This property has a huge living-area with a cosy wood-burner and French doors to a little secret courtyard.
The kitchen looks out over the inner courtyard in this very quiet setting.
There are two private enclosed courtyard gardens to sit out in, this one is at the rear of the cottage.
The whole house has a friendly sociable feel, whether for a family or group of friends. The owners are offering any repeat guests to their property a 10% rebooking discount - the perfect excuse to get everyone together again.
This is Bedroom 1, the master bedroom, with its lofty beamed ceiling and king-size bed.
This is the little harbour at Axmouth.
This sociable room has plenty of space for the L-shaped sofa, two armchairs, a play-area and the dining-area.
The kitchen has a convenient free-standing table with bar type stools for any early risers.
The games-room is great fun for all the family.
The spacious kitchen - complete with printed blinds of the Jurassic Coast just a few miles away! Your own 'sea view'.
There are toys and games for all ages - as well as a separate games-room!
This is the master bedroom en suite - a wonderful bathroom - and so big!
This is bedroom 2 with a king-sized bed and lots of storage space.
The family shower-room is a really good size.
Bedroom 3 has 3ft twin beds.
This is the courtyard that greets you, perfect for afternoon tea.
Another view of the courtyard, showing the parking space and door to the garage games-room.
A short walk from the cottage will take you to Colyton Tram Station, where you can take the Tram that follows the river Axe to the coast at Seaton. Dogs are welcomed.
The Donkey Sanctuary at nearby Salcombe Regis is home to hundreds of rescued Donkeys and Mules, delightful for all the family, admission is free.
Miller's Farm shop at nearby Kilmington is packed with local produce and holiday treats.
River Cottage HQ is on the border between Devon and Dorset, book for a special meal or enrol for a cookery class.
The courtyard has lots of character.
This little courtyard at the rear of the cottage is the perfect place to relax with a good book.
View of St Andrew's Church from the courtyard of the cottage.
There is one parking space through the gate in front of the garage, the other is this side of the gate.
The Old Antique Centre is in the heart of Colyton, a really pretty and historic little town.
St Andrew's Church, in the centre of Colyton.
This is the closest beach - a wonderful stretch of pebbles at Seaton. You can go there by tram from Colyton!
Beer is one of the pretty fishing villages or seaside towns to visit along the east Devon coast.
The Jurassic Coast is stunning - you might recognise this view from the television series Broadchurch!
Nearby Lyme Regis has something for everyone, Dinosaur and fossil museums, fishing trips, some great cafes, pubs and restaurants, or you may choose just to watch the world go by.
The Axe Valley - travel alongside the wild bird reserve on the tram from Colyton.
Seaton wetlands, enjoy the bird and insect life along the river Axe, only assistance dogs are allowed.

Number 3 The Old Antiques Centre


Colyton / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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In every respect 3 The Old Antiques Centre is a truly diamond property . The accommodation , furnishings and standard of cleanliness is unquestionably superlative. It’s location in the lovely village of Colyton is ideal with shops , pubs and other services readily available . We found the local people friendly and engaging and with the wonderful church bells on Sunday as a bonus we found our perfect place !!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks very much for your fantastic review. We're thrilled to hear you found the accommodation, furnishings and cleanliness superlative! It's great you've found your perfect place and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

Perfect location in a lovely area. Very spacious house, ideal for families with young children. The house is extremely comfortable with everything you may need. Will definitely return.

Excellent property in all ways exceeded our expectation. Would not hesitate to recommend - one of the best we have stayed in.

Can thoroughly recommend this cottage in a lovely location. Good pub and shops plus delightful walks along the river.

We had a great time in no3 the old antiques centre. The cottage is so comfortable and well equipped. It's in a great location for visiting all that Devon and Dorset has to offer.Handy shops in the village, general store ,fish and chip shop and pizza parlour. The kingfisher pub is a must for Sunday lunch. Would not hesitate to recommend.

We finally made our return visit to No3 after being cancelled due to covid !!! We liked it again so much that we have booked to go back again, a superb holiday home, thank you.

Pleasantly surprised on how large the house was and how well equipped . Just about everything was catered for. Great shower and bathrooms although a bit snug when you are 6ft 4. Beautifully quiet and a great location with a welcoming local pub The Kingfisher and a great local butcher. More than we could have hoped for.

Great location in centre of village and very quiet.

This is such a delightfully spacious cottage and if you go as a group of six there is so much space for everyone... it's quite amazing. Nothing has been left to chance either ... it's spotlessly clean, everything is quality, and you can really relax in this home from home because the owners have thought of everything!
In a word .... delightful!

The cottage is lovely, spacious, clean and comfortable. It is well equipped with lots of books, games, DVD's and a comfy sofa! The kitchen is also really well equipped, a real home from home. The village of Colyton is really nice with everything in walking distance. A short drive to the coast of Beer and Sidmouth and the Tram ride from Colyton to Seaton is a must. Would highly recommend and hope to return in the future.

We have stayed in this cottage six times now, so I think that says a lot. It is comfortable , clean and very well equipped . There is parking on site for two cars which is something to consider when you are holidaying with children and a dog .

