Orchard Lea Cottage, Devon
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Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
VisitEngland 4 stars
A cosy cottage style detached annexe tucked away and set in the owner's pretty gardens, conveniently just off the A35 Axminster-Honiton road, in the village of Wilmington, near Axminster, Devon.
The Blackdown Hills, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are right on the doorstep, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Nearby are St. Cuthbert's Church dating back to the 13th century, Castle Hill of historical interest and the White Hart Inn.
The interesting market town of Axminster with the River Cottage canteen is 10 minutes drive away.
Honiton is a 10 minute drive with shops, restaurants, coffee shops, sports centre and swimming pool, mainline railway station (also at Axminster) and is famous for antiques and Honiton lace.
The Jurassic Coast beaches at Seaton and Beer are 10 miles and Lyme Regis 20 minutes drive.
The owners can offer a pick up service from either Axminster or Honiton rail stations, available on request.
An ideal holiday base to explore this attractive area with good bus connections closeby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Seaton, Beer, Lyme Regis 12 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Axminter and Honiton|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Fitted and well furnished.
Private drive to entrance.
Five steps up to large glass front door into open plan Lounge, Dining and spacious Kitchen areas, lovely countryside views.
Compact Bedroom 1: Double, mirrored fitted wardrobes, tight access at the bottom of the bed to the far side.
Shower Room: Shower, Basin in vanity unit, WC.
Bed linen/towels inclusive.
Electricity/electric heating inclusive.
Electric hob and electric double oven.
|Further details outdoors|
Garden to the side of the property plus shared use of owner's large well maintained gardens.
Secure bike storage.
Parking in private drive.
• A deposit of 20% of property rental to reserve a property. The balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
• Payment taken by cheque, debit or credit card. Credit card payments incur a 2.5% surcharge.
• Our changeover day is Saturday.
• Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) accepted.
• Regret no pets or children.
The Devon region
In the West Country, on the East Devon / West Dorset / Somerset border, an ideal holiday destination.
The World Heritage Site, "The Jurassic Coast", with exciting coastal foot paths and beaches to discover, interesting traditional town and villages to visit, beautiful countryside to explore, many historic and modern places to while away the sunny days.
Axminster, a small ancient market town, surrounded by beautiful countryside just 5 miles from coasts at Lyme Regis, famous for its fossils, Seaton with electric tram way and the picturesque fishing village of Beer. Browse around the individual specialist shops - visit the Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall "River Cottage Local Produce Store and Canteen", and weekly street market. Plus indoor swimming pool, sports complex and supermarkets.
Nearby are Cricket St Thomas - Lakes, Gardens, Forde Abbey.
Sidmouth an elegant seaside town, flanked by the red cliff coastline and green hills of the beautiful Sid Valley, with pebble and sand beaches and a level seafront promenade. Sidmouth has much to offer - an excellent variety of shops, selection of inns, restaurants and cafes. Amenities of golf course, bowling, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, theatre, cinema, parks and gardens. Famous annual International Folk Festival. Just out of Sidmouth are the Noman Lockyer Observatory and the renowned Donkey Sanctuary, coastal resorts of Budleigh, Exmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Seaton are all within easy reach.
Branscombe is a small peaceful village, one of the longest in the country surrounded by National Trust land, with spectacular cliffs, downs and wooded combs. Coastal paths to Beer and Sidmouth. Spacious pebbly beach. 12th Century Church, two traditional Inns serving real ales, seaside restaurant, working forge with Old Bakery Tearooms and Mill.
Beer is an unspoilt picturesque fishing village of smugglers and lace making fame. Jack Rattenbury, known as the Rob Roy of the West, a famous 19th Century Beer smuggler is celebrated on Rattenbury Day in September.
A small brook flows down through the village to the sea, with small bay and sheltered pebble beach, nestling between striking chalk cliffs of Seaton Hole and Beer Head, pleasure boats, fishing trips freshly caught crabs, lobsters and fish for sale.
Beach cafes serving excellent cooked breakfasts, light meals, local crab sandwiches and Devon Cream Teas.
Interesting Roman quarry caves. Miniature and model railway, pleasure gardens, art galleries, antiques, inns and restaurants.
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24 Jun 2012
Loved this one bed cottage as soon as we set foot in it. Even my husband said " It's lovely!". Praise indeed from him!
It is compact but there is everything you would need for a base for visiting the Jurassic coast. Very modern build and decor, finished to a very high standard indeed. Ample room for two guests to chill out in the living room and kitchen area. Bathroom was spacious, clean and had everything you need. The bedroom had a full size built in wardrobe, however the bed mattress was a tad hard for us. Also for those with restricted mobility, getting around to the far side of the bed might be an issue due to the size of the room. Saying that, if that is not a problem, then the space in the bedroom is acceptable.
The cottage was exceptionally clean and well appointed in the owners garden. One downside was the noise of the traffic on the busy main A road outside. However, this was only noticed when sitting outside the cottage and occasionally inside the cottage when a particularly large lorry went past.
The cottage is brilliantly located for the Jurassic coast and the River Cottage Canteen is located about 15 mins away. A few minutes walk away (one across the road - well worth a visit) were places to eat. When we stayed, the Jubilee week, the weather was dreadful but we still had a fab time which just goes to show how nice this place is.
Owners were friendly and helpful. This is a little gem of a place and a great hideaway. Once people get to know about it, it will be booked solid. Glad we got there 1st!
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