This single-storey cottage is exceptional high quality, with plenty of  private parking, a terrace and extensive gardens.
The sitting/dining-room has French windows out onto a lovely terrace for al fresco dining.
Looking along the length of the wide hallway with the kitchen off to the left and the sitting/dining-room straight ahead.
This is the second double bedroom. Very spacious with plenty of fitted wardrobe space and an en suite bathroom.
The stone terrace has beautifully planted borders and French windows from the living-area, lead straight out onto it. You can see the corner of the owner's home next door - The Coach House is on a higher level and tucked behind it.
The Coach House is approached along this private road across the Axe Valley. There are footpaths along the river banks for you to enjoy with your dog.
This is the little harbour at Seaton - your closest beach. There is a delightful cafe on the quayside and a wide pebbled bay.
There is a wonderful wood-burning stove for out-of-season breaks - this is the most welcoming of cottages whatever the time of year.
Another view of the sitting/dining-room.
The circular dining-table extends if you wish.
In the opposite direction, looking down towards the two spacious en suite bedrooms.
There is a high quality fitted kitchen.
The kitchen is well-equipped and offers plenty of space.
Throughout the cottage you get glimpses of the gardens.
This bedroom has the option for twin beds or a  'zip and link' super-king double bed.
Another view of this lovely spacious bedroom with the en suite shower-room.
Both bedrooms have TVs for that little bit of extra luxury.
This is the en suite shower-room, with a lovely walk-in shower.
Another view of the en suite shower-room.
Oh so pretty, bedroom 2.
The en suite bathroom is bright and cheerful.
This bathroom has so much space.
This is the creatively decorated cloakroom.
The quality inside this property is exceptional.
The Coach House is embraced with beautiful flower borders and has its own beautiful gardens, set within the grounds of a country house. There are a couple of steps down to the front door and then one up.
There are beautiful gardens in a set of terraces, with seating to choose from to enjoy this most peaceful setting.
Another view of the stunningly planted gardens for The Coach House. Stone steps lead from one level to another - a delight to explore.
Also very nearby is the fishing village of Beer - well worth a visit. It is like stepping back in time, with fishing boats drawn up on the beach.
This is the river Axe. You cross the river to reach the Coach House and there are footpaths all along the banks.
A wider view of the fishing village of Beer. Seaton is to the far right of the photo - at the head of the Axe Valley - and just a few miles from The Coach House. This is an excellent stretch of the South West Coast Path.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is just a five mile drive away, stretching through east Devon and over the border at Lyme Regis into Dorset. Seaton, the nearest beach, is in the distance.
Lyme Regis, such a wonderful iconic town, is a very short drive from The Coach House. Whatever the time of year this is a great place to visit.
Sidmouth is one of the many delightful coastal towns in east Devon. This pebbled beach has plenty of sand at low tide.

The Coach House


5.4 miles NW of Lyme Regis / Sleeps 4 (no children under 16)

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This is our second visit to the Coach House and it is a really lovely cottage, owned by very nice people and maintained by a really lovely housekeeper and her husband.
Well equipped, spotlessly clean, comfortable furniture and lovely beds. I would whole heartedly recommend it. Beautiful, peaceful location too!

We had a pleasant stay at the Coach House. Thought had been put into the furnishings and decorative ornaments made the house feel homely. It was clean and welcoming.

If you are looking for something really lovely, different, peaceful &relaxing look no further, you really will not be disappointed.

We could not have asked for more. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and tastefully decorated.

This cottage is a superb peaceful place to enjoy the environment. This was our second visit to The Coach House, may not be our last.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your second visit to The Coach House, and we hope to welcome you back in future. Meg, Customer Support

Delighted to stay at the Coach House again. Excellent facilities. Very Good mobile phone signal and Broadband connection. This property has lovely gardens and is in easy reach of the south Devon coast.

Your own piece of a Country Estate in the Devon Countryside.

Enjoyed a wonderful sunny two week stay at the Coach House. The property is well equipped, very clean and has spacious rooms, which have been very tastefully furnished. The outside space has a lovely sunny patio area and the property is surrounded by plenty of flowers and mature trees. We did not have any problems negotiating the narrow lane leading up to the property as we rarely met another vehicle. The Welcome Basket was much appreciated. Hope to return next year as there is plenty of Devon still to explore and favourite places to return to.

The Coach House is in a spectacular location. Cloakham House was once the home of the maker of Axminster carpets, and the Coach House forms part of that. It has been furnished with great style and comfort in mind, just what you want for a great escape to the country.

We could not fault the Coach House in any way. It was warm and comfortable with absolutely everything we needed. The gardens are beautiful and a visit from a deer one morning really made our day! We wouldn’t hesitate to return again to such a peaceful place.

It obviously ticked all the boxes for me (David), it was the first one I looked at in the location we wanted for our quite week away.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased The Coach House ticked all the boxes and it suited you so well for a peaceful week away. We hope to welcome you back to Classic Cottages again soon. Kelsey, Customer Support

We had a superb tranquil and relaxing 9 days break in January, weather was cold but cottage was warm and cosy, with the log burner. Furnishings were exceptionally comfortable and the entire cottage was well equipped, we wanted for nothing. Host was available and attentive on the one occasion he was required. The location is perfect for walks and with easy access by car to the coast and local attractions. The website photos do not do justice to the house and grounds.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your experience - it sounds as though you had a wonderful winter break! We do hope that you would consider a return visit in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

Lovely comfortable property, we were there over christmas, so can only imagine how nice it would be in the spring/summer time. Very well equipped with everything you could need. Located with the coasts of dorset & devon in easy reach.

