The Old Devon Smithy

Whimple, Ottery St Mary, Exeter, EX5 2PS

Tel: 01404 822457

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The Old Devon Smithy

About

Sandwiched between the Clyst and Otter valleys, in glorious East Devon countryside, is a very late example of a rural smithy. It was constructed in the 1920's on the Exeter to Honiton road in the days when rural transport still relied on the heavy horse, which had to be re-shod every few weeks.

After the 2nd World War the blacksmith, J. R. Stephenson, had to adapt to survive and turned to making large wrought iron gates - as the motor car and welder replaced the heavy horse and forge. When work was short he created wrought iron work for the house, and judging from the wealth of heavy door and window furniture, the must have been frequent near the end.

The most startling feature of the Smithy is the wealth of sightless eyebrow windows winking at you from the roof - these allowed the smoke to escape when the forge fire was first lit. The eyes no longer weep, as the hearth has been replaced with a wood-burning stove.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
2
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double (En-Suite)£30.00 per person (breakfast included)

*To book, or for more information, please call 01404 822457

Directions

Road Directions

From Exeter, follow the A30 towards Honiton and the Airport. Exit for Daisy Mount and turn left after you pass it. Continue for around 300 yards, the Old Devon smithy will be on the right. 

Public Transport Directions

Whimple Train station is around 1.5 miles from the Old Devon Smithy

Facilities

Catering

  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast

Children & Infants

  • Unsuitable for Children

Establishment Features

  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Real log/coal fires

Parking & Transport

  • Airport Parking

Payment Methods

  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers

Opening Times

Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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