Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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. This dramatic stretch of coast, has recently become the location for the popular TV series "Broadchurch", and the famous cliffs can be seen at West Bay.

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.

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 14 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 43 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, 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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

Further details

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 a "Breakfast Pack " for bookings for 6 nights or more.

The England 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. The Southwest Coast Path runs throughout the area, so there is a good mix of challenging walks or gentle strolls. The dramatic coastal scenery is a haven for fossil hunters, and more recently the golden cliffs at West Bay have become the setting for the popular TV series " Broadchurch" !


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.

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.