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Charming Bungalow with wonderful countryside views.

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Bungalow, Sleeps 4 ideally situated to explore the Jurassic Coast

Hawkern Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the charming, picture postcard village of Otterton, which is between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. The property enjoys uninterrupted countryside views and is a haven for anyone who enjoys walking. There are numerous coastal and countryside walks which can be reached without having to get in your car. There are also plenty of beaches to explore nearby and Exeter City Centre is only a 30 minute drive.

The cottage comprises of one double bedroom, one twin bedded room, a bathroom, small utility and an open plan kitchen,dining area and sitting room. There are patio doors from the sitting area which open onto a terrace and garden.

The village of Otterton has its own Working Mill which has a restaurant, craft shop and fresh bakery in addition to the local village pub.

Facilities in the Area: Otterton is close by to Woodbury Golf and Country Club which is open to non-members and Exmouth boasts an Indoor Tennis centre which has 6 courts. Bicton Gardens is only a few minutes drive from Hawkern and the Regency town of Sidmouth is a 10 minute drive away.

Otterton is an ideal position because Dartmoor, Torbay, Lyme Regis (great for fossil hunting with the children), Exeter Cathedral Town are all easily accessible which makes plenty of day trips out for the family.

If you simple want a base for walking or relaxing on the beach, again you couldn't ask for a better location.

More Details

Claire Mills
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Claire Mills

Tony and I have lived at Hawkern House since 2003 having moved from South Devon. We have three children and a lovely dog called Biggles. Fortunately when we bought the property the old stable had been converted into a County Bungalow which is Hawkern Cottage. It has its own private garden and parking area. I enjoy the the cottage being close because I like to meet and help my guests as best I can.

Claire Mills purchased this bungalow in 2003

Why Claire Mills chose Otterton

We choose Hawkern because of its peaceful location and wonderlful countyside views and it has the benefit of only being a 10 minute walk to the coastal path. A week in low season is £395, Mid Season £450 with high season being £650. It can also be rented out for a minimum of 2 nights at a cost £125 per night.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Otterton in Otterton

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
As the location of this property is ideal for walkers we do allow dogs on request at an additional cost. If you have any special requests please do not hesitate to ask and we will do our utmost to accommodate your requirements.


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Charming Bungalow with wonderful countryside views.
average rating of 4.357143 based on 28 reviews
West Wickham


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, well maintained and very well equipped. The garden was perfect and secure, with garden furniture and fantastic countryside views.

Would definitely stay again.

The only downside is the shower, which is not very powerful.

Claire was a lovely host. Hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Christmas get away! 23Dec2017-4jan2018

  • 5 of 5

The tranquility and beauty of Otterton and Ladram Bay were just what we wanted for our 12 nights stay.

The litterally and figuratively warm welcome by Mrs. Claire Mills was wonderful after a (Ferry)ride from Holland. There was even a little Christmas tree. And all is true about this being a fully equipped cottage. Our daily bread from the mill was delicious after a moment in the oven. The view of the fields and pheasants or squirrels were lovely. The weather was kind with us. A few showers, but hardly ever when we were outside. Hiking, on fun muddy trails, were plentiful and fun. The walk to lively Sidmouth was stunning! Ladram beach, within 1 km walking distance kept us busy looking for fossils in vain. The rocks and cliffs made it a fantastic place to be. We can totally recommend this cottage because of its friendly owners, it being fully equipped for all needs/comfort and its tranquil location on the hill a km from the village.

We enjoyed local hikes, Dartmoor hikes, a bike ride from Exmouth to Topsham and a city day in Exeter.

Enjoy for yourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Third visit and counting....

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. This was our third visit to Hawkern Cottage and we are already planning for next year.

The weather was kind to us but on even on the days too cool to sit out, the stunning view from the lounge more than compensated.

A great location for walkers and birdwatchers and those who - like me - just like to relax.

Thank you for the little extras which are so welcome after a long journey.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained and equipped property.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in August 2017 and found the property to be very tidy and well equipped for a week's stay. The garden was well fenced in which was good to feel safe leaving our dog outside.

Lovely views from the living room across the devon countryside and was perfect for two adults and two children and 1 border collie.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, friendly, well equipped, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

we spent a very relaxing week at Hawkern, a perfect location.

It was peaceful, clean and extremely well-equipped, far better than most self-catering cottages we’ve stayed in.

It has a fabulous view and lovely walks.

Claire & Tony were really welcoming and could not have been more helpful & friendly. They were available when we had any questions otherwise Hawkern is extremely private and quiet.

We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mish mash of old furniture and useless shower , garden barren, view obscured overgrown trees

  • 1 of 5

Didn't realise this bungalow was in owners grounds which were beautiful unlike the garden for the bungalow.. not one flower in the dried up tubs! The picture in Owners Direct must be about 10 yrs old as is all the tired odd furniture and curtains. Lots of noisy gardening going on the whole day ... we had to shout to be heard. Then spraying all round our garden whilst we were sat there... not restful. The drive to the property needed cutting back as it made it difficult to get the cars in without getting scratched from tree branches. This place needs a bit of TLC . Sorry to say but have stayed in beautiful holiday rents for the same price. The area is marvellous for walking though and Otterton Mill really tasty food also the pub in village is very good.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that Hawkern Cottage was not to your taste. With regards to the furnishing it is from Laura Ashley and a conscious decision to make a cottage style surrounding. The cottage was decorated in March and the Rattan garden furniture was new this year. Many of my guests are repeat business and the guests following your stay both said how much they loved the cottage and would be returning next year. I appreciate that Hawkern may not appeal to everyone. With regards to the drive we have tried to maintain the privacy of the cottage from the main house but following your comment will trim some branches back. There are Fuchsias and Hydrangeas in the cottage garden but the pot I think you are referring to has daffodils planted in there but following your comment will plant something for all year round. I believe the gardening noise you experienced was in fact from a neighbour who was having a new driveway tarmaced and can only apologise if this disturbed you but it was out of my control. I would like to assure you that it is very important to me that my guests enjoy their stay at Hawkern and I do my utmost to ensure they are satisfied during their stay. Any suggestions are welcome especially whilst staying in the cottage so I can rectify any issues then. Kind Regards Claire Mills.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kings Arm Pub
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Exeter Junction 30
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Ladram Bay
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Bicton Gardens - 5 minutes away

Crealy Adventure Park - 15 minute drive

Dartmoor, Torbay under an hour drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Otterton, East Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year Period
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you require a long let please contact owner to discuss rates. We are willing to offer a house swop with another holiday property. Dogs are charged at £15 each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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