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Battleford Hall B&B Axminster, near Lyme Regis

SuperhostAxminster, Devon, United Kingdom
Private room in house hosted by Clive
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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Spacious and airy set of rooms with bed and breakfast, in a wing of our 16th century listed house. Large sunny bedroom and adjacent shower room on the first floor, with your own entrance. Set in 30 acres of mature gardens, parkland and woodland. Spectacular walks and coast nearby, with River Cottage in the town and pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area. Additional two bedrooms available singly or together (sleeping 2-4): please contact host for details. +£15 one off fee per dog.

The space
Battleford Hall B&B is a spacious set of rooms forming part of a wing of our 16th century listed manor house, just outside the busy market town of Axminster, and five miles from the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis/Charmouth.

Situated on an upper floor, there is one large bedroom with a king size bed, and a cot can be made available if requested at time of booking. The shower room is adjacent to the bedroom. There are exposed beams throughout, with views across mature gardens, orchard and pasture with specimen trees and coppices. The main aspect is south-facing so the property is bathed in sunlight throughout the day.

We welcome dog owners, but there is an additional one off charge of £15/dog/booking. See "Other things to note".

Believed to have been the site of habitation since Norman times, Battleford Hall is at the end of a secluded valley some distance from the main road. The name "Battleford" comes from a series of Saxon battles in the 10th century, fought between the coast at Axmouth and along the Axe valley to where Battleford Hall now sits. Approached along a 1/2 mile private drive through parkland, the house is set in 30 acres of mature gardens, parkland and woodland, bordered by a tributary of the river Axe, with bluebells, snowdrops, wild garlic and other wildflowers depending on the season. Deer, pheasant, foxes, owls and buzzards are among the wildlife living on and around the property. The house and grounds are surrounded by mature trees and coppices, including oak of various types, sweet and horse chestnut, beech, mulberries, elms, ash, walnuts, maples, limes, hazel and various poplars and willows, as well as a wide range of conifers, including rare specimens such as dawn redwood, Japanese red cedar and cedar of Lebanon.

We run the property as a sustainable smallholding, growing a wide range of vegetables and fruit (grape vines and a peach fan grow on the south facing wall of the rooms); and keep sheep, pigs and poultry.

The rooms are part of a larger wing and can accommodate up to an additional two-four adults by separate prior agreement. See also our listings for Battleford Hall Cottage.

Although these listings are new to Airbnb we have been letting these properties as holiday cottages through agents for several years.

Guest access
Secure private entrance direct from own parking area. 30 acres of parkland and woodland, plus access to other parts of the gardens with owner's permission.

Other things to note
No smoking. No parties.

The property is on an upper floor and is approached up a set of steps. Consequently, we regret that the property does not offer easy access for wheelchair users.

Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome on payment of an additional charge of £15/dog/booking. This charge will be added at the time of a confirmed booking. Please advise if you wish to bring a dog at the time of booking. Dogs must not be left unattended in the property and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.

The B&B is situated on a working smallholding and so children must be supervised.
Spacious and airy set of rooms with bed and breakfast, in a wing of our 16th century listed house. Large sunny bedroom and adjacent shower room on the first floor, with your own entrance. Set in 30 acres of mature gardens, parkland and woodland. Spectacular walks and coast nearby, with River Cottage in the town and pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area. Additional two bedrooms available singly or together (sleeping 2-4): please contact host for details. +£15 one off fee per dog.

The space
Battleford Hall B&B is a spacious set of rooms forming part of a wing of our 16th century listed manor house, just outside the busy market town of Axminster, and five miles from the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis/Charmouth.

Situated on an upper floor, there is one large bedroom with a king size bed, and a cot can be made available if requested at time of booking. The shower room is adjacent to the bedroom. There are exposed beams throughout, with views across mature gardens, orchard and pasture with specimen trees and coppices. The main aspect is south-facing so the property is bathed in sunlight throughout the day.

We welcome dog owners, but there is an additional one off charge of £15/dog/booki…

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Axminster, Devon, United Kingdom

The property is on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty and only five miles from the coast.

Nearby coastal towns include Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Beer and West Bay (Broadchurch).

There are numerous walks around the property and within a short drive, including spectacular sections of the South West Coast Path.

Axminster is home to River Cottage Canteen and HQ - the cottage provides convenient accommodation for those attending River Cottage courses or events.

Lots of great pubs and restaurants, plus historic houses and gardens, within a short drive. Exeter, Dorchester, Taunton and Bristol within easy distance.
The property is on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty and only five miles from the coast.

Nearby coastal towns include Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Beer and West Bay (Broadchurch)…

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Hosted by Clive

Joined in June 2015
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Married with two children. Lawyer and non-executive director with own business consultancy. We enjoy travel and living sustainably.
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Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
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