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“Brilliant country retreat”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hawkchurch, Devon, England

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Joctay
2 reviews
“Brilliant country retreat”
Reviewed 3 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Our stay at this cottage was so great, we returned for a second stay, 4 years later and it didn't disappoint. All the below reviews say it all. Would highly recommend. Perfect little cottage for a couple wanting the ideal country escape. The hosts are so friendly, helpful and kind, but leave you in peace to get on with your holiday.

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Kate M
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7 reviews
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“Just wonderful!”
Reviewed 19 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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An amazing cottage in the most peaceful setting possible. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly want and more for a holiday. The pheasant that appears daily is amusing, although best not to leave the cottage door open if you don't want him visiting!! Seeing the badgers in the evening was an amazing treat. The only noises heard were wildlife and occasionally the odd tractor. We had an extra surprise of the Red Arrows flying over twice information due to them appearing at Weymouth that day. The cottage is most comfortable for two and would highly recommend to anyone looking for peace and quiet. The owners most welcoming and the chocolate treats and fresh eggs and milk left most appreciated.

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Nelliethe...
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Idyllic cottage in tranquil valley with wildlife on the doorstep”
Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Amazing location. Devon,Somerset, Dorset border makes it ideal for holiday. Lots of NT properties within easy reach. Property hosts wonderful. Cottage has everything you need. Walk on hosts land. Feed fish in lake. Badgers, pheasant come right up to door (and pheasant will come in if you leave the door open!) great for wildlife photography. Peaceful location. Pub in village serves good food (booking recommended). Axminster good for grocery shopping and eating out.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: Total seclusion and privacy
Liked least: The gravel dirve down to the cottage (although this is being rectified I beleive)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers People with pets
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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Sue S
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Tranquil Beauty”
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have not long returned from our third stay at Sandford cottage and the tranquil beauty of the cottage has not changed but has in fact been enhanced by a lot of hard work by Pete and Bev during the winter months. They have done an amazing job by uncovering a pond that was overgrown by the surrounding woodland and transformed it into a natural 'mini lake'. This was achieved by clearing trees and dredging the water. Visitors are now invited to not only be free to roam the entire farm but also sit on the wooden bench by the lake and watch the wildlife. Food is provided to feed the fish that were discovered, one of which is 'Colin the giant carp'! The cottage is perfect for two people and is well equipped, clean and of course set in the most beautiful surroundings. If you want to find a peaceful little sanctuary away from everything and also be able to see wildlife just outside the door then this is the perfect place. Thank you once again Pete and Bev for your generous hospitality.

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Liked best: Watching and discovering the amazing wildlife
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bartyhamm...
Aylesford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

What a fantastic cottage set in a beautiful location. The cottage itself is quite small with quite low ceilings downstairs but was fine for 2 people for a weeks stay. The owners have included lots of nice touches to make you feel really welcome. Although you feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere it takes next to no time to get to lots of places of interest. The jurassic coast being just one of the areas worth visiting. If u love nature this cottage is an ideal location, we were visited every night by up to 3 badgers who loved the nuts we left out for them. one morning we had 2 deer on our lawn. We saw a woodpecker and buzzard whilst relaxing in the lovely garden. Would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely be returning ourselves.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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