House of Round

Colyton, Devon, England

Special eco roundhouse with raised deck for treehouse feel, private hot tub & lots of woodland to explore.

The Quirky Tour

What a beautiful place has been created here with every detail thought out.

Come in winter and have no concerns about being completely warm with the fire going. We had wet and windy weather but spend time in the hot tub under a black sky - it has been such a pleasure. 

Jess' visit on 11th January during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Explore 50 acres of private woodland from the roundhouse or relax in the hot tub on the deck. You can venture out to the coast at Sidmouth or Branscombe.
  • QuirkyAccom guests will receive a romantic welcome gift.
  • One double bed plus a sparkling rainbow shower room.
  • The log fire inside the roundhouse will keep you cosy!
  • Book an organic hamper, eat out locally or fire up the BBQ and make use of the kitchenette to enjoy dining al fresco.
  • Fantastic for nature lovers - try and spot a kingfisher. Or enjoy a woodland tree-spotting walk to win a bottle of wine! You need to take a 5 minute walk to the property, but your luggage can be taken by quad for you.
  • Please note the dates of Wiscombe Park Hill Climb at the bottom of the description as this will affect your stay. If visiting at this time you are entitled to free admission.
  • Bring suitable footwear for walking in wild woodland (with mud in bad weather) to reach the Round House. Advise the owners if you have a car not suitable for the bumpy track to the main house. A pick up can be arranged from a further parking place if necessary.

Special Offer

Add Sunday night to your weekend break for just an extra £150 from November to March - excluding peak dates and for an extra £225 between April-October.

Stay 7 nights or more at £225 per night year round.    

Description

Situated within fifty five acres of Devon’s famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the House of Round is completely secluded, neither in view of neighbours or any neighbours in view. This is the rare opportunity to stay within a large plot of gorgeous woodland without having to share it with other holiday units, a genuine opportunity to escape the outside world. 

With its raised deck looking out into the trees enjoy the feel of a treehouse without compromising on the creature comforts! Including an indoor shower room and flushing loo, double bed, smart tv, high quality indoor and outdoor speakers and of course a fabulous hot tub built into the decking with a view down into the woodland and over the valley.

You can take a stroll through a private woodland walk that is filled to the brim with local wildlife, with a sparkling brook running throughout where kingfishers are not uncommon. Alternatively take to the coast and visit the beach at Sidmouth or the quarry caves at Beer. A trip to the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is also a popular way to spend a few hours!

If you are looking to eat out, then The Hare and Hounds is a fabulous pub only five minutes drive away. They provide an exceptional menu and carvery as well as very friendly staff. Glebe House restaurant in the village is also very good but please note they are closed in January for a well deserved rest. Alternatively The Pig restaurant which is also very local, just outside Honiton is a great place to dine.

This may not suitable for those with mobility difficulties due the walk to the property. 

The owners are committed to making your stay unique and memorable, this includes baggage assistance for arrival and departure.

Adults only. No children or infants.

Dogs are welcome by arrangement only. There are sheep, deer and other wildlife around the estate which will make the stay unsuitable for some dog owners. Please give information about your dog in the comment box when you request to book.

Please click Check Availability for dates and prices. 

 

Parking is available in a private yard and from there the property is a 5 minute woodland walk away.The owner can take your baggage by vehicle.

*IMPORTANT. THIS RETREAT IS SITUATED IN WILD WOODLAND, THIS MEANS THERE ARE TRIPPING HAZARDS SUCH AS TREE ROOTS AND AREAS PRONE TO MUD, ESPECIALLY IN POOR WEATHER. PLEASE BRING SUITABLE FOOTWEAR, WATERPROOF WITH GOOD TREAD TO PREVENT SLIPPING ON THE TERRAIN.

THE HOUSE OF ROUND IS LOCATED AT THE END OF A LONG BUMPY TRACK. PLEASE DRIVE EXCEPTIONALLY SLOWLY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE DRIVING A LOW VEHICLE.

 

*** Please note the dates for Wiscombe Park Hill Climb as this will affect your stay. Fun event but noisy vehicles on neighbouring land. If staying at this time you are entitled to free admission to the Hill Climb and meeting paddock, where there is normally a beer tent, tea and coffees, ice cream and burger vendors. This is about a fifteen minute walk from the Roundhouse along private tracks. Dates are provisional.

WISCOMBE PARK HILL CLIMB DATES FOR 2023

 

22/04/2023 Woolbridge MC - Spring Meeting

23/04/2023 Woolbridge MC - Spring Meeting

13/05/2023 Torbay MC

14/05/2023 Wildlife Autosport

20/05/2023 500 Owners Association

21/05/2023 Vintage Sports-Car Club

29/07/2023 Woolbridge MC - British Championship 

30/07/2023 Woolbridge MC - British Championship 

02/09/2023 Five Clubs

03/09/2023 Five Clubs

09/09/2023 MG Car Club

10/09/2023 NHCA Arnold Gimblett Speed Hillclimb (all bike event)

 

Room Types

Double

Features

Accessibility

 Not suitable for those with mobility issues

Bathroom

 Hot water

 Shower room

Amenities

 Blankets

 Clothes rack

 Dining area

 Fireplace

 Woodburner

Outdoor

 Balcony

 BBQ

 Decking

 Fairy lights

 Fire pit

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Beach

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Pub / Bar

 Restaurant

Entertainment

 Books

 Mobile - Limited mobile signal

 Sound system

 TV - Smart

 WiFi

Wellness

 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Personal check-in

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm

Kitchen

 Drinking water

 Freezer

 Fridge

 Hob

 Kitchenette

 Kitchenware / Utensils

 Microwave

 Tea & Coffee

 Toaster

Parking

 Guaranteed parking space

 Parking not alongside accom

Setting

 Only one rental here

FAQs

Can I bring any dog?

We ask that you discuss this with us. There is a lot of wildlife around the House of Round. If your dog is likely to chase animals they will not be suitable for a stay here I'm afraid.

Can I get a lift to the accommodation as I can't walk easily?

You are required to make the 5 minute beautiful walk through woodland to reach House of Round yourself. This location is not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Will you carry our luggage?

Let us know when you are due to arrive and we will carry your luggage to the property by vehicle.

I have a sports car. Is it suitable to reach the property with this?

If you have a low vehicle, please note that the entrance road is bumpy and may not be suitable for your vehicle. Before arrival arrange to park in another spot before reaching the house and be collected from there.

Is there a supermarket nearby?

There is a small amenities shop in Colyton but a large Tesco can be found in Seaton, just a 15 minute drive away.

What should we bring with us?

We recommend you bring wellies or hiking boots as the walk to the property can be slippery and is fairly steep. Also any food and drink you will need.

Nearest Airport/s

Exeter



Content updated on 15th January 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Kiba Bradbury-Archard from House of Round