8 miles N of Exeter

The Gallery

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Bedroom details

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Just wow - The Gallery is a beautiful escape for those wanting to hide away from it all in the most idyllic country setting. Nestled in 15 acres of private grounds including woodland and grassy meadows, a stream and a pond, this is perfect for those wanting rest, relaxation and to unplug and reconnect back to nature. Inside, the interior designer has thoughtfully created a peaceful, romantic and luxurious haven for two filled with charming, original features. Just three hours from London, The Gallery is also perfectly situated to explore the sites of mid Devon such as Dartmoor, Exmoor, the north and south coasts and of course the historic city of Exeter.


Setting

Next door to The Gallery you will find Apple Blossom House, set ideally beside one another to cater for larger parties when booked together, whilst offering perfect privacy when the retreats are booked separately. You can view Apple Blossom House here or call us for more information.


Living and eating

The open-plan living space has bags of cottagey character, with a large four-seater sofa for curling up on, a large, cosy wood burning stove and a gorgeous window seat overlooking the garden. In addition, there's a 4K HD Smart TV for film nights or catching up with your favourite boxsets. The country-chic kitchen lies to the back of the room and is fully equipped with everything you need to rustle up romantic feasts for your loved one (including the all-important Nespresso coffee machine) plus a breakfast bar for meals on the go. There's a lovely round dining table to the side of the kitchen and it's the perfect setting for intimate dinners for two.


Sleeping and bathing

The oh-so-romantic en suite bedroom is a total dream with vaulted, beamed ceiling, large windows overlooking the garden and a skylight making it a beautifully light, bright and airy room. The sumptuous super king bed is extremely comfortable and comes swathed in luxurious linens and super-soft bedding, ensuring deep sleeps and long lie-ins. The en suite is a gorgeous wet room with underfloor heating that boasts a double shower with two huge rainfall shower heads and a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy. In addition, there's a stunning freestanding bath for two up the wooden stairs on the mezzanine level for long, languorous soaks - blissful!


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. 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 - just idyllic.


Stargazing

For the seekers of staycation magic, The Gallery is tucked down deep in the valley offering the perfect spot for a dose of stargazing. Settle down beneath the cosmos, where this idyllic countryside location promises an uninterrupted dark sky display - with the benefit of no light pollution. This is the ultimate getaway for cosying up under starry skies, for those romantic retreat moments...


Parking

There is plenty of private off-road parking.


Babies

A travel cot and high chair is available on request.


Dogs

Three well behaved dogs are very welcome. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


WiFi

The Gallery has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Farm Shop Food - Delivery Service

If you would like a farm shop food and drink hamper to create your own cuisine from locally sourced seasonal produce, take a look at our guide on Thornes Farm Shop and Cafe here. You can reserve and pay for your food hamper in advance so it will be ready and waiting in the property when you arrive.


Pre-prepared meals

As an alternative to a food hamper you can order pre-prepared food which will be delivered and left to cook at your leisure. The meals will be created by the chef and yourselves depending on budget, seasonality and dietary requirements, these will also need to be pre-ordered and paid for in advance.


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. Additionally, there are two great local pubs with the Ring O Bells particularly being renowned as a Gastropub.The Union Road Moto Velo in Crediton is a wonderful spot to enjoy coffee and cake while admiring the treasures within the motorbike workshop, while the historic Okehampton railway station is a lovely scenic stop off when riding the Dartmoor line. 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 period houses and gardens alike. Castle Drogo offers fabulous walks on the edge of Dartmoor as well as traditional period house, café and shop.


Totally romantic, this wonderful design-led country retreat for couples lies in the heart of the rolling Devon countryside just a few miles from Exeter.

At a glance

From £695 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | | Dogs welcome

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Extensive gardens and ponds

Foodie breaks

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Just for two

Less than 3 hours from London

Rolling countryside

Rolling gardens

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Close to Dartmoor

Dog friendly

Bathtub for two

Perfect For Couples

Parking

Boutique country chic

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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 & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
Thornes Farm Shop & Cafe, Crediton

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Thornes Farm Shop & Cafe, Crediton

Nothing beats buying local goodies on holiday, and this lovely farm shop is just perfect, being crammed-full of homegrown goods, from fruit and veg to pies and pasties – and a café too!

