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Chapel Cottage



Pet Friendly Holiday

About this property

Chapel Cottage is the ultimate chocolate box thatched cottage with heaps of character and nestling in its own secluded grounds in the beautiful rural farming hamlet of Harcombe.Part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Harcombe lies less than three miles inland from Sidmouth and just 1.5 miles to Sidford, with Spar mini-supermarket, pharmacy and two local pubs. Built in 1640 and originally the site of the local chapel, Chapel Cottage has been owned by the same family for generations, once  formingpart of the Sand Estate in Sidbury, home to the Huyshe family for over 500 years.

The cottage would suit anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing, "get away from it all" holiday.With abundant wildlife in the large garden and surrounding fields, its inglenook fireplace for cosy winter fires, patio area for al fresco summer meals, masses of daffodils and primroses in the spring and spectacular views of countryside glowing gold in the autumn, Chapel Cottage will welcome you at any season.

A large attractive entrance hall leading to a cosy sitting room with original exposed beams, inglenook fireplace for log fires, window with window seat overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. Door to garden.Large dining room with serving hatch to kitchen, window seat, exposed beams and ornamental inglenook fireplace (not for use). Spacious, fitted Shaker style kitchen with stable-door to garden. Large washroom with traditional ceiling pulley clothes airer, power shower cubicle and separate W.C. On the first floor are two charming bedrooms, one double and one twin, each having exposed beams and delightful far reaching country views. Bathroom with W.C.

OUTSIDE: Large lawned garden and patio area with attractive garden furniture and parasol.Ample parking for four cars. Public footpaths and bridleways abound in the surrounding area.


Changeover day: Saturday

Wifi: Yes

Pets: acccpeted at £25 each per week + £150 security depsoit

Parking: Private parking for four cars

Towels: Included for 2019

Appliances: TV with Freeview and DVD player. Also BT YouView box. iPod docking station/Radio/CD.

Kitchen utilities: Electric cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer.

High chair. A large selection of CDs, DVDs, books and games.Telephone for local, incoming and emergency calls.

Open log fire, logs are included. Efficient night storage heating throughout, electricity included.

We ask that guests kindly refrain from smoking in the cottage.


28th October 2017: 'Our deepest gratitude to the owner and sweetcombe agent. This is our second visit to Chapel Cottage and every bit as special as the first. We were greeted by our regular friends - the squirrels, pheasants and Sir Robin to name a few. Chapel Cottage has not failed to provide my family with the ingredients for the perfect holiday. Thank you for letting this spectacular cottage that feels so homely. Thank you also for leaving the milk and biscuits so welcome at the end of a long journey. Look forward to returning next year.'

5th October 2017- 'A delighful cottage in an idyllic location. Listening to the local wildlife was a relaxing pleasure.'

30th September 2017- 'We've enjoyed our stay in your very well preserved cottage! Beautifully warm and comfortable.'


At a glance

Price per week, from:

£440 to £925

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  • Propert Ref: 266
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bed format: 1 double, 2 single
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Rural Loc.
  • Detached
  • Character
  • Open Fire
  • High Chair
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Shower Room
  • Pets Allowed

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Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
29 Sep to 19 Oct £515 £361
20 Oct to 26 Oct £590 £413
27 Oct to 21 Dec £440 £308
Christmas £800 £560
New Year £800 £560
Price Breaks from 2019 Week Price Short Break Price*
01 Jan to 05 Apr £420 £294
06 Apr to 26 Apr £610 £427
27 Apr to 24 May £550 £385
25 May to 31 May £780 £546
01 Jun to 14 Jun £615 £431
15 Jun to 12 Jul £715 £500
13 Jul to 26 Jul £790 £553
27 Jul to 23 Aug £890 £623
24 Aug to 30 Aug £890 £623
31 Aug to 13 Sep £660 £462
14 Sep to 27 Sep £520 £364
28 Sep to 18 Oct £490 £343
19 Oct to 25 Oct £560 £392
26 Oct to 20 Dec £420 £294
Christmas £760 £532
New Year £760 £532
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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.