Olive Tree Cottage
Located in Ottery St Mary, Devon
Olive Tree Cottage is an inviting detached cottage located in Aylesbeare near West Hill, Devon and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
Olive Tree Cottage is a homestyle cottage resting in Aylesbeare near West Hill, Devon. Hosting three bedrooms, including a king-size, a double with en-suite shower and a single, along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to five guests. There is also a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with woodburning stove. Outside there is off-road parking for one car, and an enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture. Olive Tree Cottage is a charming base whilst you explore this part of Devon.
Olive Tree Cottage is a cheerful detached cottage resting in the pretty village of Aylesbeare and surrounded by breath-taking countryside from National Parks and nature reserves to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic Coast. The cottage is a short distance from the seaside towns of Sidmouth, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and also the famous Jurassic Coast around Lyme Regis. These coastal towns offer a unique shopping experience with individual independent shops and cafes and are perfect for coastal walks and just lazing on the beach.
The cottage is tastefully furnished with a modern kitchen and everything you need to take advantage of a self-catering holiday. Enjoy a meal around the oak dining table or alternatively visit the Nightjar Bistro Pub next door which serves locally sourced foods and a fine selection of wines and real ale. There are plenty of other options nearby with the Diggers Rest at Woodbury Salterton, the Jack in the Green at Rockbeare and the Golden Lion at Tipton St John. Moving through the property you are welcomed by a cosy sitting room with an attractive light grey and ochre theme being complimented by the woodburning stove at centre stage, making for an agreeable place to relax after a long day. From the sitting room the patio doors open to a colourful courtyard garden where you can enjoy an alfresco supper on the Webber gas BBQ or just sit and enjoy a glass of wine under the shade of the Mediterranean olive tree.
Climbing upstairs there are three bedrooms, all with wooden furnishings and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside; There is a king-size bedroom, a double bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room so guests can have a little extra privacy and a single bedroom. To complete the property, there is a bathroom where guests can get ready in style with a quick shower or take a long soak in the bath after an adventurous day.
There are several good golf courses nearby including Sidmouth and Honiton and Woodbury Park which also offers Aura Spa and Health Club facilities. Go to the lovely village of Lympstone or the town of Topsham, where there is a host of good restaurants. From here you can walk or hire a bicycle and ride alongside the Exe River all the way from Exeter to Exmouth.
Nearby are Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Escot Animal Park, Killerton House National Trust property and Ashclyst Forest, which is one of the largest forests in Devon, which are a must for all who are garden lovers and are popular with walkers. Visit the nearby RSPB bird sanctuary on Aylesbeare Common and the many walks around the area of outstanding natural beauty. For the young, at heart, there is Go-Karting at nearby Woodbury Salterton, Crealy Theme Park, Diggerland Theme Park, and the Escot Animal Park.
Take a short drive to the Exmoor & Dartmoor National Parks and to the Cathedral City of Exeter.
To have a thrilling yet scenic adventure in this part of Devon, choose Olive Tree Cottage as your base
- Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x single
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
- Sitting room with woodburning stove
- Downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin
- Gas central heating
- Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
- Sky TV within the sitting room and bedroom, Wi-Fi
- Fuel and power are included in the rent
- Starter pack for log burner included
- Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
- Allocated parking for one car
- Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture and Gas BBQ
- Bike storage
- Travel cot and high chair available upon request
- Suitable for babes in arms
- Shop 2½ miles, pub nearby
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Ottery St Mary
Ottery St Mary is a very quaint town that sits on the banks of the River Otter. The town is surrounded by beautiful thatched cottages and narrow streets and is one of the most historic towns in Devon, dating back to the Saxon times. The village of Tipton St John is 9 minutes away and a bit further is the town of Sidmouth at 20 minutes or 25 mins in the opposite direction is Exeter. The town has a variety of independent shops, a supermarket, fish and chip shop, 2 pubs and a petrol station. A community market is held here once a month which sells local produce and homemade cakes. Ottery St Mary holds two major events each year, Pixie Day is held in June and gives the children a chance to dress as a pixie and re-enact an old legend. The day also includes capturing the towns bell ringers and hiding them in the caves. Tor Barell Rolling is held in November and is a world-famous event. The original method was rolling the barrels along the street, but it was decided that carrying these on shoulders was much more appealing. Take a day trip to Crealy Aventure Park only 14 minutes away in Sidmouth, great fun for all the family. Explore Wildwood Escot in 220 acres of parkland or discover adventure outdoor sports at Devon Country Pursuits, Ottery St Mary really does offer something for everyone.