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Zeal Cottage

Crediton, Devon (Ref. 969344)

5.0

Perfect

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely would highly recommend zeal cottage to anyone who wants to holiday in devon."

    The cottage was spacious and comfortable with a very homely feel. Di and Chris had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2022

  • "Very well looked after modern cottage."

    Deep in the countryside so Wi-Fi sometimes difficult. Nice relaxing quiet location. Enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2022

  • "Excellent property in lovely rural location."

    Added bonus are facilities for cycle storage and charging of electric bikes . Super helpful and friendly owners

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Chris and Di are lovely hosts, meeting us on arrival and leaving us a generous welcome pack."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable. The roads leading to it are narrow so follow their directions, not your sat nav! We would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Our second time at Zeal Cottage."

    Spotless clean, warm, comfortable and welcoming as we remembered from our first visit. Even though the weather was not the best (3 storms in one week!!) we still discovered may different places around that beautiful area (Fingle bridge, Dartmoor national park...). I would like to thank Chris and Di for their warm welcome and for sharing this little gem, a home away from home. Valerie

    Reviewed by VFeb 2022

  • "Very pleasant and relaxing stay."

    Everything was just perfect and clean. The hosts Di and Chris, are very freindly and approachable. All the facilities you can want and more. If you want a quiet break away from the ratrace this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "Di and Chris were lovely hosts, welcoming us with a really clean cottage containing all the necessities you would need for your WHOLE stay (toilet paper, shower gel, hand soap, kitchen roll, tissue boxes, tablets for dishwasher, kitchen towels etc)."

    A lot of attention has been put in the kitchen utensils (all sort of dishes to cook and bake, plastic containers, measuring cup, cheese grater, foil paper etc). The towels were incredibly soft and thick, the pillows and mattresses were soooo confortable, we are now thinking of changing our own to get a better sleep! There were a laundry room with 2 washing machines and 2 dryers, which made washing clothes so efficient! We had a beautiful bouquet of white roses, a bottle of home made apple juice, rose, eggs, butter, bread, coffee/tea and milk when we arrived, so thoughtful! We can only recommend Di and Chris’ cottage, you will have a good rest all along!

    Reviewed by LinhOct 2021

  • "Zeal Cottage is a lovely high spec property to stay in."

    Newly refurbished it is beautifully and sympathetically furnished in keeping with the age of the building The owners are welcoming and friendly and provide a lovely and extensive welcome pack.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "Chris and Di were lovely hosts and went all out to make us feel welcome and were extremely helpful through out the week when needed."

    The Cottage was immaculately clean on our arrival and was well kitted out, the beds very comfortable, showers good, kitchen well thought out. The cottage is a true country retreat surrounded by stunning countryside, when to step outside the only thing you can hear is the steam and maybe a cow or two in the distance. Highly recommenced!!

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "A fabulous property spotlessly clean and well equipped with warm and friendly owners."

    So if you want to chill and relax or go for go for leisurely walks in the beautiful countryside on or around their 22 acres property this is the one for you recharge your batteries away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage which was clean and tidy with lots of little extras that made it special."

    Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by JacquiSep 2021

  • "The Cottage is done to a high standard and was very clean."

    The hosts Chris and Di were very friendly and our children enjoyed spending time playing with the dogs and exploring the grounds. The cottage made a perfect base for exploring both the North and South coasts and sits in a nice peaceful location with no passing traffic with a short drive into town. Thank you for a lovely stay and we would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MattAug 2021

  • "Chris and Di hosted a great property in a great location for our stay."

    The property space,facilities and friendly hosts including their dogs made sure we had all we needed. Used as a base to explore Devon and North Cornwall with the added advantage of a secluded home base.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2021

  • "Di & Chris are so welcoming & their accommodation is absolutely immaculate, the welcome pack is such a kind thought & the area just a superb holiday spot."

    We were so sad to leave. Thank you again to Di & Chris for making our holiday memories so wonderful.

    Reviewed by JimJul 2021

  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed are stay at Zeal cottage."

    Chris and Di were fantastic hosts. The location, rural setting, walks and.country pubs was just what the Dr ordered, left thoroughly refreshed.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "Lovely old mill converted to a very high and modern standard, clean and spacious."

