Crabtree School House

Broadclyst, Devon
The exterior of Crabtree School House and Lodge, Devon
The exterior of Crabtree Lodge and School House, Devon
The fron of Killerton hosue
Killerton House and blooming herbaceous borders
The exterior of Crabtree School House and Lodge, Devon The exterior of Crabtree Lodge and School House, Devon The fron of Killerton hosue Killerton House and blooming herbaceous borders

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 012019

About Crabtree School House

On the wonderful Killerton Estate in Devon, this pretty 1930’s inspired cottage nestles in acres of countryside, looking towards Ashclyst Forest, perfect for escaping the city.

With the estate chapel set just behind the cottage, the school house itself is where Sunday school was held in days gone by. Today, it’s been renovated to provide a luxurious and relaxed cottage, sleeping 6 that’s in a great place for meeting up with friends and family, with a location just off the M5. You’ll be close to amazing walking country where you can all explore the estate and beyond.

Once you’ve opened the front door of this cottage, you’ll find yourselves in the entrance hall, with access to the large open plan kitchen, ample dining area and main sitting room. There’s a lovely cosy snug as well, and lots of nods to the past with some of the 1930s fireplaces (not in use). One of the twin bedrooms is also on the ground floor, next to the downstairs bathroom. Upstairs you’ll find two beautiful double bedrooms, one double and another twin. You’ll also find a shower room up here. The upstairs rooms look out over the wonderful Killerton countryside and parkland. Outside there is a large enclosed garden with the same wonderful views. There is a table, chairs and a BBQ to use on sunny days.

The cottage sits on a quiet road on the Killerton Estate, and you’ll find 18th-century Killerton House, shop and café just a 10 minute stroll away across the estate. If there are more than 6 of you, then you can book the adjoining Crabtree School Lodge next door to sleep up to 10 across the two cottages. Killerton itself offers 6,400 acres for you to explore, filled with miles of footpaths and cycle paths that cross historic parkland, formal gardens and a wider agricultural estate. You can hop on to the trails from the cottage doorstep, so it’s the perfect spot for outdoor lovers and walkers.

Once you’ve explored everything Killerton has to offer, then Broadclyst is the closest village to the cottage, where you’ll find a village shop, post office and pubs and restaurants. Beyond that, the vibrant and historic city of Exeter is just 20 minutes away by car with its bustling mix of independent and big name shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, cinemas and theatres. And if you’re keen to explore more of Devon, then why not head into the wilds of Dartmoor, or the beach at Exmouth or Sidmouth? When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards caring for special landscapes and places, like the Killerton Estate.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Exclusive access to special places
  • Award-winning customer service

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room. Separate snug with an open fire, twin bedroom and bathroom with shower over bath.

  • First floor

    One double, one twin (which can be made into a double on request) and a shower room.


Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the accessibility guide for this cottage, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Multi-cottage: Crabtree School House can be booked together with Crabtree Lodge to sleep 10 guests in total.

Heating: This cottage is heated by an air sourced heat pump.

Parking: Two private parking spaces within the garden of the cottage.

Garden: Large, enclosed garden with views of The Chapel and parkland and seating. There is also a BBQ.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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