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The Mills House

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A delightful 2 bedroom warm, homely property with stunning views over Lyme bay. The character Dutch style cottage is detached in well kept gardens. This property would suit both a young family or couples who want a break from the trials of daily life. Due to its excellent location, it is close enough to the town to walk, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.

Every aspect of this house offers beautiful views. To the rear of the property, the sea, to the front, views of the surrounding hills.

This property is in a quiet residential location. Due to its excellent location and links to the surrounding areas, this house will afford anyone an excellent well equipped home from home situated perfectly to explore the east Devon environment and beyond.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Seaton 10 mins walk
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter is approximately 40 minutes from Seaton by , Nearest railway: Axminster, approximately 20 minutes by car
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

East Devon has much to offer throughout the year. Step back in time and enjoy a magical vista of sea, beaches, the only natural World Heritage designated site in England. Enjoy the most breathtaking views from the South West Coastal Path or simply unwind. Enjoy life at a leisurely pace.

Seaton is a beautiful small town at the mouth of the Axe Valley.

Exmouth is one of England's oldest holiday seaside-towns and the western gateway World Heritage Coast Site.

Budleigh Salterton, situated at the mouth of the River Otter, is an historic traditional seaside town nestling on the edge of a unique pebble beach with spectacular red cliffs.

Sidmouth is a picture book Regency town for coast and countryside. An idyllic holiday setting with an unhurried charm.

For one of the oldest and most historic towns in Devon visit Ottery St Mary, which offers an ideal base away from seaside crowds, yet is close to the World Heritage Coast Site.

Honiton has an historic reputation for lace making but today this is also a major centre for antiques, with some 30 shops devoted to furniture, art and second-hand books. Honiton is also the home of the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), East Devon's only public free admission art gallery, which hosts a continually changing programme of intriguing, entertaining, and sometimes quite challenging contemporary exhibitions Tucked away in the south east corner of Devon is unspoilt Axe Valley.

East Devon is blessed with beautiful countryside - ready for you to discover. In fact two thirds of the District are recognised as being nationally important for its high landscape quality and designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty the East Devon covers some 270sq km of stunning landscape between Exmouth, to Lyme Regis and up to Honiton, whilst to the north of Honiton you will find the Blackdown Hills.

If your idea of the perfect holiday is to be surrounded by superb coastal and countryside scenery in the part of Devon many other tourists don't reach - then the Axe Valley is for you.

Come and experience all the dramatic variety of scenery and activities for yourself, in order to enjoy them to the full! We find that whatever our visitors' interests - walking, cycling, wildlife, fishing, boating, arts, country crafts, local history or pottering around the unique and individual shops unlike those found on the major high streets - many return year after year, simply because the surroundings are so lovely and they find their holidays so relaxing.

Whether you come for a short break or your main holiday, you're certain to find the warmest of Devon welcomes wherever you stay, there is a range of good old-fashioned food shops selling fresh local produce and you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to eat and drink.

Seaton, Devon

Seaton is the Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast and is tucked away in a corner of East Devon, is the beautiful, unspoilt Axe Valley.

The mile-long beach at Seaton is excellent for water sports, from sailing and swimming, to diving and windsurfing.

Seaton's unique tramway runs inland, along the Axe Estuary, to the medieval market town of Colyton and is perfect for birdwatchers, transport enthusiasts or those who simply want to watch the beautiful riverside scenery glide by. Next to the tramway is the new Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve. The installation of a viewing hide and wheelchair-friendly paths means this beautiful area and its wildlife - wildfowl and wading birds in winter; dragonflies and butterflies in summer - are now easily accessible all year round.

Seaton is one end of the Stop Line Way cycle route from the north of Devon, linking it to the National Cycle Network. It is envisaged that the centre's facilities and location will enhance eco-tourism for the region through its adjacent cycle and public transport routes.

Undoubtedly, many of the geological features can be best appreciated from a boat, while cruising along the coastline, so there will be opportunities to travel via many forms of transport.

The town itself has many small shops including a greengrocer, fishmonger and butcher, which have disappeared from so many other high streets, which are perfect for a self-catering holiday. There is also the Axe Valley Heritage Museum, which houses a fine collection of local photographs, archaeological finds and period costume.

If you long for bygone days when life was slower and specialist shops offered service with a smile, try exploring Seaton.

Perfectly situated between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis the Axe Valley and surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty certainly offers plenty for every member of your family to do. Our historic River Axe meets the sea at Lyme Bay, now part of the designated World Heritage Site and known as the Jurassic Coast.

Horse Riding.

Devenish Pitt Riding School - Farway, near Colyton | 01404 871355, Budleigh Salterton Riding School | 01395 442035, Oaklands Riding School - Alphington, Exeter | 01392 272105.