    Located in the heart of the Devon countryside within travelling distance to Dartmoor, Exmoor, the North and South coastal resorts, and many other historic and heritage sites. Ideal location for sightseers, walkers, cyclists, and lovers of country pubs, who enjoy a quiet and peaceful rural setting. Our many thanks to Di & Chris, the owners and our hosts, for their welcoming hospitality.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything you need for a self catering holiday."

    Extra touches such as fresh flowers and welcome pack were very welcome. A beautiful peaceful location, ideal for both north and south Devon coast. Finally the hosts Chris and Di were really friendly and welcoming and were on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "Di and Chris are really welcoming and the welcome pack was a lovely gesture."

    The cottage is very tastefully decorated and was spotless. If you are looking for peace and quiet this cottage is ideal. It is remote but ideally located to explore the surroundings and both coasts in Devon. We highly recommend this rental.

    Reviewed by LaetitiaApr 2021

  • "A LITTLE GEM IN DEVON !"

    Zeal cottage: spotless clean, well decorated and little touches( fresh flowers and welcome pack), all set in a delightful area of Devon. Beautiful walks around and a perfect location to explore Devon. Di and Chris are so welcoming and friendly. They went the extra mile to make sure everything was fine during our stay. Highly recommended. Truly a home away from home. VDL

    Reviewed by VOct 2020

  • "Immaculate and uncluttered house with everything needed."

    Quiet and peaceful in an attractive setting. Charming, welcoming hosts. What could be better ?

    Reviewed by DougOct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our short break in Zeal Cottage."

    Di and Chris were extremely welcoming and helpful during our stay. The cottage is in beautiful , peaceful countryside. The cottage is very modern and comfortable and well equipped. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2020

  • "Chris and DI made us so welcome, offered and provided all the necessary support and information to make us feel immediately as if we were at home!"

    The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean and presented, everything you could ask for was available to make our stay superb. We would not hesitate to give our highest recommendation to the Cottage, but more importantly, to the attention and warmth provided by Chris and Di to us. We enjoyed a fabulous break and battery recharge in a period, being experienced by us all, in what can only be described as challenging conditions. Thank you Chris and Di!! Mike & Melanie - Sept 2020

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage absolutely immaculate!"

    ! Lovely welcome pack and lots of extras left for us. Friendly owners and walks from cottage door. Large clean laundry room. The bedrooms were great with comfy beds.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Had a great time at zeal cottage fantastic place to stay spotlessly clean and so ..."

    Had a great time at zeal cottage fantastic place to stay spotlessly clean and so relaxing chris and di were very helpfull with info on where to go and eat etc would totally recomend

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "The apartment was lovely and fully equipped with all the essentials you needed, a lovely setting in the valley next to the river and there was a public footpath as well so you could go for a walk."

    Di and Chris were lovely hosts and friendly dogs to greet us.A few good eating out places nearby as well.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, immaculate, warm & quiet."

    Hosts couldn't do enough for us, charming people and great dogs. Loved it all.

    Reviewed by DougOct 2019

  • "What can we say di and Chris met us on arrival Di helped to unload the car allowed me to store the roof box."

    In a secure place showed us around the cottage as we arrived about 6 30 pm. They suggested a pub for evening meal. Chris and Di were all ways available for advice on places to visit best pubs to eat. And anything we needed to make our holiday a success.. The welcome pack and fresh flowers that was in the cottage on arrival was very welcoming. Fantastic cottage lovely location easy access to all areas wouldn't hesitate to book the cottage again if we're back in Devon

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "If there is such a thing as 5 star self catering this has to be it."

    Excellent facilities, beautiful setting, peace and quiet away from it all. Our hosts were most accommodating and always there if help was needed. Will we return,most definitely.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, best equipped with everything in top quality with super-nice hosts."

    Average 45 mins to go to either north or south sea shores so very central yet quite & tranquil.

    Reviewed by SylviaAug 2019

  • "I've been struggling to think if there is anything else i can add that hasnt already been mentioned!"

