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Littledean at Deanswood

4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Blackpool Corner, Axminster EX13 5UJ, England (Formerly Deanswood Bed & Breakfast)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014
Stina13 Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It says Bed & Breakfast at the top, it isn't. As stated by the last reviewer, there is a breakfast hamper provided for the first day. However; it is far from generous, not even a bottle of orange juice but that aside it is a lovely bungalow in a good location. It is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. If you... More

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Carrie O, Owner at Littledean at Deanswood, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Littledean. You are quite correct that the accommodation is self catering as shown when you booked it. I'm sorry that you did not find the breakfast basket quite as fulsome as you would have liked but it is self catering accommodation and the basket which comprises fresh home baked bread,eggs,milk,butter,preserves,muesli and other... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After reading the reviews on here (all bar the one talking about sharing this with others, which you don't) me and my partner decided this would be a nice independent retreat. Within an hour or 2 of booking, we received an email from the owner (Carrie) offering to make us bread as a welcome....Where else offers that kind of a... More

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Fergus, Ontario
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We arrived here on a miserable evening in March and were delighted to discover the amenities provided by this bed and breakfast. We enjoyed the spaciousness of this cottage, and after having spent several nights in regular bed and breakfast accommodation, it was nice to be able to sit in a comfortable chair to watch television! The breakfast basket was... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A clean and comfortable cottage in a great location. Friendly and helpful owner. Lots of nice touches in the accommodation - brochures, maps, information folder, umbrellas, washing machine, dishwasher. It was lovely to have a breakfast hamper provided for the first morning and after that it was self catering in the well equipped kitchen. We were lucky enough to be... More

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Carrie O, Owner at Littledean at Deanswood, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the self catering cottage. I''m not sure you stayed in our self catering accommodation. If you book a1 bedroom cottage for 1 or more nights you will have the sole use of the lounge and fully fitted kitchen and obviously will not be sharing any facilities. If you book a 2 bedroom cottage for... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We spent a night here in December 2013 before heading to the River Cottage HQ. It was exactly what we needed. There was a friendly welcome right from the driveway and it seemed that the owners had tried hard to think of everything their guests might need (and succeeded!) Rooms were in a great, newly-built standalone bungalow, giving the guests... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The room was clean, modern, comfortable and importantly - warm! As a single traveller I wasn't entirely comfortable in staying in an annex with several rooms accessed from the central foyer area, though this may not worry other travellers. My welcome wasn't quite so warm unfortunately, being left to stand outside in the rain while the landlady was fetched, who... More

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Carrie O, Owner at Littledean at Deanswood, responded to this review

Thank you got taking the time to leave a review. I am puzzled that you seem to have stayed last May when I think it is possible you stayed in November. I am sorry you did not like the separate accommodation which has just 2 bedrooms although you are right, in that many people do like being separate. You seem... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a delightful B&B this is. Extremely clean and well maintained with a very hospitable host. It was perfect having a separate purpose built cottage with our own entrance. Room had everything you'd need and a very comfy bed. Ensuite bathroom has a large shower. Nice lounge area to relax in as well. Delicious breakfast with local produce. Excellent value... More

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Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We booked this B&B because it was close to River Cottage and we spent 3 nights here. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom modern and clean, but we were a little surprised that it's a freestanding cottage and not part of the main building. Breakfast was very good but we had to go around the back of the... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Don't really get all the rave reviews. I thought it was a pretty standard B&B and room was much smaller than I expected. Wouldn't have wanted to stay any longer than one night. Unless you sleep with all the windows closed, a lot of traffic noise from the road it is on. I expected something more rural and peaceful from... More

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Carrie O, Owner at Littledean at Deanswood, responded to this review

Dear RoshLondon I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Deanswood as your other communications had indicated that you had. You stayed on the bank holiday Saturday which as I think you realised is an extremely busy time here in the West country. Our road B3165 was busier than usual with holiday traffic and the local farming... More

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had 7 Lovley nights, clean comfy room everything you would need - great shower - relaxing sitting area Quiet location, nice woodlend garden to wander around good views ,carrie's cooked breakfast's are Fresh, Tasty, nicely presented and kept us going for the day, and good choice... No need to stop for lunch more time to explore the area, great... More

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Address: Blackpool Corner, Axminster EX13 5UJ, England (Formerly Deanswood Bed & Breakfast)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Axminster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Littledean at Deanswood 4*
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Deanswood is conveniently placed for visiting and exploring the stunning Jurassic coast. Lyme Regis and Charmouth are only a few minutes away and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ is just down the road (10 minutes by car). There are many lovely towns to visit in the area - Honiton, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Bridport, Chard, Axminster as well as the fascinating coastline. The property sits in Devon but has views over Dorset and Somerset so is well placed for touring. Deanswood is set in approximately two acres and you are welcome to enjoy the beech woods, bluebells in the spring, the newly planted small orchard and the gardens. There are quiet corners that you can just sit and relax. You can enjoy the sea view or watch the sunset in the evening. The stars above are sparkling as there is little light pollution here. A warm welcome awaits you where nothing is too much trouble. Plenty of off road parking.Open all year. ... more   less 
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