Barnell Cottage faces south west and has delightful views over Branscombe Vale.
The very modern open plan kitchen/dining area is great for creating holiday treats to remember; the beam is over 6ft.
The snug has toasty under-floor heating, a land line as there is no mobile reception in the cottage, and good WiFi access.
The master bedroom, bedroom 1, with comfy 5ft bed, en suite shower room and great views over the valley.
Dine al fresco in this beautiful garden.
Set in beautiful gardens, there is plenty of space for all the family, including your dog.
This fabulous BBQ is perfect for long lazy lunches or an evening feast.
The award-winning Sea Shanty Beach cafe at Branscombe beach serves delicious locally-caught seafood.
A 15 minute walk through National Trust land will take you to Branscombe's shingle beach.
The dining-area of this delightful open plan space, the room to the left has a large fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble drier and lots of storage space.
Start your day with a delicous coffee.
This well-equipped kitchen has everything you could need, the cloakroom and the back door are at the far end.
Just below Barnell Cottage there is a public tennis court, which is free to use.
Guests may use the owner's tennis ball machine by prior arrangement, although the ball boy is not included!
Built in the 19th Century, the cottage has been renovated and extended to provide a contemporary family home.
The vaulted sitting-room has a green oak and glass front giving views of the garden from the comfort of the sofa.
French doors open onto the patio and the fabulous valley view.
The snug has a great selection of games for all the family and a wall map so that you can plan your adventures in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
The snug has toasty under-floor heating, a land line as there is no mobile reception in the cottage, and good WiFi access.
There is room for a cot at the end of the bed in this lovely bedroom.
The en suite shower-room has a large cubicle and drench head.
Bedroom 2 can be made up as a 6ft bed or two 3ft beds, stylish shutters add to the contemporary decor in this cottage.
The twin room, bedroom 3, faces south and has lots of light
Another view of bedroom 3, the twin room.
Bedroom 4 has a truckle bed, with fully sprung 3ft mattresses, one tucked beneath the other, suitable for children or adults, as we all like dinosaurs.
The truckle bed made up as two single 3ft beds, both with fully sprung mattresses.
The family bathroom has cosy under-floor heating.
The garden faces south west and has great views across Branscombe Vale, please supervise small children as this haw-haw is at the side of the lawn.
The ground floor cloakroom to your right with useful boot storage by the back door.
The stairs are beautifully restored and quite narrow.
The drive way leading from Barnell Cottage to the lane.
You have arrived at your holiday destination.
Jacob's Ladder at nearby Sidmouth.
Nearby Beer is charming and still an active fishing village, the wet fish shop on the beach sells the catch of the day, ideal for the barbecue.
Lyme Regis has some great restaurants, cafes and independent shops as well as a safe sandy beach with SUP and kayak hire in the summer.
River Cottage HQ is a short drive from Barnell Cottage, if you feel like booking in for a cookery course or a delicious meal.
The award-winning Masons Arms is one of two pubs in the long village of Branscombe.
Branscombe's parish church, Saint Winifred's.
Where better to relax after a day of exploring.

Barnell Cottage

4001

Branscombe / Sleeps 8 + cot

7 Nights from £989 - £1998

Set in its own mature gardens on a south-facing hillside, Barnell Cottage has views over Branscombe Vale and out to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Branscombe mouth. This beautiful detached cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a contemporary spacious home, with an open plan kitchen/diner, separate snug and sitting-room.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, one en suite, one twin bedroom has a truckle bed with fully-sprung three-foot mattresses, so good for adults as well as children; if you want to use this room as a single, one of them tucks easily out of the way beneath the other. A family bathroom and cosy under-floor heating add modern comfort to the many charming original features.

This tranquil location is in the east Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has fabulous walks straight from your doorstep. Try the National Trust's walking trail that takes you around this historic village, or a 15 minute walk to the beach.

The village has the added bonus of two excellent pubs, one either end of the village, including the award-winning Masons Arms. The nearby shingle beach has a private car park, an exercise-area that welcomes dogs and the Sea Shanty Beach Cafe serving delicious seafood.

Just along the coast, the pretty fishing village of Beer is surrounded by limestone cliffs, the wet fish shop on the beach is a great place to pick up the catch of the day and during the summer months water sports and boat trips are available from the shingle beach. Visit Seaton Jurassic, which offers the opportunity to see what the world was like 200 million years ago, with lots of fun activities for children.

Seaton also has a delightful tram that travels inland beside the River Axe estuary, passing through two nature reserves with a wide range of wading birds, all the way to the end of the line in historic Colyton. Further east, just over the border into Dorset, is the bustling town of Lyme Regis, with its fossil history, famous Monmouth Beach, quirky shops and safe sandy beach.

Surrounded by green countryside that borders the coast, there is no shortage of farm shops for delicious holiday treats, locally reared meat for the barbecue and Devon grown produce. Along the coast to the west are beautiful Budleigh Salterton and regency Sidmouth.

Exmouth is further west still, where you can pick up the Exe Estuary Trail – 26 miles of gentle cycling from Exmouth to Dawlish, close to the water's edge, almost free from traffic and with a boat trip along the way if your legs need a rest. The ancient city of Exeter is well worth a visit with its magnificent cathedral and vibrant quayside.


Ground Floor

Entrance porch

Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, induction hob. microwave, fridge and dishwasher

Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin

Utility-area with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier

Snug with Smart TV and wood-burner

Sitting-room with wood-burner


First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds

Bedroom 3 with twin beds

Bedroom 4 with twin beds

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin


Please be careful on the narrow stairs leading to the first floor; a landline is provided for emergency use as there is no mobile reception.


Features

  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • WiFi
  • Telephone (At cost)
  • No smoking
  • Pub .5 miles
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
  • Logs for wood-burner