The ancient parish of Ermington has been around since the year 700. This tiny settlement has everything you might expect – a peaceful river flowing through the village, a traditional pub, and a local church. But just a four-minute walk from this quaint kirk, with its iconic crooked spire, this house brings a luxury edge to an otherwise rural location. Dodge oncoming tractors as you admire your pretty home from the outside – pale peach paintwork, a pistachio-coloured door, and a neighbouring red telephone box set the scene for things to come. Inside, its elegant mix of period-style features and modern decor make for a sophisticated stay. Timber beams hold up the cosy lounge, where you can get comfy on the plush sofa, light up the wood-burning stove, and listen to classical music on the record player. Faux fur throws are draped across a modern dining bench, the perfect spot for a cup of Earl Grey on a chilly morning. And as Devon heats up for the afternoon, head to your private garden, which feels almost like a rooftop retreat. With a wooden dining set and a quirky, black metal egg chair, we’re sure you’ll enjoy sipping champagne out here until sunset.
Home truths: *You'll need to be able to climb stairs to get around this home
*To access your garden, there's a communal path that is used by residents of other cottages (also the garden is not fully fenced)
*One of the ensuites has a separate shower room
*Your host kindly offers guests access to a little herb garden opposite – ideal for cooking and making cocktails
*As well-behaved dogs are welcome (except upstairs or on the furniture), people with strong allergies might want to check about which breeds have been here in the past
*In this rural area, we recommend bringing a car – free parking is available on the street (also, beware of tractors and horses passing the front door)
*There are no laundry facilities, so it's best for short holidays
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