Two large comfy sofas and a cosy wood-burner invite you to relax.
The dining-area has plenty of space to seat eight people at the table.
The view from the very top of the garden.
This delightful semi-detached family home is  just a ten minute walk to the beach at Beer.
The open plan kitchen has all that you need to create delicious holiday meals.
This large open plan space is great for spending holiday time together.
This spacious family home is light and bright.
The conservatory has cosy under-floor heating.
A very useful utility-area has an extra fridge, a freezer and both a washing machine and tumble-drier.
What about a snug Christmas in the delightful village of Beer and a Christmas Day walk on the beach?
Why not escape to the Jurassic Coast for Christmas?
Kephalo is a semi-detached family house with snug parking for two cars.The parking space is uphill and not suitable for cars with low suspension.
The terraced garden has three flat levels, please supervise children on the steep steps.
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-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?
The beach is a ten minute walk from Kephalo, fresh fish is still landed here and three beach cafes open from Easter to October half-term.
The ground floor bedroom has a super-comfy  king-size bed (5').
The ground floor shower-room.
Bedroom 2 has a king-size (5') double bed and looks out over the garden at the back of the house.
Bedroom 2 has views out over the terraced garden.
Bedroom 3 is at the front of the house and can be made up as two single beds (3') as shown here.
Bedroom 3 made up as a super-king size bed.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
Another shot of the family bathroom.
Bedroom 4 is at the front of the house and has a single bed (3').
The wet fish shop on the beach at Beer, selling a great selection of locally caught fish, great for the barbecue or something creative.
Choose from the 'catch of the day' at the wet fish shop on the beach at Beer.
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.
Seaton Tramway depot, where you can take a tram along the River Axe inland to Colyton.
Seaton Jurassic is well worth a visit for children and adults.
Lyme Regis has plenty to keep you entertained for the day, fossil and dinosaur museums, great cafes restaurants and pubs.
Lyme Regis with its iconic Cobb and Golden Cap in the background, the highest point of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
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.
The seafront at Regency Sidmouth, a charming town with lots of independent shops, and great places to stop and watch the world go by.
Jacob's Ladder on the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth. The cafe/restaurant at the top serves delicous food and cakes.
The stunning red cliffs of the Jurassic coastline at Sidmouth.
The Sea Shanty beach cafe beside the beach at nearby Branscombe serves great locally caught seafood.
The pebble beach at nearby Branscombe.
Fabulous views from the cliffs to the right of Beer.
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 treats.

Kephalo

4205 - New

Beer / Sleeps 7 + cot

7 Nights from £718 - £1795

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

Nearest pub

The Dolphin Hotel (300 yards)

Conveniently located in the village you'll find a restaurant and two bars here. Children are welcome in the restaurant and dogs are allowed in either of the bars.

Nearest beach

Beer beach (¼ mile)

Once a favourite haunt of smugglers, Beer Beach is now a family favourite. A picturesque shingle beach embraced by limestone cliffs, Beer Beach is still used by fishermen and is home to a number of fishing boats. Swimmers are advised to take caution as the beach quickly shelves and there are no lifeguards on watch. With parking available nearby, the beach is a great spot to spend the day enjoying the coastal vibes.

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

Mrs Embley July 2016

Great little beach

We really liked beer and the beach, although stony, was pleasant with plenty of deckchairs and little cafes to grab a drink and sandwich.

Nearest walk

Branscombe Walk (1 ¼ miles)

A challenging five mile walk taking in coastal path, woodland and even over an airstrip. Some of the path is very steep, however its well worth the effort for the stunning views and beautiful countryside. Visit the Old Bakery in Branscombe on your return for a well-deserved snack!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr Nichols October 2016

A Walk for all seasons

Park at the village hall and stroll through the fields on an easy footpath or take the slightly steeper paths, either way it's a great short walk to the beach and the Sea Shanty cafe for a coffee / snack, stroll on the pebbly beach to take in the great views.

Nearest town

Beer (300 yards)

Classic old-fashioned seaside charm. Little wooden changing huts line up on the beach in front of the striking white chalk cliffs. The town has been a fishing port since the 15th Century and many of the buildings are listed.

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

Mrs Hopkin August 2012

Absolutely lovely small seaside town. Nice shops and facilities. Beach side cafe excellent and no one minded my elderly mother sitting there all day. Limited availability of deckchairs and no sun umbrellas at all. Good fishing trip for mackerel. Parking some distance from the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Avis January 2010

Devon Seaside village

Pretty beach, fresh fish - catch your own mackerel boats if you like - and Pecorama - delightful gardens, model railway and regular childrens activites/events. Super cliff walk to Branscombe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

The beach is a lovely combination of children's paradise whilst retaining an element of a working seaside town with atmospheric fishing boats waiting to be taken out. Possibly one of the most enticing reasons for coming to Beer are the fresh fish stalls at the edge of the beach where you can pick up fresh crab, lobster and many other things in the catch of the day - a must for fish lovers! The Dolphin and the Anchor pubs deserve a mention for their food too.
- D Brazendale

Also nearby

The Masons Arms (1 ½ 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!

Pecorama Model Railway (¼ mile)

Up on the hillside above the pretty fishing village of Beer, Pecorama is home to the Peco Model Railway Exhibition and The Beer Heights Light Railway. The miniature railway carries passengers through the grounds, with great views over Beer and Lyme Bay. On site you'll also find children's play areas, crazy golf, a refreshments car and the colourful Millenium Gardens. During the summer, jugglers, magicians and clowns perform at the Top Spot Garden Theatre.

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

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

PECO Model railway exhibition and 1/4 inch gauge minature railway carrying passengers through a mile of beautiful gardens, a tunnel and beautiful sea views, with childrens activity areas, Orion Pullman Refreshments Car and Top Spot Garden Theatre.

