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Cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 3 Pets allowed Save
SHILLINGS COTTAGE, Blackdown Hills, Hemyock, Devon EX15 3QS
SHILLINGS COTTAGE, Blackdown Hills, Hemyock, Devon EX15 3QS
The heated swimming pool.
The cottage kitchen
The upstairs, bedroom and sitting room.
Upstairs through to the balcony.
As a welcome to our guests, we leave fresh flowers and a home made Devonshire cream tea.
The  Kichen
The kitchen door with the fields beyond.
Sparkling wine, roses and chocolates, can be ordered in advance.
A hamper of local produce may be ordered when booking.
The pool is one depth so perfect for playing catch!
The hammock in the orchard.
Riders in the lane near the cottage.
Cherries in the spring.
A quiet corner beside the pool in late summer.
Monarda and Penstemon
The pool with orchard beyond.
Dierama pulcherrimum or Angels fishing rods
A sunflower in the cutting garden.
A Small White butterfly feeding on the lavender beside the pool.
Shillings Cottage with the lilac in bloom.
Twin calves in our fields
The dove cote
Read and relax on teak sunbeams with cushions.
The cottage has pretty hamlets and quiet lanes nearby.
Stroll down to the pond and see dragonflies skim over the water.
The rose hedge.
Only a 10 minute walk, the Catherine Wheel pub serves excellent local food, ciders and beers.
Butterfly on a dahlia in the cutting garden.
A Brimstone in August
The table by the pool is perfect for eating al fresco.
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Hemyock, Devon, England
Shillings Cottage is a small but compact, romantic hideaway for two, with room for a cot for a baby, nestling in the beautiful Blackdown Hills. These unspoilt hills are rich in wildlife, with deer, heron, duck, woodpeckers, badgers, foxes, kingfishers, pheasants, buzzards and sparrow hawks. Hidden away, in an area of low pollution and far from traffic noise, the stone cottage sits in a peaceful setting within six acres of gardens and orchard. It is the only cottage to-let on the property.
The cottage has several features such as beamed ceilings, hand painted tiles and oils and water colours by local artists. Upstairs, French windows open onto a wide balcony under a walnut tree, with steps down to the swimming pool, which is open from mid May until mid September. You are welcome to enjoy a swim whenever you wish. Additionally, the pool is...
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About the Owner, Diana E
Languages spoken: English
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We arrived during floods in Devon!! The owners were very helpful. The cottage was cosy and comfortable

Management response:

Thanks for your review. So pleased we were able to keep you warm and dry. I Hope you return when the weather is better so you can enjoy a swim instead of a splash! Yours, Diana


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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We rented the cottage for a week at the back end of august till the first week in September and had a fantastic time.The cottage is fabulous for two people and sits in a wonderful garden and the owners make you feel more than welcome.There is beautiful countryside to walk in and some lovely places to eat especially the local...

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Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay.


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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We booked shillings cottage last minute for two nights. We wish we'd been able to stay a little longer but it was fully booked. The cottage is lovely, really quant and clean. Really nice views around, chickens in the garden and cows in the neighbouring field (one of which had a calf while we were there). We drove to Sidmouth...

Management response:

Dear Jo, Jim and I were delighted to meet you and to let the cottage to you even though it was for such a short time. Next time, we would love to give you more ideas on where to go and what to see in this beautiful area. By the way the calf and her mother are both doing well.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
Smoking not allowed
Pets allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 4 nights
22 Apr 2017 -
12 May 2017
Early May
2 nights
13 May 2017 -
23 Jun 2017
Pool opens
7 nights -- --
24 Jun 2017 -
14 Jul 2017
June -July
7 nights -- --
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About the neighbourhood
Shillings Cottage is a romantic hideaway. It lies within 7 acres of carefully tended gardens and an orchard, with an adjoining field, in the centre of the unspoilt and traditionally farmed Blackdown Hills. It is the one and only cottage within the owners grounds and there is exclusive use of the outdoor pool during weekday afternoons. The local village is friendly and welcomes visitors to the area. The nearest coastline is 16 miles. This is the Jurrasic Coast, which is a fossel hunters paradise. To the north is Exmoor and beyond that the sandy beaches of Woolacome and Westward Ho! Dartmoor is within sight on a clear day and there are many lovely gardens and historic houses to visit nearby, as well as small market towns and pretty villages.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Tiverton Parkway: 10.0 km
From Hemyock.
Follow the road right through the village, until you reach a cream and green rectangular Victorian water pump, near the pub and church.
Turn up beside the pump. Carry on up the hill, out of the village, for 4 tenths of a mile, until the road narrows and you reach a nasty bend. Our driveway is on the right, and is lined with fir trees. Look for the wooden sign for our house, Pounds.  
Shillings cottage lies beyond our house.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 28.0 km.
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