Colyton, East Devon & The Jurassic Coast

You can book this property from:

  • £1,423 per week
  • £203 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 double bed
  • 7 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 7 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.2 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Superb detached Victorian country house, built in 1890, full of character and many original features, occupying an elevated position, in over an acre of beautiful gardens.

For guests of 6 or less some of the bedrooms could be excluded for use. This would be reflected in the reduced price quoted.
Knowles has been completely refurbished to an excellent standard, maintaining many of the original features. Lovely views over the gardens and to the countryside from most of the main rooms.

All rooms light and bright, many with fireplaces in the living areas and decorative fireplaces in the bedrooms. Stunning views from many of the bedrooms. Extremely well furnished.


Entrance Porch. Large Hall with Parquet flooring. Lounge, bay window with seat to enjoy the views of the beautiful gardens, fireplace, TV/DVD, Sky (family bundle)/ Sky Sport and BT Sport. Snug/second sitting room with TV/DVD, fireplace. Dining Room, serving hatch, seating around table for up to 13 persons. Electric hostess trolley. Butlers pantry with fridge and tea/drink making facilities. Two steps down into Conservatory with table and chairs, door to garden. Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Aga and electric cooker, table and chairs, leads to Scullery with kitchen sink and kitchen units. Back door leads to vegetable patch and herb garden. Utility room with Fridge/freezer and separate freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Victorian style pulley clothes dryer and an ideal space for walking boots and storing golf clubs etc. Second smaller hallway with a large coat rack. Spacious ground floor Cloakroom: Basin, WC.

Ground Floor Bedroom 1: Twin beds. Stunning views over the Valley. En-suite Shower Room: Basin, WC.

From the hall, a beautiful large oak staircase leads to the first floor with bedrooms 2-7.


Bedroom 2: King size bed, large bay window. En-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 3: Double bed. En-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 4: King size bed. En-suite Shower Room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 5: Single bed, wall mounted TV. En-suite Shower Room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 6: Twin beds.

Bedroom 7: Twin beds.

Two additional 3ft Storage beds are available for use in any of the Double/King Size bedrooms at an additional charge of £60 per person pw or part week.

Family Bathroom for Bedrooms 6 & 7: Bath, over-bath shower, basin, WC.

Bed linen and towels inclusive.
Electricity/central heating inclusive.
Aga. Electric cooker.
Fridge/freezer. Fridge. Freezer.
Washing machine.
Tumble dryer.
Cot x 1.
Highchair x 1.
Lounge TV, Sky (family bundle) with home cinema system with blu-ray player, I-pod docking station.
TVs/DVD x 3 in Snug are available in two bedrooms.
Telephone for incoming calls only.
This property is covered to entrance and external approaches by CCTV.

Outdoor Facilities
Large grounds, with well kept mature gardens – lawn areas. Croquet lawn. Five aside football goal. Golf practice net. Seating area around the pond. Greenhouse. Decked area. BBQ.

Parking: Ample parking in private drive for up to 6 cars.

Additional Information
Pets welcome, a fixed charge of £30 pw or part week per pet.

All shower/bathrooms have heated towel rails and lever taps.

Good housekeeping/cancellation deposit, £500. This is paid directly to the owner 6 weeks before the start of the holiday and is non refundable in case of cancellation. This amount is returned to you by the owner in full unless there are charges for breakage, damage, excess cleaning, cancellation.

This property is not covered by our Cancellation Protection Scheme and we strongly suggest you take out your own appropriate insurance.

The owners of Knowles can arrange for your online shopping order to be delivered prior to your arrival (Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco). *On request breakfast can be cooked and served in the Conservatory for guests. *Picnic hampers also available on request. *Mid week cleans available. *Babysitting by arrangement. *Extra charges apply.

Access information available on request.

Location and Area
The small friendly town of Colyton just a 5-minute walk away, steeped in history dating back to Saxon times, between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth with quaint shops, art galleries, antiques, a garden shop, inns serving real ales and eateries line the streets. Tennis courts are almost opposite and golf courses at Seaton, Lyme Regis and Honiton. Scenic walks along the River Coly and the countryside lanes. The electric tram runs along the Axe Valley passing the Nature Reserve to the coast at Seaton 3 miles away.

Colyford, 2-minute drive away, has a PO/Stores and butchers, 2 inns, a restaurant, Nature Reserve and Holyford Woods.

The coastal town of Lyme Regis is an easy 15-minute drive over the Devon border into Dorset, offering a wide variety of activities – fossil hunting, fishing trips and cliff top walks along the Jurassic Coast, including the Undercliff Nature Reserve to Seaton.

A 10-minute drive to the picturesque fishing village of Beer and Branscombe.

The seaside town of Sidmouth with spectacular beach is only a 15 minute drive with an excellent selection of shops, cafes, restaurants, indoor swimming pool and cinema.

The small thriving market town of Axminster, famous for the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ‘River Cottage Canteen’, shops and weekly street market is also a 15-minute drive away.

A wonderful house to spend a holiday in Devon with so much to see and do, family re-unions and celebrations or for corporate get togethers in and around Lyme Bay on the Jurassic Coast.


By Steven E on 24-May-2018 Lovely House - perfect for big families. Stayed at Knowles House with 5 other family members including elderly parents and a dog. Wonderful house with a terrific garden. Weather was perfect and garden was superb for chilling, sunbathing or even Yoga. Met by the owners who gave us a guided tour and explained everything we needed to know from the heating to the recycling. Lovely clean bedrooms with a twin on the ground floor with its own small lounge area perfect for the elderly who have difficulty with stairs. Layout of the kitchen with the cookers and crockery, separate sink room and a third utility room with large fridge and freezers take some getting used to but no big deal. There’s a standard cooker / low level grill if your not confident with using the Aga. Big flat screen TV in the lounge and plenty of small ones in the bedrooms if your that desperate to watch TV. Showers in the bedrooms were very good and we had no issues with hot water no matter what the time of day. Lovely walk for dog walkers alongside local river one minute from the house. Journeys out to local coastal towns didn’t take long in a car. Make your own mind up about the best ones to visit - we liked Beer but won’t be rushing back to Seaton! Lovely coastal walks between Seaton and Branscombe. Took a local taxi (The very helpful Bert from Seaton Taxi’s who took all 6 of us+ Dog) to the Ship Inn at Axmouth for a couple of evening meals - Quality food, highly recommended - make sure you book. Would definitely recommend this house. Show less Stayed: May 2018 Thank Steven E

Past Customer,

Reviewed 30 August 2017 Beautiful Victorian Home I stayed at Knowles with 11 family members including my elderly parents and children and it was a wonderful break for all of us. Knowles is a beautiful Victorian home that the owners once lived in with their parents. The house is very comfortable and cosy and each room has been left sympathetic to its origin which we all found lovely. The garden is amazing, the owners employ a gardener who clearly loves the garden as his own and keeps it pristine with beautiful flower beds and even a cottage garden with herbs etc growing in it which we were able to use. We were very lucky with the weather so we chose to stay at the house most days (we usually eat out a lot) but because the garden was so lovely we chose most days to hang around and eat Alfresco. The only negative I can think of is that we left our 2 dogs at home, what a mistake, they would have been in seventh heaven.

Past Customer,