We have stayed at Fursdon several times over the years. The beauty of the place is compelling. Last November we took the newly refurbished Fursdon Cottage, and were very pleased we did. Fortunately, the weather was chilly. So we had an excuse to light the woodburning stove in the sitting room. Wholly unnecessary because the house was cosily warmed by the central heating, but nice to sit watching the flames. Next door in a snug is the TV for watching instead. And there is wireless broadband throughout.
We prefer to cook for ourselves, though there are pub restaurants nearby in Thorverton and Bickleigh. The kitchen area was fine, and fully equipped. Food from Morrison’s and Tesco a short drive away in Tiverton.
There is a farm lane abutting the house which did not in any way intrude on the absolute tranquillity unless one objects to the very occasional horse, and the post van, and maybe a tractor. Unreservedly recommended for tranquillity and beauty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two stylish apartments in an historic manor house and a former gardener's cottage. Fursdon, in Mid Devon, has been the home of the Fursdon family for more than 750 years. We invite you to stay in our very special self-catering accommodation on a traditional country estate in the glorious countryside of Devon. The Park Wing sleeps six and has elegant and spacious rooms overlooking the parkland and beyond as far as Dartmoor. The cosy Garden Wing is perfect for 2 or 3 with one very large bedroom and a small one. It opens out into the lovely walled garden from the panelled sitting room. A short walk from the manor house, Fursdon Cottage is a detached stone cottage with its own garden and views of the Exe valley. It has recently been completely renovated to a 5-star standard and provides stylish and characterful accommodation. It sleeps up to six and you can bring the dog too. Logs from the estate are provided for open fires and the shelves are stacked with good books. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fursdon House Exeter, Devon