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Whimple Cottage

Whimple near Ottery St Mary, Devon (Ref. 1038288)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Raine

    “We had a great break and Whimple Cottage was very warm and comfortable.”

    We appreciated the delicious scones that were left for us and the fresh flowers in the cottage. ...

    We appreciated the delicious scones that were left for us and the fresh flowers in the cottage. When I booked the cottage, the swimming pool was a factor in my decision to book. Fortunately, I asked the owner a question about it and was told it was closed for the winter. This was disappointing and to be fair to the owner, she did offer to cancel the booking free of charge. We declined this offer and obviously did stay at the cottage. I think it should be very clear to anyone considering booking that the pool is closed during the winter. If I hadn't mentioned it, we would have arrived expecting it be to open and we would have been very disappointed. It was a shame because it annoyed me before we arrived and in fact the cottage was great.

    - Mrs Raine, October 2020

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we're really pleased to hear how much you liked Whimple Cottage and we're happy you had such a good time. The shared outdoor pool is available between May to September (the warmer months!) and although we've tried hard to make this obvious in the description for the property, we're sorry you missed this and were left disappointed. We're delighted that despite this, you still had a fantastic stay and we will look forward to seeing you again soon! - Sykes owner relations

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Lower Southbrook Farm Cottages

Offering quality holiday accommodation in the beautiful East Devon countryside there are two semi-detached comfortable single storey cottages each named after the local villages of Whimple and Broadclyst. Each of the cottages sleep up to four guests and are next to the friendly owners farmhouse. The properties also benefit from shared use of the outdoor heated swimming pool which is open every day from May to September (weather permitting). Also onsite is an outside area for children to play, making these ideal destinations for small families or couples alike. The rural location makes a tranquil retreat or ideal base from which to explore the fascinating area. The nearby village of Whimple offers a choice of pubs, a village shop and a post office. There is even a railway station on the Waterloo line making exploring the historic city of Exeter without a car very simple. The city is famous for its magnificent cathedral, unique network of underground passages, and historic quay. Ottery St Mary is just 7 miles to the East of the cottages and is one of the oldest towns in Devon and offers a variety of shops and cafes. Nestled in the valley of the river Otter the rolling hills of Devon unfold in every direction. Just a few miles to the south are the beautiful beaches of the Jurassic coast with Regency seaside towns such as Exmouth and Sidmouth to explore. The pebble beach of Budleigh Salterton or along to to the Dorset border and Lyme Regis where fossils are often found.

The property

Whimple Cottage is one of two cottages that rest alongside the owner's farmhouse in the rolling Devon countryside, mid-way between Ottery St Mary in the east and Exeter to the west.

A single storey semi-detached home, Whimple Cottage offers a peaceful rural base, ideal for a small family, with shared use of an excellent outdoor heated swimming pool (May – September) and outdoor children's play area making this an ideal location not just in the summer, but all year round.

Inside, this cheerful hideaway is homely and comfortable with neat kitchen area and good-sized dining/sitting room with French windows onto its own small private lawned garden and patio with furniture.

After a day exploring relax outside with a sundowner or unwind in the sitting room for an evening of watching your favourite shows.

There are two bedrooms, a well-presented double bedroom with cast iron bed plus washbasin and a smaller bunk room, great for a small family, while completing the interior of the property is a smart shower room with walk-in shower to prepare you for each day.

Just a short drive from the incredible East Devon/Dorset Jurassic Coast, that stretches from Exmouth to Lyme Regis and beyond, as well as the fascinating cathedral city of Exeter, just 8 miles away, Whimple Cottage is a great, easily accessible location for a holiday.

Note: this property also be booked with Ref: 1046615, together sleeping 8 people.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x bunk room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric heating
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV/DVD and WiFi
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private patio/garden area
  • Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September) and children's play area
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles

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

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About the location


Alfington 2 miles; Honiton 5.5 miles; Sidmouth 6.5 miles; Exeter 14 miles.

Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year. Ottery has welcoming traditional Devon pubs and plenty of individual shops, offering quality local produce and a warm welcome to visitors. The area is a walkers’ paradise, with strolls along the banks of the River Otter or hill climbs offering magnificent views as far as Dartmoor. Nearby Escot Country Park is a fabulous wildlife visitor attraction for the whole family and the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site is a short drive from Ottery where resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline. An easy drive from Ottery is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and many fabulous restaurants.

Region Information

Note: Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool (May to September only).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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