Between the stylish Regency town of Sidmouth and the Victorian resort of Budleigh Salterton in one of Devon's most beautiful coastal valleys is the picturesque village of Otterton. Otterton Mill, on the approach to the village is a working water mill, powered by the River Otter, around which has grown up a cafe serving good food, a gallery showing local arts and crafts, and a venue where popular music nights take place. Robin Cottage, at the end of the main street leading through the village is a Grade II listed, thatched property. This sweet cottage has masses of charm, you'll find a wood burning stove in the comfortable lounge and in the smart kitchen/diner a farmhouse style wooden table and chairs. A wooden, spiral staircase leads to the first floor and two attractive bedrooms, a double with views over the garden and a twin bedroom at the front of the cottage. The garden is sheltered, enclosed and mostly laid to lawn with a small patio area, table and chairs. The beach at Ladram Bay is only half a mile away, where pale grey shingle contrasts against the deep, rich, red cliffs and you can join the South Devon Coast Path.
Ground Floor: Lounge. Kitchen/Diner. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bathroom with bath, electric hand shower, WC and washbasin. Hanging space is available in Bedroom 2 but a wardrobe is not provided.
Electric heating with wood burning stove. Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer. TV/DVD, WiFi. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Bed linen and towels included free of charge. Parking is on a quiet road. Lawned garden with small seating area, BBQ. Up to two pets accepted. No smoking. Shop/Pub 350 yards. Beach 1/2 mile.
In the countryside and valleys of East Devon, this village with its thatched cottages is a great spot. Three miles from the Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, and one mile from the SW Coastal Path on the Jurassic Coast. Ladram Bay is one mile away. Inland, footpaths follow the River Otter where fox, badger and birdlife can be seen, down the road is Bicton Park and Botanical Garden. Visit the flour mill on the River Otter. Dartmoor is under an hour away while Exeter with its shopping centre, cinemas, clubs and restaurants is 10 miles away.
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!