Come and stay at Pippinsands in Devon and you’re guaranteed a wholesome helping of rest and relaxation.
Pippinsands used to be the farmhouse at Stonehayes Farm, back in the day. It’s a peaceful place with a very gentle ambience, as though it still retains the echoes of the happy family who lived here, the love and the laughter that filled the house. Oh, you can come here and shut the world outside the door; have days and nights entirely to yourselves, snuggled on the sofa in front of the wood-burner, legs stretched out, bedtime stories for the little ones by lamplight.
Wake up in the morning with a big stretch; here you are snucked away in an idyllic country cottage with a private hot tub and it's all yours for the whole of your stay. Pull back the curtains and hopefully there will be at least a little autumn sunshine to greet you. Get fresh eggs and thick slices of bacon sizzling, sit comfy at the handcrafted dining table and tuck in, looking out over the garden and the valley rolling on and on. Perfect. Nom nom.
We adore Pippinsands, we love an excuse to go this centuries old thatched cottage in Devon. We love the rustic charm that softly tiptoes out from the timbers in the walls, the chunky ceiling beams, deep window seats and original floorboards. And it all goes so well with the carefully chosen interiors, it’s all so crisp, so fresh and at the same time, incredibly homely.
After breakfast you might fancy a stroll in the 15 acre shared grounds; amble down to the River Luv, stop en route for the kids to have a play on the swings or a clamber on the fort. You might fancy jumping in the car and pootling off to the beach for a bracing walk along the sands; Beer is lovely and the rockpools are good when the tide is out. Same with Lyme Regis and whilst you’re there, climb up the stone steps they call ‘Granny’s Teeth’ and wander along The Cobb. Carry on along the sea front, up through the town and back down through the public gardens; pause to soak up the quaint and lovely feel of Lyme, the spectacular views of the Jurassic coastline.
Back at Pippinsands you can while away a couple of hours in the garden, soaking in the hot tub, watching squirrels tearing about in the treetops, scampering on the lawn. Put on something fancy and have dinner in one of the local pubs; The Holt in Honiton is good, and so are The Drewe Arms at Broadhembury and The Pig at Combe. Otherwise, order online with Dart Fresh and they’ll deliver goodies to you at Pippinsands; make a hearty casserole to have with buttery baked potatoes and fresh green veg, wash it down with a glass of full bodied red.
Look forward to restful nights full of the sweetest dreams; no traffic noise, no light pollution, no shouty neighbours, just stillness and moonlight, maybe owls hooting somewhere in the distance. Oh the loveliness, the loveliness! Pippinsands is so perfectly peaceful, you’ll have such a special break here. Come and forget the turmoil the world is in, come and unwind, come and be happy. Book your stay at Pippinsands today.