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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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                                                                                          clean bright cottage. easy access to the Town. Very comfortable beds
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                          Short new year break sidmouth devon

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                                                                                          Everything was perfect for the sort of break we wanted for my husband me and our dog who is very much a part of the family. The apartment was spotless - everything we need for our short stay . Byes park less than two minutes away so close and such a lovely park for us all to enjoy even in winter😃👍. The town had all we wanted. Pubs were dog friendly all bar one. Food was lovely in black horse as was the entertainment for new year. Beach was clean and also a lovely walk albeit pebbles. Lots of other places close by to visit. Recommend it all 😃
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                          Cosey Cottage

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          Great position overlooking The Byes, close to Town Centre and Sea Front. Cottage had all that was needed and great for dog owners. Extra WC and sink would be a bonus for a family. Garden looked to be well placed for relaxing on those sunny days. Weather was so good that we had to turn the heating down. Lots of useful items kept in cottage by owners especially if you had forgotten anything. Really enjoyed our stay.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Dec 2016