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The Cider House

(Ref. 1106629)

Dalwood, Devon Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely warm cottage with lovely walks on the doorstep"

    We're very please you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the feedback. Thanks! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Mar 2024

  • "A gem of a place."

    Thoughtfully equipped throughout. Cosy and warm ... even though it was (mostly) a cold, windy March outside. Very peaceful. Streamside walks straight from the door. Dalwood is ten minutes away that way ... where the Tuckers Arms is a delight. The food there is exceptional quality and value. Jurassic Coast is twenty minutes away by car. Would recommend.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback and we're very lucky indeed to have such a good local pub available to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "A gem of a place!"

    Gorgeous self contained cottage. Ample room for 2 kids and 2 dogs.

    Thanks for the lovely review. We're delightedl you enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2023

  • "Turn off the A35 onto Loughwood Road towards Dalwood Village and you instantly travel back 50, 60, 70 years to an age when parents taught their children good manners and people had time for each other."

    The narrow lanes seem to regulate the pace of life. No boy racers here! The Cider House is set in peaceful countryside behind a once working farm and what hits you immediately is the silence. Once darkness falls a glance up to the night sky takes your breath away. The house has a pleasant atmosphere and is comfortable but take sundries such as salt and pepper with you. The village boasts a Community Shop which is rather expensive but has some little gems, such as delicious dry cured bacon. The nearest supermarket is 5 miles away in Axminster. The village pub, The Tuckers Arms, is warm and welcoming and serves good food but be sure to book a table. Nearby Lyme Regis (9 miles) is good for seafood but don’t expect too much from Honiton Market (it may be better in season, but our visit on an October Tuesday had three stalls). It’s hard to see how anyone can fail to enjoy their stay at the Cider House. We had a super time.

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. We#re very pleased that you had such a lovely stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely ,but roads to it were horrendous."

    We were very pleased with the cottage, and plenty of space for dogs.We think there should be some indication of the state of the roads, in description. It spoiled holiday to some extent, because we were not inclined to use the roads again in the evenings, as we normally do to go out for a meal, so therefore we had to eat in the day, or buy food to cook in cottage.

    Thanks so much for you positive feedback on the cottage. The local roads have been in poor condition. Thankfully repairs have been carried out and they are now better but I'm really sorry that it impacted on your stay. It's obviously most frustrating for us as it's out of our control and we do our best to ensure that guests have an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, thank you."

    We're very glad you enjoyed your break :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Well equipped .Very friendly owner. Road too it a little difficult due to potholes. Pleasant walk to the village. Tucker's arms excellent food. Electric pylon close but not disabled from the property. Would definitely recommend Cider barn and go again.

    Thanks for your positive review and thankfully now the major potholes have been repaired :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful and remote location."

    Unfortunately the cottage was not as clean as we expected, and the furniture shown in the profile pictures was not in the cottage. The bed was also uncomfortable. On the plus side the gardens and surroundings are great for exploring and unwinding.

    Thanks for your feedback. I’m sorry that you were disappointed with some things at the cottage. We take all clients comments on aboard and have ordered new mattresses for the beds. In response to previous feedback we upgraded the living room furniture to a larger and more luxurious sofa but haven’t yet had an opportunity to update the photos. In relation to the cleaning, I’m very disappointed that the cottage was not as clean as you would have expected and we will review our cleaning schedule. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy2.2Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful location and lovely comfortable cottage."

    A hot tub would finish it off perfectly. Would definitely come again. A couple of suggestions to maybe consider would be having a dog shower or outside tap to wash down dogs when they get muddy or roll in cow dung and a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs to prevent small children and dogs going upstairs. Ps don’t swap the washing machine for a dishwasher would prefer to wash dishes than hand wash muddy clothes :) Thank you for renting out your beautiful cottage

    Hi, thanks for your feedback and we're very please you enjoyed your stay. The outside tap is a very good idea, we'll try to get one organised during the winter renovations this year and agreed it's easier to wash dishes than hand wash clothes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Jul 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage, with a delightful garden, in a quiet location."

    Thanks for leaving feedback for our cottage. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alisdair5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had wonderful break at The Cider House, situated in the stunning village of Dalwood."

    We were 3x adults and 1x teenager plus our small dog. Although the cottage looks small on the outside, it actually felt very spacious with good sized bedrooms, vaulted ceiling and beautiful garden area. The cottage and grounds absolutely met all our needs and creature comforts. You can access the village by a short walk along the river and walking the country lanes is equally pleasant as hardly any road traffic. Waking up to the sound of birdsong and the babbling stream was the tranquil break we needed. Thank you so much!

    Thanks Abigail, We're very pleased you had a restful break and enjoyed the cottage. Thanks for the kind comments, we appreciate it :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a most friendly village"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovley place to stay."

    Cottage was well equipped and comfy. Very dog friendly. Dalwood village is lovely and The Tuckers Arms is highly recommended

    Thanks for sharing your experience of your stay at the Cider House , we're very pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Cider House was a beautiful place to stay."

