Dog Friendly Cottages in Axminster: 12 Luxury Holiday Lets

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

Unspoilt, serene, historical – just a few words we’d use to describe Axminster. Finding the best dog friendly cottages in Axminster backing onto the Jurassic Coast is getting easier and easier. To save you some time, we’ve hunted down some brilliant holiday homes for you.


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A bright and inviting coach house with a master bedroom and second bedroom featuring bunk beds for the kids, this charming property provides the perfect base for a holiday on the Jurassic Coast. Ideal for small families and couples.

Axminster, Devon

A beautiful barn conversion with one king-sized bedroom, one bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. There’s underfloor heating throughout and off-road parking for one car. Charmouth and Bridport are both within easy reach for a day out with family and friends.

Axminster, Devon

Great for a small family, this converted barn has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s a smart TV in the lounge, underfloor heating and a patio area with seating. From this base, you can take a short drive to Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

Axminster, Devon, Devon

A terrific renovated cottage with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a utility area with a washing machine. There is an enclosed garden with seating and the local pub is less than 300 metres away. Head down to the Cobb Harbour at Lyme Regis and enjoy a day out.

Chardstock, Near Axminster

This fabulous spacious annexe is perfect for a couple wanting a romantic retreat. There is a tv in the lounge, wifi throughout and private off road parking for one vehicle. Explore the vast countryside on your doorstep with walks and cycling routes.

Lyme Regis, Near Axminster

A spacious single level cottage with one king size room and one shower room. Facilities include an enclosed terrace, parking for one car and a travel cot available on request. Beer Caves and Seaton Tramway are close by for a great family day out.

Hoyton, Near Axminster

This delightful romantic retreat has one bedroom, one bathroom and a cosy lounge. There is an enclosed decking area with a BBQ, off road parking and Netflix on the smart TV. Take a trip down to the harbour at Lyme Regis for some idyllic views.

Uplyme, Near Axminster

This spacious open plan property has a double bed and a shower room. There is a TV with a full SKY package and a large open-plan lounge. The local beach is just two miles or you can stroll along the peaceful river to Lyme Regis.

Raymond’s Hill, Near Axminster

This beautiful detached bungalow has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is off road parking for two vehicles, it has a cosy lounge and the beach is only three miles. Charmouth and Bridport are close by for a superb day out.

Lyme Regis, Near Axminster

A charming hideaway with two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is a private gravel garden with seating, a smart TV in the lounge and a bicycle anchor point. Enjoy a wonderful walking trail along the Cannington Viaduct with your pets.

Musbury, Near Axminster

This majestic Grade II listed longhouse has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Facilities include an Inglenook fireplace in the lounge and a hot tub outside in the garden. You can explore Devon, Dorset and Somerset from this base.

Raymond’s Hill, Near Axminster

A ideal large holiday home for a group of friends. This detached property has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and an enclosed garden with plenty of seating. Charmouth, Bridport and West Bay are all accessible by car and have a plethora of attractions.

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Axminster

We love Axminster – and the variety of dog friendly places to stay in Axminster really is inspiring. As you can see from the above, you could find yourself a spot in a delightful village near Axminster lying just short of the Jurassic Coast, a modern apartment with a shower room and hot tub, or a rustic barn conversion just around the corner from a welcoming local pub. Set up your perfect break your way!

As above, there are some wonderful areas of natural beauty, beach strolls and heritage scenes for you to take in around Axminster. If you prefer a livelier seaside experience, Lyme Regis has it all – and there are plenty more on this list of dog friendly self-catering cottages in Devon.

About Holidays In Axminster With Dogs

If you’ve never explored the wider East Devon district before, you are in for a treat. Axminster offers a lovely warm welcome to some of the best views and countryside walks across Devonshire, with a market town scene and superb natural beauty blanketing its laid-back appeal. Most pet friendly cottages in Axminster  will centre around the brilliant rugged coastline and the charming chocolate box atmosphere. However, we really wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to hunt down a hot tub or two in Axminster.

Based around the River Axe, the area is historically important for its carpet industry – it’s true! What’s more, there is clear evidence of the ancient heritage everywhere you walk – from the Minster to the charming post office buildings, the town mill and beyond. Axminster is also very well connected, not only to the stunning countryside but also to nearby cities. If you’d like to explore Exeter, for example, it’s only a short drive or rail journey away.

Dog lovers will adore exploring the quiet Axminster country lanes and riverside walks here, with quaint and idyllic village spots scattered across the way. It shouldn’t be too tricky for you to hunt down a charming Victorian cottage or an East Devon district barn conversion to enjoy with your pets, either. Holidays down in Axminster and its idyllic rural setting are always likely to breathe a sense of calm into an otherwise frantic lifestyle!

There are more than one or two delightful holiday cottages in Axminster for dogs worth considering. Comfortable holiday accommodation in this corner of Devonshire should combine mod cons and facilities with that rustic, traditional aesthetic. There are varied river cottage locations, holiday cottages with gardens and hot tub facilities, manor house facades and more. Honestly – the selection of properties listed above really is the tip of the iceberg. We encourage you to get exploring to find your own hideaway!  

The Blackdown Hills- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Axminster backs onto some truly incredible, beautiful Devon countryside – and the wonderful Blackdown Hills area is a highlight. Near Axminster is rugged yet replete with all kinds of wide open walks, this is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty within close reach of the town.

Your dogs are absolutely welcome to explore the picturesque Blackdown Hills area, but you will need to keep them on leads between March and July on specific beaches. You’ll likely find a welcoming pub and holiday cottages in Axminster close by!

Lyme Regis

Gorgeous, historic Lyme Regis really isn’t far from Axminster, meaning you’ll only need to grab a local bus service or take a short drive towards some of the best-loved beaches in the county. Lyme Regis has a variety of different dog friendly beaches for you to enjoy.

This seaside town is famous for its movie and literary connections, and there are fantastic road links nearby to all kinds of Devonshire country and coastal trails.

The East Devon Jurassic Coast

In our collective opinion, you really cannot head down to enjoy the best of Devon and Dorset without checking out the Jurassic Coast. This ancient stretch of rugged coastline encompasses a huge variety of coastal towns and villages, with Axminster being just one of them.

The views across the Jurassic Coast are truly magnificent, and you’ll be able to take your dog for all kinds of interesting walks. Finding holiday cottages near here shouldn’t be too tricky. Axminster is just a short drive.

Last Word

Axminster may not be the first holiday destination people think of when it comes to the Devonshire coast. However, it proves to be an amazing base that’s well worth exploring with its vast range of dog friendly accommodation in Axminster and activities to try.

Axminster dog friendly cottages are popping up more and more, which means it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to find that ideal spot to retire to with pets; you may even score your own private hot tub. We hope you have a peaceful break away – and that this guide has helped introduce you to so some wonderful new holiday ideas! 

If these top dog friendly holidays in Axminster didn’t quite tick the box for you, see all of our other breaks in the southwest.

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