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Luxury ensuite accommodation for thirty two people

Colyton, Devon

Luxury ensuite accommodation for thirty two people

The Old Winery, plus the Thatched and the Flint Barn are spacious detached barn conversions sleeping 32+ that are perfect for large house parties, family get togethers, birthday parties and anniversaries. There are sixteen ensuite bedrooms, five permanent doubles and eleven can be 3' twins or 6' doubles. The oak dining table seats up to 34 when the other cottages are booked in conjunction with the Old Winery. See our listings for 26 and 32 under the same Higher Wiscombe name.

Near the South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the property sits in a private valley at the centre of East Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with our own 52 acres to explore, including woods, orchards, fields and streams.

Our website has 200 online guest reviews, virtual tours of each ciottage as well as videos covering all aspects of the property. The website also has online availability, pricing and booking.

The large 34'x 55' kitchen/dining room is perfect for house parties with the second kitchen making it ideal for catering on a large scale, and professional caterers are available too. There is a heated pool in season and a games room. We have many fabulous restaurants nearby, including River Cottage, Pig at Combe, Michael Caine's Lympstone Manor, Hix's Oyster and Fish Restaurant and many great local pubs. Higher Wiscombe have been winners of many awards including best Holiday Cottages in the South West, Winner of the National Self Catering Holiday of the Year, Best Dog-Friendly Business and numerous environmental awards, including a Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme award. The two three bedroomed cottages, all ensuite, are adjacent to The Old Winery and can be booked in conjunction to take capacity to 26 or 32. Our website is

Special Features

All bedrooms in the three cottages are ensuite and all can be double. Five have to be double, the rest can be 6’ doubles or twins. There are four bathrooms with showers and baths, fifteen bathrooms with showers and one bathroom with a roll top bath. The dining table can seat from 20 -34 with ease.


Dining table can seat up to 34. Thirteen ensuite bedrooms, 4 have to be supering doubles, 6 can be supering doubles or twins. 2 fully equipped kitchens with range cookers and large fridge.


The Old Winery has a large private terrace, which is not overlooked, with a wonderful view of the unspoilt valley below. Ample hardwood furniture is provided to sit outside in the warmer months and a large Weber barbeque is available (gas provided). Visitors are free to roam the 52-acre grounds, which include woodlands, orchards, pasture and streams with abundant wildlife. We also have a 500-year-old Oak tree that is designated one of the Great Trees of East Devon on our land that forms part of a County Wildlife Site. Dedicated parking spaces for up to 16 cars when booking The Old Winery along with both Flint and Thatched Barns with more available nearby if required. There is a heated swimming pool that guests can book for exclusive sessions and an indoor games room with full size table tennis and a table football table. EV Charging available.


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Local Area

The property is perfectly situated for the Jurassic Coast, with it's beaches at Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth, sailing at Exmouth and Lyme Regis and collecting fossils at Charmouth. Supermarket deliveries can be ordered from Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys. Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Tesco are all within a ten minute drive. Fabulous local restaurants including the two best gastro pubs in the South West within five miles, plus Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls River Cottage And Hix's Oyster and Fish within fifteen miles. The East Devon Way can be accessed on foot. The South West Coast Path is just a short distance away. It is an excellent base to explore the West Country. Near to numerous National Trust properties, RSPB reserves, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Pecorama and The Heritage Coast Walk. Guests receive a comprehensive information pack on local attractions, take-aways, places of interest and where to buy the best in local and organic food.

Pubs, bars, and restaurants

  • The Holt (7Km)
  • The Pig Hotel (7Km)
  • The Deer Park Hotel (7Km)
  • River Cottage (20Km)
  • Hix Oyster and Fish Restaurant (20Km)


  • Waitrose (7Km)
  • Sainsburys (7Km)
  • Tesco (7Km)
  • Great Butcher (7Km)

Railway stations

  • Honiton Railway Station (7Km)


  • Exeter Airport (20Km)
  • Bristol Airport (80Km)


Visit England

Green Tourism Business Scheme

Visit Devon Tourism Awards

Visit Devon Tourism Awards

Visit England Rose Award for Outstanding Customer Service 2015

Visit England National Tourism Awards

Owner's Big Deal - Save £3,000

Book between 28th Dec 2019 and 2nd Jan 2020

£7,995 £10,995

Essential Information

  • Sleeps 32 people in 16 bedrooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 4 Baths
  • 15 Showers
  • Dining table for 32 people
  • 16
  • Pets allowed Maximum of five dogs across the three cottages


View availability

Short breaks?

Out of season

Changeover day

Friday and Mondays

Facilities and Amenities


  • Double Rooms: 16
  • Cots: 3


  • WiFi/Internet
  • Owners on site

For your entertainment

  • TV
  • iPod
  • iPod dock

The Old Winery has four large double bedrooms with six foot wide beds, all en suite and six further ensuite bedrooms that can be 3’ twins or 6’ doubles. By adding the Flint and Thatched Barns, six more ensuite bedrooms are added, all can be double and five can be 6’ twins if required. The large sitting room has French doors that open above the terrace and offer a wonderful aspect of Southleigh valley. It also has a wood burner with plenty of logs (all from our own woods) along with squashy sofas to relax into. The television has freeview, a DVD and there is a CD/iPod players. There are two fully functioning kitchens within the Old Winery that facilitate catering on a grand scale. Each is equipped with 100 cm range cookers, a large fridge, a microwave and dishwasher as well as having six slot Dualit toaster and food processors and champagne buckets. It has separate laundry rooms with washing machines and tumble dryers. When booking all three cottages, use of a private cinema room is also included.

In the kitchen

  • Cooker
  • Range cooker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchen table
  • High chair provided


  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Terrace/patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

Nearby Activities

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Beach
  • Horse riding


Dates Price
All 3 properties for 1 week low season
28th Mar 2019 - 28th Mar 2020
All 3 properties for 1 week mid season
28th Mar 2019 - 28th Mar 2020
All 3 properties for 1 week high season
22nd May 2020 - 29th May 2020

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