Rydon Stables

Budleigh Salterton, Devon
+44 (0)1395 567440

A wisteria-clad cottage by Budleigh Salterton and the sea; bike and stroll along the river Otter to bakeries, galleries and pubs


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Inside is wonderfully light and bright with French windows opening onto a tiny garden with a pear tree and a barbecue. There are games and books for children and all the best gadgetry. Lovely Gill leaves you fluffy white bath towels and Ren bath products.

If you’re lucky (and quiet) you’ll spot otters, kingfishers and avocets along the river, or drive to Bicton Park to explore the gardens on the little train. Dogs are given a welcome pack including a helpful list of dog-friendly venues.

Discover Budleigh Salterton, the oldest part of the Jurassic coast: hunt for fossils or fish for your dinner off a pebbly beach. Drive ten minutes further to join the South West Coastal Path.

Rydon Stables - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Strolling along the river bank spotting wildlife
  • Gill’s gorgeous mix of old and new design
  • Walking to Otterton Mill
Rydon Stables - Gallery

You should know

  • There’s not much space outside for kids to run around
  • The garden is partly overlooked by neighbours
  • Mobile reception is patchy at best


  • 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
  • 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

Special offer: We wanted to send you our best wishes at this difficult time and assure you of our dedicated assistance with any queries or worries about bookings you may have.

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks out of season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £71
Weekly price
from £495
1 Cottage for 4
From £712 bedrooms


What a great success this holiday was.....................! The things we loved were - The amazing attention to detail - everything we needed was already in place. Fantastic accessibility of beach, pub,walks and attractions, so less time in the car. Lovely people in the village and in the community shop made us realise what good quality of life is all about. Lovely, lovely Devon.

David, Kingston on thames

We have LOVED our stay here in Otterton because of this gorgeous place. I really do wish we had discovered it sooner! It has been perfect for all three of us. We have all loved the walk behind us. Yesterday we even had the joy of discovering about six young foxes playing together. Exmouth beach at low tide, beautiful Budleigh, the cliff walks, the Otter...it's all been just perfect. We've been made to feel so welcome here, too. It was good to meet you yesterday. I don't want to go home!

J, Cheshire

I cannot recommend this property highly enough. It is well positioned - on main road through Otterton but no disturbance from traffic, beautifully converted, retaining character and height but with modern furnishings. It's all beautifully appointed and equipped, everything chosen with thoughtful care - good quality towels, bed linen, crockery saucepans, appliances. We were warm in December as there is a wonderfully efficient woodburner and night storage heaters as well as other wall heaters. A real plus was the tourist information on the whole area - maps, walk books and eating recommendations

Jennifer, Sherborne

You couldn't be positioned in a better location here- a great selection of beaches to choose from, loads of places to eat within walking/ short driving distance and an array of activities to enjoy. This is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors (beaches, walks, cycles, fossiling, bird watching to name a few) and then end the day with some delicious food in the village. Great for families or friends- it would be hard to run out of activities here. Or you could just relax in front of the log burner!

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

Another wonderful stay at Rydon Stables. Every comfort & convenience included and Otterton is delightful. The Mill and River Otter walk to Budleigh Salterton are charming and the Community Shop is a great asset. Can recommend Rockfish restaurant for delicious fresh fish. Thankyou for a wonderful relaxing week in this unique part of Devon

C, London

This lovely cottage in a perfect location for exploring the best of this area. The weather has been wonderful and we have enjoyed returning to the comfort of Rydon Stables at the end of a perfect day. We particularly liked Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth and Beer. Coffee and cake at the Mill followed by a river walk to Budleigh Salterton was a favourite. Wonderful lunch on the Floating Restaurant on the river Exe comes highly recommended - fabulous!

Jenny & sandy, Cumbria

This was our second visit to Rydon Stables. Quite simply it ticks all our boxes- close to the beach, the pub and lots of beautiful locations. Also the cottage is the cleanest we have ever stayed in - what a pleasure! We wish we could stay here and not go back to London.................we wish!

James, London

We have had a great week in Devon in the village of Otterton. We have explored the area and found so much to do that we never ventured further afield as we had planned! Very good food in the area - we went to the Floating Restaurant, Rockfish and Lympstone Manor, the new restaurant of Michael Cains. We can recommend all of them! Rydon Stables is a perfect location, thank you so much

Robert, Cheltenham

Just has the most fantastic week with sunshine every day. This was a return visit for us as we had enjoyed Rydon Stables 2 years ago. The accommodation is perfect and the location ideal for us, close to the sea yet within walking distance of Otterton Mill and the pub. Thank you for a great return holiday

Robin, London

This is a great location and we can recommend it highly. The main advantages for us were high standard accommodation within easy reach of all the things we need for a perfect holiday - 5 minutewalk to the pub and Otterton Mill, great foodie locations like Darts Farm, 5 minutes in the car to the beach and lots of beautiful walks and locations. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

Helen, London

We are keen walkers and walked the SW Coastal path from the beginning of the Jurassic Coast at Exmouth to beyond Lyme Regis. Rydon Stables was the most perfect location and setting. We could not have asked for more, all the little extras were very welcome. This cottage has been prepared with love and is highly recommended.

James, London

We are avid golfers and can recommend Rydon Stables as a brilliant base for golfers. Set in a village it is within 20 minutes of several top quality golf courses, with many more within a 45 minute drive. The pub is great for evenings after being outside all day and the food was good, also excellent local Otter beer! The area is beautiful, lovely coastal towns, all unspoiled with lots of charm. Rydon Stables is a high quality property, beautifully presented and sparkling clean. A really good holiday in a perfect location.


I cannot recommend this property enough. We had every requirement met to our satisfaction and more. The location is perfect - ideal for either local visits or accessing a great deal of the Westcountry. The local pub and Otterton Mill are 5 minute walk, so perfect in the evening.


A great place for high quality accommodation together with easy access to the beach, walking distance to the pub and Otterton Mill, for eating out. We can recommend the high quality furnishings, attention to detail and immaculate accommodation. Ideal for couples seeking high levels of comfort. We had a great week!


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The neighbourhood

The cottage is in postcard-pretty Otterton. You’re walking distance from Otterton Mill, a community space with a bakery and café, gallery and music venue. Leave the car behind for gentle walks along the river Otter through fields and meadows to the sea at Budleigh Salterton. The village has a store run by volunteers (five minutes’ walk) and a great pub, The King’s Arms. Exeter is 20 minutes’ drive and has excellent restaurants.

Local points of interest from Gill Barlow

  • Otterton Mill is 5 minutes walk away,on the River Otter, with restaurant, gallery and artisan bakery. Village shop now open.
  • 5 minutes by car to the beach at Budleigh Salterton
  • The village pub is a 5 minute walk away. Michael Cains Lympstone Manor, The Floating River Exe Restaurant and Rockfish seafood Restaurant are all close by
  • 20 minutes by car to historic Exeter, with its Cathedral and new shopping centre
  • Go fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast - right on your doorstep!
  • 5 minutes by car to Woodbury Park, Nigel Mansell's Golf and Leisure resort


Gill Barlow

Gill has lived in Otterton for 25 years and has been in the self-catering trade even longer – she’s won awards for her service. Passionate about the West Country and all its spoils, she can recommend the best farmers’ markets for regional produce (she was on Masterchef).