Bantam Cottage

ottery st mary

From £374

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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: BANTAM
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Bantam Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Ottery St Mary, East Devon and about 15 minutes drive from the pretty seaside resort of Sidmouth on the stunning Jurassic coast. The setting is a real delight as it`s home to a range of small farm animals, including Pygmy goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. There are free range eggs and delicious homemade jams, as well as home grown seasonable vegetables, often available from the welcoming owners.This very attractive barn-conversion offers a quality holiday home in the delightful setting of a small family-run farm (it`s just a small-holding - no farm machinery). The self-contained cottage has been thoughtfully designed to offer everything you could wish for in a really comfortable holiday cottage, including fitted kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom with power shower and central heating. The open-plan ground floor living area is light and airy with French windows to a sunny patio area at the rear. Upstairs there are two spacious bedrooms (both of which have beds that can be made up as either king-size or twins) and there`s a newly fitted bathroom.

The surrounding area offers much to do for all age groups, children will have fun at nearby Escot Park (less than 3 miles away), keen gardeners will not want to miss the wonderful Otter Nurseries (just a couple of minutes walk away) and walkers will love the beautiful countryside routes on the doorstep (including a lovely stroll down the River Otter to the famous Tumbling Weir). The coast at Sidmouth is around 7 miles and the lovely West Dorset seaside town of Lyme Regis is about 35 minutes drive away. An idyllic holiday setting for families and couples, old and young alike. 

See property code IXWORTH also in this location.

Semi-detached property (with another holiday cottage next door, see IXWORT) on two floors. Ground floor: Open-plan with sitting area including TV, DVD and CD, dining area and open-plan fitted kitchen with electric oven & hob, larder fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Cloakroom W.C. First floor: Bedroom 1 with 5ft king-size bed (can be made up as 2ft 6in twin please request when booking) and space for travel cot. Bedroom 2 with 5ft king-size bed (or 2ft 6in twin). Bathroom with power shower over bath, W.C. Space for one additional infant.

Patio area with barbeque and furniture.  Shared utility room with washing machines and tumble dryer.

Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Included: Bed linen and towels, (please bring own beach towels), central heating, cot, high chair and stair gate available - please request when booking. Please indicate if you would like the bedrooms made up as king-size beds or twins when booking.
  • Onsite: Country shop run by the owners with local specialities and home grown produce
  • No Smoking.
  • Regret no pets. 
  • Local Facilities: Shop: 200 metres. Pub: Ottery St Mary 1 mile. Beach: Sidmouth 7 miles. Honiton 5 miles.  Lyme Regis 20 miles. Exeter 13 miles.

August 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bantam Cottage. The cottage was perfect, the children loved the goats and pigs (feeding the goats was their favourite thing of the whole holiday) Nicky and Clive were fantastic hosts, we'll be back again!

August 2018

A beautiful cottage close to the wonderful beaches Devon has to offer. The power shower was amazing! Would definitely stay in this cottage again.

July 2018

Fantastic 2 week’s. Clive & Nicki were really helpful. We really appreciated the eggs & jam on arrival & the cleaning of the cottage & change on linen after the first week. Will hopefully return soon.

June 2018

This is a lovely property and we would recommend it highly. Everything was provided and we wanted for nothing. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We would certainly visit again.

May 2018

Yes we enjoyed our stay and Clive and Nikki looked after us very well.

October 2017

Had a brilliant time in Bantam Cottage, everything just perfect from location to facilities. Very comfortable cottage, friendly owner & nice touches such as home made jam, eggs, tea, coffee & sugar

August 2017

Yes - excellent as ever

June 2017

The cottage and the owners were exceptional - everything was perfect. I will definitely come stay here again -- perfect location for what we needed. The eggs, bacon, sausages that you can buy in the shop tasted amazing just like they used to. Thank you to the owners.....

August 2016

We have stayed at this holiday cottage (and the one next door!) on several occasions with our two young children. Both cottages are always exceptionally clean, the equipment is of a high standard and everything is well maintained and upgraded. The owners always make the outside area really attractive, it's lovely arriving to huge displays of summer flowers. We always feel very welcomed by the owners, who maintain a great balance of being very friendly, not intrusive but always there if you need them! The area is great for beaches, Exeter is close by and loads of other attractions. We would thoroughly recommend this lovely property.

February 2016

Bantam cottage is an excellent property. It is well maintained and has everything needed for a family holiday if you like a peaceful location as a base for exploring the South Devon / Dorset Area. The owners are very kind, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely relaxing time.

June 2015

This is my second attempt at a review; the first one was not recorded on-site for some reason. The cottage is excellent and the owners are friendly and helpful. This is an excellent place to base yourself for a holiday. I recommend.

May 2015

A comfortable and well appointed barn conversion, which more than met our expectations. The owners are friendly and helpful. You can come and go as you please and the parking is ample and secure. The accommodation is a great base for exploring East Devon. We will be happy to stay here again