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Podburys Cottage



Pet Friendly Holiday

About this property




Relax at this peaceful eco-friendlydetached cottage, 17thcentury grade II listed, and its half acre garden in the historic hamlet of Harpford on the River Otter - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet only 5 minutes by car/bus to Sidmouth.Wonderful walks from the doorstep, including theEast DevonWay. Many thoughtful measures have gained Podbury's the top Green Tourism award - Gold. There are many places to visit nearbyencompassing wildlife, culture, family fun, heritage - something for everyone!

"A beautiful magical place."

, Podbury's welcomes you at all seasons and is equally suitable for 2 persons or 6. It is comfortably furnished with charm and character yet has all modern conveniences. The spacious cosy rooms face south and overlook the secluded garden.

ACCOMMODATION:Entrance door to spacious living room with feature brick fireplace (not for use) and exposed beams. Lovely dining room. Large farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with dresser. Shower room with WC. Utility room ("the Green Room") with WC. Easy stairs to three good-sized bedrooms, one double and two twin.Modern Victorian-style bathroom with hand-held shower and WC. The Green Room has display boards and files, books, magazines, tourist information, eco-gadgets. Electricity/full gas central heating included all year round. Ample parking and mature half-acre garden with furniture. The fully enclosed garden is a delight: watch the birds, have an al fresco breakfast on the lawn, explore the wooded area. Visiting badgers drink at the pond (safety fenced), and nestboxes encourage tawny owl, dormouse and hedgehogs.

Essential Information

Changeover day: Friday

Parking: Private parking for two cars

Pets: 1 pet charged at £25 per week

TV with Freesat. DVD with Blue Ray. Wi Fi

Gas oven.Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. 

Beds made up with duvets and luxurious organic cotton linen. Towels available to hire at £8.00 per set. Quality travel cot, highchair, step up stool. Baby listening monitor.

Secure undercover cycle storage, maps, guides, place for drying clothes. We ask guests not to smoke inside this thatched cottage.  

Short Breaks available November to February excluding Xmas and New Year

£100 security deposit required

Travel to Harpford/Sidmouth: National Rail services to Exeter or Honiton. 08457 484950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk. National coach services to Exeter and local bus services from Exeter/Honiton 08712002233 orwww.traveline.info. Local taxi transfers - The Green Taxi Co 01395 568111 or www.thegreentaxicompany.com. By road: google AA route planner.If no one staying at Podbury's brings a car, please claim your £30 "green travel" discount. (£15 for short breaks).

Visitor Comments

21st October 2016 -'Podburys was a wonderful cottage providing comfortable and spacious accommodation for our three generation family. A week is far too short to visit everywhere. Many thanks, Max, Jenny, Tim,

July 2016 - 'We've had a splendid week here in this beautiful cottage. Wonderfully spacious with a gorgeous garden. Hoping to come back next year with a new member of the family. Its been great to really relax in such a stunning place.' Tancock Family, Oxfordshire.

3rd June 2016 - 'Had a lovely week. Cottage stunning and garden beautiful. First time in East Devon so visited lots of places - Branscombe, Tram at Seaton, Cruise down the river Exe, Bicton Gardens, Pecorama. The boys loved the River Otter and spent hours making a dam by the bridge. Didn't see much wildlife while having tea in the garden apart from lots of birds and a rabbit. Weather was great.' The Lee's family

12th May 2016 - 'We have had a much needed holiday and Podburys has provided this. Comfortable, peaceful and a doggy paradise. Bird feeders have been filled twice as birds are very active and lovely to watch whilst reading in the garden. The weather was very mixed but we did manage to visit Bicton Park, it was a delight to walk around the grounds, followed by coffee and scones. Thank you.' Allan & Jackie

20th April 2016 - 'We have loved our stay at Podburys Cottage. We had a wonderful stay with very good weather. Know the area well but this is a great new discovery. Enjoyed the cottage with its fascinating history and the garden quite magical with all the blue bells just coming out. Very peaceful too. Thank you.' Sue & Nigel

24th October 2015 - 'A most enjoyable week and very lucky with the weather. Budleigh Salterton with the sun shining on the sea and pebbles was stunning. The Quay at Exeter is worth a visit, as is Topsham with it's range of art and craft shops. Very interesting literature about the cottage and it's history and good range of information about the area. Thank you - we will be back!!' Mr & Mrs Holt

17th October 2015 -'Lovely week. Back next year.' Ian and Helen

4th September 2015 - 'Had a very good week with mostly nice weather, like the area very much, especially Sidmouth. The cottage is very nice. Had some very nice meals out. Enjoyed reading the history of the cottage. Thank you.' Mr & Mrs A

31st July 2015 - 'We love the garden, it is perfect for the dog. We played hide and seek in the garden. Sidmouth has good do-nuts and a very good clean beach. It is very quiet her, in the evening we heard a lot of owls. The weather hasn't been the best. The cottage is very beautiful.' The Frick Family

24th April 2015 - 'Nice break, enjoyed the cottage. 7th time to Budleigh and Sidmouth so know the area well.' Mr & Mrs W

6th April 2015 - 'Lovely Easter break in this gorgeous cottage. Walked for miles serenaded by songbirds and garden superb for Easter Egg Hunt!' The Khwaje Family

20th March 2015 - 'Have had a good week weather-wise. Comfortable cottage and good dog walking from 'the door'. Bird watchers heaven here in the lovely garden.' The Coopers

At a glance

Price per week, from:

£395 to £965

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  • Propert Ref: 066
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bed format: 1 double, 4 single
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Village
  • Rural Loc.
  • Detached
  • Character
  • Cot
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Toilets
  • Shower Room
  • Pets Allowed


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Price Breaks from 2017 Week Price Short Break Price*
14 Jul to 24 Aug £965 £676
25 Aug to 07 Sep £625 £438
08 Sep to 21 Sep £495 £347
22 Sep to 26 Oct £465 £326
27 Oct to 21 Dec £395 £277
Christmas £785 £550
New Year £785 £550
Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
01 Jan to 22 Mar £420 £294
23 Mar to 12 Apr £660 £462
13 Apr to 26 Apr £485 £340
27 Apr to 24 May £515 £361
25 May to 31 May £815 £571
01 Jun to 14 Jun £660 £462
15 Jun to 19 Jul £815 £571
20 Jul to 30 Aug £990 £693
31 Aug to 06 Sep £660 £462
07 Sep to 20 Sep £525 £368
21 Sep to 18 Oct £495 £347
19 Oct to 25 Oct £495 £347
26 Oct to 20 Dec £420 £294
Christmas £830 £581
New Year £830 £581
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*Short Break prices shown are for 3 nights only, please call for 4 or 5 night prices if required. Short Breaks are available from the end of October half term to the start of the Easter school holidays, or at the owners' discretion for a last minute booking at other times of the year. Unfortunately it would be most unusual for us to be in a position to consider a short break at peak holiday times, such as the October and February half terms or over the Christmas, New Year and Easter breaks.