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Pretty Cottage With Oak Beams, Inglenook, Walled Garden, Parking And Garage

Pretty Cottage With Oak Beams, Inglenook, Walled Garden, Parking And Garage



Updated: 19-May-2015
Cottage in Smallridge, Axminster, Nr. Lyme Regis, Devon, England, UK - Excellent Location For West Country, 15 Min From Beaches At Lyme Regis & Seaton, Pets Welcome

Lilac Cottage with its pretty walled garden is situated in the middle of the attractive village of Smallridge, 2½ miles from the small market town of Axminster, near the South Devon coast. Lovely beaches, fishing and sailing are within a seven to ten mile radius at Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Seaton Hole. Exmouth, Exeter and Weymouth are also within easy reach. The whole area is very beautiful and an ideal centre from which to explore the West Country. Smallridge is on the borders of three counties, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Pets welcome, by arrangement. The cottage, which was built of stone several hundred years ago, has thick walls and low ceilings. It stands by itself, in its own pretty walled and gated garden, and has a private drive and garage. It is most comfortable, with full oil fired central heating throughout.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Joanna and Bill Stuart-Bruges bought their first property in France in 1973, when they originally fell in love with the amazing Lot/Dordogne/Aquitaine region. At that time Bill's job had taken them, just married, to Bordeaux. They already had little Lilac Cottage in Devon. Now based in Hampshire, they now spend half their time in France, where Joanna has built up a team of excellent local craftsmen and housekeepers to restore and help look after 3 châteaux, as well as the original little farmhouse Lafage. The family includes several musicians and there are now 5 grand pianos and one upright, distributed amongst the properties!

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Speaks: English, French, German

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From the Owner

We bought Lilac Cottage in 1968, when we were very young! It is an enchanting cottage, which cried out to us from across the valley, saying that "I'm the ideal pretty little place to escape to and relax in". As we approached we found it was for sale. Love at first sight!! Lilac Cottage is now looked after by the grand daughter of the original owner, it is still very much loved by one and all. Holidays here are idyllic, with a private drive & a pretty little walled cottage garden, convenient for young children and pet lovers. The coast at Seaton & Lyme Regis 7 miles, and surrounding country side are fun for beach holidays, fishing trips and wonderful walks. There is an excellent pub within walking distance in the village, which does excellent bar meals, ideal after a long day out!

Activity and Interests


Beaches, fishing trips etc at Lyme Regis 7 miles. Seaton 9 miles.


Exeter Airport 25 miles. A car is essential for enjoying your stay at Lilac Cottage.


Lilac Cottage is in the quiet village of Smallridge. The village pub serve excellent food and is within easy walking distance. Axminster, an historic town with all amenities is only 2.5 miles away.


From £370 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
1 night minimum stay
20 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
11 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
5 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
19 Sep 2015 - 9 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
10 Oct 2015 - 7 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay


  • Booking Notes:
    Please telephone or email us to confirm availability and secure your booking.

    Changeover Day:
    Letting are from Saturday to Saturday, arrival 4pm onwards, departure by 10am please.

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Updated: 19-May-2015


From the Owner

Three hundred year old stone cottage with oak beams and inglenook fireplace. In the centre of a pretty village of thatched cottages, though Lilac Cottage has a tiled roof. One downstairs bedroom, 2 upstairs. Boiler room with washing machine.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • village


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath/shower, basin and WC. Upstairs WC and basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on ground floor, with twin beds, next to bathroom. Bedroom 2 upstairs with double bed. Bedroom 3 upstairs with bunk beds for 2 children.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

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  • Outside: Garden chairs, table and BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine. Iron & Iroining board. Oil Central Heating boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please bring your own linen and towels (or contact us to arrange hire).

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