Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Stepps Barn remains one of our most popular destinations and in our opinion offers a superior standard of holiday accommodation. Furnished and equipped throughout in traditional country style, the property features some interesting antiques, a wonderful Inglenook fireplace and a stylish blue Aga in the kitchen if you fancy cooking in real farmhouse fashion. Table tennis and pool are on hand at the property for evening or rainy day entertainment and a golf course is within easy reach. Boat launching facilities are a short drive away and the nearby River Axe is a haven for bird watchers. If all this isn't enough, there are some lovely country walks in the area.
Stepps Barn provides quality accommodation particularly suitable for large parties, families or couples seeking lots of space. Despite its name, there are only a few 'steps' here and the stairs in the property are straight! A property difficult to better any time of the year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|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
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance hall with cloakroom/WC. Farmhouse style solid elm fitted kitchen with breakfast table, electric hob & oven, convection microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Aga available for cooking/heating. Washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities available in the utility room at the rear of the sun lounge/games room. Spacious sitting room with stairs to first floor, has feature Inglenook fireplace, sofas, TV,DVD. Through to dining room with dining table which converts to a pool table. Straight stairs to first floor: Master Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, basin and WC. TV/DVD, IPod docking radio. Bedroom 2 has twin 3' single beds. Bedroom 3 has a double bed, IPod docking radio. Bedroom 4 also has twin 3' single beds plus a cot and is adjacent to a shower room with cubicle, basin and WC. 22" TV/DVD.
All fuel, bedlinen and towels included. Table tennis table in games room. Freeview TV. Selection of games provided. Two inns within easy walk. High chair and cot provided. FREE WI-FI. X-Box and some games. 42" LCD TV. Internet access. Multi region DVD and pool table in the dining room.
|Further details outdoors|
Large sun lounge/games room with table tennis, and wii facility. Paved terrace with patio furniture. Large gravelled courtyard/parking area. Sloping grassy bank/garden with winding pathway to summer house at top of the garden.
A £250 deposit it taken against breakages/damages.
Regret property unsuitable for pets or smoking guests.
The West Country region
The Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast, features many natural landmarks including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle door, and extends over 95 miles from Exmouth to Christchurch, offering a selection of the finest sandy beaches to be found in the UK.
It is the only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in England, ranking the Jurassic Coast alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world.
Exploring the Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast is ideal for exploring on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. All of our cottages in East Devon are situated in what are known as the 'gateway towns and villages' to the Jurassic Coast. For further information on each village and the accommodation we have to rent please click on the relevant link below or seach our Devon Cottages .
A holiday cottage in Axmouth has something for everyone. Steeped in history this tranquil and picturesque village is surrounded by unspoilt rolling countryside that is home to a variety of wildlife species and provides the opportunity for many varied and peaceful walking holidays in Devon and Dorset.
Dating back to the 7th Century, Axmouth was once a smuggling centre and important port. It is now a delightful country village, featuring fine examples of 18th & 19th Century farmhouses and cottages, and within easy access to the coast at Seaton.
Axmouth village is home to a lovely old church, two local inns and a Post Office/store. The Axe estuary is a haven for birds throughout the year and makes a dog friendly pleasant walk to the pretty Axe Harbour and Axe Cliff Golf Club. The beach at Seaton is just a little further and from the village you can access the South West Coastal path which leads through the Landslip or Undercliff.
For ideas on where to eat and drink in Axmouth please see our Food and Drink pages, and if you would like to plan your holiday in advance check out our Things to Do pages to help plan your perfect Devon holiday .
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4 Feb 2012
"Diappointing as not as described and when we complained the company were not interested. An expensive mistake."
Stepps Barn cottage did not live up to its 5 star rating. It was poorly prepared before our stay – dirty linen in the bedrooms from a previous occupant. The beds were not comfy with limited bed linen and small towels provided. The appliances did not work as expected – shower controls difficult to adjust therefore a boiling shower, Aga turned itself off and cooker thermostat inaccurate making cooking for 8 difficult, tumble drier ineffective – even after following instructions to empty water chamber (every 17 minutes). The standard of crockery and cutlery was disappointing rather a mishmash. The cottage was not particularly clean.
However it was warm with plenty of hot water, there was a Christmas tree and mince pies on arrival.
Definitely not value for money and when we brought our concerns to the company apparently it was too late, so if you rent this – make sure you read the booking conditions and complaints procedure carefully.
May we state our point of view on this review.
As a holiday company it is in our utmost interest to make sure our guests are comfortable and happy. Unfortunately this guest did not take the opportunity to make any complaints, other than a faulty key, on the day after their arrival (23rd December) when we had to visit them to sort a problem with the key. The key was exchanged, the guest was more than happy with the result and even invited us in for a beverage, it was at this stage they were informed that the emergency phone, which they had contacted us on, would be left on should there be any further problems. We did not receive any further communication on the phone or indeed at our office which was open for several days during the Christmas period.
Quite naturally we understood that this guest was completely satisfied.
Our terms and conditions quite clearly state that any complaints should be notified to the office immediately so we have the opportunity to rectify them. We only received an email from this guest on 3rd January, several days after they ended their holiday.
May we add that the equipment problem was due to user error, which is quite understandable when you are in unfamiliar territory, again this could have been discussed and rectified by us had we been advised.
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Paul Douglas-Jones (Property Manager Jean Bartlett Cottage Holidays)
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