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Downhams House is a cosy two bedroom cottage. It is located in the centre of the peaceful village of Woodbury Salterton, complete with thatched cottages & traditional country pub & only 20mins drive to the sea. The cottage has all mod cons including 42' flatscreen TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, iPod dock & WiFi broadband. It is the perfect place to stay at any time of the year, whether you are looking for a family holiday, a golfing break with friends or a romantic winter break . There is a private south facing garden with large patio and lawn, perfect for alfresco lunches & BBQ or an afternoon snooze in the sun! Guests at the cottage also benefit from complimentary membership of the private leisure club at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club which is located just 2 miles away. Here you can unwind with a swim in the indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna followed by lunch in the Conservatory. Or, if you are feeling energetic, take advantage of the wide range of facilities - tennis & squash courts, gym and fitness studio. 18 hole championship course, 9 hole course and driving range also available (charges apply). As a member you can enjoy a 10% discount on beauty treatments in the Spa, in the hair salon and in the restaurants there.
Garden Equipment: The garden has a large patio area with picnic bench and parasol. This is a great place for enjoying a barbecue (Weber charcoal kettle barbecue available). There is also a lawn and two steamers to enjoy a spot of sunbathing.
Kitchen: The kitchen is well equipped and includes a cafetiere, filled salt and pepper grinders and cooking oil.
Tea towels, dishcloths, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, washing tabs sufficient for one load, oven glove and basic cleaning materials are all included.
Food, Glorious Food!: In Devon we are spoilt for choice with the amount of locally produced fresh produce and artisan food products. We have 3 excellent farm shops each within a short drive of the cottage. Kenniford farm is only a mile or so up the lane and sells their own outdoor reared pork and sausages as well as bread, milk, eggs and local goodies. Dart's Farm shopping centre in Topsham is a foodie haven with their home-grown produce, local meat, fish and cider as well as a cafe and gift shops. Greendale Farm shop near Crealy has a great butcher, fresh fish, deli counter and cafe and takeaway fish and chips. In season you can pick your own at Four Elms fruit farm near Sidmouth or at Dart's Farm. Cream teas are especially good at Otterton Mill & Old Bakery in Branscombe.
The beds can be zip linked to create a large double bed...moreless
The bedrooms are quite small and cosy as you might expect in a cottage! Bedroom 1 has a chest of drawers and hooks with hangers for clothes. Suitcases can be stored under the bed. Bedroom 2 has a single wardrobe with two drawers. Each has a hair dryer and mirror.
Bedroom two can be arranged either as a twin (2x 2.5ft beds) or a 5ft large double (zip link beds).
We do have a travel cot available but please bring your own cot linen. Because the bedrooms are quite compact the cot can only fit in Bedroom 2. Both rooms have blinds with blackout lining so you can enjoy a leisurely sleep-in without being disturbed by early morning sunshine!...moreless
The cottage has a combi boiler so hot water is available all day on demand. A white bath sheet and hand towel are provided for each guest. We also provide an extra blue bath towel for each guest which can be used as a swimming towel for Woodbury Park Leisure club (they do not provide their own towels)....moreless
Downhams House is a great place for family holidays with a private lawned garden with large patio area and plenty of space downstairs for playing with games and toys. There is also a utility room providing extra space to store buggies, wellies and coats.
However, parents with toddlers and young children might wish to be aware that part of the staircase is open to the hall (to enable us to get furniture up and down stairs) and might present a hazard if children left unattended. Also the garden slopes upwards away from the house so the edge of the patio directly outside the kitchen window is raised and there is a 2' step down at this point. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch for further clarification.
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Easter Holidays Mar 27 - Apr 9, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Apr 10 - Apr 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Mid Season May 1 - May 21, 2015 3 night min stay
Whitsun May 22 - May 28, 2015 7 night min stay
High Season May 29 - Jul 16, 2015 3 night min stay
Peak Season Jul 17 - Aug 27, 2015 7 night min stay
August BH Week Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2015 3 night min stay
Mid Season Sep 4 - Oct 1, 2015 3 night min stay
Low Season Oct 2 - Oct 15, 2015 3 night min stay
October Half Term Oct 16 - Oct 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Oct 30 - Dec 20, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas Week Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015 4 night min stay
New Year Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
10% discount on all bookings with a maximum of 2 guests.
Enjoy a 4 night midweek break arriving Monday for same price as 2 night weekend break.
It is possible to stay only 2 nights but we have to charge these at our minimum rate to ensure changeover costs are covered. However, you can enjoy a late checkout of 6pm on departure day. Or stay the 3rd night too for FREE!
Weekend or Mid week short breaks are payable in full at time of booking.
30% deposit is payable to confirm reservations of 1 week or more with balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. If arrival date is less than 8 weeks away, payment in full is required.
We can accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or debit/credit card (a small additional charge is made for cards to cover handling charges).
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Being just 10 mins from J30 on the M5, Downhams House is very accessible and provides a great base from which to explore the whole of Devon. It is also only a short drive from Westpoint so a handy base for exhibitors or visitors and popular with visitors to Exeter University.
East Devon is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty bordered by the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coastline and offers plenty to do for all ages. The sea is just 20min drive away - enjoy sandy beaches at Exmouth, Regency splendour at Sidmouth, mackerel fishing at Beer or fossil hunting at Lyme Regis. Walking is excellent - choose from the wilds of Dartmoor and Exmoor, the breathtaking SW coastal path or country walks right from the door step. Historic houses & gardens are plentiful, including the National Trust's Killerton, Knightshayes and Castle Drogo. For family fun: Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Park, Pecorama gardens and model railway, South Devon steam railway and Beer Quarry. There are 3 excellent farm shops within 3 miles and the historic cathedral city of Exeter is just 8 miles away. And don't miss out on a real Devon Cream Tea!
Other Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, rock climbing, archery
Golf: If you want to play golf in fantastic surroundings, look no further than golf club at Woodbury Park in Devon just 2 miles away. Even if you don’t play your best golf, the scenery alone in Devon is worth the walk, with manicured greens and an abundance of wildlife - this really is golf at it best. Golfers without a handicap can pay and play the 9 hole Acorns Course or if you want an even bigger challenge, play the18 hole Championship Course. Learn the game on the driving range, or brush up your technique with a golf lesson from the teaching pro.
Situated on the cliff top above Budleigh Salterton, at the western end of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, the East Devon Golf Club commands magnificent views along the coast. At 6231 yards, it is not a long course, but offers a fair and interesting test of golf that requires accurate shot-making in order to score well. The fairways have been cut through a profusion of heather and gorse and, according to Peter Alliss, the 16th tee provides ‘the best view in golf’ 18 hole course at Exeter.