1194 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
Lovely cottage beautiful surroundings ideal walking, exploring, stargazing, resting
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 14, 2018
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Part dream, part working farm
Beautiful old farm, beautiful rural surroundings, everyone in the group loved it for their own reasons - lambs and sheep, wonderful walks and working with the wood. And a cosy well equipped cottage with everything you could imagine to require in it. And the decoration is just beautiful, no sweetish stuff but really good style everywhere. Loved it from a to z !
You were a wonderful group to have here on our farm. Helpful, interested in everything and a good laugh with it. Absolutely perfect. We both enjoyed your company and your very valuable help in the orchard and with the lambs. We hope to have you here very soon again.
Not a five star property
I wasn't going to review this property as I didn't want to spoil the record of five stars.
As I have now been asked twice to review this, I will. I don't know what happened on Saturday 1st September but the cottage did not appear to have been cleaned out properly before we arrived. This is what we found on arrival. Dirty windows, dirty bathroom mirrors and inside bathroom cabinets.
Some chipped crockery, dirty tin opener that didn't work..Only 2 decent glass tumblers,
An old 2 slice toaster still covered in breadcrumbs left from the previous guests.(we were a party of 4). Even though this cottage had all the amenities listed in the brochure
it is very disappointing to find this in what is listed as a five star property. Also, the bedding was not up to 5 star standard e.g white cotton as we have always had in other 5 star properties. No way could I call this a luxurious five star cottage. I can't comment about the owners. We did meet a pleasant gentleman on arrival but I never met the lady to speak to.
Fantastic cottage in outstanding location .an
We had a wonderful time at the lovely Pond Cottage. Very peaceful and quiet with very friendly owners.
The pool and the farm itself were a joy to use and walk around .
Good base to explore Devon.
Thank you for letting us stay. We certainly wish to return in the future.
A perfect setting for a relaxing break
We cannot speak highly enough of this charming and idyllic little cottage, set in truly beautiful countryside. Everything about Pond cottage is perfect. Renate and John are so friendly and were only to happy to share their beautiful farm and well cared for animals with us .The ducks, geese and lambs are delightful and really kept us amused with their antics ! The cottage and garden are pristine and have everything that you could wish for, and the added personal touch of fresh flowers, eggs and homemade jam really were the icing on the cake! Thank you Renate and John for a lovely relaxing break, we hope to be back very soon
We are a family of four with daughters ages 14 and 11. We stayed at Pond cottage for 3 nights at the end of May 2018. On arrival we were warmly greeted by John and shown around the property and farm. This is a beautiful part of the world and the farm and cottage are as picturesque as you could imagine. The ducks, chickens and lambs were a highlight for the girls and we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The cottage has everything you need to self cater and there are some lovely pubs nearby. Renate was very kind and provided some fresh eggs and homemade jam on arrival! a lovely treat x
We still managed to sight see during our stay and travelled to both Sidmouth and Hartland which we did with ease.
Pond cottage is a central base in the heart of Devon - perfect for a break for anyone !
Wonderful well equipped cottage in a charming rural location.
If you enjoy a rural farm location put this property on your list. Very well equipped cottage with walks both on the property and many villages plus the Exmoor Forest a short distance away. It was a little early in the season to use the pool but it would be an asset in the warm summer months. Highly recommended cottage, location and hosts.
It was great to meet you both. We felt that you really enjoyed your Devon visit and hope the remainder of your holiday in England is a success. Best wishes from both of us.
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.
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
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.