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“Little oasis”
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Private and secluded rear courtyard of By the Way Cottage
By the Way Cottage - front  -  south facing
Sunny south facing front private courtyard
Bedroom one - double bed - with ensuite double shower room
Bedroom two - twin beds - with ensuite bath/shower
Fully equiped kitchen - modern appliances
Fully equiped kitchen - modern appliances
Lounge - with TV and wifi
Wood burning stove in lounge
Bathroom - bedroom 2
Surrounding grounds - open to guests
Shower room - bedroom 1
Local supermarket; with honesty box! Just walk down the lane
East Budleigh - nearby village - Sir Walter Raleigh birthplace
Otterton - and Kings Arm pub
Otterton - nearby village
Sidmouth -Regency town
Sidmouth
Looking down on Sidmouth
Budleigh Salterton beach - Autumn
Budleigh Salterton beach - pictured October
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Sidmouth, Devon, England

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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4958Mario...
Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Little oasis”
Reviewed August 27, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
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By the way cottage is off the beaten track and in a very quiet location. You access it via windy lanes and up a private driveway.
We arrived to be greeted by Vera the owner who had already laid out a very welcome cream tea.
The cottage was perfect for us with a kingsize double and a twin room - both ensuite.
Vera had left the cottage with some helpful additions - soap, loo roll, Washing powder, foil, cling film.
Towels and bedding were all clean and soft.
We felt very welcome and relaxed.
The cottage is central to lots of places but we particularly loved the inspoilt Budleigh Salterton. We returned there many days and enjoyed a crab and prawn salad at the CosyTeapot. Yummy!!
Topsham is lovely and worth a walk from Exton along the cycle path.
Were were reaonably lucky with the weather and really enjoyed our 2 weeks in our little oasis.

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Management Response
Aug 30, 2017
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay
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Roving688...
1 review
“Comfortable and stylish”
Reviewed August 15, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This cottage had everything needed for a week's holiday. The decor and comfort for holidaymakers has been well thought out. The two en suites were perfect for two couples and the outdoor areas excellent sun traps. The cream tea on arrival was a great sight to behold after a long journey and Vera, the owner also brought us fresh eggs during the week. A wonderful stay.

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Management Response
Aug 16, 2017
Thank you. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at your By the Way Cottage
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stephanie...
Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
1 review
“By the way cottage”
Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had an excellent time the cottage was beautiful we were greeted with cream tea what more can you ask for. We will be rebooking for next year.

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FarAway67...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Idilic & cosy country retreat with great hosts”
Reviewed November 1, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
2
people found this review helpful

The perfect gateway retreat, far from the madding crowd but not too far away to feel Isolated and too distant away from lovely beaches and enjoyable walks. The owners were most considerate with welcome offerings In a cosy cottage furnished with 2 bedrooms both Including on suite bathrooms. I would highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: Traditional styling with modern updated creature comforts
Liked least: Garden space
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2016
Thank you for your review -so pleased that you enjoyed your stay
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2016
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the sunshine
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sjt49
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely stay in a fantastic cottage”
Reviewed May 3, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Agree with the other reviews, this is a lovely cottage, wonderfully laid out, in a great location. Vera was a great host, and our dog was warmly welcomed (along with two small children). We hope to return again next year.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 4, 2016
Thank you for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage
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Susan J
1 review
“fantastic”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Absolutely beautiful setting and location well kept with lovely gardens, lots of space for the dog to run around and within easy by car to some great seaside locations sidmouth, exmouth ,lime regis to name a few

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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