The exterior of Half Moon Cottage, Devon
Location Icon Membury, Blackdown Hills
From £108 per night

Half Moon Cottage

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1 Bedrooms
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Half Moon Cottage is a single storey detached cottage with areas of the original stone still exposed; a perfect setting for a romantic escape for two.

Half Moon is a charming 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 countryside stay, yet is only several miles away from the Jurassic Coast and its bustling towns. Half Moon Cottage makes a wonderful escape for two if you’re seeking rest and relaxation.

Why we love this

  • Rural Devon retreat
  • Views over Devon from your window
  • Jurassic Coast is a short drive away

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Countryside views Countryside views
Enclosed garden Enclosed garden
Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
Parking Parking
Ground floor shower room Ground floor shower room
Children welcome Children welcome
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Flame effect burner Flame effect burner
Outdoor dining Outdoor dining
Romantic cottages Romantic cottages
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Half Moon Cottage is single-storey and offers comfortable accommodation with a traditional feel. Throughout the cottage, areas of the original stone walls remain exposed to let the period character shine through, while the light colour palette gives it a bright feel. You’ll also discover pictures and ornaments relating to aircraft around the home, which is a nod to 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 armchairs, a dining table for two, TV and a fireplace offering a cosy place to kick off your shoes, enjoy a meal together and feel at home. The bedroom has a double bed and an en suite shower room, plus enough storage for clothes and bags. From the bedroom there are lovely views of the countryside to admire and the location is so quiet, that you’re pretty much guaranteed a fantastic night’s sleep.

Outside there is a private patio where you can continue to drool over the views out across Devon, whilst enjoying a romantic meal or evening drinks on warm, summer evenings.

Half Moon 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 Half Moon 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.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

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. A cleaning fee of £150 will be applied to all bookings.

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.

House rules

  • Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement at £30 per dog
  • No parties or events
  • The property is not suitable for children

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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 that are perfect for dinner for two if you don’t feel like cooking. If you’re feeling romantic, a day out to Forde Abbey, a former monastery in Dorset, offers a beautiful setting with stunning gardens for hand-in-hand strolls.

Countryside hiking routes, cycling trails and bridleways abound in this area of East Devon, so there are plenty of ways to enjoy the fresh air. For days filled with sea views and lazing on the beach, head to one of the charming seaside towns such as Seaton, Lyme Regis or Sidmouth on the Jurassic Coast. Enjoying World Heritage Status, the Jurassic Coast is also an excellent place for fossil-hunting and taking long walks on the South West Coast Path, where dogs are very welcome too.
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