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Mattress Cottage

Broadclyst, Devon

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These three adjoining cottages together form Mooredge Cottages: a thatched row (formerly one farmhouse) close to the village of Broadclyst, on the edge of the Killerton estate and a few miles north-east of Exeter. The cottages are a marvellous example of traditional Devon building and contain many original features including open-beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and latticed windows. The three cottages share a large garden and parking area. With Dartmoor within easy reach, the popular south coast nearby and the rural countryside of East Devon on their doorsteps, these cottages make an ideal base for exploring some of Devons finest scenery. Closer to home, there is more than enough of interest on the Killerton estate alone to occupy an entire holiday. There is a pub and shop within walking distance in Broadclyst.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting/dining room with solid fuel stove in inglenook fireplace, kitchen.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single), bathroom with electric shower over the bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Garden: Shared garden with Broad Ley and Longmeadow cottages.

Parking: Shared parking area with Broad Ley and Longmeadow cottages.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

South Devon
The view from Wembury Point, near Plymouth, Devon with the Great Mew Stone in the distance. © David Noton

South Devon is a vivid contrast to the rest of the county: almost a world within a world with an atmosphere and scenery all of its own. After the dramatic, rugged coastlines of North Devon, the high wilderness of Dartmoor and the settled rural charm of East Devon, here you have an extraordinarily vibrant land ablaze with the colours of the red sandstone cliffs, the exotic semi-tropical plants growing in the warm atmosphere, and the myriad greens and blues of the river estuaries burrowing their way deep into the pastoral landscape. There are beautiful coastal towns to discover, such as Salcombe, Dartmouth and Paignton, as well as inland towns like Kingsbridge and Totnes, steeped in history. With its mild and sunny climate, palm tree-lined seaside towns, estuaries filled with boats, and sandy beaches in sheltered coves, South Devon is a wonderful place for an annual holiday or short break.

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  • Crealy adventure park
  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Killerton: Clyston Mill
Killerton: Clyston Mill Historic working watermill in idyllic riverside setting
Killerton: Budlake Old Post Office
Killerton: Budlake Old Post Office Charming example of a 1950s Post Office Room with cottage garden
Killerton: Marker's Cottage
Killerton: Marker's Cottage Thatched medieval cob house with smoke-blackened timbers and painted wooden screen
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

  • Kath & Ken Wilmshurst
    Thank you so much for your help in making our family gathering such a success

    What a wonderful job the trust did in changing us from a snowbound cottage to Mattress which was beatifully clean and warm to welcome us on our arrival. Thank you so much for your help in making our family gathering such a success

  • Elizabeth & Richard Cosford
    We have really enjoyed our stay here

    We have really enjoyed our stay here. This is our first time in a NT cottage - it is good to know we are supporting a worthy cause. Thank you for milk, biscuits, flowers and for a clean cottage

  • Andrew, Briony, Maggie & Mark
    We had a lovely stay

    We had a lovely stay in Mattress Cottage. The stove kept us nice and warm

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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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