Golf Courses

Oakmead Golf Course - 01297 680387, 9 Hole Family Course. Thorn Centre - Salcombe Regis | 01395 579564 9 Hole, Pitch and Putt and Children's 9 Hole Crazy Golf. Honiton Golf Club | 01404 44422 18 Hole | Par 69. Sidmouth Golf Club | 01395 513451

18 Hole | Par 65. Otter Valley Golf Club - Upottery, Honiton | 01404 861266 9 Hole Course. Woodbury Park Golf Course - Woodbury | 01395 233382 18 Hole | Par 73. East Devon Golf Club - Budleigh Salterton | 01395 442018. Lyme Regis Golf Club | 01297 442963

Sailing and Water Sports:

Axe Yacht Club - The Harbour, Axmouth - Secretary | 01297 34922. Beer Sailing Club | 01297 512286. Sidmouth Sailing Club | 01395 512286. Spinnakers Sailing Club | 01395 222551 Dinghy Sailing, Power Boat, Kite Surfing and Power Kite Training. Beer Divers | 01297 22458.

Walking

Walk to Cliff Field Gardens and see the Labyrinth - a 15 mins walk west, taking in some of the esplanade with a short steep climb to get you to the gardens and the labyrinth. Seating available from which to admire the lovely coastal views.

Walk to Seaton Hole - at least a 20 mins walk west, along the esplanade and either, via the beach (depending on tide) or up and over via the Cliff Field Gardens. Stop for refreshments at one of the cafes (one at the end of the esplanade and one at Seaton Hole itself). There are public conveniences alongside each café but they may not be open all year round.

See the Jubilee Gardens and have a go at Putting – a 10 mins walk west, see the Gardens plus the Jubilee Clock Tower. Go behind the clock tower to the Putting Green, children's play area and tennis courts.

Walk to the Harbour – a 15 mins walk east to the Harbour. The Harbour is a busy community and see it via a stroll across the oldest surviving concrete bridge in Britain. From there you can continue your walk along the banks of the River Axe or admire the estuary from the modern bridge and road. Unfortunately there are no public conveniences at the Harbour but refreshments are available.

Walk to the bird hide along Seaton Marshes – access is from the car park, by the Tourist Information Centre. Level 20 mins walk along the Seaton Marshes, and to the hide which is beside the River Axe. Numerous birds and wildlife to see.

Walk part or all of the Seaton Heritage Trail – part or all of this trail can be walked. This is a 20 mins to 4 hours circular trek around the countryside, estuary and coastline around Seaton. The Tourist Information sells a leaflet for 40p that covers the walk including interesting things to see en route.

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21 Sep 2014

5/5

"Ammonites, belemnites and relaxing holidays!"

We felt at home from the very beginning of our holidays in this clean, tidy and cosy house!Seaton is perfect to discover the fossil beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, it is close to Dartmoor, Exite… More

3 Jun 2014

5/5

"Dog friendly accommodation in Seaton."

Stayed for a week in May,good base for touring around coastal region. House was very warm,comfortable and clean,beautifully decorated,with well equipped kitchen. Lovely,mature and secure gardens which… More

9 Oct 2013

5/5

"Simply Amazing"

We have just spent two wonderful days at the Mills House.From the moment we arrived the house felt warm and welcoming and the attention to detail provided by the owners was supberb.The house is locate… More

28 Sep 2013

5/5

"Homely"

A lovely peaceful location and a nice homely feel with lots of nice touches. Clean tidy and comfortable throughout. Don't miss out on dinner at the ship inn nearby.would definitely return to this… More

11 Sep 2013

5/5

"Amazingly cosy with wonderful sea view"

We spent 3 nights at the house and found that Andy had included everything you could possibly need. This house is very homely with the lovely decor and lots of little extra touches in most of the roo… More

6 Sep 2013

5/5

"Outstanding accommodation and destination."

HiI would like to take the opportunity to let you know what a wonderful time I had with my partner and young daughter (5) at The Mills House Seaton. The owners have spared no expense in considering th… More

21 Aug 2013

5/5

"Have been coming to Seaton for years and will keep on doing so!"

This is a review from the Bartrip family and we (would have) stayed at the 'Mills House' between the two weeks of Saturday 10th August and Saturday 24rd August. The "would have" b… More

6 Aug 2013

5/5

"What a gem!"

Just back from a lovely week at The Mills House. Booking and communication with the owner was excellent and clear directions for the collection of the keys meant we were soon settled in the property at the start of our stay.The house was very clean and welcoming and has an extremely high standard of decoration and furniture. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay.
The location of the property was great. We walked our dog along the beach each morning and the walk to Beer has some fabulous views. Seaton has great pub food as well as takeaways and a big Tesco for when we wanted to cook for ourselves. There are so many places nearby and we visited Honiton, Weymouth, Sidmouth & Lyme Regis. Still so much to see that we must return to The Mills House.

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