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Puffin Cottage

Hawkchurch, Devon (Ref. 1020961)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at Puffin Cottage and we found it just as comfy and cosy as before."

    A truly lovely property, lots of hot water, perfect after a day out walking, and a good night’s sleep on the comfortable bed. It must be said too that everything was so clean!! Polly was very welcoming and gifted us some delicious eggs from the chickens. We will definitely be back again soon. Thank you so much.

    Thank you so much! It was really great to meet you. I was hoping to catch you to send you away with more eggs but you were such early birds! Thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Hugely appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    Very clean and cosy. Beautiful garden which the dog enjoyed. Great location for exploring Dorset. Very quiet spot with good local pub in walking distance. Thankyou.

    Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We’re really pleased that you had a good break. Huge thanks as well for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. We hope to see you again. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2022

  • "Just wonderful - cosy, welcoming and peaceful."

    The owners are very friendly and considerate, gifted us with treats for our grateful dog and provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We will definitely return, thank you.

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback and for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. It was great to meet you and Busby. We'd love to see you again, particularly since you brought such gorgeous weather with you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KiaFeb 2022

  • "Comfy property with lovely underfloor heating (nice for our feet and the dog loved that too)."

    Bath was very nice after a walk in the cold January weather. Garden was smaller than expected and not secure, but nice to look out onto. Didn't feel confident to use the wood burner as the seal was damaged and didn't want a room full of smoke

    Thanks so much for your comments. It was lovely to meet you and your gorgeous dog! I'm sorry to hear that you were expecting a larger garden, we ordinarily get comments to say the photos don't do it justice. We will add a note to the details to say that the garden is not currently secure until we're able to do this. I'm really sorry if this inconvenienced you. The fire rope on the wood burner is there to increase the efficiency of the fire rather than smoke proof the property. The chimney has been recently swept in line with requirements so draws well. We've got a rope fixing kit on hand as we rely solely on wood burners ourselves and would have been really happy to pop in and resolve this. This has been done and I'll make a point of double checking in between stays. Thanks for your custom and thanks for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelaJan 2022

  • "A lovely quiet restful week in Puffin Cottage."

    .. Perfect! Ideal location. Clean and comfortable. Everything you need, making it a real home from home! We will be back and highly recommend staying there. Thanks Polly for the warm welcome and fresh eggs :)

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely short break at Puffin Cottage."

    The owner was really helpful, even going out of her way to find out about local trick or treat options for my children on Halloween. The cottage was clean, cosy, warm and comfortable and we had a fantastic time visiting Lyme Regis and Charmouth Beach to hunt for fossils and sea glass.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Puffin Cottage, it's a beautiful place and the owners are very welcoming."

    It's a good location and within easy reach of lovely walks and great beaches. The garden is pretty which was great for our child and spaniel.

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 2021

  • "All good. Cottage very good - comfortable and well equipped - and hosts very friendly and helpful."

    On reflection it would be helpful to point out in the directions that Puffin Cottage is accessed via the gate to Glebe Cottage as we were a bit unsure when we arrived

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "Puffin Cottage is compact but beautifully presented."

    The owners are lovely and helpful and the cottage is in a beautiful village which is very handy for the Jurassic coast. The are plenty of walks from the cottage and the dog loved the private garden. All in all we had a lovely stay in this cottage despite some not so great weather. We would be happy to stay there again and happy to recommend this as a comfortable place to stay in a lovely location with friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our four night stay at Puffin last week."

    Such a gem of cottage in truly beautiful surroundings. The cottage exceeded our expectations...all four of us adored our stay and soaked up the calm atmosphere and beautifully light cottage. It was very clean and all of the household amenities were in great condition. We loved to explore the local area and will definitely consider coming back :)

    Reviewed by DiegoApr 2021

  • "Wonderful place"

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2021

  • "A cosy cottage with a lovely garden."

    Feels very private, but still very close to the shop and pub. Great local walks and also close to the coast. We found the cottage clean, well equipped with comfortable beds and a welcoming wood burner.