    It was warm and comfortable and we had everything we needed. It was clean and well equipped and maintained. We hope to go back, it was in such a beautiful setting. Great for walks with our dog too.

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback Gene. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gene5.0Nov 2022

  • "Second time staying at The Cider House."

    Lovely location, so peaceful, beautiful views. Had everything we needed. The perfect holiday cottage

    Thanks Sarah and we're very glad that you had another lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very restful time - just what we needed."

    Thank you .

    So pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely barn in stunning setting."

    Quite off the beaten track but ideal for exploring inland or the Jurassic coastline which is just a short drive away. The barn is well equipped, but would benefit from a dressing table and mirror in each bedroom, just a very minor tweak to an otherwise perfect holiday let. I would definitely recommend it to my family and friends.

    Hi Karen, delighted that you enjoyed your holiday. We'll be making a few improvements this winter and will be taking account of your suggestions and others left in the guest book. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2022

  • "An amazing property and we had a very comfortable and restful visit."

    Thank you

    Thanks for the kind comment and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Cider House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great stay and lovely location."

    We're very please that you enjoyed your stay, many thanks for booking with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautifully peaceful location Wonderfully comfortable beds with gorgeous-smelling bed linen!"

    Everything you could possibly need - and thank you for the prompt response when we needed advice

    Thanks for the lovely comments and you're most welcome :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2022

  • "We wish we could have stayed longer - the Cider House is such a gorgeous place."

    The garden is a particular bonus and the BBQ too. We had everything we needed (and some things we didn't strictly NEED but did appreciate, like the Smart TV and Scrabble!). Anyone unfamiliar with Devon needs to be prepared for the narrow lanes in the surrounding area and if you can, do visit the Dalwood village shop!

    Many thanks Danella, we think it's a pretty special place too :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danella5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic place."

    So peaceful, lovely outside space. Loved it. Will be back!

    Thanks Sarah, we're very please you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable and well-equipped cottage in attractive grounds - especially liked the BBQ!"

    Lovely countryside walks in surrounding area and handy for the coast.

    Thanks Claire, we're delighted you enjoyed your break here in our little corner of Devon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jul 2022

  • "Everything was lovely ,beautiful cottage and setting, would have liked a welly and walking boots tray just inside front door to save the floor getting muddy and wet , definitely we will be back ."

    We're delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and will be getting a boot tray for the autumn :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by lisa jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really nice property and surroundings."

    Easy to get to many of the coastal towns and cities nearby. Property is comfortable and equipped. Will stay again when in the area.

    Thanks for your kind comments Sanjeev and we're very pleased that you enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SANJEEV5.0Jun 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.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link, can be made into twin beds on request), 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared gardens with lawns, gravelled patio area, barbecue, furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: The gardens are not enclosed and there is a stream and a pond at the bottom of the garden so supervision of children and dogs is advised and we ask that you bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: If you wish the king-size bedroom to be made up as a twin please let us know prior to your arrival

The property

Nestling in the idyllic countryside location of Dalwood in Devon, is this exceptional barn conversion, The Cider House.

Perfect for a family or couples travelling together, the property boasts a wealth of traditional features which add up to create accommodation of overwhelming charm and character.

The open-plan living space offers a welcoming introduction to the property with a spacious seating area, feature stone flooring and patio doors opening outside, making a wonderfully sociable space ideal for gathering together and enjoying quality holiday time.

The stylish kitchen is fully fitted with everything you need to prepare delicious food for your family and once prepared, you can step into the elegant dining area which has feature windows offering delightful rural views and is a magnificent space for eating and drinking with your holiday party.

If the sun is shining down then why not step outside and enjoy an aperitif or some nibbles outside on the gravelled patio area?

Breathe in the fresh Devon air, soak up the garden views and really relax into the holiday vibe.

When bedtime calls, take your pick from the twin or double bedrooms; both are immaculately presented and offer an inviting sanctuary away from the hurly burly of being on holiday.

After a refreshing night’s sleep and an invigorating shower in the contemporary shower room, you’re all set for a day of adventures discovering the delights of Devon.

You are within walking distance of the charming village of Dalwood which has some outstanding countryside views as well as a popular, traditional village pub.

Hop in the car for a scenic drive to some of the region’s most popular attractions which include Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Tramway, Beer Quarry Caves, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and Forde Abbey House and Gardens.

If you fancy a day at the beach then some of Devon’s finest beaches are not far; try Charmouth, Seatown, Lyme Regis and Chesil and see if you can collect some fossils to take home.

The Cider House is the apple of any visitor’s eye and is well worth a visit.

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About the location

Dalwood

The lovely market town of Axminster has been made famous by the well-known organic shop and canteen in the area, which were introduced by TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Nestled in outstanding peaceful countryside, Axminster is certainly a place to relax and unwind.

Note: The gardens are not enclosed and there is a stream and a pond at the bottom of the garden so supervision of children and dogs is advised and we ask that you bear this in mind when booking. Note: If you wish the twin bedroom to be made up as a king-size please let us know prior to your arrival

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas