Devon Cottage with Pool. Nr Coast & Exeter. Village Location with Great Pub.

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Downhams House in the centre of Woodbury Salterton


Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

**Brand New Wood Burning Stove Installed!**
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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 77 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 child bed

    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! Both rooms have bedside tables with lamps. 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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Heated ladder towel rail...moreless

  • The cottage has a combi boiler so hot water is available all day on demand. A white bath sheet and an extra blue bath towel (for using at Woodbury Park Leisure club as they do not provide towels for members). Extra hand towels are provided in the bathroom and kitchen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. Please bring your own cot linen if required. Guests with limited mobility may wish to be aware that there is no hand rail fitted to the stairs. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your particular requirements....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    FreeSat channels available...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    FreeSat services....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Newly installed Wood burning stove. Starter supply of Dry logs provided. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Full gym and fitness classes available at Woobury Park as part of complimentary membership....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fully central heated throughout....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton bedlinen....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    1 Bath Sheet plus 1 Blue Bath towel for use at the Leisure Club per guest. Two hand towels and bath mat in bathroom. Tea towels and hand towel provided in kitchen....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Newly installed Wood burning stove. Dry logs provided. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent provided....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances including washer dryer and dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric fan oven with grill function....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Championship golf course available at Woodbury Park Hotel. driving range, 9 hole and 18 hole with lovely views. Green fees apply. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    South facing secluded private garden with lawn and large patio area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal kettle barbecue available. Please provide own fuel....moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available for hire free of charge as part of your complimentary Leisure Club Membership at Woodbury Park. Please contact Woodbury Park to make a reservation....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Complimentary membership of the Woodbury Park Hotel private Leisure Club 5mins drive from the cottage (ample parking). Mon- Fri 07.00 to 21.30 Sat & Sun 07.00-21.00. 07.00-21.00. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Jacuzzi available at Woodbury Park Leisure Club...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    Available at Woodbury Park Leisure Club...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jul 22 - Sep 1, 2016
3 night min stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2016
3 night min stay
$112 $125
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Oct 14 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$99 $112
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Week
Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2016
5 night min stay
$158 $184
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

New Year
Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$198 $244
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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!

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Digger's Rest
48 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodbury Park Golf & Country Club
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M5 Junction 30
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Digger's Rest
7 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We relocated to East Devon 15 years ago and Downhams House is our way of being able to share this wonderful unspoilt corner of Devon with others looking to find a bit of peace and quiet not too far off the beaten track (we live just 10mins away). We hope you will think of it as your very own 'home from home' and come and enjoy a slice of friendly village life in the country.

Why the Owner Chose Exeter, UK:
We acquired Downhams House as staff accommodation when we owned The Digger's Rest next door. We sold the pub a while ago but we couldn't bear to part with the lovely Downhams House and thought it would make a great holiday home. Everyone comments on the cosy feel of the house and we feel it is in the perfect location for a country break anytime of the year as this corner of Devon is far less seasonal than other harder to reach parts. Yet we still benefit from easy access to the fabulous Jurassic Coast, Exeter and both Dartmoor and Exmoor. It really is an excellent base whatever your interests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We think its location is what makes Downhams House so popular. We love that it is so close to the sea and Exeter and that the M5 makes it so accessible. Tucked away in this quiet but thriving village you can enjoy a slice of quintessential country life complete with chocolate box thatched pub. Rather than being a 'grockle' surrounded by other holidaymakers on a complex, you will be able to enjoy the feeling of living like a local in no time! We have equipped the cottage to feel like a real home from home with the added benefit of membership to Woodbury Park Leisure Club. Here you can enjoy a swim in the full sized spacious pool complete with sauna and jacuzzi, keep up (or start!) your fitness routine in the gym or fitness studio or simply relax in the spa where they offer the full range of pampering treatments. We think it offers the perfect balance of great facilities with the benefit of the privacy from having your own home and all at a reasonable price.

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  • Downhams House in the centre of Woodbury Salterton

    Downhams House in the centre of Woodbury Salterton

  • Newly installed woodburner for cosy evenings by the fire.

    Newly installed woodburner for cosy evenings by the fire.

  • Kitchen/diner opening onto garden

    Kitchen/diner opening onto garden

  • Spacious entrance hall

    Spacious entrance hall

  • Twin beds can be zipped linked to form king size double.

    Twin beds can be zipped linked to form king size double.

  • Sunny, south facing garden

    Sunny, south facing garden

  • Early morning haze at Woodbury Park Golf Course

    Early morning haze at Woodbury Park Golf Course

  • Sandy Beach at Exmouth

    Sandy Beach at Exmouth

  • Beer beach with mackerel fishing boats

    Beer beach with mackerel fishing boats

  • The wild landscape of Dartmoor

    The wild landscape of Dartmoor

  • Wonderful fresh local produce at Dart's Farm

    Wonderful fresh local produce at Dart's Farm

  • Enjoy a Devon cream tea! (Old Bakery, Branscombe)

    Enjoy a Devon cream tea! (Old Bakery, Branscombe)

  • Curl up with a good book & a cup of coffee

    Curl up with a good book & a cup of coffee

  • Modern, well equipped kitchen

    Modern, well equipped kitchen

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Modern bathroom with restful neutral décor

    Modern bathroom with restful neutral décor

  • Recently refurbished Woodbury Park 20m indoor pool with jacuzzi and sauna.

    Recently refurbished Woodbury Park 20m indoor pool with jacuzzi and sauna.

  • Branscombe cliffs from SW Coastal Path

    Branscombe cliffs from SW Coastal Path

  • Sidmouth, sand & rockpools

    Sidmouth, sand & rockpools

  • Hire a canoe from Exeter Quay

    Hire a canoe from Exeter Quay

  • Enjoy a local pint at the Digger's Rest next door

    Enjoy a local pint at the Digger's Rest next door

  • Crealy Adventure park is just 5 mins drive away.

    Crealy Adventure park is just 5 mins drive away.

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