Country Cottage near Axminster, Devon, England - Within Easy Reach Of The Beaches And Fossils Of The Jurassic Coast And The Famous Lyme Regis Cobb
Mrs Patricia Taylor
About Mrs Patricia Taylor
We are Phil & Trish Taylor. We live near Axminster in East Devon. We have been running Summerleaze Cottage as a holiday home since 2006 and live next door, being on hand to answer any queries and offer advice.
Why Mrs Patricia Taylor chose Kilmington
We love East Devon for the beautiful countryside, nearby beaches, the peace and quiet and the ease of being able to reach major towns and cities.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
The primary purpose of our visit was to row in nearby Lyme Regis gig regatta. Regrettably the regatta was canceled due to weather, however Summerleaze cottage and surrounding countryside became the highlight. Friendly and helpful hosts, well equipped cottage, beautiful location, all. made for a great stay. And dog friendly it was, with Bella welcoming ours to the lovely garden/farm setting.
We plan to return next year for similar regatta and will book same cottage.
Lovely cottage for a countryside break
Very clean and organised, little extras were appreciated.
Our stay at Summerleaze
We both enjoyed our time at the cottage immensely. The property itself is very homely and has everything you could need. The area was nice and quiet and full or wildlife (which was a big bonus for us) The location was perfect for visiting Devon and the surrounding area. You also have the added bonus of the families friendly dog and cat who might well pay you a visit or two (another plus point for us)
lovely little cottage very clean owners very welcoming would use it again
Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore Devon and Dorset.
Excellent immaculate property, central for all we wanted to do, Welcome pack on arrival and met by Owners, Very peaceful relaxing week.
Our stay at summerleaze
We enjoyed our stay at this cottage, we needed a peaceful break and got it there. It was very clean with everything you need. Trish and Phil were friendly and left some nice treats which was appreciated after our journey.
7 miles to the beaches of Lyme Regis and Seaton. Along the coast in either direction is the glorious 'Jurassic Coast' the only natural UNESCO World Heritage site in England.
Fabulous coastal towns and villages to visit - Beer, Branscombe, Charmouth, Sidmouth, Bridport and West Bay and beyond to Abbotsbury and the Chesil Beach.
Nearest airport Exeter. 30 mins drive.
Chanel port Poole 1-1 1/2 hours. Plymouth 1-1 1/2 hours.
Main line railway station to London Waterloo and Exeter, in Axminster - 3 minute drive from cottage.
Use of car recommended.
Axminster 2 miles.
Lyme Regis 7 miles.
Seaton 7 miles.
Honiton 11 miles.
Exeter 25 miles.
Bridport 11 miles.
Dorchester 25 miles.
Taunton 25 miles.
Bristol 70 miles.
Convenient accommodation for a visit to Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall's River Cottage. The Canteen in Axminster is a 5 minute drive and the headquarters at Park Farm is a 10 minute drive.
Also for courses at Axminster Power Tool Centre - 1 1/2 miles away.
We have a fantastic farm shop reached by a 2 minute drive or a lovely 5 minute walk across 2 fields from the cottage. An abundance of fresh local produce is available plus a huge selection of French produce. There is also a lovely cafe to have coffee and a delicious brownie or bacon butty before your walk back across the fields!
Axminster town is well supplied with banks, a post office, the Co-op and Tesco, plus individual gift shops.
Lyme Regis boasts the Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House as well as wonderful beachside shops selling fish and chips to eat as the sun goes down over The Cobb!
Seaton with it's wide promenade and historic tramway to Colyton is 10 minute drive away.
The beautiful and well kept village of Kilmington has 2 excellent country pubs a village stores and post office.
Houses and Gardens to visit include:
Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.
A La Ronde (NT).
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens.
Burrow Farm Gardens.
Cadhay Manor House.
Escot house and Gardens.
Forde Abbey and Gardens.
Knightshayes Court (NT).
Sand Court and Gardens.