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The Thatched sitting room with stunning view

The Thatched sitting room with stunning view

The Old Winery sitting room

The Old Winery sitting room

Flint sitting room

Flint sitting room

Aerial view of the property

Aerial view of the property

Heated Swimming Pool

Heated Swimming Pool

Weber gas barbecue for Flint

Weber gas barbecue for Flint

We provide Cornish sea salt & pepper

We provide Cornish sea salt & pepper

Award wining dog-friendly cottages

Award wining dog-friendly cottages

Dogs and kids welcome

Dogs and kids welcome

Everything provided for woodburners

Everything provided for woodburners

A Winery ensuite bedroom

A Winery ensuite bedroom

Games room, with Table tennis and table football

Games room, with Table tennis and table football

Outside furniture for The Old Winery

Outside furniture for The Old Winery

Great local food nearby

Great local food nearby

One of two fully equipped kitchens in the Winery

One of two fully equipped kitchens in the Winery

Getting ready for a day out

Getting ready for a day out

One of the Winery ensuites

One of the Winery ensuites

Welcome to Higher Wiscombe

Welcome to Higher Wiscombe

Fishing boat at Beer

Fishing boat at Beer

Catering available in The Old Winery

Catering available in The Old Winery

The Thatched sitting room with stunning view

The Thatched sitting room with stunning view

The Old Winery sitting room

The Old Winery sitting room

Flint sitting room

Flint sitting room

Aerial view of the property

Aerial view of the property

Heated Swimming Pool

Heated Swimming Pool

Weber gas barbecue for Flint

Weber gas barbecue for Flint

We provide Cornish sea salt & pepper

We provide Cornish sea salt & pepper

Award wining dog-friendly cottages

Award wining dog-friendly cottages

Dogs and kids welcome

Dogs and kids welcome

Everything provided for woodburners

Everything provided for woodburners

A Winery ensuite bedroom

A Winery ensuite bedroom

Games room, with Table tennis and table football

Games room, with Table tennis and table football

Outside furniture for The Old Winery

Outside furniture for The Old Winery

Great local food nearby

Great local food nearby

One of two fully equipped kitchens in the Winery

One of two fully equipped kitchens in the Winery

Getting ready for a day out

Getting ready for a day out

One of the Winery ensuites

One of the Winery ensuites

Welcome to Higher Wiscombe

Welcome to Higher Wiscombe

Fishing boat at Beer

Fishing boat at Beer

Catering available in The Old Winery

Catering available in The Old Winery

Higher Wiscombe

Devon, EX24 6JF

Rural heaven near the East Devon Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path

  • Peaceful & secluded. Stunning rural setting
  • Waitrose, Sainsburys & Tesco nearby with delivery
  • Weber gas BBQ's & heated pool in summer
  • Friendly owners on hand
  • Close to Beer, Sidmouth & Lyme Regis
  • Fabulous local food & restaurants

Awards

M1 Limited mobility: can climb a flight of stairs, but banisters or grip handles would make this easier
VisitEngland Gold award for excellence
VisitEngland 5 star
GTBS Gold England
2015 English Regional Award
VisitEngland Rose Award 2015

Cottages

From £1495

There are 3 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 20
    • Bedrooms 10
    • Dines 32
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Games room
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • All Ensuite
    • Babysitting by arrangement
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Private chef available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments available
    • Activity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Extra beds available
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Bike storage
    • Outdoor shared pool
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
    • National Trail within 10 miles
From £475

There are 3 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Games room
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • All Ensuite
    • Babysitting by arrangement
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments available
    • Activity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Extra beds available
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Bike storage
    • Outdoor shared pool
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
    • National Trail within 10 miles
From £425

There are 3 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Games room
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • All Ensuite
    • Babysitting by arrangement
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments available
    • Activity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Bike storage
    • Outdoor shared pool
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
    • National Trail within 10 miles
From £3095

Made up of 2 or more cottages

    • Sleeps 26
    • Bedrooms 13
    • Dines 32
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Games room
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Babysitting by arrangement
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Private chef available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments available
    • Activity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Extra beds available
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Bike storage
    • Outdoor shared pool
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
    • National Trail within 10 miles
From £3145
    • Sleeps 26
    • Bedrooms 13
    • Dines 32
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Games room
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Babysitting by arrangement
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Private chef available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments available
    • Activity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Extra beds available
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Bike storage
    • Outdoor shared pool
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
    • National Trail within 10 miles
From £3850
    • Sleeps 32
    • Bedrooms 16
    • Dines 32
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Games room
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Babysitting by arrangement
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Private chef available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments available
    • Activity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Extra beds available
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Bike storage
    • Outdoor shared pool
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
    • National Trail within 10 miles

