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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

Phillishayes

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
Quirky
Thatched
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.

Set amongst tranquil landscape rich in wildlife and heritage, this charming detached thatched property is an idyllic spot for couples or small families – just make sure your four-legged friend comes too! Explore hedgerows and copses, small farms with intricate field patterns, deep valleys and narrow, winding lanes before returning happily weary for an evening of rest and relaxation.

Potter straight through to the utility area to discard muddy boots, damp coats and wipe down muddy paws before padding back to the kitchen, to make a hot chocolate. Your pup will be spoilt with a choice of two wood burners, with one in the kitchen so he can doze whilst you dine! Contemporary styling compliments traditional features such as the exposed beams and steep, narrow staircases in this characterful and cosy cottage. On warm evenings dine alfresco surrounded by beautiful views over the Devonshire countryside as your happy hound scampers about the enclosed lawn, dipping toes in the small stream and rolling in the grass. As the sun goes down, head indoors to the lounge to relax on the comfortable sofas as the wood burner crackles, with your furry friend snoozing in pole position!

Set within the heart of Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lush Devon farmland, there are many beautiful walks from the property. Visit the historic Dumpton Fort (6 miles) on one of the largest and most striking hills in the beautiful Otter Valley, and Hembury Hillfort (10.5 miles) - the finest prehistoric hillfort in Devon. Try the 1-mile walk to Wellington Monument (12 miles) where you will be rewarded with beautiful views. If your pup loves the sea and sand then head to Lyme Regis (15.5 miles) and Branscombe (16 miles) for gentle waves and miles of golden sand, perfect for a fun game of fetch!

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

Kerry Pillinger

This property is personally managed by Kerry.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 30th October 2020

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Phillishayes is a very charming and cosy cottage. When steams raged outside the the wind was howling we were snug and warm When the weather cleared we were able to fully appreciate the beautiful location and enjoyed some fabulous walks the walks along nearby footpaths. The cottage was also very dog friendly and provision of a towel for muddy paws wRead moreas greatly appreciated. We hope to return and wouldnt hesitate to recommend to this lovely accommodation to friends Hide

Reviewed by Keven 9th October 2020

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If you are looking to stay somewhere off the beaten track, with peace and tranquility your main quest, then Phillishayes cottage is the place. As soon as we saw the cottage and then stepped inside, a sense of calm and peace prevailed. The dairy farmers across the road were lovely and you wouldnt know it was there ..... apart from the occasional smeRead morell!!! But hey! Youre in the countryside, so deal with it Hide

Reviewed by Ian 2nd October 2020

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Very good cottage and fully equipped with everything needed. Heating good even without the need of the 2 wood burning fires even though it was pretty miserable outside. Nice location with good views and in easy reach of Blackdown Hills and the coast. you ought to be aware the wifi signal is both weak and temperamental and mobile signal not strong.

Reviewed by Gary 11th September 2020

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We have been coming to the cottage for 3 years now, perfect for anyone looking for relaxing and nature lovers

Reviewed by Judith 4th September 2020

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beautiful inside and out. very quiet and relaxing with wonderful views and walks from the house. we saw foxes, deer and watched buzzards whilst sat in the garden. would highly recommend. would have liked a bit of history about the house. the stairs took a bit of getting used to being very narrow as was the low back door, it all adds to the characteRead morer of the place, you only bang your head once surely! Hide

Reviewed by Claire 28th August 2020

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We had a great stay at this lovely cottage. It was clean and well equipped for all our needs even down to catering for our dog. Nice touch ! You are literally in the countryside with a lovely enclosed garden and a field behind and a super view beyond. Wifi was a bit hit and miss but then you are staying in a Grade 2 listed building that is hundredsRead more of years old with very thick walls. We loved it ! Hide

Reviewed by James 14th August 2020

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The cottage was perfect for our family with a 4 yr and a 2 yr old. The cottage was a perfect small thatched cottage with a wonderful vista of the surrounding countryside to watch while sitting in the garden. It's location was great in the Blackdown Hill which meant many of the main beaches on the south coast were only half an hour away and the optiRead moreon of wonderful walks from your front door. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 8th November 2019

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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

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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

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Reviewed by Gary 29th September 2019

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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

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Reviewed by Della 26th July 2019

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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

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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

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

Reviewed by Paul 1st March 2019

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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

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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

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Reviewed by Howard 21st December 2018

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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

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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...

Location

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