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Devon - Axminster

Axminster is a market town and civil parish on the eastern border of the county of Devon in England, some 28 miles (45 km) from the county town of Exeter. The town is built on a hill overlooking the River Axe which heads towards the English Channel at Axmouth, and is in the East Devon local government district. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 5,626. The market is still held every Thursday.

Axminster gave its name to a type of carpet. An Axminster-type power loom is capable of weaving high quality carpets with many varying colours and patterns. While Axminster carpet is made in the town by Axminster Carpets Ltd, this type of carpet is now manufactured all over the world.

The town dates back to the Celtic times of around 300 BC. It lies on two major Roman roads: the Fosse Way from Lincoln to Seaton, and the Dorchester–Exeter road. There was a Roman fort on the crossroads at Woodbury Farm, just south of the present town.

 
Self Catering and B&B Glamping Self Catering Cottages

Blue Ball Lodge

Tel: 01404 881081

Bed & Breakfast - Our bed and breakfast accommodation features two bedrooms, each having double beds, which share a luxurious bathroom. Both bedrooms are fitted out to a high standard.

Our own house kitchen is our breakfast room with a huge old farmhouse table that serves up a delightful variety of breakfast fare, ranging from light Continental to Full English.

Directly off the kitchen is a large conservatory looking out onto the garden with views of the surrounding countryside, so you may wish to take your breakfast 'semi-al fresco'.

Double B & B  is £70 per night. 

Self Catering - The Lodge at Blue Ball, is open planned accommodation with a vaulted ceil, is set in a idyllic rural location in the Blackdown Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty, near the Village of Stockland in East Devon.

The Lodge is a spacious quiet property with plenty of outside space in a rural location. The living accommodation has a modern well equipped kitchen, a dining area with far reaching views and a cosy relaxing area to sit. WiFi is available in the living area and bedrooms. 

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Lower Keats Glamping

Tel: 07540 367386

'Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate'

Lower Keats Glamping is a luxury indulgence and country charm holiday experience in Devon. Come Glamping in one of our six luxurious canvas lodges, set in peaceful countryside in the beautiful Axe Valley adjacent to the River Axe near to the impressive Jurassic Coastline.

Lower Keats is the ultimate destination for luxury glamping in Devon - perfect for groups, families, romantic getaways & dog friendly too. Our Glamping Meadow is the perfect place for little people to run about amongst wildflowers, safely and freely. A true taste of “Country Life” You can meet and feed the animals, collect the eggs, or simply use us as base to explore the beautiful countryside.  Stunning views of our Devon meadowland and unadulterated night skies gives you the chance you deserve to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, stress and worries.

No cold midnight wanderings to the loos or cold showers here!  Our lodges have ensuite toilets and shower rooms with hot running water in both, proper beds and their own kitchens with wood burning stoves to keep you snug and warm.  At Lower Keats we’ve thought of everything, even an additional double burner gas hob, for that early morning cuppa or cooking without the need to fire up the stove, so that all you will need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your stay.

Beautifully furnished, nestled in glorious countryside and only a 15 minute drive from the amazing Jurassic Coastline - a lodge at Lower Keats Glamping delivers all you could want from a Devon break.

Broom Lane, Tytherleigh, Axminster, Devon EX13 7AZ

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Whytings & Knowles Cottages

Tel: 01297 442180

Whytings has 8 bedrooms and can sleep 20 - Knowles has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 6. The 2 cottages are part of the same building, together they sleep 26.

 Our two holiday houses are located on our farm which is situated at the top of Hartgrove Hill, and from where you can see across the Axe Valley and all the way out to sea. Whytings itself has a large dining room table and large living space - perfect for gatherings and parties. Knowles has two bedrooms (both ensuite) with a kitchen and living space including dining room table. Dogs are more than welcome here as long as they do not cause a problem with livestock. There is a meadow available for you to use outside for relaxation or games.

We are perfectly situated for quiet relaxation or indeed a number of leisure pursuits. There are many beautiful walks straight from your front door, and if you would be interested in doing some clay pigeon shooting this could be arranged with my son Oliver who runs this on site. The seaside town of Lyme Regis is only ten minutes away boasting a beautiful coastline, various activities such as sea fishing and fossil hunting as well as a host of lovely pubs and eateries. We are also within walking distance to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ where they hold events and cookery courses, and the River Cottage Restaurant is only a five minutes drive away in Axminster.

If during your stay you would like help in recommending a place to eat or visit, I or my family are available on site to help as we run our country clothing business (www.FORTISCLOTHING.co.uk) from the farm. We are close enough to help but far enough away to leave you in peace should you so wish! You are also welcome to come into the show room and take a spot on one of the sofas in there if you need to use the office wifi.

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