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A GRADE II LISTED PERIOD COTTAGE, DATING FROM 1504

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Michele Douglas-Jones

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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A GRADE II LISTED PERIOD COTTAGE, DATING FROM 1504

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Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

A semi-detached period cottage, Grade II listed and dating from 1504, Starre Cottage is one of the oldest and most interesting cottages in Beer. The cottage forms the main entrance to Starre House, which was the manor house of Beer when Henry VIII gave the Manor to Catherine Parr as part of his marriage dowry. Catherine is buried at Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire. Her tomb, like Starre Cottage, is built entirely of Beer stone.

John Starre and his wife Dorothy were other owners. A plaque in St. Michael’s church in Beer testifies that they died in the plague of 1646.

The present owners have lovingly restored the cottage as near as possible to its original state. They have written a short history of the manor house and this is available for guests to read

Location: Set back from the Causeway road, a level walk to the shops and restaurants and only a 5 minute stroll to the beach.

Accommodation: Walled garden approach to entrance. Vestibule/cloak area. Character sitting/dining room with quality furnishings, tiled floor, beamed ceiling and woodburner for log fires. Sofa becomes a double bed for 2 extra guests. Original door to hand-crafted farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with antique pine furnishings, Belfast sink, electric oven with solid hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble drier. Adjacent to kitchen accessed via a stable door is a small lean-to garden room with garden furniture - ideal for cycle storage. Stairs from sitting room to first floor. Modern bathroom with white suite of corner bath with overbath electric shower, hand basin, towel rail and WC. Bedroom 1 with chunky pine double bed and matching pine furniture and two window seats. Bedroom 2 single beds and matching furniture.

Outside: Small cobbled and walled garden to front of property with bench.

A charming character cottage, much loved and regularly used by its owners. Starre Cottage provides quality holiday accommodation. Much attention to detail has been given to the property, where guests will be treated to an abundance of retained character including exposed Beer stone, ceiling beams, window seating, little alcoves here and there. This is a cottage certain to appeal to guests who appreciate period buildings but who also seek quality and comfort. Without a doubt one of our most charming properties in Beer!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Michele Douglas-Jones

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Beer, United Kingdom

A Grade II listed period cottage, dating from 1504
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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A Grade II listed period cottage, dating from 1504
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+44 (0) 1297 23221
Beer East Devon
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Starre Cottage - Christmas 2011

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
This is a beautiful, quirky, mediaeval cottage with many interesting features.The gallery high up in the kitchen was especially quirky, as was the corner by the stairs!

The cottage was cosy and warm, despite the time of year.

Considering the age of the building (1504) it was well maintained and mostly clean.
There were a couple of instances of not being thoroughly cleaned that we found - some old underwear in a wardrobe and unusable mouldy frying pans in the kitchen . Apart from these two instances everything was well up to the standard that we expected.

We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family but not if they wanted something modern. You really need to appreciate the age of the building and its history to enjoy it!

Beer is a lovely village and its inhabitants extremely welcoming and friendly. The Anchor Inn with its sea views and great food is to be recommended as is the Spice Merchant Indian restaurant where the food is excellent.

We booked the property through Jean Bartlett Holidays who provided excellent service from the start of booking to us leaving the property!
Owner's Response: Regarding the pans and items found in the wardrobe - oops!! Occasionally something gets overlooked and we have now rectified this. We will always respond immediately to any issues reported to our office. Thank you.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Location

A level walk to the shops and restaurants and only a 5 minute stroll to the beach.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Beer, East Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Rate 5
5 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£470
7 nights
 
 
Rate 6
26 Apr 2014 - 9 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£410
7 nights
 
 
Rate 7
10 May 2014 - 23 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£470
7 nights
 
 
Rate 8
24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£695
7 nights
 
 
Rate 9
31 May 2014 - 20 Jun 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£470
7 nights
 
 
Rate 10
21 Jun 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£565
7 nights
 
 
Rate 11
5 Jul 2014 - 25 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£565
7 nights
 
 
Rate 12
26 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£790
7 nights
 
 
Rate 13
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£560
7 nights
 
 
Rate 14
20 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£435
7 nights
 
 
Rate 15
4 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£305
7 nights
 
 
Rate 16
25 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£435
7 nights
 
 
Rate 17
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£305
7 nights
 
 
Rate 18
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
£690
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Our Rating: 4 Star
Short breaks available between October and March.
Arrival time: 3pm
Departure time: 10am
Electricity included in rental

Coordinated bedlinen & towels available to hire from Owner at extra charge.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Beer in East Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
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