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“Idyllic holiday away from it all cottage.”
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Colyton, Devon, England

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MAllen66
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Idyllic holiday away from it all cottage.”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Once again we had a fantastic holiday at Picket Mead, set in a quiet villageaway from the maddening crowd, where rambling hills scenic views and peaceful suroundings greet you every day. Short journy to several seaside resorts such as Beer,Seaton and Branscombe. also Colyton tramway to Seaton a must for all holiday makers. plenty of knick knack shops, Pubs restaurants and cafe's. Plenty of local produce from local farms. No matter the weather there is plenty to do for any age. The owner of the property is a most friendly and welcoming person.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: having to gohome after the holiday
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Phil Step...
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3 reviews
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“Excellent rural getaway”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Had a fantastic holiday in a lovely rural setting, helped by sunny days throughout the week. We had a great time with very friendly locals in the village. The cottage is extremely old and so you do need to be aware of low beams and some damp areas. As stated in the details, electricity and logs are extra so you need to account for the cost of these which is likely to wipe out your deposit (however we didn't feel this was unreasonable). The owner Marion is always very helpful. Overall a lovely holiday.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Having to bear in mind additional heating costs (having opted for a non all-inclusive cottage).
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
1 May 2015
A firm which specializes in old buildings has now treated and re-plastered the damp area at the back of the living room.

As we have had an exceptionally cold April this year with very chilly nights, the cost of electricity has proved to be more than usual.
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Sheila B
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Devon Cottage in wonderful setting”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Set in a small hamlet next to the church this cottage is in a lovely setting.
The pictures on the website do not do the cottage justice, all the rooms are a good size, even the single bedroom. Yes the doorways are low on the ground floor as is part of the ceiling in the main room but this is an old building and it just adds to the charm. There is a secure garden which my 3 year old grandson loved and was great for a bbq.
All the rooms are well furnished and the beds are very comfortable, we all enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future.

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Liked best: Great cottage in a wonderful setting, very peaceful a good place for a family holiday or a quiet relaxing break
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MAllen66
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Excellent Country Cottage”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

My friend and I hired this cottage for two weeks in June, even though the pictures and information about the cottage was what we wanted it excelled our expectations. Every room was more spacious than we expected, and we enjoyed every moment we stayed there. The owner was a most delightful lady and extremely friendly and could not go more out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. The cottage had every facility you could imagine whether it was rain or shine. It was set in a quite village between a church and a village hall where both did not disturb you at any time. By the end of our holiday we wished we didn't have to leave and cannot wait to enjoy another holiday there as soon as possible.

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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aussiefro...
Sydney
2 reviews
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“Quaint charming cottage for cultural experience but difficult to find without satnav”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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The cottage has everything we needed, it was clean and I had expected it would have been smaller for it's age. We were visiting from Australia and I chose Picket Mead because it was interesting and rural. We were visiting relatives in Seaton and reasonably priced accommodation was difficult to find for that weekend.
After driving down country lanes to reach Southleigh my 14 year old son thought the trip worthy of a rally stage but do not let that daunt you. The cottage overlooks a beautiful church also dating about 1600's and I awoke before my children and enjoyed a walk through the church yard and into the paddock next door down to the creek where the dairy cows grazed.
Marion welcomed us and even provided some milk and teabags. We did not have any meals at the cottage and I wish we could have stayed a little longer. It would be a great place to get away from civilization and relax for the weekend although the TV was tiny we did turn it on one morning but a I think it would have been better to have played a board game from the cupboard.

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Liked best: The atmosphere
Liked least: Hard to find
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
2 Mar 2014
We have now installed a new Panasonic TV with 24 inch screen and purchased a separate DVD player which we have attached to the TV.
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