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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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                                                                                          A beautiful cottage in the heart of a wonderful village. An idyllic setting

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                                                                                          The property is provided to an exceptional standard - cosy, beautifully decorated and with everything you could ever want. Gorgeous gardens, lovingly kept and owners who were fantastic in welcoming us but also keeping the right level of privacy. It is very clear that a lot of love, perfection and style have gone into this beautiful cottage. We loved being able to stroll to the local pubs which were wonderful and welcoming particularly to dogs. Great food too. As a base, Kilmington was a great place to stay to allow 30 - 40 minute car journies through gorgeous scenery to places such as Lyme Regis, Exmouth Beach, Sidmouth, Beer beach. We even travelled up to Ilfracombe in North Devon and also to the incredible Cheddar Gorge. I would highly recommend this cottage and would go back in a heart beat.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

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                                                                                          We always arrive arrive at holiday accommodation with some trepidation as we've had some terrible experiences in the past. So it was great to find ourselves at a wonderful cottage which actually was as advertised. We had a lovely time and were very comfortable and had all the equipment we could possibly need. The best ever!!!! Tricia
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                          The Property was perfect for a week of mooching around West Dorset/East Devon

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                                                                                          The property is on the A35 which for us was perfect to get out and about quickly avoiding the little lanes until absolutely necessary, a little bit of road noise but it was not an issue with the double glazing. The facilities were very good with a bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Many holiday lets don't have very usable private washing/toilet arrangements for a small group. The kitchen was a good size with all the amenities you would want, dishwasher etc and there is a separated laundry room. There were comfortable seats for all in the evening and a nice separate dining area. If you have children or you are just big kids there are several acres of enclose meadow that the property sits on to run around in. I suppose I am saying it's a home from home. Joy the owner is only 5 minutes away so any problems are quickly and cheerfully dealt with.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2016