Not that long ago Hill View was the milking shed on a farm in the rolling hills of East Devon but times change and now it’s been creatively transformed into seriously stunning group accommodation that sleeps 14 people in 7 bedrooms (6 en suite and 1 with a private bathroom), and there's room for 2 more guests at an extra charge per person. There’s a hot tub on the patio overlooking countryside that’s much as it was a hundred years ago, and inside is a huge open plan living space that makes for very sociable and happy holidays. Interiors combine quirky contemporary style, rustic character and a raw industrial edge to perfection, from the secret door at the end of the kitchen to the latest bathrooms and the worktop inlaid with 2p pieces (just wait till you see it!).
Hill View is right on the edge of the quiet village of Southleigh, just a few miles from Colyton and Beer on the Jurassic Coast. It’s so gorgeous round these parts and you can step out from the doorstep and explore to your heart’s content; walk the high hedged lanes, discover footpaths through fields and along ancient holloways. Beer is just a ten minute drive away, a quiet fishing village with a very relaxing ambience that makes you want to linger; have a mooch around the shops, hire a boat from Beer Self Drive Motorboats and go mackerel fishing, follow the South West Coast Path over to Branscombe, stop for lunch at the Fountain Head or stroll back and have fish and chips in the clifftop garden of the Anchor Inn.
In the other direction is the small town of Colyton where you’ll find local shops and pubs, and a nice riverside walk; go to the station and catch the tram for a leisurely ride through Seaton Marshes, come back for tea at the Tramstop Café and then have a browse around The Vintage Shed next door. Only slightly further is Seaton where there are supermarkets and dog friendly beaches; have a family adventure at Seaton Jurassic then stroll along the promenade to the Hideaway Café tucked away between the cliffs.
The beauty of Hill View is that there is so much to see and do within just a short drive; with the coast so close you could go to a different beach everyday - play on the sands at Sidmouth, go to Exmouth for watersports, to Branscombe for Enid Blyton days out, or to Lyme Regis to stroll along the Cobb, visit the Marine Aquarium or Dinosaur Museum, and hunt for fossils. Have a family trip to Pecorama where the young ‘uns will be in their element with outdoor and indoor play areas; go to the Donkey Sanctuary for a free day out, to see the animals at Axe Valley Wildlife Park or Wildwood Escot. Further afield you can have a great day out at Crealy Adventure Park, or head down to Exeter where you can take the kids to Clip n Climb, and have a tour of the beautiful cathedral and the medieval underground passages. Get back to Hill View, sit in the garden or soak in the hot tub with a drink whilst the sun sets in the Devon hills; perfick as they say round here. Book today!