Orchid Cottage in Axmouth village
Orchid Cottage is a spacious 19th c. character cottage in picturesque Axmouth village, next to the River Axe, and just 1 mile from the harbour and fascinating Jurassic coast. Ideally located for exploring Devon and Dorset. - View full cottage description
Orchid Cottage in East Devon dates back to the 19th Century when it was part of the building comprising the Axmouth village post office and stores. It is located next to a quiet lane within a valley with steep inclines providing field and woodland views to the front and rear. Orchid cottage was refurbished in 2011 to provide a spacious 3 bedroom, with occasional 4th bedroom, end of terrace property that can comfortably accommodate 6 people. It is elegantly presented with good quality furnishings and is cosy and warm in colder months with modern efficient central heating and good insulation through the majority of the cottage.
With its deceptively spacious interior and its flexible accommodation Orchid Cottage is suitable for a variety of guest groups including families, and groups of friends or relatives. It will appeal to those that appreciate a clean and tidy property and place this high on their list of requirements.
The large living room has two leather sofas and an antique leather chair, with an electric fire-effect heater for cosy evenings. The large kitchen/diner has a large dining table with six chairs. The family bathroom is upstairs off the landing. There is a large upstairs master bedroom with double bed, double wardrobe and en-suite shower room/WC. A further upstairs double bedroom with double wardrobe, and an upstairs twin bedroom with small wardrobe. The occasional 4th bedroom/snug room is located downstairs with a dual purpose single day bed.
Orchid Cottage is well equipped with modern and high quality appliances. In the living room there is a wireless broadband router, DAB radio/iPhone dock/CD/ Bluetooth Hi Fi, Samsung 40" LED TV and Blu-ray/DVD player. The kitchen is equipped with a large fridge/freezer, a washing machine, an electric double oven and hob, microwave oven and toaster. A iron and board and two hairdryers are provided. There is also a DAB radio/clock/iPhone/iPod dock in the master bedroom. Our own informal written guide of places to visit, that we regularly update, is available for guests to read and we also maintain a selection of local interest and guidebooks as a reference library. We hope that this will help guests make the most of their holidays. We also provide a selection of DVDs.
An outside patio to the rear with seating for 6 people and the private back garden is decoratively planted to provide colour and interest throughout the year. There is ample parking both on street and an allocated space behind the property. A children's play area is located a short walk along the quiet lane that passes the front of the cottage.
The seaside town of Seaton is just over 1 mile from the cottage and can provide most of your daily supplies and amenities including two supermarkets. Lyme Regis and Axminster are also both close, approximately 6 miles by car.
With close proximity to the Jurassic coast and inland attractions you will not be short of activities.
This cottage has been on My Favourite Holiday Cottages since 04/01/2015.
I have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful cottage to anyone looking for somewhere a "little bit special" to stay. The cottage is very well presented, offering good clean living accommodation (home from home). Located in a beautiful village, with two public houses, both offering a friendly welcome with excellent food and ale. The location is ideal to visit both Devon and Dorset and in easy reach of the beautiful coastline and many beaches. The owners of the property are very accommodating and have literally thought of everything, including dvd's and books to make your stay pleasurable. Truly, lovely and most certainly will be visiting again.
Published on 05/04/2013 by Sharon A
We have just returned from another wonderful, relaxing and most enjoyable holiday at Orchid Cottage feeling thoroughly reinvigorated after a much needed break. The weather was superb for the time of year. Only Thursday was wet, and we spent that day exploring the fine array of shops at nearby Sidmouth after a splendid meal at the excellent Garden Centre Restaurant. During the rest of the week, we visited old friends at Uffculme, near Cullompton and spent many happy hours on the other days at favourite locations like Forde Abbey, with its superb gardens, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens and picturesque places of local and cultural interest like Lyme Regis, Honiton,Branscombe and Beer. Once again we found the cottage superbly equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean. Over the years we have taken self catering holidays at many places both home and abroad but, without doubt, Orchid Cottage is the best of them and will remain our favourite holiday destination for years to come.
Published on 26/04/2014 by BillRG
we spent new year at orchid cottage - just perfect , the cottage has everything you could wish for, fully equipped kitchen ,comfortable beds , decorated to the highest order, situated in quiet village with two pubs just 100 yards walk . Ideal getaway with some lovely walks nearby and seaton marsh wildlife reserve ideal for birdwatching. We will definitely be back to this lovely property.
Published on 27/12/2014 by Stevemac1.
Had a great break away the cottage was clean tidy and homely plenty of room to park cars Lots to see and do exploring the durassic coast on foot and by car See all the filming places for Broadchurch ! ! For eating out the village has two pubs and those self catering a Waitrose and Tescos are near by.fresh fish can be got in West bay and Beer We had a fab bar snack at the harbour inn at West bay The owners we very helpful and easy to contact Would not hesitate a return trip to the cottage if we are in the area.
Published on 01/04/2015 by tomo388
Perfect holiday cottage! The cottage is spacious, cleaned to perfection, has good quality furniture and is nicely decorated and has all the electronic equipment you will ever need along with good internet connection. It is situated in a lovely little village with a pub (more like a restaurant) at the end of the road where we dined twice. The food is very good, in fact my husband said he would eat everything on the menu, the staff are friendly and it gets very busy so it may be a good idea to book a table during busy months. The tram in Seaton (next to the huge Tesco store) is good fun and fishing and mini golf in Lyme Regis were even better than expected. Sadly we didn’t find any fossils along the coast but maybe next time. The owners were very helpful, quick to respond, payment was easy and deposit return was very prompt. I would love to stay in the cottage again and would recommend it to anyone.
Published on 30/08/2014 by Kittykat
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Tel: 01223 833366
PostCode: EX12 4AN
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