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Willow Cottage - Otterton

Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  •  Picturesque family cottage in a village location with a pub on the same road
  • Beautifully presented with coastal touches, traditional themes and modern comforts
  • Go walking in the Otterton Valley or along the South West Coast Path
Property code: 88004

This well-presented cottage has been lovingly decorated, making it a perfect getaway for couples and families looking for a country retreat a short drive from the coast.

Well known for its beautifully thatched roofs and quaint cob cottages, the village of Otterton is nestled in the idyllic Otter Valley and boasts one of the oldest working water mills in the country. Otterton Mill is a café/restaurant with a gift shop selling local art and crafts, and a farm shop with local produce and freshly baked bread and pastries – the perfect spot for coffee and only a few yards from your front door.  Meet the locals in the traditional pub or share a moment or two with new friends in the well-stocked community-run shop which is open 7 days a week.  In less than a mile you can Join the Jurassic Coast and South West Coastal Path, stunning all year round for the family and your four-legged friend. The coastal towns of Sidmouth and Exmouth are both within 7 miles and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is only 2 miles away with 64 acres of gardens and woodland to explore, and with indoor and outdoor play areas, it offers something for all ages. The vast, pebbly beach of Budleigh Salterton is only minutes away in the car, alternatively, put your walking boots on, leave the car behind and stroll alongside the river Otter to reach the sea.  Exeter city is only 12 miles away offering various bars, restaurants and great shopping days out.

After parking the car, enter the pretty semi-detached cottage via the back door and step into the wonderful kitchen. It’s a great space to prepare a light lunch or cook up a hearty dinner, complete with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso Coffee Machine and washing machine. The bathroom is off the kitchen, offering a bath with a hand-held shower and WC. Get together in the spacious dining room, which overlooks the lovely main street of Otterton and has a dining table and wood burning stove. Next door is the cosy lounge – with its comfortable seating and Smart TV, it really is the perfect spot for snuggling up and watching your favourite programmes. Off this room is the first of three bedrooms: a handy twin with lots of natural light. Up the traditional cottage stairs and to the left is the master bedroom with its fabulous super-king-size bed, plenty of floor space and natural light that floods the room. It’s a great space to enjoy either breakfast in bed or just a lazy morning. Next door is the twin zip-and-link bedroom (can be made up as a super-king-size bed on request) again with views over the village below. At the other end of the landing, you will find the main shower room which offers a stylish double shower and WC.

Out through the back door is a lovely south-facing gravelled area, providing private off-road parking for one large car and with access to a small, grassed area beyond the parking bay. Additional roadside parking is subject to availability.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size bed, 1 twin zip-and-link room (can be made up as a super-king-size bed on request) and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with double shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine (introductory pods provided), washing machine, indoor clothes airer and folding washing line outside
  • Tea, coffee & sugar provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Toy box for children and board games in the dining room
  • Wood burning stove
  • Private gravelled area as well as the use of a grassed area at the back of the parking area
  • Neighbours have right of way through the garden area
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car and roadside parking subject to availability
  • Pub and shop both less than 150 metres
  • Property will be decorated for Christmas.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nancy Hayes

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Nancy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Suzanne, 3rd May 2024

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Perfect for our family. A nice local cafe and pub both within walking distance. A great 3 mile walk along the river and marshlands to the beach at Budleigh. The cottage has was modern, characteristic with all the home comforts.

Reviewed by Priscilla, 16th October 2023

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Lovely cottage very comfortable. Everything you would want for a relaxing break. The village of Otterton is a great location to enjoy the east Devon coastline. The Otterton Mill serves really good food and it was lovely to be able to get freshly baked bread everyday. Although we didnt use the bus service I must say with the bus stop opposite the coRead morettage and frequent buses it is a great service. A very enjoyable holiday. Hide

Reviewed by SHIRLEY, 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Claire, 8th September 2023

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Lovely, roomy and well appointed cottage. Comfortable and nicely decorated with an excellent location to explore the local area. Really enjoyed our stay with our dog. Only down side is a noisy road outside but it was very warm so we had all the windows open

Reviewed by Martin, 25th August 2023

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Good location in a nice village. Good size cottage with all major amenities. The property could have done with a more thorough clean and was a bit dusty/smelly/damp when we arrived. Pet owners should be aware that there is no enclosed garden or driveway and so the property has direct access to the main road through the village which is reasonably bRead moreusy. There is a very narrow entrance to the driveway which was a bit tricky to navigate. There is additional parking on the road as an alternative Hide

Reviewed by Pat, 18th August 2023

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A lovely spacious cottage in a good location in walking distance of Otterton Mill. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Ron, 11th August 2023

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Good location in a lovely village with good sixed rooms and amenities. Try the farm shop/mill restaurant along by the river. Outstanding.

Reviewed by Nicola, 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola, 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Vivien, 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Debbie, 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Karen, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Maureen, 5th May 2023

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We have just stayed at Willow cottage for the second time. Delightful location very near to Exmouth, Woodbury common, Sidmouth and lots of places for dogs. The cottage has been restored to a high standard of comfort. Everything you need for your self catering needs. Parking available. Pretty little garden. A cute table and chairs (2) so you can sitRead more in the evening sun listening to the birds sing and the church bell chime the passing hours. A well stocked community shop and a pub is near. Hide

Reviewed by Marion, 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Sharon, 10th February 2023

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This is a really lovely cottage, very warm and comfortable. We had a fantastic week. A toy box was a delight for our 4 & 2 year old grandchildren. There were also games for older children which is very thoughtful. Being able to take our 2 dogs was great, we were blessed with good weather all week but it would have been difficult if the weather had Read morebeen bad as the only place to keep the dogs off the new carpets is the small kitchen and downstairs bathroom. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia, 3rd February 2023

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Great location for walks from the door. Loved the pub, mill cafe and shop, very convenient. Very comfortable and warm and had a great week in a lovely place.

Reviewed by Stevan, 18th November 2022

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This is a lovely cottage. Comfy, warm and an ideal location to explore that section of the coast.

Reviewed by Philippa, 14th October 2022

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Our stay at Willow Cottage was perfect in every way, the hosts had thought of everything that guests would like, very comfortable and stylishly decorated and furnished. Location was excellent and we thoroughly recommend the cottage. Highly recommend the cottage, 5* everything!

Reviewed by Brian, 7th October 2022

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Fantastic cottage, very clean and comfortable. Fully equipped with everything you could need. Pub is amazing and excellent cream teas. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Hemma, 13th August 2022

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Willow Cottage is situated in the most charming little village, with Budleigh Beach & Sidmouth walking distance if you like a good walk. There are fantastic walks around the area and the Mill at Otterton does the most gorgeous Plougmans and cream teas. The kings arm is not a bad pub and the locals are lovely. We have to admit we hardly ate in! But Read morethe star is Willow cottage, the owners have thought of literally everything. Its modern and super clean. I would not stay anywhere else! Xxx Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah, 13th June 2022

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Stunning cottage in a fabulous location! Its evident that the owner has gone to great lengths to provide a first class standard of accommodation, and the two of us plus baby and pooch had a wonderful relaxing break. There is a well renowned mill/farm shop/bakery and also a lovely pub just a couple of minutes stroll, and the gorgeous seaside town ofRead more Sidmouth is only a short drive. So pleased we picked this cottage - thank you! Hide

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