Buttercup Cottage is a 2 bedroom barn conversion. It is extremely well insulated keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter. The cottage faces south-west and so is in the sun for most of the day.
The ground floor provides a light and airy open-plan living area with a fitted kitchen, dining table and a lounge area with cosy wood burner. Full height windows extend the living space, opening out onto a south-facing patio and graveled courtyard that provide the perfect suntrap from which to enjoy a morning cup of tea or al-fresco dining. The modern bathroom includes a shower over the bath and under floor heating
Upstairs there are two comfortable bedrooms with exposed beams and stripped wood floors, reflecting the character of the original building. The master bedroom is equipped with a comfortable double (4ft 6in) pine bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe with space for a travel cot or standard cot which can be supplied on request.
The second bedroom is equipped with a full size single (3ft 6in) pine bed, a small double (4ft) pine bed and chest of drawers.
Note for 2018 bookings, although all facilities are available, there are a few finishing touches missing, e.g. rugs in living room instead of fitted carpet. This is reflected in the discounted price.
For 2019 the cottage will be fully complete.
Facilities and services:
Bed linen and towels included. Electric heating and logs for wood burner included. Space for a cot for additional infant in the double bedroom - please request when booking if required. Highchair and Stair Gate also available on request.
WiFi access available on site. THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
If you require additional accommodation for a second family etc. Daisy Cottage is available next door which can be booked separately.
There is a mini market at the local garage at Wilmington stocking fresh milk and bread and a basic range of groceries. Also in Wilmington, there is a small farm shop and a thatched pub serving a range of local beers and good local food.
The market town of Honiton (4 miles) has a good range of local shops and a twice weekly street market. Similarly Axminster (7 miles), has a weekly market and boasts the Riverside Cottage shop. Colyton is a smaller town, with interesting little shops, including the award winning Colyton Butchers.
The entire area is rich with excellent country pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. We will be pleased to provide you with our recommendations.
The Roman city of Exeter with its beautiful cathedral and green, and Taunton, the county town of Somerset, are both approximately 18 miles distant. For shoppers, either of these offers a full range of High Street chain stores and individual shops.
Buttercup cottage is well situated for walkers with an excellent network of paths and tracks through the beautiful Devon countryside, many of which can be started from your own front door. The East Devon Way passes within a mile of the cottage, and the spectacular South West Coastal path is nearby. Slightly further afield, but within easy driving distance, are Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills.
The coast is close at hand with the picturesque villages of Beer and Branscombe (6 miles), the Regency town of Sidmouth (12 miles), historic Lyme Regis (12 miles) and Seaton (6 miles).
At Colyton, there is the Seaton Tramway with vintage trams running to Seaton. Many other local attractions, gardens and National Trust properties are close at hand.
Further details outdoors:
Full height windows from the lounge area open out onto a south-facing gravelled courtyard which provides the perfect suntrap from which to enjoy a morning cup of tea or AL-fresco dining .
Garden furniture includes a table and chairs, deck chairs and a barbecue.
There is a children's play area with slide, child's swing, tree house and trampoline. Also, there is a large lawn are which is shared with the owners, available for children to play games