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Romantic hideaway - in picturesque South Hams near beautiful villages & beaches.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

A real romantic hideaway where you can kick back and relax with your loved one,

Cider House is a romantic roses around the door cottage that sleeps 4 people, (1 well behaved dog welcome)

In the hamlet of Hutcherleigh which is in the midst of picturesque unspoilt countryside approximately (about 15 mins drive) from the historic towns of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes.

The nearest villages are Blackawton, East Allington, Halwell and Moreleigh all a very short drive away. There are pubs in each of these villages. Slapton and Blackpool Sands are approx. 5 to 6 miles away.

At Ciderhouse you can enjoy peace and quiet, tranquillity and clean fresh air yet still be within easy reach of glorious South Devon beaches, dramatic coastal footpaths, country walks and rugged Dartmoor.

Middle Hutcherleigh has 5 cottages & Ciderhouse is one of a pair, it is 200 years old and would have been used to house animals and store apples/make Cider. It has undergone extensive renovations, and has a wealth of character with exposed beams throughout.

Sitting Room - very comfortable for those relaxing cosy evenings. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, flat screen TV, with surround sound, DVD/CD player, iPod link, & Sky channels. Broadband, selection of DVD & CDs available.

Kitchen - hand built kitchen with Belfast sink is well equipped with Range Master electric cooker, fridge / freezer, washing machine, dish washer. Dining area with table and chairs for 4 people.

Bedroom 1 - en suite bedroom with king sized bed. Fitted wardrobes, roll top bath and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 2 - en suite bedroom with king sized bed. Fitted wardrobes containing boiler for central heating Double width shower with rainfall shower, wash hand basin.

There is a separate loo with hand basin situated off the landing between the 2 bedrooms.

Outside - Ciderhouse has a sunny courtyard for sitting and enjoying a morning coffee reading the papers, there are table chairs, BBQ & Chiminea for alfresco dining.

Orchard - You can enjoy the shared, sunny orchard with a spreading, ancient maple tree and a beautiful weeping beech you will discover old apple trees, picnic tables and barbeques.

Parking - There is parking for two cars alongside the Orchard area

More Details

Mike & Belinda Powell
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Mike & Belinda Powell

We purchased Cider House in 2008 as our 'bolt hole' from the rat race & we found an idyllic special place that restores mind and body.

It could be said that it's in the middle of nowhere, OR in the middle of everywhere as it is in between Dartmouth, Totnes and Kingsbridge.

We are now retired (early) and can spend more time at Cider House and of course spend more time travelling further afield, we can therefore share our lovely home.

Mike & Belinda Powell purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Mike & Belinda Powell chose World

Its a tranquil magical place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the World around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • There is a separate Toilet off of landing between bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 contains a roll-top bath, sink & fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 contains a double "rain shower" & sink
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic hideaway - in picturesque South Hams near beautiful villages & beaches.
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Charming cottage accommodation

  • 4 of 5

The Cider House is a charming and welcoming cottage. Prettily decorated and well equipped, it is like staying at a friend’s home. Well situated for Totnes/Dartmouth/Kingsbridge but some roads can be very narrow so caution needed. The wood burner makes for cosy evenings, after relaxing in the beautiful claw bath under vaulted beamed ceiling. Peaceful, rural location.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. We’re so pleased you had a good time at Cider House & it’s good to hear that the rolltop bath and new wood burner are doing their job - aiding relaxation.
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Wonderful cosy hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage this is, so comfortable, full of every home comfort and very well equipped. We didn't want to leave after our 4 night stay. It was the perfect base for our annual trip to Devon to revisit old stomping grounds and meet up with old friends. The beds are amazingly comfortable, the living room is perfect for a blowy autumn evening in front of the wood burner and the kitchen has every bit of equipment you would ever need. It is situated down perfect winding Devon lanes and the peace and quiet is a huge bonus.

Mike and Belinda were fantastic at replying quickly to queries and we are very jealous of their amazing cottage. It is top of the list of places to revisit.

Can only highly recommend the Cider House, there were no negatives.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah & family We are so pleased that you enjoyed Cider House so much, it would be a pleasure to welcome you again on a revisit. Mike & Belinda
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Very well situated for beautiful beaches, cliff walks and local towns. House was fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The property was like a home from home. Kitchen was superbly kitted out with all utensils And cooking stuff. Everything was in superb condition and sparkling cleAn. Beds and pillows were super comfy, nice big shower. Property was really comfortable and cosy

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are very pleased that you had a great stay at Cider. Also that you enjoyed some of the lovely walking in the area. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Mike & Belinda
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Charming & peaceful hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, cosy & comfortable place to stay. Good location for exploring Devon as long as you don't mind the narrow lanes!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for making time to submit your review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed our 'lovely, cosy' cottage- hopefully we will see you again next year. Mike & Belinda
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Lovely cottage well equipped and furnished.

  • 4 of 5

Good location to travel about. Helpful neighbours. Cottage had everything needed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we hope we will be able to welcome you back sometime.
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A good holiday cottage

  • 4 of 5

We found it comfortable and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the Sky sports package. The only downside was the driving through single track Devon lanes to get there.

We had excellent meals in Taylor's in Dartmouth and the Laughing Monk in Strete.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, my husband insists on Sky Sport - me not so much! Ah the Devon lanes, in full bloom & bushy'ness at this time of the year - but very beautiful. Very pleased you had a good stay at Cider House, and enjoyed the local restaurants. Belinda Powell
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Halwell or Blackawton or East Allington
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Halwell or Blackawton or East Allington
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Slapton or Blackpool Sands
Car: necessary

Places to go: Ciderhouse is ideally located to enable you to explore the South Hams.

Dartmouth - nice small town, good shops and river views. Great walk (or ferry ride) to the Castle.

Visit “Alfresco” for a great breakfast (all day) with atmosphere. Castle Hotel for a good lunch. Dartmouth has a M&S food and a Co-op, on the outskirts you will find a Sainsbury’s (home delivery available from Sainsbury’s online).

Dartmouth Golf Club is on road from Dartmouth to Totnes, as is the childrens play park “Woodlands”

Totnes - noted for its “independent shops” and “quirkiness”. Good for local markets, and a stroll up the high street. Large Morrison’s supermarket.

Dartington – Just outside of Totnes - Cider Press centre – good shops for “stuff you don’t need” on a rainy day. Also visit Dartington Hall and National Trust High Cross House.

Kingsbridge - a market town situated in the district of South Hams , Kingsbridge is said to be an outstanding place with abundant natural beauty, regular farmers markets. Tesco and Morrison’s supermarkets.

Salcombe - A number of lovely beaches, shops, restaurants, pubs and café’s. – very Chelsea on-sea. In Salcombe visit North Sands for refreshment at the Winking Prawn . South Sands for the South Sands Hotel (bookable on their web site). Very lovely walk from Overbecks to Bolt Head and beyond.

East Portlemouth is on the other side of estuary from Salcombe with a lovely (National Trust beach) at Mill Bay. We like to park at Gara Rock, walk round coast to East Portlemouth and take passenger ferry over to Salcombe for a beer and browse.

Beaches - Slapton Sands, turn right out of Middle Hutcherleigh, follow lane to end then turn left and keep going (5 (Devon) mile lane). This will bring you to Slapton and Torcross – visit the beaches that were used for military practice in 2nd World War. Walk over the headland to Beesands and Hall Sands (where the village was lost to the sea). Good pub (Cricketers) at Beesands, also a fish shack for refreshments (Britannia), meals and fresh fish. Small church hall often also open for tea’s and cakes.


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Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.