SHILLINGS COTTAGE in the Blackdown Hills, Devon

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Description from the owner

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 2

Type: Cottage

SHILLINGS COTTAGE in the Blackdown Hills, Devon

Shillings Cottage is a romantic hideaway for two, nestling within the beautiful Blackdown Hills. These unspoilt hills are rich in wildlife with roe deer, heron, ducks, woodpeckers, badgers, foxes, kingfishers, pheasants, buzzards and sparrow hawks. Hidden at the end of a drive, the stone cottage sits in a peaceful setting within six acres of gardens and orchards. Away from traffic noise, the cottage has several features such as beamed ceilings and work by local artists. Upstairs the cottage opens onto a wide balcony, with steps down to the swimming pool. This balcony is under a walnut tree and is entwined with roses and clematis. It has chairs ...Read more

About the owner

Diana E.

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SHILLINGS COTTAGE in the Blackdown Hills, Devon
Honiton, West Country, England

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Shillings Cottage is a romantic hideaway. It lies within 7 acres of carefully tended gardens and an orchard, with an adjoining field, in the centre of the unspoilt and traditionally farmed Blackdown Hills. It is the one and only cottage within the owners grounds, so there is almost exclusive use of the outdoor pool. The Blackdowns rise to 1,000 feet and are a sparsly populated area of farm land and upland lying between Honiton, Taunton and Cullompton. Over the years, the farms and small villages have formed friendly, peaceful communities within the folds of the hills and often have a local pub within walking distance, The fields are used principally as grazing pasture and for the summer mowing of hay and silage. These uplands are very rich in wildlife, with roe deer, badgers and foxes ranging freely. There are a great many British birds, as well as summer and winter visitors, and numerous insects, butterflies and moths as well as a wide range of plants and flowers. The hills are connected with a network of footpaths, through woods and valleys and alongside streams. The nearest coastline is 16 miles, the jurrasic coast, which is a fossel hunters paradise. To the north is Exmoor and beyond that the sandy beaches of Woolacome and Westward Ho! Dartmoor is within sight on a clear day and there are many lovely gardens and historic houses to visit nearby, as well as small market towns and pretty villages.

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Rural retreats

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Car is recommended



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