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The Old Stable

Sidbury, near Sidmouth, Devon (Ref. 976044)

Features

  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “An excellent and well presented modern holiday stable, which includes a fully fitted kitchen, central and under floor heating, as well as one of the best internet connections I’ve found in the middle of the countryside.”

    This stable is in a group of other buildings, some of which also look to be rented as holiday locations, these buildings are located off a private road which leads off a single track country lane. Having said all of that my wife’s heart sank when she realised the size of the location (on first sight), although nothing has been done to hide the fact that this is in my view an extremely compact location, its only when you see the place you realise how compact it is. Some examples are, closing ...

    This stable is in a group of other buildings, some of which also look to be rented as holiday locations, these buildings are located off a private road which leads off a single track country lane. Having said all of that my wife’s heart sank when she realised the size of the location (on first sight), although nothing has been done to hide the fact that this is in my view an extremely compact location, its only when you see the place you realise how compact it is. Some examples are, closing the doors in the bedroom is hard as if the bed is moved or even if the duvet is hanging of the end of the bed. In both bathrooms the sink is so small and there is an awkwardly placed shelf above the sink making it extremely hard to brush your teeth. One item which was not on the pictures is the bin in the kitchen, which as all the upstairs rooms are merged it’s like having a kitchen bin in your kitchen, dining room and sitting room. I think this is due to the very compact nature of the stable. Personally, we found it hard for 3 people, and in my view if the upstairs and downstairs were swapped (like a traditional location) and there was only one bedroom for two, this would be a much better offering. Also, with the bedroom upstairs you would not get up and the first thing you see in the morning is another building (which I think was also rented). The natural views from this location are stunning and it’s a shame they can’t be fully appreciated. This would also reduce the chance of waking people up if someone is walking around upstairs. We knew there was no fan, so we bought our own, however we had difficulty finding somewhere to put it, again due to space issues. There are a few minor maintenance issues which I’m sure the owners will fix, for example if you flush the toilet sometimes it makes a strange noise which you can hear everywhere until its flushed again, and the only way to turn the tv on and off is via the main switch as the button on the remote does not appear to work. It’s a relatively short trip to the coast road where you can quickly get to all the local amenities. My personal view, I always headed for the main road first and tried not to cut through Sidbury, as this minimises the risk of having to reverse up single country lanes. Lastly the family who own the locations seem very friendly and helpful.

    - Mr Welham, May 2019

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The property

1½ miles from the little village of Sidbury in beautiful rolling farmland is The Old Stable, a neatly converted dairy with an upside down layout.

On the first floor, making the most of the super rural views, is a lofty open-plan living space, with exposed roof trusses, a wood burning stove, neat fitted kitchen and French windows to the balustrade.

There are two ground floor bedrooms – a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double in request) and a double, each with a trim en suite shower-room.

To the side is an enclosed terrace and rough lawned garden with a table and chairs.

If you'd like to pitch in, it may be possible to help on the neighbouring farm by arrangement with the friendly owners.

Sidbury has a good pub and shop, so you don't need to go far for your holiday provisions.

Nearby, you can skip stones across the water at Sidmouth, or stroll along the handsome esplanade.

Take in the beautiful gardens at Bicton, or for family fun Crealy Adventure Park near Exeter is sure to be a hit with younger guests.

This is a lovely part of East Devon, and The Old Stable is an ideal base from which to explore it.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite shower room, 1 x twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower room
  • First floor open-plan living area with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area with balustrade.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

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

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About the location

Sidbury

Orchard Cottage is a smart contemporary cottage converted from a barn on a smallholding near the Devon town of Honiton. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, two double, one with en suite shower room, and a twin, plus a bathroom. On the ground floor is a sitting room with wood burning stove and a kitchen with dining area. Outside is a neat lawn garden at the front and, at the back, a shared courtyard with outdoor furniture, barbecue and a games barn. Orchard Cottage is a friendly base for exploring this peaceful part of Devon.

Region Information

Note: Spring water.

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