Farthing Cottage is an end-terrace cottage close to the centre of Honiton, a lively town famous for its lacemaking and pottery, and a perfect base for exploring Devon.
This cosy cottage is excellently presented and combines colourful décor with character features.
From the pretty garden courtyard the front door opens into the sitting room, with comfy sofas around the woodburner, a dining area and a spacious modern kitchen.
On the first floor is a double bedroom plus a single, both sharing the bathroom which has a feature roll-top bath, ideal for a good soak after some countryside walking.
The courtyard garden is a real sun trap and a lovely place to enjoy a good cuppa.
The town centre is only a five minute walk from the cottage and Honiton certainly has plenty to offer visitors; a fascinating history, a lively atmosphere, a bustling and individual high street, which is the main centre in the West Country for antiques and antiquarian books.
Honiton is a magnet for antiques dealers and bargain hunters from all over the world, so you could spend hours browsing or bagging a bargain.
There are some splendid walks along the River Otter and the well-known stretch of Jurassic coastline is a half hour drive from the cottage, as is the cathedral city of Exeter, which has a mix of culture, historic buildings, quality restaurants and shops.
This welcoming cottage provides an ideal base for antiques lovers and art hunters.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
About the location
Ottery St Mary 6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.5 miles; Exeter 22 miles.
Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.