Ref: 16585


Zeal Monachorum near Crediton, Devon

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The Property

Crediton 9.3 miles. A semi-detached converted stone barn, originally built more than 200 years ago and standing in a rural position on the owners’ non-working farm near the tiny village of Zeal Monachorum, near Crediton in mid Devon. This stunning Crediton cottage is presented to a high standard, and has fabulous views of the Devon countryside around the farm, where there are ponies, chickens and a well-stocked fishing lake. The open plan tiled living area combines character features and luxurious furnishings, creating a cosy warm atmosphere ideal for relaxing and dining. The first floor of this Devon cottage has a double and a twin bedroom, plus bathroom, making it ideal for two couples or a family. Guests are welcome to visit the ponies, relax by the lake with a book, spot birds by the stream or take advantage of the fully-stocked fishing lake. This cottage near Crediton is set in a rural area of Devon known as Ruby Country and offers many walks and cycle routes along waymarked paths, including the well-known Tarka Trail which uses old railway tracks. The cathedral city of Exeter is a half hour drive from this Crediton cottage where there is plenty of shopping, a renowned university, theatre, and historic quayside area now offering bijou shops and cafes. A stay in this Crediton cottage will provide ample opportunity for relaxation and interesting places to discover. Note: This property is next to Ref 16299 and together they sleep 9 people.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). 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 with Freeview, DVD, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

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At a glance


Cottage features

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

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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Fri 25 Apr — Fri 02 May (7 nights)
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I cannot speak highly enough of the standard of amenities in this cottage. The beds were especially comfortable and the bed linen of a very high quality. We also enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location and appreciated the welcome we received from the owners.

Mrs Osborne, Belfast, October 2013

This was the best accommodation we have ever had. Definitely stay there again. The owners were particularly helpful and very friendly. In Horton, Sunday carvery at The Dovecote was the best we've ever had. The White Hunt Hotel was also very good for evening meals. The miniature pony centre Dartmoor is brilliant for small children.

Mrs Burrow, Worcester, September 2013

The property was very clean, and gave us a very good and warm welcome. We hope to come back once more to explore more of the region.

Mr Van Oord, Middelburg, August 2013

The holiday cottage was in a very peaceful and rural setting, just a stone's throw to the fishing lake down through the paddock. The owners were lovely and friendly and always on hand if you needed them. It was not too far to the nearest shop by car, and about 45 minutes if you wanted to go to the coast. The cottage was very well furnished and the décor was lovely.

Mrs Morgan, Birmingham, August 2013