Cowslip House

Located in Axminster, Devon

This detached cottage rests in the heart of Axminster, near Wadbrook, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Cowslip House is a grand, period detached cottage in the centre of Axminster, beautiful Devon. It hosts three bedrooms; two super king-size with zip/link option, and one twin room. There is a family bathroom, two separate cloakrooms and a shower in the utility room on the ground floor. There is also a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and conservatory. Outside is an extensive, enclosed garden and ample off-road parking. Cowslip House provides spacious, characterful accommodation and fun for all the family in a delightful town setting.

Property Details

A grand detached cottage positioned in the very heart of Axminster town. Resting on a bustling main road it offers easy access to all the local amenities whilst providing scenic countryside walks just around the corner. The property is exceptionally spacious with classic period features such as the decorative Axminster carpet laid down throughout and the high ceilings. Step through the delightful entrance hall and through to the beautiful dining room where you will be greeted by regency furniture and an attractive inglenook fireplace with charming exposed brickwork, adding to the character of the property. The traditional theme is carried through the rooms and upstairs to three enchanting bedrooms, one of which looks out over the thriving main street. From the beautiful bay windows to the elegant chandeliers on the ceilings, this cottage boasts a stylish, high-quality finish to delight any visitor. The well-appointed kitchen presents lovely cream units and deluxe fixtures, ideal for preparing your home-cooked meals for a sociable occasion in the dining room. Alternatively, sit in the conservatory, which draws in lots of light through the broad glass windows, and enjoy the lovely garden views from here, or better still, head on outside, feel the grass beneath your feet and wallow in the abundance of plants and flowers, taking in the fresh atmosphere. This stunning cottage is set in a lovely location for walks with access to the fields, along the river and in the lowland nearby. Trinity Hill Forest is an idyllic setting with its ancient woodland and elegant wildlife. Lyme Regis is also another attraction not to be missed, nicknamed 'The Pearl of Dorset', it is noted for its fossils found on the beach and cliffs, the harbour wall known as 'The Cobb' which is featured in Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' and the newly restored Town Mill, a watermill which dates back to 1340 powered by the River Lym. Cowslip House is the ideal cottage to base your family holiday in a beautiful part of Devon.


  • Gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available (please bring own cot bedding)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawned area and paved patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: fireplace is non-functional, decorative only


Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Pets Go Free
Washing machine



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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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