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Charlston

(Ref. 967321)

Wiggaton, Devon Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week visiting family and friends in a beautiful area of Devon."

    We did some nice walks too and really enjoyed being in Wiggington. We had a very busy week as it turned out but the weather was kind the rain was mainly at night. The only problem we encountered was the Wi-Fi didn’t let my husband attend a meeting on line one weekday evening but it worked mostly okay the rest of our week. We really enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Caroline Ann4.7Oct 2023

  • "You will love Charlston; a very comfortable apartment adjoining the owners home, with your own planted garden and sunny paved sitting-out area."

    The property is clear and tidy, as well as being fully equipped. The perfect place to relax in. Annie and Terry are friendly but do not encroach on your holiday experience. Having used holiday lets for nearly two decades, Charlston would rated in our top ten.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is very nice."

    It is attached to the owner's property. Has a nice lounge/kitchen area, main bedroom is lovely, second bedroom has bunkbeds, and a lovely garden. It is conveniently located and close to Sidmouth and other local places in south Devon. Our only slight negative with this property is that it is not possible to control the central heating from within the property; it can only be switched on by the owner. Hence if the weather is a little cool, or as in our case in September we had a very wet spell of rainy weather although the cottage was warm enough, we found it difficult to dry our towels. The owner was helpful in providing extra towels and drying frames but refused to switch on the central heating. We would suggest the owner fits an electrically heated towel rail in the bathroom, and an extractor fan.

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely well maintained and spotlessly clean property."

    The lovely welcome gift of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, juice and biscuits were a great surprise on arrival as it allowed us to have a drink after our long journey. Annie came to introduce herself to us, which was lovely. We used this as a base to explore the area and had a great week away. Would highly recommend this property for anyone with young children.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Immaculately presented, perfectly equipped, spacious, warm welcome, ideally located."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "Really lovely."

    Private garden. Very clean

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great comfortable warm stay , lovely cosy garden ."

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Sep 2022

  • "As a family of 4,we highly recommend this property!"

    It has a huge driveway, beautiful garden- half grass & a patio with table & chairs, a little barbecue & loads of lovely lavender & flowers. The property is all on 1 floor, the owners live on one side of it & use the upstairs. Annie popped round to see is the 1st evening just to say hello & we saw her on the last day. She was very friendly and helpful & very much left us to come & go as we please. It was nice for us as we like our privacy and are quite happy to be left alone but we knew they were there to help us with anything. We had no issues with anything in the property and were very sad to go! The area surrounding was absolutely perfect for us. Loads of nature reserves, walks, beaches all so close by car. The village of ottery St Mary was brilliant, it had a lovely play park that we went to every day. It had a sainsbury's, bakery, takeaways & a wonderful fruit & veg shop that we loved! We cooked every day and had everything we needed. Comfortable beds & good shower & bath. Couldn't recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Charlston, the property was everything we could have wanted and was so homely, relaxing and cool, which was nice as we were lucky to have an amazing week weatherwise and were able to eat every meal on the quiet patio."

    Annie and Terry were lovely hosts, always there but we were left to ourselves unless we approached them, even Meg their delightful Springer spaniel was trained not to come over to the guest's side of the property unless approached!! Would certainly recommend for a couple, or young family, plenty of space inside and the garden.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Charlston cottage was excellent for our stay in Devon."

    Comfortable and well appointed. Convenient for visiting family in Ottery. Close to shops and local eateries.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Could not be better."

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely stay at this property, very chilled, lots of room and with a nice garden to enjoy the sunshine."

    The owners left us to it which was great bit they were there if we needed them for anything. Thanks for having us, it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property and excellent location."

    This was our 6th visit and we expect to be back. Two weeks later my son (age 2) is still asking to go back to the holiday house!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely property, close to lots of beaches."

    Felt warm and cosy. Owners really helpful. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a lovely spacious apartment in a super cottage with enchanting garden."

    We went to several places in East Devon within easy reach. The accommodation had all we could wish for except an egg poacher. We highly recommend it to others. Jayne and Simon September 2021

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It is very peaceful and has a really nice garden where you can relax. It is ideally situated for exploring the coast.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really comfortable and spotlessly clean accommodation which is in a convenient location for easily exploring this beautiful part of Devon."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation with private garden."

    Very clean and comfortable. Had everything needed for our stay. Annie was very welcoming but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "Clean and comfortable flat with a lovely garden and nice small patio for sitting outside in the sunshine."

    Well located for the beaches and coastal walks of east Devon. The flat is well equipped with all the usual kitchen items. The owners live in the adjoining property and were friendly but unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation - would recomend it to any couple desiring a peaceful ..."

    Excellent accommodation - would recomend it to any couple desiring a peaceful stay away from the maddening crowds - relatively easy to locate - friendly owners who made our stay so enjoyable (just wish the friends who live closeby had purchased this place when they were considering moving into the area some thirty years ago - would stress it is ideal for a couple, even pensioners like ourselves, and those with two young children, facilities ideal and owners put themselves out by providing all that was necessary for our stay - even including freshly laid eggs - the friendly woofie greeted us with a wag from his tail -

    Reviewed by P5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    We have visited several times now and always enjoy coming back.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was so lovely, such a restful and beautiful place Thankyou"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "We enjoyed a three night stay with our two children and 3 and 1."

