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Bloomsbury Loft

Axminster, Devon
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • With wonderful countryside views, it’s an excellent bird watching location
  • Situated on the Devon, Dorset and Somerset border you’ll have plenty to explore
  • Once owned by Winifred Ashton, actress, author, artist and screen writer
  • The nearest beach can be reached within a 10-minute drive
Property code: BLOLO

This idyllic retreat is the perfect location for a couple or small family wishing to escape to the countryside, with beautiful views and walks right from the doorstep.

This charming cottage is located on the Devon, Dorset and Somerset border, placing you perfectly for exploring all three counties. Devon offers the north and south coastlines and two rugged moorlands, Dorset meanwhile is famed for its world heritage coastline and Somerset is well known for its picturesque villages and bustling market towns. The town of Axminster is just one mile away with shops, inns, restaurants, sports centre and the famous River Cottage shop opened by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. The Axe Valley provides lovely walking opportunities along the Dorset and East Devon Heritage coastline. Other towns, villages and attractions include Charmouth, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe, Abbotsbury, Crealy, Bicton Park, Burrows Farm Gardens and several National Trust properties. This stylish accommodation is well-equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. On the ground floor, you’ll find the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a country kitchen feel and wooden dining table. There is a dishwasher, electric oven with hob and hood, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave and in the lounge area, comfortable sofas and Smart TV/DVD and DAB radio/CD/iPod dock. There is also a wood burner, which is sure to keep you warm and cosy, and your first basket of logs is included. A bathroom with bath and WC can also be found on this floor. Upstairs, there is a galleried landing area which overlooks the ground floor and leads to the two bedrooms: these are made up of a king size with TV and Freeview and a luxury en-suite shower room with WC and skylight over the shower, whilst the twin room is accessed via three steps and offers 2’6” beds and limited headroom. Outside, the property looks out across the owners’ pretty thatched Devon longhouse and is accessed via a long drive. Guests are welcome to enjoy the large shared, enclosed garden with play equipment, swings and Wendy house. Adjacent to the property you will also find a spacious laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. There is allocated parking for one car outside of the property.

  • 2 bedrooms – king size and 1 small twin with 2’6” beds with limited headroom and accessed via 3 steps
  • 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • Electric oven, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • DAB radio/CD/iPod dock
  • TV and Freeview in king-size bedroom
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Allocated parking for 1 car outside the property & bike storage available
  • Use of laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • 2 stair gates and bed guards available
  • Large wooden cot available on request in advance - £15 per booking including bedding – payable on arrival
  • Complex of properties
  • Play facilities in owners’ shared garden – play equipment, swings and Wendy house
  • Pubs, shops restaurants 1 mile, beach at Charmouth 10 minutes by car
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Julie Clarke

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robin 10th September 2022

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Pretty cottage well situated and very comfortable. The two bath rooms were much appreciated and everywhere was spotless . It has a log burner which we did not need to use but I can imagine it would be a cosy feel on a cold day .

Reviewed by Christopher 20th August 2022

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Lovely stay at the loft in late August. Perfectly situated for trips to the beach and exploring the local area. The play area was excellent for the children.

Reviewed by Anna 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Stephanie 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 18th July 2022

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Well presented cottage with easy access to A35 and local attractions

Reviewed by Nadezhda 10th June 2022

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We had a really nice time, the Loft is perfect for families with young kids as everything we needed (from changing mat to toys, books and baby gates) was kindly provided by the owners. Our 19 month old daughter absolutely loved the garden with the doll house and trampoline. The location is perfect for exploring coastal Devon and Dorset.

Reviewed by Ray 4th June 2022

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Another great stay at Bloomsbury Loft. Comfortable and well equipped for families. Our 17 month old loved the books and the play area in the garden. Lyme Regis is easily accessible and there is plenty of places to go and things to see within a short drive. Tim was really helpful with recommendations of where to go and we all loved visiting Pecorma.Read more Will be looking to return again next year for a third time. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 21st May 2022

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Very comfortable, clean, well-appointed & welcoming. Quiet location & convenient parking right outside the property allowing easy access from the car. As we have family in the area we plan to stay here regularly. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Dominique 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 9th April 2022

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Lovely cottage on a peaceful location. Perfect base for visits to coast and country side. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Hayley 4th April 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 18th March 2022

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Great location for South east Devon and Dorset coastline.

Reviewed by Debbie 13th March 2022

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Great break in a great cottage, thank you.

Reviewed by Marilyn 1st March 2022

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What a lovely clean and tidy cottage. Everything was there that we needed . Can't wait to pop back in the summer.

