Large holiday farmhouse near Axminster. Sleeps 12 Chubbs Farm. -Click to View

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Holiday cottages in Axminster, an ancient market town, offer a perfect location for exploring the East Devon coast and countryside. Axminster has 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. 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 Axminster’s most distinctive landmarks. 

A double-fronted holiday cottage exterior with a small walled front garden
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Escape to Lilac Cottage, a charming Musbury holiday let within a designated National Landscape. Ideal for families or couples, it sleeps five and has a cosy woodburner and sunny garden. Explore nearby Lyme Regis and Axmouth's coastal delights. Fully equipped for self-catering holidays in East Devon, it's close to River Cottage Farm and offers easy access to walking trails. Enjoy comfort, convenience, and natural beauty—book your stay for an unforgettable rural retreat.

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A n ewly thatched Devon cottage overlooking a spacious lawn.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

The Manger is an authentic rural cottage holiday cottage near Axminster, nestled among woodland and fields in East Devon. The lovely pet-friendly cottage of stone and thatch possesses a generous garden with a pond and orchard, a table tennis table, an interior with lime-washed walls, exposed beams, and gentle rustic charm.

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A contemporary wooden holiday lodge in Est Devon overlooking a large walled lawn.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Urban chic meets traditional charm at The Shippen, a delightful East Devon country cottage in Membury with beautiful views of an AONB. The pet-friendly cottage offers a generous, sun-lit, open-plan living space, a wood burner, double-height bedrooms, beautiful gardens and access to the coast.

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A stone-built holiday cottage with a picnic table patio overlooks a lawn.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2

A delightful, tranquil location at Lea Hill. Seven acres of grounds and gardens with wonderful views. Dog exercise field. Up to four dogs are welcome. Plenty of places to visit. Nine miles from Dorset's fabulous Jurassic Coast.

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Gable end of a wood panelled  Barn conversion with wooden steps to a front door and deck.teps to
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Explore Brookhaven, the ideal Musbury holiday let—a barn conversion creating a modern, open-plan studio for couples seeking a rural retreat in East Devon. Recently finished to high standards, this charming apartment boasts a king-size bed, a well-equipped kitchen, and a private seating area overlooking the serene Axe Valley. Enjoy village amenities, coastal charm, and nearby attractions. Discover the allure of this Musbury cottage for couples and plan your escape. View full details for an unforgettable East Devon getaway.

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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. Many historical sites exist 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.