Orchard Cottage has everything you could wish for in a country cottage; wooden beams, rustic flagstone floor and a wood burning stove. Natural materials have been thoughtfully used to create a warm and ambient cottage. On the ground floor, the bright and spacious living area has glazed doors to the private patio area and garden. On the first floor are two attractive bedrooms, a double and a twin room, both have original beams and wonderful views over the gardens and countryside. In the adjacent field, the owners' Shetland sheep graze and the rural location makes a peaceful retreat or ideal base from which to explore nearby Exeter and the surrounding area. The city is famous for its magnificent cathedral, unique network of underground passages and historic quay. From here you can take a boat trip along the River Exe or hire a canoe or bike and paddle/ride along the canal path to the Double Locks Inn. For the more adventurous, Haven Banks Outdoor Activity Centre offers plenty of water sports and an indoor climbing centre.
Ground Floor: Lounge/Kitchen/Diner. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!