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Orchid Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £650  to  £1225

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Short Breaks From

  • £140 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking

About Orchid Cottage

Orchid Cottage is in the village of Axmouth, within walking distance of The Ship Inn and the harbour. There is space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms, and the layout is well suited to families. It's a gorgeous setting within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with direct access to beautiful walks and cycling routes from the door. It's a lovely place to stay in any season as there are lots of sights and attractions that appeal all year round.

Axmouth sits beside the River Axe, close to where it empties into the English Channel. It's mainly residential, with good access to shops and other amenities only a few minutes away in Seaton. Sitting beside a river and being close to the coast means the opportunities for sailing, paddleboarding, canoeing and fishing are plentiful. Birds, plants and wildlife flourish in this protected environment. Guests love to walk from the cottage and through the Undercliffs Nature Reserve via the South West Coast Path. It is not the easiest stretch of footpath to traverse but your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views. Alternatively, head west along the coastal footpath to Branscombe and Sidmouth, passing through Beer along the way. The footpaths inland are no less appealing with waymarked trails going through the Axe Valley and Coly Valley. Dartmoor National Park, Exmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills are all close enough to travel for walking, horseriding, climbing or mountain biking.

Axmouth is close to the Jurassic Coast and sites like Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. You can go fossicking for fossils between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, booking a guided fossil hunt via the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre or the Lyme Regis Museum to have the benefit of an expert to help you find these ancient treasures. Local attractions and places to consider for a day out include the English Riviera (Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Salcombe), the cathedral city of Exeter, the Donkey Sanctuary, Paignton Zoo, Barrington Court, Buckfast Abbey, and the seaside resort town of Weymouth.

Staying at Orchid Cottage means you're close to everything without the risk of getting tangled up on the busy summer tourist trail. It's a wonderfully welcoming home-away-from-home for you, your family or your friends to base yourselves while enjoying everything the region has to offer.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Haydn and Agnieszka Prosser joined Independent Cottages in February 2021

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Orchid Cottage is a semi-detached 19th Century cottage that once served as the village post office. It has a traditional layout with accommodation over two levels.


  • Comfortable living room with two sofas and an armchair, a modern flame effect fire to give you the warmth and atmosphere of a wood burner without the mess, and a 40-inch TV with a DVD player. The cottage has WiFi throughout and the owners have also provided a selection of books for guests to enjoy during their stay.
  • Snug/extra bedroom with a day bed that can be used as a single bed if required - please arrange this with the owner when booking.
  • Modern kitchen with quality appliances and cupboards stocked with equipment and utensils for self-catering. The dining area has a contemporary dining glass table with six chairs. Glass French doors open onto the patio.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, ample storage and a comfortable chair. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights and a big wardrobe for storage. All beds are made up for guests arrival.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and a bedside table with lamp.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The landscaped garden is a gorgeous spot to sit in nice weather, and there is a table and chairs for alfresco meals. The cottage has off-street parking for one car with more free parking on the street at the front of the cottage.

Additional Information: WiFi, utilities, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Please bring beach towels if they are required. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Children over the age of 5 welcome (sorry but no babies or toddlers). Flexible changeover offered except for peak times during school holidays in May, July, August and October when the changeover day is Saturday and the owners have a minimum 7-night rental period. Bikes can be stored on the secure patio.

Orchid Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 23rd Apr 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £490 | 4 nights: £560 | 5 nights: £630 | 6 nights: £700

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 1st Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Jul 2022 - Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 23rd Jul 2022 - Fri, 26th Aug 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 27th Aug 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin + 1 Occasional Single)
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Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Haydn and Agnieszka Prosser
Member Since February 2021

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