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The Manger

The Manger, Axminster, Devon

  Booking through:
Rural Retreats

Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £408.00

Part of the Manger was once a stable, its original features retained while modern additions have been gently inserted. Inside, there are lime-washed walls and soft lighting while outside the terrace offers uninterrupted views down to the river and along the spectacular valley.

The Manger lies at the end of a long drive. A major renovation in 2017 has included new thatch, a separate dining area, the addition of a spacious sitting room, a second bathroom and additional bedrooms. Outside, elegant estate fencing fully encloses the enormous garden and orchard, while a new Larch deck easily accommodates a full complement of guests.

The garden and surrounding woodland with its ancient hedgerows and open fields, is home to badgers, deer, rabbits and a great variety of birds and moths. A weir pool with a salmon ladder and a bluebell wood lie along one of the many nearby footpaths. The Shippen sleeping four guests is also available to book at this location.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps five guests.
  • Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite, one single bedroom and one family bathroom.
  • Please be mindful of a single low truss on the upper floor.

  • Children and infants welcome.
  • Enclosed acre of garden.
  • Parents of small children should note that there is a pond within the grounds of the property.

  • Ample parking.
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
  • WiFi.

  • Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

  • Thatched roof, lime washed stone walls and exposed beams.
  • Green oak terrace leads to open field and valley views.

  • Adjoining barn has table tennis.
  • Ideal for a Romantic Retreat.
  • Guest use of a paddock.

  • Cot and Highchair available on request.
  • Guests who regularly return say that photography and descriptions can't come close capturing the scale and beauty of the natural surroundings.
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

  • 30' Flat screen digital TV, DVD, music centre with iPod dock.
  • Barbecue and charcoal available.


  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • One Dog
  • Two Dogs
  • Baby Welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Thatched
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Fishing
  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walking
Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Loughwood Meeting House - 1.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Axminster Heritage Centre - 2.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Shute Barton - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Musbury, St Michael's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Colyton, St Andrew's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Offwell, St Mary's Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Monkton Wyld, St Andrew's Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Northleigh, St Giles Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Forde Abbey - 5.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Southleigh, St Lawrence Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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