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1 Castle Cottages

(Ref. 1082538)

Woodbury, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Second time we have stayed."

    Excellent cottage, listing exactly as stated on website. Easy access to Exmouth and Exeter City Centre. Will definitely be looking at returning.

    Thank you Kim! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much you came back a second time! Thank you for pointing out how easy it is to get to both Exeter and Exmouth from Woodbury. It makes day trips more simple and enjoyable!! Many thanks Lucy and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2023

  • "What a fantastic property!"

    We didn't know the village very well, but it had everything we needed including some spectacular local walks. The property is very well equipped, and the 'arrivals box' was a lovely addition, very thoughtful and appreciated. We would definitely recommend the property and would consider returning.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and the stunning local area too! We do hope you come back to Castle Cottages soon. Many thanks Lucy and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by M4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely situated cottage in a lovely friendly village."

    1 Castle Cottages has everything you need for a self catering break and the welcome gifts were much appreciated. On arrival there was opened food in the cupboard etc which we put up on top shelf and put ours on the bottom. We didn’t know if they were left by owners or by previous holidaymakers so didn’t use it. We ate out every day at The Maltsters Arms - what a fantastic place, brilliant food and great owners who made us feel like regulars. We will be back at some point. Thankyou

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we always love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and all that Castle Cottage has to offer, its a very special place to us! Our cleaner thoroughly checks the kitchen between each visit and if there is ever any in-date, non-perishable food thoughtfully left by previous guests, she will leave it for incoming guests to make use of, since we are always keen to reduce waste in our community. We're also really glad you found the Maltersers and clearly enjoyed Matty and Sam's wonderfully warm welcome! They are true gems of the village!! If you do ever return, their roaring fires are perfect for warming up after a bracing winter walk!! Kind regards Lucy and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "We have had a fantastic week at Castle Cottages."

    The house is beautiful and has everything that you could possibly need during your stay- the owners have thought of everything. It was very clean and made for a comfortable stay. The welcome pack was thoughtful and much appreciated. We met quite a few locals who were very friendly and gave us lots of recommendations of where to go and what to do, which was great. We loved the area and packed so much into the week. We would love to go back and will be recommending the cottage to friends and family.

    What lovely feedback to receive, thank you! We're thrilled you liked the cottage and it means a huge amount to hear that you have noticed and appreciated the details we tried so hard to get right and provide our guests with all they might need during their stay (so many times we've stayed in beautiful little places and opened kitchen cupboards to find one pyrex dish and a frying pan to make family meals for a week!! although it always adds an extra challenge to a holiday!!) Woodbury is a very special village, we've been lucky enough to call our home for many years and after a little stint away we will return to its wonderful community, we're glad you love it too. We would love for you to return and thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. Kind regards Lucy and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic. A home from home."

    Has everything you could possibly need to make your stay perfect. Great size, plenty of room to spread out. Great kitchen, dining area for eating and playing games. We would definitely return.

    Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It means a great deal to receive such warm and complimentary feedback. Thank you for looking after the cottage during your stay. You'd be welcome back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Devon at its best."

    ..Beautifully refurbished spacious cottage, extremely clean, comfortable beds and well equipped. Suitable for all ages with the added bonus of being very dog friendly. We booked with only 24hrs notice, the staff at Sykes were very prompt and helpful with information, We thoroughly enjoyed our last minute break Woodbury is a lovely village close to the coast, estuary villages and many places of interest.

    Thank you for your kind review, it means a huge amount to receive positive comments about the cottage and Woodbury, the village we love! We're thrilled that you had a lovely stay and we hope maybe you'll return one day, kind regards Lucy and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2021

  • "1 Castle Cottages was recently renovated and so the kitchen and bathroom/shower room were modern and very comfortable."

    It is well situated in the delightful village of Woodbury. One minor criticism is that the master bedroom has a sloping ceiling which wasn't mentioned and it was very difficult to get in and out of bed without hitting your head on the ceiling although that minor discomfort would not put us off booking the cottage again. There were lots of extra little touches like the complimentary sparkling wine and cream tea. It was extremely clean and comfortable and would not hesitate in recommending it for a family stay. 8 people for any length of time may find it a little cramped as it's two or three tiny cottages converted into one.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, its always helpful to hear how guests have found their stay, especially as 1 Castle Cottages is our first, and very recent step into holiday lettings! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and the village too. Unfortunately, with the shape of the master bedroom, and decpite completely repositioning the ensuite within the space, we were left with no option but to have the bed slightly under the eaves on one side. We also felt it was important to have a king sized bed in the master room for added comfort but know that this does, annoyingly, encroach further. When we are next home, we will endeavour to take some photos that better show the situation. Kind regards Lucy and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and it was literally a home from home in terms of the facilities and thoughtful touches provided by the owners to make our stay comfortable."

