Bulls Court House

Colyton, Devon
+44 (0)7480 751604
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A rambling characterful house full of art and antiques in the centre of Colyton. Walk two doors down to the pub; bring the dog


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

You’re right in the heart of Devon’s ‘most rebellious’ town; this rambling 16th century house has had many lives – once a stage coach business, a smithy and then a shop, it’s been sensitively restored to keep many of the original beams and features. Set over three floors, there’s a dining room with a log-burner, a snug, a living room and cosy bedrooms. There’s plenty of room to spread out so it’s great for balancing the needs of mixed age groups.

The kitchen isn’t huge but has everything you need to cook – stock up at River Cottage Kitchen and Deli (three miles) or walk two doors down to The Kingfisher for classic pub food, a pint in the beer garden and boules.

This is a great spot for walkers: follow a path straight from the door, through the Coly Valley to the coast or take the antique tram (it leaves from Colyton and you’ll find excellent cream teas at the station) to Seaton for sea kayaking and paddle boarding. Hike more trails in Dartmoor National Park – half an hour away.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring all the nearby beaches
  • The beautiful tapestries, antiques and art
  • Setting off for walks from the doorstep
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You should know

  • The outside space is just big enough for a bench and chairs
  • You must park the car a few streets away
  • The stairs up to the second floor are steep


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £680
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per week.
1 House for 6
From £1004 beds3 bedrooms


This is the perfect base to explore all that this great area has to offer- a house steeped in history in a small town with a gorgeous church. All the furniture has been carefully sourced and is a great blend of old and new, with plenty of art to admire. Pop along the road to the pub or head out for long walks from the door. The coast is close and so are loads of great eating options.

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The neighbourhood

Colyton is a quaint Devonian village with a historical church, a few good pubs and a handful of small shops. There’s plenty to do nearby: Beer is 10 minutes in the car – go for fantastic fish restaurants; Branscombe (15 minutes) has two pubs, The Mason’s Arms and The Fountain Head, and a pebbled beach. Axmouth Estuary is famous for bird watching – spot Egrets and listen for curlews.

Local points of interest from Sheila Preston & Nick Moseley

  • Ride the vintage tram to Seaton. Sit open-top (bring a jumper) and watch for rare waders as you pass through the beautiful Axe estuary and conservation area. Arrive at Seaton-the gateway to the Jurassic coast- and kayak on the beach.
  • If you like craft beer, look for signs to 'Dark Place' a short stroll away. Lovely quirky bakery/cafe next door. There's a great fish and chip shop in Colyton, or if you want to cook yourself, there's a well recommended locally sourced butcher.
  • Visit the famous Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage restaurant and cookery school at their organic farm or the River Cottage Cafe in Axminster. Both are very near to us See https://www.rivercottage.net
  • Walk through the meadows for miles alongside the Coly river in both directions.
  • Look for medieval buildings in the village and visit the even older parish church of St Andrews which dates back to Norman times, with its unusual octagonal tower and beautiful stained glass.
  • Colyton Carnival week (31st August-7th September) is not to be missed and if you can't be bothered to leave the house you'll have a grandstand view from the dining room window!


Sheila Preston & Nick Moseley

Sheila and Nick live in The Chilterns, so you’ll let yourself in and there’s a housekeeper on hand to help if you need it. Sheila runs her own coaching business; Nick trains actors – they’re both passionate about history and know a lot about the house and the area. Nick’s father was a vicar in a nearby parish and they love coming back for holidays with their children and dogs.