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ACORNS for short breaks with breakfast basket

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 30 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Acorns for short breaks or longer includes a "Breakfast Basket"- perfect for romantic short breaks and is exclusively for adults.

Just 3 minutes drive to River Cottage HQ and 5 minutes drive to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.

This luxurious fully equipped one bedroom ground floor apartment, exclusively for adults, has a large rose decked terrace and private patio is available for short breaks of 2 days or longer, year round for uninterrupted peace and quiet.

Multi Award Winning Accommodation (Devon Tourism, UK GTBS, Taste of the West Overall winner in category 2013).

Spacious, bright and airy, overlooking a glade of trees. Ideal for romantic breaks, mini moons, honeymoons, anniversaries or just peaceful relaxation.

This spacious, immaculately maintained ground floor accommodation has excellent wi fi.

The large bedroom with brass bed has fitted wardrobes,TV, spacious en suite bathroom with rainfall shower and slipper bath.

In the sitting room is a large leather sofa with extending leg rests, 32" DVD TV, feature fire wall mounted fire and large windows looking over gardens.

A designer kitchen has every appliance (dish washer, washer drier, built in microwave, oven, hob, Dualit toaster) a Quooker tap for instant boiling water, kitchen TV and good outdoor dining area.

Double doors on to a kitchen patio with bistro table and chairs surrounded by garden flowers, lavender in summer and mint for your Pimms.

The conservatory comes with sun blinds, ceiling fan, good heating and another comfy 3 seater sofa, occasional table and chairs with a view to a copse with bluebells in spring time and leads to a large private terrace with garden furniture.

The Breakfast Basket contents: one of Joy's freshly baked home made loaves and bag of muesli, Yarty Valley Milk, Lyme Bay Coffee, farmhouse butter, farm fresh eggs, Hedgehog Corner Preserves, selection of cereals, orange juice, Four Elms apple juice, and local Clipper refreshments. The fantastic Miller's Farm Shop is just along the road and open on a Sunday.

All linen provided, 2 dressing gowns, slippers, all towels, tea towels and other useful items i.e. torch, some loo rolls, kitchen foil, matches, kitchen roll, condiments etc.

Useful items also provided as well as all linen and towels: toiletries, bubble bath for the slipper bath, hair drier, cool air fan, cool bag with ice blocks, iron & board, dish washer & washing machine tablets, washing up liquid, tea towels, kitchen and loo rolls, foil, olive & cooking oil, condiments etc.

Lots of private well lit safe parking and own well lit private entrance. Outdoor sensor lighting and torch at main reception and in property. High Viz jackets for walking to the pub!

Personal greeting from your host Joy, a true local, who lovingly manages Acorns and is a font of local knowledge and can tell you the best places to eat, visit and cheapest parking.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by trees, fields and gardens is ideal for those seeking a private, peaceful and relaxing break in an ideal location for both the coast and countryside for two days or longer.

We even have an electric car charger for you to use.

Acorns Apartment is also suitable for those with restricted mobility as level ground floor accommodation with large walk in shower.

Approximately 3 well spaced easy riser steps to entrance - parking close to entrance available as well as general well lit car park.

Being so near TV's River Cottage HQ we have found the cheapest return taxi fare in the area for those attending events, weddings and dinners, details on booking.

Personal welcome on arrival from your host Joy a font of local information and is available 24/7 : Winner of Devon Tourism Guest Accommodation of the Year, The UK Green Tourism Gold star Winner & Taste of the West Best Guest Accommodation all in 2013.

Full directions given on booking. Acorns Apartment is based at Hedgehog Corner.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 4 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 35 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking

The Dorset region

The perfect place to stay for visiting River Cottage or Lyme Regis.

Minutes from the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis and close to the South West Coastal Path.

Set in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty here on the Devon Dorset border in the middle of the Jurassic World Heritage Coast which stretches for 95 miles recording 180 million years in time.

