About Axminster, Devon

We are ideally situated on the borders of the three counties, Devon, Dorset and Somerset and a five minute drive to the local railway station. (Axminster) We also have a bus stop just along the road for buses into all of the local towns.

Exeter International airport is only about forty minutes away by car.

Lyme Regis is a quaint unspoilt little sea side town on the famous Jurassic coast and is only about 6 miles away. If you like fossils then this is the place to go. There are lots of shops that sell fossils and opportunities to go hunting for them yourself on the beaches around Lyme Bay.  Lyme Regis also has many interesting shops and places to eat, don’t forget to visit The Cobb which is a harbour wall dating back to the 14th Century and is an important feature in Jane Austin’s novel “Persuasion” and the film “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”.

Axmouth and Seaton are about 9 miles away and is a must for all nature lovers and bird watchers to visit; this is also where the river Axe runs into the sea. Don’t forget to take your binoculars to spot the many types of gulls, terns and waders at Seaton Marshes local nature reserve.

Locally, we have the famous River Cottage (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall) for local produce and also their restaurant in the middle of Axminster town. River Cottage H.Q. is only a short drive away. There is also a general market on every Thursday in the town square as well as the Axminster museum which is well worth a visit. Next to the museum is the tourist information centre which has a wealth of information on places to visit during your stay. There is a local leisure centre and indoor swimming pool in town as well for the sports minded.

From May to October there is a lunch time concert at the Church of St. Mary The Virgin.

Axminster town has lots of unique shops as well as two major supermarkets.