Stable Cottage has French doors that lead out onto a wonderful and really large, lawned garden. The feature pond attracts some amazing birds - do take care with small children though.
The sitting-room has a cosy open fire and French doors that lead out onto the beautiful garden.
The garden is idyllic with lots of visiting wild birds. There are two seating-areas and the summer-house to choose from.
The bedroom is super spacious, with a new bed in place for 2021 – new image to follow.  The en suite bathroom is through the door to the right of this photo.
This friendly cottage has a really spacious kitchen/dining-room that looks out over the large level gardens.
A large beamed sitting-room has French doors out onto the patio, and  the garden beyond.
The south-facing patio is reached through the French doors from the sitting-room, perfect for al fresco dining.
The master bedroom is another wonderfully sized room, over looking the garden. (new bed for 2021 - new image to follow)
There is plenty of storage space for guests.
This is the en suite bathroom for the master bedroom.
This is the twin bedroom with its lovely sleigh beds and en suite shower-room.
This is the en suite shower-room to the twin bedroom.
Another view of the garden face of Stable Cottage.
The summer-house faces south and looks over the garden - a real sun trap and perfect spot for a barbecue.
The east Devon Jurassic coast and gorgeous Lyme Regis is a really easy drive from Stable Cottage. There are many beaches for great family days out.
There is a large separate utility-room with a further cloakroom.
The kitchen/dining-room is an excellent size for a cottage that accommodates four guests.
Guests have sole use of the summer-house. It faces south to make the most of the sunshine and views across the fabulous garden and the little pond; please take care if you have small children with you.
There is an Aga for you to enjoy too!
The sitting-room has plenty of space and some lovely pieces of furniture to add character to this welcoming barn conversion.
The kitchen overlooks your garden at the back of the cottage.
Looking into the sitting-room from the French doors. Your parking is right outside the front of the cottage.  The owner's farmhouse is seen to the left.
Another view of the twin bedroom. This room looks out into the original cobbled farmyard - the cottage makes up two sides of the courtyard and the farmhouse makes up another.
Four steep steps lead down to Bedroom 2, the utility-room is to the right of the photograph.
Stable Cottage faces onto the farm courtyard on this side, and the garden on the other. Parking is in front of the cottage and the owner's house to the right.
Children will love to see the chickens - you might even be treated to some fresh eggs!
The driveway up to Ford Farm often has grazing sheep either side of the little lane.
There are many lovely fishing villages and seaside towns along the east Devon Jurassic Coast. So much to explore and fabulous coastal path walks.
Walking along the east Devon Jurassic Coast offers one stunning view after another.
The Regency town of Sidmouth is well worth a visit. There is a wonderful long promenade, and the cliff top cafe and gardens in the picture are a treat at the end of your stroll.
This is a view of the Jurassic Coast from the coastal path above the fishing village of Beer, with Seaton in the distance.
Budleigh Salterton is a truly unspoilt little seaside town. This boat says it all.
The little tram which runs from Seaton on the coast up to Colyton, beside the River Axe and past the nature reserve which is home to many wild birds.
This spectacular part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth.
Treat yourself to an indulgent meal or even a cookery class at River Cottage HQ, right on the Devon border with Dorset.
Fishing boats at nearby Lyme Regis, with Golden Cap in the background.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis, just over the border into Dorset.
The ammonite pavement from Monmouth beach, which becomes more exposed at low tide.

Stable Cottage

4032

9.3 miles NW of Lyme Regis / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Tuckers Arms (2 miles)

A lovely thatched inn set within the village of Dalwood and offering friendly service, a good varied menu and real ales. During the summer you can sit amongst the hanging baskets in the garden and during the winter months a log fire warms the bar. A double skittle alley adds to the fun!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mogg April 2017

Lovely Village Pub

Dalwood is a quiet village, nor far from Axminster. We had lunch at The Tuckers Arms and would rate it highly for ambience, menu variety, cost and service. There's plenty of room inside, plus a large beer garden. Would recommend.

Nearest beach

Seaton Beach Devon (6 ¾ miles)

With stunning views across Lyme Bay, this shingle beach stretches for about a mile. Take your swimmers, this is a good swimming beach and ideal for kayaking. If you'd rather not walk on the pebbles there's a flat esplanade which is much easier going.

Nearest walk

Stockland Village, Millhayes and Broadhayes Walk (3 ¼ miles)

Park in the village car park and follow the directions on the Web site along footpaths and lanes, through farmland and along the banks of the Corry Brook. This walk is approximately four and a half miles and should take around two and a half hours.

Nearest town

Honiton (3 ½ miles)

Once famous for lace-making, now renowned for its busy antiques trade. Georgian houses line the streets and give Honiton the perfect atmosphere for a spot of antique shopping.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Webb November 2017

Lots of character

Lots of small local shops to enjoy in this small town

Also nearby

Burrow Farm Gardens (1 ¾ miles)

A truly beautiful 10 acre garden with unusual plants and stunning views. You will also find a tearoom, gift shop and nursery here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Lovely garden

Pretty garden for an afternoon meander. Good tearoom and plant nursery.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hamshere August 2012

A gardeners paradise

A 10 acre garden which has been lovingly created by the family of an ex-dairy farmer. The garden has lots of interest, including the Millenium garden styled around a beautiful trickling stream and a large woodland garden including some of the biggest giant rhubarb we've ever seen. There is a great little tea room serving hard earned tea and cake after you've explored the gardens. There is a nursery selling plants reared at the gardens and other garden essentials. Everything we've bought from them has thrived, so they clearly take great care in what they produce. There is a large landscaping business run by their son attached to the gardens, with further stocks of shrubs and trees to explore.

