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Country Cottage In Peaceful Surroundings, Pet Friendly, Footpaths On Doorstep



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Country Cottage near Axminster, Devon, England - Within Easy Reach Of The Beaches And Fossils Of The Jurassic Coast And The Famous Lyme Regis Cobb

A very comfortable, non smoking and well appointed cottage set in glorious countryside in a peaceful and secluded area of East Devon. Perfect for 'getting away from it all'. Ideal for walkers, pets welcome. Close to the coastline of East Devon and West Dorset. Course fishing lake in a neighbouring field. Views to open countryside with grazing sheep and cows just over the garden fence.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are Phil & Trish Taylor. We live near Axminster in East Devon. We have been running Summerleaze Cottage as a holiday home since 2006 and live next door, being on hand to answer any queries and offer advice. We have Hooter House in East Portlemouth South Devon, also available to rent.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely cottage, beautiful countryside, very peaceful and relaxing. This is such a special place, wish we had longer." The Harlows, Essex

"Second visit and the cottage and the area do not disappoint again. The extra touches are a lovely bonus. Thanks again for a lovely visit." The Burleys, Kent

"Thank you Trish for your first class let. Your communication, welcome and manner have been outstanding. We love the cottage and the location; the dogs have had a wonderful time, We would like to come back sometime."The O'Regan's, Gloucester

"What a lovely surprise at the end of our journey! there was absolutely nothing that we needed - it was all provided and more! One problem was that it wasn't long enough - we so enjoyed our stay - the lovely surroundings, warm welcome and the peace and quiet!" The Barnes', Berkshire.
May 2011
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2 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend break. Beautiful location and accommodation was first class. Very welcoming hosts we will definately recommend and hope to visit again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage set in amazing grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. You can't fault it in any way. The welcome treats were so unexpected and so thoughtful. We wanted a few days away peace and quite and that what we got. The cottage is super clean with all home luxurys. Our 2 dogs had a great time too!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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From the Owner

We love East Devon for the beautiful countryside, nearby beaches, the peace and quiet and the ease of being able to reach major towns and cities.

Activity and Interests


7 miles to the beaches of Lyme Regis and Seaton. Along the coast in either direction is the glorious 'Jurassic Coast' the only natural UNESCO World Heritage site in England.

Fabulous coastal towns and villages to visit - Beer, Branscombe, Charmouth, Sidmouth, Bridport and West Bay and beyond to Abbotsbury and the Chesil Beach.


Nearest airport Exeter. 30 mins drive.

Chanel port Poole 1-1 1/2 hours. Plymouth 1-1 1/2 hours.

Main line railway station to London Waterloo and Exeter, in Axminster - 3 minute drive from cottage.

Use of car recommended.


Axminster 2 miles.

Lyme Regis 7 miles.

Seaton 7 miles.

Honiton 11 miles.

Exeter 25 miles.

Bridport 11 miles.

Dorchester 25 miles.

Taunton 25 miles.

Bristol 70 miles.

Further Details:

Convenient accommodation for a visit to Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall's River Cottage. The Canteen in Axminster is a 5 minute drive and the headquarters at Park Farm is a 10 minute drive.

Also for courses at Axminster Power Tool Centre - 1 1/2 miles away.

We have a fantastic farm shop reached by a 2 minute drive or a lovely 5 minute walk across 2 fields from the cottage. An abundance of fresh local produce is available plus a huge selection of French produce. There is also a lovely cafe to have coffee and a delicious brownie or bacon butty before your walk back across the fields!

Axminster town is well supplied with banks, a post office, the Co-op and Tesco, plus individual gift shops.

Lyme Regis boasts the Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House as well as wonderful beachside shops selling fish and chips to eat as the sun goes down over The Cobb!

Seaton with it's wide promenade and historic tramway to Colyton is 10 minute drive away.

The beautiful and well kept village of Kilmington has 2 excellent country pubs a village stores and post office.

Houses and Gardens to visit include:

Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.

A La Ronde (NT).

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens.

Burrow Farm Gardens.

Cadhay Manor House.

Escot house and Gardens.

Forde Abbey and Gardens.

Killerton (NT).

Knightshayes Court (NT).

Sand Court and Gardens.

Shute Barton.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 24 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% non-refundable deposit required to secure booking with balance due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.
Please note, smoking is not permitted in or outside the cottage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday, but this can be flexible out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 07-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Living Room ...


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


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • pets considered


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Very pretty bathroom with Victorian style roll top, ball and claw foot, bath. wc and basin. No shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 twin beds and floor space for a travel cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: The cottage is set in the grounds of the owners house. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped garden with stream running nearby. The area around the cottage is for the use of guests but this is not separate from the owner's garden, which you are also welcome to share - join us for a drink in the evening sunshine! Garden table and chairs outside french windows to living room. The garden is not secure, we advise that dogs are attached to the ground spike and tie-out cable provided. If confident that they won't stray into neighbouring fields, we are also happy for them to run free and play with our own dogs who are always friendly and inquisitive when visiting dogs come to stay! Our 5 ducks are often to be seen in the stream near the cottage and will come to ask for food during the laying season! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided.

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