Cottage in Honiton with Garden + Magnificent View

Defoe’s View

1560 ft² Cottage

Overview

4 bedrooms
8 guests max.
Cottage
1560 ft²
3 bathrooms
No pets

Amenities

Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
No pets
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Heating
Fridge
Parking
Golf
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen

What's nearby

Outdoor

Garden
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 double bed
3 bedrooms
1 extra large bed
Description

Set in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by fields and overlooking the stunning Otter Valley is Defoe's View. This eco-friendly property, beautifully built and offering a stylish home from which you can plan your holiday adventures and make happy family memories, whilst relaxing in luxurious surroundings. Ideal for families and friends looking for a quality break in a peaceful area, while within easy walking distance of the market town of Honiton, a break at Defoe's View means that you can enjoy a rural location yet have the convenience of not needing to use transport to visit the local pubs and restaurants. Boasting eco credentials – powered with renewable electricity, heating and hot water provided by a ground source heat pump, the property is leading the way in being carbon neutral and is welcoming and homely throughout the year. Step inside the light and airy hallway and take off your shoes and coats before heading down the stairs to the open-plan living space on the lower-ground floor. The chic navy kitchen area provides an excellent opportunity for the group chef to excel in their culinary skills whilst everyone discusses the days discoveries and forward plan the next day's adventure. After a sumptuous meal together around the dining table, the conversations excitably continue in the welcoming lounge area over further glasses of wine. The relax mode gradually kicks in with either watching a favourite movie or venturing outside onto the enclosed patio area to sit and watch the sun go down over the hills. Your attention will be drawn to the swallows dipping and the fish cruising in the pond as the water gently trickles in from the stream. Drink in the magnificent view made famous by Daniel Defoe (of Robinson Crusoe fame) 1734 – literally "the view of the country is the most beautiful landscape in the world, a meer picture". Guests can choose to stay in a super-king-size bedroom situated off the dining area, or in the super-king-size bedroom off the entrance hallway, both served by a sleek wet room situated off the opposite side of the hallway. Venturing upstairs there are a further two super-king-size bedrooms, both with en-suites, and one boasting a corner balcony with seating area from which there are fabulous view over the valley. The second super-king-size bedroom has a balcony with seating area overlooking the magnificent Otter Valley and looks down on a fascinating view of the fish cruising around the pond. Maybe then relax and unwind in the bath in the luxurious en-suite bathroom, whilst fresh towels keep hot and toasty on the heated towel rails. A stroll over the lawned area to the rear of the property treats you with wonderous uninterrupted views. The exploration can then continue by dropping down into the adjoining Devon meadow where the mowed pathway around the outskirts enables you to venture to the field pond to experience the wonder of dragonflies and profusion of wildlife drawn to its offerings. Sit awhile, relax, ponder and drink in the atmosphere.
If you can tear yourself away from this glorious property, venture out and discover an abundance of wonderful scenery and wildlife in the area. Just a short drive away is the Axe Valley Wildlife Park, a perfect day out for children and adults alike while enjoying a scenic journey from your home from home. Admire Devon's picture-perfect landscapes from an elevated position with a day of walking around Trinity Hill Nature Reserve, which is reachable by car also. Further afield, the stunning Lower Bruckland Farm Nature Reserve offers a waterside stroll with a variety of animals and natural habitats making it a day out any animal-lover will remember. The area is also perfect for walking and cycling, right from the doorstep of this holiday home; why not explore the five acres of land on foot, or head to the nearest pub for refreshments, before making your way home to catch up on the day's events. Live unforgettable moments & build happy memories with your loved ones with a stay at Defoe's View. Note: This property can be booked with ref. 1046010 and together can sleep a total of 16 guests
The charming town of Honiton can be found hidden deep within the Devon countryside. Filled with busy local pubs, delicious local eateries and a supermarket selling all the household essentials, this town has everything you could ever need for a smooth-sailing self-catering stay in Devon. Explore the beautiful landscapes of East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and spend your days basking in the sunshine of Sidmouth Beach. Embark on exciting expeditions in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and discover enchanting historical landmarks.

House rules
Pets not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

Hale Close Farm

EX149TQ Honiton, United Kingdom

5.0
Outstanding
‘I might very well run out of superlatives by the end of this review. Defoe’s View is a lovely modern eco house with a gorgeous view overlooking the Blackdown Hills, situated just outside Honiton and perfectly situated for the Devon Jurassic Coast and indeed all the delights that Devon has to offer. The house itself is marvellous- four lovely and spacious double bedrooms, (two ensuites a family bathroom) Bedrooms are supremely comfortable with excellent quality super king sized beds, deep pile carpets, very tasteful soft furnishings, gorgeous views and ample storage. The walk in showers are terrific, with great water pressure and bathrooms are modern and spacious. The whole house has ground source heating and is warm and cosy at all times. The generous open plan living space is charming with a remarkably and well equipped -kitchen - every little thing has been thought of and provided by the owners. We wanted for nothing. Upon arrival there was a welcoming basket of scones, jam and clotted cream, with milk in the fridge, a vase of flowers and a very comprehensive manual packed with really useful information about the house and the surrounding areas. I would describe this establishment as luxurious self -catering, better than many 4 hotels. The owners, Ann and Steve, really understand what hospitality is all about. They are warm, welcoming, extremely helpful and completely accommodating and informative. This house sits in an idyllic spot, it’s wonderfully equipped, tastefully and comfortably furnished and owned and managed by two great people. We were really sad to leave and look forward to returning- really great holiday!’
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