A five minute walk from Kephalo takes you to the heart of the charming village of Beer, which was a finalist for the 'village of the year' in 2018. This traditional fishing village has a pebble beach where the fishing boats are winched up and a wet fish shop on the beach selling the catch of the day.
This spacious home is an ideal base for walkers, friends and families to explore, just a short walk from the beach, where the stunning cliffs form part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. You may even choose to leave the car parked at the house and explore this wonderful area on foot and via local transport.
Kephalo is a semi-detached house with an open plan ground floor with living, dining and kitchen-areas, creating a large, sociable room where everyone can be together, with further space in the bright conservatory, perfect for a quiet read.
Four versatile bedrooms include a king-size double room on the ground floor, next to a shower-room. On the first floor there is one king-size double and one super-king – which can be split to make a twin room – and a single room. The enclosed terraced garden has the bonus of a garden-room (unheated) at the top if you want a little time out, but you will need to muster your energy as it is a steep climb! There is also a shed, which is perfect for storing buggies and bikes.
With the busy bank holiday roads in mind, the owners have kindly offered an alternative arrival day of Thursday 7th May 2020 instead of the standard Friday arrival day, to acknowledge that the 8th May is a new bank holiday that weekend.
From Easter until October half-term there are three beach cafes on the sheltered beach and boats can be hired for fishing and exploring. There are great rock pools to explore at low tide. A heritage centre provides lots of information about the area. You will find some very good independent shops in the village selling local produce, holiday indulgences and everything you need for fun on the beach.
A footpath opposite Kephalo links to the South West Coast Path, giving direct access to the magnificent clifftop walk to nearby Branscombe, where a beach cafe and two pubs welcome you. You are surrounded by stunning coastline; Lyme Regis, with its iconic harbour, is a short drive over the border into Dorset, where you will find a sandy beach, some great cafes, restaurants, pubs and independent shops. Nearby Seaton has the Jurassic Visitor Centre and Seaton Tramway, which takes you inland along the River Axe through Seaton Wetlands Bird and Nature Reserve to the historic town of Colyton. Further afield you will find Regency Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
The beautiful Pecorama Gardens are above the village of Beer; this nine acre site includes a miniature railway, indoor soft play, outdoor play-area and crazy golf, all of which offer a great day out for families and model railway enthusiasts alike. For those who love running, mud and an adventure, The Grizzly is an infamous, tough run along the coast held every year in March, which passes through Beer.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV with Freesat, DVD player and wood-burner. Gas hob, gas oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Utility-area with fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and TV
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and TV
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Garden-room with CD player
The enclosed garden is divided into three level areas linked by steep steps as shown in the photographs, please supervise children at all times. The parking space is on a gradient and therefore not suitable for low suspension cars.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 medium-sized cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH and partial under-floor heating (conservatory and ground floor shower-room).
The sheltered bay at Beer, looking along the coastline to the West - this is a stunning section of the South West coastal path. 5 mins from the house for a wonderful Christmas day walk.
Kephalo extends much further to the back than you could guess from this image. Private parking is to the side of the house.
Two large comfy sofas and a cosy wood-burner invite you to relax.
There is a panoramic view from the fabulous deck at the top of the garden - complete with garden-room. The house is much larger than meets the eye with both the conservatory and garden-room as extra living spaces.
The dining-area has plenty of space to seat eight people at the table.
The South West Coastal path takes in these dramatic views. It is simply breathtaking
Pause for a rest along the coastal path - this is a view of Seaton, the next village along the coast from Beer.
There are stunning sunsets along the Jurassic Coast
Sunrises for early walkers out on the coastal path along the cliff tops.
The open plan kitchen has all that you need to create delicious holiday meals.
This spacious family home is light and bright, the open plan design has space for all the family.
The conservatory has cosy under-floor heating.
This shows the middle level of the terraced garden, a gate is to be fitted at the top of the stairs to the left of the photo.
The garden is fully enclosed and has three different levels to choose from, with a garden room at the top - with views over the rooftops to the sea
The garden-room is at the very top of the garden, a great place to escape for a quiet read. It is not heated in the winter.
Another view of the garden-room, great for a quiet escape or even an afternoon siesta?
This delightful semi-detached family home is just a 10 minute walk to the beach at Beer.
Beer is a traditional coastal village. There are cafes, galleries, gift shops and food stores - all that you will need.
A favourite village store, with an array of delicious holiday treats.
Beer beach - relax, enjoy the sound of the sea and marvel at the impressive cliffs.
The wet fish shop on the beach at Beer, selling a great selection of locally caught fish, great for the barbecue.
These are the dramatic cliffs at Beer Head, just half a mile along the path from Beer itself. A walk here is truly exhilarating.
Much of the path is an easy gradient - this is the home stretch back to Beer. In the distance you can see Seaton at the head of the Axe Valley.
Kephalo has snug parking for two cars.The parking space is uphill and not suitable for cars with low suspension. If you need more space there is a car park just a 2 minute walk along the road.
The ground floor bedroom has a super-comfy king-size bed (5').
Bedroom 2 has a super-comfy king-size bed (5').
Bedroom 2 has views out over the terraced garden.
Bedroom 3 is at the front of the house and can be made up as a super-king bed (6') as shown here or two single beds (3').
Bedroom 3 is at the front of the house and can be made up as two single beds (3') as shown here, or as a super-king size (6ft) bed.
The family bathroom with shower over the bath.
Bedroom 4 is at the front of the house and has a single bed (3').
A very useful utility-area has an extra fridge, a freezer and both a washing machine and tumble-drier.
Lyme Regis has plenty to keep you entertained for the day, fossil and dinosaur museums, great cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Axmouth on the stunning Jurassic Coast is a great place for a gentle stroll.
The Seaton Tramway, travels beside the River Axe through two nature reserves, to historic Colyton.
The seafront at Regency Sidmouth, a charming town with lots of independent shops, and great places to stop and watch the world go by.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
Jacob's Ladder on the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth. The cafe/restaurant at the top serves delicous food and cakes.
The Sea Shanty beach cafe beside the beach at nearby Branscombe serves great locally caught seafood.
The pebble beach at nearby Branscombe.
River Cottage HQ is nearby, great for a special meal or you can book a cookery class to hone your skills.
Millers Farm Shop in nearby Axminster is stocked full of local produce and holiday indulgences.
This beautiful fishing village is one of the loveliest places along the Jurassic Coast to spend Christmas and the New Year.