Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Woodstock Cottage, located in the grounds of the owners' house has been recently refurbished and provides spacious, contemporary cottage style accommodation, for up to 4 people plus a young child. It is in a peaceful, rural, but not remote, location and therefore is well situated for easy access to the coast and surrounding countryside.
The local village of Chardstock is just a mile from the cottage with its own village stores and post office, and 16th Century thatched inn, The George, serving good tasty home-cooked dishes. Axminster is just 3 miles away and the World Heritage Jurassic coast at Lyme Regis, 9 miles.
The market town of Axminster lies in the Axe Valley and is famous for its world renowned carpets. It has a good range of eating, shopping and leisure facilities and is now home to the TV chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Stores and Canteen. The River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, where many courses and events are held, is just outside the town and easily reached from the cottage. The area is well served with many good restaurants, including Hix Oyster Bar in Lyme Regis, as well as numerous inns serving locally produced food and freshly caught fish. Lesley Waters' new Cookery School at Abbots Hill Farm, Halstock is about 20 miles away.
Within easy driving distance are the historic towns of Dorchester and Exeter, and numerous stately homes and gardens- Killerton, Montecute, Forde Abbey, Powderham Castle, to name but a few. Other attractions in the area include the Swannery at Abbotsbury and Chesil Beach, as well as many attractive coastal towns and villages - including Bridport, Burton Bradstock, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, and Seaton with its tramway taking you up the Axe Valley . Further along the coast are the pretty coastal villages of Beer and Branscombe, and inland to Ottery-St-Mary and Honiton- a haven for antique collectors. The South West coast path provides both easy strolls and challenging hikes and there are numerous local walks to be taken straight from the cottage door. A little further afield, but still good for a full day out, is the wild scenery of both Dartmoor and Exmoor. Visit our website for further information about places to visit all within easy access from the cottage.
Other local activities include access to a number of golf courses, horse riding, sea fishing and guided fossil walks at Charmouth and Lyme Regis.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis 14 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 43 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Attractive beamed interior with contemporary cottage style decor, the property has two lounge/living areas, giving the cottage a really spacious feel. The lower lounge contains a wood burning stove and full-sized double futon, which can be used as the second double bed. Please note, for safety reasons, the stove cannot be used when the lower lounge is being used as the second bedroom.
Access to the garden and raised deck is via this lounge. Other features include:
Galleried double bedroom
Mezzanine floor with cotbed and mattress - can be moved to lower lounge if required.
Spacious lounge with LCD TV and separate DVD/CD player
W-Fi is available for access to the internet using your own Wi-Fi enabled device for web-browsing and e-mail .
Separate dining area
Luxury bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, electric underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
Well equipped, fitted kitchen with washing machine, microwave , fridge with icebox, electric hob and oven
All linen and towels provided, except beach towels and bedding for the cotbed.
High chair and safety gate provided
Complimentary tea and coffee.
Optional "Breakfast Pack " - see tariff page for details
Strictly no smoking inside the cottage
No pets allowed
|Further details outdoors|
On-site easy parking for 2 cars.
Own private entrance
The cottage has its own attractive private rear garden allowing good views over the surrounding countryside from the raised deck . This is equipped with garden table, chairs and parasol and a few steps lead to the lower gravelled area, with additional table and chairs. During the summer months - if weather permits - the deck is perfect for alfresco dining.
Flexible booking is available but with a minimum stay of 3 nights - see tariff for details.
Price includes all electricity charges and use of the wood-burning stove during the winter months, inclusive of fuel. The stove will be set for its first lighting and the owners will clean and re-set the stove for subsequent lightings as guests require. This service is offered to ensure satisfactory operation of the stove and for the convenience of our guests. Please note, for safety reasons, the stove cannot be used if the lower lounge is being used as the second bedroom
Complimentary tea,coffee and drinking chocolate provided, with an optional "Breakfast Pack " available - see tariff for details
The West Country region
The West Country counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset provide the perfect location for all sorts of activities with wonderful beaches, dramatic coastal scenery, lush rolling hills and wooded valleys, as well as picturesque villages and historic towns.
Woodstock Cottage in East Devon, is near the borders of Somerset and Dorset, so is well situated to explore the whole of the area. With the Blackdown Hills to the north and Lyme Bay to the south, much of the countryside is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the nearby Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site.
Woodstock Cottage is just a mile from the village of Chardstock and 3 miles from Axminster which is famous as the home of Axminster carpets which have been manufactured here since the 18th century. The town has a good range of eating, shopping and leisure facilities , with a market in the town square every Thursday. TV chef, Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall has recently opened the River Cottage Stores and Canteen in the town, and the River Cottage HQ, Park Farm, where there are many interesting courses and events held, is close by. There are numerous good pubs and restaurants in the area serving locally produced food, including Mark Hix's Oyster Bar in Lyme Regis. Lesley Waters' new cookery school at Abbots Hill Farm, Halstock is about 20 miles from the cottage.
