VisitEngland 4 stars
A very attractive cottage situated just off the Fore Street in the centre of the pretty fishing village of Beer. Barley Cottage, completely refurbished to an excellent standard, enjoys an elevated, quiet position, in a small row of cottages, built around 1900.
An excellent location just a 3 minutes walk from the sea, sheltered beach and bay where you will find deckchairs, local fish for sale, fishing trips, rock pools to explore and a good selection of 3 beach cafes. All to hand are the local shops, art galleries, inns, selection of cafes, a wide variety of good restaurants, the historic Quarry Caves and Pecorama model railway and play barn..
Stunning coastal walks along the Jurassic Coast to Branscombe in one direction, Seaton in the other and further onto Lyme Regis - this popular coastal town with the famous Cobb and the Undercliff nature reserve is only a 15 minute drive. The market town of Axminster with interesting shops, TV chef Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and indoor swimming pool is also a 15 minutes drive. An ideal seaside cottage to enjoy the delights of Beer and to explore all the beautiful and interesting surrounding countryside.
Completely refurbished and fitted to an excellent standard.
Entrance into Lounge/diner with parquet flooring, overlooks the village.
Extremely well fitted and equipped Kitchen.
Cloakroom with WC, basin.
Stairs to first floor.
Bedroom 1: Double, original fireplace, overlooking the village and church.
Bedroom 2: Double.
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds, adult size, also overlooking the village and countryside.
Family Bathroom: Bath, over-bath shower, basin, WC.
Bed linen inclusive.
Towels for hire £7 per set (one bath + one hand towel).
Electricity/gas/central heating inclusive.
Gas hob and electric oven.
Across the front pathway there are several steps that lead down to the enclosed garden with decked area, table and chairs.
A wooden bench is outside cottage, also an ideal place for relaxing.
Parking at village car park, 3 minutes walk away, reasonably priced weekly ticket £23 pw (2013) which entitles you to park in other East Devon District Council car parks.
Regret no pets.
Non smokers only.
£100 returnable good housekeeping deposit.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beer 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Honiton, Exeter and Axminster|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
The West Country, on the East Devon/West Dorset/Somerset border, an ideal holiday destination.
The World Heritage Site, 'The Jurassic Coast' with exciting beaches and coastal footpaths to discover, interesting traditional towns and villages to visit, beautiful countryside to explore, many historic and modern places to while away the sunny days.
Unspoilt picturesque fishing village of smugglers and lace making fame. Jack Rattenbury, known as the Rob Roy of the West, a famous 19th Century Beer smuggler is celebrated on Rattenbury Day in September.
A small brook flows down through the village to the sea, with small bay and sheltered pebble beach, nestling between striking chalk cliffs of Seaton Hole and Beer Head, pleasure boats, fishing trips freshly caught crabs, lobsters and fish for sale.
Beach cafes serving excellent cooked breakfasts, light meals, local crab sandwiches and Devon Cream Teas.
Interesting Roman quarry caves. Miniature and model railway, pleasure gardens, Art Galleries, Antiques, inns and restaurants.