Lovely spacious property situated in the quaint village of Colyton. We enjoyed the tram ride to Seaton, the Riverside walk in Colyton, a fossil walk at Lyme Regis, drinking a pint of beer at Beer and walks along the coast path. The cottage is in a quiet location but within a few minutes walk from pubs and local shops.

Really enjoyed our week stay at the old antiques centre. Great location and very comfortable accommodation. We will definitely return!

A bright and spacious house, comfortable and very well equipped. Colyton is a nice village with walks along the river. Lots of lovely areas close by - Lyme Regis and Beer were super. Hope to return

Charming, most comfortable and spacious for a relaxing stay.

No 3 The Old Antiques Centre is a true gem , with everything you need for the most relaxing and comfortable stay. The minute you walk in you will feel at home. Perfect for visiting Devon and Dorset, you are spoilt for choice, and your four legged friends are always thoughtfully remembered. Simply one of the best.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear you had a great time at Number 3 The Old Antiques Centre. The owners have certainly gone above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome (including the four legged variety!) and we're so pleased you felt so at home. We do hope to see you again soon. Bryony, Customer Support

We loved our holiday at Number 3 the old antiques centre. The house is large and comfortable and had everything that was needed for our stay. The garden was also safe for the dog. The village is great with local pubs and shops on the doorstep.

Lovely cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Good location near to many coastal resorts and lots of excellent places to eat.

Spacious and comfortable accommodation, great location for visiting local attractive towns and villages or walking and rambling. The cottage is home from home, was very clean on arrival and has absolutely everything you need.

Very spacious cottage and very large double rooms. The children loved the table tennis in the garage.

We have had our fifth (I think ) holiday in No 3 so that must say something. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and clean. The location suits us, and our grandchildren, who love shopping in Sidmouth and Lyme Regis , and the beach at Beer. We love browsing in the Vintage Shed and some of the other antique shops nearby.

Great place with everything and more you’ll need. Will definitely be back.

Really spacious, warm and well equipped cottage! Enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

No 3 was exactly like staying at home, simply everything you could wish for was provided. One of our best Classic cottages, we will certainly return.

This holiday home is truly a home! What a stunning property, extremely cosy, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location is fantastic, especially as dog-owners we liked that we were in the country-side, but had amenities on the doorstep and were close to wonderful villages and tourist hotspots. Would definitely come back and book again!

Just an ideal cottage in an ideal location, absolutely loved it and hope to return soon.

We have had a truly memorable holiday in Colyton and have found somewhere new to visit and explore every day around Dorset and Devon. The accommodation has been comfortable and very well equipped. We all felt at home and settled here as soon as we arrived. Even the dogs were happy!

This is a lovely clean and welcoming cottage. Ideally suited to families because it is so spacious. The parking for two cars is useful as well. The cottage is very well equipped , and there are lots of books and games for rainy evenings.

Excellent property, spotless clean,has everything you could possibly need,well equipped kitchen,super comfortable bed Loved the house and location

We very much enjoyed our stay at 3 The Old Antique Centre. It was a very private and convenient location where we felt completely comfortable and at home. We hope to return again in the not too distant future.

We have stayed in a lot of cottages and houses over the years but i think i can easily say that no. 3 is the best Well situated, very clean and enough room to hold a swinging cat (many in fact). Very well equipped kitchen and enough games, books, dvd's to suit all needs. Great eateries in the area and plenty of beaches to choose from. I would certainly recommend no. 3.

Really well equipped and welcoming, private cottage, spacious and very clean.

Fantastic holiday cottage, loved it, second visit and we will return !!

This is our second visit to this cottage which we have not done before and we have stayed in many other cottages. We will definitely come and visit again.

Property would appeal to all ages from young children to us recycled teenagers!

This cottage was a real treat to stay in. It was so well equipped with everything you could think of. It was cosy and comfortable in a lovely area with some very thoughtful touches.

One of the best cottages we've stayed at (and we've stayed at a lot!)

We had a wonderful holiday in No 3. The house is spacious and welcoming , very clean and well equipped.

This I see the second time we have been to this cottage, each time with different family members and they have loved it as much as we have. We have enjoyed both visits to your lovely cottage. Its beautiful clean, very well maintained, the village is so pretty with a lovely pub that that does great food . Friendly people and nice village shops.

My sister, brother and I were all very impressed by all the aspects of this accommodation - the best cottage/apartment any of us have stayed in.

The location suited us as although the house has no "views", the view of the church tower with its cockrell and bells was a hit with the children! It is well located for exploring the area.The space and layout on both floors is a real treat when there are 6 sharing the space. The property is immaculate with lots of welcoming touches.

A beautifully presented, immaculately kept holiday home that is very comfortable. A joy to be pet friendly too so our dear Rosie could enjoy a holiday with us. I refuse to stay anywhere worse than my own home which is a challenge. No worries here though! Congratulations to the wonderful housekeeper.

An exceptional spacious, comfortable cottage in an ideal position. Liked everything, we have stayed in lots of cottages and this was the best.

