- Property code: ASAFEE
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
New for the 2019 Season
This fabulous property is the perfect venue for a family holiday, celebration or friends reunion. A large sitting room with access to a dining area for 10 guests makes this property ideal for larger groups. Welcoming and relaxing on three levels, light and airy with very spacious rooms that include an additional dining area off the well equipped kitchen. With the added bonus of a private patio area for those summer evening sundowners, this is a perfect property for a memorable holiday. Beautifully presented and equipped with all mod cons and creature comforts, Asa's Fee will provide a fantastic base for a coastal holiday in the warmer season.
A short drive away are the popular coastal towns of Seaton, Beer, Charmouth, Lyme Regis and West Bay. The popular Seaton Tramway, running along the Axe estuary, stops nearby offering a relaxing way to discover the local area. The whole of the Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage site, is within easy reach and the lovely West Dorset seaside town of Lyme Regis is only 15 minutes away by car with its sandy beach and seafront promenade, along with many other restaurants, cafes, pubs and tearooms. For those that enjoy a culinary treat, celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage shop and restaurant are also only a short drive away in the East Devon market town of Axminster.
Please Note: If you have received the benefit of the reduced occupancy discount only 3 bedrooms will be made up (these will be the first floor rooms and a twin bedroom unless specified otherwise at the time of booking).
Small Group Discount and Short Breaks may be available in the quieter months or last minute. Please contact Toad Hall to discuss your requirements.
Front door to hallway. Leads to Kitchen/diner, fully equipped with a New Range master double oven and gas grill and hob (Aga is being replaced), American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, 4-slice toaster, DAB radio and two bar stools. Dining table and chairs for six guests. Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron press. Ground floor WC and wash basin. The Lounge has a 3 seater and 2 seater sofas, tub chairs, Flatscreen TV, Sky movies, Netflix, X-Box, Blu-Ray DVD, Surround Sound system and compendium of games. Lounge and hallway leads to Conservatory with a dining table to seat 10 guests with access to the garden. Stairs to Bedroom 1 with Kingsize 5ft bed and Ensuite with shower over bath, wash basin and WC. Bedroom 2 with 4ft 6inch double bed. Family bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, washbasin and WC. Stairs to Bedroom 3 with twin 3ft beds. Bedroom 4 with Kingsize 5ft bed. Bedroom 5 with 3ft twin beds. Family shower room with WC and washbasin.
Private patio garden, fully enclosed with two sets of dining tables and chairs. There is gate access from the private driveway into the garden. A 10ft trampoline is available for children only.
Private driveway at the side of the house, accessed through double doors. Space for 3 cars with an open storage area for bikes and kayaks if needed.
- Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), Wi-Fi, electricity and heating. Travel cot and high chair available, please bring your own cot linen. SKY movies and Netflix.
- Mobile reception: Good on Vodafone with 4G coverage.
- Pets: Two well behaved small to medium size dogs welcome in public areas of property only (not bedrooms). Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
- Telephone: Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Shops and pubs in Colyton 100m. Beach: Seaton 3 miles. Lyme Regis 7 miles
- Short Break Information: Short breaks are available at this property, please call 01297 443550 to book or to find out prices.
- Other: No smoking
Asa's Fee is a lovely, spacious family home, ideal for our group of 8 ranging from 6-72. It is in an ideal location; only a short drive to lovely beaches and walking distance to local shops and pubs. Plus a short walk to the Seaton Tramway. There were lots of things to entertain our group, books, board games and an x box for rainy days. We thoroughly enjoyed our break in Colyton.
Hi, my name is Martin and I am the property manager who looks after Asa’s Fee. I would like to mention some of the reasons why I think you’ll love this property, joining us for the 2019 season. First of all, the location is great for peace and quiet. The area is an AONB and you are just a short walk from the local shops and pubs in the pretty village. The Seaton tramway can be accessed from here and it’s only a short drive to the Jurassic Coast. The property itself is very comfortable, well presented and equipped to high standards with plenty of space for up to 10 guests. There is also the added feature of private parking and patio garden with plenty of seating for everyone outside and the kids can have an energetic bounce on the big trampoline.
(Less than a mile)
An authentic 16th century village pub with patio garden and dining room providing an ideal place to visit whatever the weather. Its menu offers a choice of bar snacks, steaks, homemade specials and Sunday Roasts accompanied by a good range of bar dinks including a choice of local traditional ales.
