Chattan Forge is a pretty barn conversion just outside of Axminster. Bounded by open countryside, there is excellent walking from the front door. A footpath leads to Axminster where the historic church looks over the town. The town has a weekly market and is home to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and Deli. Chattan Forge has a stripped wood floor, exposed timber rafters and retains much of the original character of the barn, now neatly fused with 21st century comfort. The comfortable living/kitchen/dining area is open plan, and there are two attractive bedrooms, a double and a twin, each with en-suite shower room. Outside there is a neat patio garden in which to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting.
Ground Floor: Lounge/Diner/Kitchen. Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin.
Night storage heating. Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer on-site. TV/DVD. Bed linen and towels included free of charge. Highchair available on request. Off road parking for two cars. Patio garden with furniture. Regret no pets. No smoking. Shop/Pub 1.5 miles.
The market town of Axminster is nestled in the countryside just outside of the East Devon and Blackdown Hills AONBs. Situated on the River Axe and within reach of the Jurassic Coast, Axminster has attractions including private shops, a weekly market and pubs. With surrounding views and the National Trust properties of Shute Barton and Loughwood Meeting House close by, Axminster is a must-visit.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!