The ancient town of Axminster lies on a hill overlooking the River Axe, in Devon. It is located in a spectacular corner of the Southwest, with three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on its doorstep – the Blackdown Hills, Dorset and East Devon. Surrounded by green, rolling countryside, holiday cottages in Axminster are also just a few miles from the Jurassic Coast. At the heart of the town, a bell used to be rung to celebrate the completion of every carpet, the production of which the town is still famous for. A visit to the museum in Thomas Whitty House is highly recommended, with fascinating exhibits on the town’s industrial history. On the opposite side of the road, St Mary’s Church is one of the Axminster’s most distinctive landmarks.
Woodpecker - a pretty, beamed East Devon holiday cottage with its own sheltered garden. One of four at Lea Hill, an ancient farm set in seven acres of delightful grounds and gardens. Up to four dogs accepted. Many attractions lie within 40 minutes' drive ensuring plenty to do whatever the weather.
Kingfish is a charming thatched cottage near Axminster in East Devon with 2 bedrooms, double and twin, sleeps 4-5. This quaint and family-friendly rural holiday cottage has a private garden and welcomes well-behaved pets.
A delightful, tranquil location at Lea Hill. Seven acres of grounds and gardens with wonderful views. Dog exercise field. Up to four dogs accepted. Plenty of places to visit. Nine miles from the Jurassic Coast. "Dogs have been so spoilt with their own field etc. They want to stay!” Mrs P 2018
The Manger is an authentic rural cottage nestled among woodland and fields in Wellands, Devon. The lovely pet-friendly cottage of stone and thatch possesses a generous garden with pond and orchard as well as a table tennis table, plus an interior with lime washed walls, exposed beams and charm.
This thatched, 17th century, Grade II listed former farmhouse is situated in the peaceful village of Shute between Honiton and Axminster. It has a south-facing garden with fine views. The lovely resort of Lyme Regis is within easy reach.
Urban chic meets traditional charm at The Shippen, a delightful rural cottage in Membury Devon with wonderful views of an AONB. The pet-friendly cottage offers a generous, sun-lit, open-plan living space as well as a wood burner, double-height bedrooms, beautiful gardens and access to the coast.
Chubbs Farm welcomes groups to a grand rural cottage boasting a thatched roof, contemporary design, ample gardens, traditional charm and an open fire. The pet-friendly cottage near Axminster in Devon offers views of the countryside and lies just moments from sandy beaches and lovely walks.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Ottery St Mary
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
A stroll from your holiday cottage in Axminster, the bustling town centre is home to a variety of family-run businesses, including Axminster Arts Café, the West Country Higgler coffee shop, MacSorsons Fish Shop, and Complete Meats. A pint in one of the town’s historic pubs is essential on self-catering holidays in Axminster. The Red Lion and the Axminster Inn are both popular spots for a pint of local cider or ale. There are many historic sites to visit in and around Axminster, including the medieval manor house of Shute Barton, the Iron Age hillfort of Musbury Castle, and the thatched Baptist chapel of Loughwood Meeting House. Axe Valley Wildlife Park is a lovely family attraction, with loads of exotic animals. The unspoiled meadows and woods around the town are perfect for long, peaceful walks, with countless footpaths and bridleways to explore. Two long-distance routes pass the town – the East Devon Way between Exmouth and Lyme Regis, and the South West Coast Path, which crosses towering cliffs and sweeping, sandy bays, where dinosaur fossils can be found.