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Bramley Cottage

Whimple, Devon (Ref. 1073271)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Bramley cottage was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well maintained."

    Set in a lovely village with a pub that did excellent food, it is well located to visit various local attractions. Excellent all round.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2022

  • "The garden area was quite overgrown which impacted negatively on our initial reaction but we were not at all disappointed with the cottage itself."

    It would be helpful to have a security light for the path to house as it could be hazardous in the dark.

    Reviewed by Dorothy AnnJul 2022

  • "Loved Bramley."

    Hope to come again. We appreciated the cream tea and the bottle of wine. Dawn was very helpful when we needed her. Sykes Photo shows the garden bigger than it is as the fence has been moved since the photo was taken which was a little disappointing. We found the duvet in the main bedroom very heavy. Having had a little moan we thought the cottage was lovely and didn t want to come home. Marion and Adrian Cherrington

    Reviewed by MarionJul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Everything you need is in the cottage great welcome pack. Wine,butter, scones,jam, bread,milk and biscuits. Seaside 45 minute drive.(Paignton) had a great holiday there.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "Charming cottage in village, pub 2 minutes away serves great food and local ..."

    Charming cottage in village, pub 2 minutes away serves great food and local bears ,the peace and quiet was unbelievable would book again definitely recomend

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "Situated in the chocolate box village of Whimple, Bramley cottage is a delightful home from home, spotlessly clean with good sized lounge, bedrooms, and bathroom along with a spacious kitchen so well equipped you could produce a full sized Christmas dinner!"

    A dog walking area is 2 mins away, the pub The Thirsty Farmer 5 mins away (great food) and the shop, and Church 10 mins away. Ideal spot for touring this area of Devon. The web site shows the fenced area in front of the property available to the visitors, but this has been moved so presumably we were not allowed to use this area which is a shame as this lawned area is a far superior spot for the outside seating area rather than the rear of the property overlooking storage barns. However our stay was fully enjoyed and we would happily recommend this property.

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2022

  • "Comfortable clean well equipped cottage."

    Lovely hamper left of cream tea, biscuits, bread, milk and wine and butter which was greatly appreciated. Everything provided for. Possibly leave some extra bin liners. Lovely quiet location and walks for the dog. Nice local pub “The Thirsty Farmer” dogs are welcome there inside and outside. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2022

  • "We found the cottage very clean and very comfy We met the owner who was very friendly"

    Reviewed by MeganMay 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Bramley Cottage and as before it was comfortable, clean and well equipped and we enjoyed our stay very much."

    We found wine, a cream tea, chocolate biscuits and milk in the fridge left for us which were all very welcome and a lovely start to our holiday. The WiFi is excellent and the TV has Netflix and Amazon. Dawn our host is very helpful with nothing too much trouble, but also leaves you to enjoy your holiday with no interference. Another wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week here, the cottage was so clean and had some lovely personal touches here and there and we were also provided with a cream tea, beautiful biscuits, bread and milk, which we were pleased to have and also very much enjoyed."

    The beds were comfy and the duvets and pillows really nice, as were the covers, good quality features were in every room and you could tell it had been furnished with care and thought, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by GerryNov 2021

  • "We loved the cottage clean and well equipped for our week away."

    Near to lovely walks and beaches. Just perfect thank you

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday as a family of four with our two dogs."

    Cottage was very clean and well equipped, lovely goodies left for our arrival a very nice touch. Only feedback I can say is the main bedroom has a damp smell think it’s the wardrobe, due to only electric heaters the windows end up soaking wet on the Insides by the mornings. Thankyou for having us!

    Thank you for your feedback. We have not had any comments about a damp smell before and the property is thoroughly checked on changeover. The cottage has also been newly painted. Each room has a brand new, correctly sized, modern electric heater which can be programmed if guests wish. However, if windows aren't opened to air the place, in conjunction with heating it, then there will be condensation on the insides of the windows. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your break otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JemmaOct 2021

  • "This is a beautiful spacious comfortable cottage in a lovely setting."

    The owners were very welcoming and we would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay."

    . everything was as described. The cottage felt very homely and was a real credit to the owners. I went there on crutches following recovery from Cancer and 3 major operations on my leg. My sister took me as I hadn’t been anywhere for over 2 years and the home exceeded expectation as did the owner Dawn and her family. They left some lovely treats in the kitchen for our arrival which were delicious and very much appreciated and Dawn checked we were ok and let us park next to the cottage so I didn’t have far to walk on crutches. We saw Dawn as we were leaving and told her what a brilliant stay we had had, and also let her know that we intend returning as soon as we can after Christmas. If you are looking for a home from home break with no stress and pure tranquility, this is it. Our dog loved it too and it was a great advantage having a fenced garden for him to stroll in. We would give it eleven stars out of ten!!!

    Reviewed by BevSep 2021

  • "First class hosts ."

    Super selection of complimentary gifts loved.our stay . Very peaceful and quiet easy access to.all of coastal resorts . Would love to stay again thanks dawn and robin .

    Reviewed by KaySep 2021

  • "Everything was fine"

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "Really lovely accommodation, the little extras were a lovely touch!"

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2021

  • "I had a most comfortable stay at the cottage and could not fault the equipment and the facilities."