The Kingfisher Dolphin St, Colyton EX24 6NA (T: 01297 552476)
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what a friendly place staff and regulars alike made us feel welcome, this was adopted as our local for the stay and the food was lovely.
Lovely friendly, traditional pub with a great atmosphere and gorgeous food
Great fish & chips, very dog friendly & staff really helpful. Had several really good meals there during our holiday.
Warm feeling to a picturesque half timbered interior. Dogs permitted in the bar. Ate at lunchtime. Very nice.
Great food and drink,staff always helpful,and dog friendly,great atmosphere
A friendly pub open all day with nice garden
Staff are very friendly and helpful with lots of local knowledge for places to visit etc. and the food is excellent.
lovely little pub good food friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.
Very welcoming, food lovely but sandwiches a little pricey. Dogs welcome
Enjoyed 2 separate meals here. Great menu, reasonable prices, really friendly staff and good outside seating in fine weather
Lovely little pub with nice restaurant area out the back. Great food and friendly staff.
Fabulous food and a very friendly warm welcome!
The Kingfisher is a great pub. Wood burning stove, great cider and great staff.
Very welcoming pub, with friendly staff and good food. Dogs welcome too, would definitely visit again when in the area.
Great pub lunch and friendly staff. Would definitely go back.
If I lived in Colyton I'd be in this warm and cosy pub all the time! The food is reasonably priced and excellent quality. Good selection of beers.
A friendly environment with efficient staff. The food was overpriced and not noteworthy. We regret to say that ribeye was bland, lacking depth of flavour, as did the fish. Clean and presentable, but unfortunately not worth the money. We would be most reluctant to go there again.
Great atmosphere.good food.always busy
Very friendly staff and we had a lovely pub lunch. Our dog was welcomed too.
The Merchant Tea Rooms
(Less than a mile)
Worth a visit, great traditional tearoom with fantastic cakes
The food was delicious especially the scones. The hostess was really friendly. There is a dog there but Crumpet was so well behaved.
We stayed in Colyton last week and enjoyed lunch at the Merchant's Tearooms. We can recommend eating here and would visit again. The lady owner was very friendly and our pork in cider, cream and sage sauce excellent. Thank you for taking the time to chat and pass information to us regarding the 'fireplace'. Please give 'Crumpet' a pat from us! Best wishes from Robert & Teresa Collier
We had a delicious cream tea here!! The tea shop is lovely, very dog friendly, with very polite staff and serves wonderful cakes etc. And all at a very good price!! Perfect!!
Spotless tablecloths and traditional china and silverware. The menu offers very good food (the Roast Rhubarb Crumble and Clotted Cream is incredible). We visited several times and noted that the establishment is very popular with the locals and, with other tea rooms in the village, it's popularity says much for the quality.
Great cakes. Tea served in China teapot.
Lovely cream teas, friendly staff and very accommodating for dogs.
The Gerrard Arms
(Less than a mile)
A small, family and dog friendly pub in the centre of Colyton which dates back to 1506 and is one of the oldest coaching inns in town. Good pub grub is availabile for lunch and dinner along with traditional Sunday roasts. Also boasts an indoor skittles alley to keep the family entertained.
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Have eaten here many times and it has always been excellent. Good value. Always made to feel welcome and dog friendly. Well worth a visit.
We had a lovely meal & also brought the dog.needs a few more tablets.sat a bit to close to other customers & we could hear people conversations
not the friendliest welcome, landlord wanted to close up so could not get a drink
Lovely, dog friendly pub. Good ales
Went in to watch the England game.locals friendly and the bar staff very welcoming.wish this was my local.
Only popped in for a drink, found it to be scruffy.
The White Hart Inn
(Less than a mile)
A warm welcoming atmosphere and delicious, home cooked food await you when you step into this traditional country pub and restaurant. Located in the heart of the village right by the Seaton Tramway, the pub is family and dog friendly and good-value home-cooked food is available lunchtimes and evenings.
The White Hart Inn Swan Hill Rd, Colyford EX24 6QF (T: 01297 553201)
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A fairly typical Pub menu, ok but not outstanding.
Pub doesn't look like much and is in dire need of some TLC, however food was excellent and staff really friendly.
