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Luxury Dog-Friendly Self-Catering Holiday Cottages on the Somerset - Devon Border 

Cottages in Taunton, Wellington, Somerset or Devon

Chipley Escapes 

Are you looking for Luxury, Dog-Friendly, Self-Catering Holiday Cottages
on the Somerset - Devon Border? 
Or perhaps a c
ottage in Taunton, Wellington, Somerset or Devon?

  Close to Exmoor, the Blackdown Hills, the Quantocks and the Jurassic Coast, Chipley Escapes is an ideal base for walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, water sports, golf and horse riding, it is perfectly situated for work or play.

Exterior Shot of Chipley Escapes

Otters Holt & Rooks View

Otters Holt is a two bedroom apartment that offers stylish interiors within a stunning medieval home that dates back to the mid-1400’s. This wonderful holiday property offers all the comforts of home with a huge amount of charm and character (including low beams). Add a large dose of country chic to that and you have a captivating retreat for guests looking to relax and enjoy this wonderful part of Somerset.
Rooks View, a one-bedroom cottage is a delightful barn conversion - available soon.



On arrival you will find freshly picked bunches of flowers from the owner's garden and a welcome pack *Breakfast Hamper comprising of a freshly baked loaf of bread, eggs, homemade jam, homemade scones, organic apple juice - pressed from the owner’s own apple trees, butter, a pint of milk, tea, coffee and sugar. Top-up supplies and freshly grown vegetables from the garden are also available on request. Gluten, dairy free or vegan diets are also catered for, just let us know in advance.


 Home made bread, cakes, preserves and more waiting for you on arrival. Plus eggs straight from the hens in the garden


 Ultra fast reliable free WIFI provided by Starlink


 Private courtyard with table and chairs, plus a barbecue for al fresco dining


 Cosy wood burner with logs provided for your first day


 Two well behaved dogs are welcome. Dog treats, blankets and feeding station


Private parking for two vehicles on the premises

* Complimentary breakfast hamper only available for stays of two nights or more. Alternatively, it can be purchased for £15 if ordered in advance.



Airbnb Superhost 2022/23 Customer Choice Award 2022/23

Wonderful Stay


"We had a wonderful stay at Otters Holt. The hosts were wonderful and helpful. The place itself is amazing and is pretty much in the middle of everything! "


Will Bedfordshire

A Delight

"Otters Holt is a delight. It is tastefully furnished and was well equipped for our short break. Fiona is an excellent host, giving a warm welcome and helpful advice. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and contained delicious homemade goodies. Posies of fresh flowers were also a lovely touch. We really enjoyed our stay."

Robin Shropshire

Friendly & Welcoming

Very friendly, welcoming hosts and lots of nice touches such as the welcome hamper and dog blankets/treats. Very cosy with the wood-burner and walkable to the local pub and local cafe (both delicious) 

David Yorkshire

Welcome hamper of homemade goods on arrival at Otters Holt holiday let, Chipley Escapes


There are loads of things to do, all within easy reach….

A short walk across the fields will bring you to the popular village pub, The Martlet, open most days with good food, an outdoor garden and dog friendly too. The White Post Café, also less than a mile away, is another popular place with the locals serving barista coffee, cakes and light lunches. The White Post also has a well-stocked nursery and a couple of interesting little shops to have a wander around whilst you are there. 

Chipley Escapes is situated on the outskirts of Exmoor National Park and the AONB's of the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills, so there are plenty of opportunities for exploring, riding, hiking and cycling. There are two cycling routes within half a mile, with many more nearby. For those walking the Southwest Coast Path, arrangements can be made to drop off and pick up. Otters Holt offers secure storage in the stairwell for your bicycles complete with hanging hooks for your helmets and wet weather gear.

In addition, the coasts of North Devon and Somerset, the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the South Devon seaside resorts are all under an hour’s drive. There is a guest folder plus guidebooks for you with information on activities, local dog walks, suggested excursions and restaurants.


 Dunster Castle, Knights Hayes Court and Fyne Court are all  on your doorstep


 Golf can be found at Oak Manor within 10 minutes, Pickeridge at Corfe, and Tiverton


National Hunt Racing at Taunton Racecourse is 25 minutes away


 Horse riding in stunning countryside on the Quantocks and Exmoor


 The Blackdowns, Quantocks & Brendon Hills are nearby and Langford  Heath is just five minutes down the road


Devon, Somerset and Dorset coast are all under an hour away


 Fly, course and sea fishing  at Clatworthy

Porlock Bay, Minehead, & Blue Anchor


 The Martlett, &

The White Post are both in walking distance in Langford Budville


 Pretty town within 10 minutes with independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes

Brochures on all the above, and more, can be found on arrival

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