Welcome to our beautiful house near Dalwood (halfway between Honiton and Axminster. We hope you enjoy your stay! We have personally thought through all of the amenities and hope to provide you with all the comforts of home. The cottage has been unavailable for most of 2022 owing to renovations. The original building dates back to the 1700s. 'Mwendafye' loosely translated means 'come and go as you please'. The cottage can sleep 5 but is ideally suited for 2 couples or a couple with a baby and/or 2 children. The surrounding area has lot to offer and we are not far from the Jurassic coast and other attractions in Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
As a self-catering house, you'll find everything you need for a great stay, and the cottage has some lovely character features with its stone walls and wooden beams.
The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, washing machine, a 4 ring gas hob, an electric oven, a kettle, toaster,slow cooker, microwave, iron and ironingboard. There is a vacuum cleaner. A tumble drier is available to use on the property. A Welcome pack of Tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and milk is provided
The house is a perfect place to relax and provides televisions in both bedrooms and the sitting room, a Roku media player, dvd player and selection of dvds, and internet access. There are also a range of books, and some board games and puzzles. A glass door opens onto the garden which is fenced and gated and in the summer has a wooden bench, table and chairs and an umbrella.There is also a back patio area which has a table and seating for 5.
This house has 2 bedrooms - one upstairs and one downstairs.
In the first bedroom, (upstairs)you will find a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers and armchair. The latter can be replaced with a table and chair if a workspace is required in the bedroom.There is a lovely view across the adjacent field. There is a hairdryer. The stairs are gated top and bottom.
The second bedroom contains two single beds, which can be joined together to make a kingbed.There is a single daybed/settee in the sitting room area and we can put a single chairbed in the downstairs bedroom or a travelcot in either bedroom. A High chair is available.
There is a single bathroom downstairs with a toilet, basin, heated towel rail,bath and stand up shower. Baby bath can be provided.
Linen, towels, toilet paper and some toiletries are all included to make your stay more enjoyable.
Access to the property is via an independent gravelled driveway. It is attached but completely independent from the main property. There is parking for 2 vehicles - one under cover.You do need a car - we are not on a bus route. There is a lovely walk down to the pub in Dalwood, (which is the oldest building in the area) but it is a 40 min walk and only accessible in daylight hours and is uphill coming home.
If you want to bring your dog - please contact your Host before you book. We take most dogs but there are some exceptions. Up to 2 dogs only are allowed, and we have some requests for our canine guests.They are not allowed on the furniture. This includes both beds and couches. Dogs should not be left on the property by themselves for extended periods of time and should be on a lead when exiting the property. Please poo pick after your dog. There is an extra charge of £20 per dog per stay - payable on arrival. No cat killers ! The garden and yard are fenced and gated as are next to a road but please do not leave your dog alone outside as some dogs have 'Houdini genes' and large dogs may be able to jump out or small ones go under gates. They are okay for most dogs.
Guests do have access to an area where they can relax and have a barbecue.
We do have livestock and dogs on the farm so please make sure gates are kept closed at all times- particularly the ones leading to the road. We also have a big pond so for health and safety reasons, the pond, poultry area and fields are out of bounds. We are more than happy to show you around if you would like to see the animals. Should you wish to use the area around the pond, please speak to your host - it is not available in the winter months.
Check-in time is usually 5pm but a later check in time can be arranged - anytime up to midnight is fine but please let your host know approximately what time you will arrive. Check-out is before 11am.
Smoking is not allowed.
Please leave the cottage clean and tidy.
We try to give our guests space but one of us is usually available most of the time when needed
We live on the property but do work part time, so although we (and Rosie and Snoopy!) will do our best to be there to welcome you, and we do like to say goodbye to our guests - depending on your arrival/departure times, there might be some occasions when this is not possible, and an arrangement will then be made regarding keys. We are very conscious of our guests' privacy so try and stay out of your way as much as possible. It doesn't mean that we don't want to see you - please do contact us anytime re any queries or to meet our animals. There is a brochure for the cottage in the sitting room which has our contact numbers.