Our guide to holiday cottages in Axminster

The pretty little market town of Axminster sits at the heart of the Axe Valley in East Devon, and it’s the perfect place for those of you who want to enjoy a real taste of west country living. Part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the friendly town is just a short drive from the infamous Jurassic Coast and it’s also home to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen and Deli – so foodie or fossil hunter, you’ll be in your element. 

River Cottage Spring Food Fair

Right, it’s time to pop your wellies on, gather the family and head to the River Cottage HQ for a celebration of food and drink with Hugh and the rest of the team. Set for 30 th May, the River Cottage Spring Food Fair is all about sampling the finest tastes and flavours of the season, cooking in style and...

Axminster Museum

Axminster Museum was once the local police station and courthouse and you’ll find it right in the heart of the town. It’s one of those buildings that’s almost as fascinating as the artefacts inside it, and visitors can still peer inside the old police cells which now form part of the café next door! Most of the collection is found...
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