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Beautiful thatched cottage, dating back to the 17th century,in secluded location

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Four-bedroom property with one-bedroom annexe, sleeping 9 in total

Millhayes has two good-sized living rooms - the family room has large sofas and flat screen TV and the sitting room has a wood burning stove, large sofa and armchairs, sound system and has a more traditional feel. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped and opens onto a stunning conservatory dining area with full-length windows on three sides giving spectacular views across the garden and valley beyond. The four bedrooms in the house are beautifully furnished and have lovely views. The bathroom and shower room are luxuriously fitted out. The thatched annexe is ideal for anyone who would like a little extra privacy or seclusion. It has a spacious bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, TV, DVD and tea and coffee making facilities. An en suite shower room completes this self-contained eerie!

The garden is about an acre in size with terraces and lawned areas near the house; plenty of secluded spots to sit and read, admire the views, or just do nothing!

Fabulous countryside for walking and we are also happy to accept well-behaved dogs!

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Judy Claxton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Honiton in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On ground floor
    En-suite in annexe - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom has a free-standing slipper bath and large separate shower. The bathroom tiles are hand cut and there is natural wood flooring. The ground floor shower room has a flagstone floor and the shower features Venetian marble tiles with mosaic panelling.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Annexe Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with lovely views of the valley and/or garden.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(34 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful thatched cottage, dating back to the 17th century,in secluded location
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our party of seven had a fantastic week at Millhayes cottage. The Cottage was lovely and clean and even had a welcome hamper with lots of goodies! The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you would need for your stay. Beautiful views from the stunning conservatory with a large table to seat up to ten people! The garden was lovely with lots of different areas to explore and also a gas barbecue which was so easy to use. Comfortable beds in all the bedrooms and also each room had a hairdryer. Lots of walks in the surrounding area. It was only a ten minute drive to Honiton which has a couple of supermarkets, and around twenty minutes to the coast.

Would definitely recommend Millhayes cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Chocolate Box Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of four adult couples looking to spend Easter together.

What a treat. The cottage itself is so homely, tastefully furnished and the kitchen equipped to the highest standard.

The two lounges, one with log burner were wonderfully comfortable but the dining area steals the show, fantastic views from all sides.

The bedrooms were all to a high standard and everything was spotlessly clean.

The wrap around garden is charming and we made good use of the barbeque.

The location is ideal if you want to get away from it all.

I have stayed in many cottages over the years and this one is up there with the best!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This is a home, not a holiday let and is located in a wonderfully quiet location where the only sound that disturbs the tranquillity is bird song. Very well equipped and very comfortable with a welcome hamper and cut flowers to make you feel at ease as soon as you step through the door. We will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Fabulous luxury home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival the cottage is even more stunning than the photos. There were fresh flowers and a welcome hamper which was a lovely touch especially after a long haul flight to Heathrow. The cottage was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and well looked after. There was more than enough space for our 3 generations of family, we made use of the annexe which was also of a very high standard. The garden was stunning with lots of hiding places for the kids to play in and lots of space to run around. The flowers and trees were beautiful, the lawns were well maintained, we spent a whole day in the garden playing and then having a BBQ in the early evening on the terrace. The location is very convenient for shops in Honiton and access to Exeter and the Jurassic Coast, but it was also very quiet and tranquil and we felt like we were away from it all. The restaurants in Honiton were really good, most accepted our Westie terrier inside too. All in all we had a 5 star holiday in a stunning house I would thoroughly recommend it and I have no doubt that we would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Fabolous cottage

  • 5 of 5

It truly is a fabulous cottage. Very nicely decorated, lovely large garden and just a 30mi drive from the beach.

Loved the tranquiliy of the area and the large dining area which is a suntrap and has gorgeous views.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived at the property I could see that it was beautiful and the inside matched the outside. Great sized bedrooms throughout with a beautiful mix of traditional and modern decor. The property was very clean throughout on arrival and the owners extremely helpful with the booking process before and after the stay. 9 of us stayed as an extended break for a wedding, but will definitely look to book again for a holiday/short break.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Lyme Regis
Car: necessary

Millhayes nestles amidst the Blackdown Hills, and area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Devon suitable for walking and exploring. The famous Jurassic Coast including spectacular Lyme Regis is less than half an hour away.

The cottage is hidden on a narrow country lane and is just four miles from the old lace-making towen of Honiton, with its excellent ragne of shops..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Honiton, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Lets usually run from Fridays but negotiable
Payment accepted via credit/debit card or BACS.
Full Terms & Conditions on website www.millhayes-devon.com

30% non-refundable rental deposit required on booking.
Balance of 70% due 8 weeks before stay plus £200 refundable security deposit (subject to satisfactory property inspection). However this increases to a £350 deposit if we have agreed to your pet staying.
Payment accepted via BACS or credit/debit card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.