Top Things to Do in Crediton, Devon

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Top Things to Do in Crediton, Devon

Nestled within the Creedy Valley in Devon, Crediton is a popular market town known for its spiritual heritage, farmers’ markets, festivals and outdoor pursuits.

The Ring of Bells, Cheriton Fitzpane

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The Ring of Bells, Cheriton Fitzpane

Tucked away in the heart of Devon is this bustling, country pub serving good, honest food and local, real ales.

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Dreamiest Honeymoon Destinations in the UK

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Christmas Markets in Somerset

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Christmas Markets in Somerset

From month-long extravaganzas to one-day festivals, Somerset boasts a huge number of Christmas markets to look forward to in 2023.

Christmas Markets in Devon

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Christmas Markets in Devon

Transforming the county into a festive winter wonderland this year is a full line-up of fantastic Christmas markets in Devon. 

We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about The Gallery:

Great hosts, lovely comfortable accommodation. A perfect escape.

The cottage was beautiful and well-equipped. The hosts were very helpful and the gardens were lovely to stroll around and spot wildlife. You do need a car though

Ring o Bells is a standout. Accommodation is fantastic, great hosts, relaxing stay. Thank you, Gary and Liz for your suggestions, we loved our time at The Gallery. You provided us with everything we needed for a wonderful stay.

Lovely cottage, very well equipped. Liz and Gary are excellent hosts.

We had a wonderful restful week. Amazing meal in the Ring O Bells. The highlight was discovering Totnes and Bicton Botanical Gardens. Gary and Liz are excellent hosts and we look forward to making apple pies with the kindly donated apples from the fruit trees.

We had a great week enjoying the Devon countryside and coast. Great tips for walking locations and a lovely house. Thank you.

A fantastic holiday home in so many ways, but mostly those that are hard to find: atmospheric; proactive owner; very dog friendly; an entirely different and relaxing pace. Special!

The location of the cottage was ideal for exploring the nearby attractions, such as Dartmoor and Exmmoor National Parks, stunning beaches in the north and picturesque towns of the English riviera, all within an hour-drive. We also loved our morning walks in their huge and stunningly beatiful garden, and the views of the valley from the hill near the house. Gary and Liz gave us great tips where to go and what to see in Devon. They also kindly let our dog Dafne run around freely in the garden and play with their dog Finley(sorry Finley, not sure if I spelled your name right). This was definitely one of the best holidays we have ever had! We would highly recommend the Gallery to anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in Devon. Thank you, Gary and Liz, for your hospitality and generosity!??

Such a lovely place to stay to explore Devon. The Gallery is very charming and fantastic.

We have had a wonderful time exploring Devon and staying in your beautiful cottage.

We stayed here a year ago for our honeymoon and it has been great to return for our anniversary. We had an amazing time, it is so peaceful here. Such a great place for stargazing.

We have had a great time in Devon. Thank you so much for your recommendations. The cottage is beautiful and such a peaceful place to stay. We would love to come back.

Absolutely loved this property, the owners had thought of everything. We had such a relaxing time & our dog loved it too! I’ve already recommended it to our friends:-)

‘The Gallery’ was absolutely beautiful & the ground’s stunning. We left feeling very relaxed and refreshed & our dog loved it too. Gary, are host was really friendly & very helpful.

If you are looking for a stay that really allows you to get away from the rest of the world this is it. It’s absolutely beautiful. The grounds are great to explore and our dogs were in heaven. A fantastic week away. Thank you.

The gallery is a perfect retreat for 2 people. A very cozy and relaxing space, beautifully decorated and in gorgeous surroundings. We had 2 small dogs, and it was great for them too. We would love to return in the not too distant future. Highly recommended.

On cold and wet winter days, the fire and bath at the Gallery are real treats.

Beautiful property. Very well appointed with everything thought of. Incredible location and very peaceful. Lovely treats and welcome hamper from the owners.

