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The Farmhouse at Higher Westwater Farm

Axminster, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating


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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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

Step into luxury at this truly rural retreat. This Grade II listed thatched cottage, situated next to the owner’s home, is a holiday home filled with class and elegance. Nestled down a quiet country lane, which offers a peaceful and secluded location, The Farmhouse at Higher Westwater Farm is a stunning location, perfect for a family holiday.
Dating back to the 16th-century, this property still retains original features that will take you back in time. The beamed living room has a beautiful wood burner set in an inglenook fireplace and a feature stone wall that gives this property its rustic feel. The kitchen/dining room, also beamed and with a feature stone wall, is perfect to cater for a quiet family gathering on a special occasion. It boasts a historic bread oven, an electric range and is well-equipped to ensure you have everything you might need on a self-catering holiday.
The large enclosed garden is a delightful place to sit back and relax on an evening and immerse yourself in your thoughts, before retreating upstairs and relishing in the homely ambience of the bedrooms, where you can relax and snuggle into the linen with a film on the TV.
If you like to be outdoors, take a stroll around the nearby footpath from which you can admire the beautiful countryside. With something for everyone, The Farmhouse at Higher Westwater Farm truly is the great escape.

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 included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, central heating (underfloor on ground floor and bathrooms), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • 4 Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Natural water supply from bore hole
  • Welcome pack
  • One pet welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times
  • No smoking

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2019
    A superb cottage, extremely well equipped, all to a high quality. A lovely feeling of isolation on a dead-end drive terminating at the River Yarty, yet only a 10 minute drive into Axminster. Great walking from the door, lovely views, the owners very approachable and friendly but not over-intrusive.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/03/2019
    Had the wow factor as soon as we saw the cottage from the lane by the time we stepped inside we were smitten. So thoughtfully designed. The welcome pack of food and drink was very much appreciated. Thank you so much for a wonderful week bathed in February sunshine.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    Beautiful property with everything you could possibly need.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    Fantastic holiday home-modern clean and warm tucked down a narrow farm track with great walks from the doorstep.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Absolutely lovely cottage to spend a week away with family. The cottage literally had everything we could of ever asked for and more. It's a 5 minute drive to Axminster and 15 minute drive to Lyme Regis. We spent a couple of days at Lyme Regis which is a stunning beach location with lots to do. Can very much recommend The Hunters Lodge which is just a 5 minute drive away, we had a lovely meal here. Just like to say thank you so much to John and Sue for letting us stay at your beautiful home. Thank you so much for a wonderful much needed break away with the family. ❤❤🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️👶🐕❤❤

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    A beautiful farmhouse in an idyllic setting .Owners friendly and welcoming. An extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped house in the most perfect spot . We will definitely be returning next year .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    Would definitely return if in the area again. A very well equipped cottage, spacious, clean. comfortable and in a beautiful quiet setting. Thank you to Sue and John (owners) for a warm welcome, cream tea, beverages and newly laid eggs from the resident chickens.

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9.9 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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