There are several excellent farm shops in the area as well as weekly street markets in Axminster, Honiton and Bridport, so you can stock up on local fresh produce, or buy fresh fish straight off the boats at Beer and Lyme Regis.
The area is perfect spot for walking either on the coast path or exploring the countryside and villages. Golf, horseriding and sea-fishing are also available nearby. There are a number of National Trust properties close by as well as many other historic houses and gardens to visit.
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8 Aug 2013
"Wonderful people wonderful place"
If you are staying in and around Axminster this is definetly the place to stay. The owners Mary and roger couldn't be more helpful or friendly. The cottage itself is lovely and set with a view that is equally as lovely! Thank you Mary and roger can't wait to see you next time.
Stuart and Donna
17 Jun 2013
"Wonderful Stay at Woodstock Cottage"
We had a fantastic time staying at Woodstock cottage. We stayed there for a family wedding at the local Forde Abbey and gardens. It was amazing, very warm welcome, couldnt have been cleaner, and had e… More
15 Apr 2013
"Excellent stay in picturesque East Devon"
My husband and I had the perfect break in Woodstock Cottage. It is a roomy, very clean and well-equipped cottage. The kitchen and bathroom are of a very high standard. We didn't miss a dishwasher as we were only two. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast watching numerous birds gorging themselves at the feeder in the back of the garden. Returning after a nice day out we warmed up by the cosy fireplace. We were spoilt by Roger who had filled the wood/coal stove each night. I read two of the books that were available. We also watched one of the DVDs. Woodstock cottage is situated in the middle of the countryside about 12 miles away from the Jurassic Coast, so it is ideally located. Mary and Roger provide you with lots of tips to explore the surroundings. Highly recommended!
4 Apr 2013
Mid-week break with my wife and 4 year old daughter. Woodstock Cottage is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Mary and Roger's hospitality is second to none. The property is spacious, cle… More
30 Mar 2013
"A great return trip"
We came back to Woodstock cottage after staying here last April. Again we couldn't have asked for more the place is spacious, well-equipped and having the wood burning stove was great with it bei… More
9 Feb 2013
"Fantastic Christmas two years in a row!"
Myself, my husband and 2 year old have stayed at Woodstock for Christmas two years in a row now. We have family over for Christmas and Boxing Day lunch and there is plenty of room. Mary and Roger are perfect hosts and very generous when it comes to extra little luxuries! The cottage is very clean and has everything you need (except a dishwasher). Highly recommend a visit, except next Christmas!
23 Jul 2012
"Great place to stay."
Just stayed for a week at Woodstock Cottage. Very nice spacious accommodation recently refurbished to a very high standard. Very quiet rural location so be prepared for a few narrow roads. Very friendly and welcoming owners.
Just the two of us, but accommodation will easily take 4 plus baby in cot provided.
Very good signal for free WiFi.
Will stay there again and would recommend others to stay.
11 Jun 2012
"excellant location for viewing area"
Stayed for 5 nights, the accommodation is immaculately clean and maintained to a high standard.. the hosts make you feel very welcome with biscuits and milk to make tea on arrival and lots of helpful information on places to visit; a meal at the river cafe canteen is highly recommended.
The bathroom and kitchen are well equipped with all you require and it's nice that the little essentials are there to help you ie, showere gel, washing up liquid etc, we unfortunately had bad weather but undetered we braved the elements every day, only to get soaked most days; the facillities here though heped us to dry off, wash clothes and start again!!!!
Would highly recommend woodstock, thanks again for a lovely stay.
Steve and Pauline Chester
30 Apr 2012
"Welcoming, peaceful, spacious rural retreat"
We stayed after the easter weekend for a midweek break with my wife and our two daughters 11 & 14. The cottage was very well received - very clean and perfectly laid out for our family. The mezzanine bedroom was quickly bagged by the girls which had lovely views of the countryside through the velux window.
The owners were very warm and welcoming - Mary & Roger the perfect couple
Location is superb for anyone wanting to explore the jurassic coast with Axminster a few miles away with River Cottage canteen taking prime position & Lyme Regis - a super, pretty seaside village (in between heavy showers for us) and Beer, nearby an even more quaint fishing village.
All in all a perfect break for us even in very iffy weather, but who cares about the weather with pretty, clean comfortable surroundings
29 Apr 2012
"A great place to relax and enjoy Devon"
Despite a week of rain we had a lovely week in Devon, this was helped by the fact that Woodstock Cottage was a spacious, nicely decorated and well-equipped cottage. We had everything we needed to rela… More
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