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“Clean, stylish and comfortable base for east Devon”
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Kerrington House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Axminster
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Arts and crafts staircases and touches to the elegant and airy house sets it apart from the standard guest house. Fiona ( who owns this with her husband) is very professional and an experienced hotelier who sets herself and her staff high standards. This shows in the many little touches in each room, with good quality toileteries, bath robes, 'proper' hair dryers and irons, sherry and biscuits. Comfortable beds. Lovely guest living room and honesty bar with decent wines and spirits.

I would return t the drop of a hat... Partly to go back to Lyme Rigis but partly because Axminster itself has many hidden charms not least its Trinity House old fashioned department store with some great quality linens, the Whitty pizza bar and the Canteen.

The latter was good but needs additional quality assurance in the kitchen to make sure that the standard of taste and textures which can be excellent is maintained. ( see separate review).

Fiona and her team were friendly and clearly wanted us to have a good time. Go and enjoy!

Room Tip: I was in Jasmine which had a couple of easy chairs and a large bathroom. I saw other rooms and each...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

We wound up in Axminster because we were taking a cooking class at Hugh Fearnsley-Whittinstall's Park Farm nearby. Axminster was the perfect town for exploring the Jurassic Coast, the beach at Lyme Regis, beautiful west Dorset and Thomas Hardy sites, and Exeter with its cathedral and Powderham Castle. We booked into Kerrington House for 2 nights but extended our stay to 4. The room was huge with big picture window over a lovely garden, the bath was huge, and the whole room was luxuriously furnished and stocked with every imaginable treat and convenience--a decanter of sherry for the evenings, chocolates for before bed, a variety of hot drinks on the tea tray, cookies, fluffy towels, bathrobes, everything. The breakfast was cooked to order and served in a gracious well appointed dining room. In all, we got a fabulous hotel for a very moderate cost, because we were willing to stay a few miles inland and not in Lyme Regis itself.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed here on a saturday night and booked it because we wanted to have a meal at River Cottage Canteen which was a 10 min walk from B&B. The room we had was lovely and had a really great and big bathroom. Breakfast in the morning was good. Fruit, cereal, juice etc followed by a nicely cooked traditional. Other choices were also available. Nice lounge with honesty bar that we had a drink from before we went out. This was well stocked. Host was friendly and helpful. Nice up market B&B with hotel quality.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed for one night as we were visiting River cottage canteen. The room was delightful and breakfast was delicious. We will be back. Thanks for a great experience.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

We were delighted when we arrived and were taken to the room at the top of the house, which was large and airy. During our stay we were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was always good and there was a range always on offer.The little touches of sherry, horlicks and chocolates in each room were much appreciated.
The location was perfect, only a short walk from the centre of Axminster and a short drive River Cottage HQ.

Room Tip: Our room on the top floor was the envy of all in out party!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

I was so happy with my stay at Kerrington House. The English breakfast was superb!! Not to far from the village square and a taxi to River Cottage HQ!!!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

A wonderful Victorian House the sort of home we would love to have. The rooms are furnished to suit the house, bedspreads, curtains and easy chairs all beautifully chosen. Lovely warm dressing gowns, well selected toiletries and soft fluffy towels. Breakfast a delight, freshly cooked with locally sorced ingredients. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the station and town centre, would highly recomend the River Cottage Canteen, booking advisable and the Axe, the local pub for good, well kept beer and meeting the locals.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are furnished beautifully, elegent and stylish
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kerrington House

Address: Kerrington House Musbury Road, Axminster EX13 5JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Axminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Axminster
Price Range: £110 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kerrington House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in beautifully landscaped gardens on the edge of Axminster, Kerrington House has been lovingly and sympathetically restored retaining many period features such as marble fireplaces and fine plasterwork ceilings. Decorated in soft neutral colours, the hotel has been furnished with relaxation in mind,and favourite pieces to suit the mood of individual rooms. ... more   less 
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