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Old Bakery Musbury,comtemporary cottage, nr village pub child & dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, village location close to Jurassic coast and pub.

Offering top quality accommodation and conveniently situated within easy reach of the coast, Old Bakery Musbury was once the flour loft of the village bakers.In the centre of the beautiful East Devon village of Musbury it has recently been thoughtfully renovated to the highest standard.

A large ground floor entrance way leads up to the main first floor living area. With 3 bedrooms (one ensuite), a main bathroom with shower and bath it opens into the main open plan living area. Here a new corner kitchen and dining area lead on to the living area with woodburning stove. French windows open onto the sun terrace, with 3 steps leading to the enclosed level garden. Gas central heating throughout, ample road side parking,a welcome pack on arrival and a well stocked local supermarket just 2 minutes walk away.

Rosemary and Noel Jacks
Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Rosemary and Noel Jacks

Noel and Rosemary Jacks have lived in Musbury since 1993, bringing up their children there and getting involved in village life. Noel was born in East Devon and is a well established landscape gardener, while Rosemary, originally from Kent, is a potter, selling her work locally and throughout the UK. They bought Old Bakery Musbury in 2015.

Rosemary and Noel Jacks purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Rosemary and Noel Jacks chose Axminster

We always loved Old Bakery Musbury, so when the previous owners decided to sell we took the opportunity to make it our own. Through the winter and spring of 2015/2016 we have carried out extensive renovation and modernisation, carefully refurbishing each room with modern comforts and facilities but maintaining the traditional character of the property.

The Axe Valley is a beautiful part of the country with rolling hills, and the meandering river opening out in the Axe estuary ( a wildlife hotspot and haven for bird watching) and then out to the sea at Axmonth Harbour. Musbury is a great spot for walkers and is on the East Devon way. The far reaching views from Musbury Castle, an ancient hill fort are not to be missed.

What makes this cottage unique

The living accomadation of Old Bakery Musbury is on the first floor which means the property is light and airy, with the original roof beams adding height and making it feel very spacious. The sun terrace is a real sun trap, ideal for an alfresco breakfast and the walled garden gives privacy and soaks up the sun. The flat lawn is a great area for children to play and let off steam.

The property has gas central heating throughout, while the addition of a woodburning stove gives a cosy feel on chilly winters nights.

Two bathrooms make this an ideal bolt hole for friends wanting to get away for a while but not wanting to share a bathroom and the Juliet balcony, where the flour was once hauled from below into the loft, is a charming feature.

Downstairs offers a large lobby to leave muddy boots and coats, buggies and bikes, and houses the washing machine and laundry equipment.

Old Bakery Musbury is located just a short walk from the Golden Hind pub. New owners Emma and Adrian are doing a great job. The pub now offers an extensive menu of home cooked food, and a refreshed range of drinks including a selection of real ales and guest beers. Well worth a visit and very convenient,

Guestbook comments from the owner

A big thank you to Rosemary and Noel. Great place, everything we've needed. One of the best places we have stayed in.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Axminster in Musbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: bath with fixed shower, hair washing shower head and mixer taps. Toilet and basin, heated towel rail. Bathroom 2: Electric power shower in shower enclosure. Toilet and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroon 1:With a king sized bed, chest of drawers and hooks to hang clothes. Bedroom 2: twin beds which can be made up to a supper king, with Juliet balcony Bedroom 3: single bed with ensuite shower room with toilet and basin. Additional pull out bed for a 6th occupant (please note this is quite a tight fit but could be used for children).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Old Bakery Musbury,comtemporary cottage, nr village pub child & dog friendly
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Everything you need or want

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Rosemary and Noel, A great cottage everything you need or want is catered for, a lovely welcome pack including prosecco in fridge which went down a treat 😀 great garden fully enclosed for dogs. Lovely log burner which we used everyday due to having lots of snow outside gave us a really cosy feel. Great pub about 30 steps from the front door, had 35+gins which we tried our best to get through !! Food was great highly recommended very welcoming landlord and landlady . Would I stay again defiantly.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean, and good location to explore the coastal towns. We came to fossil hunt, so wanted somewhere as a good base. We went to the pub down the street almost every night for dinner. The gas station also is well stocked. We were able to park on the street in front of the rental every night. Rosemary and Noel were very good hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Delightful and Charming Cottage in quiet Village

  • 5 of 5

The stay was just wonderful and the cottage was everything we could have asked for. Very clean, cosy, bright, tidy and was perfect stay for 4 adults and 1 child. I was expecting poky but was very surprised. Within 10 minutes to the coast i.e. Lyme Regis, Seaton and Beer and one could not ask for more. At the end of 3 days we did not want to leave. We will definately be back. A perfect 360 day location. Thank you Rosemary.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, lovely owners, great location

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay here. Perfect for exploring the coast.

