At a glance
- Romantic rural Devon retreat
- Stunning views from the window
- Jurassic Coast is a short drive away
Harcombe Cottage is an attractive detached, stone cottage, located at the edge of the village of Membury in East Devon’s Black Down Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in the 8-acre estate of the owners’ Grade II-listed, Georgian country house, the cottage offers a tranquil and remote stay, yet is within a short drive of the Jurassic Coast and its bustling seaside resorts. Harcombe Cottage makes a wonderful romantic escape for two if you both crave peace and quiet.
Harcombe Cottage is single-storey and offers comfortable accommodation with a traditional cottage feel. Areas of the original stone walls have been left on show to allow the original character to speak for itself, while the light-coloured walls and rich red and orange furnishings offer a clean, but rustic flair. You’ll also notice pictures of aircraft around the home, which honour the estate’s heritage. In 1919 the White family bought the estate and went on to be pioneers in the manufacture of early aeroplanes.
An open-plan living area features a kitchen/sitting/dining room with two plump armchairs, a dining table for two and a TV, offering a compact and cosy space to relax, snuggle up and generally shut yourself away from the world and make yourself at home. The bedroom is a generous size and has a double bed and an en suite shower room, plus ample storage to house your belongings. From almost every room there are lovely views, mainly of the cottage’s private garden.
Equipped with a table and chairs, and an outdoor clock, as well as its own lawned area, the garden is a secluded spot to soak up the sun, enjoy breakfast in your pyjamas, or sip drinks beneath a summer sky.
Harcombe Cottage is one of five cottages set on the owners’ 8-acre estate and on arrival, the owners who live in the Georgian country house on the estate, will be available to meet you.
Guests are welcome to enjoy walks in the estate’s grounds that include a garden with mature trees and a large pond, as well as a wooded area and fields. It’s a totally peaceful place and as such guests are asked to respect the air of tranquillity.
The estate in which Harcombe Cottage is located is a haven for wildlife including deer and a range of birds. The owners are keen to help nature flourish by, for example, maintaining the natural pond and ensuring there are bee-friendly plants.
Keep in mind
Check-in: After 16:00
Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.
Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.
Security deposit: A security deposit of £150 will be charged prior to check in and returned following your stay.
- Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
- Pets are allowed by prior arrangement with the owner and additional deposit will be required
- No parties or events