The Local Area
in an area of outstanding natural beauty beside the Jurassic coastline
Cranberries luxury Holiday Hideaway is situated on the Devon / Dorset border within Hills Farm in Kilmington, a peaceful and secluded corner of East Devon; it is nestled high on the hill, overlooking the picturesque Axe Valley with views of the World Heritage Site known as The Jurassic Coast.
Along the Jurassic Coast there is an abundance of local seaside resorts; these include Lyme Regis with its stunning coastline, the famous Cobb harbour, fossil hunting and beautiful scenic gardens. The traditional fishing village of Beer is less than 8 miles distant with boat trips available. Seaton with its wide promenade and historic tramway to Colyton is within a 10 minute drive.
Killmington, and the surrounding area, provide you with a fantastic opportunity to sample the best that East Devon has to offer. Including the locally famous Millers Farm Shop where you will find there's "Always Something Different" A couple of miles away is the ancient market town of Axminster, where you will find lovely shops, cafes, galleries and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage Canteen. And don't forget to discover the town's famous carpets.
Hills farm was originally built in 1251, and then re-built 250 years ago when it became a dairy farm. The surrounding barns were used as milking parlours, thrashing barns and hay barns. We believe the village of Kilmington came into existence around A.D. 925, and visitors have flocked to the Jurassic Coast since the 18th Century, attracted by its stunning coastal scenery, colourful history and superb shopping and galleries.
Kilmington has two excellent country pubs, a village stores, two churches, a farm shop selling local produce and everything else you would expect to find in such a beautiful and well kept village.
There are over 100 acres of private countryside, woodland and fields with rivers to be explored on the farm, as well as courtyards and bbq areas with seating around the properties.