The Pheasant

Woodbury, Devon
+44 (0)7929 049670

A lovely thatched cottage in a bustling village with pretty gardens front and rear, a big kitchen with stable door and good walks for miles


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

What was a 1601 longhouse is now three cottages and you get the middle one, thatched and perfectly spruced. Come through a latch gate into the garden with raised beds, wiggly paths, lots of grasses and established roses. Round a corner and hidden under a vine-covered gazebo you’ll find a roomy roll top bath, fairy lit at night and perfectly private but you may have to be quiet as there are neighbours.

The kitchen is ample for sociable cooking and has all the gear you need plus, strangely, a pull down double bed hidden in a cupboard for extra bods. There’s a little extra loo down here too. Olive oil, tea, coffee and a vast selection of sun hats are waiting for you, and a bottle of wine. A cosy sitting room has a large fireplace, a coffee table made of old school desks and very comfy seating. Art is original and fun.

Walk your socks off, Andy has dogs and leaves you all the nearby routes. Return to much comfort in the bedrooms.

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We think you'll love

  • Lolling about in the roll top bath in the garden, perhaps with a book if you can get it to yourself
  • Being lazy and walking down to the pub, or getting a takeaway from the village - there's a good Chinese apparently
  • Bringing your dog and exploring all the walks around the village
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You should know

  • You will hear the busy road in the gardens and in the house
  • Please don't light any candles - the thatch!


  • 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
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays, Mon-Fri; 3 nights at weekends, Fri-Mon; or 7/10/14-night bookings from a Friday.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£35 per dog per stay.

Restaurants, 6 miles.


Nightly price
from £180
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
Dogs, £35 per dog per stay.
1 House for 4
From £1803 beds2 bedrooms


Thank you for making our weekend away extra special! A beautiful warm welcome for us and the dogs, we felt relaxed and cosy by the fire after enjoy many walks. Plenty to do without going very far, from beach , woods to pubs, the dogs had a great weekend too.

Paige, Exeter

We enjoyed our stay at the pheasant, with exceptionally friendly and responsive hosts, and lots of lovely details, especially for the kids. Very dog friendly which was great. There are lots of lovely details to the decoration of the cottage which made it a pleasure to be in.

Anushka, London

Come and spend your days walking in gorgeous countryside with your dog, then return to a very pretty and comfortable house and garden with a good pub in the village. Or cook in the swish kitchen with the stable door open to the garden. Make sure you have a bath in the garden.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Woodbury is a busy village with a church, school, shop, two pubs (owners recommend the White Hart for food) and a very friendly feel. You can walk up onto Woodbury Common, a large area of heathland perfect for dogs. Join the Exe Trail and walk to Topsham then get the bus back. There's a sandy beach six miles away at trendy Exmouth, along with a floating seafood restaurant. Farm shops abound.

Local points of interest from Andrew Beavers & Shaun Sellings

  • We are classed as an area of outstanding beauty, perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. We have safe roads & footpaths leading to the Pebbled Heath and forest walks, within a mile from the Cottage, such an expanse of beautiful views & sea.
  • Our local Michelin star chef, Michael Caine is close by in Lympstone as is his newly opened restaurant, Mickeys on Exmouths trendy sandy beach. Casual dining, ice cream parlour, laid back super cool. Start at The Point bar and grill on the Marina.
  • Topsham is an abundance of unusual independent shops amongst its twisty lanes leading to the Estuary Antique Centre, great cafes, eateries, dog friendly pubs.
  • All our East Devon Villages & beaches are close by. Favourites are Budliegh Salterton, Sidmouth &Beer, great for a crab sandwich, pasty or a cream tea. Pebbly beaches surrounded by majestic cliffs. Pick up your freshly caught fish at the Fish Hut.
  • Exmouth the perfect family choice. It’s sandy beach is a hive for kayaking, kite and wind surfing all year round. Kids will love the toy train ride, bowling, amusements and rock pool fishing. Crealy theme park and the Donkey Sanctuary are all close.
  • For garden & National Trust lovers we are surrounded by RHS gardens. Bicton Park is a wonderful experience. Also our local farm shops home grown,fished & livestock, Greendale Farm &Darts Farm offer an amazing selection of food, gifts & local products.


Andrew Beavers & Shaun Sellings

Shaun studied flute and singing at the Royal College of Music, then started his own company where he met Andy, who had spent many years as a Manager for Premier Inns. They have two lively dogs and live about five miles from the cottage - Andy will most likely meet and greet, or if you come late, will pop in the next day. They are generous souls and really want you to be happy in their cottage.