Overlooking the Blackdown Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is pretty Grade II listed Lea Hill. Sitting peacefully amongst winding, country lanes, Lea hill dates back to the 14th Century and spent much of its life as a Quaker farm and meeting place. The thatched Devon longhouse and its former barns have now been converted to create six attractive holiday cottages. Quakers is a quaint thatched cottage with a neat galley kitchen and a cosy lounge. On the first floor are two bedrooms - a double with en-suite shower room and a twin with long valley views, stripped pine floors and en-suite bathroom. Pretty cottage furnishings complement carefully retained features including low timber beams and exposed stonework. Outside is a small sunny seating area with superb views and guests are welcome to enjoy the surrounding seven acres of beautifully kept communal grounds and BBQ area.
Ground Floor: Lounge. Kitchen/Diner. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds (zip and link to make 6' double) and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin.
Central heating. Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer. TV/DVD, WiFi. Cot, highchair available on request. Bed linen and towels included free of charge. Off road parking for two cars. Small seating area and communal grounds, BBQ. Up to 4 dogs accepted. No smoking. Shop 1 mile. Pub 4 miles. Beach 9 miles.
Axminster has a well-known organic shop and canteen, introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Nestled in countryside, Axminster is a place to relax, famous for its carpets and often likened to Turkey's. On the River Axe and within reach of the Jurassic Coast, Axminster has attractions including private shops, a weekly market and pubs. With views and the National Trust properties of Shute Barton and Loughwood Meeting House close by, Axminster is a must-visit.
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!