The Holt Bar and Restaurant (3 ¾ miles)

You will find a lovely relaxed area downstairs with comfy sofas and upstairs a light and airy dining area. Food is prepared in an open kitchen which adds to the vibrant and lively atmosphere!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2020

Great food and atmosphere

Coping well with Covid restrictions, had great atmosphere .
A short menu, included the most delicious fish sharing platter to start, and amazing sea bream main course.
Hope they can open up again soon....


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Paul October 2019

Lovely pub

Although we didn't eat, the food looked excellent, the beer was good and the general ambience wonderful. Would highly recommend


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Webb November 2017

Birthday celebration!

Ten of us enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal (the smoked chicken starter was particularly good) with fantastic wines at The Holt. There were plenty of waiting staff who made us feel very welcome.

The River Cottage Store and Canteen (5 miles)

Local, ethical produce is the ethos at the River Cottage Local Produce Store. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, of Channel 4's River Cottage, and team, source the best local produce from South West producers for the store, where regular tasting evenings and events are held.
With a different menu every day, reflecting what's in season, The Canteen also showcases the best of the South West, with mouthwatering meals and a wicked selection of cakes and cream teas. Reservations recommended for evenings and Sunday lunch.

River Cottage HQ Cookery School
Nearby, on the Devon Dorset border is the famous River Cottage HQ where you can dig deeper into the River Cottage philosophy and learn how to recreate some of those fabulous dishes. Hugh and the team run a wide range of events and day courses including bread baking, chicken rearing and meat curing at Park Farm between Axminster and Lyme Regis.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Mrs Sadowyj

Great food using fresh ingredients in interesting combinations.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Stopped off for breakfast and a coffee, nice down to earth cafe, if you ignore all the self promotional books everywhere! I was expecting rip off prices due to the celebratory name but it was a very fair price for a lovely breakfast.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Hamshere August 2012

Great place to go and enjoy some of the best food and drink that Devon has to offer. No fuss and bother with linen tablecloths and the like, so you can focus on the food. Not the cheapest option in town, but the experience is well worth it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2010

New for July 2010: 'Cabaret Kitchen'

From the end of July Head Chef Tim and his team will be producing typically River Cottage fare using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in front of your very eyes.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Chown March 2010

Exciting and unassuming

I have always been a big fan of the River Cottage brand so as soon as I was in the area I arranged to have lunch with a friend here. We were both travelling from opposite sides of the country to meet there, by which time it was about one thirty. You cannot book so we were concerned we might not get in, but we only had to wait a couple of minutes before being seated at a very rustic (possibly recycled/reused) wooden table in what felt like a barn/outhouse. It definately wasn't posh, but it was light and airy and very 'countrified'. The menu each day is written on a big chalk board and by the time we got there the choice was somewhat limited as lots of things had run out. However, what we chose was tasty, not too overpriced, and a twist on a classic. We very much enjoyed our lunch there and had a good mooch around the deli/shop afterwards (which you walk through to get to the restaurant), having a good friendly chat with the staff who treated you like an old friend (and ran to get you a glass of water after sampling one of the chilli jams!) I would definately choose it as top of my list for lunch when visiting the area in future, although perhaps not go out of my way to visit it on purpose.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A wide range of day courses and evening events are run, providing an insight into the humane and local production of food, and its preparation and cooking.
- H Minter


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Brazendale February 2009

A sunday lunch to die for!

We go to the River Cottage Canteen whenever we are visiting Devon. The restaurent (as the name suggests) does not stand on ceremony, but it is homely and welcoming and you can turn up in walking boots! We've taken family and friends and it is suitable for an impromptu lunch or big family celebration. However what makes it particularly special is the quality of the food, which, thanks to the rearing of the meat by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team, and the cooking of the chefs in the canteen, makes for a truly delicious meal. It won't be the cheapest food you've ever eaten, but you can relax in the knowledge that all the food is truly organic and responsibly farmed and that all the ingredients taste just like they should. Highly recommended!

Royal Oak Farm (2 miles)

You will find something for everyone here with pretty gardens to sit in and enjoy a cream tea to pick your own fruit to keep the kids occupied. The farm shop serves local produce including home made pies and of course pasties!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hamshere October 2012

Brilliant local treasure!

Royal Oak serves really great home made lunches and cream teas. The farm shop is small but perfectly formed, making sure you can stock up on everything from very locally produced meat to biscuits and fruit and veg grown on site. They also do pick your own, a great way to entertain the kids.

The Masons Arms (7 ¼ miles)

Excellent food and great pub atmosphere with plenty of outside seating for balmy summer evenings and a roaring open fire for cooler weather. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Nichols October 2016

You have to visit here !

The Masons Arms, from the outside it looks stunning, charming thatch, honey stone, you expect so much from this first impression, well we were not disappointed, inside the atmosphere is spot on, and the food, local beers and especially the service from the ever attentive staff was brilliant. Welcomes dogs too, a truly British pub experience.
Glad we are not locals, we'd be in here every day !


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great crab ploughman's!

Get there early at lunch time for a table outside in the summer. The famous crab ploughman's makes a wonderful lunch - washed down with the local Branscombe Bitter. For me the beer of the week!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Chocclate box pub in a chocolate box village

The Mason Arms is a very popular pub in the heart of Branscombe village. It has lots of nooks and crannies and plenty of eating space, although it can get extremely busy in the summer months and at bank holidays - make sure you book ahead for a table. The food is fresh, great quality and very well cooked - a surefire winner!

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