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Olive Tree Cottage

(Ref. 1067010)

Aylesbeare near Sidmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "One of the best cottages we've stayed in."

    Welcome by Hilary was second to none. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. The cottage was appointed to a very high standard and was immaculate. Will definitely go again and highly recommend.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay."

    Probably the cleanest and most comfortable holiday rental I’ve ever stayed in. Proximity to great walks, sea, eateries and pubs was a great plus. Thanks very much for your help and guidance throughout the stay.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Dec 2023

  • "Olive Tree Cottage is a beautifully well kept warm cosy cottage."

    It is by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. The beds were so comfortable. Just what you need for a good nights sleep. Very well equipped with all that you would need and the welcome pack was much appreciated on arrival. The cottage had that homely feeling the minute we opened the door. A good location for visiting costal areas like Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Topsham and many more interesting places. It was very nice to meet Hilary (the owner) who took the time to check all was well with us both. Thank you for a lovely week in your cottage despite the rain and hope to return next year.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2023

  • "From opening the front door we were amazed at the comfort, cleanliness and brilliant facilities this properties had to offer."

    The owners were so helpful and could not do enough for us. There was a welcome pack containing essentials and the furniture was so comfortable. It was like home from home. The information left for us really helped us find our way around. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. We will certainly return. A fantastic holiday for us both.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "Olive tree cottage was perfect for our trip, beautifully clean and well presented in what was an ideal location."

    A thoughtful welcome pack eased us in and Great communication with owner Hilary ensured we had no problems. I have no reservations when recommending the cottage to others and have already suggested its use to my local family for visitors for future gatherings at the Nightjar restaurant next door. Thank you

    So glad you enjoyed your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second stay in Olive Tree Cottage which speaks for itself."

    We love the house - it is clean, very comfortable and peaceful. It has been thoughtfully equipped and the goody basket on arrival is another welcoming touch. We find the location extremely convenient as it is only a short trip to the beautiful coastal areas like Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Ladram Bay. Exeter is a short car ride and Crealy theme park is practically on the doorstep for all those Sooty and Sweep fans out there!

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Aug 2023

  • "Olive Tree Cottage is beautiful."

    It has such a welcoming feeling and very homely. Would highly recommend staying here. We will definitely be back for another visit.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our stay was amazing!"

    ! The house was exactly as described, fresh and clean, the bedrooms were very comfortable! The surrounding area was beautiful, with stunning views to wake up too!! The owner was very understanding to our dietary needs and bought in an extra freezer for our food we bought along with us!! Thanks for the most wonderful stay!

    Thank you for your review we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peshy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Such a fabulous holiday, the house was perfect with the host brilliant."

    Could not fault it

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very relaxing stay."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided in this spotlessly clean cottage. Great base for exploring the coastal towns of Devon and Dorset. Loads of places of interest within a 30-40min drive, We will return.

    Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautifully presented property in a fantastic location."

    All local resorts and several excellent houses and gardens are easily accessible. One of our best weeks away.

    Thank you for your kind review, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, equipped with everything one could need for a comfortable and relaxing stay!"

    The cottage was immaculate and the garden, whilst small, has plenty of room to sit and relax or enjoy dining outside. It is in a great location - just 20 minutes to the park and ride for Exeter city centre and 20 minutes to the coast. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to reurn.

    Thank you for your review and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Our stay at Olive Tree Cottage has been wonderful."

    Everywhere was completely spotless, we can honestly say this was the cleanest place we have ever holidayed! The location could not be more perfect with Greendale farm shop, Crealy theme park and Exeter on the doorstep to mention just a few of the fabulous places we visited. In addition, we would highly recommend the Nightjar Inn next door, their roast dinner offerings on the Sunday were sublime. Thank you for making our family holiday to beautiful Aylesbeare so special, we would return in a heartbeat.

    Thank you for your glowing review, we're so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoy Olive Tree cottage."

