High above the Axe estuary, this hidden retreat is just a short walk from the South West Coast Path along the stunning east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast. Steps lead down from the parking-area to a private terrace, where French windows take you into the open plan living area of this ground floor bolthole. There is also a peaceful garden for guests tucked behind the property. The River Axe is at the foot of the very steep road leading to Little Woodlands, and is home to a wonderful bird sanctuary. Seaton’s harbour and pebble beach are also within walking distance. Little Woodlands is set in a wooded hillside behind the Owners’ home in the original coastguards’ cottages.
The lane beyond Little Woodlands leads to the golf course where guests are welcome to use the bar and restaurant. You can also use the golfing facilities, at cost, if you wish. A path leads from the Owners’ gardens directly onto the coastal path to Lyme Regis so this really is a perfect base for walkers. This part of east Devon is very much unspoilt, with lovely countryside inland and the beaches and fishing villages all along the coast. To the west visit Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton – each with their own distinctive character. To the east you have Lyme Regis and the wide expanse of Lyme Bay. Beyond that is Charmouth – famous for its fossils, Golden Cap - Dorset’s most iconic landmark – and the amazing cliffs at West Bay, Bridport – made famous in the Broadchurch series on TV.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/Blu-ray DVD player. Electric cooker, microwave and fridge
Bedroom with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Garage with washing machine and tumble-drier
Take care on the steps down from the parking-area.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- 2 NS heaters
Steps lead down to Little Woodlands - the ground floor of this little detached building.
The little sitting-area has a flat screen television with a Blu-ray DVD player and French windows opening onto the private terrace.
Seaton harbour and beach are within walking distance.
The kitchen is really well-equipped and has all that you need for a very comfortable stay.
The double bedroom is light and airy and has a DAB radio/alarm in case you want to rise early for a coastal walk.
The en suite shower room has a double size shower cubicle.
There are steep steps down from the parking-area then a few more up to Little Woodlands.
The view of the Axe estuary from the bottom of the road.
This lovely terrace catches the sun, the owners' house is in the background.
Another view of this cosy open plan cottage.
This is the steep wooded lane up to Little Woodlands.
The lane to Little Woodlands is up the hill amidst these trees.
There is a wonderfully private garden tucked behind Little Woodlands.
Little Woodlands is surrounded by beautifully well-stocked gardens, you may also meet a few pheasants who visit the Owners' garden.
Another view of the steps that lead down from the parking-area.
A delightful spot for afternoon tea.
The gardens that surround Little Woodlands are charming, there are quite a few steps between the different areas.
The view inland from the bridge into Seaton. Little Woodlands is in the woods to the right.
Seaton harbour is a five minute walk down the hill.
The pretty harbour at Seaton with the cliffs and sea beyond. A very short walk downhill from Little Woodlands (uphill on the way back).
Little Woodlands is tucked on the ground floor of the white building on the right of this picture.
River Cottage HQ is nearby - between Axminster and Lyme Regis. Book a cookery course or a unique dining experience.