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View towards the thatched cottage
Eat in style at Phillishayes
Well-equipped kitchen area
Spacious dining area with cosy wood burner
Everything you need to cook
Cooking is a breeze...
Relax in the comfortable lounge
Warm as toast!
Pretty country views from the lounge
Put your feet up, read and chill out...
Catch up on your favourite TV shows
Or just plan your next days adventures...
King-size with en-suite bathroom
Spacious king-size
Quality bed linen and towels
Large en-suite bathroom
Pamper yourself whilst soaking in the roll top bath
King-size room looking towards the en-suite
Plenty of room for a travel cot
Steep cottage style stairs care needed....
Zip-and-link twin room
Downstairs shower room
External utility room
Enjoy the views around you
Sit and relax
View towards the thatched cottage
Off-road parking area at the bottom of the garden.
A lovely garden to enjoy
Relax and enjoy the lovely garden
Sit out and enjoy the countryside views
1 / 30  View towards the thatched cottage
2 / 30  Eat in style at Phillishayes
3 / 30  Well-equipped kitchen area
4 / 30  Spacious dining area with cosy wood burner
5 / 30  Everything you need to cook
6 / 30  Cooking is a breeze...
7 / 30  Relax in the comfortable lounge
8 / 30  Warm as toast!
9 / 30  Pretty country views from the lounge
10 / 30  Put your feet up, read and chill out...
11 / 30  Catch up on your favourite TV shows
12 / 30  Or just plan your next days adventures...
13 / 30  King-size with en-suite bathroom
14 / 30  Spacious king-size
15 / 30  Quality bed linen and towels
16 / 30  Large en-suite bathroom
17 / 30  Pamper yourself whilst soaking in the roll top bath
18 / 30  King-size room looking towards the en-suite
19 / 30  Plenty of room for a travel cot
20 / 30  Steep cottage style stairs care needed....
21 / 30  Zip-and-link twin room
22 / 30  Downstairs shower room
23 / 30  External utility room
24 / 30  Enjoy the views around you
25 / 30  Sit and relax
26 / 30  View towards the thatched cottage
27 / 30  Off-road parking area at the bottom of the garden.
28 / 30  A lovely garden to enjoy
29 / 30  Relax and enjoy the lovely garden
30 / 30  Sit out and enjoy the countryside views


Honiton (6mls NE), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty detached thatched cottage in peaceful yet easily accessible location
  • In the heart of the The Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Spend a day on one of the uperb beaches at  Branscombe and Lyme Regis on the South Coast
  • The historic town of Honiton renowned for its lace making, antique shops and tea rooms
  • Ideal for Walkers wanting to explore the world famous Jurassic Coast
Property code: 53455

This charming detached thatched property nestles in the typically beautiful farmland with superb surrounding countryside views. An idyllic spot for couples or small families.

Located in East Devon not far from Honiton and easy access from London, you are perfectly placed to explore all that Devon, Dorset and Somerset has to offer. Set within the heart of Devon farmland there are many beautiful walks from the property. Lyme Regis and Branscombe beaches, Exeter is easily accessible by car. Honiton is a short drive with its abundance of antique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Why not visit the historic Dumpton Fort, closer to home, there are several pubs serving food and all are within an easy drive.

Stepping into this traditional cottage you are immediately struck by the contemporary interior with a large kitchen/diner, exposed oak beams and a huge fireplace with wood burner. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The dining area with table and chairs make for a stylish social area. A couple of shallow steps lead you to a utility area with plenty of room for muddy boots and coats. The shower room with shower and WC is on this lower level. The lounge can be found the other side of the staircase via a few steps, this has another huge fireplace with wood burner, why not sit and relax on one of the comfortable sofas and watch your favourite program or movie on the TV.  If listening to music is more your thing, then connect to the bluetooth speaker which can be taken into any room. There are two staircases, both very narrow and steep, please take care. One leads to the master king-size with stylish en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and WC. The other leads up to a mezzanine zip-and-link twin room (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request).

Stepping outside there is an enclosed lawn area directly outside the property with countryside views, a utility room adjoins the property but is accessed from outside, which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer and is lockable so it’s ideal for cycles or surfboards. There is a tiny stream that runs down one side of the lawn. Steps lead down to a gated parking area which can hold up to four cars. Please note: this property has a private and tested water supply.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 zip-and-link twin (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom  and 1 shower room
  • There are two staircases, both very narrow and steep, please take care
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and oil fired central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road gated parking area for 3 cars
  • 1 dog welcome from Jan 2019
  • Beach 16 miles, shops 7 miles and pub 1.6 miles
  • Storage for bicycles
  • TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi included
  • The two staircases are narrow and steep, please take care

