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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
An exquisite character cottage which has recently undergone a comprehensive and sympathetic refurbishment to create a charming holiday retreat that is both well appointed and offers high levels of comfort. Full of traditional features including exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, window seats and little cupboards tucked away here and there - not a straight wall in sight. Ideal for larger families sharing holidays and equally suitable as a romantic getaway for couples. The Fountain Head Inn is a real treat for food lovers and serves local ales from the Branscombe Vale Brewery.
Set with a delightful garden and off road parking amidst a cluster of picturesque thatched cottages in the upper settlement of this scenic coastal village around a mile from the beach. Close to the renowned 14th Century Fountain Head Inn with great food and local ales. Walks on the doorstep through National Trust countryside to Berry Cliff and the Coast Path.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance door from garden into Hallway with pantry. Well appointed newly fitted Shaker style kitchen in cream with electric oven, halogen hob and extractor. Integral dishwasher, washing machine and fridge. Microwave and freezer. Open to a dining room with original inglenook fireplace. Spacious sitting room with inglenook fireplace with Yeoman Dartmoor cast iron "electric" woodburning stove. Flat screen LCD TV with Freeview and DVD. IPOD docking station.
Shower room, newly appointed with underfloor heating, double shower cubicle, WC and pedestal wash basin. Ladder-style towel warmer.
Master bedroom: a double room with high canopied ceiling and built in wardrobe.
Bathroom with newly fitted bath, WC and pedestal wash basin. Ladder-style towel warmer.
Bedroom 2: A double room with high canopied ceiling and built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: A twin room with high canopied ceiling.
Bedroom 4: On the ground floor with bunk beds.
Electricity included in rental. Night storage heating in reception rooms and newly fitted thermostatically controlled electric heaters in bedrooms. Underfloor heating in shower room. Pets allowed. Please be aware that the ceilings are very low in this property.
About this location
The Devon region
The Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast, features many natural landmarks including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle door, and extends over 95 miles from Exmouth to Christchurch, offering a selection of the finest sandy beaches to be found in the UK.
It is the only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in England, ranking the Jurassic Coast alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world.
Exploring the Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast is ideal for exploring on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. All of our cottages in East Devon are situated in what are known as the 'gateway towns and villages' to the Jurassic Coast. For further information on each village and the accommodation we have to rent please click on the relevant link below or search our Devon Cottages .
A holiday cottage in Branscombe, East Devon, is a haven for walkers and guests seeking a quiet country holiday in an unspoilt coastal village. With a cluster of thatched and stone cottages nestling alongside a narrow lane at the bottom of a wooded valley, Branscombe is believed to be the longest village in the country.
Two local hostelries, a P/O store, Norman church, couple of tea rooms and a working forge are the main facilities of the village, so this is a location more suited to visitors seeking peace and quiet in their Branscombe holiday cottage. Branscombe also offers a fine selection of dog friendly holiday cottages.
Surrounded by narrow lanes, National Trust footpaths and coastal walks, the village is especially popular for walking holidays in Devon whilst gourmets seek to enjoy the culinary delights and real ales served in the Masons Arms Inn (See our Food & Drink pages). Sidmouth town, with shops and entertainment is about ten minutes drive and there is a local bus service to the neighboring village of Beer .
For your perfect holiday cottage in Branscombe please browse our selection of holiday cottages below.
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30 May 2013
"A holiday to remember"
We booked this cottage at the last moment, after we had seen it when visiting Branscombe for the day. When looking at it online, I was rather concerned that the ceilings would be a bit low for my hus… More
24 Aug 2012
"Wish we could live here"
We arrived at Gill cottage late afternoon on the first day of our holiday. After a 6 hours drive from the Northwest, we didn't really know what to expect - having only a floorplan and a few pictu… More
Both the owners of Gill Cottage and ourselves as the agents, are pleased you have enjoyed your stay. The location is ideal and we hope you will return.
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Paul Douglas-Jones (Property Manager Jean Bartlett Cottage Holidays)
- 3 Years listed
Calendar last updated:04 Mar 2015
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