Delightful 16th-century Grade II listed thatched cottage | The Farmhouse at Higher Westwater Farm, Axminster
Spacious, beamed living room with inglenook fireplace | The Farmhouse at Higher Westwater Farm, Axminster
  • Cottage
  • Axminster
  • KBBE

The Farmhouse at Higher Westwater Farm


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  • 6

  • 3

  • 3

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site

Discover the delights of East Devon during your stay at this lovely Grade II listed thatched cottage.

Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Well-equipped, beamed kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking), historic bread oven and stone tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two large beamed double bedrooms, each with original features and TVs, one with kingsize bed and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with super kingsize bed, en-suite shower room with toilet, feature fireplace and countryside views. Twin bedroom with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, central heating (underfloor on ground floor and bathrooms), bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • S/gate
  • 4 Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Electric range inc
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
  • BBQ
  • Electric car charging point
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Natural water supply from bore hole
  • Welcome pack and doggy extras
  • One pet welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times
  • No smoking

Tucked away down a very quiet country lane is this 16th-century Grade II listed thatched cottage. The property is one of a pair and has been completely renovated, offering some original features including inglenook fireplace, beams, historic bread oven and also very contemporary touches for today’s lifestyle.
The property is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, situated next door to the owner, but offering a very private setting. At the bottom of the lane is a small river with a ford across to the fields, and there is no through traffic. It lies close to Axminster, an unspoilt Devon market town situated on the River Axe, surrounded by stunning countryside and filled with charm and character. This attractive market town lies in the beautiful Axe Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting quaint villages and unspoilt countryside. Famous for its carpets, the original Axminster factory was opened in 1755 by Thomas Whitty and authentic British ’Axminsters’ are still made in the town by Axminster Carpets. Situated a few miles inland from the Jurassic Coast, guests can visit towns such as Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Seaton with its famous tramway.

Tucked in the south east corner of Devon, Axminster is an ideal touring centre for the neighbouring counties of Somerset and Dorset, with Lyme Regis and Charmouth just 6 miles away.

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has his very first River Cottage Canteen and Deli (an organic produce shop/market and canteen) here, and his River Cottage HQ is nearby in the Axe valley. There are many places to visit close by including many NT properties. This is an ideal spot for walking with a footpath close to the property. The Yarty Valley is a very peaceful area and ideal for bird watching, cycling the country lanes or just relaxing on the patio enjoying views of the river. Shop and pub/restaurant 2 miles (1 mile via footpath).


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019


Baby and Toddler Friendly


Cot Available - Cot

Customers' Choice


Electric Vehicle Charging Point

Enclosed garden / patio

Family Holidays

Garden or Patio


Historical Property

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi


Parking-designated on site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile


Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Water Side Breaks

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 27 reviews


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  • London


out of 10

Beautiful cottage well equipped in a peaceful location

10 Aug 2022


  • St Albans

  • Family


out of 10

Beautiful large cottage, perfectly clean. Lovely rural location and local walks. We really enjoyed the table tennis. Roads to the cottage are long and narrow with little visibility, not the easiest to find.

31 Jul 2022

  • London

  • Family


out of 10

Beautiful property and surroundings. Great for total escape!

10 Jul 2022

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