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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hawkchurch, Devon, England

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Bartyhamm...
Aylesford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

What a fantastic cottage set in a beautiful location. The cottage itself is quite small with quite low ceilings downstairs but was fine for 2 people for a weeks stay. The owners have included lots of nice touches to make you feel really welcome. Although you feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere it takes next to no time to get to lots of places of interest. The jurassic coast being just one of the areas worth visiting. If u love nature this cottage is an ideal location, we were visited every night by up to 3 badgers who loved the nuts we left out for them. one morning we had 2 deer on our lawn. We saw a woodpecker and buzzard whilst relaxing in the lovely garden. Would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely be returning ourselves.

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Liked least: nothing
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TonyDebbi...
Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Get away from it all”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Sandford Cottage is the ideal place for a relaxing, get away from it all break. It is very private, standing on its own at the end of a farm track. But it is close enough to towns, villages and seaside if that's what you want.
The cottage itself, although small, is absolutely delightful and very comfortable. The owners, Pete and Bev are very welcoming and friendly and have equipped the cottage to a high standard and have added some nice little touches and even a few welcoming treats for guests. All in all we found everything we wanted at Sandford,- OK , so the wifi and mobile was a bit iffy to say the least, but it is in a valley in rural Devon. need I say more?
If you like wildlife look out for the Badgers, they come round most evenings, we fed them peanuts and raisins which kept them coming back for more.
A lovely place to stay for a peaceful break. would highly recommend.

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Robborn
England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely place to stay.”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The cottage was in a lovely location. It was comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean.
The owner was friendly and helpful.

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Liked least: Holiday lettings service but the owner helped us to sort this problem
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Sue S
Reading, United Kingdom
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“Tranquility awaits”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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When we drove up to Pete and Bev's wonderfully restored farmhouse we both remember saying 'WOW'. Set in the most beautiful wooded landscape it was quite spectacular. The welcome we received was so warm, it felt like meeting old friends. Pete got into his vehicle and told us to follow him in our car, (I had had visions of carrying all our luggage across the 300 metres of fields and woods to the cottage but no - thankfully we had our own grassed drive down through the trees to the cottage). As we drove down and started to get a glimpse of the cottage and its surroundings, we thought what a stunning hideaway, and knew instantly we had made the right decision for a stress free week away from it all. The cottage was very well equipped both inside and out, right down to the wellington boots and the BBQ charcoal in the shed. Indoors we were welcomed with chocolates, a bottle of wine, milk, six fresh eggs and a large vase of garden flowers. There was also things such as tea and sugar, hand wash soap, shower gel, hairdryer and sewing kit. The bedroom had plenty of storage for clothes and we found the bed to be comfortable and gave a good nights sleep. There is a Tesco and Co-Op in nearby Axminster and plenty of restaurants and pubs if you don't feel like cooking.
Now we come to the really good bit - the wildlife. Neither of us have ever been so close to badgers, deer and pheasants before. It was an amazing experience to be able to watch them and the many other animals and birds that were present and feel quite privileged to have done so. All in all we had the most blissful week of absolute quiet and relaxation. We have already booked to go back. Thank you Pete and Bev.

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Liked best: Watching the badgers eat the peanuts each evening
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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PhilRWinc...
Winchester, England
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24 reviews
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“An idyllic spot for a secluded hideaway”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The cottage has been recently restored and has first class fixtures and fittings. The grounds are extensive and house deer, foxes, hares, pheasants and badgers and they are the only sounds to be heard. The host and hostess live some distance from the cottage and would normally only be seen at the start and end of the stay. When we arrived there were two bowls of fresh flowers, wine, chocolate and fresh eggs from the hens which was a lovely surprise. The surrounding area boasts lovely countryside and the cottage isn't far from Lyme Regis and Axminster, the latter containing supermarkets and hosting a very nice market on Fridays. We did put peanuts out as suggested in other reviews and were rewarded by having three badgers coming to the front door to eat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely ensure that we stay there again.

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Liked best: The seclusion
Liked least: Having to return home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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