Very comfy and well equipped.

Great pub just down the road.

Definitely be back 👍

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage just 10mins from the sea

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the Old Bakery Cottage for 3 nights over the bank holiday and loved it. Musbury has some lovely walks close by and the cottage had everything we needed. The lounge and log burner were just what we needed after a walk along the coast.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Old bakery cottage was beautifully decorated, well equipped, clean and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Rosemary and Noel were very welcoming, cottage had all the facilities we could need as a family of 5 and was well positioned for exploring the local area. Secure garden was a plus for a well behaved dog or for summer drinks and BBQ! Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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River Cottage HQ
Fantastic cookery courses and great dining. Booking essential
River Cottage Canteen
Great food and a good place for coffee (especially when visiting Axminster market on a Thurs...
Millers Farm Shop
Great selection of local food with some French products available and locally caught fresh f...
The Harbour Inn
Great atmosphere and delicious food including good seafood.
The Ship Inn
Good eating pub.
The Golden Hind
Interesting mix of shops and good local market on Thursday morning.
Lyme Regis
Sandy beach, fossil hunting, local shops, strong local art scene, great place to eat, pictur...
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Golden Hind
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Golden Hind
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Old Bakery Musbury in the Axe Valley is the perfect place to base your West Country holiday, with close access to beautiful coast and countryside and numerous places to visit.

Local attractions include Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's widely acclaimed River Cottage Canteen (Axminster) and HQ (Musbury) for dining, courses and events. Visit the farm and soak up the atmosphere of the the TV programmes location.

Trill Farm (Musbury) offers courses on sustainable living and seasonal home grown dining.

Castlewood Vineyard (including a wine festival in June) and Lyme Bay winery offer wine tasting

The dramatic Jurassic coastline of Lyme Regis is a backdrop for an array of attractions and events. These include the Fossil festival, a Jazz festival, Food Rocks, Lifeboat week and the Folk Festival as well as the sandy beach, unique independant shops and galleries, and a wide selection of restaurants and cafes.The Town Mill hosts an ever changing calendar of exhibitions and events in its two galleries, and brings together the well established local arts scene. Lyme Regis and Charmouth are also the places to go fossil hunting.

The beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth is a must visit during any stay in the area. It's long promenade, magnificent coastal cliffs and beautiful buildings host an interesting town centre with many independent shops, galleries and restaurants. The town takes on a different feel during the first week in August when the Sidmouth Folk Week takes over the town. Many nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists perform during the week long event, and there are many events for those with different tastes, including street entertainment and buskers and a vibrant market along the seafront.

At Axmouth there is a lovely golf course high on the cliffs overlooking the sea while below in Seaton, the Seaton Tramway takes a romantic trip through the Axe Valley to Colyton with plenty of opportunity for bird watching on the way and a cream tea at Colyton station. Next to the Tramway start is the newly opened, fully interactive, Seaton Jurassic centre which explores the history of the area and its geological importance.

Head east from Musbury to Bridport you will find another charming town with a lively art and theatre culture. On Saturdays and Wednesdays the town hosts a large market with over 100 stalls including a well established antiques and collectibles quarter, local crafts, as well as great food, plants and household items.

Further on from Bridport you can take the coast road to Abbotsbury (a stunning drive with views along Chesil beach) where in spring you can see newly hatched swans at Abbotsbury Swannery and visit the delightful village with its distinctive yellowy sandstone cottages.

Dorchester and Weymouth also offer interesting destinations including many attractions connected to Thomas Hardy and his books and also great walks along the Wessex Ridge way.

For those with children at visit to Crealy adventure park is a must, as well as a trip to Charmouth for fossil hunting. Axe Valley Wildlife Park is a small and friendly zoo (the absolutely favourite of our tiny twin niece and nephew).

Exeter is a fine city with a large new shopping centre and John Lewis, a great Museum, RAMM, and other attractions including the Underground Passages and Exeter Quay.

Taunton has a good shopping centre and the beautiful Somerset levels on its doorstep.

And no trip would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor (about 1 hour).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Friday, arriving from 15.00. We request that guests depart by 10.00. We are happy to discuss alternatives where possible.

Notes on prices:
Weekend and mid week breaks are available out of season. Please contact us for details.

A deposit of 25
% is due on booking, with the balance being due 30 days prior to your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.