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Highfield Bed & Breakfast
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Highfield Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 12 Axminster B&B and Inns
London
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Thoroughly enjoyable and lovely people”
Reviewed 6 March 2011

Returned home an hour ago and just had to write a review.We were going to River Cottage and decided to make a longer weekend so stayed for 2 nights. Judy and Hedley were so friendly and welcoming and the house is beautiful. The rooms are really cosy and well equiped with lovely toiletries and extremely clean. Our grown up daughters loved their room looking out to the fields, especially as they could see the young lambs. Breakfast was delicious and we really felt that nothing was too much trouble. In addition, it is such a good location as you can walk into Axminster in minutes, so you don't need the car for the evening to go out to dinner. I would love to return again as the time just went too quick.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

My wife and I stayed two nights at Highfield B&B and thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Judy and Hedley are wonderful hosts and made us feel at home. Our room was sparklingly clean and well furnished with a very comfortable bed and well maintained en-suite. Breakfast was amazing... loving the sausages!
Highfield is ideally situated a couple of hundred yards from the centre of peaceful Axminster. In turn, Axminster is well placed to allow you to explore the Devon/Dorset coastline; Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are two places you must visit.
Finally, the hosts are genuinely friendly and welcoming. We were there for our anniversary weekend and Hedley and Judy helped to make it special. They are also knowledgeable when it comes to the area - their recommendation of the Wheelwright pub for dinner was spot on. If we're ever looking for a place to stay in south Devon again, we'll be sure to call on the Highfield B&B.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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highfieldbandb, Owner at Highfield Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 January 2011
Thank you for your kind feedback -- we're glad you had a nice anniversary weekend!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

Hospitality, first class. Headley and Judy the proprietors are the most welcoming and friendly couple. A breakfast to wake up for and definitely not to be missed. Spotlessly clean and tidy, could not fault a thing. Would return for no reason at all. We'll be back. Thank-you.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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highfieldbandb, Owner at Highfield Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 January 2011
Thank you very much -- welcome back at Highfield Bed & Breakfast anytime!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

We stayed at Highfield during a trip to River Cottage recently.
Judy and Hedley were extremely welcoming and accommodating, and full of helpful tourist tips to help us get the most out of our visit. Our lodgings were very comfortable and breakfast was sublime! We'll definitely return one day and would recommend the place and these kind folk, to anybody visiting the south-west country.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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highfieldbandb, Owner at Highfield Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 January 2011
Thank you very much! It was great having you staying with you -- welcome back anytime!
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

A converted Edwardian house set back from the main road, the first thing that sets this apart from the run of the mill B&B's are it's proprietors, Hedley and Judy, who had already charmed me over the phone.

We were greeted by the friendly Hedley at the door and were struck by how immaculate everything was- my wife loved the original Edwardian features that had been lovingly maintained- .and were shown to our room.

The room itself was spacious with plenty of room for our things, the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in and the softest bed linen. The bathroom was ideal, with a simple-to-use modern power shower and lots of space for toiletries and like everything else, immaculate.

Then, after our evening's entertainment, we woke thoroughly refreshed to a fantastic cooked breakfast, fruit and toast and talked with both Hedley and Judy, we were almost made to feel like one of the family.

The nicest surprise about the whole thing was the price- £60 per night. I've stayed in far worse that cost £20-£30 a night more and there is no wonder that you have to book early for vacancies. Thank you Hedley and Judy, you really helped us relax!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chard, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

Great hosts, breakfast, rooms, beds, showers, decor, location, parking, wifi access, local advice & assistance.
In line for a definite return asap even if not in the immediate area we are house hunting in..
Plans afoot for a residents lounge.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

You could not get better service than this. Everything was perfect.
Breakfast catered for every taste. The rooms were immaculate.
I think I may move in permanently!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Highfield Bed & Breakfast
Address: Highfield Lyme Road, Axminster EX13 5BQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Axminster
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Axminster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Highfield Bed & Breakfast, a beautiful Edwardian house in the heart of East Devon, providing top-quality bed & breakfast accommodation for both holiday and business guests, situated only a couple of minutes walk away from Axminster town centre. Highfield Bed & Breakfast is set in the beautiful Axe Valley, a designated AONB and only five miles from Lyme Bay, the World Heritage Coastline and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. ... more   less 
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