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Orchid Cottage In Axmouth on The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Cottage in Axmouth, Nr. Seaton and Lyme Regis, South Devon, Devon, England - Period Cottage In A Picturesque Village Setting With The Convenience Of A Nearby Town

Orchid Cottage is a spacious 3 to 4 bedroom end of terrace property that can comfortably accommodate six people. It is very nicely presented with good quality furnishings and cosy and warm in colder months with modern efficient central heating and good insulation through the majority of the cottage. There is ample parking both on street and an allocated spot. Although recently refurbished, the property dates well back into the 19th Century when it was part of the building that comprised the village post office and stores. Axmouth itself is a picturesque Devon village, full of quaint old thatched cottages, lying next to the River Axe and in close proximity to ancient Axmouth harbour.

Orchid Cottage is deceptively spacious from its street profile. On entering the front door there is a large living room with 4th bedroom/snug room off to one side and a large kitchen/diner in the rear extension. Upstairs, leading from the landing, there are the three bedrooms, a twin and double to the front and the master bedroom with a double bed and the en-suite shower room in the extension to the rear. The cottage is generally warm and cosy due to the thick walls refurbished with dry lining and the efficient and modern LPG central heating that we run during the colder months (approximately September to April weather dependent). This is strictly a no smoking premises. Also we request that outside footwear not be worn inside the cottage so please remember to bring your slippers. Regret no children under 5 years of age. Regret no pets allowed. Please check our own website link (http://orchidcottage.wix.com/orchid-cottage) for further information.

Outside: French doors open from the kitchen onto a large landscaped patio area with elegant aluminium table and six chairs. A storage box provides a place for walking boots and extra seating. The back garden is decoratively planted to provide colour and interest throughout the year. A path leads through the back garden to a rear gate providing access through a further communal path shared by two neighbouring properties to the rear allocated parking space. A side gate provides access from the patio past the council bin storage to the street at the front of the cottage. Although the Orchid Cottage garden and patio are not suitable for playing children, fortunately there is a large children's village playing field and playground about 70 meters to the right along quiet Chapel Street as you exit the cottage. The Axmouth Silver Jubilee Recreation Ground is well equipped with modern and well maintained slides, swings and climbing frames with bark cushioning for safety.

Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided and beds made up. Towels for hire (one hand and one bathroom per guest), not to be removed from cottage (please bring your own beach towels).

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The owners of Orchid Cottage, Agnieszka and Haydn, are scientists and amateur fossil hunters. We love to walk the abundant footpaths, watch birds and other wildlife and sample the sights and activities both locally and further afield in the West Country.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The family had a wonderful holiday in your beautiful Orchid Cottage.
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 5

9 Reviews

4.7
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

4

We all had an amazing time, the cottage was lovely, well equipped and very spacious.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent accommodation in a lovely village.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay in this immaculate cottage. Very cosy. Lots to do even when the weather is not at its best. Great beaches and quaint coastal villages. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

Lovely cottage in perfect village location.

  • 5 of 5

Orchid cottage was exactly as described and made a wonderful base for our holiday. The cottage was very clean and spacious for 4 adults and well equipped with everything needed. The courtyard garden is very lovely and is a real suntrap and very private. The village was lovely with two pubs serving great food, both within a two minute walk.Beer is a lovely pebble beach with a good walk over to Branscombe. Lyme Regis is a 10 minute drive and a fabulous day out. Prompt responses from the owners and lots of advise on things to do in the area. Would definitely recommend and we will be revisting.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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orchid cottage

  • 4 of 5

On arrival the cottage was immaculately clean tidy and homely

Every thing as described in the information

Lovely position to explore on foot or by car the durasic coastline

To local pubs in the village and for self catering a waitrose and tescos are near by.

Fresh fish from Beer and Westbay

The owners were helpful and easy to contact and communicate with.

