Bloomsbury Barn

Located in Axminster, Devon

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

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Situated on the borders of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, this lovely little cottage provides the perfect base for exploring these three counties and has something for everyone. Devon has a huge expanse of rugged moorland and rolling hills. The town of Axminster is just one mile away from the cottage and has a wide range of shops, inns, restaurants and a sports centre. The famous River Cottage is also not far from the property, where you can book in advance to dine or take part in a cooking class. The owner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has also opened River Cottage shop in Axminster. For walkers, the Axe valley offers some lovely trails as well as walks along the Dorset and East Devon Heritage coastline. Abbotsbury Abbey, Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Park, Burrows Farm Gardens and a wide range of National Trust gardens and properties are all within easy driving distance of your cosy Devon accommodation.

The cosy barn offers one comfortable king-size bedroom on the ground floor of the property and one twin upstairs on the first floor. The family bathroom, which can be accessed by two steps up and two down from the bedrooms, has a shower over bath and WC. There is also a separate WC within the property for convenience. The lounge/kitchen/diner has been tastefully furnished with polished wooden floors, TV/DVD, iPod dock and a wood burner to relax in front of (with the first bag of logs included). If you’re staying in to cook rather than going out, the well-equipped kitchen has an oven and hobs, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Outside is a small private garden with outdoor furniture and a BBQ. Guests also have access to the owners large shared garden with a treehouse, play equipment, swings and a Wendy house. There is allocated parking for one car outside the property.


  • A relaxing and quiet getaway in the beautiful Devon countryside
  • A large shared garden with access to the treehouse 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
  • 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 is available
  • Regret no pets
  • Stairgate is available
  • TV/DVD/CD/iPod dock
  • Bike storage available


Cot Available
Downstairs bedroom
Family friendly
Games Room
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Real Fire



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Area Details


Axminster is a market town in East Devon set on the River Axe famed for its carpets which date back to the 1750s. Lots of shops and places to eat out including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ but you can be catered from breakfast through to dinner with cuisine from around the world available at all budget levels. Discover the rich history of the town at the local museum or follow the Axminster Art Trail to find sculptures from Roger Dean. Discover the area on foot on the East Devon Way footpath or by bike on the Buzzard Route cycle track. Several National Trust properties are close by but you are also close to the Dorset border allowing you to explore two counties from this location with the coast a short drive away.

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