Excellent food warm and friendly atmosphere helpful staff, we'd highly recommend a visit
The Wheelwright Inn
(Less than a mile)
A traditional 17th Century thatched Devon pub in the heart of Colyford serving high quality pub food and a range of local ales and ciders, amidst the contemporary charm of oak floors and beams. A warm and friendly atmosphere along with varied entertainment and activities make this a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.
The Wheelwright Inn Swan Hill Rd, Colyford EX24 6QQ (T: 01297 552585)
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This pub has closed down.
Excellent food and great service. We had two evening meals here during our week and dog friendly in the bar.
Pub grub? And then some! Staff were friendly, apologising for the wait due to the busy period (Sidmouth Festival week). The food was excellent, hot and flavoursome. If only this was the norm for pub food. Well worth the money.
Very welcoming staff and the food is excellent. Would definitely recommend
(Less than a mile)
Established in 1902, Soanes Cycles is one of the oldest cycle shops in the whole of Britain, with over 100 years’ experience. In Colyton, East Devon approximately five miles from Axminster and seven miles from Sidmouth, they have hundreds of cycles on display to suit all ages, abilities and pockets. Catering to all types of cycling including children’s cycles and mountain bikes, their hire service is for those aged seven and up, and pries start at £12 per day with helmets and locks available on request.
Only open to the public four times a year, Shute Barton is a magnificent medieval house and National Trust property with royal ancestry. You can discover the great kitchen containing what is believed to be the largest fireplace in England and take a look at the attic room with its medieval roof structure. The house itself has no facilities or refreshments, but tea, cake and toilets are located at the nearby church during open weekends. It’s a charming place to visit for a wander around, daydreaming about its past. As we say, entry is a bit of a golden ticket as it’s only open on rare occasions, so for more information keep an eye on the website.
Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve
One of three local nature reserves including Colyford Common and Black Hole Marsh, the Seaton Marshes can be reached with a short walk from the Harbour Road car park, providing views of the estuary and its mud flats as well as the creeks and adjacent flood plain. It’s an impressive sight at any time of the year with flocks of wigeon, teal, shelduck and curlew as well as other native and migratory species. A beautiful location to really enjoy the peace, quiet and natural habitat, in the Summer Kingfishers are often seen fishing from a perch directly in front of the hide, and a bird table provides close-up views of birds that you wouldn’t find in your garden. There’s even a pond dipping platform at Borrow Pit, it features built in benches from which to enjoy the beautiful views and special adjustments to allow larger groups to pond dip together.
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Super, friendly and helpful volunteers.
Very well maintained and interesting nature reserve.
Very good for children not much to entertain adults, found the attraction a little expensive, looking at it from an adults point of view. should drop the admission prices for adults if accompanied by children.
Fun and interactive experience. Our ages ranged between 14 and 71 and we all loved it. Cafe nice also
In three miles of unspoiled countryside in the Axe Valley, Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton. Travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves, it gives you an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life, the tram is a delightful way to get to know the area with prices starting at £10 for adults and £7.50 for children.Dogs are also welcome on the trams!
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Brilliant! We had a lovely day out on the tramway, our children really enjoyed looking out for all the different trams and ticking them off.
Lovely little tram still going strong after many years! We took our boys when they were little & this time we took our 5 year old grandson. Great fun & we all enjoyed it.
Good fun for all ages takes you back to a bygone age. Colyton station was really good suited the attraction, not so Seaton station far to modern in design to suite the wonderful trams.
Told by 10 year old grandson "you must do the tramway" and we did. Great fun helped by good weather. Saw plenty of birdlife on wetlands. We parked at Colyton [no fee] and did return journey. Getting upstairs not easy, but try if you can. Drivers most amusing.
Very good value. It would be helpful if walking connections could be made easier to/from Colyford Common and Seaton Wetlands to provide additional flexibility for tram passengers to vary their route.
As the Seaton end of the line was being revamped we had to get a shuttle bus to a further stop. The stop was not manned and a large group pushed to the front which meant some people who had been queuing for a while could not get on. Also meant at the tram end some people did not get on the next tram as they got their tickets first. The ride itself was enjoyable and the scenery lovely.
Nice day out, unfortunately still building the new building in Seaton so only goes as far as the shed's at the moment (May 2018) and if you time it wrong (lunch) theres no coach to take you in to Seaton! Friendly staff and fun ride, Colyton station is nice.
