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The Manger

Part of the Manger was once a stable, its original features retained while modern additions have been gently inserted. Inside, there are lime-washed walls and soft lighting while outside the terrace offers uninterrupted views down to the river and along the spectacular valley.

The Manger lies at the end of a long drive. A major renovation in 2017 has included new thatch, a separate dining area, the addition of a spacious sitting room, a second bathroom and additional bedrooms. Outside, elegant estate fencing fully encloses the enormous garden and orchard, while a new Larch deck easily accommodates a full complement of guests. The garden andsurrounding woodland with its ancient hedgerows and open fields, is home to badgers, deer, rabbits and a great variety of birds and moths. A weir pool with a salmon ladder and a bluebell wood lie along one of the many nearby footpaths.

The Shippen sleeping four guests is also available to book at this location. This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps five guests.
  • Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, one single bedroom and one family shower room.
  • Please be mindful of a single low truss on the upper floor.
  • Children and infants welcome.
  • Enclosed acre of garden.
  • Parents of small children should note that there is a pond within the grounds of the property.
  • Ample parking.
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a three night stay.
Additional features

  • Thatched roof, lime washed stone walls and exposed beams.
  • Green oak terrace leads to open field and valley views.
  • Adjoining barn has table tennis.
  • Ideal for a Romantic Retreat.
  • Guest use of a paddock.
  • Cot and Highchair available on request.
  • Guests who regularly return say that photography and descriptions can’t come close capturing the scale and beauty of the natural surroundings.
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
  • 30" Flat screen digital TV, DVD, music centre with iPod dock.
  • Barbecue and charcoal available.
Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Nearby are three excellent family-run farm shops, River Cottage HQ and Canteen as well as nationally acclaimed eateries and a choice of pubs known for good cooking and beer.
  • Have dinner at the Tuckers Arms in Dalwood.
  • Cider is made in the main barn.
  • The nearest post office and cafe is a mile away in Membury.
  • Within a 20 minute drive is the seaside town of Lyme Regis, a World Heritage Site famous for fossils. Branscome, Beer, Axmouth and Charmouth are only a little further down the coast. Within an easy forty minute drive are Dartmoor and Exmoor.
  • The antique and second-hand book town of Honiton is on the way to the Devon Cathedral town of Exeter.
  • Just over the border into Dorset are many Iron Age Hill Forts.
  • Astronomy enthusiasts will appreciate the Dark Sky area.

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In association with Passpawt

Listing Address

Wellands, Westwater, Axminster
EX13 7AL

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