    Chris and Di are wonderful, friendly, welcoming hosts with a fantastic knowledge of the area. We had an amazing few days bodyboarding at Saunton Sands on Di's recommendation. The cottage was spotlessly clean, equiped with everything we needed, in a beautiful, peaceful location and we had a welcome pack and fresh flowers waiting for us on our arrival. We found the location perfect to explore many other beaches and we visited the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth. After a busy day out and about it was wonderful to return to the calm surroundinds and listen to sound of the river and the wind in the trees. Our holiday at Zeal cottage was just so perfect that we didn't want to leave! It is by far the best holiday we have ever had. We all loved meeting Cassie and Purdy who were just as friendly and welcoming as Chris and Di. Thank you for such a lovely holiday, i know that we will find it extremely hard to find anything as special.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage down some very small country lanes."

    Fantastic base to visit most of Devon an hours drive will get you to beaches either on the west or south coast. We all had an amazing week.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019

  • "Zeal cottage is lovely, comfortable and spotlessly clean in beautiful peaceful surroundings."

    The welcoming goody pack and fresh flowers were very thoughtful and much appreciated. We had a lovely week in Devon and staying in Zeal cottage added to our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by JeanetteAug 2019

  • "This cottage has everything that you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday."

    Chris and Di are wonderful hosts. The four of us, two elderly couples, have been holidaying together for many years, and have unanimously agreed that this cottage is the best that we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by FrankJun 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as listed."

    The owners were so considerate and the Welcome Pack list they sent us before the holiday so that we had exactly what we liked was wonderful and the first one we have experienced. Such a calm and peaceful place. We would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by GailJun 2019

  • "Just spent a week at Zeal Cottage."

    Very well equipped, well furnished and decorated cottage. The owners are very helpful, with great directions and arranging a welcome pack in advance of arrival. There is now a wooden fence, which creates a more private seating area outside the cottage but still allowing space for a car to be parked the other side of the fence. The most noise you will hear is the birds singing and the gentle babble of the nearby river. Zeal Cottage is a little oasis of calm and quiet - a perfect bolt hole.

    Reviewed by JosephineApr 2019

  • "We had such a wonderful time at Zeal Cottage last year we returned again this year."

    And... we were not disappointed. Di and Chris are such lovely people, they make us feel so welcome. The cottage is decorated beautifully, home from home. There is plenty of information regarding local shops, services and things to do. There was a grass feature added to the courtyard this year which was great. The children loved playing on this. We cannot wait to go back. Thank you so much! The Browns xxxx

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2019

  • "Zeal Cottage, in a nutshell, a spotlessly clean, well equipped, spacious, comfortable cottage set in peaceful beautiful surroundings."

    The owners have given much thought in providing everything we could need to make our stay very enjoyable, including a very generous tailor made Welcome Pack and fresh flowers. Although for us, it was more than that, what made it special was owners Di and Chris's very warm welcome and friendliness, icing on a cake that was already delicious !

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2018

  • "There is now a Fence around the outside of the concrete area so the outside is more private."

    You can sit outside as there is now a table and 6 chairs. The outside is going to have decking put down. There is still room to park the car outside the cottage. This is a lovely cottage with lovely hosts who supplied a welcome pack. We would go back again.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "Thank you so much for the great accommodation."

    We had a great time and felt very comfortable. Also our son had a lot of fun and even learned to walk there. The hosts are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MatthiasSep 2018

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful stay here."

    I would highly recommend this cottage, I don’t have enough nice things to say about it. It’s finished to an exceptional standard. Incredibly clean and so well equipped. We couldn’t have asked for more, very friendly owners and probably the best cottage we’ve ever stayed it. We’re already looking at booking for next year and recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by RachaelSep 2018

  • "Excellent property and one of the best we have ever used over many years of self catering accommodation."

    The hosts were above expectations, after using three other properties in other areas before this one and cannot recommend this property highly enough. Very good value for money. Best of all there were no stairs.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2018

  • "Lovely location Great hosts on hand if needed Beautiful cottage done to a high spec Would love to return soon"

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "Zeal cottage is a very beautiful place to stay."

    Di and Chris were wonderful people who went out of their way to welcome us. We were treated with the highest level of hospitality. The grounds are peaceful, well maintained and so very pretty. The local area well equipped with all we needed. Highly recommended so much so we’ve already booked up for next year and told friends too. Thank you so much for this wonderful holiday. Paula, Wayne, Ronnie and Betsy Brown x

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and very welcoming hosts!"

