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.

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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 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Beer Beach

Clean and safe. Plenty of space and very suitable for children.


Rated 5 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

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

August 2019

Pecorama Model Railway

This is a great day out for children and adults alike. There is plenty to see and do aside from the railway with lovely gardens and plenty of seating to admire the views. Book online to save money.


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.

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!

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

Branscombe Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (1 ¾ miles)

This cluster of pretty, thatched buildings date back over 200 years. See the blacksmith at work in the forge, stroll along the mill stream at the restored water mill and round off the day with a cream tea at the Old Bakery.

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

September 2019

Delicious cakes and lovely staff

A perfect spot to end/begin/break a walk when staying in or around Branscombe. A good destination too if walking to Branscombe from Beer or Sidmouth. Delicious home made cakes daily (my favourite was the apple and cider cake), fresh scones daily for generous cream teas, and lovely friendly staff. I didn't try the lunches, but they looked divine too.
The goodies sold in the shop are also fab - the lemon and apple curd, made with apples from the orchard next to the bakery, was lush!
Dog friendly inside and out, which is helpful on the cooler or wetter days.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

The National Trust looks after this collection of thatched buildings in one of the most beautiful coastal villages in Devon. Most of the surrounding countryside is also owned by the Trust. Visit the working mill and forge and enjoy a traditional cream tea in the Old Bakery. There is also a lovely walk to the beach.

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!

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