Mead cottage is a beautiful, traditional, thatched cottage set in the heart of this charming Devon village. It is located in the oldest part of the village near the square, the church and the village shop with two welcoming pubs within walking distance both serving good food. Dolton must be one of the friendliest and laid back villages in Devon but that's no surprise when you consider it's location nestled into the Devon countryside with glorious walks nearby, the Tarka trail, Dartmoor, RHS Rosemoor, The Plough arts centre, Bideford, Appledore and the stunning beach at Westward Ho! all only a short drive away. The wonderful historic city of Exeter with its cathedral, shops and fine dining is only 45 minutes away too and Bude and the Cornish coast less than an hour.
Mead cottage is 17century and one of the oldest in the village datimg back to 1646. This well presented cottage is cosy and welcoming yet spacious and rambling and it wraps you in it's warmth like a favourite wooly jumper. The enclosed garden at the back is pretty and private with a vine covered terrace for outdoor dining.
The cottage is spacious and light with beams, farmhouse kitchen with Aga , sitting room, dining room, study, four bedrooms, one en suite, separate cloakroom and family bathroom, utility, barn,summer house and barbecue area. It is my home for most of the year and is therefore very comfortable and well equipped. Parking for one car is on the front forecourt of the cottage with free parking also on the square or roadside.
The cottage is unsuitable for wheelchair users as there are stairs to the bedrooms and small children should be accompanied in the garden as there is a small ornamental pond. Pets are not allowed.
Mead Cottage is available for hire for holidays for periods in multiples of one week from 4:00pm on Saturday to 11:00am on the following Saturday.
Changeover day is Saturday and you should arrive after 4:00pm and leave before 11:00am
Notes on prices:
There is no extra charge for electricity, gas or for WiFi.
Each spring and summer I like to go back to the Tarn et Garonne to visit old friends so Mead cottage is available then. If there are other weeks you require then please ask and I may be able to accommodate you.
Claudie, my elderly cat, lives at Mead cottage and spends most of the time snoring gently on a cushion in front of the Aga or in the garden shed if it's sunny. If you have no allergies or objections then he will remain during your stay in the hope that you will feed him and be kind to him (food provided) but if you would rather not then I will arrange a cattery for him.
If you have any queries or special requests then please contact me and I will do my best to answer or provide.