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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Clematis Cottage is a charming 16th century thatched terraced cottage, situated near to the Fountain Head public house in Branscombe, Devon. It has flagstone floors and wooden beams. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one with a brass double bed. There is a character shower room with old stripped pine vanity unit and basin, wc and stripped pine floor.
Branscombe is a cluster of thatched and stone cottages nestling alongside a narrow winding lane at the bottom of a secluded wooded valley, a haven for walkers and guests seeking a quiet country holiday in an unspoilt coastal village. An ancient Norman church, two local hostelries (one being the Masons' Arms, once popular with the 12th century master masons who built Exeter Cathedral), a post office and store, a traditional tea room and a working forge are to be found in this quiet and peaceful village.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Branscombe 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 23 km, Nearest railway: Honiton / Axminster 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
About this location
The Devon region
Branscombe a picture postcard village is surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside and National Trust beaches. Local crab sandwiches fresh from the sea and locally brewed beer are just two of the many pleasures to be savoured in the village.
Branscombe is one of the most relaxing and picturesque of East Devon's many villages. The winding main lane ("road" is too grand a word), makes its way down and along the valley, overlooked by unspoilt meadows and woods, and passes by rows of colourful cottages with their hanging baskets and climbing roses, and past breath-taking views, down to the sea. The beautiful St Winifred's Parish Church, dedicated to a little known Welsh saint, has watched over the village for over 1000 years and was "modernised" by the Normans only 900 years ago.
The beach at Branscombe Mouth has a thatched licensed restaurant and an abundance of rock pools just waiting to be explored. Those keen on fishing can take a trip out on a boat to catch mackerel.
The countryside surrounding Branscombe is a walkers delight. Leisurely walkers can wander the footpaths in and around the valley, much over beautiful National Trust land and enjoy the breathtaking views over this corner of Arcadia. The more energetic and adventurous can follow a spectacular coastal path to Sidmouth in the west and Beer in the east, through unspoilt National Trust coastland and where the chalk cliffs rise to over 400 feet
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8 Jul 2014
Had a lovely week, all as described in the details. Cottage very clean and pleasant, facilities good.Terrace was very small and bins stored there!Only problem was parking, we have a 4 wheel drive vehi… More
7 May 2014
"Cosy cottage, finished to high spec, in picturesque valley village."
This is a lovely cottage next door to an unspoilt pub and in an excellent location for walking the coastal path.The cottage is 16th century and therefore full of character.… More
16 Jun 2013
"Quaint Cottage in lovely village"
We found this cottage very nice and in a very quiet location, the cottage it self had every thing you needed to stay for a long weekend but if you were going for longer you might want a garden and nee… More
2 Jan 2013
"Great way to see in the new year"
This was our second visit to the cottage and this time we took my sister and brother in law. They loved it a much as us.We stayed four days and saw in the new year at the fountain head pub, just two … More
17 Feb 2012
"Delightful and peaceful cottage"
We had styed last October at the Masons Arms Hotel which was very pleasant but this time we wanted to be more "our own boss" and went for a cottage rental for the week. We have fallen in lov… More
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