Lake View

Zeal Monachorum near Crediton, Devon (Ref. 16299)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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  • Pets


The property

Crediton 9.3 miles. A fabulous 200-year old converted threshing barn, in a rural location close to the tiny village of Zeal Monachorum near Crediton in mid Devon. This beautifully presented cottage near Crediton is one of two on the owners' non-working farm, where there are ponies, sheep, chickens and a well-stocked fishing lake. This Crediton cottage really is an ideal rural retreat, with some beams and fantastic views of verdant pasture, and Dartmoor National Park in the distance. The open plan living area is tiled, and furnished with sumptuous red leather sofas, soft rugs and cushions. There are three bedrooms in this Crediton cottage, all of which provide colourful and restful sleeping spaces for family or friends. Guests are welcome to wander across the paddocks down to the stream and fully-stocked fishing lake, which provides ample opportunities for quiet relaxation, wildlife watching and a spot of fishing. This Crediton cottage is set in the rural beauty and tranquillity of Ruby Country, making it an ideal base to explore the area on foot along the many waymarked paths. The local Tarka Trail is perfect for cycling, and follows the river valley up to North Devon using old railway lines, passing through spectacular countryside. For a spot of retail therapy, Exeter is a half hour drive from this Crediton cottage, where there is a shopping centre, theatres, and plenty of outstanding architecture including the cathedral and quayside restored warehouses now offering bijou shops and cafes. A stay in this Crediton cottage will leave you feeling relaxed and in love with Devon. Note: This property is next to Ref. 16585 and together they sleep 9 people.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Paddock with orchard and stream
  • Use of stocked fishing lake (rod licence required)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Due to lake and stream, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: The owner is a fully qualified Swedish Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist and can offer luxury facials and body massage treatments on site.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Peace and Quiet”
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    • “Stayed here with my daughter,son in law and husband. Very well designed barn conversion overlooking a private fishing lake surrounded by lovely Devon countryside. Lovely owners.”

    IrisCudd, Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland, March 2015

    • “The Best accomodation we have found in UK”
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    • “The location was ideal for a quiet holiday, Accommodation was superb, and the owners really made us welcomed. The service we received from Sykes Holiday Cottages was again top quality, We will be going back again in 2014 plus a second holiday in the Peak District”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Poole/Dorset, December 2013

    • “Friendly owners and lovely barn conversion in idylic country sid”
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    • “I've just about said it all above, except to mention that our kids really enjoyed Dave's fishing tuition!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bromley, October 2013

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    • “The accommodation was outstanding. Highly recommended.”

    Mrs Beale, Yateley, April 2015

    • “We loved the grounds of the holiday home - the stables and ponies, the fields with sheep, the ability to take a nice long walk through the countryside. We loved being situated so that we could go to both Exmoor park and Dartmoor park. But we most like the owner and their family. They were accommodating, helpful, and treated us as very special guests.”

    Mrs Ehrenkranz, London, April 2015

    • “On arrival we were made to feel incredibly welcome. The property is immaculate but homely, and the beds are incredibly comfortable. The views are beautiful, and my little girl particularly enjoyed the gardens and adjoining land. She adored the horses, geese and chickens. I would highly recommend this property, and hope to visit again very soon.”

    Mrs Butler, Ryde, March 2015

    • “Lovely cottage in beautiful setting. Peaceful, with a lovely owner and fabulous décor and comfort.”

    Mrs Charlton, Crawley, February 2015

    • “The owners extremely helpful without being intrusive. The cottage was very warm and cosy to come back to after a day out. Granddaughter particularly loved the horse and ponies. Felt it was very good value.”

    Mr Davey, Trowbridge, October 2014

    • “The owner of Lake View was warm, friendly and very welcoming. The barn conversion was excellently done and well equipped. The views were excellent and he quietness of the location was great.”

    Mr Latham, Peacehaven, October 2014

    • “The setting was lovely, the cottage was super and the overall experience quiet & peaceful. However, civilisation is just around the corner or in this case down the lane so all things are possible from this location. Idyllic!”

    Mrs Perkins, Bournemouth, September 2014

    • “We liked the warm welcome from our hosts. High quality renovation of this former threshing barn. Fabulous views and misty morning dawns and starry nights. The horses and ponies peering into the living room window. The most comfortable beds in a holiday property yet. Real Wi-Fi that works consistently and with decent speed.”

    Mrs Nash, London, September 2014

    • “Lovely to wake up to seeing horses, donkeys and sheep and no cars. The country side was quiet and peaceful. You could only hear the sounds of nature.”

    Mr Rozier, Stowmarket, September 2014

    • “Liked the high standards of the accommodation and the fishing lake.”

    Mrs Miller, Barnsley, August 2014

    • “Liked everything! The location, friendliness of the owners and the cottage was immaculate - comfy beds too!”

    Mrs Shaw, Coventry, July 2014

    • “Everything was 5 star; the beds were extremely comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped and the lounge diner very lush and comfortable.The scenery was fab and the peace and quiet was heaven. The owners were very welcoming and gave great advise on where to eat. The Tom Cobley was fantastic with great food and numerous ciders to try. Highly recommend you stay here.”

    Mrs Phillips, Reading, June 2014

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About the location


Exeter 8.5 miles.

A busy market town 8.5 miles north west of the cathedral city of Exeter, and situated in an area of Devon known as “Red Devon” so called because of the distinctive red soil which is of prime agricultural quality, and excellent for growing swedes. This is a rural area of Devon which is tranquil, unspoilt and where ruby cattle are seen grazing amongst the rolling green meadows. There are many scattered villages with welcoming inns, well stocked farm shops and friendly locals. Crediton has a wide range of shops selling gifts and groceries, a fabulous farmers’ market, modern leisure centre and plenty of family friendly pubs. Crediton is less than 10 miles from Dartmoor National Park which provides excellent walking and horse riding opportunities and a half hour drive from the beautiful city of Exeter where there are theatres, stunning cathedral, shopping malls, and historic quay with waterfront cafes, antique shops and bars.

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