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Upside Down Cottage, Colyton, Devon


Upside Down Cottage 80%  4 Stars (75%-86%)   FreeWiFi Available  East Devon Way Ambassador  Pets welcome 

Sleeps 2  -  One bedroom    Saturday changeover   Short breaks available throughout the year.

Most charming, superb detached barn conversion, Grade II listed, over 200 years old, tucked away in a quiet setting in the grounds of the owner's home, in the centre of the historic small market town of Colyton, between the coastal towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.   A couple of minutes walk to the shops, inns and picturesque River Coly.  A further 5 minutes to the famous open top electric tram travelling along the stunning Axe Valley.

The popular small seaside town of Seaton with superb beach, Esplanade, harbour, shops, cafes, restaurants and golf course are all just over a 5 minute drive away.  Spectacular cliff top walks on this Jurassic Coast to the pretty fishing village of Beer and onto the seaside village of Branscombe, surrounded by National Trust land. The coastal town of Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb of the 'French Lieutenant's Women' fame, interesting individual specialist shops and cinema is only a 15 minute drive over the Devon border into Dorset.

The small thriving market town of Axminster, famous for the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'River Cottage Canteen', shops and weekly street market is just a 15 minute drive away.  A unique, most convenient and relaxing location for exploring the delights of this pretty area.  An ideal romantic retreat throughout the year.

Accommodation:  Completely renovated, refurbished and attractively furnished to a superb standard with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Cosy and quirky. Many period/original features including exposed beams.

Reverse accommodation with Kitchen, Dining and Living areas on the first floor to take advantage of the wealth of exposed beams and view over the countryside.  GROUND FLOOR:  Entrance Hall.  Bedroom: Double, with fitted wardrobes.  Shower Room: Power shower, basin, WC.  Washer/dryer.  FIRST FLOOR:  Charming beamed ceiling Lounge, TV.  DVD.  Radio,  double convertible settee, electric wood burner.  Dining area with table and chairs.  Well equipped and fitted Kitchen area with granite worktops, with electric hob and oven.  Microwave.  Fridge with freezer compartment.  Use of owners freezer.  Dishwasher.

Facilities:  Bed linen and towels inclusive.  Electricity/gas/central heating inclusive.

Outdoor Facilities Enclosed courtyard with garden table and chairs, situated at the front of Upside Down Cottage, directly behind the owners house.

Parking:  Parking space in front of owners house.

Additional information:  Well behaved small/medium pets welcome, a fixed charge of  £25 pw or part week per petNo smoking in property please.  Arrival from 2 pmDeparture by 10 am

NB  Care to be taken, low ceilings on the first floor.

Short Breaks:  These are available throughout the year.

Customer reviews: 

24-30 April 2017  Thank you.  A lovely home from home and everything we could possibly need and much more.  My only regret is not being able to stay longer. I will just have to come back again.  The welcome pack is very useful and the little extras i.e. milk in fridge, flowers, tea and coffee made us feel very welcome. Many many thanks.  See you again.  Paul and Kirstie – Bucks

1-8th April 2017  This is a wonderful base to explore the surrounding area. Very cosy, warm quiet and comfortable. Welcome pack and flowers much appreciated. Thank you.  Weather for April has been excellent, making our trips out and sight- seeing perfect. A very lovely weeks break to re-charge the batteries and we would recommend to anyone. Thank you Sarah for your thoughtfulness and care.  Our best wishes to you.  Mo and Pat Bell – Bristol

10- 21st September 2016   Thank you for a wonderful stay at Upside Down Cottage, this being our second time. Only 1 bad days weather, which is not bad for September. Colyton and East Devon is such a beautiful place it would not matter what the weather was doing. Our first night was noisy but fine due to it being Colyton carnival.  To all the people who live here in Devon embrace what you have here.  Please don’t take it for granted.  Devon maybe is should be call “heaven”.  David, Maggie and Jess – Warwickshire  

August 2016   Upside Down Cottage provided us with a great base to explore East Devon and Dorset with ease.  We were blessed with amazing weather which made sightseeing an absolute pleasure. The welcome pack was gratefully received and very much appreciated.  Many thanks.   Lisa, Stuart and Shadow

"A delightful cottage thank you.  Very well appointed.  It has been a very good 'bolt hole' for us in between houses - we have had a good rest!!  Thanks for your welcome and also wine, flowers and milk etc - very much appreciated.  PS Thanks for the mid term 'refresh'."  (C & R T, Somerset)  2015

"Lovely welcoming cottage - can't say how much we needed that bottle of wine after the journey down and finding milk, tea, biscuits etc in situ as well was the icing on the cake!  Such a fantastic, relaxing week which went far too quickly - wish we could stay a bit longer.  Finding such a lovely place that allows dogs too is a surprise, so thank you."  (H,N &H the spaniel.)  2015

"Delightful cottage in a lovely little town.  The whole area provides an atmosphere of relaxation and we feel quite restored after our week's stay." (D & H, Southampton - 13th June 2015)  

"Thank you so much for our goodies.  It has brought a lot of fond memories.  As a child I lived on a farm.  We had pigs, chickens, cows.  We collected eggs and baked cakes.  I love to sit and appreciate that beautiful view, so green, birds singing and that lovely peacefulness.  It will be a shame to leave.  We had a lovely meal at the Kingfisher pub, lovely fish and chips and a lovely train ride.  Thank you so much." (Love and thanks R & S, Worthing - 23rd May 2015) 

"Thank you for our goodies.  We have had a very happy stay in a lovely home in a beautiful village." (D. J  & R - 2nd May 2015)


"We had an amazing time here at "Upside Down Cottage".  we will defo return as well as telling our friends, Trip Adviser and Milkbere how much we loved this place.  30 minutes from Exeter Airport, 45 minutes from Dublin, 1 1/2 hours from Bristol airport, only a hop, skip and a small jump back here.

We walked walks 1, 2 and 15 in "Circular Walks of Devon" book (on book shelf top).  They are great walks and Paddy and Sue's notes were great.  The walks should be well suited to all weather and fair weather walkers.  Seaton to Lyme Regis alternative walk is brilliant.
Colyton - Kingfisher defo great food, drinks and atmosphere..........White Hart Inn very nice food and atmosphere.
Axminster - River Cottage Canteen great  Broadchurch fans - West Bay is 30 minutes drive or on bus  Again thanks for making us very welcome and peace and tranquillity of cottage.  See you soon.  A and B + M, Co Wicklow, Ireland"  2015








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