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Otter Reach



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The accommodation consists of a contemporary wing of a detached bungalow with lovely gardens and far reaching views of the surrounding countryside and benefitting from the use of outdoor heated swimming pool.Located in two acres of mature grounds yet in the very pretty village of Tipton St John, with the River Otter flowing through, excellent pub and village shop just a few minutes walk away. The coastal towns of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton are an easy 10 minute drive away. The property is ideally located for walking the extensive network of footpaths leading from the village, top quality golf courses at Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury Park, fishing, bird watching at the nearby RSPB reserve, horse riding and many other excellent recreational facilities in the area. The bungalow is equipped to a high standard with tasteful, comfortable furnishings and many homely touches throughout. The owners who live next door will greet you with a cream tea on arrival! 

ACCOMMODATION:Approached via sloping path from the parking area.Spacious, open plan living room with high vaulted ceiling and dual aspect fully opening bi fold doors with magnificent views over open countryside. Very well equipped kitchen area with breakfast bar. Two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds, both bedrooms have a wall mounted TV. Luxury fully tiled wet room with large shower, hand basin and WC.Outside there is a fenced, private area of garden and patio for guests with garden furniture. 


Saturday changeover day 

Parking for two cars 

Sorry, no pets. 

T.V x 3/DVD.Wi Fi.  

Ceramic hob and electric oven. Dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Fridge.Microwave 

Electric under floor heating throughout. Double glazed windows throughout 

Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available on request  

Swimming pool available May to September (the pool area is completely enclosed with picket fencing) 


12th August 2017 - ' What can we say that hasn't already been said. Lovely place, lovely setting, very welcoming hosts & very well equipped. Children especially loved the pool all we needed was more sun. Would love to return. Thank you.' Mike, Linda, Leah & Max

5th August 2017 - 'Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home. We had a very busy week, visiting many local places of interest, and of course using your lovely pool. Have have really enjoyed the views and high standard of accommodation.' Jane & Ed

29th July 2017 - ' We had a fabulous week at Otter Reach. Despite mixed weather we had plenty of time at the beach and exploring the surrounding area. The girls absolutely loved the pool and the cream tea on arrival was delicious. Thank you Joe & Diane.' Sarah, Mark, Maya & Darcy

8th July 2017 - ' 5 star accommodation. Fantastic weather, beautiful area & The Golden Lion pub - what's not to like?' Paul & Helen

1st July 2017 - ' Wonderful setting - a real delight! Thank you.' Barrie & Monica

17th June 2017 - ' One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in!' Patrick, Gloucestershire

20th May 2017 - ' Thanks for a lovely cream tea on arrival. Great quiet location and a first class home from home.' Gina & Tony - Bideford

13th May 2017 - 'Thanks for a lovely week in excellent accommodation in a beautiful location.Everything is supplied that we could possibly need.Many thanks.' Cecile & Ron Parslow - Bookham, Surrey

10th April 2017 - 'Only a long weekend for us.The welcoming cream tea was just one of the thoughtful touches provided by Diane & Joe.A well appointed 'cottage' in a lovely location & perfect weather as well.What more could we ask.' Mike & Chris Buck - Wraxall near Bristol

8th October 2016 - 'Thoroughly enjoyed our time in this beautiful setting, lovely accommodation with fabulous views. The scones were melt in the mouth delicious and apples straight from the tree were scrummy!! Thank you to Diane and Joe, your hospitality is second to none.'

17th September 2016 - 'We have had a lovely week in Otter Reach, this is the best self-catering accommodation we have encountered over 30 years of self-catering holidays. It was very comfortable & clean in a peaceful position with wonderful views. Thank you for your hospitality Diane & Joe. David & Valerie Walters - Petts Wood, Kent

3rd September 2016 - 'The best self catering property in Sidmouth! Super clean, stunning location, comfy beds, lovely pool and more. Looking forward to our next visit. Jane, Lichfield, Staffs

27th August 2016 - 'Had an excellent week at Otter Reach. Beautiful beaches, great countryside walks & the added bonus of the pool, which our two boys really enjoyed. Lovely cream tea on arrival & friendly hosts. Thank you.' Knowles family - Leigh, Greater Manchester

20th August 2016 - 'A fantastic week in a superb setting. Weather was brilliant. Lovely accommodation with friendly owners who even fetched the washing in when it rained! Will definitely be back. Thanks.'The Sadliers - Wolverhampton, West Midlands

13th August 2016 - ' We had a lovely week here, the accommodation has everything you need. We made good use of the pool as the weather was beautiful. Would definitely recommend. Thank you' The Fords - Haslemere, Surrey

30th July 2016 - 'Peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings and excellent accommodation. We have had a lovely week here at Otter Reach and enjoyed our daily swim in the pool. Many thanks Joe and Diane. We look forward to visiting again.Linda, David and Kate - Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (P.S. The scones were delicious and much appreciated.)

23rd July 2016 - 'What a gem! This is our first time in this lovely accommodation but will definitely be returning. Lovely gardens and views, perfect for sitting outside in the evening. Our 4 year old loved the pool and rabbits. Thank you Diane and Joe for a wonderful holiday. (We enjoyed our cream tea too.)' The Selby family - Oldham

9th July 2016 - 'Thank you for letting us use your pool. It's really lovely. I had a lot of fun. I saw some baby rabbits that where cute and fluffy.' Megan aged 9. Shirley, Pat, Lucy and Megan - from Birstall, Yorkshire and Abington, S. Lanarkshire

25th June 2016 - 'Super accommodation - 4* - friendly rabbits! Definitely to be recommended. Thank you.' Chris & Carole, Saffron Walden

28th May 2016 - 'A lovely week in pleasant surroundings and with such a friendly welcome made it ever more a great holiday. The pool was a bonus and we made good use of it.' Brian, Valerie & Nick Harmer, Surrey

14th May 2016 - 'Thank you for the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful bungalow in such lovely surroundings. We have really enjoyed every moment. Thanks again.'


At a glance

Price per week, from:

£380 to £835

Full pricing guide >
  • Propert Ref: 355
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bed format: 1 double, 2 single
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Village
  • Short Walk Pub
  • High Chair
  • OK for Less Able
  • Cot
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Shower Room

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Price Breaks from 2017 Week Price Short Break Price*
22 Jul to 01 Sep £835 £585
02 Sep to 08 Sep £615 £431
09 Sep to 22 Sep £495 £347
23 Sep to 20 Oct £465 £326
21 Oct to 27 Oct £525 £368
28 Oct to 22 Dec £380 £266
Christmas £705 £493
New Year £705 £493
Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
01 Jan to 23 Mar £385 £270
24 Mar to 13 Apr £520 £364
14 Apr to 27 Apr £450 £315
28 Apr to 25 May £490 £343
26 May to 01 Jun £650 £455
02 Jun to 15 Jun £595 £417
16 Jun to 20 Jul £680 £476
21 Jul to 31 Aug £840 £588
01 Sep to 14 Sep £620 £434
15 Sep to 28 Sep £500 £350
29 Sep to 19 Oct £470 £329
20 Oct to 26 Oct £530 £371
27 Oct to 21 Dec £385 £270
Christmas £710 £497
New Year £710 £497
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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.