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See the Jurassic coast from the comfort of a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Branscombe, Devon

Branscombe is a village in East Devon located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and overlooking Lyme Bay. Branscombe sprawls along narrow roads down sharp valleys past pretty thatched cottages and finishes at the shingle beach, Branscombe Mouth, which is part of the Jurassic Coast. Towns and villages within a five-mile radius of Branscombe include Beer, Southleigh, Seaton, Salcombe Regis, Colyford, Sidbury, Axmouth, Colyton, Northleigh, Combpyne, Shute, Sidmouth and Musbury.

Holiday accommodation in Branscombe, Devon

Branscombe's main industry is tourism and many visitors each year stay in self-catering accommodation, which is becoming ever more popular, especially Devon cottages. The main reason for this is that cottage holidays allows more freedom to explore the whole of the county without worrying about meal times.

A holiday cottage offers home from home comforts, is much more spacious than a hotel room, often has a garden and some allow pets. A cottage in Branscombe is an ideal starting point for walks on the South West Coast Path, which is situated above the beach and is owned by the National Trust.

Devon is known for its hospitality, as you will find out when you go shopping in Tiverton, Honiton, Newton Abbot, Axminster and the City of Exeter or visit the resorts of Lyme Regis, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Barnstable or Budleigh Salterton. There are two public houses close to Branscombe's holiday cottages, the Fountainhead in the hamlet of Street and the Mason's Arms, which is so named because of the stone quarrying that once took place in the neighbouring Beer stone caves. They sell award-winning ales from the local Branscombe Vale Brewery.

Things to do in Branscombe, Devon

Branscombe has three National Trust properties to visit, Manor Mill, the Old Bakery and the Forge. The 12th century Church of St Winifred has the remains of a medieval wall painting, a large Norman tower and nave at its centre, and an extraordinary example of a three-decked, eighteenth century pulpit. The beach at Branscombe Mouth has loads of rock pools, a thatched licensed restaurant and fishing boat trips if you fancy cooking a mackerel supper in your holiday cottage.

Britain's south west National Parks are great for blowing the cobwebs away, nature and birdwatching, whether you choose to walk, ride or cycle and from a holiday cottage in Branscombe it is easy to travel to Dartmoor or Exmoor National Park. Paignton Zoo is an environmental park that is home to thousands of interesting plants and animals and Living Coasts is their sister attraction in Torbay (Torquay).

Branscombe has several annual events including the Branscombe Air Day and Classic Car Rally and neighbouring Beer has a Regatta Week, Beer Rhythm and Blues festival, Rattenbury Day and Sidmouth its Folk Festival. Holiday cottages will be in demand at the time of special events, so its wise to book early. Attractions not to miss include the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth, Norman Lockyer Observatory and the Pecorama model railway exhibition and gardens.

Weather in Branscombe, Devon

The weather throughout Devon is mild, but as Branscombe is set in a valley it appears to have its own microclimate and can be warmer and sunnier in the spring than other areas.

Travel to Branscombe, Devon

Plymouth and Exeter airports serve Branscombe, as does the National Express. The nearest railway station is at Seaton. Buses operating in the area include the Branscombe Coast Hopper.

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Cosy holiday home next to beautiful setting of the river and parkland running down to the sea.

5 of 5
Property is well kept and stocked and clean, the setting is ideal For dog walkers giving access to both countryside and sea while being I the midst of he lovely town of Sidmouth. If you want a relaxing break this is the place to stay.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Quiet cottage close to the town

4 of 5
Quiet comfortable cottage close to the town of Bridport, so quick to reach bars & restaurants on foot. Also no through road into the main street so virtually no traffic, just pedestrians passing. Weather was cold & wet so the warmth & cosiness of the cottage was much-appreciated by us and our small dog, who also enjoyed exploring the garden & barking at passers-by from the front window! Sitting- room & main bedroom were a little shabbier than expected, but comfortable enough. Several good restaturants nearby - Olive Tree at end of street, Taj Mahal on main street & the highlight, