The pretty little East Devon village of Axmouth overlooks the River Axe Estuary, a beautiful waterside wildlife haven a mile or two inland from the sea at Seaton. Axmouth's waterside location combined with a quaint clutch of traditional thatched holiday cottages and lovely views, offers visitors an enticing choice of traditional holiday homes all year round. It’s not just the holiday cottages that are pretty, a visit to the Grade 1 listed St. Michael's Church which dates back to Norman times is highly recommended for those interested in historic architecture. Alternatively, just relax on the shores of the Axe Estuary and watch the teeming bird life respond to the ebb and flow of the tide.
Orchid Cottage is a spacious 19th-century character coastal cottage in picturesque Axmouth village, next to the River Axe. This family-friendly East Devon cottage is just 1 mile from the harbour and fascinating Jurassic coast. Ideally located for exploring the Devon and Dorset coast.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Ottery St Mary
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
Picnic (benches provided) on the estuary shores and watch the colourful trams scuttling silently along the old railway track on the opposite bank from Seaton to Colyton. A holiday cottage in Axmouth offers of opportunities for those who want to take to the water: boating, kayaking are all available locally, while a visit to the little East Devon seaside resorts Seaton, Beer or Branscombe in the summer months offers the opportunity to go mackerel fishing in a traditional fishing boat out in Lyme Bay.
Staying in a self catering cottage should not confine you to eating indoors: the Harbourside café in Axmouth is just one of a fine choice of restaurants together with The River Cottage Kitchen in Axminster within an easy drive to tempt you away from the kitchen for a night or two.
The South West Coast Path will take you East on the Undercliff along the Jurassic coast towards Lyme Regis, or West, past Seaton to Beer and Branscombe, both terribly pretty little seaside fishing villages with some fine pubs and restaurants in the area.