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Beautiful renovated barn in peaceful rural setting close to the Jurassic coast.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Recently renovated barn in peaceful location near the lovely village of Hawkchurch and the coast.

The Old Milking Parlour is in the grounds of Woodhouse Farm near the main farmhouse. It has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and is now a light and airy space with lovely views from decking outside. Tucked away in an exceptionally tranquil part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A perfect area to enjoy wildlife and for children to safely explore the countryside. The attraction of this area must be its lovely rolling hills, woodland, pretty lanes and its close proximity to the beautiful Jurassic coastline. The popular seaside towns of Lyme Regis and Charmouth (where there are plenty of fossils to find ) are ten minutes drive away, and the charming fishing village of beer and Branscombe approx. 20 minutes. Axminster is home to River Cottage Canteen and nearby Park Farm is the location of River Cottage HQ as featured on the television. Although Woodhouse Farm is no longer a working farm our fields are often home to a number of animals including horses and ponies, cows, rabbits and guinea pigs, and the occasional deer. Woodhouse Farm Stables are next door and can offer family and individual rides for all abilities. They also run Pony Experience Days for children wanting to learn all about pony care and do some local pony trekking!

Jo Oates
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018


Axminster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two new bathrooms. Upstairs bathroom with bath with shower attachment, sink and wc. Downstairs bathroom with enclosed shower, sink and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps maximum 5 (3 Bedrooms) . No extra people allowed. Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs bedroom 1 with two single beds. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Downstairs one small single bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outside there is a private garden with lovely views down the valley. Outdoor furniture and small barbecue. In an adjacent barn is a table tennis table and dart board. Cleaning / Linen / Linen included. Please bring your own towels. Property is cleaned before and after each stay. Please note that the house and grounds are not able to be used for events or parties.


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Beautiful renovated barn in peaceful rural setting close to the Jurassic coast.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Absolutely love it here!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time in 14 months we have stayed at Woodhouse farm and we will back before long. A real home from home. Out in the lovely countryside yet still close to lovely Lyme as well as West Bay, Beer and Charmouth. Jo is very friendly and welcoming yet will also leave you in peace if you want to be. The milking parlour cottage is perfect with a log burner for those winter stays. Lovely walks from the place too. And woody the dog finishes off an always enjoyable stay!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at "The Milking Parlour" it is set in a beautiful location down long track over looking the countryside. The accommodation is perfectly set up and everything is catered for, it really is charming. The family who own the property were lovely, welcoming and gave us lots of local information, if you have children they will love the horses, sheep and other family pets. It is in a great central location, a short trip to the beach and lots to explore.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday in " The Old Milking Parlour . Thank you for your review ! Jo
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Car: necessary


The popular seaside town of Lyme Regis is approx 4 miles away with it's sandy beach and sheltered bay. Charmouth, famous for it's fossils approx 5 miles. The lovely fishing village of Beer and Branscombe about 20 minutes drive away. Chesil Beach with it's stunning coastal road is approx 20 minutes drive away.


Nearest airport is Exeter approx 25 miles away. Car essential.


Hawkchurch 2 miles, Lyme Regis 4 miles, Axminster 4 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£50 deposit cheque required per week at time of booking. Full amount payable 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday but can be flexible out of high season. To allow for cleaning please vacate by 12 noon. Arrival is after 5.30 pm.

Notes on prices:
10% discount for couples using one bedroom. The holiday house is not to be used for events or parties. Properties sleeps a maximum of 5 people. No additional people allowed.

Deposit payable on booking. Final payment due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.