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Stable Cottage

(Ref. 1059490)

Colyton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely no complaints there."

    The bed was very uncomfortable and only had a small quilt the picture’s received by yourselves showed that stable cottage had a small back garden but it had nothing so very dissatisfied with that.we left on Xmas day because of the noise coming from next door banging furniture being moved just to much noise.overall disappointed over £600 spent will not recommend this.sorry for being harsh but the photos taken says a back garden but the photos were taken out the front.I thought that if my dog needed to go toilet I could let him out the back but for two nights running I had to go for a walk with him at stupid o’clock in the morning

    Thank you for your feedback. I was sorry to hear that you found the bed to be uncomfortable but I am happy to report that we have now replaced it with a new, king sized bed and duvet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry3.4Dec 2023

  • "Stable cottage was a wonderful place to stay in very comfortable and everything you need."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated, furnished and presented."

    The only gripe we had was that my wife found the bed very uncomfortable. The cottage is a quiet spot, despite being 100 metres from the market square. The location is delightful: we enjoyed Colyton: interesting history and lovely architecture; good food options within walking distance. Walks out along the rivers and streams in every direction were great, and of course the tram link to Seaton, through the wildlife reserve is a highlight.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage."

    Has an old fashioned charm about it. We have stayed there twice now and are already thinking about a third visit so that shows how much we enjoyed it!

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Pity there is no recycling facility.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely and relaxing time."

    The cottage clean and comfortable and all of the amenities were excellent. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent cosy cottage exceptionally clean Would highly recommend Thank you"

    Reviewed by Lynda Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great holiday in a lovely cottage."

    We enjoyed it's character, cleanliness and comfort. Close to the amenities in Colyton and we enjoyed exploring nearby beaches, the tramway, and the beauty of the Devon countryside.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful town."

    Great location and a good place to base yourself for visiting all the local areas.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4May 2023

  • "An enjoyable stay."

    Local pub, the Kingfisher, very welcoming. Lots of nice walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Apr 2023

  • "It was a lovely property in a small quiet town with plenty of amenities, off road parking was perfect."

    The cottage itself was nice, the bed was a little small and the mattress had seen better days and the shower was rubbish. A small vacuum would be helpful as we had a small dog with us and lots of the local walks were very muddy.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Apr 2023

  • "A perfect get away highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage we had a great stay and a great location for sightseeing."

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful break at stable cottage beautiful accommodation in a lovely area the kingfisher pub just up the rd great food and lovely atmosphere so much to see and do we loved the mini tram to Seaton and had a great day out in lyme Regis would definately stay again ten out of ten."

    Reviewed by Alan Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was lovely and had everything you needed."

    Only drawback there was a damp and musty smell in the bedroom which needs attention other than that I would recommend

    Reviewed by Carys4.4Jun 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and the town/ village it was situated in."

    Upside down living was not a problem as it was so quiet. Kingfisher was great

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    There were facilities in the village. We did not use the car we took the bus to lots of places

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2022

  • "Charming cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    Very well equipped. It suited our needs perfectly for a relaxing week away. The only slight niggle we’re the local pigeons that constantly pooped on our car!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay, close to everything you need and only a few steps away from a lovely pub."

    We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Nov 2021

  • "The area where you park your car is the only place you can let you dog out to and only on the lead."

    We were led to believe there was a safe garden. There were cobwebs round two of the windows and dust on bathroom door.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.1Oct 2021

  • "Great stay thoroughly enjoy our stay."

    If we’re any improvements to be made would be a hairdryer and a safety mat for inside the bath while showering. Kind regards Mike and Carol Pither

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Oct 2021

  • "Cottage in a lovely position in a nice village, close to shops and a very good local pub, a step away."

    Interior in need of updating especially bathroom, lighting very poor. Lounge area ok but furniture far too big for the space ,kitchen has most things you need for a self catering holiday. A tip for ladies no hairdryer. Also no outdoor space for sitting only a small table & chairs by the car !

    Reviewed by Priscilla2.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a great holiday in Stable Cottage."

    Colyton is a lovely village with everything you need for a weeks holiday. Downside of the cottage is no outside space apart from next to car parking space and poor water pressure for a shower . Apart from that everything very nice and loads of character which we enjoy. The local pub is really nice and 100 yards up the lane but really popular so you need to book if you want to eat. Can recommend.

    Reviewed by Obadiah3.8Sep 2021

  • "A nice cottage cosy and well equipped unfortunately let down down my a foisty smell in the bedroom and entrance hall like it hasn't been ventilated for a while."

    Also as previous comments on improvements ie light bulb in entrance hall and bathroom need replacing we replaced the entrance hall one as pitch black returning later after days out.Information book need updating regarding bin location and information on local facilities and couldn't understand why previous pages in the guest book have been ripped out .The seating area wasn't really fit for purpose it is just a gravel car parking area.Critism aside a nice property set in a lovely village ideal to explore Devon.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Aug 2021

  • "We enjoyed the cottage which was perfect but the outside seating area was ..."

