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East Devon: Glebe House

Embark on a greedy getaway at this stylish Georgian house
Glebe House, east Devon

A coast and countryside idyll awaits those who follow our curated weekend break based around a stay at Glebe House near Colyton in East Devon

Stay at

Glebe House near Colyton which is a country‑home magazine fantasy incarnate. Even if you can’t live in such curated rural loveliness every day it’s possible to play at it during a weekend at Glebe. The Georgian house is surrounded by 15 acres that include a mature garden and kitchen garden with a polytunnel producing ingredients for the on‑site restaurant.

Glebe House, east Devon

On-site jollies

Laze on the lawn, take a dip in the outdoor pool or play a game of tennis. Inside, comfy sitting rooms with fireplaces offer the opportunity to meet other guests; quiet corners provide a chance to escape from them.

Best room in the house

Each of the seven bedrooms captures the spirit of the English countryside as enjoyed by those with generous means and oodles of good taste. Introverts will like the self‑contained cabin.

High Grange, east Devon
High Grange

Nearby eats and ents

Head to High Grange, 20 minutes away, for a communal feast night where dinner is cooked outdoors over fire. An £85 ticket includes a cocktail and five seasonal courses. Glebe is three miles from the coast where walks on the shore and sea swimming are an excellent way to spend a spring day. Those staying at the guesthouse can also access a range of exclusive experiences such as pasta and breadmaking workshops, a private tour of Castlewood Vineyard, and a mackerel fishing trip culminating in a twilight beach dinner.

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