Topsails (2226)

Beer | Sleeps 2 (no children under 12) | Price Band A (£276 - £555)

Topsails is a welcoming bolthole a stone's throw from the unspoilt pebbled beach at Beer, a traditional fishing village in a sheltered bay on the beautiful east Devon World Heritage Jurassic Coast. An internal staircase leads to this little second floor retreat, with its cheerful seaside theme, light and airy open plan kitchen/diner, cosy sitting-room and pretty double bedroom. The charm of this little place is truly timeless, as are the other seaside towns and villages that stretch along this stunning coastline in both directions. The lovely beach has a popular seasonal cafe, classic striped deckchairs to hire, painted beach huts, historic lug sail boats and a fresh fish stall.

Back in the little town, there are galleries and gift shops to browse in, and a great choice of places to eat. A bit further afield try the Hix Oyster & Fish House overlooking the Cobb in Lyme Regis or the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster. You might even like to book yourself onto a mini-course at River Cottage HQ. If you want to leave the car, you can take a bus ride all along the Jurassic Coast – get a bird's eye view of the coast from the top deck. As well as being close to the Dorset border, it is an easy drive into south Somerset for a great choice of National Trust houses to visit – Montacute, Barrington Court and Lytes Carey are all within a stone's throw of each other.
The apartment building is a BT WiFi Hotspot, so you can connect to the internet during your stay.

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Ground Floor

Hall.

Second Floor

Entrance hall.
Sitting-room with TV/DVD player and pebble-effect electric fire.
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom with double bed.
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.

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  • The beach is deceptively long here - stretching to either side of the bay. If you don't want to laze on the beach you can tackle the coastal path.The beach is deceptively long here - stretching to either side of the bay. If you don't want to laze on the beach you can tackle the coastal path.
  • Topsails is on the top floor of this pretty building, just around the left-hand side.Topsails is on the top floor of this pretty building, just around the left-hand side.
  • The beach stretches around this sheltered bay, The Owner provides picnic/deck chairs for you to take down to the water's edge.The beach stretches around this sheltered bay, The Owner provides picnic/deck chairs for you to take down to the water's edge.
  • This is a perfect place to sit and while away a sunny day.This is a perfect place to sit and while away a sunny day.
  • The kitchen/dining-room is bright and cheerful.The kitchen/dining-room is bright and cheerful.
  • The modern kitchen is light and airy.The modern kitchen is light and airy.
  • A perfect place to start your day out exploring the Jurassic Coast.A perfect place to start your day out exploring the Jurassic Coast.
  • The cosy sitting-room is a little home-from-home.The cosy sitting-room is a little home-from-home.
  • The bedroom is a lovely welcoming room.The bedroom is a lovely welcoming room.
  • There are friendly touches throughout the apartment to make you feel at home.There are friendly touches throughout the apartment to make you feel at home.
  • There is plenty of information in the apartment to help you plan your day.There is plenty of information in the apartment to help you plan your day.
  • A cheerful finishing touch in the bathroom, complete with a heated towel rail.A cheerful finishing touch in the bathroom, complete with a heated towel rail.
  • Topsails is set at the top left-hand side of these apartments.Topsails is set at the top left-hand side of these apartments.
  • The fishing boats pulled up on the beach are a lovely sight - you can buy fish straight from the sea in the little fish stall.The fishing boats pulled up on the beach are a lovely sight - you can buy fish straight from the sea in the little fish stall.
  • Beer is a traditional fishing village. You can watch the boats unloading their daily catch and buy fresh fish from the quayside fish stall.Beer is a traditional fishing village. You can watch the boats unloading their daily catch and buy fresh fish from the quayside fish stall.
  • Fresh seasonal fish from the stall on the edge of the beach.Fresh seasonal fish from the stall on the edge of the beach.
  • The main entrance to the apartments is the nearest door in the pictureThe main entrance to the apartments is the nearest door in the picture
  • Pack up a picnic and head for the beach for the day.Pack up a picnic and head for the beach for the day.
  • ...or treat yourself to a well deserved holiday lie-in....or treat yourself to a well deserved holiday lie-in.
  • Watch the ebb and flow of the tide.Watch the ebb and flow of the tide.
  • The beach is a short stroll from Topsails.The beach is a short stroll from Topsails.
  • The lovely pebbled beach at Beer - there is a great cafe too, and you can also buy fresh fish straight off the boats.The lovely pebbled beach at Beer - there is a great cafe too, and you can also buy fresh fish straight off the boats.
  • Lyme Regis is in the other direction, just over the border into Dorset. An easy drive from Beer.Lyme Regis is in the other direction, just over the border into Dorset. An easy drive from Beer.
  • A view across the Cobb Harbour towards Lyme Regis.A view across the Cobb Harbour towards Lyme Regis.
  • This is the Regency town of Sidmouth. There is a lovely promenade and a great town centre for browsing for some treats.This is the Regency town of Sidmouth. There is a lovely promenade and a great town centre for browsing for some treats.
  • Sidmouth is a short drive down the coast. This is the view from Jacob's Ladder at the far end of the town.Sidmouth is a short drive down the coast. This is the view from Jacob's Ladder at the far end of the town.