Dog-friendly Kingfisher Cottage is a beautiful thatched holiday home just outside Membury village in East Devon, set in the owner’s grounds.
Up to four dogs are welcome at £25 each, and there is off-road parking for three cars.
The interior of the cottage is as full of charm as the outside. With pale walls and exposed wood, the blend of traditional and modern features is well-balanced. The oil central heating and electric fire ensure that guests will be warm whatever the season. Fuel and power are included in the rent.
The spacious dining area leads to a galley kitchen, which, together with the utility room, offers all essential equipment, including oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (with further shared laundry facilities).
A bright but cosy sitting room can be found upstairs, with gorgeous views across the grounds and surrounding countryside.
There are three bedrooms: a ground-floor super king-size double (can be twin on request) with ensuite bathroom, a first-floor double also with ensuite bathroom and a first-floor single. Please note that the single room has access to the bathrooms through the other bedrooms. Bed linen and towels are included in the rent.
Your dogs are well-catered for, with dog towels and dog bowls provided.
A small patio garden with a bench and flowering shrubs is to the rear, and there is also a front patio with seating. The shared grounds are immaculate and have a barbecue and seating for guest use.
Location and surrounding area
Membury is situated in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is perfectly placed for exploring East Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Just four miles away lies the market town of Axminster, home to the Axminster River Cottage Canteen and shop, and just outside the town, River Cottage headquarters. The town is known for its carpets and has many attractions to enjoy, including independent shops, excellent inns and a weekly market.
The coastal town of Seaton is nearby, and Seaton Wetlands is a beautiful place to pass the time, where you can spot a variety of wildlife living in the estuary.
Other popular towns are nearby, including Wadbrook, Charmouth and Lyme Regis, all worth a visit. Slightly further afield but still easily accessible by car are West Bay and Taunton.
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