2, Hillview Cottage is a pretty Grade II Listed, semi-detached, self-catering cottage situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Dalwood and is very well placed for exploring Devon, Dorset and Somerset. The village with its bubbling stream, is surrounded by beautiful countryside which forms part of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding of Natural Beauty. The cottage sits near to the Village Hall, once the Old School, the charming 15th Century Church of St. Peter and a number of attractive old thatched properties so typical of East Devon.
The cottage sleeps 4 and is suitable for small families. It is also ideal for 2 people who want to have some extra space.
Close by to the rural market town of Axminster, known worldwide for its carpets and now the base for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and Store. Also within 8 miles of the superb Lyme Bay Jurassic Coastline famous for its fossils and now designated as a World Heritage Site, this location offers a wealth of attractions and National Trust properties to visit. Also close by is the delightful town of Honiton, renowned for its lace and antiques shops.
The cottage makes a great base for exploring the beautiful countryside that surrounds Dalwood. The area is ideal for walking, golfing, cycling and horse riding or to just simply mooch around the pretty villages and rural market towns in the area. The Jurassic Coastline is an easy drive from the cottage with a number of lovely beaches and seaside towns to visit such as Exmouth, Sidmouth, Beer, Seaton, Charmouth and Lyme Regis and a bit further afield, Weymouth. Charmouth and Lyme Regis are especially well-known for fossil hunting!
The Region abounds with restaurants, tea shops and country pubs one of which is the Tucker's Arms which is just a short stroll from the cottage. It is very popular with locals and visitors alike therefore booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. All-in-all, the cottage is the perfect place for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday :
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COTTAGE :
Owner maintained, this well presented cottage with its low beamed ceiling upstairs (TALL PEOPLE BEWARE) and lovely cottage garden comprises :
Sitting Room with Flat-Screened Television with DVD/CD player and coal effect electric fire for convenience.
Kitchen-Diner with electric cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge with icebox compartment and automatic washing machine.
2 Bedrooms - 1 Double, 1 Twin ~ hairdryer in double room.
Bathroom with bath and overhead shower and separate toilet.
The cottage has storage heaters in the sitting room, kitchen ~ diner, on the landing upstairs and in the double bedroom. There are also independent electric heaters in the sitting room, kitchen-diner, the twin~bedroom and the bathroom. The hot water system is also electric and runs independently of the heating.
Included in the price : Bed linen, towels (1 bath towel and 1 hand towel per person per week (but NOT BEACH towels) tea towels , all fuel used for heating and cooking and also household materials such as washing-up liquid, dish cloths and kitchen and toilet paper etc.
Free WiFi is available for accessing emails and surfing. There is also a landline telephone for incoming and outgoing calls. PLEASE NOTE ~ for OUTGOING calls ~ this service is FREE OF CHARGE for all numbers starting with ' 01' in the UNITED KINGDOM for up to ONE hour. Visitors are very welcome to use the telephone on this basis but unfortunately any calls made to MOBILE (or CELL) phones would be chargeable. Your goodwill would be much appreciated in this matter.
There is an enclosed garden with furniture. There is parking adjacent to the cottage and also a designated private parking space for 1 car ~ 50 yards.
FURTHER INFORMATION :
Children Welcome ~ A Travel Cot ( Cot Bedding NOT provided) and Stair Gate are available.
Sorry No Pets & No Smoking inside the cottage. The Tucker's Arms ~ serving delicious food and drink ~ 50 yards. There is a Shop/Post Office in the village.
Nearest town with shops and supermarkets is Axminster (approx. 4 miles) and Tesco do deliver to the village.