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Higher Lodge

Cockington - Devon

Higher Lodge

Cockington - Devon

"Mystery and intrigue awaits you at this historic gate house that begins the Agatha Christie Literary Trail, in this charming part of Devon."

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"Mystery and intrigue awaits you at this historic gate house that begins the Agatha Christie Literary Trail, in this charming part of Devon."

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2

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Higher Lodge is listed in affiliation with Rural Retreats.

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  Highlights...

  • Set on the corner of a 460 acre country park overlooking the cricket grounds and arboretum.
  • Only half a mile walk across the countryside to the seafront.
  • The Estate is featured on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail.
  • Visit Agatha Christies estate at nearby Greenway.

  You should know...

  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Minimum of a three night stay.
  • Sorry, barbecues are not permitted due to thatch.

The Details...

Higher Lodge is a listed, thatched, cob cottage; the site of which dates back to the early 17th century and it was once the gate house to the historic Cockington Estate. The Estate is featured on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail as the celebrated crime writer regularly visited in her youth and dedicated her book Why didnt they ask Evans? to the former owners.

The unique, timbered property is nestled in the corner of the 460 acre country park, which is a designated wildlife site and overlooks the Estates cricket grounds and arboretum. Guests at the property have access to the park at all times and can wander through the apple orchard, feed the ornamental carp at the lakes of the ancient monastery, visit the Norman church, explore the manor house and its gardens or watch an afternoon cricket match during the summer months. The outbuildings of the manor house contain an acclaimed craft centre where all year round local tradespeople are engaged in glassblowing, ironmongery, painting and chocolate making with their unique wares on sale. To the east of Cockington lies the seafront, about half a miles walk away across the countryside.

Cockington itself is an ancient fishing and farming village in a small valley and is estimated to be around 2500 years old. Visitors will find within a short walk of the property charming tea houses, small local shops and a large ale house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. These are all scattered among numerous old thatched houses and medieval remains, making Cockington one of the most beautiful and most photographed villages in England. A visit to Cockington is a step back in time.
This lovely house sleeps four, with two bedrooms and two en-suite shower rooms. Gas fired "wood burning" effect stove. Electric oven with separate gas hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and dishwasher, as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside there is an enclosed, lawned garden with furniture for sitting outside on warm days and parking for two vehicles.

Lovers of Agatha Christies work will enjoy the fascinating garden of potent plants at Torre Abbey and her estate at Greenway. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham with their bustling ports, fishing boats, beaches, coastal walks and many restaurants are all very close by. Walk the many footpaths over the 460 acre estate, through the orchard, arboretum and lakes complex, enjoy the spectacular beauty of Dartmoor, or walk to the seafront, only half a mile away from the property.

There are festivals to enjoy all year round, including the world famous Agatha Christie celebration in September. Go to the Agatha Christie Literacy Trail in the local area, as well as Cockington Court, the trail takes you to the Majestic Hotel (aka The Imperial Hotel), Churchston Station and Elberry Core, plus other 16 sites.

Features...

Essential Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Shower
Tech
  • DVD Player
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Nearby...

  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop

Higher Lodge

  Nearest Airport

Exeter

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How to book...

Higher Lodge is listed in affiliation with Rural Retreats.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now  

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