A great starting point for your activities

Panorama of Lyme Regis from the Cobb (image courtesy of Andrew Mackie)
Seaton Tramway

Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Fordwater B&B in Tytherleigh;Axminster is an ideal base for your local holiday outings or for sightseeing trips in the region. You'll also find all the peace and quiet you need to escape from the usual pressures of life.


Seaton Jurassic has now opened its doors to a great 'step back in time' experience.

The benefits of our location at a glance

River Kit rapids
  • coast or countryside: lots of interesting excursions and trips
  • plenty of cultural and leisure activities for all ages
  • great choice of restaurants and eating places
  • easy access by car, bus or train


Any questions about our guest house? Let us provide you with the latest information!

Located just north of Axminster we are ideally located for those wishing to experience the area.


Attending a course at Axminster Tools and Machinery? we are close for unwinding after a busy day.



June and July are ideal months to sneak a peek at our nesting barn owl. Last year there were 8 owlets and this year judging by the noise there are a similar number!  Mum is often seen napping on the rafters.


Our copse is a refuge for deer.  The River Kit (sometimes more a pretentious stream than a river) flows through our far field with woodland beyond where ancient mill ponds were once a trout farm.  Brown trout are often spotted in the water and kingfishers frequent the area. We have fishing rights season dependant.


Guests are welcome to stroll the fields, relax, maybe do some painting or bird watching.  We do request that any disturbance to wildlife is minimal.


Located on te Roman Road the Fosse Way metal detector enthusiasts may strike lucky.

Himalayan Balsam flower

Visitors may also spot these pretty pink flowers at Fordwater and in surrounding Devon countryside in summer months.  Unfortunately they have been identified by DEFRA as an invasive weed and should not be encouraged! One plant can propel 800 seeds into the air and the plants cause erosion to river banks.  Feel free to 'behead' any found!

Himalayan Balsam pods

Picture gallery: things to see in the region

Contact and reservations

Fordwater B&B

Chard Road


EX13 7BB

To make  reservation

Once operational again we will be back manning the phones!

01460 220505


07495227668 (text works best)

(please allow plenty of time for us to answer the phone as a large property)

Sue & Jeff


or simply use our contact form which goes direct to our email.

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