Welcome to the Dolls House. This super charming stone cottage makes the perfect abode for that special getaway. Set in the magical grounds of Trafalgar Barton Estate, nestled on a south-facing hillside, The Dolls House has magnificent elevated views over Branscombe Vale and out to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Branscombe Mouth. This luxury cottage offers everything you could wish for and is the perfect romantic treat.
With a reverse living arrangement, you are guaranteed the most picture-perfect views from almost every window, making this superb abode a great year-round retreat. Whether it's snuggling up with a glass of something tasty and a good film or wrapping up in front of the fire-pit and enjoying the magical night time show the unpolluted skies treat you too, you will most certainly find your happy place here at The Dolls House, as there is nothing quite so special as watching the glorious wildlife as the sun goes down.
Your location is equally as special as the house itself. This tranquil location is in the east Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (now known as National Landscapes) and has fabulous walks straight from the doorstep. Try the National Trust's walking trail that takes you around this historic village, or a 15-minute walk to the beach.
For that celebratory night out, or perhaps just giving chef a night off, the village has the added bonus of two excellent pubs, one at 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.
Within the grounds of Trafalgar Barton there are three cottages at your disposal. Why not book all three and make this year's holiday one to remember. Trafalgar Barton house sleeps twelve guests and The Coach House can accommodate a further seven lucky guests, allowing you to holiday on a very grand scale. There really is so much to see and enjoy in this magical part of Devon, it would be a shame not to share it.....or perhaps next time!
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.
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5'), washing machine and en suite Shower-room with WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
There are two flights of steps leading up from the parking area.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
Welcome to The Dolls House.
Step inside the beautiful Dolls House, straight into the king-size bedroom.
Venture upstairs to this fabulous open plan living space.
The kitchen is fully equipped for all your holiday catering needs.
Enjoy a romantic meal in this lovely space.
The brand new kitchen will be a pleasure to cook any meal in.
The king-size bed awaits, offering a good nights sleep after a day of adventure and action.
Such an inviting and spacious room.
The en suite is compact yet perfectly formed.
The en suite.
An aerial view of the Trafalgar Barton grounds. The Dolls House is nestled in neatly behind The Coach House.
The Dolls House is such an attractive stone building.
Grab a bite to eat at Sea Shanty Beach Cafe at Branscombe beach.
The award-winning Masons Arms is one of two pubs in the long village of Branscombe.
The shingle beach at Branscombe.
The public tennis courts are at your disposal, just located a close walk away.
Jacob's Ladder at nearby Sidmouth.
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.
Nearby Beer is charming and still an active fishing village.
The Regency Sidmouth.
River Cottage HQ is a short drive, why not try a cookery course, or enjoy a delicious meal.