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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 and an ancient apple tree. 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.

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.

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.

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

Offers: For any 3 night stay starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

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


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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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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Cooper
    • November 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    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.

  • Brian Tubman
    • September 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Lovely quiet position situated in forest and doorstep access to forest walks. Lovely big garden with laden apple tree, even though we were unable to sit out in garden once due to constant wet weather. Other comment: Better pillows.

  • Katherine Creswell
    • March 2015
    • West Midlands
    Wonderful week

    Warm cosy comfortable spacious amazing setting...... had a wonderful week! A beautiful setting..... Forest cottage really is in the forest. competent and confident driving skills are needed to reach it and in bad weather it could cause a problem! we actually found an easier way in than the given instructions!!

  • Val Wallace
    • December 2014
    • Cornwall
    Made special by:

    Being in forest. Lovely flowers in kitchen. House warm. Some coal left for fire.

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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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