A very well equipped, very cosy cottage. The decor was simple but effective and the cottage was spotless. we would definitely book this one again. The welcome gifts were very thoughtful too.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's lovely to hear that you would stay again and let us know if we can be of any help when making your booking. Sarah, Customer Support

We stayed in October and was very comfortable and warm. We would recommend the Coach House and the location.

The cottage is situated in the most stunning surroundings. It is a quiet and private setting. You are likely to see deer squirrels swans egrets etc. It is close to the Jurassic Coast and all amenities-- shops restaurants bars etc. If you like a property off the beaten track then this is the one for you.

Excellent property with all the home-from-home comforts that you are looking for on holiday. Clean, tidy, very spacious and thoroughly modern. Presumably this is newly renovated as everything seemed to be brand new, although the odd older pieces of furniture here and there added character. Unfortunately didn't have good enough weather to spend much time in the garden and patio but both had excellent facilities - even had a deer wandering through on our first evening! Would thoroughly recommend. We left the car at the house and walked into Axminster every day to catch busses to Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seaton and Beer. Walk was about 20 mins via a country walk along the river Axe - very pleasant start/finish to each day. Would thoroughly recommend and we hope to return.

Immaculate, beautifully decorated accomadation, close to nearby beaches,15mins to lyme Regis,peaceful location very relaxing .

Lovely two weeks at the Coach House with wonderful weather. House was well equipped with beautifully kept grounds. The location is good for visiting nearby beaches and attractions in the area and also an easy drive for attractions in neighbouring Dorset and Somerset. The lane to the house is narrow (as mentioned in previous reviews) but we had no trouble negotiating this with our two cars. The walk from the house into Axminster along the river on a sunny morning was lovely but be aware that the return does have quite an incline to the house. We had a lovely holiday in a lovely cottage and area with amazing weather - we couldn’t ask for more

This is a beautiful property with everything needed for a relaxing stay. Sofas lovely and big as are the bedrooms. Getting to the property is easy, although it is up a single track without many passing places, so if meet another car can be a little bit of a problem. I am sure if you are lucky enough to stay at this property you will enjoy your holiday as we did.

Excellent property

Beautiful tranquil cottage in a lovely garden setting. Ideal with a small dog. The location of the cottage worked very well with several places to visit and only a short drive involved.

Beautiful quiet location. Ease of exploring Devon, Cornwall and Somerset areas. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay

We both had a relaxing break and enjoyed our stay.

Delightful hosts, wonderful peaceful ambience, cottage beautifully furnished and decorated.

The Coach House itself was warm cosy, well equipped and clean inside. Please think about changing the description of where the cottage is in relation to the owners property and the drive up to the Coach House.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your review of The Coach House. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed this beautiful cottage and found it to be clean, cosy, warm and well equipped. The property is tucked down a private road and located a short distance behind the owners' house. Do have a look at the Explore Nearby tab for an OS map and the option to see a satellite view of the area and surroundings. Julie, Customer Support

A wonderful holiday cottage mainly furnished and equipped to a very high standard in a beautiful and peaceful location.

This property does not have a secure garden for a dog, and is therefore not dog friendly.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're sorry to hear that you would have preferred an enclosed garden area. We always mention this within the description where it's a feature, and you can use the search facility on our website to narrow down the properties available to show only those with enclosed gardens when choosing your destination. Alternatively have a chat with our sales team and they will be more than happy to help. Tanya, Customer Support

Super cottage, very spacious, ideal for two couples

The coach house was spacious comfortable and a pleasure to spend time there.

An incredibly comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings but with easy access to places of interest in East Devon.

The Coach House was everything we wanted for a relaxing break.Very peaceful ,set in beautiful gardens and lovely walks from the house down to the River Axe. It was decorated beautifully and very clean. We had a lovely welcome basket on arrival and logs provided for the fire. We would love to come back again..

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week at the Coach House in October. Although it was typical autumn weather, quite rainy, the cottage was a warm, spacious and comfortable place to be, with all the amenities we needed. The location, with its peace and tranquillity, and beautifully maintained gardens, was a delight, and within easy distance of the sea for our excursions and coastal walks, when the sun came out.

Lovely location, spacious ideal for 2 couples. A bit of a challenge to get to the cottage via single track road, but the view, comfort and garden were worth it

Lovely clean, cosy cottage, nicely decorated throughout. Location great for visiting both the Devon and Dorset areas. Will defiantly re visit.

stylish, cosy, well located cottage

The Coach House is a lovely comfortable, quiet cottage and very tastefully decorated with well tended gardens. A nice welcome pack was also included. The Coach House also has easy access to lots of other places like Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Charmouth. Bicton Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit.

A very restful place with easy access to Axminster and beyond. The welcome pack was much appreciated.

Liked the excellent directions to the property which were easy to follow. The welcome phone call from the Housekeeper to make sure that we had settled in ok. The prompt dealing with the issue with the washing machine. The welcome card and basket of wine and biscuits. The water and feeding bowls for our dog made her feel welcome as did the option to secure her on the pation with the lead extension. The standard of accommodation is very high and feels very 'home from home'

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