    This included a lovely welcome pack with essentials like milk and tea bags, plus a few luxuries in the form of Prosecco and scones plus jam and clotted cream....oh, and treats for the dog! There were seven adults in our group, which did mean that one had to sleep in a bunk bed, but nevertheless we were very comfortable. Everything was spotlessly clean and the cottage was fully equipped with all the appliances you would have at home. Woodbury is a very pretty village, with two main pubs a few minutes' walk away. The White Hart were very accommodating of our dog and the food there was really good. There's a local store and a takeaway, also both within a few minutes' walk of the cottage. Topsham, about a 10 minute drive away, has more pubs and restaurants to choose from, and the coast is also a very short drive from the cottage. Overall it was a perfect location for exploring Devon and a very lucky last minute find enabling us to get away as a family for the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Aug 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Sorry, this property cannot accommodate a Saturday arrival
  • No Stag/Hen/Party Bookings permitted
  • PLEASE NOTE: This property is suitable for a maximum of 6 adults.

The property

1 Castle Cottages is a lovely, end-terrace cottage resting in the picturesque village of Woodbury.

This dog-friendly cottage is well-located for a group to explore the Devon countryside and coastline, within easy reach of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Stepping into the porch, you've finally arrived at your property, and to your left there is a charming bunk room, which is a great spot for children and both top and bottom bunk have their own night lights.

Whilst to the right is the sitting room, with stylish blue corner sofa and Smart TV making for a great evening with some popcorn, and flowing through there is a kitchen/diner where guests can use the self-catering facilities to rustle up an evening meal for their loved ones to indulge into around the dining table.

Adjoining this, there is a handy utility with washing facilities and a downstairs WC.

When the evening draws to a close head to the bedrooms, there is an intimate king-size or a twin, which are complimented by a bathroom where guests can soak their muscles.

Whilst the king-size bedroom is complimented by an en-suite shower room, and a dressing table so guests can get ready in style.

Outside, there is off-road parking for three cars, and a courtyard with furniture so you can enjoy your morning coffee in the fresh air.

Woodbury is a popular little village with a dramatic 13th century church, two pubs serving food and local ales, a takeaway, a shop for any essentials, and a lovely village green where you furry friends can stretch their legs.

For a stunning day out head through the East Devon AONB to the pebbled beach at Budleigh Salterton which is super popular and offers some exciting watersports, as well as a a shoreside golf course, an interesting museum, and a charming art gallery.

Spend a day in the port town of Exmouth where you can enjoy a wider range of shops, bars and eateries, relax on one of the beaches which as accompanied by bustling promenades, or take a ferry ride across the River Exe to Starcross, where you can discover the 14th century Powderham Castle or enjoy the beaches and coves at Dawlish.

Exmouth is the start of the 95-mile stretch of Blue Flag and breathtaking beaches known as the Jurassic Coast, England's only natural World Heritage site and a popular spot for a shorefront holiday.

If you fancy a big day in the city, Exeter is nearby with its gothic Cathedral, independent and high street shops, museums and Underground Passages which offer tours in medieval subterranean passageways that used to transport water under Exeter city centre.

Also nearby you can visit the thrilling Crealy Theme Park, admire bird watching at the River Exe, or enjoy a stroll around the 18th century Bicton Park Botanical Gardens.

There is something for everyone, with plenty of sea, sand, city and countryside, choose 1 Castle Cottages as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Exeter 11 miles

A popular, picturesque Devon village, six miles from the seaside resort of Budleigh Salterton. The village is surrounded by Woodbury Common, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that offers many miles of pathways for walkers and cyclists. The centre of the village is dominated by the wonderful 13th century church together with the village green, village shops and two friendly local pubs, both offering good food and local beers. The village also has a few curiosity and antique shops and a studio displaying fantastic paintings and pottery. Situated in the heart of rural East Devon, Woodbury is a short drive from the acclaimed Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. There are numerous tourist attractions close by including A La Ronde, a quirky 18th century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections. Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, Bicton Gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley, which also houses Otterton Mill, a historic working watermill where visitors can enjoy local food in the restaurant. Famous for its winter flocks of avocet, the Exe Estuary nature reserve combines two areas of coastal grazing marsh on opposite sides of the river, home to numerous wading birds.

Sorry, this property cannot accommodate a Saturday arrival.

No Stag/Hen/Party Bookings permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: This property is suitable for a maximum of 6 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas