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Woodstock Cottage

Birchill near Chardstock, Devon (Ref. 1003647)


(27 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent such a relaxing week at Woodstock Cottage."

    Debbie the host was lovely & showed us around and the house has everything you need. We were impressed that even items like dishwasher tablets and shower gel were provided alongside all of the usual things. It was absolutely spotless & didn’t smell at all. The beds were comfortable and the living area was also comfortable with a good size TV, books, brochures for the local area & games. It was so quiet, especially at night and even outside in the beautiful garden where we would spend time in the garden at breakfast and dinner, which was v.relaxing! We also appreciated that the main house was an eco home and there were lots of environmentally friendly features at the cottage. The house is v.close to lots of great beaches, towns and attractions. We really recommend staying.

    Reviewed by HannahJun 2022

  • "Woodstock Cottage is a lovely bolt hole situated down a country lane adjacent to the owners home."

    Deborah is very welcoming but not intrusive at all. Garden is enclosed and perfect for our two Bichons There are two bedrooms, one on the ground floor but I personally think the living room with a 2 seater and 3 seater sofa might cramped for 4 large adults Excellent accommodation, clean with a new heat pump and solar panels out in the owners garden. Great for those interested in our environment Thanks Deborah. Highly recommend x

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a beautiful area."

    Debbie is a lovely host and so helpful that we would not hesitate to return. Very peaceful and the garden is a real pleasure to sit and relax in.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2022

  • "The holiday property was fine."

    Property owner was welcoming and made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. The only issue I would like to mention doesn't concern the property itself but your arrival instructions. They are clear when read on screen and are attractive. However, when one attempts to print them out, as I do, they are almost illegible because the printed text is so faint.

    Reviewed by RogerApr 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and has everything you need for a relaxing and peaceful break."

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, but not overly toddler friendly with steps down to the dining area that can’t be sealed off and also no door to the kitchen, so little hands were able to fiddle with washing machine and ovens and all the cleaning products under the sink."

    Obviously we turned everything off and moved the cleaning products, but it would’ve helped if there had been a door. The cottage was in a lovely setting though and the owner very accommodating.

    Reviewed by KatherineApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Woodstock Cottage."

    The cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything that you could need. Everything thing was top quality, including bed linen and towels. The stillness and peace of the setting are wonderful, just the sounds of birdsong and the brook in the distance. Debbie was most helpful and friendly. I would just mention that the path to the front door is in keeping with the location, but not ideal if you are not fully mobile. One bedroom and sitting are are upstairs, everything else is on one level, but there are 3 steps to the living area from the bedroom. We would heartily recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at the cottage- it is so peaceful and quiet there."

    A great place to stay if you want a break away from the city. There are some roadworks going on there at the moment which was a little frustrating but in general it is a nice location if you want to drive to places like sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Exeter- best places we visited was darts farm in Exeter and the anchor inn in seatown. Only downside was my mum did not find it as comfortable as she was in what I thought would be the “proper” bedroom- downstairs with a door leading onto the patio as opposed to the upstairs room which is out in the open- but it was too cold for her and even though it was set up as a double it had two single duvets on it. But overall this isn’t enough to knock it down a star and we still had a great stay, thanks Debbie :)

    I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the complimentary remarks about Woodstock Cottage. I apologise for the road works happening just now - super-fast broadband cables are being hung on the telegraph poles, going on until 11th March 2022 but access to and from Woodstock Cottage was always assured by the contractor. They were not digging up the roads so there was very little noise. I am sorry to hear that your mother was cold in the downstairs bedroom. I would have been happy to pop over and raise the night time temperature on the heating system and would also have been happy to supply a super-king duvet and/or additional quilts and blankets had I known there was an issue. The cottage is on the same plot where I live and I always say to guests on arrival, that if they have any issues at all they should come and talk to me, and I will always do my best to help. It is hard to get it right for everyone as each set of guests may have different preferences. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2022

  • "This was a lovely place to stay, very peaceful and well appointed."

    Great for bringing the dog and Debbie was very accommodating of Nellie as it is well to point out that the wall in The Cottage garden is quite low and if a dog is good at jumping can easily jump into Debbie's garden area which she didn't mind but we felt was a little annoying for her and her dog so we felt we wanted to keep Nellie on a lead when in the garden and not unattended. Other than this minor personal to us issue we would thoroughly recommend the cottage!

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2022

  • "Excellent. Thank you."

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy, warm cottage."

    Warm welcome by the owner. Beautiful location, right out in the countryside but not far from civilization too. No fireworks to be heard on New Years Eve which was a bonus for the dogs.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2021

  • "This is a great property, with plenty of places nearby to visit."

    Very dog friendly and a lovely host.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage and a fabulous stay."

    Would definitely return

    Reviewed by DarranSep 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in an idyllic setting and the perfect location for exploring East Devon, West Dorset and the Jurassic Coast."

    Debbie is a wonderful and welcoming host.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2021

  • "A very enjoyable stay."

    Debbie was very nice and has made the accommodation very welcoming. The area was great as close to great beaches and other family and dog friendly venues.

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2021

  • "We had an excellent host in Debbie who couldn't do enough for us throughout our ..."

    We had an excellent host in Debbie who couldn't do enough for us throughout our stay The property was excellent Clean and tidy What more do you need

    Reviewed by DaveMay 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished, and in a great location - so much to see and do within 30-40 min drive."

    There are local country walks from the cottage itself. This is the second time we have stayed at Woodstock Cottage this year - last time was in winter when the wood burning stove was so welcoming! This time we sat on the patio for breakfast most mornings, and relaxed in the seating area in the garden, which catches the sun most of the day, especially in the late afternoon and evening. We enjoyed shopping at the local farm shops which have stock of everything you could need. The cottage owner is nearby and is really helpful should you need anything, though she has tried to think of everything to make for a comfortable stay. We has a thoroughly lovely stay once again, and we will certainly be back for another visit when we can.

    Reviewed by NormaApr 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday and Woodstock Cottage made it even better."

    The views are beautiful and we had some lovely walks from our front door. We had lovely weather and so were able to enjoy breakfast on the deck each day. The cottage was lovely: very clean, warm on chilly evenings, and an extremely comfortable bed with a cosy feather duvet. The location was great and it was easy to get to all the places we wanted to visit. We would definitely book Woodstock Cottage again.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2021

  • "Woodstock Cottage provided pleasant, comfortable accommodation providing access to some lovely costal resorts such as Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth."

    To get the most out of this holiday cottage a car is essential as it is quite remote and if you had mobility problems it wouldn’t be ideal. Otherwise, though, a good base to explore the Southern parts of Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "Woodstock Cottage is a lovely cottage set in beautiful surroundings , it is well equiped and ideal for taking your dog ."

    Debbie is friendly and helpful and easily contacted if you need anything

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "When we arrived Debbie was waiting and was so very helpful."

    Inside we did not expect a mini hamper of wine, biscuits, milk and coffee/tea. It was really thoughtful.The indoor layout, the decking and garden were perfect for us and we felt instantly at home. When we sat on the decking the views were amazing and the garden had a wonderful assortment of plants which attracted a variety of different birds. The kitchen had everything we needed and more, the beds were very comfortable and beautifully furnished and the bathroom floor was lovely and warm and the shower of spa standard. Overall we found the cottage charming and we had a fantastic time exploring the beaches and historical sites near by. We will be back because we have only just scratched the surface as many other places we would like to have visited.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2020

  • "Tranquil location, very specious accommodation and lovely grounds."

    A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2020

  • "We had an idyllic week at Woodstock Cottage."

    Nothing more could have been done to make it any better, every need is catered for to a high standard. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "Enjoyable holiday, great accommodation and host very helpful."

    Well equipped. Dogs loved the area and garden.

    Reviewed by BeverlyJul 2020

  • "Really enjoyable time in an idyllic location."

    Quiet and peaceful yet close to the Devon and Dorset coasts. The home had everything we could ask for and the welcome gift was unexpected but perfect. Thanks Debbie for a great week

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "The Cottage was warm, clean, dog friendly and perfectly positioned to explore east Devon, Somerset and Dorset and just a mile away from Chardstock with a lovely pub and shop."

    Debbie showed us round, left us goodies as a welcome and was happy to allow our labrador to exercise in her meadow in addition to our own enclosed garden. In the summer it would be lovely to sit outside but not in January!

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2020

  • "Super holiday cottage - extremely comfortable beds - only downside were the sofas which were not comfortable for a family of 4 to sit on for any length of time."

    Reviewed by JodieDec 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request) and 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Air source heat pump and radiators, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD & Blu-Ray player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with decking and gravelled area with furniture and barbecue
  • Use of the owners meadow for exercising dogs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (a second dog will require a £20 charge).Guests have use of large meadow to give dogs room to explore Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles and pub 1.2 miles
  • Beach 8 miles

The property

Woodstock Cottage is a delightful stone cottage situated in pretty hamlet of Birchill, near Chardstock in the Devonshire countryside.

Discover a wonderful open-plan living space with a contemporary-style fitted kitchen, ample dining space and a welcoming lounge area with a Smart TV and a woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chillier evenings.

You can access the large super-king-size bedroom...

Woodstock Cottage And Retreat

These delightful cottages rest nearby the pretty village of Chardstock, in the Devonshire countryside. Inside, the properties have been renovated to a high-standard, offering the perfect base for friends and families to escape to the country, whatever time of the year. Set privately in the grounds of the owner's home, these idyllic retreats have a well-designed interior, with a light decor and wonderful period features such as the exposed beams, giving the rooms that warm and welcoming feeling. Entering the properties, there are large hallways, ideal for kicking off those muddy walking boots and washing your dog's paws, before stepping through to these contemporary dwellings. Woodstock Cottage's open-plan lounge area, swings round to a dining area and a lovely fitted kitchen, housing a range of contemporary appliances so you can easily cook up a storm for the whole family. Each cottage has a lovely lounge, perfect for curling up with your loved ones on the provided seating and enjoying a family movie night or catching up with your favourite shows on the Smart TV. Use the dining area to enjoy a lovely romantic meal with the patio doors thrown open to let that cool summer breeze wash through. Each property boasts well-presented bedrooms, with plush beds so you can get some much needed rest, as well as a range of contemporary furniture to store your personal items. Discover a family bathroom at Woodstock Cottage and an en-suite shower room at Woodstock Retreat with high-quality fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a tiring day. Take a refreshing drink out to the rear garden areas, with lawn, decking and gravelled areas, with plenty of furniture so you can delight in those views and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining with the provided barbecues. These properties are an excellent base for exploring the rolling countryside and moorlands of Devon, with easy access through the borders of Somerset and Dorset to experience the delights all three regions has to offer. Woodstock is on Sustrans cycle route 33 for anyone wishing to bring their bikes that can be stored in the owners shed. Discover Dorset's world heritage Jurassic coastline and Somerset's famous bustling market towns, you are set in a desirable location. Spend your afternoons at any one of the nearby beaches, where you can enjoy some sunbathing, swimming, or paddleboarding! The market town of Axminster is only a short drive away where you will find River Cottage Canteen, and a number of restaurants, pubs, shops and supermarkets so you won't have to miss out on a thing! Visit the Axe Valley for some lovely coastal walks across the Dorset and East Devon Heritage coastline. While you're there, you might as well take advantage and visit the charming Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seaton and Sidmouth, all well-worth a visit. Woodstock Cottage and Retreat are the perfect choice for a remote break to the heart of the Devonshire countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Axminster 4.2 miles; Chard 4.2 miles; East Devon AONB 5.5 miles.

Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Blackdown Hills AONB, is the pretty village and civil parish of Chardstock. The village has a convenience store and local pub for picking up the essentials, as well as easy access to the bustling market towns of Chard and Axminster only a short drive away for a larger choice of amenities. Discover a wealth of countryside trails for walking and cycling opportunities, with the chance for keen birdwatchers to spot those exotic birds, whilst photographers will delight in this picturesque setting. You are within reach of the thriving coastline for a choice of white sandy beaches for sunbathing, swimming and even surfing, whilst the market town of Axminster provides an array of traditional pubs/restaurants for some real Devonshire ale and some fine food options. Chardstock is well-placed for those looking to explore all this rural area of Devon has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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