"Acorns" apartment at Hedgehog Corner is just a 5 minute drive to Lyme Regis an historic seaside town famous for its fossils with a sandy beach as well. Excellent walking inland and along the Coastal Path.

To the west are the seaside towns of Seaton, Beer, Branscombe, Exmouth & Sidmouth and travelling to the east along the South Dorset coast we have the nearby Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury, Portland with its new Olympic Marina and Weymouth. Inland Exmoor and Dartmoor can be visited in a day trip. For those who enjoy visiting National Trust locations and castles there is nearby Montecute Hous, Forde Abbey, Sherborne and Powderham Castles.

Lyme Regis

Lots to see and do. The perfect place to stay for visiting River Cottage or Lyme Regis.

On our doorstep is the sea side town of Lyme Regis is famous for fossil hunting. Experts take out fossil hunting walks from Lyme Regis and nearby Charmouth. Pretty beach huts on the historic Monmouth Beach at Lyme and an area of sandy beach by the historic Cobb. You can while away the hours in the old town of Lyme with its Mill and enchanting back streets full of fascinating shops from the Micro Brewery and Cheesemonger to the art Galleries. Lyme Regis is the perfect place for a family holiday. The area is a foodies paradise with Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish House also in Lyme Regis and just 3 minutes drive away and TV chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage for meals and events is just 3 minutes drive from Goodlands. At nearby Burton Bradstock a glorious beach with well known The Hive Beach Cafe.

Lots to see and do for children several nearby seaside towns, the Dinosaur Museum, Beer Caves, Pecorama, Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctury and Seaton Tram are just an example of the nearby local attractions. Plenty of holiday information at the property. Joy, your Host who greets you personally on arrival, is a true local and font of information.

A congenial climate all year round and a great place for visiting with plenty to see and do all year around.

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4 Dec 2014


"Joy had thought of everything."

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 night stay at Acorns at the end of October, celebrating my birthday. Joy warmly welcomed us and showed us around the generous, beautifully appointed and cosy warm accommodation; she had thought of everything we could possibly need. We appreciated all the contents of breakfast basket, which set us up well for a bracing 5 mile circular walk around the edge of Lyme Regis, as recommended in one of the guide books in the drawer. We managed to book supper at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen in Axbridge for our second evening and our meal certainly lived up to expectations and was delicious.
Joy kindly and promptly posted back to me some possessions I had inadvertently left behind and without charge. All in all a great place to stay, where they definitely "go the extra mile" and we would love to return to sample some more of the delights of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast.

Thank you so much for such generous comments about Acorns and the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coastal area. River Cottage is a must visit dining stop and I am so glad you fitted a meal in!

Hope to see you both again one day.


31 Oct 2014


"Fantastic MiniMoon!"

We stayed at Hedgehog Cottage in the Acorns self-catering apartment as our mini-moon after getting married a few days earlier. Joy was very helpful in welcoming us and the accommodation was of a really high standard. We would recommend it to anyone on a weekend/ long weekend away as a mini moon or anniversary. It was completely perfect!

This is fantastic news - especially when we have the honour of welcoming a newly married couple on their first Mr & Mrs minimoon straight after the wedding before the main honeymoon later on.

Just delighted this was the perfect pit stop and I know you enjoyed such great outings to River Cottage and The Hix Oyster and Fish House all nearby.

I hope to welcome you again one day.


24 Oct 2014


"Fantastic place to stay"

Acorns at Hedgehog Corner was a fantastic place to stay. The apartment and amenities were superb, and Joy has thought of everything you may need during your stay, and more. The location is great whether you are planning on staying local or venturing further afield, as we did, visiting Dorset, Devon and Somerset. It is only a few minutes drive to River Cottage HQ and 10 minutes drive to Lyme Regis seafront.
Thank you for your warm welcome, Joy and of course, your understanding about the mishap with the thermostat cover.
We will definitely be back.

