COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

The Dairy - set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty

Photo gallery

2 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, iron/ironing board, travel cot
2 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, iron/ironing board, travel cot
TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football

Overview of The Dairy - set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty

The Dairy - set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLyme Regis Beach16 min drive
  • Popular LocationSeatown Beach21 min drive
  • Popular LocationEscot Park24 min drive
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)28 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Dairy - set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty

Adults-only holiday home in Axminster
The Dairy

A superb, charming detached ground floor cottage, formerly the milking parlour, set in beautiful Devon countryside in a quite courtyard setting of Studhayes Barn, located within half a mile of the village of Kilmington, near Axminster. The popular Tuckers Arms is located within the pretty village of Dalwood, which is just over a mile from The Dairy and a fabulous walk.

The village of Kilmington boasts an excellent farm shop, selling locally sourced products together with a delightful café. Pubs include the Old Inn and the New Inn. A five-minute drive to the small thriving market town of Axminster, famous for the Hugh Fearnley-Whilttingstall ‘River Cottage Kitchen’, shops, cafes, restaurants and weekly street market. Ideally positioned to attend the River Cottage courses and weekend dining.

The coastal town of Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb, interesting individual specialist shops, restaurants and beaches, is under a fifteen-minute drive over the Devon border into Dorset. Many spectacular cliff top walks on the stunning Jurassic Coast to Seaton, Beer, Sidmouth and beyond. The pretty Axmouth Harbour with yacht club and beautiful river Axe with Nature Reserve for wildlife enthusiasts, a bird lovers paradise, is a twenty-minute drive.

The Dairy is well placed for access to Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and allows for easy access to Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Devon is full of quiet country lanes, a patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages. Don’t forget to sample a delicious Devonshire cream tea!


Attractively furnished to a superb standard with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Some stunning features including a vaulted ceiling. Light, bright and spacious.

All on the ground floor. Ramp or two steps up into hall with seat. Open plan lounge with woodburner, (first basket of logs free) and well-equipped kitchen with bespoke oak worktops and breakfast bar with stools. One step down into dining area.

Large bedroom 1: King 5’, en-suite shower room: Large shower cubicle with grab rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom 2: 3 steps down to Twin. Bathroom: Bath with grab rail, over bath shower, basin and WC.

Laundry room with washing machine, sink and freezer. This room is accessed via the games room.


Egyptian cotton bed linen inclusive. Towels included. Electricity included/electric panel heating inclusive. Large electric hob and oven. Microwave. Fridge with freezer box. Dishwasher. Coffee machine. Travel cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Sound bar. Wi-Fi. Radio. Water supply non mains – private source.

Outdoor Facilities

Private pretty decked area with table, chairs and BBQ. Attractive enclosed garden, for the sole use of guests.
Games room (5.5m x 8m) attached to the barn, with Foosball football table, full size tennis table, American pool table, darts board and sofa seating. Private use for guests of The Dairy only. Large parking area by the property for up to 4 cars, including parking for a boat/trailer. Electric car charger (charges apply).
Sorry no pets. No smoking in the property or games room. Please bring own beach towels. £100 returnable good housekeeping deposit.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Electric car charging station on site

Family friendly

  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen island
  • Freezer
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Table football
  • Ping pong table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Porch or lanai
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

See similar properties



Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

The Dairy - set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty Axminster

About this area


Located in Axminster, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the sea. Marine Theatre and The Town Mill are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and Seaton Jurassic. Pecorama and The Donkey Sanctuary are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lyme Bay Winery - 6 min drive
  • Castlewood Vineyard - 9 min drive
  • Lyme Regis Beach - 16 min drive
  • Seatown Beach - 21 min drive
  • Escot Park - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Axminster Station - 4 min drive
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 28 min drive


  • Le Pisani - Axminster - 4 min drive
  • Sublyme Cafe - 4 min drive
  • River Cottage - 4 min drive
  • Cinnamons - 4 min drive
  • Liddons Dairy Tearoom - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic stay at The Dairy
The Dairy is a fantastic holiday rental. The location was perfect for us to access the beaches and beautiful coastal walks. The farm shop and pub nearby were also great. The barn conversion is spacious inside with everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and we just loved the decor and layout of the whole bungalow. Outside there is a huge amount of space with beautiful views and many options for sitting and relaxing. Lynne and Steve were the most friendly and relaxed hosts we could wish for. Thank you for an amazing week.

5/5 Excellent

The Dairy is a wonderful stay
We had a thoroughly enjoyable and very relaxing long weekend staying at The Dairy in May. Steve and Lynne are lovely and on hand on email or in person to make sure your stay is super easy. The place is beautiful, with lovely touches throughout the accommodation. The games room is such an added bonus, and our kids, 13yrs and 11yrs, loved it (so did the adults). Good location for the coast and beaches and we loved the local farm land and animals. We hope to visit again.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely property close to Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast
Great hosts, had all the amenities and were very relaxed and friendly. Property very Covid clean and clear instructions. We enjoyed our visit and had great weather. Next to a working farm so there can be animal noises.

5/5 Excellent

Outstanding accommodation
We were lucky enough to get away prior to lockdown no.2! Our accommodation requirements were: location close to a pub, cosy with a log burner and not too far away from the coast. It ticked all of these boxes and more! The best equipped self catered accommodation we have ever stayed in. Hosts Lynne and Steve gave us a warm welcome and were on hand with plenty of local knowledge including the best places to eat! An important part of our holiday!! Lovely area to stay with stunning scenery and plenty of great walking routes to explore. Would highly recommend!

5/5 Excellent

First class rural property
The cottage had everything you could possibly need and was furnished to a very high standard. Upon arrival it was spotlessly clean. It's spacious. There are several facilities for sitting outside. There is also a games room. The owners are friendly and welcoming and provided advice about the area and the generous welcome pack which included milk, eggs, coffee etc. The cottage is situated in the middle of very scenic countryside and you will occasionally hear the comings and goings of the nearby farm.