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 8th November 2019

The cottage is lovely, the wood burners make it very cosy in the evenings (on cold winter's days) and the location of the cottage is beautiful, it was lovely waking up to sheep in the field opposite every morning! The location is also very easy for accessing local towns and for sight seeing - Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Charmouth, Taunton etc are all witRead morehin 30 mins drive. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 19th October 2019

The cottage was beautiful and situated far enough away from the busyness of life but also close enough to get to shops and places of interest. Listening to the birds and cows was lovely and the log burner in the front room made it really cosy. We visited Sidmouth which we loved and Honiton and went to Montacute House and Kingston Lacy National TrusRead moret which were well worth a visit. We would definitely come back and would have happily of stayed permanently! Hide

Reviewed by D A 4th October 2019

Reviewed by Gary 29th September 2019

This is our favourite place to stay. Its ideal for anyone that craves quiet and tranquil surroundings , no noises apart from the birds and the cows. Great location if visiting Lyme Regis. Great for wildlife fanatics as the otter river has some wonderful British wildlife

Reviewed by Sue 16th August 2019

Reviewed by Della 26th July 2019

Phillishayes Cottage is set on a country lane, deep in the Otter Valley and it was the views across this valley which caught my eye when I was looking for a holiday cottage for our 2019 family holiday. It truly is a stunningly beautiful location! The cottage itself is delightful, a large, light, well equipped kitchen/diner, with two bathrooms and tRead morewo good sized bedrooms, as well as a lovely sitting room that opens on to the garden. We spent every evening enjoying the views and the peace. Hide

Reviewed by Beth 5th July 2019

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Extremely well equipped property and really helpful housekeeper. Situated across the road from a dairy farm which may not appeal to vegans, as they may find it distressing.

Reviewed by Thomas 21st June 2019

Great cottage, especially for two people. Peaceful country setting. Ideal.

Reviewed by Paul 1st March 2019

Great cottage in a beautiful location. Very well equipped and so comfortable. Stunning views across beautiful country side. So happy that they allow dogs, as ours had a ball in the gardens and on long walks around the area. All in all a wonderful week

Reviewed by Elaine 16th February 2019

We had a lovely week at phillishayes cottage. It was slightly difficult to find due to the postcode taking you to a different address if you use sat nav. However once there the cottage was welcoming and well equipped. We were able to visit family in Paignton and spend days visiting Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe. It was so lovely to see Read morethe farm animals everyday and have beautiful scenery all around. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 28th December 2018

Reviewed by Howard 21st December 2018

We enjoyed our Christmas break in this picturesque cottage with lovely garden set in a rural location. Comfortable and cosy on a cold winters day when the wood burner is roaring. The owners had nicely decorated the cottage for Christmas which we much appreciated. Great for country walking and is conveniently positioned for visiting local attractionRead mores and beaches etc. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 28th October 2018

A picture perfect thatched Devon cottage. Comfortable and well equipped with a sweet garden and delightful outlook.

Reviewed by Christine 14th September 2018

If you want to spend your holiday deep in the Devon countryside in a gorgeous Thached cottage then this is the place. A real home away from home with the added bonus of peace and tranquility, cant recommend this place highly enough, a perfect spot to explore some of Devons beautiful coastline, historic National trust properties and picturesque villRead moreages and if its a bit cold or wet then put the kettle on, light the wood burner, grab a good book and exhale, you have nothing to do but relax. Hide

Reviewed by Tris 8th September 2018

Reviewed by Daniel 10th August 2018

the cottage is very romantic and private and very cosy with the log fires in 2 rooms I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage

Reviewed by Suzanne 27th July 2018

The photographs do not do this cottage and it's surroundings justice. The most relaxing beautiful peaceful location and a beautifully clean and thoughtfully stocked cottage. We had a week here with our two teenage children and used it as a base from which to visit Cornwall, Dorset and Devon. The highlight of the week for me though were the rabbits,Read more foxes and even badgers in the field overlooked by the garden. Absolutely idyllic! Hide

Reviewed by Claire 20th July 2018

Lovely cottage literally tranquil and amazing views. If like us wanted a break from everything this is the place for you. Still close enough to visit out if required but defo a peaceful retreat.

Reviewed by Vicky 11th July 2018

The cottage is absolutely lovely. Its located in a beautiful country area with fabulous views from the garden into the fields beyond. Its very quiet and private. It was furnished to a very high standard, keeping the lovely old cottagey feel with all mod cons and everything working perfectly. We would highly recommend it.

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View towards the thatched cottage
Eat in style at Phillishayes
Well-equipped kitchen area
Spacious dining area with cosy wood burner
Everything you need to cook
Cooking is a breeze...
Relax in the comfortable lounge
Warm as toast!
Pretty country views from the lounge
Put your feet up, read and chill out...
Catch up on your favourite TV shows
Show 18 moreOr just plan your next days adventures...


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