A brilliant attraction, great fun, and the most amusing drivers - an absolute must for the whole family!
Seaton Beach is a mile long shingle beach overlooking Lyme Bay in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of East Devon. The gently sloping pebbles make this an ideal place to take a dip or try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding with equipment easily hired on site.
An esplanade links Seaton town at one end of the beach and the popular Seaton Beach Café at the other. The South West Coast Path runs alongside the beach and a walk to the nearby picturesque village of Beer is a real treat. Dogs are welcome all year.
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Lovely and clean,
Nice place for a seaside stroll, we were a bit disappointed that bikes aren't allowed on the paths and that there are dog restrictions. Pebbly beach so no good for sand castles but we had a nice few hours and lunch and ice cream from one of the nearby cafes.
A small pebble beach in East Devon, Beer Beach is in a picturesque fishing village that hugs the shoreline. Parking is a little distance away from the beach itself, which is accessed via a sloping road and steps at the east end. There’s one large car park that’s around five minutes away on foot, and another smaller one in the centre of the town. As the beach is such an integral part of the town itself, there are cafes and shops close by, simply by dint of its location. There are toilets above the beach, so it’s got all the makings of a charming day out for the family in the summer, or somewhere to stroll and have a cup of tea if it’s a bit cooler. There aren’t any organized activities on the beach, so if you’re bringing the kids then keep that in mind. Dogs are not allowed on the West part of the beach from 1st May to 30th September.
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A lovely place to spend the day. Good cafes right on the beach, plenty of other places to eat in town and great views.
Absolutely lovely so clean and tidy. Food and drink catered for very well three beach cafes. Fishing trips, hire of boats self drive if you wish, what more could you wish for.
Lovely beach at any time but especially lively on festival day. We appreciated the walkways over the pebbles.
Beer is a very pretty village!, and the beach is an absolute joy
Visited one evening. A beautiful beach. You can walk to Seaton on the coast path, if you feel energetic and don't mind a lot of steps. Well worth it due to the stunning views.
Nestled into a valley that reaches down to the sea, Branscombe Beach is tucked away on the Jurassic Coast, and is linked to a timeless, magical village of the same name. Surrounded by woodland and farmland, the area is peppered with thatched houses, a working forge and a restored windmill. It’s a National Trust location, with a number of charming walks and trails to follow, one of which leads to the Old Bakery tearooms. The beach itself is a long pebble beach below the village. It has a large car park close by where there are toilets available, as well as a picnic area. The beach is a haven for fossil hunters and adventurous rock-poolers. If you want to catch your supper it’s a wonderful place to fish for Mackerel and Pollack, although there is also a restaurant close by.
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Superb beach and surroundings. Tricky drive to get there but well worth it.
A pretty place down narrow lanes - the village is a must for keen photographers too - loved it!
Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
Named after the Duke of Monmouth who landed here in 1685 in an attempt to take the crown from King James II, Monmouth Beach is a large pebble and sand beach that stretches over a kilometer southwest from the Cobb wall. There are beach huts, a bowling green, the Lyme Regis Power Boat Club and paid car parks close by. Meanwhile, for those wishing to have their own exploratory adventures, you can find a layer of limestone called the ammonite graveyard at Monmouth Beach, containing a large number of (you guessed it) ammonites. There are numerous walks close by and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. There is lifeguard cover in the summer, and all the town’s cafés, restaurants and amenities are within easy reach.
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Great for fossil hunting and dog friendly!
Cobb Gate Beach, Lyme Regis
This pretty harbour town dates back to the 14th century, and is sheltered by a curving harbour wall, The Cobb, as its known contains a small sandy beach made famous in the opening shot of the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. You reach the beach between the RNLI station and the slipway, and there is lifeguard cover in the summer months. Activities nearby include fishing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, surfing and water skiing, while facilities close to the beach include cafes and restaurants and toilets. There are lots of walks in the area including guided tours of the famous fossil bearing cliffs. There is paid parking nearby, Axminster train station is five minutes away as the crow flies and buses are available to the town centre. Dogs are allowed on the beach from 1st November to 30th March as long as they’re on the lead, but they are not permitted in the summer months.
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Lovely to see this in sunshine for the first time in several visits. Worth going early to see it uncrowded.