A 5 Star holiday cottage, best we have ever stayed in, we would absolutely go back and would recommend to friends and family without hesitation. We had the most wonderful stay, thank you to the owners for giving such attention to detail, so warm and comfortable and tastefully furnished, a home from home!!

This cottage is beautiful very comfortable and very tastefully decorated has everything you could need for an enjoyable holiday near to the sea also dog friendly x

We have had a superb holiday at this wonderful house,everything you could ask for was provided, even down to a slow cooker which was very much appreciated. So we as a family which to say a Very Big Thankyou.

We have had a lovely return visit to No 3, nothing disappointed us. The cottage is extremely clean and welcoming, and we all had a really good time. There are lovely places to eat in Colyton and Colyford where you can take children and dogs, and the shops are so convenient if you need anything.

Beautifully clean and very well decorated and well equipped. Best we have been to Highly recommended.

We've taken quite a few British cottage holidays over the last 15 years, this was the best equipped place we've stayed in. Everything we could've needed provided plus added extras like a good book selection, board games and DVDs! Just lovely. Spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated cottage. Loved the extra touches as per earlier comment. Excellent location for exploring the East Devon/West Dorset coast and surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty!

Excellent location as a Base to explore the area. The property from the outside is deceiving because once inside it is enormous. Excellent decor through out and we'll equipped. Would recommend to friends.

Beautiful cottage in a friendly town...... very well equipped..... perfect for a relaxed holiday.

Excellent service by the owners, milk biscuits etc waiting for the tired traveler. Excellent accommodation one of the best holidays we have had. Spacious well furnished.

Beautiful well maintained cottage would certainly return and recommend .

This is certainly the best holiday cottage we have ever rented. The level of furnishing, equipment and comfort are exceptional in our experience and all done in a style that made it feel like home. Thanks to the owners for a wonderful stay.

The photos of this cottage does not do it justice it's a real home from home

We have had a lovely holiday, our oldest granddaughter (aged 71/2) says it has been " the best holiday ever ". There is so much to do in the area, from an afternoon in the 'Vintage Shed', and tea at Liddons Dairy to a wander around Beer or a trip to Lyme Regis.We took the walking tour of Colyton which was very interesting. The local shops are very convenient , and we enjoyed meals in the Kingfisher and the Wheelwrights Arms ( Colyford). Even the weather was kinder than we anticipated. All in all , a lovely house in a lovely location.

Perfect for a family of six, We had beautiful weather, but there was everything there if it had rained to amuse adults and teenagers. Excellent WiFi connection and great walks for the dog by the river and round the village. Loved the tram ride into Seaton. Easy access to Dorset and Devon.

Liked everything! Decor, furniture, bedrooms, bathrooms, cleanliness, towels. It really is a home from home, everything you'll need, you'll find there. Kids (and big kids) will love the games room set up in the garage. I loved reading my book on the peaceful patio by the front door, with the evening sun on my face with a beautiful view of the church too.

It was a lovely touch finding a little welcome basket of a few teabags, coffee, sugar sachets etc, plus a pack of cookies and some milk in the fridge too! Whist we brought most things with us, we left the basket intact, but the cookies were great and the milk was very handy before we could get up to the shop (literally just up the road). I cannot praise the property enough. Please pass on my thanks to the owners for making this such a lovely place to stay. They have created this rental property with love and a great deal of care and attention to detail.

The location makes it perfect for travel both East or West along the Devon/Dorset coastline (the A3052 and the main road A35). We travelled as far as Weymouth and Portland (both really good places to explore) to the East, and down as far as Dartmouth to the West (beautiful at sunset!!). We also visited Beer, Seaton, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Charmouth (I found a fossil!!), Branscombe, Budleigh Salterton, Totnes and Paignton.

Superb cottage and a brilliant location

Excellent property in a very convenient location with good local amenities. The house exceeded our expectations and easily accommodated 6 adults and a toddler. The house is extremely well equipped and was a real home from home.

The cottage more than lived up to our expectations. Warm and tastefully furnished and equipped. Plenty of books,music and films to keep us occupied in the evenings. We very much enjoyed our stay.

A lovely cottage with everything you could wish for,it had everything and more,lovely location, near the coast and a lovely friendly pub a few doors up the road

Superbly well equipped and very comfortable cottage. Perfect for a family break in Devon.

The cottage was beautiful and extremely well equipped. Everything was spotless and comfortable. We would definitely recommend it .

We have had fantastic family holiday at No 3 The Old Antiques Centre , the property is located in a good location for all local amenities and is ideal to explore many parts of Devon

This cottage is a real find. Immaculate condition but very homely and perfect for families. We really appreciated the books and toys. Colyton is a lovely village and a great base for exploring the Devon/Dorset coast.

Lovely cottage in a village location just a few miles from a great coast with loads of places to visit . cottage had every you needed for a great break..

We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was extremely well equipped, very comfortable and cosy, and the village was beautiful! It was a really good base to explore the breathtaking Jurassic coast too.

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The cottage was immaculate with everything we needed and more. Colyton is a lovely little village with great amenities and lovely walks with the dog. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to return in the future.

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