Beer Quarry Caves (¾ mile)

Part of a Natural World Heritage Site. Marvel at the vast underground caverns created by cenuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone. First worked by the Romans, the underground quarry supplied stone for 24 cathedrals, including Exeter and St Pauls. Quarried by hand, the smallest blocks weighing four tons, the stone was carted on horse-drawn wagons by barges from Beer beach to its destination, sometimes involving journeys of several hundreds of miles. Conducted tours last an hour.

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

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

The 2,000 year old Stone Quarry - take an hour long tour through the awe insiping caves with their mighty halls of vaulted roofs and pillars of Beer Stone, which have been likened to a vast underground cathedral.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Seaton Tramway (1 ½ miles)

Scenic tram rides between Seaton and Coylford following the old railway beside the Axe estuary. The route goes through two nature reserves, giving you great views of the birdlife.

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

Mr Au September 2012

Seaton Tramway

A great trip for the family, our 4 year old son loved it. If you get there early, it is possible to have unlimited trips for the day for only £1 extra. It takes 25mins each way from Seaton to Colyton. It is probably worthwhile factoring in some time to walk around both Seaton and Colyton.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd January 2012

Seaton Tramway

It was great fun. Do take it from Colyton to Seaton - and back - the parking is free at that end. Allow at least a couple of hours at Seaton - even more if the weather is really good.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Avis January 2010

Scenic tram rides

Short but sweet - especially when you stop for refeshment at the flower bedecked platform at the Colyton end of the line. A good opportunity to birdwatch. Open air upper deck good fun for the kids - they don't feel the cold!

Hix Oyster and Fish House (7 miles)

Overlooking the fishing port of Lyme Regis and The Cobb, Hix Oyster and Fish House is blessed with uninterrupted views of the Jurassic Coast. Simplicity of food is key here. The very best ingredients are used; make your choice from the blackboard of the day's landings and a small menu of house dishes. Award-winning restaurateur Mark Hix mastered his trade in London restaurants such as The Ivy. Just 45 covers means it is advisable to book.

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

Mrs James May 2013

Hix Oyster and Fish House

We ate at Hix twice during our week at Sea Glympse. The fish was delightful - one of the highlights was the grilled whole fish. Oysters were delicious. Staff very friendly. The first time we ate inside - the weather was not very good - and the second time we had lunch on the terrace and took Dusty our Jack Russell. Dusty was made very welcome and the waiter even brought her a bowl of water without us asking. There was nothing to criticize on either visit. Also, I was readily offered 10% discount when I mentioned that we were staying in a Classic cottage!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Anna H November 2012

Our Wedding Anniversary

Our visit to the HIX Oyster & Fish House proved to be much more than just a lovely Sunday lunch out. Two things struck us as soon as we walked in - Lyme Bay stretching out as far as the eye can see and the truly friendly atmosphere. Everyone was enjoying being there, staff and guests alike. It was very lovely and very unusual to chat naturally with the people sitting at the tables closest to ours. Some guests were local, some had driven for miles to treat a friend, it was our 29th wedding anniversary.
Then came the food - I am not a food critic but am determined to do justice to it! We started with a Hix House Cocktail to set the scene – Somerset cherries soaked in Apple Eau de Vie and topped up with Nyetimber – an English fizz to compete with most Champagnes. For starters my husband had the partridge on Yorkshire toast – yes it IS the Fish House but you can choose a locally reared beef steak too! – and I had deep fried sprats with watercress and caper mayonnaise ( even though we had already had the restaurant’s own smoked salmon with our cocktails ), then the most deliciously creamy House Fish Pie and the most incredible ‘real’ fish fingers on crushed fresh peas with mint. I didn’t know which wine to choose and so gave that responsibility to Assistant Manager Tom Cook who chose a gorgeous soft La Flor, Sauvignon Blanc. My husband, a veteran cider drinker, had Julian Temperley’s Somerset cider – in a lovely ceramic flask made by a local potter – what a great touch. I am afraid that pudding just had to follow – burnt cream with its crispy glazed top and a Hix Fix jelly to bring back the taste of that champagne!
We loved meeting the Chef, Phil, who showed us the kitchens and the KitchenTable where guests can sit to watch the kitchens in full swing and really savour the commitment here. Phil explained that The Fish House has a licence to bring fresh fish straight from the boats in the harbour below to the kitchen. This restaurant really ‘belongs’ there.
The feel-good factor of eating delicious food with a panoramic view of the Jurassic Coast will last for a long time. We had a lovely sunny day but it would be pretty exciting to eat here whilst watching a wild stormy sea battering the historic Cobb.
We will be going back again.... and again !


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hamshere August 2012

We had a really enjoyable meal. The location is so beautiful, and every table enjoys the views out over the harbour. Its well worth coming early evening or for lunch so you can really appreciate the views, as as it got dark I felt I was missing out! The food was really special, we had a great spelt rissotto to share. Our starters were delicious, I had a plate of oysters. The champagne cocktails weren't bad either. They offer great lunch deals which I want to try next time. Would go back every week if I could!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Food: Excellent
Service: Very attentive
Value: Not cheap or bountiful but the quality made it worth every penny!
Ambience: Very pleasant
Situation: Superb views over the sea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2010

Great restaurant and hopefully I will still be able to get a table now it has been voted the 27th best restaurant in the country at the National Restaurant Awards 2010


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Brazendale February 2009

Simply sumptuous!

The Hix Oyster house is a must visit eatery - book a babysitter and get a really good evening out. And don't worry, you don't need to like oysters, but you might be missing a trick if you don't even try just one!

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