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The Fernery

(Ref. 1115030)

Colyton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (4)
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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideal property for larger family groups."

    Very clean and well equipped. Beautiful well maintained garden. The grandchildren loved playing in it. We parked in the town car park and discovered very efficient electric car charging. We had a great holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our stay at The Fernery was lovely, the property fully met our needs and the kids loved the garden."

    The house was well equipped and ideal for a large group, the listing really doesn’t do the property justice. We called Sykes during our stay and they were responsive and helpful too - thank you. Colyton is a lovely village and the Fernery was a good base to visit a lovely part of Devon. The welcome gift was also a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Aug 2023

  • "Many excellent features."

    Great position in lively village/town. Close to pubs, restaurants, shops, post office. Garden is wonderful, and lots of kids' play equipment. Outside rooms are very well equipped, especially the studio. There is no tumble drier, and the fridge is small for a big group. Lacks a small frying pan and a broom. Remotes needed new batteries.Needs more keys, especially for back door. Back gate very stiff. The interior is on different levels, plenty of stepping up and down. Could be a problem for very young or elderly. More instructions needed for the house "tech". The house book is as yet inadequate. We had a lovely stay in a quirky, interesting house.

    Reviewed by George4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great little town."

    Huge garden, beautifully maintained. We liked the fact that 2 of the bedrooms were separate from the main house. The garden flat got hot but there’s a much needed air con unit. Well equipped kitchen and plenty of games for the kids. The kids loved the tv in the bathroom wall.

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was our 50th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at The Fernery."

    It was perfect. The accommodation was absolutely brilliant. There was not one thing we would have changed. Lovely accommodation, spotlessly clean, just wishes we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed here for new year and loved everything about it."

    Clean, tidy, well equipped, great technology, comfortable beds, great outdoor space - would love to visit again in the summer. Great service from Sykes cottages, easy to get hold of to sort out a couple of queries. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Dec 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • Main House: Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and wc, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin.Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC, and TV.Kitchen, dining room and utility room.Sitting room with feature fireplace.Snug with flame effect gas fire
  • The Garden Studio: Single-storey studio-style layout with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed.Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • The Courtyard Room: Single-storey studio style layout with double bed, dining table, TV and small fridge.Adjoining bathroom with small corner bath, shower enclosure, wc and basin
  • Main house: Gas central heating.Electric range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher.2 x TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Garden Studio: Electric central heating.Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher.TV projector, WiFi
  • Courtyard Room: Electric central heating, TV, fridge (no icebox) Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Permit parking provided for long stay car park a short distance from the property
  • Rear garden with courtyard, large lawn, with decked area and outside furniture, small pond, and children's play area
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Note: Please make sure that children are supervised around the pond
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Resting in the charming historic market town of Colyton, on the edge of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is The Fernery, a characterful three-bedroom cottage with a separate Garden Studio and Courtyard Annex. Benefitting from a central location, just a short walk from a range of local amenities, this delightful property offers a range of flexible sleeping options accommodating up to 12 guests, so is an ideal choice for larger families or groups of friends wishing to holiday together.

The main house accommodates 6 guests and has a farmhouse kitchen, family dining room, homely sitting room with feature fireplace TV and comfortable seating and separate snug for those wanting to relax and sit quietly with a book.

As the night unfolds guests have the choice of 3 bedrooms including a king-size with en-suite shower room, a further king-size, and a twin.

A separate family bathroom has a bath with shower over and with a TV fitted above the bath it will make the children’s bath time a real treat.

The Garden Studio is a contemporary, single-storey lodge, located within the grounds of The Fernery and can accommodate up to 4 guests.

The studio style layout has a king-sized bed and additional sofa bed, large projector TV, modern kitchen and bathroom with bath with shower over.

A wooden decked veranda wraps around the front and side of the studio to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or to sit quietly in a deck chair with a book to relax and take in the tranquil garden setting.

The Courtyard Room is a self-contained studio room sleeping 2 guests with double bed and adjoining bathroom with small corner bath, separate shower enclosure, wc and wash basin, small fridge and TV.

The Courtyard Room is separate from the main house and enjoys views over the courtyard and main house. Outside there is a delightful courtyard seating area with furniture.

Steps lead from the courtyard to a spacious garden with mature shrubs, pretty borders and fruit trees.

A decked seating area provides an idea spot to make the most of the garden setting & enjoy some alfresco dining.

The garden also has an established vegetable plot, small pond and a children’s play area. Colyton itself is a town steeped in history and retains many old buildings and features of a bygone age.

The town boasts a wonderful selection of traditional shops, including an award winning butchers and traditional bakery, alongside galleries, artisan eateries and tea rooms.

Hop on the tram and take a ride alongside the River Axe to Seaton.

For nature lovers, enjoy the beautiful marshlands and reed beds with over 4km of level trails and boardwalks and home to an abundance of wildlife.

A 20 minute drive will take you to the picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis with its family friendly beaches and famous Cobb harbour together with attractions such as the aquarium, and fossil museums where you can learn about the rich geological history of this popular stretch of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

For animal lovers looking for a great day out, travel to nearby Sidmouth and enjoy a visit to the donkey sanctuary (open 7 days a week) or in nearby Axminister the Axe Valley Animal Park is a small and friendly zoo situated in the beautiful countryside of the Axe Valley.

Book The Fernery in Colyton for a memorable family holiday in Devon.

There is a pond in the garden so care will be needed with younger children

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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 700 AD. Situated around 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, where you can stop off to relax upon Seaton Beach, tour Beer Quarry Caves, or enjoy a leisurely afternoon strolling through Seafield Gardens. 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, where you can explore the woodlands and valleys across the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve, and Seaton Wetlands.

If you require the use of the parking permit, please email your car registration to for this to be administrated.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season