A dreamy thatched-roofed retreat with high ceilings and elegant furnishings, secluded on the edge of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Surrounded by picture-perfect countryside, you’ll discover The Bakery in the Devon village of Gittisham… or, “Devon’s prettiest village,” as Prince Charles himself once described it.

Characterised by rolling hills that lead straight to the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic coast, Gittisham forms part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for rural views that promise to soothe your souls just as soon as you arrive.

Happily, the scenery is just as lovely inside the single-level cottage, and with one well-behaved dog welcome to join you and your loved one, nobody has to be left behind at home.

Make a cheerful entrance into the light-filled hall, straight into the elegant living space, filled with stylish furniture and lovingly-chosen accessories for a relaxed vintage-inspired feel. Eye-catching art lines the walls and wooden beams adorn the ceiling, while alcove windows add welcome splashes of sunlight.

The bedroom, meanwhile, is a symphony of the countryside, with its green leaf-printed walls, lime headboard, and forest-green side tables… oh, and a downy, linen-dressed kingsize bed!

Just behind the white linen curtains are double French doors that overlook the garden, an ideal spot for morning coffee, enjoyed to a soundtrack of joyous birdsong.

Wind down and freshen up in the glorious en-suite, which boasts stylish paisley-print walls and seashell-lined windows, a walk-in shower, and an indulgent roll-top bath tub. Just add a stack of fluffy towels and natural botanical Bramley toiletries, and you’re all set.

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  • A single-level, thatched-roof retreat for two, secluded on the edge of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the rural village of Gittisham.
  • Ideal for a romantic couple, one well-behaved dog is also welcome to stay (at an additional cost.)
  • Filled with stylish furniture and vintage-inspired accessories, the cottage also boasts modern self-contained facilities.
  • Relax with a drink in the charming garden, surrounded by lush potted plants and aromatic herbs.
  • There is a popular hotel and restaurant in walking distance, with the Axe and Otter valleys providing scenic backdrops for further walks. The Jurassic Coast is 15 minutes away by car.


  • Dog Friendly


Single-level, thatched-roofed retreat, sleeps 2 guests.  Entrance hall to open-plan living, kitchen and dining room: seating, TV, Wi-Fi, dining table and chairs, well-equipped kitchen with washing machine, welcome hamper.  Kingsize bedroom with dressing table, French doors to garden.  Bathroom with walk-in shower, WC, roll-top bathtub, towels, toiletries.  Enclosed garden with seating area.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, picnic spots, pubs, restaurants, village shops, historic sites, museums, botanical gardens

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Once you’ve settled in, why not grab some treats from your welcome hamper, pour a glass of wine, and chat with your loved one in the garden, surrounded by lush potted plants and aromatic herbs?

If you don’t feel like cooking dinner, there’s a popular hotel and restaurant in walking distance, which is well-known for whipping up mouth-watering cuisine from local produce.

Otherwise, explore the East Devon countryside at your leisure, perhaps with a meandering walk across the magnificent Axe and Otter valleys. If you’re jumping in the car, a 15-minute drive takes you to the historic Jurassic Coast, which is peppered with mesmerising beaches.

With everything from botanical gardens to incredible antiques to tempt you in the surrounding area, your stay at The Bakery is sure to be satisfyingly rich!

Things to note

Minimum 3-night stay. A travel cot and highchair are available on request. The owners recommend bringing a car to explore the surrounding countryside and coast.

Where you'll be staying

Gittisham, Devon

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