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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Hemyock, Devon, England
Shillings Cottage is a small but compact, romantic hideaway for two, with room for a cot for a baby, nestling in the beautiful Blackdown Hills. These unspoilt hills are rich in wildlife, with deer, heron, duck, woodpeckers, badgers, foxes, kingfishers, pheasants, buzzards and sparrow hawks. Hidden away, in an area of low pollution and far from traffic noise, the stone cottage sits in a peaceful setting within six acres of gardens and orchard. It is the only cottage to-let on the property.
The cottage has several features such as beamed ceilings, hand painted tiles and oils and water colours by local artists. Upstairs, French windows open onto a wide balcony under a walnut tree, with steps down to the heated swimming pool, which is heated from 11th of May until 6th September. You are welcome to enjoy a swim whenever you wish and the pool i...
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Listing #FKN3189945
About the Owner
Diana E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviews (14)

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little cottage very clean, very tidy. Lovely surroundings, the gardens are beautiful to walk through. Lovely little place to stay, will definitely be returning.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Scott H
Diana E, VR Owner at SHILLINGS COTTAGE, Hemyock, Devon., responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you Scott for your review and glowing comments. I’m very happy that you enjoyed your stay. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and I do hope the exam results were all you wished for. Yours, Diana

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed last week with our dog Charlie and we were all made very welcome by Diana. There was a lovely cream tea waiting for us on arrival. The cottage has everything you need and there was a huge field for Charlie...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Terry M
Diana E, VR Owner at SHILLINGS COTTAGE, Hemyock, Devon., responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your review and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and I wish you all the very best in the future. Diana and Jim

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Shillings Cottage (Pounds) from 22-29 June. The week was absolutely perfect weather... sunshine every single day! It was even more perfect because of the settings of the cottage itself, in the beautiful Blackdown Hills. Diana and Jim’s garden and land are beautifully...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Sophie M
Diana E, VR Owner at SHILLINGS COTTAGE, Hemyock, Devon., responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you Sophie, for your glowing review. It was a pleasure to have you at the cottage. It has been hard work at times to create a lovely garden, but guests who appreciate it, as you have, make it so worthwhile! Yours, Diana

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
There will be a £50 security deposit to be paid on your arrival. This will be returned to you as long as the cottage is left in a good condition, and there are no major or...
    1 Shower
    1 King
    1 Crib
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About the neighbourhood
Shillings Cottage is a romantic hideaway. It lies within 7 acres of carefully tended gardens and an orchard, with an adjoining field, in the centre of the unspoilt and traditionally farmed Blackdown Hills. It is the one and only cottage within the owners grounds and there is exclusive use of the outdoor pool during weekday afternoons. The local village is friendly and welcomes visitors to the area. The nearest coastline is 16 miles. This is the Jurrasic Coast, which is a fossel hunters paradise. To the north is Exmoor and beyond that the sandy beaches of Woolacome and Westward Ho! Dartmoor is within sight on a clear day and there are many lovely gardens and historic houses to visit nearby, as well as small market towns and pretty villages.
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How to get there
Railway: Tiverton Parkway: 10.0 km
From Hemyock.
Follow the road right through the village, until you reach a cream and green rectangular Victorian water pump, near the pub and church.
Turn up beside the pump. Carry on up the hill, out of the village, for 4 tenths of a mile, until the road narrows and you reach a nasty bend. Our driveway is on the right, and is lined with fir trees. Look for the wooden sign for our house, Pounds.  
Shillings cottage lies beyond our house.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 28.0 km.
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