We had a great break away and would not hesitate to go to the cottage again if we are in that area

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Very Happy New Year

  • 5 of 5

We spent new year at Orchid Cottage - just perfect. The cottage has everything you could wish for, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, decorated to the highest order, the cottage is situated in a quiet village with 2 pubs just a few hundred yards walk away. Ideal getaway with lovely walks nearby and seaton marsh wildlife reserve great for birdwatching. We will definitely be back to this lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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The perfect holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Prefect holiday cottage! The cottage is spacious, cleaned to perfection, has good quality furniture and is nicely decorated and has all the electronic equipment you will ever need along with good internet connection. It is situated in a lovely little village with a pub (more like a restaurant) at the end of the road where we dined twice. The food is very good, in fact my husband said he would eat everything on the menu, the staff are friendly and it gets very busy so it may be a good idea to book a table during busy months. The tram in Seaton (next to the huge Tesco store) is good fun and fishing and mini golf in Lyme Regis were even better than expected. Sadly we didn’t find any fossils along the coast but maybe next time. The owners were very helpful, quick to respond, payment was easy and deposit return was very prompt. I would love to stay in the cottage again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

From the Owner

We bought Orchid Cottage because we love Dorset and Devon, we love beaches in many shapes and forms, variety of walks, old stately house full of history and knowledge about our past, fossils and the feeling when you find one yourself, great food and most importantly the people. We love to come back over and over again and we would like our guests to fall in love with this region of the country.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 28 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Ship Inn at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Poole at 61 Miles Nearest Golf : Axe Cliff Golf Course at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Axminster at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : A35 at Axminster at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Ship Inn at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Seaton at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Axmouth harbour 1 mile away with wild beaches to the east and the beach at Seaton seafront to the west. Other notable beaches are: Beer (3miles), Branscombe (5 miles), Lyme Regis (6 miles), Charmouth (10 miles), Sidmouth (12 miles), Burton Bradstock and Hive beach (13 miles). Additionally the south west coastal path links many of these and other beaches providing magnificent coast and rural views.

Travel:

There are excellent road communications in close vicinity to Orchid Cottage making it a relatively easy destination in the west country. The A35 Axminster (6 miles), A303 Ilminster (19 miles), M5 Collumpton (25 miles), and London is less than 150 miles by road.

There are good rail links to London Victoria from Axminster (6miles).

A car is recommended for more extensive travel but not essential for holiday due to public transport options and the wide variety of activities/facilities nearby.

Distances:

Axmouth Harbour-1mile

Seaton tramway-1mile

Beer - A lovely fishing village-3miles

Pecorama – Miniature trains and other attractions-3miles

Beer Quarry Caves-3miles

Lyme Regis – Resort town and world famous fossil beaches-6miles

Axminster - River cottage canteen-6miles

Branscombe - Picturesque village NT Old bakery, Manor Mill and Forge-5 miles

The Donkey Sanctuary -9miles

Charmouth –10miles

Sidmouth –12miles

Golden cap, Burton Bradstock and Hive Beach, Forde Abbey- all 13miles

Further Details:

Orchid Cottage being on the border between Dorset and Devon provides the best of both worlds. Orchid Cottage is located in one of the prettiest villages in Devon and there are plenty of very nice walks around cottage itself. If you decide to drive to Dorset, Lyme Regis (known as a Pearl of Dorset), is only 6 miles away. Slightly further into Dorset there are fantastic yellow cliffs of Burton Bradstock, West Bay and Freshwater and full of fossil beaches and unforgettable tropical gardens and Swannery in Abbotsbury. Devon has lots to offer too. In the immediate vicinity there is beautiful Axmouth harbour and the Axe estuary with opportunities for birdwatching, canoeing and sailing. There is the Seaton tramway leading through the Axe and Coly vallies, Burrow Farm gardens, Beer with its caves and Pecorama, Sidmouth with great town gardens, red cliffs, Jacob's ladder and walks towards Ladram bay. There is the Lockyer astronomical observatory on the way to Sidmouth. Also visiting Honiton with lace museum and Black Down Hills is strongly recommended. Further to the west there is wild Dartmoor with its rivers, walks and ponies. And there is of course the River Dart itself with Dartmouth fantastic views and a castle. Inland there is are large number of unique National Trust properties with interesting gardens and even more interesting history to tell.

Devon and Dorset are known for food as well - abundance of fish, great pubs and restaurants, fabulous Dorset apple cake, Moores biscuits, bread baked in traditional way, dressed crabs, fresh fruit and vegetables, and great venison. And of course Lyme Bay wine selection.