Thank you for your lovely words and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

You were great guests! Hope to see you again!


8 Oct 2014


"Excellent accommodation"

Acorns is a wonderful place to stay I would definitely stay again. The breakfast basket is a nice little touch and the homemade bread is delicious.… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely line about Acorns our Apartment with Breakfast Basket (an ample supply for the duration of your stay).

I am pleased future guests may read our reviews here and book from a choice of our multi award winning accommodations with confidence.

Thank you again for your lovely words.


29 Sep 2014


"Fantastic accommodation"

Had a fantastic weekend break. Accommodation spotless and Joy provided us with walking suggestions which we undertook over the weekend. Joy made us feel at home as soon as we had arrived and a special mention regarding the breakfast basket which was a great idea and set us up nicely for the day.
The weather helped make it a special weekend so thank you again Joy for the warm welcome, lovely accommodation and weather (well 2 out of 3 Joy, not sure you can influence the weather as well....).


Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely lines.

The weather this September was fantastic and it's still holding dry here at the start of October.

I am so pleased our guests enjoyed the breakfast basket and refreshments provided for every stay - ample for the duration of how ever long you visit.

Many thanks.


28 Sep 2014


"Fantastic place to stay and a wonderful welcome"

Wanted somewhere top of the range and this certainly hit the spot. What a fantastic place to stay, all mod cons a lovely comfortable bed and a kitchen very well equipped for a top chef! Joy is lovely and the breakfast package kept us fed for the week (the bread was exceptionally good). Thanks Joy. We will be back.

How very very kind of you to write such lovely lines.

I am delighted our guests enjoyed their stay to our Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


21 Sep 2014


"Simply the Best"

The title says it all! Joy's attention to detail is unsurpassed, right down to the labels on everything, even the light switches - no fumbling around to find what works what. Beautiful garden l… More

Thank you so much - it is really rewarding when guests enjoy their stay.

I hope all our guests truly relax when here and completely switch off!


5 Sep 2014


"Impeccable Accommodation For A Truly Romantic Retreat"

Acorns is without doubt the finest holiday accommodation that we have ever stayed in.

There is not one thing that could have made our stay better. The cottage is beautifully presented and feels fresh, cosy and perfect for a romantic get-away.

The attention to detail is exceptional, to name but a few things; the wonderful breakfast hamper, ice cubes in the freezer, the amazing quoter tap (we've never drunk so much tea!) and a wonderful large bath tub for a long soak after a long day!

Joy has truly gone above and beyond and she deserves every award and future award she wins! We were sad to say goodbye but have already begun planning for our next visit (one of many to come!) We could not recommend Joy and Acorns more highly!!

And very welcome you both will be!


3 Sep 2014


"absolutely fabulous!"

we stayed at acorns for 4 nights at the end of august.
this accommodation is wonderful in every way - a real home from home - not that small and perfectly formed!
Joy has thought of everything that you may require and has equipped and furnished the whole apartment to a very high standard.
positioned close to lots of nice places to visit but far enough away from the madding crowds was just right for us.
thanks Joy - we will see you again sometime soon.

Thank you so much for your lovely words.

I loved the card you left for me - it was very thoughtful.

It would be a pleasure to see you both again some day.


2 Sep 2014


"It was like staying in a suite at a 5* hotel!"

When we arrived, Joy greeted us warmly, and showed us round the accommodation - it was wonderful! Everything was immaculately clean, pristine, in fact, and all the appliances and fitments were of the highest quality. I really liked the fact that Joy had thought of everything . . . . lovely tea bags, real coffee, olive oil, herbs, spices, butter, millk, even a loaf of home made bread and some home made muesli - delicious! Dressing gowns and slippers were even provided - such luxury!

It is so pleasing when guests enjoy their stay here and find everything to their satisfaction.

There is always so much going on in this immediate area - this weekend there is a food festival and a music festival!

Hurry up and come back!


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