    Excellent facilities, a lovely place to stay. Would come back and stay again

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2018

  • "A warm friendly welcome from Chris, Di and their lovely dogs was the start to a great stay at Zeal Cottage."

    The accommodation has been finished to a very high modern standard with all rooms having plenty of space and storage and felt very homely. It's situated in a lovely setting of an old vin yard with Chris and Di's beatifull thatched cottage at the top of the drive and lovely gardens and surrounding countryside. There is a well equipped large laundry room adjacent which is accessed by some steps. In brief, a modern accommodation in beatifull surroundings run by a lovely couple, we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by CarlJul 2018

  • "Cottage was first class,and made very welcome."

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a peaceful location."

    Helpful owners who provided a thoughtful welcome pack. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MargueriteJun 2018

  • "The accommodation at Zeal Cottage was excellent."

    Our thanks to Mr & Mrs Cridland for the wonderful welcome pack and for rescuing us when we got lost!

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2018

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area
  • External shared utility.
  • Eco underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, sound system, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Shared front decking with furniture, enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property is in close proximity to a river, care must be taken, and children supervised at all times outside.

The property

Zeal Cottage is the upper floor of a converted Mill, which has a long association with the production of fruit juices, perry, cider and wine.

One of two stylish apartments situated in the same building, finished to an immaculate standard.

It comes with a spacious open plan living area, which retains it's original wooden beams throughout.It has a comfortable sofa and chairs sat in front of a Smart TV.There is also WIFI, dining for 4 and a luxury, well-equipped kitchen.

The cottage comes with attractive bedrooms that boast tasteful bed linen and plenty of clothing storage, Zeal cottage is topped off with high spec shower rooms.

To the outside of the property is a lovely shared patio area, perfect for enjoying an evening drink in the sun. Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 969345, together they sleep 8.

Old Mill Cottages

Zeal Monachorum 1.4 miles. A couple of modern, stylish apartments situated in the same building, adjacent to the beautiful Oxen Park near the village of Zeal Monachorum in Devon. The Old Mill Cottages have been converted and finished to an immaculate standard. They both come with spacious open plan living areas with exquisite fixtures and fittings. They have comfortable sofas sat in front of Smart TVs along with a sound system, there is also WIFI, dining for 4 and luxury, well-equipped kitchens for you to use. Both of the apartments come with attractive bedrooms that boast tasteful bed linen and plenty of clothing storage. The Old Mill Cottages are topped off with sumptuous shower rooms, completing the interior. The brilliance of these properties continues to the outside, you have the choice of a fantastic shared decking area, or an enclosed patio with more seating which are separated by delightful plants and flowers. Next door to the property is the stunning Oxen Park, extensive meadows perfect for a tranquil walk in the sunny weather. Zeal Monachorum is the nearest village, a delightful place offering a pub and great access to the other beautiful parts of Devon. The city of Exeter is within easy driving distance, it provides beautiful buildings as well as elite shopping and eating facilities for you to enjoy. The “Tarka” train line is only 1.5 miles away, providing easy access to Barnstaple, Exeter and Exmouth and all stations between. Dartmouth is a short drive away and access to the north and south coasts of Devon are less than an hours drive. There are many local pubs offering good food. This is a pair of excellent apartments in a great countryside location.

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About the location

CREDITON

Exeter 8.5 miles.

A busy market town 8.5 miles north west of the cathedral city of Exeter, and situated in an area of Devon known as “Red Devon” so called because of the distinctive red soil which is of prime agricultural quality, and excellent for growing swedes. This is a rural area of Devon which is tranquil, unspoilt and where ruby cattle are seen grazing amongst the rolling green meadows. There are many scattered villages with welcoming inns, well stocked farm shops and friendly locals. Crediton has a wide range of shops selling gifts and groceries, a fabulous farmers’ market, modern leisure centre and plenty of family friendly pubs. Crediton is less than 10 miles from Dartmoor National Park which provides excellent walking and horse riding opportunities and a half hour drive from the beautiful city of Exeter where there are theatres, stunning cathedral, shopping malls, and historic quay with waterfront cafes, antique shops and bars.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas