Apple Blossom House

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A country paradise awaits you at this delightful country cottage getaway in Devon complete with beautiful gardens to explore - plus it's dog friendly!

At a Glance

From £806 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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Nestled in 15 acres of gorgeous gardens complete with woodland, grassy meadows, fruit trees and even a stream and pond, this lovely cottage for six lucky people and their canine friends is the perfect country retreat for those seeking space to celebrate or recuperate. Inside the cottage you'll find luxurious, country-chic rooms in soft, gentle colours to promote a sense of calm complete with characterful original features such as beamed ceilings, wooden floors and a fabulous wood burning stove. Just three hours from London, the location benefits from little air, noise or light pollution and is ideally located to explore the beaches of Devon's north and south coasts, Dartmoor and Exmoor as well as the historic city of Exeter.
Living

Super-snug and relaxed, the pretty living room has a cosy wood burning stove that will make you want to curl up with a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and gaze at the flickering flames all night. Traditional blends effortlessly with deep, uber-comfy Loaf sofas and chairs that are made for relaxing, whilst there's a surround sound cinematic system and a 4k HD TV for film nights or when you want to listen to your favourite music. In addition, there's a cute Loaf desk and chair for those who just have to catch up on some work (though we don't recommend it!).

Eating

The country-style kitchen is fabulously spacious and has everything you'll need to create fantastic feasts. There's a Stoves seven-ring gas range with double oven and a cast iron griddle plate, oak-topped work surfaces, double Belfast sink and cream cupboards contain all the other essential kitchen equipment including the all-important Nespresso coffee machine. There's also an utility room which handily stores the washing machine and tumble dryer. In addition, there's a characterful farm-kitchen style dining table and chairs for mealtimes.

Sleeping

There are three superb bedrooms to choose from. The stunning en suite master bedroom is as pretty as a picture in shades of grey, blush pink and white, the warm original wooden floor and beams add tons of character whilst you can lie in the super-king-sized bed and gaze out the window to the garden and trees beyond. The second bedroom is just as gorgeous with a French-inspired king-size bed, spacious double wardrobe and eye-catching finishing touches. The third bedroom is a handy zip-and-link meaning it can either be twin beds (perfect for little ones) or zipped together to make another king-size bed. All beds come swathed in gorgeous bedding and luxurious cushions and throws to ensure a blissful nights' sleep.

Bathing

The master bedroom has an en suite Fired Earth shower room whilst there's a separate bathroom with a gorgeous, free-standing, rolltop bath and hand-held shower. Both have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Lucky, lucky you! The immense grounds are yours to explore with wild meadows, a stream and pond, grassy paths and woodland walks. The woods are pungent with wild garlic in early summer. whilst fruit trees are pink-tinged clouds of blossom in spring and laden with fruit in autumn. Little ones and dogs will love exploring this natural playground, whilst it's just perfect for a picnic under the shady boughs of the trees in high summer. In addition, there's a barbeque and a picnic bench for a spot of alfresco dining. Totally idyllic!

Parking

There is plenty of private parking outside the front of the cottage.

WiFi

Apple Blossom has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.

Baby friendly

There is a travel cot, high chair and stair gate for your use should you need it (please bring your own bedding for the cot).

Dogs

Three dogs are very welcome at Apple Blossom. We charge £30 per dog per week or short break.

Larger parties

The Gallery next door offers accommodation for two people and can be booked in conjunction with Apple Blossom House if you're a bigger party. Separate enough to offer privacy, this is a great option for multi-generational groups or two families, yet is close enough for communial living with the kitchen, dining and sitting room at Apple Blossom House easily accomodating eight people.

Farm shop food hamper

If you would like a farm shop food and drink hamper to create your own cuisine from locally sourced seasonal produce, the owners and their chef will create a selection for your stay at Apple Blossom House.

Private catering

Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion or would like a break from food shopping and cooking, Apple Blossom House offers a catering service with farm to table local cuisine. Thorne’s Farm Shop opposite the small holding provides the ingredients either direct from the farm or local suppliers. The chef can create your own personal fine dining menu or supply a ‘ready to cook’ (not frozen) menu accompanied with a farm shop veg hamper and cooking instructions. The owners' chef can create a dining expereince to suit any occasion, either to cover your stay or for a celebratory meal.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. At Apple Blossom House the Just for Two couples rate is 20% discount, this is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay. Please call the office on 01872 553491 if you have any questions or would like to book.

In the Area

Deep in the heart of Devon, there's plenty to see, do and eat in the area. Close to the cottage you'll find the fabulous Thorne's Farm Shop for all your essential goodies, and it's also a pick-your-own fruit farm - kids will love choosing their own tasty treats. Additionally, there are two great local pubs with the Ring O Bells particularly being renowned as a Gastropub. You're not far from Exeter - a bustling city with lots to see and do. You're also not far from the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor which are a must for walkers and cyclists with plenty of paths and trails to explore. In addition, take the scenic Tarka Trail Route to the rugged coast and surf beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe on the North Devon coast. Make sure to visit the lovely South Devon coast too and there are several National Trust properties nearby such as Knightshayes and Killerton, famous for their periodic houses and gardens alike.

Reviews

'Apple Blossom House is the most exquisite property in the most serene of locations. We were honestly astonished at how quiet & peaceful it was, how beautiful the setting was and how thoroughly at home we immediately felt. I enjoyed doing very little apart from luxuriating in the gorgeous interiors, curled up on the sofas that feel like they're cuddling you or soaking in the tub. The husband and the hound greatly enjoyed exploring the 15 acres of gorgeous land and getting to know Devon a little better. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing or restorative stay' - April 2019

'Excellent weekend in a really beautiful house.' - January 2019

'What a place to spend New Years eve. We had an amazing time, such a relaxing week. This place is simply heaven on earth. Gary & Liz have done an amazing job. Thank you for letting us stay in your corner of paradise.' - January 2019

'Everything it should have been... we felt completely comfortable and cozy from the moment we arrived. From the fluffy bedding to the amazing entertainment system to the incredible kitchen, we really couldn’t have asked for more.' - December 2018

'We have had a wonderful time, Gary & family are very welcoming. The cottage is so comfortable. We will be booking again and recommending to friends and family. Thank you.' - December 2018

'Thank you to our lovely hosts for a wonderful long weekend. We very much appreciated the provisions and local cider provided for our arrival. The property is immaculate and very well equipped. Our dog had a wonderful time chasing birds and squirrels along the mown paths and around the property. The local farm shop sells the best smoked bacon and makes wonderful cake (gluten free too). We look forward to returning soon.' - September 2018

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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