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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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                                                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                                                            Great family break

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            Everything that was written online was accurate, Teale house is a lovely character property in a perfect location. It was very clean and well maintaned. We would definitely stay again.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                            Perfect for a family weekend away.

                                                                                            4 of 5
                                                                                            Welcoming, clean and well presented. Well equipped with some lovely extra touches. Excellent location for all facilities in a picturesque seaside town.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                            A lovely, excellently equipped property

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            Our third stay at Hawley Farm (at either the Wagon House or the Cider Barn). Mr & Mrs Perry are very welcoming and the property is clean, very well equipped and most comfortable. Although the farm is off the main road, making it nice and quiet, it is easy to access the A35. The coast and inland attractions of both East Devon and West Dorset are easily reached. There are plenty of places to eat, including the local pub, The Tuckers Arms and as well as the local shop, supermarkets are within easy reach, e.g. Axminster and Honiton. Millers Farm Shop at nearby Kilmington is excellent, including fresh local fish. Would recommend to anyone - as long as it didn't affect our chances of getting a booking!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Oct 2016