Beautiful cottage and lovely hosts who went above and beyond to make our stay special

We spent a wonderfully relaxing week at The Gallery - just what we needed. Thank you Gary and Liz for creating such a lovely idyllic bolt hole.

The week goes by very quickly but staying in a beautiful cottage makes it so lovely.

Very luxurious holiday cottage with stunning interior and quality decor. Really has the wow factor and far superior to any other holiday cottage we've stayed in and we will admit better spec than our own home!!

Thank you Gary and Liz for a lovely stay in your beautifully appointed Gallery. You have been super hosts. It is a very relaxing location. Recommend a visit to Exeter Cathedral, very impressive.

Absolutely beautiful retreat, well located to get out and about. Hosts were excellent and ensured we had everything we needed. Luxurious and home from home. High end furniture and fittings, very welcomed. Will definitely visit again.

Had a lovely long weekend. Dinner at the Agricultural on Friday and Sunday lunch at The Pig. Wonderful walks and a beautiful setting at The Gallery. Hosts were welcoming and helpful. Thank you!

A hidden treasure! Fabulous cottage in a delightful location; really well equipped. Gary, Liz & Jan (the housekeeper) were all really friendly & helpful. Looking forward to our next visit

We holiday at least twice a year in the UK and the Gallery is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in. We could easily have stayed for another week, in fact we could easily have stayed, full stop! The cottage is beautiful. We enjoyed our evening walks to the top of the hill, watching the fading sun over the fields. The weather was spectacular and we visited Canonteign Falls, Lyme Regis, and Haldon Forest park. The Ring of Bells is a must for dinner. Thornes Farm offer a variety of quick and tasty ready meals - ideal for your first night. We also picked strawberries and raspberries. Thank you Liz and Gary for a wonderful week.

Thank you so much for the most amazing summer holiday. The gallery is so stylish and comfortable, we felt properly pampered I wish we could take the bath tub home with us! The grounds are absolutely stunning. Nora loved watching the rabbits and the chickens. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We hope to be back with family and stay in Apple Blossom House.

We booked The Gallery for our 30th wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint. We couldn't fault anything, was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed and more.Gary made us very welcome and we would definitely book again.

Thank you for a perfect getaway stay for our honeymoon. It has been so peaceful and beautiful here, we could not have picked a better place!

Lovely stay in rural Devon. Thanks to Gary and Liz for the welcome and chats.

A delightful, peaceful stay. House interior is beautiful. All the little touches made our stay more special. Perfect location. Easy to travel both around and to Devon and Cornwall. Thank you so much for being welcoming and the perfect hosts.

Beautiful cottage and stunning surrounds. We've had the most fabulous stay. Thank you both very much.

A perfect spring break in a beautiful setting. The Gallery is stunning with everything thought of to make it a home away from home. Thank you Gary and Liz for making us feel so welcome. We look forward to returning with our family.

Fabulous place to stay. Beautiful cottage with excellent hosts. Highly recommend.

The retreat was stunning, everything we had hoped it would be. Presented beautifully and in secluded grounds.

Fantastic cottage with amazing grounds to relax. Wonderful hosts and absolutely brilliant sunshine everyday. Thank you Gary and Liz. You have a truly wonderful place. We will be back.

Thank you for a wonderful break. Beautiful cottage with no detail spared. A perfect place to explore Devon. We will be back.

Beautiful cottage - no detail spared! Loved our stay, thank you.

The Retreat is absolutely stunning! Pure luxury, everything was so clean and organised. The lovely king size bed, shower room and gorgeous bath. Gary & Emma were exceptionally helpful hosts. We will most certainly recommend to our friends! :)

Beautiful décor and grounds. Cottage is luxurious and very clean. Helpful touches are in the cottage upon arrival, such as bread, milk, butter! Gary and Liz were lovely hosts, always around if you needed them, but valued your privacy. Gary brought us a vase of fresh flowers on the day we arrived which was lovely. We fully recommend this cottage and would like to thank both Gary and Liz for a lovely, restful stay! Christina and Simon.

We had such a relaxing stay in your beautiful cottage! So welcoming, great hospitality.

