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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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Beautiful cottage in a tucked away location

5 of 5
We visited in February 2017 half term for a quiet week to relax. Our hosts were extremely welcoming, greeting us on arrival with a cream tea and a bottle of wine in the fridge. From the start they ensured that we had everything we needed for a perfect stay which exceeded our expectations by a mile and our daughter was able to join Pamela and Graham milking. The cottage is sparklingly clean, modern inside and equipped to an extremely high standard, lovely and warm with a log burner and under floor heating and fresh flowers were provided in all the rooms. The bedrooms are fabulous: beautiful furniture, comfortable beds, quality bed linen and televisions. The bathrooms are super with an en-suite wet room and a family bathroom with heated towel radiators and towels provided by the hosts. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need and in addition there is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. The living area is extremely comfortable and the view from the living area across the countryside is wonderful. We had a wonderful week which was made so, not just by the 5* accommodation but by the hosts who went that extra mile to ensure that our stay was perfect. We would recommend highly and hope to return many times.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Strongly recommend

5 of 5
Warm, cosy, relaxing and in a beautiful setting, exactly all that we wanted
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Magical Christmas Hideaway

5 of 5
We stayed here over Christmas and had such a wonderful time. It was the first time away from home with our year old twins. We wanted a spacious hideaway with all the comforts of home. The only word I can use to describe our stay is Perfect! The area around the house is beautiful, the neighbours (if you see any) are all friendly and the house itself is clean and comfortable. We are just checking dates to book again!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016