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Podburys Cottage



Pet Friendly Holiday

About this property




Relax at this peaceful eco-friendlydetached cottage, 17thcentury grade II listed, and its half acre garden in the historic hamlet of Harpford on the River Otter - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet only 5 minutes by car/bus to Sidmouth.Wonderful walks from the doorstep, including theEast DevonWay. Many thoughtful measures have gained Podbury's the top Green Tourism award - Gold. There are many places to visit nearbyencompassing wildlife, culture, family fun, heritage - something for everyone!

"A beautiful magical place."

, Podbury's welcomes you at all seasons and is equally suitable for 2 persons or 6. It is comfortably furnished with charm and character yet has all modern conveniences. The spacious cosy rooms face south and overlook the secluded garden.

ACCOMMODATION:Entrance door to spacious living room with feature brick fireplace (not for use) and exposed beams. Lovely dining room. Large farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with dresser. Shower room with WC. Utility room ("the Green Room") with WC. Easy stairs to three good-sized bedrooms, one double and two twin.Modern Victorian-style bathroom with hand-held shower and WC. The Green Room has display boards and files, books, magazines, tourist information, eco-gadgets. Electricity/full gas central heating included all year round. Ample parking and mature half-acre garden with furniture. The fully enclosed garden is a delight: watch the birds, have an al fresco breakfast on the lawn, explore the wooded area. Visiting badgers drink at the pond (safety fenced), and nestboxes encourage tawny owl, dormouse and hedgehogs.

Essential Information

Changeover day: Friday

Parking: Private parking for two cars

Pets: 1 pet charged at £25 per week

TV with Freesat. DVD with Blue Ray. Wi Fi

Gas oven.Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. 

Beds made up with duvets and luxurious organic cotton linen. Towels available to hire at £8.00 per set. Quality travel cot, highchair, step up stool. Baby listening monitor.

Hair dryer

Secure undercover cycle storage, maps, guides, place for drying clothes. We ask guests not to smoke inside this thatched cottage.  

Short Breaks available November to February excluding Xmas and New Year

£100 security deposit required

Travel to Harpford/Sidmouth: National Rail services to Exeter or Honiton. 08457 484950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk. National coach services to Exeter and local bus services from Exeter/Honiton 08712002233 orwww.traveline.info. Local taxi transfers - The Green Taxi Co 01395 568111 or www.thegreentaxicompany.com. By road: google AA route planner.If no one staying at Podbury's brings a car, please claim your £30 "green travel" discount. (£15 for short breaks).

Visitor Comments

20th October 2018 -' Thank you for another week in this fabulous cottage and super garden.'

6th October 2017 -' Lovely cottage and garden, good walks along the river Otter, pleanty of wildlife, Good Holiday.'

1st September 2017 -' Very picture box cottage with a lovely garden, Ideal for a family with a dog.'

25th August 2017 -' We loved this house! spacious and comfortable and well equipped, enclosed, so it is safe for dogs.'

August 11th 2017 -'This cottage is a remarkable place. A most comfortable, secluded and beautiful building with artefacts everywhere to remind of its history, we had a wonderful week.'

June 9th 2017 -' Spent a lovely week in this beautiful cottage, we were able to spend time in the peaceful garden with all the bird song. A really charming cottage, we felt really at home.'

May 19th 2017 - ' Love this cottage, second visit, hopefully more to come. We had a wonderful break with gorgeous weather. Thank you.'

April 14th 2017 - 'Enjoyed our second stay at Podburys, A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Not enough time to do everything we wanted but we had some lovely walks with the dogs.'

1st September 2016- ' I just want to say how much we enjoyed our recent week at Podburys Cottage. It's a fabulous house. Spacious, well equipped and a lovely garden. Great walk down to the River Otter to the sea. We really enjoyed it.'

At a glance

Price per week, from:

£420 to £990

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  • Propert Ref: 066
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bed format: 1 double, 4 single
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Village
  • Rural Loc.
  • Detached
  • Character
  • Cot
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Toilets
  • Shower Room
  • Pets Allowed


Visit England 4 Star Self Catering

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Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
20 Jul to 30 Aug £990 £693
31 Aug to 06 Sep £660 £462
07 Sep to 20 Sep £525 £368
21 Sep to 18 Oct £495 £347
19 Oct to 25 Oct £495 £347
26 Oct to 20 Dec £420 £294
Christmas £830 £581
New Year £830 £581
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*Short Break prices shown are for 3 nights only, please call for 4 or 5 night prices if required. Short Breaks are available from the end of October half term to the start of the Easter school holidays, or at the owners' discretion for a last minute booking at other times of the year. Unfortunately it would be most unusual for us to be in a position to consider a short break at peak holiday times, such as the October and February half terms or over the Christmas, New Year and Easter breaks.