Reviewed by Tessa 7th February 2022

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My daughter & I enjoyed some much needed r& r from our busy nhs jobs, this venue hit the spot & we had a lovely three nights! Lovely location, so quiet & peaceful, but close enough to amenities & spoilt for places to visit, would definitely book again!

Reviewed by Lesley 4th February 2022

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Absolutely fantastic weekend break. Location was perfect, and only a short drive away from either the town of Axminster or various beaches, including Charmouth and Seaton. The cottage was perfect, really cosy and warm; especially important for the winter months. A cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch and much appreciated. We definitely intend toRead more return. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 28th November 2021

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Such a lovely cottage. was exactly as described and the owners left a cream tea for our arrival. Beautiful location and so clean throughout. We are already looking to go back. Thankyou for such a relaxing week.

Reviewed by Sheila 16th November 2021

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Bloomsbury loft was lovely we stayed for 5 nights from 16 th November to the 21st 2021 for my sisters 70th Birthday she lives in Axminster, we had a very nice time it was lovely and clean nice scones and cream on arrival which we had with a nice cup of tea. Bed was comfortable and wood burning stove was wonderful as it remained us if home. The onlyRead more small thing was bathroom upstairs was a little cold. But I think the heat setting may need readjusting for winter. But we had a nice time. Hide

Reviewed by Lydia 4th November 2021

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Beautiful cottage within a scenic area. I would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Cristiano 30th October 2021

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Reviewed by Ray 15th October 2021

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Fantastic location for exploring the surrounding area and it is so quiet our 9 month old has never slept so well. Well equipped, clean and comfy stay, the play area was a hit with our son and when he met your dog's I think the holiday became even better for him. We will be recommending staying here to others and will be looking to return in June ouRead morerselves and can't wait. Thank you for a wonderful stay Hide

Reviewed by Sue 11th October 2021

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We enjoyed our few days in Devon. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Susanna 11th September 2021

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Reviewed by Becky 26th June 2021

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We really enjoyed our time in this cottage, with everything provided for. We have 2 young children and they loved it here. Thank you to the owners

Reviewed by Katherine 17th May 2021

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Check in was easy, cosy cottage, good shower and comfy bed. Cream tea on arrival was appreciated! Nice location with lots of birdsong all around. We had a relaxing stay. Only point to note is that if you are tall (husband is 6ft 5) then you will need to mind your head in a couple of places!

Reviewed by Fern 9th May 2021

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Bloomsbury loft was nicely presented, clean and warm. The cream tea was a lovely and a very welcome gesture. The property was child friendly with a good kids bedroom, some useful equipment and utensils in the kitchen. Having access to the garden play equipment was invaluable! It was a great location, quiet yet very close to all the facilities of AxRead moreminster and the beaches were only a short drive away. We'd definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 6th May 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 4th May 2021

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Reviewed by Maxine 30th April 2021

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Well equipped, comfortable and clean. Arrived to a cream tea and milk in the fridge which was a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Saneal 26th April 2021

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Reviewed by Kirsty 23rd April 2021

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Lovely cottage and cream tea on arrival was a lovely gesture. Fantastic location for exploring the coast. We had a great time and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Krishna 18th December 2020

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Great location and warm welcome with home made scones! We all loved the cottage and hospitality.

Reviewed by Claire 24th October 2020

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We stayed for 4 nights, but wished we had longer. The cottage is gorgeous, kitchen really well equipped, and I could have spent a whole day in the shower, its so nice! Wildlife park within walking distance and lots of lovely coastal towns only a short drive away. Cream tea on arrival was a very welcome treat after a day on the road! Weather was a bRead moreit too wet to enjoy the garden but would be lovely in the summer! Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 3rd October 2020

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A lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable. Well equipped. Ideal location for exploring the surrounding area. Cream tea on arrival was delicious.

Reviewed by Christine 26th September 2020

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Treat yourself to a memorable holiday in the beautiful coastal resort of Brixham, where there are a variety of fantastic experiences that will entertain all ages. A lively harbour town, there is plenty to see and do in and around the town.

Crabbing is the number one activity in Brixham, and little ones will love dangling their line over the water’s edge and seeing how many crabs they can capture. Children young and old will also be entertained by the stories of the smugglers and the pirates who once walked the streets of the village. There are several narrow streets to explore lined with colourful fishermen’s houses, with plenty of other great places nearby to discover including Paignton, Plymouth and Torquay.

For the active in your group, there are all sorts of activities to try your hand at, whether you’re a fan of swimming in the sea or prefer to enjoy long walks on dry land, with some great places to enjoy treks including the Berry Head Nature Reserve. And for fun-packed days out, there are several to treat the kids to in the local area, including Paignton Zoo, Woodlands Theme Park and Kent’s Cavern.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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