My wife and I stayed at Honeysuckle Cottage (one of several on the complex) for our wedding anniversary in May. When we arrived after a long journey we was greeted by the very friendly owners with fresh flowers in the cottage, cake and a bottle of milk (thankfully we brought our own-but still a nice touch). We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the countryside and loved watching the birds (including nuthatches, house martens, woodpeckers and goldfinches) from our sitting area. The property was very clean, well equipped and was perfect for a couple. Outside there was a small hot tub, again perfect for two people with views of the hills (although it wasnt very private as the car park was next door), but we didnt mind that much. Getting there was relatively easy except for the last mile or so uphill on a very narrow road but was well worth it. Also worth mentioning on the complex is another larger hot tub which could fit several people which is situated in and around the barn recreation area which also has a pool table, dart board and air hockey, books, dvds etc. There is also food available from a local catering company called Too Tasty Tarts! which was sampled twice and found very nice.
Whilst there we visited Sidmouth (a lovely quaint old town) and many more resorts and attractions. But we most enjoyed the Donkey Sanctuary which was free admission but we left a donation of course. A special mention also to the Norman Lockyer Observatory as well in Sidmouth which was fascinating and welll worth a visit if it is open during your stay. The nearest village with anything in it is Upottery with the Sidmouth Arms which served nice food.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and didnt want to go home. A little tip for couples wanting total privacy would be to book out of the school holidays as the other properties do tend get a few kids in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have four self catering cottages at Odle Farm accommodating between 2 and 5 guests, all have use of hot tubs, the couples cottages having their own private hot tubs. The bed and breakfast accommodation consists of a double room, a twin room and a family suite, all with ensuite bathroom facilities. Situated overlooking the beautiful Otter Valley with outstanding views we aim to offer you a relaxing stay, home away from home. The games room with pool table, air hockey, table tennis and darts together with plenty of board games and books provide added entertainment to help create happy, lasting memories of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Odle Farm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Odle Farm Holiday Cottages & B & B Honiton, Devon