A holiday cottage in Devon can mean many things.
For instance you could be high on a cliff overlooking the sea or find yourself accommodated at the end of a winding and wild moorland track or if that is too remote how about this little gem?
In the hamlet of Higher Rocombe and close to the village of Stokeinteignhead tucked away in the rolling South Devon countryside you will find ‘Stable End’ cottage.
Although very rural you are just a short drive from the bustling seaside town of Torquay. And in many ways perfect for those that want the rural idyll but then again rather like the idea that civilisation shops and bars are not too far away either.
The lanes around the cottage are narrow and winding but once there the cottage is a relaxing rural retreat with off road parking.
The up-to-date cottage has ensuites for both its bedrooms, has a comfortable and cosy interior plus excellent central heating and a log fire that always has its own pleasing or romantic effect at nearly any time of year.
A separate laundry and boot room ready to take those walking or beach clothes.
Ideal Location For A Holiday Cottage in Devon
With plenty of charming places to visit close by, for instance virtually on the doorstep are the delights of Dartmoor, Dawlish and Dartmouth.
The towns of Brixham, Buckfastleigh and Teignmouth are short drives away and all have their own appeal. The harbour at Brixham with its many fishing boats, Buckfastleigh has the South Devon Railway offering a great day out riding the rails behind a steam train or the more traditional seaside appeal of Teignmouth.
Teignmouth will be in the news this coming year as film stars Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz’s new Hollywood film about Donald Crowhurst features the town.
Just over 20 miles away, Dartmouth and its surrounding area is a very popular location with the sailing and boating set; take the ferry across cross the river Dart from the pretty village of Kingswear, which lies opposite Dartmouth.
If walking an easy level coastal path appeals then this just requires a short drive to Dawlish the town, which made the news as high seas smashed the coastal defences.
However those new and improved defences provide a perfect flat and easy route to Dawlish Warren about a 3 mile return walk or for the more active then to Starcross and back around a distance of 6 miles. This is all part of the South West Coast Footpath so even more stretches are to be found for the seasoned walker.
Located just a few miles west of Newton Abbot ‘Stable End’ is in a very quiet location and would be suitable for high summer season stays or the less busy Autumn and Spring periods but it would also be perfect for a cosy Christmas too.
Not to worry the hay and straw is now long gone!
Sleeping four, Stable End cottage near Stokeinteignhead, South Devon can be booked through West Country Cottages by calling 01803 814000 prices start from £403 per week.