3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, village location close to Jurassic coast and pub.
Rosemary and Noel Jacks
About Rosemary and Noel Jacks
Noel and Rosemary Jacks have lived in Musbury since 1993, bringing up their children there and getting involved in village life. Noel was born in East Devon and is a well established landscape gardener, while Rosemary, originally from Kent, is a potter, selling her work locally and throughout the UK. They bought Old Bakery Musbury in 2015.
Rosemary and Noel Jacks purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Rosemary and Noel Jacks chose Musbury
We always loved Old Bakery Musbury, so when the previous owners decided to sell we took the opportunity to make it our own. Through the winter and spring of 2015/2016 we have carried out extensive renovation and modernisation, carefully refurbishing each room with modern comforts and facilities but maintaining the traditional character of the property. The Axe Valley is a beautiful part of the country with rolling hills, and the meandering river opening out in the Axe estuary ( a wildlife hotspot and haven for bird watching) and then out to the sea at Axmonth Harbour. Musbury is a great spot for walkers and is on the East Devon way. The far reaching views from Musbury Castle, an ancient hill fort are not to be missed.
What makes this Cottage unique
The living accomadation of Old Bakery Musbury is on the first floor which means the property is light and airy, with the original roof beams adding height and making it feel very spacious. The sun terrace is a real sun trap, ideal for an alfresco breakfast and the walled garden gives privacy and soaks up the sun. The flat lawn is a great area for children to play and let off steam. The property has gas central heating throughout, while the addition of a woodburning stove gives a cosy feel on chilly winters nights. Two bathrooms make this an ideal bolt hole for friends wanting to get away for a while but not wanting to share a bathroom and the Juliet balcony, where the flour was once hauled from below into the loft, is a charming feature. Downstairs offers a large lobby to leave muddy boots and coats, buggies and bikes, and houses the washing machine and laundry equipment. Old Bakery Musbury is located just a short walk from the Golden Hind pub. New owners Emma and Adrian are doing a great job. The pub now offers an extensive menu of home cooked food, and a refreshed range of drinks including a selection of real ales and guest beers. Well worth a visit and very convenient,
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent in every regard.
What a wonderful place to stay! Very clean and new. (Unable to leave a rating, but it’s definitely 5 stars in every possible category). Lots of space and privacy. We even had our own backyard with amazing views of the rolling countryside. The kitchen comes fully equipped. There is a washing machine. Not too far from the beaches, and lots of games, books, and movies too. The owners live next door and are very nice people! We loved it and wish we could have stayed longer.
Thank you so much Chana, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay.
Last minute getaway
Friendly owners. Very welcoming. Great property in a great location. Will definitely be back!
Holiday home from home
Comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage. peaceful setting. Parking directly outside. Pretty garden. Owner lives next door, very convenient if you have a problem, which we didn’t. Lots of interesting places within easy reach. Super restaurants and fossils to find. Our family, three generations, had a super holiday. Well done Rosemary and Noël!
A really relaxing stay
A beautiful, welcoming cottage with everything we needed. We had such a lovely weekend.
A lovely, family Christmas!
The property was just want we wanted - cosy for the winter but enough space for four adults and two children. The hosts went above and beyond to ensure our stay was relaxing and that we had everything we needed. We loved the location and the period character of the property and would thoroughly recommend it.
Clean, tidy and well equipped
The property was fine and in an convenient position for walking the Coast Path. The Old Bakery was very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. Highly recommended. Good communication from the owner.
Old Bakery Musbury in the Axe Valley is the perfect place to base your West Country holiday, with close access to beautiful coast and countryside and numerous places to visit.
Local attractions include Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's widely acclaimed River Cottage Canteen (Axminster) and HQ (Musbury) for dining, courses and events. Visit the farm and soak up the atmosphere of the the TV programmes location.
Trill Farm (Musbury) offers courses on sustainable living and seasonal home grown dining.
Castlewood Vineyard (including a wine festival in June) and Lyme Bay winery offer wine tasting
The dramatic Jurassic coastline of Lyme Regis is a backdrop for an array of attractions and events. These include the Fossil festival, a Jazz festival, Food Rocks, Lifeboat week and the Folk Festival as well as the sandy beach, unique independant shops and galleries, and a wide selection of restaurants and cafes.The Town Mill hosts an ever changing calendar of exhibitions and events in its two galleries, and brings together the well established local arts scene. Lyme Regis and Charmouth are also the places to go fossil hunting.
The beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth is a must visit during any stay in the area. It's long promenade, magnificent coastal cliffs and beautiful buildings host an interesting town centre with many independent shops, galleries and restaurants. The town takes on a different feel during the first week in August when the Sidmouth Folk Week takes over the town. Many nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists perform during the week long event, and there are many events for those with different tastes, including street entertainment and buskers and a vibrant market along the seafront.
At Axmouth there is a lovely golf course high on the cliffs overlooking the sea while below in Seaton, the Seaton Tramway takes a romantic trip through the Axe Valley to Colyton with plenty of opportunity for bird watching on the way and a cream tea at Colyton station. Next to the Tramway start is the newly opened, fully interactive, Seaton Jurassic centre which explores the history of the area and its geological importance.
Head east from Musbury to Bridport you will find another charming town with a lively art and theatre culture. On Saturdays and Wednesdays the town hosts a large market with over 100 stalls including a well established antiques and collectibles quarter, local crafts, as well as great food, plants and household items.
Further on from Bridport you can take the coast road to Abbotsbury (a stunning drive with views along Chesil beach) where in spring you can see newly hatched swans at Abbotsbury Swannery and visit the delightful village with its distinctive yellowy sandstone cottages.
Dorchester and Weymouth also offer interesting destinations including many attractions connected to Thomas Hardy and his books and also great walks along the Wessex Ridge way.
For those with children at visit to Crealy adventure park is a must, as well as a trip to Charmouth for fossil hunting. Axe Valley Wildlife Park is a small and friendly zoo (the absolutely favourite of our tiny twin niece and nephew).
Exeter is a fine city with a large new shopping centre and John Lewis, a great Museum, RAMM, and other attractions including the Underground Passages and Exeter Quay.
Taunton has a good shopping centre and the beautiful Somerset levels on its doorstep.
And no trip would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor (about 1 hour).