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Kingfisher Cottage

Membury near Axminster, Devon (Ref. 962642)

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Lovely cottage”
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    • “We stayed for a week in late September with our 3 dogs. The lane to the cottage was narrow but this did not cause any issues at all if taken with care. The owners met us on arrival and explained everything we needed to know. Even though we didn’t need anything during our stay the owners were available and very friendly, with a hello every time. The dogs were given treats and toys to play with. Towels for the dogs were also provided, along with compostable poo bags if needed. We found the cottage to be very comfortable and was spotlessly clean, it had all of the amenities we needed. A rather pleasing surprise was the attention and commitment to recycling. And would recommend this cottage to anyone who has dogs and loves the country.”

    Marie R, October 2018

    • “Owners where very friendly and there to help us if we needed anything which we didn't. Lovely cottage and gardens in a beautiful and quiet location.”

    Mrs Taylor, ANDOVER, October 2018

    • “Kingfisher Cottage to me was like taking a step back into childhood days, very pretty and unspoilt wonderful setting. Whole area beautiful. Narrow roads close to cottage could be challenging if we met oncoming traffic, but once on general roads no problem. Cottage itself was cosy, with extra heaters available if required. Lovely walks from back door, across fields with stunning views, or circular route to Membury which is very unspoilt. I would recommend this cottage, which is set amongst a few other cottages of the same sort, gives a lovely village feel without intrusion, owners live on site but do not intrude unless needed. The gardens are lovely to sit in and look at view, with walks leading straight off. Axminster short drive away”

    Mrs Medley, Southampton, September 2018

    • “Beautiful settings, wonderful hosts a perfect base to explore east Devon and the Jurassic coast, already missing the views and the peace and quiet”

    Mr Sermon, Walsall, July 2018

    • “The most enjoyable part of the week at Kingfisher cottage was the peaceful setting and beautiful scenery, The cottage was very comfortable and very clean. There are quite a few restaurants not to far away, will definitely go back, I am a wildlife photographer so I appreciated the beautiful Butterflies especially the Marbled Whites I had never seen one before.”

    Mrs Crickmore, Bungay, July 2018

    • “Beautyful grounds, very lovely country side.”

    Mrs Rundle, Horley, September 2017

    • “Although our property had a lovely setting we had to travel a mile down an extremely small country lane only just enough for one car and not quite that at times, if we had known this I would not have booked this property and the thought of that journey everyday did fill me with dread. Unfortunately the upstairs shower was so blocked no water came out of it at all and downstairs was only slightly better. My main concern was the day before leaving I received an email from the owner to advise they would not be there and any problems please email them, the first morning 3 Hugh cowes had made their way into the garden and were eating all the flowers etc. In the end my husband alone hurded them up and got them into a neighbouring field before they wreaked the place, this just went to show really I feel someone should have been on site for any difficulties ***owners response*** Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at KIngfisher Cottage , we are sorry to hear you had trouble with the showers in the property, had we been notified of the issue during your stay we would have been more than happy to have rectified this problem for you. We are grateful for your help in attempting to contain the stray cattle in our absence.”

    Mrs Underdown, Maidstone, September 2018

    • “Very cold in the house......thermostat and heating control locked, not ideal for A December holiday Upstairs bed extremely uncomfortable, too soft, lumpy and noisy. The owners allocated us our own field for exercising the dogs which was great, fab views. The cottage is in a very rural, hilly area with the narrow lanes being rather scary to navigate in the winter but would be fine in warmer weather.”

    Mrs Cook, Wokingham, December 2017

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The Property

You will find this delightful thatched cottage, hidden away amidst rolling green hills and narrow country lanes in a corner of the beautiful Blackdown Hills of East Devon. One of a small group of holiday cottages set within manicured grounds with captivating and far reaching views that stretch out over the magnificent landscape and valley beyond. An ideal base for exploring the region, with the market town of Axminster only four miles away where you will find the original River Cottage Canteen and just outside River Cottage HQ. The Jurassic coast and resorts of Lyme Regis, Seaton and Beer are also all in easy reach.
Kingfisher is a spacious and comfortable cottage with immense character and charm. Having once been split into two apartments the cottage has two en-suite bedrooms, a lovely double room on the first floor, and a ground floor versatile super king-size zip /link double, that can be a twin on request. A pretty first floor sitting room is dual aspect and bright and airy, boasting wonderful views across the grounds and countryside beyond. A spacious dining area is on the ground floor which serves as the main entrance and leads to a neat galley kitchen. Outside to the front there is a sunny patio equipped with seating and table, and to the rear, a dinky, private garden, surrounded with pretty flowering shrubs which offers a lovely spot for an afternoon cream tea as the sun creeps around the side of the cottage. The immaculate grounds are shared with the other cottages on site, and have a barbecue area and seating for picnics or relaxing with a good book. Membury lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is conveniently placed to explore East Devon, Dorset and Somerset, with close proximity to all three borders. The coast is just 8 miles and many of the beaches have dog friendly sections year round. Visit the new Seaton Jurassic, or a stroll along Seaton Wetlands and discover the wildlife that live in along the scenic estuary. Head to the popular resort of Lyme Regis for lunch at Hix on the front overlooking the beach or a famous fish supper from one of the kiosks. Try your hand at the latest sport of Paddleboarding, tuition and boards are available from the beach. The woods at Trinity Hill, just outside of Axminster provide a lovely circular woodland walk and the Tea Pot cafe at Miller Farm Shop at Kilmington makes a great place for a cup of tea and slice of cake afterwards. There are some super gastro pubs in the area, The Tytherleigh Arms, on the way to Chard comes highly recommended although it may be worth booking in advance. Kingfisher is a great choice if you are bringing your four-legged friend with footpaths on your doorstep. The cottage comes equipped with dog bowls, dog towels and a safety gate if required.


Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), with en-suite bathroom, bath, shower over, basin and WC. 1 x first floor double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor single bedroom. First floor sitting room. Ground floor kitchen with dining room. Utility room.


  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine plus further shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio with seating
  • Rear patio garden with bench
  • Shared grounds and BBQ
  • Linen and towels included
  • 4 Dogs welcome at £25 per each
  • Pub 4 miles, shop 1 mile
  • Beach 9.5 miles
  • Note: Single room only has access to bathrooms through the other bedrooms.

Regional Information

AXMINSTER Wadbrook 3 miles; Charmouth 6 miles; Lyme Regis 6 miles; Chard 7 miles; Seaton 10 miles; West Bay 14 miles Taunton 24 miles. The lovely market town of Axminster has been made famous by the well-known organic shop and canteen in the area, which were introduced by TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Nestled in outstanding peaceful countryside, Axminster is certainly a place to relax and unwind. Famous for its carpets, which are often likened to Turkish examples, it is one of Devon’s prettiest smaller towns. Situated on the River Axe and within easy reach of both the West Dorset and East Devon Jurassic Coast, Axminster has many attractions, including plenty of privately owned shops, a weekly market and excellent old inns, with one dating back 100 years with its own resident ghost! With beautiful views on offer and the National Trust properties of Shute Barton and Loughwood Meeting House close by, Axminster is a must to visit.

  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.