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A very warm, West Country Welcome, awaits you at Devon Willows Holiday Cottages in Axminster, Devon.

Our Cottages

The_Willows_holiday_Cottage_front_Our three holiday cottages located at different stunning locations within the Axe Valley in East Devon, offer spacious, comfortable and well equipped self catering cottages.

The Willows Self Catering Holiday Cottage is set amidst the ancient waterways of the River Axe, within the grounds of the historic Weycroft Mill, adjacent to Weycroft Bridge. Set in a semi rural location, some half a mile from the small market town of Axminster. Home to the River Cottage HQ & Canteen, and Axminster Tools Skills Centre, renowned for their woodturning courses, are only a short distance from the cottage. The market town it self has an excellent choice of independent shops selling a wide range of locally sourced products.

This recently converted stone built character cottage overlooks River Axe and the stunning Devon countryside beyond, with many public foot and cycle paths within yards of the cottage. Free Trout & Salmon fishing available within season (on request).

Our Colhayne Country Cottages, once a hay barn, now converted into two  stunning holiday cottages.They are situated down an quiet, no through, country lane.Boasting stunning panoramic views across the rolling hills of the Devon countryside over  the Axe Valley & surrounding farmland, it’s surrounded with wildlife. Public foot paths are just yards away from your door, leading down to the river Umborne, a great place for picnics, bird  watching, or just a leisurely stroll.

Be Inspired

Colhayne_View_front_Page  Our picturesque setting in the Axe Valley is ideal to escape the hustle and bustle of  everyday life. What better way to experience the very best of Devon, than a peaceful country cottage? Stay in one of our quality   stone built Holiday cottages.The freedom and  flexibility of our family run self-catering cottages, makes them an ideal choice of  accommodation, whether you're planning a romantic break with your partner, fun-filled downtime with the kids or an adventure filled holiday with friends, we have a holiday accmmodation to suit you.

Go Explore

Sidmouth_FrontSituated on the Devon Dorset & Somerset borders, you can explore the unrivalled natural beauty & history of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, or be inspired by our spectacular untouched countryside or enjoy a visit to one of our beautiful cities, which are steeped in history but enjoy a very vibrant present.

We’re also ideally based for Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. The River Cottage Canteen here in Axminster & not forgetting celebrity chef Mark Hix's recently opened Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish House just over the border in nearby Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Devon Willows holiday cottages offer you the chance to have a truly special Devon Self-Catering Holiday, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Our Latest Guest Comments

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Lovely cottage, all you could wish for and a warm welcome from Aneita & Mark 

Clive & Denise - September 2014 

Colhayne West.....Perfect base for exploring. Thank you 

Tomes Family - August 2014

We have just returned  from a wonderful week at the Willows . The cottage was a wonderful home form home. Aneita & Mark are great hosts and only too willing to help make your stay special. thanks a million.

Mrs J Gornall - September 2013

Perfect location. Perfect cottage. Perfect hosts. Perfect weather. Who could ask for more?

The nicest cottage we have ever stayed in made even better by owners who couldn't do enough to make our stay so wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank you Aneita and Mark - it felt like home.

Jem Kelly - August 2013

Colhayne East Cottage

Colhayne East

The Willows Cottage


Colhayne West Cottage

Colhayne West Holiday Cottage