    Reviewed by RossOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Lots of great walks direct from the cottage - very well maintained footpaths and signage. Polly and Phil are great hosts - helpful and welcoming without being obtrusive. The welcome pack was lovely - thank you for that. King Sized beds are one our must haves these days and this one is super comfortable. The cottage is ideally located for touring the south coast from Portland Bill to Exmouth with Lyme Regis and Charmouth offering great local beaches. The coastal path above Seaton is also well worth a visit. With all this and with a great local to return to in the evenings, what more could you want? To make your holiday complete, the cottage has a proper teapot!

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2020

  • "The holiday was great, the cottage and location was very good."

    The only problem was dealing with Sykes Cottages. You would not answer emails or answer my phone calls. The only part of you system that worked is were you took my money.

    Reviewed by JimAug 2020

  • "Had such a lovely stay in this lovely cottage with our 5 year old."

    He particularly loved the garden with a tree swing and squirrels; we loved the shady cottage at the end of a hot day at the beach!

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "Proximity to Charmouth beach is excellent, local pub in Hawkchurch was very friendly."

    Nice comfortable cottage, all necessary facilities provided. Owners very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by AlistairJul 2020

  • "When you walk into a place and find cake forks in the cutlery draw, you know it's going to be good!"

    We had a lovely stay at Puffin Cottage. It was warm, cosy, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The cottage is adjacent to the owner's house but is private and not overlooked. Phil and Polly (the owners) struck the perfect balance between being very respectful of our privacy and, at the same time, giving us the sense that they were on hand should we need them and that they would do anything to make our stay more comfortable. Hawkchurch is a delightful village too, with a warm welcome on offer at the church, pub and shop, which are all just around the corner. Our dog Welly also had a very enjoyable time, with numerous footpaths right from the doorstep. We booked for two weeks and stayed for three....that says it all! Thank you for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2020

  • "Thank you!"

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2020

  • "A lovely relaxing place."

    Nice festive welcome from the host. Always warm and very comfortable

    Reviewed by TinaDec 2019

  • "The owners of this cottage were friendly and welcoming and it must have been difficult for them as they had only just moved to the area themselves."

    it was a quiet country area but fairly easy access to attractions such as the coast and historic houses and gardens. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather that week.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2019

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  • One level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x single with pull out truckle bed for a child
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area with multi-fuel burner, dining area and kitchen.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Well defined garden but not 100% secure for more persistent dogs
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: There is a unfenced pond within the grounds
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 3 adults.

The property

In the heart of Hawkchurch, 200 yards from the village inn, is this detached single-storey cottage well converted from an artist's studio.

Smart and stylish, it is a pretty cottage for small families or couples to explore East Devon.

French windows lead you from the patio into your bright and airy open plan living space with seating area with big white leather sofa and multi-fuel burner, dining area and fitted kitchen.

Head up a few steps to the bedrooms and smart bathroom with romantic roll top bath.

The sunny patio has outdoor furniture beside your lovely lawn with small unfenced wildlife pond.

There's another little lawn to the side where you can stretch out on the loungers.

The owner has poultry in the adjoining paddock and eggs and organic veg may be available in season.

This is a great location for touring Devon and Dorset beyond this pretty village.

The Jurassic Coast is fun for fossil hunting at Lyme Regis, Axminster is home to the River Cottage and Forde Abbey House and Gardens are splendid.

Puffin Cottage is a dear little base for enjoying the lovely landscape and soaking up the peace.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Axminster 4 miles; Lyme Regis 6.9 miles.

Hawkchurch is a village in Devon, England, 3 miles north east of Axminster on the border of Devon and Dorset, and about 6 miles south of Somerset. It is 4 miles north of the tourist and fishing village of Lyme Regis. Hawkchurch has a village shop which is run as a community venture. The village pub, The Old Inn, is a traditional coaching house and a hostelry which has been on the site since 1543. Nearby Axminster, which is one of Devon’s prettiest smaller towns, and has many attractions, including plenty of privately owned shops, a weekly market and excellent old inns, with one dating back 100 years with its own resident ghost! The seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer visitors with many craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. The scenic coastal path offers excellent walking opportunities and spectacular views of the stunning Jurassic coast, whilst the gently shelving sands and sparkling waters of Lyme Bay provide the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. Where ever you decide, Hawkchurch is an ideal place to enjoy with easy access to many areas around Dorset and Devon at any time of the year.

Region Information

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 3 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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