Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Charming 16th century, detached cottage, between Beer and Branscombe

Picket Mead, with its beamed ceilings and wood burning stove, is a traditional 16th century cottage which has recently been sympathetically restored and modernised.

It is situated adjacent to the church in the rural village of Southleigh, which is in an area of outstanding beauty, just ten minutes drive from Beer and Branscombe and 20 minutes from Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.

Besides leaflets on places to visit and inns serving good food, there are booklets and maps highlighting lovely local and cliff top walks.

The accommodation comprises a beamed sitting room with wood burner, colour TV with DVD, sofas and comfortable chairs and kitchen with dining for 4/5, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and double sink. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with double beds, a single bedroom and additional landing room. The newly fitted bathroom has both bath and shower. There is also an outside toilet.

There is an outside sitting area and a pretty and sunny south facing cottage garden. There is also off road parking provided.

This response was left by one of our guests.

"We have really enjoyed our stay at "Picket Mead". The cottage is delightful and you made us feel very welcome. Thank you. Hope to return soon".

Alison Southcott

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Beer 6 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 30 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

Favourite holiday area with beautiful countryside, beaches and cliff top walks. Towns and resorts to visit include Exeter, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Beer.

Excursions can be made by boat or boats can be hired from Beer. Lots of attractions for children include donkey sanctuary, pecorama and tramway. Day trips possible to Bath and Dartmouth or Salcombe.


Southleigh country fair is normally held on the second Wednesday in August.

The historic village of Colyton is well worth walking around. Blackberry camp is just one mile away and there are good walks all around.