Haven Retreat


From £461

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3 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: HAVENR
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Haven Retreat is a superb property, right in the heart of the pretty and picturesque location of Axmouth, and overlooks the historic village and local nature reserve. This wonderful holiday home offers excellent accommodation all on one level, is bright and welcoming with a stylish interior that really does impress upon entry.  Recently refurbished to a very high standard, it’s a perfect home for family, friends or smaller parties who love to be in a peaceful location. A comfy sitting room with a separate dining area and TV viewing in each room, leads to a fabulous modern kitchen diner with modern appliances.  Three comfortably furnished bedrooms with two bathrooms complete the superior accommodation.

This ancient small village is adjacent to the Axe River and estuary and nestles in a steep wooded valley surrounded by rural unspoilt countryside. The famous South West Coast Path lies on the edge of the parish and offers spectacular views across Lyme Bay and the Undercliff. The village is fortunate to have two excellent public houses; The Ship and The Harbour, offering a selection of locally sourced produce and local beers. The Axe Estuary Wetlands is just across the river and is well managed as a wildlife reserve. A large number of birds congregate to feed on the mud flats and salt marshes and these can be viewed at close quarters from one of many hides strategically located along the reserve.

The coastal town of Seaton is situated at the mouth of the River Axe with a pebble beach facing directly onto Lyme Bay and stretching East to Seaton Hole. The town lies adjacent to the Axe Estuary wetlands and marshes, whilst being surrounding by beautiful rolling Devon countryside and quaint villages. Leisure and recreational opportunities include sailing, bowls, cricket, tennis, football and art classes. Located close by is the classic popular village of Beer (2 miles), Regency Sidmouth (8 miles) and Lyme Regis (7 miles) with it’s famous Cobb. 

Please note: this property is unsuitable for children under 8 years of age.  Babe in arms welcome.

Short breaks are available at this property, please call 01297 443550 to book or to find out prices.

The front door and hallway leads to an impressive sized modern kitchen equipped with a breakfast bar and chairs, high fitting oven and grill, induction hob, fridge freezer, microwave, radio, dishwasher, washing machine and tumbledryer. There is a seperate dining room with table and chairs to seat six guests with additional bar stool and table set, relaxed Lounge seating, armchair, CD/iPod Juke box, Flatscreen 3D TV and DVD.  Sliding doors lead to the deck area and patio.  Off the hallway is a Lounge with L-shaped sofa suite, gas fire, large flat screen TV and DVD.  Sliding doors lead to the deck area and patio. Bedroom 1 with 4ft 6 inch double bed, TV with DVD.  Family bathroom with jacuzzi corner bath, seperate shower and WC.  Bedroom 2 with 4ft 6 inch double bed, TV with DVD .  Bedroom 3 with King size bed, TV with DVD and ensuite shower room.   

A delightful, enclosed patio and deck area with bistro style seating along with a large dining table and chairs.  BBQ and large metal Chimenea.

Off road parking on a private driveway for two cars.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, beach towels, electricity and gas central heating.  Wi-Fi.  Travel cot available on request
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets
  • No Smoking
  • Telephone: Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Pubs: 0.2 mile Shops: Seaton 1.3 mile Beach: Seaton 1.2 mile.  Lyme Regis 7 miles

August 2019

A really well equipped property with lovely furnishings. The shape of the terrace meant that both the morning and evening sunshine could be enjoyed, and the gas BBQ was much appreciated. Two good pubs within easy walking distance, and the shop on the campsite supplies newspapers and basic provisions.

May 2019

We so enjoyed. Such a warm welcome which we really appreciated.We were really spoilt with such a lovely home to stay in.Thankyou.

May 2019

Helpful owners, very enjoyable stay. Lovely views over the Devon countryside from the back patio, with lots of bird song.

May 2019

Beautiful top of the range fixtures and fittings

September 2018

Very enjoyable stay. Hosts were very pleasant and welcoming. Great location to explore the local area.

September 2018

Absolutely loved it, very sad to leave

September 2018

Very clean and comfortable everything catered for

August 2018

Good location with two pubs serving food within five minute walk - would suggest that you book first.

June 2018

Made very welcome by owners. Good location for getting out and about. Plenty to see and visit. Weather was very kind to us as well. Good dining at The Ship Axmouth. Plenty of wildlife on patio - saw first Bullfinchn [3] for many years. Visited by seagull tapping on kitchen door! Did not feed! Had a great holiday.

June 2018

This Property was one the best we have ever stayed in, and the owner's where very helpful. The location of this cottage was central to all the great places of interest in East Devon and Dorset. If we ever come back to this area again, we would rent this property.

May 2018

An outstanding property, beautifully furnished, inside and out. Excellent decking at the rear enabled us to take advantage of the very good weather and enjoy the attractive views across the river. Axmouth is a lovely village with 2 attractive pubs serving good food. Walks down to Seaton and Axmouth Bridge/Harbour are well worthwhile. Lyme Regis is a must. Enjoyed Burrow Farm and Gardens too (excellent tea room and beautiful colour in the gardens at this time of year) . Broadwindsor Craft Centre also serves excellent food in their restaurant. Thanks to Hilary and Richard for the warm welcome. Can"t wait to return!