    We enjoyed the cottage which was perfect but the outside seating area was hopeless who wants to sit in a car park looking at a builders yard we were really disappointed at not really having an outside sitting area

    Reviewed by George4.4Aug 2021

  • "No outside seating as advertised only sitting by the parked cars , an old bike outside front door all week , housekeeping didn’t check fridge needed defrosting couldn’t use , light in hall and bathroom not working ."

    No contact with owners , didn’t even check if everything was ok

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Jul 2021

  • "A very clean and comfortable property."

    Good parking space. Well positioned to see all the local beaches and quaint towns. Colyton has good local convenience stores, pity the take away businesses had reduced days of opening. Great fish and chips locally. Very quiet and peaceful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "Stable Cottage is a lovely little bolthole, perfect for a couple and their four legged friend."

    It was a great central location to go out exploring the local area (and further afield). The cottage is very well equipped and they have made the most of the space available. NOTE: there is not an enclosed garden, rather a gravel parking place allocated to the cottage that has a table and chairs, this does mean you can't just let the pooch out to go and do his business first thing in the morning and last thing a night, not an issue but it does mean a 6am start ;-) I would suggest that the owners update the details booklet to advise guests where to dispose of their rubbish, we couldn't find anything that explained where the bins were and what was supposed to be deposited where (the locals seem to have 10 different bags and bins for different waste), we had to ask a neighbour in the end and they weren't too sure either. There was also nothing stating what day the bins were collected. We did have an issue with the hot water whilst we were there, there is a switch outside the bathroom that is marked as WiFi but apparently this also runs the hot water tank, we must have turned the switch off at some point without realising, this meant no hot water. In trying to remedy the situation we flicked the fuse for the hot water which in turn then tripped the switch on the tank (completely our fault). We contacted the owners and they were very quick to respond and sorted the issue out for us but again maybe some instructions for guests would be a good idea. All in all a very nice stay and we will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Marie4.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely location beautiful weather"

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Apr 2021

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • One ground-floor bedroom with king size bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, however it is not suitable for motor-homes or larger commercial vehicles
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property may unfortunately not be suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Please note: Property does not have an enclosed garden area
  • Please note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins.

The property

Converted from a Grade II listed coach house and stable, this characterful cottage sits in the beautiful small town of Colyton just over three miles from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

This lovely cottage offers a delightful reverse-level plan, with the bedroom on the ground floor and the open-plan living area upstairs, it offers a quirky layout with a host of fantastic amenities to give you the tranquil trip that you deserve.

Begin your exploration on the ground floor, with the plush bedroom with king sized bed making the perfect place to retire to after each day of adventure, with ample storage space to house your personal belongings and its rustic exposed beams bringing character to the room.

Take a relaxing soak in the ground-floor bathroom for a soothing experience after days spent exploring, before venturing to the first floor to find all the essentials needed for a self-catered stay including a well-equipped kitchen accompanied by a dining area where you can enjoy all of your romantic meals, along with an inviting sitting area with a snug, red seating arrangement welcoming your return after a day of exploring the region.

Outside there is off-road parking for one car and a modest seating area where you can sip on your morning coffee and contemplate how to best spend your day.

The property is adjacent to Coach Cottage, making it a perfect opportunity to bring the whole family together for a week of fun.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the cottage is an ideal base for a walking holiday, with both coastal and countryside to explore, as well as all the wonderful amenities of the local town being within strolling distance of the cottage.

At Colyton's centre you can find an array of quaint shops including a butchers where you can pick up some fresh produce for your self-catered holiday, a bookstore where you can pick up some reading material for those leisurely days, and even an art gallery to browse, with plenty of pubs and restaurants to while away the hours in too.

Explore the natural beauty of Devon, England’s first World Heritage Site, with rich history to explore admist its wide range of activities such as kayaking and fishing for those wishing to try out a new activity, or make your way to the coast of Seaton Down for the ultimate seaside experience, where you can build sandcastles and make the most of the fun-filled amusement centre, ending the day with some traditional fish and chips on the seafront.

Be sure to take a trip on the Seaton Tramway which can be accessed from Colyton station taking you all the way to the coast letting you explore the area in a different way, or venture to the bustling city of Exeter for adventure further afield to find fantastic shopping experiences and rich culture, making it the perfect day trip at any time of the year The picturesque Axe Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, forms the backdrop to this delightful location, making Stable Cottage a true delight for your scenic escape to Devon.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 1009398, together sleeping four guests.

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About the location


Seaton 2.8 miles; Lyme Regis 6.9 miles.

Situated in East Devon, Colyton is a small town with its roots dating back to 700AD. Situated three miles from Seaton and six miles from Axmouth, Colyton has many links to its past with numerous historical buildings, such as St Andrew’s Church, and its winding lanes with independent shops. Good food and a warm welcome are on offer at the many inns. Colyton's tram station will provide you with an enjoyable ride alongside the River Axe to Seaton. The picturesque villages of Colyford, Southleigh, Northleigh and Farway lie nestled in the heart of the Coly Valley and are always a good day out.