Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Rydon Stables is a village property on one level, 5 mins walk to the pub and 5 mins by car to the beach. Newly converted to very high specifications by a previous Gold Award winner
Rydon Stables enjoys a large sitting room with wood stove, French windows and lots of space.It leads into a and new well equipped kitchen.The modern kitchen has cooker, hob, dishwasher, microwave,and washing machine There is a fabulous shower room with power shower and REN products are provided.
Two bedrooms, one double and one twin bedded which also has a cot. Baby equipment is also available by request at no extra charge. Off road parking for 2 cars in a safe and secure environment.
This area is a little piece of forgotten England, a destination for people needing a retreat from modern living yet with easy access to a variety of great holiday experiences.
The village pub, serving traditional food and good local real ale and Otterton Mill, the last working mill on the River Otter are a 5 minute stroll. The Mill is an eclectic mix of crafts, artisan bakery, Devon food shop, cafe, restaurant, art gallery and jazz concert venue. The River Otter runs through the village and there are walks up and downstream, perfect for picnics.
Bicton Park lies 1 mile to the west and is a great day out for the whole family – beautiful gardens, lake, indoor play area, museum and train rides through the woodland. Nigel Mansell’s Woodbury Park is 1 mile north for golf, spa, gym and pool and F1 museum.
Budleigh Salterton is less than 2 miles to the south and there are plenty of excellent restaurants, cafes, galleries and interesting small shops and a quiet beach. It is an easy walk down the river to Budleigh looking out along the way for otters, kingfishers and avocets.
Devon produces some of the finest food in Britain – local producers include Sharpham cheeses, Pebblebed wines, Devon Ruby beef, Otter Ale and Darts Farm, regularly voted the best farm shop in the UK. Buy some fish from the local fishermen for an evening barbeque on the beach. Otterton also enjoys one of the sunniest and driest climates in Devon.
Rydon Stables lies within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It is 2 miles from the sea at Budleigh Salterton,
which is the oldest part of the Jurassic Coast, the World Heritage Site created in 2001. The coast along this part of East Devon
is quaint and unspoilt with direct footpath access from Otterton.
Historians will enjoy Exeter, the Cathedral and historic Quayside
and Topsham, Exeter’s old port. Breathe in the eclectic mix of history and viant city life.
Foodies will love the Trencherman’s Guide which offers superb dining close by, from Michael Cains 2* Michelin restaurant to
excellent local seafood restaurants and gastropubs.
Riverford and River Cottage offer dining and cookery experiences.
Gardeners will find some of the finest gardens in Britain close by, starting with magnolias
and mimosa in Feuary lasting through to November when woodlands are ablaze with colour.
Walkers are well catered for, with the South West Coastal footpath and 3,500 miles of footpaths in Devon to choose from.
Bird watching on the Exe and Otter estuaries is world famous.
Families will love Pecorama ,Crealy Great Adventure Park, Bicton, and the Donkey Sanctuary.