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Bloomsbury Barn

Axminster, Devon
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 1 of 3 properties in a beautiful and peaceful countryside location with walks from the door
  • A relaxing and quiet getaway in the beautiful Devon countryside
  • A large shared garden with access to tree house and children’s play equipment
  • Perfect location to explore top visitor attractions of Devon, Dorset and Somerset Former house of famous local actress and author Winifred Ashton
Property code: BLOOM

This idyllic and cosy retreat in the heart of Devon’s rolling hills is a superb setting for reconnecting with nature and total relaxation.

One of three properties in a beautiful rural location, this picturesque barn is perfect for peaceful romantic getaways or family retreats in the countryside. Inside, the accommodation features exposed ceiling trusses, wooden floors and a cosy wood burner for chilly evenings in, while the private garden is ideal for summer BBQs. Ideally located for exploring Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the must-see attractions of River Cottage (1 mile), the Axe Valley and Lyme Regis (6 miles) are all within easy reach.

This historic barn has been lovingly renovated into a stunning open-plan home from home. Thoughtfully designed for sociable mealtimes, the traditional kitchen area sits in a corner of the main reception room overlooking the dining table and lounge area beyond. With comfortable sofas, a TV/DVD, iPod dock and wood burner, this is a warm and welcoming space for enjoying cosy evenings in. Outside, the enclosed private garden is perfect for al fresco dining during the summer months while the shared play area is sure to keep younger guests entertained for hours.

Located in the heart of Devon’s rolling hills, this property offers total tranquillity and relaxation. Set out on foot to explore the surrounding countryside or nearby Axminster, home to a range of shops, inns and restaurants. The famous River Cottage Canteen is just 1 mile away and offers a range of cookery classes together with a bustling cafe. Take to the coast to visit Lyme Regis and Seaton (8 miles) or soak up some local history at Abbotsbury Abbey (23 miles) or one of the many nearby National Trust properties and gardens.

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC,1 separate WC
  • Kitchen with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Tree house, play equipment, swings and Wendy house
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Stairgate available
  • TV/DVD/CD/iPod dock
  • Bike storage available

This property is personally managed by Kerry.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia 28th February 2020

Lovely cottage, welcoming cream tea and in a great location, quiet but close to beaches and countryside.

Reviewed by Terry 13th February 2020

Great little hideaway for a few days. Clean, modern and cosy on a rainy and windy day (which it was). Axminster is only a 25 minute walk away if you fancy stretching the legs. If you go to Boots and it's raining though, don't take the paper carrier bag and add groceries from Tesco, as half way back the bag is in tatters from the rain and it's a jugRead moregling act to complete the walk without loosing your bread. Didn't get chance to try the playgrounds on the property, but very recommended in general. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 7th February 2020

First time we have done this and I have to say it was fantastic. The cottage was clean, warm and they even left some scones and jam. The log fire was amazing and we had a wonderful weekend. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

Reviewed by Geraldine 31st January 2020

Absolutely wonderful mini break, well equipped for babies. Cosy too

Reviewed by John 25th January 2020

Comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage. It was great to come back after exploring the area to a warm and welcoming cottage. A lovely stay, thank you.

Reviewed by Gemma 10th January 2020

This is a lovely little place to go. Very cosy and comfortable. Great cooking facilities. Great for a couple or for a family. Very close to Lyme Regis. Was greeted with cream tea on arrival.

Reviewed by Kirsty 28th December 2019

We had a very enjoyable stay at this property. It was booked very last minute, but final details were not missed! Everything that you would need was available here. Comfortable and cosy. Log burner. Fully equipped kitchen. Lovely location.

Reviewed by Sophie 21st November 2019

I would highly recommend the Barn, it's even lovelier than the photos and despite some rainy English weather we had a really great weekend. Everything you need in terms of kitchen appliances, comfortable beds and a lovely and cosy lounge area. Plenty to do in the local area including an animal trail and a soft play close by, we also did a day trip Read moreto Lyme Regis. We would love to come and stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Toby 31st October 2019

Had a great time in a nice little cottage. Although we stayed when a storm hit we still had a great time. I'm sure in the warmer months the playground will be fab for the kids.

Reviewed by Sarah 19th October 2019

Best location, wonderful, cottage. Will be booking again soon

Reviewed by Cato 21st July 2019

The house Bloomsbury Barn has everything you need: dishwasher, washing machine, highchair, a cot, toys for the kids, etc. You can make use of the garden of the day-care centre, with a trampoline, playgarden, etc. The owners are very helpful and friendly. They also have a nice dog :-) We really enjoyed our stay here. The walk to the village is near Read morea dangerous road, but there is a seperate footpath. Nice region. Thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Geoffrey 18th May 2019

A very comfortable stay in a lovely area, would return. The cream tea on arrival was a very welcome and enjoyable.

Reviewed by Michael 7th April 2019

Probably the best holiday we have had as a family with two young children. The cottage was perfect and in a great a location. The cottage was well equipped with everything you could think of. We spent most days at Lyme Regis, which was a 10 min drive. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Nara 8th September 2018

Great little barn for a family holiday. Barn located just a short drive, or 25 min walk from Axminster. In a beautiful countryside setting. Play equipment in the garden was great for our young daughter. The barn itself was lovely with comfortable beds for us and a handy travel cot provided for our baby. Owners were friendly and approachable withoutRead more being overly-intrusive. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 11th August 2018

Great location, easy to access many local sights and days out. Lovely barn with some lovely touches including the old barn door to the back where you can see the roaming chickens on a good day. Well equipped and clean. The shared garden is great for the kids and we spent a lot of time there.

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