Thank you for all the love and attention to making The Gallery into a stylish and practical retreat. Very lovely, special stay!

Perfect winter stay with a cosy fire, we enjoyed our walks on your grounds and saying hello to the bunnies and chickens. A wonderful birthday treat. Attentive, lovely hosts and really appreciated the extra touches, the flowers were beautiful.

A wonderful week away. The Gallery was a wonderful home to us for a week and Gary and Liz great hosts. Enjoyed many a walk on both North and South coasts. Thank you!

Thank you Gary, Liz (and Finnlay) for the cosiest of winter stays. We've felt relaxed and refreshed and look forward to coming back next to the hearth of your Gallery.

Loved the cottage - very peaceful and relaxing few days and great weather too! Enjoyed walks from Budleigh Salterton to Otterton and around Stover Country Park. Lovely meal at Ring of Bells pub.

The cottage was luxurious whilst retaining a cosy, homely feel. Attention to detail throughout the cottage was stunning. Perfectly located for Dartmoor and the coast. Gary and Liz were perfect hosts!

This was the most perfect getaway! From the decor, to the location, to the amazing host Gary. We couldn’t recommend this enough!!

Thank you Gary and Liz, we have had a lovely week here enjoying your beautiful cottage and the area around. Fantastic!

Can't thank you enough, Liz & Gary - the most beautiful home to relax in. You've worked so hard to create this sanctuary; simply the best time was had. Thank you xx

A beautiful, clean cottage, furnished to a very high standard. A friendly welcome awaited us from Gary with a few recommendations for dinner. The welcome pack was also gratefully received. A great place to relax and unwind with nature right on the doorstep.

A wonderful stay in a beautiful place! So peaceful and relaxing, we don't want to leave!

Thank you for an amazing stay - loved the cottage and the gardens and Poppy had a fantastic time exploring. Really beautiful!

Thank you lovely relaxing weekend. Just what we needed. Loved all the wildlife and awesome stars - you must look after dark. Ring of Bells great pub to visit.

A wonderfully relaxing week enjoying this beautiful property, stunning grounds and everything the area has to offer. Thanks Gary & Liz for being so welcoming and setting the scene for a perfect break.

A lovely, relaxing break. So beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Fantastic stay at The Gallery. Such a beautiful cottage which has been stunningly decorated, the goodies on arrival (fresh break, milk, eggs and cider) were so thoughtful and the hosts were lovely. Loved our week there, just wished we’d stayed longer

What a beautiful place, so lovely 5 star comfort, nice to relax here in the peace and quiet of the countryside. Will come again one day.

A peaceful retreat where you can truly relax in lovely surroundings with your dog. We will return.

Had a fantastic and relaxing time, no issues with anything. We will be back!

We had an absolutely brilliant time at The Gallery. The place is styled really beautifully. We felt very much at home and would love to stay again. The grounds are absolutely amazing. One day we didn't even leave as there was so much space to explore and walk the dog. The owners are really lovely and made us feel very welcome - including some lovely treats and flowers from the garden.

Beautiful idyllic location. Perfect retreat for us & our dog.The accomodation owners made us all feel very welcome. Accommodation was beautiful & a great location for wildlife spotting including bunnies, squirrels & birds.

Thank you both for a comfortable stay. These peaceful surroundings have been idyllic! And the weather finally picked up. Wishing you all the best.

A totally relaxing stay, just what we needed. The cottage was immaculate, and lots of nice touches, perfect.

The best rental cottage we have ever stayed at. Met all expectations, and exceeded many. The owners could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Will definitely go back.

After months of lockdown, this has been the perfect getaway bolthole. Such a beautiful place to come for some R&R! Wish we'd had longer. Lovely to chat to you Gary about your move down from Cheshire! This place is a credit to you - amazing!

Wow - what an amazing place. We will definitely be back. Thank you for your hospitality.

Absolutely perfect! Many thanks for a splendid break! You do it well xx

Beautiful cottage, fantastic hosts, gorgeous location. Perfect get away retreat for dog owners!

Beautiful property which was furnished to a very high standard. Really enjoyed the log fire. The owners were friendly and welcoming with nice added touches to our stay - wild flowers, fresh eggs, milk, local cider etc Very highly recommended.