    Excellent location for the south coast - Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Dawlish. Farm shop nearby and supermarket also within easy reach. Lovely home from home - clean and modern with all equipment you could need ! Pretty little garden - very peaceful. Nightjar pub well worth a visit , right next door !!! As mentioned by others upstairs WCs are narrower than you'd expect if you are of ample proportions :-) Downstairs WC much better. We will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property in an excellent location, central to every where."

    A extremely clean and comfortable property with a lovely owner and a very generous welcome pack.One of the best we've stayed in. If I had to pick one fault....it would be the very tight toilet space in the upstairs bathroom. Extremely awkward!! Apart from that,everything was perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are looking to re-design the main bathroom giving more room for the toilet. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent house - very modern, well-equipped, quiet, comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    Very well-positioned for the whole of west Dorset and south Devon. Would certainly stay there again.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely modern cottage, immaculately clean, well furnished, with a great kitchen/diner and very comfortable."

    The bed is super comfy and we slept very well. The central heating was excellent for the exceptionally cold weather, so the cottage was lovely and warm. The wood burner in the lovely lounge was a wonderful feature and it always started first time. The owner was very nice and welcoming, and made a point of visiting us to ensure that we were comfortable. Aylesbeare is a lovely peaceful village, with walks from the cottage. The Nightjar Inn next door is a real benefit, being very quiet and we didn't hear any noise. It has a great atmosphere and serves very good food and drinks. We had an excellent Sunday Lunch. One of the best holiday cottages we've stayed in and will definitely return . Thank you for a great holiday.

    Thank you for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our holiday at Olive Tree Cottage visiting relatives who live in the area was very enjoyable."

    A warm welcome from the hosts and excellent facilities. We have stayed in a number of cottages in south Devon and would put this at the top of our list. We are hoping to return next year.

    Thank you so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Oct 2022

  • "Olive Tree Cottage was a comfortable base to explore East Devon."

    There were also some good walks from the cottage on quiet roads and tracks.

    Thank you for your review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Sep 2022

  • "A delightful, very clean, comfortable cottage."

    We loved our stay there. The location is excellent - on average 20 - 30 minutes to visit everywhere we wanted to go. The Night Jar Inn was excellent too. If there was one negative it was the length of time the fan took to go off after using the oven. It was very noisy!

    Thank you for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'll ask our electrician to look at the cooker fan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully kept and very well equipped."

    Friendly hosts who were most helpful and attentive. Highlight was the peaceful garden, a great place to read and relax. Day trip highlights included Sidmouth beach, Killerton House, Exeter centre and Crealy theme park. We would recommend exploring Aylesbeare too - a beautiful church, cute Free Little Library in a phone box and an adventurous walk down the " unmetalled road". Lovely meal at the The Nightjar next door.

    Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Olive Tree Cottage was without doubt the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    From the minute we opened the door until we left we felt very much at home. The cottage is furnished to an extremely high standard and the level of cleanliness was superb. There are lots of nices places to visit within a short drive. We would highly recommend Olive Tree so if you are looking at the details, do yourself a favour and go ahead and book!

    Thank you for your kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a treat!"

    Immaculate and comfortable house, a perfect base to explore the area. Incredibly quiet and peaceful location. Can't recommend it highly enough.Already thinking we might be booking again before too long.

    Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect! Provided more than we expected!"

    From the welcome pack of homemade scones and clotted cream to the well stocked cleaning supplies, bed linen and towels. Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Obviously well looked after and everything was spotlessly clean. I have already told everyone at work about Olive Tree Cottage and would heartily recommend it to anyone looking to visit Devon.

    Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time spent in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous week spent at Olive Tree Cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable in a lovely area for exploring East Devon. Welcome pack on arrival and owners very helpful. Would recommend and will definitely return.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Brilliant"

    Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed here in September and were happy as soon as walked into the kitchen diner."

    All our needs were met and everything there was so spotlessly clean and such good quality. The towels and bedding were amazing. I loved the countryside views from the windows and the quietness of the village and the novelty of a tractor passing the kitchen window ! The welcome box was lovely with wine, cakes cookies and marmalade. I didn't want to come home and highly recommend Olive Tree Cottage.