Although Orchid Cottage is set in a quiet village it is far from isolated with easy access to major trunk roads and surrounding towns and the city of Exeter. A modern and a substantial Tesco store is about 1.5 miles from the cottage in Seaton. Seaton can provide all of your routine needs with a variety of stores, banks and restaurants.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£430
 
 
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£632
for 4 nights
From
£158
£790
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£530
 
 
Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£550
 
 
Winter
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£530
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£544
for 4 nights
From
£136
£680
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£408
for 3 nights
From
£136
£580
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
Late Spring
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£161
£690
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£790
 
 
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 7 nights
£1,080
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£161
£690
 
 
Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£590
 
 
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£590
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£530
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:

As you will be booking with the Owners Directly there are no charges other than those specified in the "Notes on prices" section, such as booking fees or taxes.



Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover but flexible for off-peak or late availability. Arrival 3.00pm. Departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Short stays possible by arrangement at 70% for 3 nights, 80% for 4 nights and 90% for 5 nights of the full weekly rate. The property sleeps a 7th person by arrangement using the day bed in the 4th bedroom/snug. An extra £50 charge applies whenever the extra bed is made irrespective of guest numbers. Optional towel hire is available at £5 per set. Please ensure that you make your own cancellation insurance arrangements as we are unable to refund your payments (except the security deposit).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We make great efforts to write our own informal local guides, update them regularly and share them with our guests so they can during short week of their holidays enjoy all the Devon and Dorset localities have to offer. We have decorated and furnished Orchid Cottage to ensure great comfort and true feeling of a holiday home. We closely work with our housekeeper to keep cottage in best possible state of repair and cleanliness. The setting in Axmouth is peaceful and quiet, often the only noise that you hear are the calls pheasants, owls and foxes resonating through the valley. However, it is not isolated in the sense that all the facilities of well-equipped towns are in close proximity and you do not have to travel far to reach major roads for undertaking longer journeys.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite shower room/wc off master bedroom
  • En-suite shower room and WC off bedroom 1. Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC off upstairs landing

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and wc
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Small bedroom with single daybed. Extra £30 fee applies.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 7 (3 bedrooms with 4th occassional bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- Large upstairs master bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room/WC. Double wardrobe and chest of drawers Bedroom 2- Upstairs double bedroom with double wardrobe Bedroom 3- Upstairs twin bedroom with small wardrobe Occassional 4th bedroom/snug - very small room off the downstairs living room that can be used as a bedroom using a single day bed by arrangement. An extra £30 fee applies for its use.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Orchid Cottage is deceptively spacious from its street profile. On entering the front door there is a large living room with 4th bedroom/snug room off to one side and a large kitchen/diner in the rear extension. Upstairs, leading from the landing, there are the three bedrooms, a twin and double to the front and the master bedroom with a double bed and the en-suite shower room in the extension to the rear. The cottage is generally warm and cosy due to the thick walls refurbished with dry lining and the efficient and modern LPG central heating that we run during the colder months (approximately September to April weather dependent). This is strictly a no smoking premises. Also we request that outside footwear not be worn inside the cottage so please remember to bring your slippers. Regret no children under 5 years of age. Regret no pets allowed. Please check our own website link (http://orchidcottage.wix.com/orchid-cottage) for further information, late booking offers and optional Paypal/Credit Card payment. Outside: French doors open from the kitchen onto a large landscaped patio area with elegant aluminium table and six chairs. A storage box provides a place for walking boots and extra seating. The back garden is decoratively planted to provide colour and interest throughout the year. A path leads through the back garden to a rear gate providing access through a further communal path shared by two neighbouring properties to the rear allocated parking space. A side gate provides access from the patio past the council bin storage to the street at the front of the cottage. Although the Orchid Cottage garden and patio are not suitable for playing children, fortunately there is a large children's village playing field and playground about 70 meters to the right along quiet Chapel Street as you exit the cottage. The Axmouth Silver Jubilee Recreation Ground is well equipped with modern and well maintained slides, swings and climbing frames with bark cushioning for safety. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and one set of towels (one bath and one hand towel) provided per person. A single daybed in the downstairs occassional fourth bedroom can be made-up when required for an additional £30.

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