    I very much appreciated and was surprised by the thoughtful provisions left- from a bottle of wine to chocolate and everything in between. I would recommend to future guests and advise them that there is no necessity to bring dressing gowns as there are even two towelling robes!! I wish Dawn and Robin all the best with their future visitors. Carol

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2021

  • "A very spacious property; although we were only 2 pax."

    Plenty of wardrobe space & hangers. The worst thing was the mattress on the double bed-they definitely need a new one. But the kitchen was better equipped than previously imagined and the house was clean. There is a musty smell but that is from being closed and shut for a period of time previously. Dawn (owner) was very helpful and pleasant. Lashings of hot water and a great situation. A good private base for travelling around Devon.

    Thank you for your feedback and it is good to hear that your enjoyed Bramley Cottage and the location. Beds are of course a personal preference but we have checked with the owners and the mattress is a recently purchased quality pocket-sprung design and has an additional mattress topper for extra comfort. They haven't been aware of any musty smell but I am pleased to report they do make a point of airing the property on each changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChantalJul 2021

  • "Clean, comfortable cottage within walking distance of a pub that does good food."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage very clean owners were very nice and helpful and ..."

    It was a lovely cottage very clean owners were very nice and helpful and friendly the only thing I would ask for would be a firmer bed but that is a personal choice it is the perfect get away from it all place and a great pub around the corner thank's to Dawn and Robin our hosts

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed lawn garden with table and chairs
  • Two pets welcome £25 charge for second pet
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Enjoying an exceptional position within rural East Devon, yet within striking distance of the bustling city of Exeter is Bramley Cottage, a delightful single-storey cottage.

With so much to see and do within the local area, including the sublime coastline, this property is perfect for that long-awaited getaway with loved ones.

Upon entering the cottage, discover the sitting room, flick on the electric fire to allow a gentle warmth and ambiance before snuggling up on the sofa and tuning into the TV.

Next is the compact, yet well-equipped kitchen, where the chef of the group can look forward to whipping up family favourite dishes before joining the group at the dining table for a sociable moment.

Concluding the interior of this charming abode are two elegantly-presented bedrooms, comprising of the double bedroom with an en-suite cloakroom and a twin bedroom, a perfect set up for couples with young children!

To the exterior there is a fully enclosed garden, where your canine companions can roam freely, whilst you enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during the warmer months.

Bring your loved ones to Bramley Cottage to enjoy a relaxing getaway to Devon.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1073269, together sleeping up to 6 people.

Fordton Farmhouse Cottages

Fordton Farmhouse Cottages are a pair of single-storey units, perfectly positioned within the East Devonshire countryside, with the city of Exeter situated just over 10 miles away. Together, Crispin Cottage and Bramley Cottage can sleep up to six people, making an exceptional retreat for families and friends to come together to enjoy the nearby coast, the surrounding countryside and the abundance of attractions and activities that are nearby. Crispin Cottage enjoys a cosy layout, with one double bedroom, a shower room, a kitchen and living room, making it ideal for a couple or grandparent who seek quieter moments away from the rest of the group. Bramley Cottage is the larger of the two, boasting a double and a twin bedroom, as well as everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catering stay with the family. Better acquaint yourself with your surroundings and meander into the centre of Whimple, where you will find a pub serving food, a Post Office, a shop and the Whimple Heritage Centre, a great opportunity to delve into the area’s past. Alternatively, head to the nearby town of Ottery St Mary, where you will find a larger selection of places to eat, drink and shop, as well as the magnificent parish church of St. Mary. Slightly further afield is Exeter, which is one of the most vibrant and attractive places in the UK, with its breath-taking Cathedral, imposing Roman wall and beautiful Quayside. Whilst in the city, be sure to brush up on the local history further with a visit to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum or uncover the Exeter's Underground Passages, a narrow, dark, interesting and exciting activity. Nearby Woodbury Common is popular for walks and mountain bike rides. Other local attractions include Crealy Theme Park & Resort, the National Trust properties of Killerton House and Clyston Mill, the Wildwood Escot animal park and the World of Country Life, which is close to Exmouth. With all of this and the coastline to enjoy, bring your loved ones to Fordton Farmhouse Cottages for a fun-filled holiday in Devon.

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

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About the location


Ottery St Mary 4.6 miles; Exeter 10.1 miles.

Discover the endearing village of Whimple amidst the countryside setting of East Devon, resting east of the bustling city of Exeter. Within the village, you will be delighted to find The Thirsty Farmer pub/restaurant, a Post Office, a shop for the essentials and the Whimple Heritage Centre, so that you can brush up on the local history. Ottery St Mary is less than five miles away, home to the parish church of St. Mary, which is a scaled-down version of Exeter Cathedral and is a breath-taking sight. The town also plays host to a larger number of amenities, as well as the River Otter for enjoying gentle strolls. If you are visiting in June, be sure to attend the unusual event of Pixie Day and the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels, where men shouldering flaming tar barrels run through packed crowds! The small city of Exeter is also well-worth a visit, home to an impressive Cathedral, beautiful Quayside and Roman wall. Attractions here include the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Crealy Great Adventure Park, in addition to its great retail therapy opportunities. Other local attractions include the animal park of Wildwood Escot, the National Trust property of Killerton House and the Beer Quarry Caves, as well as sublime coastline, featuring breath-taking views and beaches. With so much more to enjoy within the local area, Whimple is a great base for touring.

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