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A holiday rental home in Axminster is a perfect choice for a getaway that is close to many attractions.

Axminster is home to many activities and attractions that make this area in East Devon a popular choice for a holiday. A holiday rental home in Axminster can provide you with a home base that provides all of the comforts of home whilst being close to major museums and other things to do.  

Things to do on holiday to Axminster

With beautiful beaches nearby, there are many activities for those on holiday. Sunning, swimming, boating and surfing are just a few of the possibilities. Axminster sits on a hill that overlooks the River Axe. This setting provides wonderful opportunities for scenic hiking, biking and exploring. There are two national parks and many historic buildings to explore as well. Whether you enjoy time spent browsing antique stores or relaxing on a sandy beach, Axminster will have something that each member of the family will fancy.

Places to visit on holiday to Axminster

There are many wonderful museums in and near Axminster. These attractions make a great option when the weather prohibits outdoor adventures. The Axminster Museum was once the local police station. Visitors can spend a little time in a jail cell and then browse exhibits that are on display in what was at one time the town’s courtroom. The Seaton Museum houses a very impressive collection of photographs of the local area. Visitors will be able to watch the town transform through the years thank to this collection of well displayed pictures. The Exmouth Museum features a variety of displays. Get a glimpse of life in the past by viewing a living room from the 1930’s and a kitchen just as it would have looked in Victorian times. There are also maritime and natural history exhibits and weekly lace making demonstrations.

Weather in Axminster

The summer months of July and August bring the warmest temperatures with average highs of 21 degrees. In the spring, the temperatures dip by just a couple of degrees with April and May average highs being 16 to 19 degrees.

The coldest months are December, January and February with average highs of 8 to 9 degrees. Of course, Axminster does not escape the rainfall that the country is well known for, so no matter what time of year you holiday to the area, be sure to bring along an umbrella and other rain gear.

Travel to Axminster

Axminster is very well-serviced by railcar. The Axminster Railway Station is part of the West England Mainline with service from several providers. Travellers flying into the area often choose Exeter Airport (EXT), which is the closest at just over 8 km away. You may be able to find a better airfare by flying into another airport, such as Plymouth/Roborough (PLH), about 52 km away, or Cardiff International (CWL), about 75 km away, and then taking a railcar the rest of the way.

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                                                                                                      Brilliant place to stay

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                                                                                                      We have just returned from a week's stay at No 11 and would recommend it to anyone. It really is a home from home - with the addition of the sea and countryside on your doorstep. We were luck with the weather, and had some brilliant walks - both Seatown and West Bay well worth the walk over the top. Downhouse Farm does a fabulous English breakfast and cream teas. Lots of places to visit. All in all perfect for us and for the dog!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Compassionate Owners

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                                                                                                      A few days before our planned arrival, unforeseen personal circumstances meant that we were unlikely to be able to make it so I contacted Eric to explain our situation. We wanted to wait until the very last minute to cancel in case we were able to go especially with cancellation policy not allowing for any refund. He was very understanding and suggested that if we cancelled on the Friday, he would re-advertise the property and if successful he would transfer the proceeds back to us. If not successful we could still make use of the property if our circumstances changed. As soon as we cancelled, the deposit and service fee were refunded. On the Sunday Eric informed me that he had been able to take a booking for the last 4 days and as such would make a partial refund of around 65%. As it happened we couldn't make any of the week at all and so this was the ideal outcome. Eric was well within his rights not to do any of this but his compassionate actions gave us one less thing to worry about during a very difficult time for me and my family. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017