2 bedrooms (one ensuite). In the heart of the Blackdown Hills, AONB.
Mrs Suzanne Gray
About Mrs Suzanne Gray
My husband and I arrived here in 2004 having turned our backs on many years of living in London, not to farm, as this is no longer a working farm, but to run holiday cottages. Our home, shared with two golden retrievers and numerous friends and family who visit whenever possible, is the old farm house next to the cottages. Whilst respecting visitors privacy at all times we are on hand if we are needed and love to hear where visitors have explored and to share our favourite places with them.
Mrs Suzanne Gray purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Mrs Suzanne Gray chose Upottery
The tranquillity of the beautiful countryside, the drifts of snowdrops under the hedges and the Devon banks topped with bluebells, the sunsets, the huge variety of birds, regular sightings of deer, foxes and badgers never fail to delight us, and I still get a thrill when I turn off the A303 and head down the quiet lane that leads to Twistgates -at one particular point the valley opens up before you and whatever the season, or the weather, it always takes my breath away.
What makes this Cottage unique
Surrounded by the beautiful and peaceful Blackdown Hills, the hustle and bustle of life feels a world away and yet we are only 5 minutes from the A303/A30 - one of the main routes into the West Country. The Jurassic Coast can be reached in under half an hour and Honiton, renown for its antiques emporiums, individual shops and delightful cafes and restaurants, is less than a 15 minute drive. We welcome our guests with a Devon Cream Tea consisting of freshly baked scones, lashings of clotted cream and jam made from our own fruit, and locally produced foods, cider and beer can be bought from the many farm shops, markets, restaurants and pubs in the area.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Up to 2 dogs by arrangement. £4 per night per dog
Please bring stair gate & linen for cot.
Dogs may not be left alone unsupervised at any time under any circumstances.
No smoking in the cottage.
Please depart by 10am so that our cleaning staff can begin their work promptly.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Super comfortable, characterful and well-equipped cottage in a picturesque valley dotted with farms and full of winding country lanes. We found it great for having a relaxing break as well as for exploring the local area and down to the coast, and discovering some lovely pubs and places to eat!
Thank you Liz for taking the time to write these great comments. It was a pleasure having you staying at Twistgates and I hope you'll be able to make another visit sometime to continue discovering this lovely area of Devon.
Best wishes, Suzanne
Wow! Amazing cottage!
Cosy, warm and very clean...log burner...two bathrooms...all we needed for a relaxing time away! Fresh flowers, cream tea, all waiting for us. Lovely helpful owners...didn't want to leave! Oh yes..amazing scenery wherever you looked!
Thank you for such a great review, I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the beautiful surrounding scenery. One of the reasons we love living here is watching the seasons change so I hope we can tempt you back for another view of it!
Very best wishes to you both, Suzanne
We're located in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you can walk from the front door in the surrounding quiet and peaceful countryside. The Jurassic Coast is within easy driving distance and offers a range of beaches and approximately 30 minutes from us are Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth.
Burrow Farm's Garden (East Devon's 'Secret Garden') is close by as is Forde Abbey, an historic house with beautiful gardens, and there are many National Trust properties within an easy driving distance.