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The Farmhouse at Higher Westwater Farm

Axminster, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating

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09/06/2019
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Pets 1
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Description

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
  • 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
  • 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

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).

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    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

    08/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2019
    Fabulous house. Had a great holiday exploring the local area. John and Sue, who rent out the property, couldn’t have been more kind.


  • 10

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Can't really think of anything negative to say about the cottage. Everything lovely everything thought of and all in lovely peaceful setting.


  • 10

    04/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/05/2019
    We had a great holiday and was so surprised with how well equipped the cottage was. Will hope to return one day!


  • 10

    21/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Great location with relatively easy access to a host of holiday locations within 3 counties as well as being hidden away within lovely Devon countryside. The cottage is very well presented with a wide range of comforts and plenty of space for outside activity or relaxing within. The owners, who live next door, were very welcoming and discrete. Very happy to recommend this cottage and we will hopefully return as some stage soon.


  • 10

    30/03/2019
    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

    02/03/2019
    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

    24/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    Beautiful property with everything you could possibly need.


  • 10

    03/11/2018
    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

    16/09/2018
    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

    05/09/2018
    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

    08/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2019
    Fabulous house. Had a great holiday exploring the local area. John and Sue, who rent out the property, couldn’t have been more kind.


  • 10

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Can't really think of anything negative to say about the cottage. Everything lovely everything thought of and all in lovely peaceful setting.


  • 10

    04/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/05/2019
    We had a great holiday and was so surprised with how well equipped the cottage was. Will hope to return one day!


  • 10

    21/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Great location with relatively easy access to a host of holiday locations within 3 counties as well as being hidden away within lovely Devon countryside. The cottage is very well presented with a wide range of comforts and plenty of space for outside activity or relaxing within. The owners, who live next door, were very welcoming and discrete. Very happy to recommend this cottage and we will hopefully return as some stage soon.


  • 10

    30/03/2019
    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

    02/03/2019
    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

    24/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    Beautiful property with everything you could possibly need.


  • 10

    03/11/2018
    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

    16/09/2018
    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

    05/09/2018
    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 .


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