The exterior of Blackdown Cottage, Devon
Location Icon Membury, Blackdown Hills
From £130 - £207 per night

Blackdown Cottage

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2 Bedrooms
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2 Bathrooms
Blackdown Cottage is a beautiful two storey semi-detached cottage with courtyard garden, where you can sit back and relax with a drink in hand whilst admiring the stunning countryside.

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Countryside views Countryside views
Enclosed garden Enclosed garden
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Children welcome Children welcome
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
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Why we love this

  • Perfect for couples or families with children over 7 years old
  • Set in a tranquil, private estate
  • Within half an hour’s drive of the Jurassic Coast

Blackdown Cottage is a semi-detached, stone cottage that’s full of character with exposed stone walls and oak beams in the living area, and a charming courtyard garden. Located at the edge of the pretty village of Membury in East Devon’s Black Down Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and set in the 8-acre estate of the owners’ Georgian country house, the cottage offers a remote, countryside stay. Yet, the Jurassic Coast, popular seaside resorts and a network of walking trails are all within reach.

Blackdown Cottage is a double-storey holiday property, with a slightly quirky layout, that has been kitted out in a homely country style to offer families or friends a comfortable place to stay in the Black Down Hills. Dark wooden furniture is complemented by light wood floors and white walls, whilst decorative rugs and bedspreads are in keeping with the cosy cottage theme.

On the ground floor is the sitting room with two sofas and plenty of space to spread out and watch TV or read a book by the cosy fireplace. You’ll also notice a picture of a Britannia aircraft has been proudly hung on the wall. It’s a nod to the White family who bought the estate in 1919 and were instrumental in the manufacture of early, pioneering aircraft.

Upstairs, on the first floor, is the kitchen and dining area which has a table to seat four. There’s everything you will need to make a tasty meal, as well as a dishwasher to make light work of clearing up.

Also upstairs are the two bedrooms; one of which has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower over. The other bedroom has two single beds (which can be converted into a double on request) and has an en suite shower room. It’s so peaceful here that many guests claim to have had one of their best night’s sleep ever.

The cottage’s courtyard garden is accessed via the French doors off the dining area. Here you will find a table and chairs where you can enjoy an alfresco breakfast or perhaps a mug of hot chocolate as you spend an evening stargazing. Beyond this is a lawned area where children or dogs can enjoy a little walk.

Blackdown 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 Blackdown 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.

Check-in: 16:00
Check-out: 10:00

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.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive the requirement.

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.

House rules

  • Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
  • Up to 2 dogs are permitted at an additional fee of £30 per dog
  • No parties or events
  • Children 7 years old and over are welcome

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The neighbourhood

Little more than the occasional tractor passes along the road outside the estate on which Blackdown Cottage is located, so it is an ideal spot to relax and is a safe place for children to enjoy with their family. The nearest village is sleepy Membury which has a pretty church, so even in Devon’s high season the vicinity of the cottage is blissfully quiet.

There are some good country pubs within a relatively short distance, while the market town of Axminster is about 6 miles away. Here, you will find a good choice of shops and supermarkets where you can stock up on supplies, as well as a range of restaurants. If your cottage stay is with the children, or even if it’s not, Little Orchard Alpacas near Axminster offers a variety of alpaca walks and experiences that are sure to delight little and big kids alike.
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We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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