Below are a selection of genuine guest comments left here and on our HolidayLettings(Tripadvisor)** and OwnersDirect(HomeawayVrbo/Expedia)* advertisements since 2014.

* We stopped buying advertising on Owners Direct in September 2017 due to their insistance on charging our guests, who contact us through them, large commission fees and other unreasonable changes in T&Cs.

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Beautiful property in a quiet village

This is an absolutely lovely property. We have used this property for two consecutive years now. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the wash/shower facilities are excellent. The lounge is cosy, and the kitchen is nice and big with plenty of worktop space and cooking amenities. The garden is lovely area which forms a nice sun trap. The hosts are lovely and let us check out slightly later so that we could fit in our much loved Seaton parkrun on the Saturday morning. Highly recommended and we will be back! Lucy and Luan Dawkins-Wall


17 Sep 2023

Excellent cottage and base for East Devon and Dorset

The cottage is a few minutes from an excellent pub, The Ship Inn - make sure you book. If you enjoy bird watching, Coronation Green overlooks the estuary with so many different shore birds. Axmouth is charming with a burbling stream running through. Take time to explore the many interesting properties. Take the Seaton tram to Colyton and make sure you get off to explore the wetlands and Colyford. Seaton is a flat 20 minutes walk away or a more challenging one up to the coastal path and down through the golf course to Axmouth harbour. Lyme Regis is vibrant and worth a visit. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Tomas Hardy’s house and birth cottage and the Roman town house in Dorchester. Dorchester is definitely worth a longer visit. Amazing views along the drive. We also went to Portland Castle. A surprising place which you can’t see on approach. There is a good walk along the coastal path from Seaton to Beer. Also Seaton sea front has a good flat sea promenade. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you could wish for. We were concerned about parking for 2 cars but there was no need. There was a dedicated space behind the property but safe parking in front of the cottage for 2 cars without fear of them being driven into by passing traffic.


26 Sep 2022

Delightful family vacation at Orchid Cottage

A lovely, clean, spacious, well equipped luxury cottage, in the heart of a beautiful village with two lovely pubs. The master bedroom was large, airy and quiet. A big, sunny courtyard garden allowed us to eat breakfasts and dinners in the sunshine, and also store our bikes safely. The Ax estuary is on the doorstep, as is beautiful countryside and wildlife. The cottage is quiet and there is parking outside. We had lovely walks and drives along the coastline which is truly spectacular, as well as bike rides to pretty, ancient villages. Lyme Regis is fabulous, only a short drive or bus-ride away - the upper level of the bus gave us wonderful views (!), and Beer and Sidmouth were all lovely too. So much to do, in good or bad weather, we couldn't fit it all in....although we tried very hard! We would highly recommend Orchid Cottage.


14 Jun 2021

Great location and very comfortable cottage

The house is in a lovely location in Axmouth; there are no shops but there are 2 pubs in Axmouth. We enjoyed local walks including to the seafront, approx a 20 minute walk. Easy drives to various beaches, from Charmouth in the east to Sidmouth in the west. The house was well-equipped for a comfortable family stay of 3 generations of our family. The weather during our stay was mixed so we used the TV and games as well as the garden. No dishwasher but there is a washing machine.

Denise M

31 Aug 2020

Lovely cosy cottage

We had a lovely stay in cosy Orchid cottage. Clean & comfortable in a great location. Two nice pubs close by, plenty of parking & easy to get anywhere. Would recommend.


12 Nov 2019

Lovely time had by all. The cottage is lovely and clean and in a great location. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

brian w

14 Aug 2017

Easter 2017 at Orchid Cottage
Lovely property in excellent location.

Patrickop O.

19 Apr 2017

What a fantastic little home, everything was catered for and more! Very clean, comfortable and ideally situated for a stroll to the lovely local welcoming pubs. Would highly recommend this little house which felt like home.

Les Pullen

29 Mar 2017

Exceeded our expectations

We stayed at Orchid Cottage for four nights over the New Year holiday and found it to be extremely comfortable, well fitted, warm and homely, with a beautiful garden and patio area which would be a great asset in the summer months. The cottage is obviously well loved and cared for by the owners, who we found to be most helpful. The cottage is situated in a quiet location, but close to all amenities with two pubs within walking distance, both offering good food. We would have no hesitation in recomending this property

John B.

06 Jan 2017

Lovely cottage in beautiful part of the world

Orchid Cottage is a wonderful holiday rental. It is very tastefully decorated, very clean and tidy, in a lovely village, in a beautiful part of the world.

Jenny G. Yorkshire, United Kingdom

31 Oct 2016

We all had an amazing time, the cottage was lovely, well equipped and very spacious.

Excellent accommodation in a lovely village.

Mags F.