    The weather was very autumnal, blustery and wet and the accommodation was a warm and cosy place to return to after exploring the local beaches. It is only a ten minute drive from coast so perfect if travelling with small ones! Although described as a ‘cottage’ the accommodation is more like a flat. (My 3 year old was mystified by the lack of stairs) The garden is very pretty, as is the view of thatched roofs but if you’re looking for cottage charm inside you may be disappointed. We did not see the owners but a sweet little pack of tea biscuits and juice for the children was left and they were quick to respond to text message regarding arrival time. All in all it was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a few days.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.1Oct 2020

  • "The flat is extremely comfy and the garden is really scenic."

    there is not an eating place very near, our only slight disappointment. The owners could not have been more pleasant and helpful however, so would recommend this as a peaceful retreat. Change of sink, change of scene in these trying times.

    Reviewed by Gwenyth4.7Sep 2020

  • "The Charlston was immaculately well presented and very comfortable."

    A lovely welcome package met us on arrival including free range eggs from the owners chickens and fresh flowers on the table. The Charlston is so peaceful and quiet and yet is in easy reach of many beaches and things to do. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Charlston and would be more than happy to return. The owners really go above and beyond to ensure you have a great holiday. Many Thanks x

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation."

    Well maintained attractive garden area to sit in. Peaceful location with many lovely places to visit nearby. Owner extremely helpful and welcoming. Highly recommend this holiday property. We would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2019

  • "Eggs from friendly owner Annie’s hens, as well as flowers and refreshments, made us feel welcome."

    There was a private sunny patio as well as lawn surrounded by flowers. Inside was clean, spacious and cosy, rather than contemporary. Beds very comfortable including the bunk bed for an adult. Board games and books available but preferred to relax on the patio listening to the bird song and looking at the pretty surroundings.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Jun 2019

  • "Lovely quiet place to stay."

    Central heating is controlled by the owner's main house and comes on 1 hour 7.30am to 8.30am, and 6.00pm to 7.00pm. This is a good arrangement unless, like us, you get soaking wet and cold and arrive back to the house around 4.30pm and the heating is off. There is a free standing electric fire which we used once, and a wall mounted electric fire which we also used on the same occasion. But Sykes rep. had informed us that the central heating control was in the holiday let and therefore controlled by us, but it wasn't. For my own convenience with a handicapped daughter who could not be left alone whilst loading and unloading the car, it was important to get the car close to the entrance door. I was told this was possible, but this is not possible as the car is parked on stone chippings, in front of the house, but about 30 metres from the entrance door and round the corner, out of sight of the entrance door. This would not be a problem for most people.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jun 2019

  • "Charleston was very comfortable and we'll equipped."

    The garden was lovely and a good size. We had a nice welcome pack of eggs, milk, tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits. The owner was very friendly and made us feel welcome. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "The rating of met expectations is due to this review being a result of our second visit."

    Reviewed by P W4.7May 2019

  • "Fab week away with lovely hosts."

    So near to many great days out. Well worth a visit

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Nice cottage and great base for seeing East Devon. Plenty to do within a half hour drive. Owners on hand if needed and very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Vicki3.8Apr 2019

  • "Very accessible cottage lots of welcoming gifts such as the milk and biscuits"

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Mar 2019

  • "Great letting."

    Great location and very peaceful. All amenities are on site. Only downfall was bed mattress was knackered and I emailed owners to state this and heard nothing back. If owners had bothered to reply with promise of replacement I would have booked it again. Note to owners: listen and respond to feedback.

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Sep 2018

  • "Our cottage was extremely comfortable and spacious."

    It had a delightful garden and because we had wonderful weather, we were able to use the patio regularly. It was a restful area but also close to many places to visit. Local pubs served very good, reasonably priced food. Our landlady was delightful and very helpful. We came to Devon to play golf. Wiggaton was a good base for us as the courses were close by. Altogether, it was a delightful holiday and we will definitely return .

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jul 2018

  • "Lovely, peaceful spot."

    Very clean and comfortable cottage. Very well equipped. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    Ideal place to explore the Devon coastline. Near to a lot of resorts. Couldn't fault it. Owners never bothered us at all. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2018

  • "We can't understand why more haven't booked this cottage."

    It's in a quiet village but so near to a small town for food etc. and near to the road that leads to all the lovely seaside stops. We would go back again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7May 2018

  • "Accommodation 1st rate, lovely garden, very relaxing, looking to go back next year!"

    Reviewed by W5.0Apr 2018

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Summary

  • Ground Floor: Lounge/Kitchen/Diner
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed
  • Bedroom 2 with full size bunks and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • No smoking
  • Shop/Pub 1 mile
  • Beach 5.5 miles.

The property

Set in the little hamlet of Wiggaton, amid rolling farmland and lush woods is Charlston, a nicely presented ground floor apartment, attached to the friendly owners home and next to the local church.

One mile away, the popular market town of Ottery St Mary, famed for its annual November 5th 'Tar Barrels' celebration, sits beside the River Otter - home to a newly populated resident beaver colony.

Here you'll find interesting shops, cafes, and a large garden nursery.

Charlston is within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast and just a short drive to the cathedral city of Exeter, making it the perfect base for exploring the beautiful East Devon countryside.

All on one level the apartment has a large, sunny, open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with glazed doors looking over your own pristine flower filled garden and the adjacent church.

The large master double bedroom also enjoys views over the garden and is adjacent to the newly fitted, smart family bathroom.

The smaller bunk room with en- suite shower room is ideal for youngsters or those who are young at heart.

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About the location

OTTERY ST MARY

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. Sidmouth is an elegant seaside resort on the south Devon stretch of Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site of great natural beauty. Lined with stylish Regency cream-and-white architecture, creating an elegant Esplanade which makes for a relaxing stroll whilst looking out towards Beer Head. There are a variety of attractions around Sidmouth including Pecorama with award-winning miniature railway and gardens, the Seaton tramway and the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve. 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.

Note: Care is needed with very young children due to a shallow stream on the boundary of the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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