Rosie’s Cottage

Axmouth, Devon

An inspired renovation of a ferryman's cottage - warm harmonious interiors, decking for sundowners, blissful comfort on the edge of the sea


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome

The Experience

Bang on the river Axe harbourside and a Jurassic pebble’s throw from salt and spray. Rosie’s is a charming renovation of a simple ferryman’s cottage; perfect for walkers and anglers and anyone who wants to hunker down in peace by the fire. Limestone, travertine and lime wash panelling combine with pretty and maritime touches – gingham curtains, beach hut cushions, soft quilts, shipping rope and shells – for a relaxed, comfortable feel. Downstairs, the open plan living area is slate-tiled with a very practical, compact kitchen and a leather sofa and chairs by the wood-burner. Upstairs is cosily carpeted, with a balcony off the double room where you can sip your sundowner and keep an eye on the sailing and fishing boats chugging in and out of harbour. Take the coast path one way to regal Lyme Bay, the other to beautiful Branscombe and Beer. There are lobster pots, an old-fashioned café and chandlery on the strand, and friendly fisher folk to advise on crabbing. Cooking your catch here at the end of the day is a real pleasure and there’s masses of scope locally for eating out well too.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £450
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms


The most wonderful week, just what we needed after lockdown. Complete relaxation, beautiful accommodation, everything thought of, comfy bed, well equipped, just loved sitting on the balcony in the evening with a g & t people watching! Plenty to do, lovely walks, the tram way and other towns like Lyme Regis and Budleigh Salterton nearby.

Janet, Romsey

I booked this beautiful cottage for my boyfriends birthday. We had a really special time here. It is a gorgeous little cottage in the most perfect of settings. It is warm & cosy, clean & well equipped. Planning a return visit asap.

Mel, Peterborough

We had a delightful cosy week at Rosie’s despite the stormy weather. Loved the homely but stylish decor, the very comfy bed and of course the location! Quite the nicest spot for miles around with ready access to the coastal path in both directions. We particularly warmed to the log burner, the view out over the estuary from the bath and having a high quality radio with decent reception on which to listen to the shipping forecast !

Liz, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Richard and Sue Jeffery

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's first River Cottage shop and restaurant is in Axminster, 5 miles away. His well known courses at River Cottage HQ are also about 6 miles away at Park Farm Axminster. Mark Hix's Oyster & Fish House is in nearby Lyme Regis.
  • Electric Car Charger Rosie's Cottage is right on the Jurassic Coast. The start of the coastal walk from Seaton to Lyme Regis is on our door step. By road Lyme Regis and the Cobb with all the immutable charms of Miss Anne Elliot are 7 miles away
  • Axmouth village is a short stroll along the estuary, offering 2 fantastic pubs,The Harbour Inn and The Ship. The pretty village of Bere is a lovely 40 minute walk with several pubs and restaurants, with Branscombe and The Masons Arms for a more hardy walk.
  • Bird lovers will have a field day here as 902 linnets were spotted on one day in the wetlands situated on the doorstep.There are tennis courts which can be booked in the centre of Seaton.
  • The House and cottage are on a working harbour providing ample opportunity for fishing trips, children's crabbing and other water activities. There is a Chandlery next door and for the non-fishers seasonal fish and seafood are available only a walk away.
  • Seaton tramline runs from Seaton to Colyton for a delightful day trip. There is a large Tesco 5 minutes walk away and several restaurants and pubs in Seaton. Seaton Jurassic opened in Spring 2016 for a time travel adventure back in time.