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‘Talala’ cottage

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
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This barn conversion (situated on a small farm in East Devon) has recently been completed and is now a self contained annexe to the original farmhouse which is believed to have been built in the 1700s. It is called 'Talala' which means 'peaceful'. The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable king size bed, a built in cupboard with hanging space and shelves,and a dressing table and is carpeted throughout. A unique feature of the bedroom are the original exposed beams. The bedroom window looks out over the surrounding fields where deer are often seen in the early morning. Please note that the stairs leading to the bedroom are gated at the bottom. We can provide a chairbed in the bedroom, for older children. The upstairs bathroom also has exposed beams and is simply decorated with mahogany cup...This barn conversion (situated on a small farm in East Devon) has recently been completed and is now a self contained annexe to the original farmhouse which is believed to have been built in the 1700s. It is called 'Talala' which means 'peaceful'. The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable king size bed, a built in cupboard with hanging space and shelves,and a dressing table and is carpeted throughout. A unique feature of the bedroom are the original exposed beams. The bedroom window looks out over the surrounding fields where deer are often seen in the early morning. Please note that the stairs leading to the bedroom are gated at the bottom. We can provide a chairbed in the bedroom, for older children. The upstairs bathroom also has exposed beams and is simply decorated with mahogany cupboards, a large corner bath, heated towel rail and shower.Fresh linen and towels, a hair-dryer and alarm clock/radio are included. The spacious sitting room has seating for 6, slate flooring, a log fire burner and big flat screen TV with dvd player. There is a double sofa bed which can sleep 2 people. There is a gated doorway leading through to the breakfast/kitchenette area where there is a sink, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, 8-in-1 Multi Chef (you can roast, steam, slow cook, sauté, boil, grill, fry and bake in it.) a hotplate, an iron and ironing board and crockery and cutlery. Provisions for a continental breakfast are supplied. There is a dining room table with seating for 4. There is a washing machine in the cottage and access to a tumble drier can be provided. Guests do have access to a private garden where they can relax and have a barbecue. We do have livestock and dogs on the farm so please make sure gates are kept closed at all times- particularly the ones leading to the road. We also have a big pond so for health and safety reasons, the pond, poultry area and fields are out of bounds. We are more than happy to show you around if you would like to see the animals. We also have another barn conversion on the farm listed as 'Mwendafye' so please also have a look at that, as the 2 cottages are very different.
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
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Bedrooms
1 King1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

Meet the host
Di P
Hosting since April 2015
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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chardstocker
chardstocker
Axminster, United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ver Good Value
Good communications from hosts. Cottage was very clean and well equipped. Breakfast provisions were excellent and far in excess of what two people needed. The stay was excellent value for money and I would recommend to friends and will book again if in the area
Visited September 2019
Written 24 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rose T
Rose T
Barley, United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Characterful building,with fascinating African touches and excellent amenities and warmly welcoming hosts.
Quiet rural location within easy car striking distance of Axminster, Honiton and Lyme Regis. Pub at Dalwood an easy stroll away too. Several beaches a mere twenty minutes away and gourmet food at your finger tips at Axminster and the wonderful farm venues which you just pop into. Lyme Regis offered a wonderful opportunity to go fossil hunting and really experience the Jurassic coast first hand. Exeter easily accessible with a great park and ride and the amazing Cathedral and rejuvenated dock area provided a fascinating historical and craft experience.
Visited July 2017
Written 15 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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About the neighbourhood
The property is situated between Honiton and Axminster, and close to the villages of Dalwood, Stockland, Kilmington and Wilmington - within easy reach from the A30. It thus offers a convenient base for exploring a range of activities and places of interest in the south west. East Devon is famous for its Jurassic coast. Seaton, which is situated at the mouth of the River Axe(and is only 30 minutes away) also has a scenic golf course and a yacht club. (there are also other golf courses in the area at Monkton and Honiton) It is also famous for its tramway which runs through the Axe valley nature reserve to Colyton. There are other animal centers like Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park, Ferne Animal sanctuary and Otter Estuary Nature Reserve (which has a range of birdlife and free fishing)– not to mention places like E xmoor and Dartmoor, the Donkey Sanctuary, the marine nature reserve on Lundy Island and Paignton zoo. Lyme Regis is the ‘riviera’ of the south west, has many seaside shops and eating places and a sandy beach and offers historic walks along the coast and is only a 20 minute drive away. The village of Beer - an ancient fishing village (renowned for smuggling in ancient times) also offers some beautiful coastal walks. The surrounding countryside is particularly scenic and tranquil and there are many lovely local country walks. There is a public footpath from the farm which goes down to the historic pub in Dalwood – ‘The Tucker’s Arms’ which was built in 13th century. A map of different walks is provided. Chard reservoir (said to be the birth place of powered flight) also offers a number of walks which are wheelchair friendly. Both Honiton and Axminster have weekly markets with a variety of stalls. Honiton boasts many antique shops and is famous for it’s ice cream shop which is open in the spring and summer, and lace and pottery making. It also celebrates many traditional activities. Axminster is famous for its carpet making and is the home of the River Cottage Canteen. There are many pubs and other eating places such as the well known carvery outside Honiton or one of the many places for Devon cream teas. The area also provides many garden centres, (such as Otter in Ottery St. Mary – the home of Thackeray and Coleridge) and 3 good farm shops(one offering ’Pick your own’), and 2 cider breweries. Places of interest – Durdle Door in the Dorset section of the Jurassic coast; the famous Eden project( only 2 hours away) Taunton,(the town was first settled in Saxon times – approx. 700AD) Dunster and Tiverton castles, Exeter cathedral. For something more energetic, there are a number of activities - like the ‘Landrover experience” and quad biking near Cullompton, Zorbing in Dorchester and water sports in Exmouth(and a sandy beach and model railway!) and centres offering child activities eg. Crealy adventure Park (said to be “a cross between Disneyland and MacDonald’s farm”, and Abbotsbury which provides a farm, gardens(which are lit up at Halloween and Christmas) and a Swanery, and Paintballing near Exeter. Then for those rainy days – there is the Fleet Air Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum in Yeovil and the historic Observatory in Sidmouth (also famous for it’s annual Folk Festival in July) and the Aquarium in Weymouth. Larger Shopping centers – Exeter, Yeovil and Taunton and the Trago center. (near Newton Abbot) There are several notable National Trust properties in this area. Eg. Killerton, Buckland Abbey, Branscombe Bakery, Mill and Forge (Branscombe is also the longest village in the UK), and Shute House. There are lovely gardens like Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Burrow Farm Gardens and Hestercombe Gardens and other historic houses like Montacute near Yeovil, Dillington House and Forde Abbey.(also famous for it’s Red Ruby Devon cattle) There are 2 farm shops 5 min away plus Tescos and other supermarkets nearby for buying supplies.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Directions will be emailed to you in the week prior to arrival. There are some taxis available, but need to be booked in advance and seldom available on Sundays.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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