27 Jul 2016

Lovely cottage

This was the third time we have stayed in Orchid Cottage - it is a lovely cottage with good facilities. The weather during our latest stay was mixed but we were lovely and cosy in the cottage. Lovely beaches whatever the weather - Lyme Regis and Beer are very quaint and offer the opportunity to mooch around some little shops. Good pubs and restaurants nearby. Would recommend.

Philippa H

18 Feb 2016

Fabulous cottage in pretty village near the coast

Arrived at the cottage and everything was of a high standard and very clean. Lots of space for four adults. Well equipped with everything we needed, the courtyard garden was lovely, a real sun-trap and not overlooked. Parking was great right outside the cottage on the road so didnt used the dedicated parking at the rear of the property. The village is very lovely with two pubs serving great food. It is only a short walk along the harbour road into Seaton. The cottage is perfectly placed to explore this part of the South coast and we had brilliant days out at Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Isle of Portland. Perfect in every way and would love to revisit, very highly recommend.

SueChrisD. Shropshire, United Kingdom

18 Jul 2015

orchid cottage

On arrival the cottage was immaculately clean tidy and homely Every thing as described in the information Lovely position to explore on foot or by car the durasic coastline To local pubs in the village and for self catering a waitrose and tescos are near by. Fresh fish from Beer and Westbay The owners were helpful and easy to contact and communicate with. We had a great break away and would not hesitate to go to the cottage again if we are in that area


28 Feb 2015

a great week away

Had a great break away the cottage was clean tidy and homely plenty of room to park cars Lots to see and do exploring the durassic coast on foot and by car See all the filming places for Broadchurch ! ! For eating out the village has two pubs and those self catering a Waitrose and Tescos are near by.fresh fish can be got in West bay and Beer We had a fab bar snack at the harbour inn at West bay The owners we very helpful and easy to contact Would not hesitate a return trip to the cottage if we are in the area

tomo388. Reading, United Kingdom

27 Feb 2015

Happy new year !

we spent new year at orchid cottage - just perfect , the cottage has everything you could wish for, fully equipped kitchen ,comfortable beds , decorated to the highest order, situated in quiet village with two pubs just 100 yards walk . Ideal getaway with some lovely walks nearby and seaton marsh wildlife reserve ideal for birdwatching. We will definitely be back to this lovely property.

Stevemac13. Bristol, United Kingdom

04 Jan 2015

Perfect holiday cottage!

Perfect holiday cottage! The cottage is spacious, cleaned to perfection, has good quality furniture and is nicely decorated and has all the electronic equipment you will ever need along with good internet connection. It is situated in a lovely little village with a pub (more like a restaurant) at the end of the road where we dined twice. The food is very good, in fact my husband said he would eat everything on the menu, the staff are friendly and it gets very busy so it may be a good idea to book a table during busy months. The tram in Seaton (next to the huge Tesco store) is good fun and fishing and mini golf in Lyme Regis were even better than expected. Sadly we didn’t find any fossils along the coast but maybe next time. Stayed here with my husband, teenage son and his friend just before return to school/college. The owners were very helpful, quick to respond, payment was easy and deposit return was very prompt. I would love to stay in the cottage again and would recommend it to anyone.

kdon1. Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

28 Sep 2014

Holiday at Orchid Cottage

We have just returned from another wonderful, relaxing and most enjoyable holiday at Orchid Cottage feeling thoroughly reinvigorated after a much needed break. The weather was superb for the time of year. Only Thursday was wet, and we spent that day exploring the fine array of shops at nearby Sidmouth after a splendid meal at the excellent Garden Centre Restaurant. During the rest of the week, we visited old friends at Uffculme, near Cullompton and spent many happy hours on the other days at favourite locations like Forde Abbey, with its superb gardens, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens and picturesque places of local and cultural interest like Lyme Regis, Honiton,Branscombe and Beer. Once again we found the cottage superbly equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean. Over the years we have taken self catering holidays at many places both home and abroad but, without doubt, Orchid Cottage is the best of them and will remain our favourite holiday destination for years to come.


24 May 2014

Chill out week

We had a very nice winter break which was much needed The cottage is in excellent order and very well fitted and well equipped so we had everything we needed The cottage in a nice location close to two foodie pubs both in walking distance Plenty to see and do in the area and also if you dont want to go too far, large Tesco about a mile away We would reccommend, the owners go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable, we could be back!

Travelling wilberries

03 Mar 2014

Fabulous accommodation in an excellent location!
I have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful cottage to anyone looking for somewhere a "little bit special" to stay. The cottage is very well presented, offering good clean living accommodation (home from home). Located in a beautiful village, with two public houses, both offering a friendly welcome with excellent food and ale. The location is ideal to visit both Devon and Dorset and in easy reach of the beautiful coastline and many beaches. The owners of the property are very accommodating and have literally thought of everything, including dvd's and books to make your stay pleasurable. Truly, lovely and most certainly will be visiting again ... :-)

Sharon A. Stafford, United Kingdom

08 Feb 2014