Number 3 The Old Antiques Centre is in the heart of the small historic town of Colyton close to the beaches of the east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast.
This house has many qualities; a family-sized holiday home-from-home with a games-room, a grown-up base for short breaks just a short stroll from the local shops and friendly pubs, and a year-round dog-lovers destination with exhilarating beach or tranquil riverside walks on offer and two safely enclosed courtyard gardens.
Set over two floors, this deceptively large property will amaze you. The living space includes a lovely dining-area, a deep L-shaped sofa in front of the wood-burner and a patio door to an inner courtyard.
One of just three properties created from what was originally an old antiques emporium, this lovely house has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The ground floor rooms flow easily one from another and you will enjoy the thoughtful extras such as the music centre, card-table, books, games and toys.
Upstairs the three generous-sized bedrooms open onto a wide landing. Both the double bedrooms have luxurious king-sized beds, the master bedroom has a double-height beamed ceiling and a large en suite bathroom, and the second double bedroom is equally spacious. There is then a pretty twin bedroom and a family shower-room.
The first of the two courtyard gardens has a lovely barbecue-area and access to the separate games-room.
This is a lovely part of east Devon, close to the Dorset border with Lyme Regis just seven miles away. Colyton is situated in the Axe Valley and as the River Axe widens to meet the sea, there is a fabulous wild bird reserve. You can enjoy a special vantage point of the reserve, the river and the water meadows by taking the classic tram ride from Colyton to Seaton on the coast.
Nearby is the market town of Axminster where you can visit the River Cottage Canteen. Honiton is also well worth a visit, with some lovely cafes to rest your feet after browsing in all the antiques shops for which it is famous. The popular coastal villages of Beer and Branscombe are also close by.
Utility-room with washing machine and WC
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed ( 5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Games-room
The stair-gate will only fit in the doorways (the stairs are too narrow at the top for it to fit there). *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- High chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
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.
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 whole house has a friendly sociable feel, whether for a family or group of friends. In 2020 the owners are offering any repeat guests to their property a 10% rebooking discount - the perfect excuse to get everyone together again.
The kitchen has a convenient free-standing table with bar type stools for any early risers.
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 Bedroom 1, the master bedroom, with its lofty beamed ceiling and king-size bed.
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.
The games-room is great fun for all the family.
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.