Kingfisher Cottage

Membury near Axminster, Devon (Ref. 962642)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

You will find this delightful thatched cottage, hidden away amidst rolling green hills and narrow country lanes in a corner of the beautiful Blackdown Hills of East Devon. One of a small group of holiday cottages set within manicured grounds with captivating and far reaching views that stretch out over the magnificent landscape and valley beyond. An ideal base for exploring the region, with the market town of Axminster only a few miles away where you will find the original River Cottage Canteen and just outside River Cottage HQ. The Jurassic coast and resorts of Lyme Regis, Seaton and Beer are also all in easy reach.

Kingfisher is a spacious and comfortable cottage with immense character and charm. Having once been split into two apartments the cottage has two en-suite bedrooms, a lovely double room on the first floor, and a ground floor versatile super king-size zip /link double, that can be a twin on request. A pretty first floor sitting room is dual aspect and bright and airy, boasting wonderful views across the grounds and countryside beyond. A spacious dining area is on the ground floor which serves as the main entrance and leads to a neat galley kitchen. Outside to the front there is a sunny patio equipped with seating and table, and to the rear, a dinky, private garden, surrounded with pretty flowering shrubs which offers a lovely spot for an afternoon cream tea as the sun creeps around the side of the cottage. The immaculate grounds are shared with the other cottages on site, and have a barbecue area and seating for picnics or relaxing with a good book. Membury lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is conveniently placed to explore East Devon, Dorset and Somerset, with close proximity to all three borders. The coast is just 8 miles and many of the beaches have dog friendly sections year round. Visit the new Seaton Jurassic, or a stroll along Seaton Wetlands and discover the wildlife that live in along the scenic estuary. Head to the popular resort of Lyme Regis for lunch at Hix on the front overlooking the beach or a famous fish supper from one of the kiosks. Try your hand at the latest sport of Paddleboarding, tuition and boards are available from the beach. The woods at Trinity Hill, just outside of Axminster provide a lovely circular woodland walk and the Tea Pot cafe at Miller Farm Shop at Kilmington makes a great place for a cup of tea and slice of cake afterwards. There are some super gastro pubs in the area, The Tytherleigh Arms, on the way to Chard comes highly recommended although it may be worth booking in advance. Kingfisher is a great choice if you are bringing your four-legged friend with footpaths on your doorstep. The cottage comes equipped with dog bowls, dog towels and a safety gate if required.

Accommodation

Over two floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), with en-suite bathroom, bath, shower over, basin and WC. 1 x first floor double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor sitting room. Ground floor kitchen. Dining room.

Amenities

Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Cot available. Off road parking for 1 car. Front patio with seating. Rear patio garden with bench. Shared garden and BBQ. 4 Dogs welcome at £25 per each. Pub/ Shop 4.6 miles. Beach 9.5 miles.

About the location

AXMINSTER

Wadbrook 3 miles; Chard 7 miles; Taunton 24 miles.

The lovely market town of Axminster has been made famous by the well-known organic shop and canteen in the area, which were introduced by TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Nestled in outstanding peaceful countryside, Axminster is certainly a place to relax and unwind. Famous for its carpets, which are often likened to Turkish examples, it is one of Devon’s prettiest smaller towns. Situated on the River Axe and within easy reach of both the West Dorset and East Devon Jurassic Coast, Axminster has many attractions, including plenty of privately owned shops, a weekly market and excellent old inns, with one dating back 100 years with its own resident ghost! With beautiful views on offer and the National Trust properties of Shute Barton and Loughwood Meeting House close by, Axminster is a must to visit.