We stayed for a weekend in Fursdon Cottage on the Fursdon estate. It is so beautiful: the cottage itself has been recently refurbished and every room is a joy to be in, especially the large living room with woodburning stove and light streaming in from windows on all sides. The cottage is high up and you can see for miles around and it feels like you are in the sky. We loved watching the clouds and the changing landscape at different times of day. It is very restful and inspiring.
The cottage is perfectly equipped. The kitchen is excellent and we loved all the bedrooms which are light and warm, with comfortable beds and beautiful linen.
We stayed with our 2 children who are 2 and 5 and they loved all the space inside and out. The cottage garden is perfect for exploring and very pretty. They also loved walking through the grounds to look at the swathes of snow drops, horses and chickens and swinging on the swing that flies above the fields!
There are lots of wonderful walks in surrounding landscape and it was so lovely to know we were returning to such a haven after!
This is the perfect place to stay to feel really blessed and relaxed. Catriona and her family have generously created a really special place to have a holiday and we would love to stay again...LOTS!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two stylish apartments in an historic manor house (rated 4 star with Gold Award by Visit England) and a former gardener's cottage rated 5 star.Fursdon, in the heart of Devon, has been the historic home of the Fursdon family for more than 750 years. We invite you to stay in our very special self-catering accommodation set in a 750 acre traditional country estate in some of the most glorious countryside in 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. Comfy sofas and window seats with fabulous views complete the picture of relaxation. You are welcome to wander in the beautiful gardens and walk across the estate to admire its ancient woodland and scenic views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fursdon House Exeter, Devon