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The Hideaway

Ottery St Mary, Devon (Ref. 1075948)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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The property

Nestled on the remarkable grounds of the owners home, on the outskirts of the quaint town of Otter St Mary, rests this traditional thatched annexe, The Hideaway.

Enveloped in picturesque countryside, The Hideaway offers a romantic retreat for couples looking to explore the delights of the beautiful county of Devon.

You'll be delighted by the rustic character of the interior as you step over the threshold and into the charming living/dining room, beautifully-appointed with original beams and exposed wood paneling, providing a snug space to nestle into an armchair in front of the warming woodburning stove to enjoy a moment of peace after an adventure-filled day.

Continuing through the property, enter into the pint-sized kitchen, featuring a charming country-style décor and housing all of the essential amenities required to rustle up a romantic meal for two to enjoy gathered around the intimate dining table.

End each day in style and unwind with a seat in the tranquil garden, enveloped in the peaceful greenery as you soak in the captivating views across the duck pond to the elegant vineyard beyond, toasting a glass of fizz with your significant other to an unforgettable holiday.

When sleep calls, climb the staircase and enter into the delightful double bedroom, thoughtfully laid out with stained wood flooring and rustic wood furnishings, maintaining the property's traditional character and offering a calming setting to rest your head.

In the morning, prepare for a new day with an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower before heading out to explore your surroundings.

Take a well deserved break from doing the cooking and head into the heart of Ottery St Mary where you'll find a plethora of eateries to choose from, including traditional country pubs, quaint tea rooms and a delicious takeaway, where you can enjoy a portion of fish and chips as you take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the scenic River Otter.

Nestled on the beautiful Jurassic Coast is the seaside town of Sidmouth, home to a marvellous stretch of golden sand, where thrill-seekers can tackle the waves with a lesson in paddleboarding, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, discover the fascinating local history on display at Sidmouth Museum or follow the South West Coast Path through the grassland to the top of Peak Hill, where you'll be lost for words by the exceptional panoramic views of the water offered from the summit.

Further afield is the vibrant University city of Exeter, where you'll be spoilt for choice with the exciting range of attractions on offer, including the history of moving image on display at Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, or partake in a guided tour through the medieval underground passageways that used to transport water under the city, and if you time it right, you might even catch Devon's Premiership rugby team, the Exeter Chiefs, play at Sandy Park.

Where you're looking to discover the dramatic coastline, or the picturesque countryside, The Hideaway offers an idyllic base for your next adventure.


  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Shared utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric and wood-fired radiators with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property has low beams, please be careful

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. 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas