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Boxkite Cottage

near Axminster, Devon (Ref. 1013197)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "No enclosed garden."

    It stated that there was. Having a dog was the reason why we booked it. Our dog is old so we got over it. Not a lot of privacy because of this.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2021

  • "The cottage was pretty much as expected from the description and photos, the bathroom was very dated and could definitely do with a face lift."

    The biggest problem was the location, it needs to be made very clear just how isolated the property is as the surrounding roads are not for the faint hearted being only a car width wide in many places requiring one or other car to reverse to a passing point, not easy if there are several cars behind and passing places infrequent. The lack of wifi was also an issue, the cottage is listed as having it available but neither my husbands phone nor mine could connect or pick up any meaningful signal… something to be aware of should this be important to the individual. There were no places of interest leaflets available ( this may be due to Covid limitations) so you need to be pre-armed with information (especially as the internet was an issue).

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "This is an absolutely perfect get away for de stressing and especially if you have a dog."

    It’s a really dog friendly place and you can walk your dog on the land there so you don’t have to leave the grounds unless you want to explore. We used it as a base and did lots of sightseeing from here we covered parts of Somerset and Dorset as well as Devon. We had two days of torrential rain and the rest of the week was sunny but we still went out every day arriving back at our home from home at tea time. It was really well equipped and had everything we needed the bed was really comfy and the shower nice and powerful. Gorgeous spot deep in the countryside absolutely lovely. One word of warning the roads leading to Furley Cottages are very narrow and although there’s very little traffic you may sometimes have to reverse to let oncoming vehicles through. It didn’t bother us as we love remote destinations and have encountered similar roads before In Shropshire on our last Sykes holiday. Would recommend 100%.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very isolated, to get to the nearest shop you have to drive a long way through single track lanes with high hedges either side."

    Very often having to reverse quite a way to allow oncoming traffic to proceed. This is an ideal location with beautiful gardens if you just want to relax and not venture out. However, if the weather is wet as it was for us, a week is too long. Also the internet signal is very weak .

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2021

  • "Cottage very well equipped in lovely surroundings."

    The main disappointment for us, as elderly, was the location. It was too far to drive down single track extremely narrow lanes before reaching wider roads. Hostess very welcoming.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage in wonderful grounds with lots of space where our spaniel could play."

    Our hosts were friendly and helpful. They even let my husband go into their own property for a zoom meeting as the WiFi was somewhat inconsistent in our cottage. There was a bottle of wine on our arrival and friendly conversations whenever we saw them. The only reason I have put a 7 for the likelihood of recommending Sykes Cottages is because of the other cottage we stayed in during our time away. If it had only been this property I would have given a 10. Helen Clemmey

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2020

  • "A very comfortable and clean cottage with good quality mattress and bedding."

    Beautiful surroundings and left to our own devices which is just how we like it! Felt very free after months of lockdown. The surrounding area is really pretty and we will miss waking up to the horses from the wondow in the opposite field. Owner left some great recommendations for pubs with amazing food. Perfect

    Reviewed by AllisonJul 2020

  • "The accommodation is located in a beautiful setting and provides the necessary facilities to enjoy and have a relaxing holiday."

    The only feedback I would give is that access to the cottage involves negotiating a series of single track roads, with limited places to pass, so be prepared to reverse. I would also recommend that consideration is given to providing a blind or curtain to the front door for full privacy at night. All in all however we did have a lovely holiday and particularly enjoyed watching the deer every night in the adjacent field.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "We received a warm welcome from the owner when we arrived."

    After checking in to Boxkite Cottage we found that there was a problem with the flush system on the toilet, the owner came to see and confirmed that it would need replacing. Because it couldn't be repaired immediately, we were given another Cottage called Beaufort to move into. We cannot fault the way that the owner dealt with this matter. We had a very enjoyable week, the Cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and is in a lovely rural location. To get to the Cottage you have to go a couple of miles off the main road through very narrow lanes, but you soon get used to dealing with this. Overall a very enjoyable weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by RoyAug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with table and chairs
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 4 miles, shop within 4.2 miles
  • Please Note: this property is not suitable for children younger than 7 years

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the market town of Axminster is this well-presented dwelling, Boxkite Cottage.

This romantic retreat is tucked away within eight acres of charming land, ensuring a tranquil setting for a couple looking to escape their daily routines and explore this corner of Devon.

The property enjoys a refreshing colour palette, carefully selected furnishings and all the essentials you could possibly need during a week-long break to the countryside setting.

After an action-packed afternoon, look forward to relaxing into your evening within the open-plan living room, where you will find a well-equipped kitchen, housing all the quality appliances you will need to cater your own delicious meals before settling down at the dining table to plan the days ahead.

As the evening draws to a close, cosy up on the plush armchairs and tune into the TV, whilst the woodburning-effect fireplace fills the room with a gentle warmth during the chilly winter months.

The interior is completed by a well-presented double bedroom, where you will be delighted by the quality linens, the ample storage and the large window which floods the room with natural light and offers picturesque views of the countryside surroundings to wake up to each morning.

To the outside, you will find an idyllic private garden, where you can your loved one can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst your canine companion stretches his legs on the spacious lawn.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, venture to the market town of Axminster, where a superb selection of pubs and eateries await you, as well as a number of shops to explore one afternoon.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, you could venture to the beach of Lyme Regis or explore the cliffs at Charmouth Beach.

For those feeling active, the Buzzard Route cycle track and the East Devon Way footpath are close, each promising a wonderful day out exploring.

Other attractions within the area includes, Axe Valley Wildlife Park, Forde Abbey and the National Trust owned property, Lambert's Castle.

Boxkite Cottage is the perfect base for a couple seeking to explore the coast and countryside of Devon.


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

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About the location


Wadbrook 3 miles; Charmouth 6 miles; Lyme Regis 6 miles; Chard 7 miles; Seaton 10 miles; West Bay 14 miles Taunton 24 miles.

The lovely market town of Axminster has been made famous by the well-known organic shop and canteen in the area, which were introduced by TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Nestled in outstanding peaceful countryside, Axminster is certainly a place to relax and unwind. Famous for its carpets, which are often likened to Turkish examples, it is one of Devon’s prettiest smaller towns. Situated on the River Axe and within easy reach of both the West Dorset and East Devon Jurassic Coast, Axminster 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! With beautiful views on offer and the National Trust properties of Shute Barton and Loughwood Meeting House close by, Axminster is a must to visit.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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