Bedroom 2Zip and link
Set in the magical grounds of Trafalgar Barton Estate, nestled on a south-facing hillside, The Coach House has magical views over Branscombe Vale and out to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Branscombe Mouth. This beautiful, detached coach house has been thoughtfully renovated to create a contemporary spacious home, offering comfort, style, and luxury throughout. With a reverse living arrangement, you are guaranteed the most picture-perfect views from almost every window, making this superb abode the perfect retreat for that special holiday by the coast.
The grand entrance sweeps you up into the first floor where you will be greeted by the spacious open plan living area, fully equipped with the top of the range kitchen, large Smart TV and a beautiful space to relax and unwind in after a full day exploring your beautiful surroundings. A luxurious king-size bedroom and en suite can also be found on the first floor and are simply stunning. This room has a fabulous feature balcony for you to enjoy however please do ensure that children are supervised in this area. For the seventh member of the group, neatly tucked above the TV area is a mezzanine level, perfect for hiding away in for a good night's sleep. Please be aware this area has restricted headroom and is accessed via a ladder.
Two further en suite bedrooms can be found on the ground floor and are accessed off the welcoming entrance hall. A king-size double room plus a second bedroom offering a super-king 'zip and link' bed which enables the room to be configured as a twin room, ensuring flexible sleeping arrangements.
Stepping outside you will be greeted by a large barbecue and seating area. Enjoying the Devon sunshine and fresh air is a must. Sit back and relax whilst the children and dogs let off steam in the confines of your lawned area.
If you can drag yourself away from this perfect setting, your location is equally as special as the house itself. Branscombe is in the east Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (now known as Natural Landscapes) 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 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 sleeps 12 and The Dolls House can accommodate a further two lucky guests, allowing you to holiday on a very grand scale. The more, the merrier!
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 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 3 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with Dining-area with Smart TV
Mezzanine with double bed (4'6") (accessed from sitting-room)
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Please be aware, there are two steps up into bedroom 2 and one step up into its en suite shower-room. There are two steps down into bedroom 3. The mezzanine is accessed via a ladder in the sitting-room and is only suitable for a sole occupant. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (full under-floor)
Welcome to The Coach House. Luxury and splendour await.
The fabulous open plan dining and kitchen area.
What a fabulous place to sit back and enjoy the view.
Bedroom 3 is home to this fabulous king-size bed and again treats you to wonderful elevated countryside views.
En suite to bedroom 3. Wow!
Such a welcoming sight when entering the living area.
Oodles of space to enjoy that special feast together.
The fully equipped kitchen makes it a pleasure to cook any meal in.
Even washing up (should you choose not to use the dishwasher) is a pleasure with these views.
A great communal space to eat, talk and play.
The large Smart TV is now in place for your evening entertainment.
You will never tire of these views.
Looking back into the dining and sitting area from the kitchen. Please note, that a large Smart TV and extra comfy seating is now in place.
Looking back into the direction of the hallway and mezzanine level which is accessed via the ladder.
The family bathroom is located just past the mezzanine ladder.
Bedroom 1 is home to a glorious king-size bed.
En suite to bedroom 1.
Beautiful touches throughout, even in the bathrooms.
Bedroom 2 is simply gorgeous and offers oodles of space.
Bedroom 2 can be configured as a super-king double or two single beds.
The sliding doors link you nicely to your en suite in bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2's en suite.
Beautiful touches and design throughout.
Bedroom 3 on the first floor is stunning. The vaulted ceilings are something quite special.
Bedroom 3's en suite.
Peek through this quirky balcony into the hallway.
The sweeping staircase takes you to this light and airy landing, which also has superb views.
What a fabulous feature from bedroom 3.
Step into the entrance hall and prepare to be wowed.
Bedroom 4 is tucked away in the living area. Please take care when climbing the ladder. Please also be aware of the sloping ceiling in the mezzanine area. This area should only be accessed by children 12 years and above, and supervised.
For larger parties, booking Trafalgar Barton (sleeping 12) pictured to the right, and The Dolls House (sleeping 2) makes for a super special getaway on a very grand scale.
Welcome to The Coach House.
Aeriel view of the beautiful grounds at Trafalgar Barton.
River Cottage HQ is a short drive from The Coach House, try a cookery course, or a delicious meal.
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.
You can access a public tennis court just below The Coach House.
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.