Delightful Grade 2 listed cottage in a quiet and picturesque thatched Devon village in an area steeped in history and close to the sea. The house is beautifully decorated, light and comfortable with a secluded garden and country views.
Although small, Batts Cottage is full of character and has been sensitively renovated into a wonderful contemporary space to make it light and airy whilst still retaining its period features. The pretty upstairs bedroom has a comfortable double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Downstairs, there is another attractive bedroom with a single bed and an additional pull-out bed. The sitting room is open plan and has a dining table which expands to seat 4. This leads through to the light and well-equipped kitchen with a door to the garden, and a downstairs family bathroom with a bath. There is a low beam in the sitting room so taller guests have to watch their head, although I am 5'11" and have no problems! The house sleeps 3 adults comfortably or would be ideal for a small family. There are lovely views from the garden which has two small areas of lawn, flower beds and a deck with table, chairs and an umbrella.The house is near the village green and situated opposite a beautiful 14th Century church. There is parking right outside the house.
The cottage is a fully-equipped, self-catering house with no restricted access. Some of the cupboards are in use, but there is plenty of additional storage space for guests to use.
I spend most of the year in South Africa so sadly will rarely meet guests, but my lovely neighbour Carol manages the cottage and will be there to help in any way she can.
Two nights minimum stay. We prefer a minimum of five day bookings during the summer holidays (mid June to end August) but will consider shorter stays if the cottage is available. There is wi-fi in the cottage but it is not a very fast connection. Fibre should be coming by the end of 2017.
Unfortunately there is no smoking in the house or any pets.
My husband Tom and I fell in love with Cape Town when we visited 10 years ago and have been living here ever since but we still keep strong links with England and own a small cottage in the beautiful Devon village of Gittisham. We have three children, all grown up, and run our own interiors business, 'Avoova' with five shops in South Africa and a factory in the Karoo.