A beautiful unspoiled Devon market town, Axminster is surrounded by spectacular countryside brimming with charm and character. The iconic Saxon church of St. Mary stands proudly on Minster Green in the centre of the town, which is famous for its carpets. The original Axminster factory was opened in 1755 by Thomas Whitty and authentic British Axminsters are still made in the town. On another note, celebrity chef and TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, whose famous River Cottage cookery school is close by, purchased an old inn that once constituted the town’s ballroom, and converted it into his very first River Cottage Canteen and Deli (an organic produce shop come market and canteen). With so much character in the area we have many gorgeous holiday cottages in Axminster, catering to families, pets and couples. The cosy Lilac Cottage offers perfect holiday accommodation in a rural setting and is the perfect holiday cottage for families a short drive from Axminster. Similarly, The Old Chapel is a charming detached property that’s ideal for dog friendly holidays in Axminster. A former chapel which has been modernised to include a contemporary open plan living area with feature windows and flagstone floors, what appears to be a rustic holiday cottage is a really luxurious holiday destination situated just outside Axminster in the quiet and picturesque hamlet of Churchill. Also nearby is The Wagon House, a luxurious barn conversion which provides exceptionally high quality holiday accommodation in a beautiful country setting. For foodies on holiday in Dorset, The Tuckers Arms pub at Dalwood has a reputation for excellent fare and is about a mile from The Wagon House, reached by footpaths across the fields ensuring a true Dorset holiday experience.