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Forest Cottage


nr Exeter, Devon

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Forest Cottage lies in the heart of Ashclyst Forest the largest tract of woodland on the Killerton estate. The cottage is semi-detached, part-thatched and spacious, with its own large garden to front and rear. This is a magical and secluded spot, with the forest all around - a haven for wildlife - and many way-marked walks to explore. It is also within easy reach of the sea and the upland wildernesses of Dartmoor and Exmoor and so makes an ideal comfortable base for exploring futher-a-field.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Sitting room with solid-fuel stove, dining room, steps down to kitchen, shower room with lavatory.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 2 twins), bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage and convector heating is included.

Parking: Parking for up to 3 cars within the grounds of the cottage.

Garden: The garden boarder is mainly hedgerow; therefore dogs will be able to access the forest and adjoining cottage garden unless supervised.

Television: A Television and DVD are provided, however please note the television reception is poor due to the location. Visitors may wish to bring their own DVDs.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Please Note: With this cottage being situated within the wood we feel we ought to point out there are inevitably some ticks evident in the woodland - a part of the natural countryside.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden Appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
place to visit
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  • Crealy adventure park
  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Killerton: Budlake Old Post Office
Charming example of a 1950s Post Office Room with cottage garden
Killerton: Marker's Cottage
Thatched medieval cob house with smoke-blackened timbers and painted wooden screen
Killerton: Clyston Mill
Historic working watermill in idyllic riverside setting
Killerton Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection
A la Ronde
A la Ronde Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections
Knightshayes Court
Knightshayes Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden with outstanding plant collection


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • March 2016
    • Unknwon
    Comfortable cottage

    Cottage was well fitted and comfortable.

  • Carol Adams
    • January 2016
    • Wiltshire
    Wonderful break

    We wanted to get away for a relaxing break over the Christmas period and we choose Forest Cottage as it was within a couple of hours drive from our home, we could take our family dog, and it was in a location providing plenty of opportunities for walking. No wi-fi and limited television at the cottage was a blessing and ensured we spent quality time as a family relaxing over a jigsaw, playing board games, reading, knitting, walking and running in the forest and enjoying preparing meals together in the lovely kitchen, all the things that get squeezed out by time constraints from our normal family lives at home. The cottage was really comfortable and spacious enough for five adults and a dog. We had a wonderful break and hardly left the cottage and the forest all week - just what we all needed - it was just totally relaxing.

  • Ms Goldsworthy
    • November 2015
    • Cornwall
    Made enjoyable....

    The cottage was in an outstanding location deep in the forest with immediate access to walks in all directions. The cottage was well equipped, spacious, warm and welcoming with a stunning inglenook fireplace. We much appreciated the welcome tray, milk and flowers.

  • Mr Cooper
    • November 2015
    • Staffordshire
    Everything is good!

    Everything about the NT Cottage experience is good. I have to say that it starts with speaking to your own NT staff at the booking office - they show true enthusiasm for the role. Please never outsource this part of the operation. Caretakers are always very helpful, and this is a two-way street - we try to be flexible to help them resolve any issues that may occur. Cottage preparation always very good. We try to leave them the same way.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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