Utterly charming, The Bakery, and its bucolic countryside setting, reside in the pretty Devon village of Gittisham. A unique single floor thatched property with high ceilings and characterful period features, sitting side by side with the river that runs through the village and little stone bridge that arches over it. A gorgeous setting for two with plenty of space and stylish interiors in one of the prettiest villages in Devon; only 15 minutes from the coast, with lots of fabulous walks (both coast and country) and stashes of excellent foodie hotspots tucked away including the popular Pig hotel at Combe.
You enter the property through the open entrance hall that leads up a couple of steps into the striking main room; consisting of an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The bedroom and en-suite sit off this main space, where there’s access to the garden through a set of double French doors.
The open-plan space is well thought out, with each area displaying its own little pocket of charm. Interiors are chic, stylish and carefully sourced. Think jute rugs, rattan backed chairs and weaved bamboo pendant lights, meet bobbin tables, vintage finds and art deco statement pieces. The walls are dotted with little alcove windows and filled with a fun and colourful curation of prints, original artwork and hand-painted crockery.
The bedroom is a real treat and sings of the British countryside; with its trio of leafy green printed walls, lime green ticking stripe headboard and matte forest green side tables. The king-size bed is dressed with fresh white linens and accompanied by chic brass bedside wall lamps and a terracotta orange scalloped-edge dresser opposite. Draw back the draped white linen curtains and you’ll find a set of double French doors overlooking the garden. Next door, the paisley print en-suite bathroom with its roll-top bath tub and separate shower, filled with glorious details from natural botanical Bramley products to the sea shell lined window.
Beyond the French doors from the bedroom, you have The Bakery’s small but sweet enclosed gravel garden area with a table and chairs, lined with potted plants and fragrant herbs. Just a few steps from your beside, this makes for the perfect sun dappled morning breakfast post-slumber.
This property accepts 1 dog for an additional fee of £40.
The Bakery sits at the heart of Gittisham, a traditional thatched village once described by Prince Charles as ‘Devon’s prettiest village’. Gittisham is on the edge of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, characterised by its rural rolling hills reaching all the way down to the famous Jurassic coast, peppered with a fantastic array of beaches and seaside towns.
One of the popular Pig hotels is within walking distance from The Bakery and is home to a fantastic hotspot of a restaurant known for its 25-mile-radius produce philosophy, perfect for wholesome, long lazy lunches.
The Bakery is only a short distance from the city of Exeter and town of Honiton. The nearest train station is only a 10 minute drive away in Honiton and Exeter Airport is just a 15 minute drive away.
We recommend a car so you can make the most of the surrounding countryside and coastline but there’s also plenty to be explored by foot if you’d prefer.
There isn’t private parking at the property but there’s usually always parking available opposite The Bakery and plenty more in the village itself. Check-in from 4pm and check-out is by 10am.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Check-in from 4pm and check-out is by 10am.
FOOD & DRINK
– The Pig at Combe selects its menu based on local catches of the day and the best of Honiton’s butcher, accompanied by freshly picked vegetables from the impressive kitchen garden. A lovely setting for lunch or dinner with covered outdoor seating available.
– The Holt in nearby Honiton is a pub, restaurant and smokehouse. They also host smashing tapas nights on Wednesdays.
– Hix Oyster & Fish House is perched on the hillside offering panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast and the Cobb (the old stone pier in Lyme Regis).
– Other noteworthy restaurants in Lyme Regis include Lilac and Robin Wylde; these sister restaurants both place a strong focus on seasonal and local produce.
– Glebe House has a gorgeous farm to table restaurant amid the hills offering a regularly changing 4 course set menu. Open Thursday – Sunday.
– Explore the diverse and unspoilt East Devon countryside and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounding the property; where you can take superb walks with views across the Axe and Otter Valleys. Majestic forests can be found within the Iron Age hillfort, Blackbury Camp, and (if you’re here at the right time of year) home to blankets of bluebells.
– The World Heritage Site and iconic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast are only a short 15 minute drive from The Bakery. Walk along the South West Coastal Path and visit the remote beaches at Branscombe or Beer. Feeling adventurous? Take a boat out and try your hand at a spot of mackerel fishing.
– While away an afternoon at the picturesque seaside towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis; home to great restaurants, galleries and independent craft shops
– Bicton Park Botanical Gardens are award winning World Heritage gardens where you can enjoy 60 acres of sweeping lawns and rare plants.
– Check out the antique shops in Honiton for one-off local finds. There’s even a museum dedicated to local antique collections alongside the famous Honiton lace at the Allhallows Museum.
- - Entrance Hall
- - Open-Plan Living, Kitchen & Dining Room
- - King-Size Bedroom
- - Bathroom with Roll-Top Bath & Separate Shower
- - Enclosed Gravel Garden with Outdoor Furniture
Country Walks on Your Doorstep
Travel Cot & HighChair (Available On Request)
Minimum 3 Night Stay
Accepts 1 dog (£40 per dog)