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Upside Down Cottage, Colyton, nr Seaton, Devon


Upside Down Cottage 4star80%  4 Stars (75%-86%)   

Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom       Saturday changeover       Small well behaved pet welcome by arrangement  WiFi Available East Devon Way Ambassador 

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.


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.


Entrance Hall.

Bedroom: Double, with fitted wardrobes.

Shower Room: Power shower, basin, WC.


Charming beamed ceiling Lounge with double convertible settee, electric wood burner.

Dining area with table and chairs.

Well equipped and fitted Kitchen area with granite worktops.


Bed linen and towels inclusive.

Electricity/gas/central heating inclusive.

Electric hob and oven.


Fridge with freezer compartment.  Use of owners freezer.







Outdoor Facilities:

Pretty enclosed sunny courtyard with garden table and chairs, situated at the front of Upside Down Cottage, directly behind the owners house.

Parking space in front of owners house.

Additional information:

Saturday changeover.

Well behaved pet by arrangement, a fixed charge of  £20 pw or part week per pet. (£25 pw 2016).  Please check with office stating breed, size and age.

No smoking in property please.

Arrival:  From 2 pm

Departure: By 10 am

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

Short Breaks:

These are available between October and March excluding school and Bank Holidays.



Weeks beginning

Price p/w

3 Jan – 21 Mar


28 Mar – 4 Apr


11 Apr – 16 May


23 May


30 May – 6 Jun


13 Jun – 18 Jul


25 Jul


1 Aug


8 Aug


15 Aug – 29 Aug


5 Sep – 19 Sep


26 Sep


3 Oct – 10 Oct


17 Oct – 24 Oct


31 Oct – 12 Dec


19 Dec – 2 Jan



PLEASE NOTE:  THE 2016 CALENDAR AND PRICES ARE NOW LIVE.  Just click on the 'Availability and Booking' tab.  Only 20% deposit to secure a property.


Customer reviews: 


"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

-        “Lovely restful stay here in Colyton – lovely cottage to relax in.  Have recharged our batteries” K&N (June 2014)

-        “A lovely home for the week in a beautiful village.” (May 2014)


-        “A nice cosy cottage in a pretty village” C&G, Worcs (May 2014)

-        “So glad we picked Upside Down Cottage in Colyton.  Peaceful, a delight to come back to after days out visiting most of Devon’s coastline…..thanks for a good holiday.” E&P, Kent (April 2014)



-        “Upside Down Cottage was lovely for us, cosy and comfortable.  The welcome pack was a nice touch and well received.  Many thanks for a good holiday.” S&C Lancs (March 2014) 


-        “Many thanks for a lovely week of sea air and great walks.  We found the cottage really homely and were very comfortable here.”  C&P, West Mids (November 2013)

-        “Delightful cottage that more than ticks all the boxes….a super stay” P&T, Gloucs (October 2013)

-        “Unfortunately for us the weather did us no favours but to return to the cottage was a real delight.  We think you will do well with your new venture and wish you all the best.”  L&S, Butteswick, Lincs (October 2013)

-        “You have an amazing accommodation.  Definitely home away from home.  You made us feel most welcome…we would highly recommend your property to friends and family.” G&N, Alberta, Canada (September 2013)

-        “Upside Down Cottage is a great base to visit many of the places in this pretty area.  The cottage has been comfortable, providing all we needed for our week here.  It was lovely to ‘come home’ to a warm cottage each evening.  We also appreciated the ‘welcome pack’ on our arrival.  Many thanks.” S&P Machynlleth, Mid Wales (September 2013)

-        “Thank you for providing a lovely comfortable cottage.  We had a wonderful  holiday with plenty of long walks.” L&S, Bucks (August 2013)

Thank you.  A lovely, comfortable Upside Down Cottage', A & S, Portsmouth, (August 2013)



'To say we enjoyed staying in Upside down Cottage is an understatement, we loved it!!' M and V, UAE, (August 2013)


'We felt we had struck gold with Upside Down Cottage... A warm welcome and a lovely cotttage'.  L and G, Worthing, (June 2013)


'It was a privilege to be your first guests...... we will look forward to our next visit and would highly recommend Upside Down Cottage'. Mr & Mrs E, Norfolk, (May 2013)







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