    Thank you for your review. We are always happy to hear guests have enjoyed their stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Devon in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very enjoyable time spent at Olive Tree Cottage"

    Reviewed by S J5.0Sep 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen / diner
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Patio.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Sky TV within sitting room and bedroom, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Starter pack for log burner included
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Allocated parking for one car
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture and Gas BBQ
  • Bike storage available upon request
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers
  • Please note: This property only accepts children over the age of 5.

The property

Olive Tree Cottage is a cheerful detached cottage resting in the pretty village of Aylesbeare and surrounded by breath-taking countryside from National Parks and nature reserves to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic Coast.

The cottage is a short distance from the seaside towns of Sidmouth, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and also the famous Jurassic Coast around Lyme Regis.

These coastal towns offer a unique shopping experience with individual independent shops and cafes and are perfect for coastal walks and just lazing on the beach.

The cottage is tastefully furnished with a modern kitchen and everything you need to take advantage of a self-catering holiday.

Enjoy a meal around the oak dining table or alternatively visit the Nightjar Bistro Pub next door which serves locally sourced foods and a fine selection of wines and real ale.

There are plenty of other options nearby with the Diggers Rest at Woodbury Salterton, the Jack in the Green at Rockbeare and the Golden Lion at Tipton St John.

Moving through the property you are welcomed by a cosy sitting room with an attractive light grey and ochre theme being complimented by the woodburning stove at centre stage, making for an agreeable place to relax after a long day.

From the sitting room the patio doors open to a colourful courtyard garden where you can enjoy an alfresco supper on the Webber gas BBQ or just sit and enjoy a glass of wine under the shade of the Mediterranean olive tree.

Climbing upstairs there are three bedrooms, all with wooden furnishings and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside; There is a king-size bedroom, a double bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room so guests can have a little extra privacy and a single bedroom.

To complete the property, there is a bathroom where guests can get ready in style with a quick shower.

There are several good golf courses nearby including Sidmouth and Honiton and Woodbury Park which also offers Aura Spa and Health Club facilities.

Go to the lovely village of Lympstone or the town of Topsham, where there is a host of good restaurants.

From here you can walk or hire a bicycle and ride alongside the Exe River all the way from Exeter to Exmouth.

Nearby are Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Escot Animal Park, Killerton House National Trust property and Ashclyst Forest, which is one of the largest forests in Devon, which are a must for all who are garden lovers and are popular with walkers.

Visit the nearby RSPB bird sanctuary on Aylesbeare Common and the many walks around the area of outstanding natural beauty.

For the young, at heart, there is Go-Karting at nearby Woodbury Salterton, Crealy Theme Park, Diggerland Theme Park, and the Escot Animal Park.

Take a short drive to the Exmoor & Dartmoor National Parks and to the Cathedral City of Exeter.

To have a thrilling yet scenic adventure to this part of Devon, choose Olive Tree Cottage as your base

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Sidmouth 7 miles; Exmouth 10.4 miles; Exeter 12.9 miles; Lyme Regis 21 miles

The pretty village of Aylesbeare is surrounded by an array of rural landscapes and sits in the heart of East Devon with far-reaching seascapes and access to the incredible Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Aylesbeare is the perfect getaway spot to explore the Devonshire coast and the Blackdown Hills which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The woodland village of West Hill is close-by with a well-stocked convenience store and is the pickup point for the local pizza van, whilst the town centre of Ottery St Mary is around two miles away. The beautiful seaside town of Sidmouth is just 20 minutes by car and has a host of independent shops, cafes and eateries, not to mention a stunning coastline with beaches for sunbathing and surfing. Topsham is also a short drive away and is an excellent day out with a bike hire for exploring the trails. It has a wealth of good restaurants and pubs along the quay. It even hosts its own vineyard for wine tasting evenings. Visit the charming port town of Exmouth with wonderful views of the marina and estuary, where you can hire a boat and enjoy kite & wind surfing. Exeter city centre is home to a wide choice shops and amenities as well as an imposing Cathedral, 14 century underground passages and an excellent climbing wall ideal for rainy-day activities.

Please note: This property only accepts children over the age of 5.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas