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

Millthorn Cottage

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2 Bedrooms
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2 Bathrooms
Millthorn Cottage is semi-detached stone cottage set in an area of outstanding natural beauty within East Devon's Black Down Hills, perfect for walking.

Millthorn Cottage is a semi-detached, stone cottage located at the edge of the pretty 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 remote stay in gorgeous countryside. Yet, the Jurassic Coast, popular seaside resorts and a network of walking trails are all within reach.

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

  • Perfect for couples and families with children over 7 years old
  • Set in a tranquil, private estate
  • Within a short drive of the Jurassic Coast

Millthorn Cottage is a single-storey holiday property that has a modern country-style decor and a spacious, airy feel so that you will feel comfortable whether you are staying with family or some of your closest friends. The open-plan living area comprises of a sitting area with a sofa and two high-backed armchairs, a fireplace and a TV for gathering together and hunkering down to watch a film. There’s a dining table for four too, whilst the kitchen area features timeless cream, Shaker cabinets and is equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare a delicious meal and to keep those drinks chilled.

You’ll also notice pictures of aircraft worked into the interior design, which honour the White family who bought the estate in 1919 and were instrumental in the manufacture of early, pioneering aircraft.

There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds (which can be converted into a double on request) and both have an en suite shower room which makes getting ready to go out a whole lot quicker. It’s so peaceful around the cottage that you should be in for a great night’s sleep.

Outside the cottage is a patio area where you can enjoy countryside views with your morning coffee, or perhaps a delicious lunch whipped up from fresh and tasty local produce.

Millthorn 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 Millthorn 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.

  • Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement 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

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.

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 family fun 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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We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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