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Features

*Please check individual cottages for details

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

Games room

Games room

Space to play

Space to play

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Babysitting by arrangement

Babysitting by arrangement

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Welcome*

Dogs Welcome*

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Private chef available

Private chef available

Catering available

Catering available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Spa treatments available

Spa treatments available

Activity breaks available

Activity breaks available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Real fire

Real fire

Extra beds available

Extra beds available

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Barbecue

Barbecue

Bike storage

Bike storage

Outdoor shared pool

Outdoor shared pool

Beach within 10 miles

Beach within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

About & Contact

Member since 2005

Rural heaven near the East Devon Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path


Our courtyard of luxurious barn conversions are situated in the peaceful and beautiful Southleigh valley at the centre of East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles from the spectacular Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and The South West Coast Path, with beaches at Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth.

The 3/4 mile private drive leads to our 52 acres of rolling Devon countryside. All our light and airy cottages have private gardens and you are welcome to explore our woodlands, orchard, pasture and streams. You will enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views with sheep grazing gently for most of the year.

Combining exposed beams and brickwork with quality oak kitchens, modern showers, our cottages are stylish and comfortable. Double bedrooms have 6’ wide double beds, twin bedrooms have 3’ wide beds all with crisp white Egyptian cotton bed linen. All the bedrooms are en suite and have fluffy white towels for that additional pampering. The cool slate flooring in the summer and underfloor heating and woodburners in the winter ensure luxury all year.

Our games room has a full size table-tennis table and table football and in summer there is an outdoor heated pool which each cottage has two slots a day for exclusive use. Bookings that include The Flint Barn even has access to a cinema room/conference room.

Historic Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb and fossiling at Charmouth are nearby as are The East Devon Way and The South West Coastal Path. Close to numerous National Trust properties, RSPB reserves, family attractions, as well as Dartmoor and Exmoor.

The two best gastro pubs in the South West are within five miles, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls 'River Cottage' and Hix’s fish restaurant are within 20 minutes.

Each cottage has a full guide on everything local. Winner of the Best Self-catering Holiday, and Best Dog-friendly Accommodation in the 2015 Visit Devon Tourism Awards as well as numerous environmental awards.

Meet the owner

Lorna or Alistair Handyside

Alistair and Lorna Handyside are the owners of Higher Wiscombe. We have three grown children and live in the farmhouse near the three holiday cottages. We opened the business twelve years ago and really enjoy helping make sure that guests have a great holiday here. Lorna has a background in the city and Alistair in IT. Alistair also Chairs the South West Coast Path and is Vice Chair of the East Devon AONB. We are passionate about our business and do our best to ensure every guest’s stay at Higher Wiscombe is the best it can be. We have a wealth of knowledge about the area which we enjoy sharing so that you can discover all the best bits whilst you are here.

Location

  • Beach
  • Food
  • Heritage
  • Pub/Restaurant
  • Visitors Attraction
  • Walks

Charmouth Fossiling Beach

Lovely beach about ten miles away that is reputed to be the best fossiling beach in Europe, there is a cafe and a place to hire hammers, kids love it

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Millers Farm Shop

Really good farm shop just outside Honiton. Good range of local produce as well as a good fish counter.

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Greendale Farm Shop

Large and well stocked farm shop with a huge range of local produce. Jewel in the crown is that it has the best fish counter in SW England.

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River Cottage Canteen

This is in the centre of Axminster and is really good value, normally choose from three main courses, one of which is veggie. Booking advised.

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River Cottage HQ

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's famous restaurant. This is River cottage HQ, normally a tasting menu, takes all evening. Booking is a must, but a really great experience.

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Beer Quarry Caves

2,000 years of underground history, vast inside and the tour guides are excellent, tales of Romans, Pirates and corrupt Bishops. The Stone was used to build Exeter Cathedral.

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The Holt

A great Pub Restaurant in Honiton, great food and drink, the local Otter beers are at their best here, have own smokehouse and food is excellent. Great guest feedback

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Seaton Tramway

A historic narrow gauge tramway along the River Axe, from Colyton to Seaton. Kids love it and it is a must for birdwatchers.

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Land Rover Experience

The official off road centre for Land Rover in the south west. You get to drive all the latest models across the roughest terrain.

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Pecorama

Lovely gardens overlooking Lyme Bay, with a wonderful miniature steam railway running through it. Works for all ages.

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Escot Country Park

The most popular attraction for our guests by far, something for everyone, lovely grounds and walks, animals, Segway and quad driving, and a massive maize, all very original and innovative.

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South West Coastal Path, Beer-Branscombe

Just over the hill is the Jurassic Cost with it's wonderful coastal walks. The South West Coastal website has downloadable maps of them all, nearest is four miles away.

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