Fursdon Cottage

Exeter, Devon
+44 (0)1392 860860
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£120 - £323
per night
£838 - £1615
per week

Families, couples, walkers, dogs – all are welcome on the family estate, rich in tradition and peace. Views to Dartmoor


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£120 - £323 per night

£838 - £1615 per week

The Experience

Little wonder the Fursdon family has farmed here for so many generations. It’s beautiful – hugged by glorious Devon countryside near Exeter. Stroked by flowers, wisteria and sunshine, the mellow stone gardener’s cottage rests privately in a 750-acre estate.

Wake in a big, bright bedroom to vast views and a dawn chorus. Climb the private terraced garden and flop under a sweet chestnut with a glass of something cool. Relax inside by the log-burner, or in a quiet snug with plenty of armchairs.

This place was made for lovers of the great outdoors, with space for muddy boots and well-behaved dogs. Stroll to iron-age Cadbury Castle, discover quaint villages, farm shops, foodie pubs and revel in the Fursdon history: on Open Days, you can tour the manor and family museum.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking into the stunning countryside and parkland from your front door
  • The private and sheltered garden
  • The peace and quiet with views to Dartmoor
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You should know

  • There are visitors to the Manor House between April and September
  • You’ll need to drive for supplies and the pub


  • 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


Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £838
1 Cottage for 6
From £1206 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Reduced rates for 2 guests/couples travelling without pets. Pull-out bed best suited for children.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog bed, blankets, bowls and treats; towels for drying muddy paws and dog bags. Most local pubs are dog friendly - we've noted which ones in our visitor guide!

2 dogs per stay welcome free of charge.

Separate fenced back garden; estate lane outside the cottage with very occasional use and off-lead walks in nearby estate wood - dogs under control at all times please.


A beautiful location, deep in the countryside but only half an hour from Exeter. Fursdon Cottage is roomy and furnished and decorated with great style. The charming owners have equipped it with everything you might want. Nothing is too much trouble for the estate staff.

Patricia, Stroud

We have had the pleasure to stay at the lovely cottage this summer. First the cottage itself; it is simply lovely! With 4 adults and a 4 year old it was spacious enough to be able to do our own thing, even when it was raining and we all had to stay inside. Very clean, well equiped and of course a lovely setting. The weather wasn't really great during our stay but we still enjoyed the scenery. The view from the cottage is just amazing. Rain or sun, both are good, the green hills are simply stunning either way!

Daan, Barendrecht (The Netherlands)

Fursdon cottage was brilliant, we have stayed there a number of times before and always enjoyed our stay. The cottage is always very clean, well presented and welcoming, and Becky and the team are enormously helpful. There are beautiful views and the cottage is close enough to Exeter while also being able to enjoy rural Devon. The flapjacks, apple juice and flowers on arrival were a wonderful treat! We would definitely stay again

Jennie, London

We have absolutely loved our 3 nights here and don’t want to leave! Everything is just lovely! We had the fire going every day and played the board games with the speaker provided playing music – great to have that! We walked up to Cadbury castle which was very muddy, so to have the large utility room to take muddy boots off was great! Lila the springer also enjoyed the garden. We met my parents, who live locally, at the Beer Engine and the Fisherman’s Cot for lunches. And they came back for a cuppa and loved the cottage too. All in all, we had such a lovely stay – and we’re coming back!!

Sarah, West Byfleet

Fursdon Cottage has the most wonderful views to wake up to, whether rain or shine. Lovely accommodation, beautiful grounds and a great location. Take a walk to the meadow with a picnic, or just sit under the oak tree and listen to the birds. Huge number of places to visit nearby, and across Devon, and afterwards you’ll have the best night’s sleep ever!

Jo, Chiswick, London

Four of us stayed in this idyllic spot in the hills above the Exe valley for three nights in May. Tucked behind the Fursdon House there is no passing traffic and beautiful views. The cottage has been modernized and we were impressed at the intelligent thought that had gone into every detail, so although there was plenty of charm, it was very comfortable and everything worked well.

Vicky, Bradford Upon Avon

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The neighbourhood

Fursdon Cottage is on the historic Fursdon country estate. Woodland walks and an iron age hill top fort are right on the doorstep but for most other things you need a car. The nearest village, Thorverton, is 2 miles away and has a good little shop and a pub that serves food. It only takes half an hour and you're in Exeter with shops, supermarkets, plenty of places to eat and culture to explore.

Local points of interest from Emily Fursdon

  • Fursdon Cottage has the most spectacular views & there are lots of walks across the estate, right from the front door! We'll give you lots of information in your folder about where's good to walk (with or without the dog).
  • Families love it here and there is lots to entertain kids locally, from the famous Bickleigh Railway Centre to the brilliant museum RAMM in Exeter, as well as cycle trails, Clip 'n' Climb, water sports and some excellent family-friendly restaurants.
  • Fursdon is brilliantly situated for exploring Devon and its amazing array of beaches, both north and south. We have lots of favourites and can recommend ones for food, views, waves, bustle, peace - whatever you want really; we are truly spoilt for choice!
  • Exeter's history is longer than Fursdon's! The 11th century Cathedral is a must and often hosts craft markets on the Cathedral Green. Red Coat guides offer walking tours of all the best and most historic areas.
  • Dartmoor with its Tors is wonderful but try exploring Exmoor, where the heather topped moors, rivers and valleys tumble down to the dramatic north coast. A little further west it settles down to the sandy surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe.
  • As well as Fursdon's own historic house which is open in the summer, there are two lovely National Trust houses within a 20-minute drive: Killerton House, with its lovely costume displays and Knightshayes Court, with its Gothic splendour.


Emily Fursdon

Ollie and Emily and their two children are the 24th generation of the Fursdon family to be custodians of this ancient estate. Conserving and developing the estate to keep it sustainable for future generations of family and visitors is an exciting challenge for them and an ongoing project. They love to share their passion for the place with cottage guests.