A beautiful, perfect space to relax over Christmas! One of the best we have ever stayed in. So well thought out and beautifully clean. Thank you!

Fantastic hosts and an even more beautiful and peaceful cottage than we imagined. Couldn’t have been more perfect.

We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility, lots of lovely walks, so much wildlife and a beautiful cottage. Thank you Gary and Liz for the warm welcome.

A truly lovely retreat. All the home comforts and the owners couldn’t be more welcoming or friendly.

Beautiful place! Thank you for your kindness! Such a relaxing and peaceful weekend. All the best x

Fantastic!! Cottage and grounds amazing, recommend Ring of Bells and The Lamb for food.

A hidden gem in Devon - finished to a gorgeously high standard, in driving distance of Cornish coastline and a must have for some R&R. The grounds are divine and our puppy was in seventh heaven!

So lovely, perfectly peaceful and Trevor loved every minute. Thank you!

A beautiful barn conversion completed to the highest standard. A perfect break.

Thank you for a perfect stay. You have done a brilliant job here, all the best x

It's been lovely - despite the weather!! Thank you so much x

Thank you for such a perfect stay. We were supposed to be in NYC for my 30th but due to lockdown that didn't happen. It was a blessing in disguise because we could not ask for a more wonderful holiday. We shut off, wound down and relaxed so much it was exactly what was needed. We are sad to be leaving but will definitely be back, excited to see what's done with the barn. Thank you Gary and Liz for your superb hospitality in such a beautiful place.

Exactly as described on the website in a lovely quiet location

Had a wonderful week after months of isolation. Thank you for the flowers, which lasted all week. Fantastic location, really enjoyed the cottage. We will definitely be back. A great place to relax, thank you both x

Thank you for a fantastic stay. We can't think of a better place to be quarantined! Wishing you all the best, stay safe and healthy.

Thank you so much!! We had the best time. You have a beautiful property. We had a relaxing time, thank you for your hospitality xxx

It was a real treat to stay in this stunning cottage in such beautiful, tranquil surroundings. We had everything we needed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxed weekend... we can't wait to come back with friends for the summer! A very special place, thank you!

The most wonderful stay, thank you for having us. We didn't do lots of walking, mostly wine drinking in front of your gorgeous fireplace! You have a bathtub of dreams, so much so we went to lush and got a bath bomb! Thank you for your hospitality, you have a beautiful home here.

Wonderful luxury cottage with all we needed for a break. Beautifully presented with great facilities. Plenty of land for our dog to roam but not very far from Exeter, Crediton or the Moors Would recommend.

Beautifully furnished cottage, very comfortable for a romantic getaway. The owner was always on hand to help us with anything we needed and the 'what's on this week guide' was a lovely touch.

High quality accommodation with everything you need for a relaxing break.

Thank you for the most wonderful holiday, we really don't want to leave and will most definitely be back. Love the decor! The most idyllic stay for our 'babymoon'!

Thank you, we've had a lovely and peaceful holiday - it's just gone too quickly! Love the tree and decorations for Christmas.

The most beautiful place for our honeymoon, we would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a romantic getaway.

Perfect location for rest and relaxation, whilst at the same time not feeling too isolated. Gary was very welcoming and helpful settling us in immediately. Thanks for a perfect stay.

Fantastic accomodation, beautiful setting, had a perfect week away. Thank you.

Thank you very much. Excellent stay! All that we wanted.

Wow wow wow! Everything about this place is just perfect - down to the very last details! We've loved our stay here and will definitely be returning! Thank you xxx

It really is the place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Pure luxury and comfort. Liz and Gary have thought of everything to make the stay special. The pictures do not do the place justice, I would definitely do again.

Perfect get away, beautifully decorated, very peaceful setting with wonderful hosts.

Thank you Liz and Gary for creating this wonderful retreat. It has felt like a home away from home for us and we look forward to visiting again soon.

First-class accomodation - every need catered for - in a tasteful way. Friendly, charming hosts.

Great place - stylish. accomodating hosts, perfect!

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