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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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Old Smithy Somerset holiday

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Very accomodating. The Old Smithy felt very homely. Home from home equipment, spacious house that accomodated 10 of us. A very large garden that the children could play safely in. The Folley was an added bonus as there was a ten week old baby in the group which gave the parents privacy and space with all the baby equipment. There was something for all ages from toys to reading matter and CD's. Apart from the wonderful accomodation the Old Smithy was near to the centre of town and easy access to the coast and places of interest. Would highly recommend the Old Smithy for people of all ages and hope to go back there ourselves in the future.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018

First class accomadation in a stunning location

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Had a great stay in a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. It was just what we wanted after a few hectic days in Brighton for my daughter graduation. The cottage was spick and span with all the facilities you would find at your own home. Trish and Phil were great and Bella was just a pleasure and great company for our own little westie. There were nice goodies waiting for us when we arrived which was nice and very much appreciated after our slow trek from Brighton. The location was peaceful and a good base for trips to various beaches during the daytime. Thanks again we had a great time and hope to be back in the not to distant future. Digby,Jane & Rascal😃
  • Review Submitted: Aug 05, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2018