- Property code: COLCOT
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Colyford Cottages is group of three attractive holiday cottages, converted from a former dairy and cider press, all with a light and airy feel and located in the pretty village of Colyford, close to the Jurassic coast. Sleeping 10 people this complex is ideal for family gatherings and reunions where guests can get together but also enjoy their own space if required. : Colyford village is about a mile and a half from the seafront at Seaton and the pretty harbour at Axmouth and midway along the main coast road between the lovely seaside resorts of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. The cottages have been sympathetically restored with oak-beamed ceilings and attractive oak floors. The open-plan living areas make excellent use of the space with large comfortable sofas, dining tables and modern fitted kitchens as well as a wood burner in the Old Cider Press where all guests can meet to enjoy meals and relax together in the large dining area . Most of the bedrooms have en suite facilities.
The village includes a small grocery store, an excellent butchers, a cycle shop and cafe. There are also a couple of traditional pubs, both serving food. The cottages provide a good base for those wishing to explore the wonderful area of West Dorset and East Devon. The popular Seaton Tramway, running along the beautiful Axe estuary, stops at Colyford providing the perfect way to sit back and discover the local area. For nature lovers, a few minutes walk away is an entrance to the Axe Estuary Wetlands Nature Reserve featuring many hides and viewing platforms. For nature lovers, a few minutes walk away is an entrance to the Axe Estuary Wetlands Nature Reserve featuring many hides and viewing platforms. Walkers will be spoilt for choice with many wonderful inland footpaths nearby as well as the stunning South West Coast Path running along this section of the Jurassic Coast.
Well behaved dogs considered - please call the office for details.
Old Cider Press: Flat level access from the parking area to the patio garden. Living room with 3 seater Leather sofas, wooden armchair and additional sofa. 50inch Smart TV and wood burner. French doors to patio and outdoor seating area. Open plan Kitchen and Dining area with built in oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. Dining table and chairs to seat 10 guests if required. Ground floor utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Stairs to Bedroom 1 with twin 3ft beds. Bedroom 2 with 5ft double and TV. Master Bedroom 3 with 5ft double bed, TV, Juliette Balcony with countryside views and Ensuite shower room with W.C. and washbasin. Family bathroom with shower over bath, washbasin and W.C.
Hollie Cottage: (Semi-detached with Rose Cottage) Open-plan living area with sofa and TV/DVD, dining table and fitted kitchen area with electric oven & hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer. Bedroom with a 5ft double bed and an en-suite shower room with power shower, WC and under floor heating.
Rose Cottage: (Semi-detached with Hollie Cottage) Open-plan living area with sofa and TV/DVD, dining area and kitchen area with electric oven & hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer. A double bedroom with a King size 5ft bed and an en suite shower room with power shower, W.C. and under floor heating.
All the cottages have an outside paved area with table and chairs and access to a shared garden area across the courtyard with garden furniture and a choice of a gas or coal Weber barbecue - available upon request. The owners also provide a secure bike storage shed. A pet should be accompanied when in the shared garden.
Off road parking for multiple cars. Electric car charging point is now available onsite.
- Included: Bed linen & towels included. (Please bring your own beach towels.) Electric, heating. Wifi available. First basket of logs supplied for Old Cider press. Travel cot, high chair and BBQ available upon request - please bring your own cot linen.
- Pets: One well behaved small dog welcome in public areas of each property only (not bedrooms). Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week. Two maybe considered - please call the booking office.
- Local Facilities: Shop & pub: 50 metres. Beach: Seaton 1.5 miles.
- No smoking.
- Electric cars: Some of the properties have access to an outside electric point for electric car charging. Guests are asked to bring their own adapters.
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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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We visited for drinks and food whilst staying in Colyford. Friendly staff. Food was a high standard and thoroughly enjoyable.
Visited a couple of times during our stay in the village. Sunday lunch was very good, great beef and Yorkshire pudding - stuffing was sublime. Slight mishap on second visit that was corrected straight away, good customer service. Itemised bills would reduce the amount of queries at the bar but as these are new owners I’m sure that will come.
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
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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Good no-frills pub food. Friendly staff. Worth a visit if staying in the village.
you need to go in to enjoy the warm welcome and excellent food, well worth a visit
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 Harbour Inn - Axmouth
(Less than a mile)
An 800 year old traditional thatched public house with a great atmosphere and plenty of period features surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. The Harbour Inn prides itself on good cooking with fresh, local produce and is popular with families aswell as walkers and birdwatchers looking for a place to relax after a day exploring the Axe Estuary.
The Harbour Inn Church Street, Axmouth EX12 4AA (T: 01297 20371)
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Excellent certainly would recommend 10/10
Good food and a real pub atmosphere.
Excellent pub with good badger beer, great food and the staff are excellent. Dog friendly pub as well which was a real bonus.
Great Food, Sea Bass was lovely
The Ship Inn - Axmouth
(Less than a mile)
Located in the ancient village of Axmouth, the Ship Inn is a family run restaurant and pub with a varied menu offering locally sourced meats, fresh fish from Lyme Bay, hand-picked crabs from Beer and vegetables from nearby farms. Enjoy a meal or a drink in the sleek and stylish bar or sit outside in the huge beer garden with lovely views over the River Axe.
The Ship Inn Church Street, Axmouth, EX12 4AF (T: 01297 21838)
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Excellent food and good menu choice. Very friendly service. Also very accommodating for gluten free diets. Would highly recommend.
The food here was fantastic!. I have the fish and chips it was the best l have ever had ( l am 63 ) So we went back again just to check that it was not a fluke, It was not. other members of our party also commented that there food was Gr8. Staff were so friendly. 11/10. Just brilliant
This is well worth a visit. The staff were kept incredibly busy (a very popular place), but were efficient and polite. The food was excellent, packed with deep flavours that lingered in the mouth. Certainly a repeatable experience of given the opportunity. A good selection of ales and dog friendly.
Friendly pub restaurant with great food.
(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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Food and service average at best.
Great pub, dog friendly about 2 minutes walk from our cottage. Ate there several time good food and beer.
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.
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.
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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We had a lovely relaxing trip to Colyton and back. Colyton is a pretty town with a small heritage centre, an impressive church, some nice pubs and a few small shops worth having a look round. Book the tram at least 24 hours in advance online and get £1 reduction per ticket.
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 Bay is in a conservation area within the Lyme Bay region including a mile-long shingle beach sheltered between the chalk cliffs to the west and the red Haven Cliffs to the East. Axmouth Harbour is at the eastern end of the beach at the foot of the Haven Cliffs and the mouth of the River Axe Estuary. There are two bridges, and beyond that an expanse of mud flats that are now a nature reserve, rich in food for migratory birds. It’s a beautiful location to explore with an abundance of attractions including tramways, the Pecorama Gardens, a model railway, and the Beer Quarry Caves amongst other delights.
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We especially liked the setting and the service at The Hideaway Café at the wet end of the front.
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.