Larch Barn has spectacular views from the west-facing terrace that runs the length of the barn. You may see deer and will hear buzzards, pheasants and owls call.
The open plan kitchen/dining/living space shares the beautiful view.
Larch Barn is detached with plenty of space for parking.
The stylish kitchen-area is spacious and very well-equipped.
Bedroom 2 has a super comfy 5ft king-size bed and French doors that open onto the south-facing terrace.
Larch Barn in the foreground with the owner's white Listed cottage in the background.
The East Devon Way is just a short walk from Larch Barn.
The open plan living/dining/sitting room has a cosy wood-burner for cooler evenings.
The open plan living area creates a delightful sociable space.
From the comfort of your sofa, you can admire the far reaching views across the valley.
One of many footpaths leading directly from the grounds of Larch Barn.
This grassed area beside the barn allows you to be surrounded by nature.
Bedroom 1 has a gorgeous 6ft 'zip and link' bed which can be split into two single 3ft beds and French doors leading onto the enclosed terrace.
The spacious en suite shower-room for bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 has a 5ft king-size bed and French doors onto the terrace.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 2.
This glass fronted corridor links the bedrooms to the open plan living space.
The barn opposite Larch Barn is used for storage.
The owner lives nearby in this Listed cottage, that you will drive past to reach Larch Barn.
Natural woodland extends beyond the garden.
Amazing views from Larch Barn all year round.
Jacob's Ladder at nearby Sidmouth, there is a great restaurant and tea shop to reward you at the top.
Regency Sidmouth is ideal for a relaxing stroll, or browse the independent shops and stop for refreshment.
The beach at Beer, when fish are still landed and sold there in the wet fish shop on the beach.
Lyme Regis has plenty to keep you busy all day; fossil and dinosaur museums, some great shops, fishing trips, good food or simply laze on the beach.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis.
Monmouth beach in Lyme bay, where this ammonite pavement is exposed at low tide.
Seaton Tramway runs from the tram station in Seaton beside the river Axe estuary, through wetlands teeming with life to the historic village of Colyton.
Seaton Jurassic, a great place for all ages to learn about this very special coastline.
Nearby Salcombe Regis has impressive cliffs.
The Donkey Sanctuary at nearby Salcombe Regis has free admission and is home to hundreds of rescued Donkeys and Mules.
The sandy beach at Exmouth, looking towards Dawlish Warren.
River Cottage HQ on the Devon/Dorset border.

Larch Barn

4262

3.6 miles NE of Sidmouth / 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

Red Lion Inn (¾ mile)

Situated in the heart of the village, this traditional pub offers home cooked food on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There's a courtyard beer garden for warmer months and a warming log fire in the main bar.

Nearest beach

Sidmouth Town Beach (3 ¼ miles)

This is a wide sandy and shingle beach with good access and parking nearby. Jacobs Ladder leads down to the beach from Connaught Gardens, a lovely place to take in the view. A great family beach, you'll find lots of facilities and cafes nearby. Dogs are allowed year round at the easterly end of the beach.

Nearest walk

Branscombe Walk (4 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

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

Sidmouth (3 ¼ miles)

Sidmouth has all the classic appeal of a traditional English seaside resort, with wonderful Regency architecture and a genteel atmosphere. Tourism has been kind to the town, leaving its character intact. At the beginning of August the town rocks to the rhythm of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, a week of music, singing, dancing and storytelling.

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

April 2009

Sidmouth Folk Festival

For most of the year Sidmouth is a sleepy little seaside town, with a pebbly beach, great coast walks and really good ice-cream. But for the first week of August it turns into a fantastic festival with traditional folk sounds from all over the world, dancers, singers, musicians, ceilidhs til the early hours. It's really family friendly, with lots of craft activities for kids.

-D Brazendale

Also nearby

The Donkey Sanctuary (1 ¾ miles)

The focus here is on the animals, so there are no rides or play parks, just rescued donkeys to see and stroke. The Donkey Sanctuary is dog-friendly and admission is free.

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

October 2019

Liz Riley

Loved this place! So well-kept and loads of gorgeous donkeys to stroke. Good cafe too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2016

Dinky Donks

Lovely to visit, and as it's free you can spend as little or as long as you like. Not just donkeys, there are some walks / trails to follow and a good cafe.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2012

A great family day out, free entry, free parking, all facilities on site are good - from eating to toilets, beautiful grounds. Only downside is reliant on reasonable weather as mostly outdoors.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2009

A wonderful day out for all the family - go on a fine day as you can walk a long way. A great bonus is that it is FREE to visit and there is no pressure on visitors to pay anything - but you will want to help this super charity.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

The donkey sanctuary is a brilliant day out for families. We have been here on numerous occasions and it is a joy to see the smiles on the childrens faces as they interact with the donkeys. We are always made to feel very welcome and the staff are very well informed.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

One of the largest in the world. Great for children and adults will enjoy it too.
- J M Wynne

The Masons Arms (3 ¾ 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

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!

Branscombe Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (3 ½ 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

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.

The Holt Bar and Restaurant (5 ¼ 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

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

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.

Pecorama Model Railway (4 ¾ miles)

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

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.

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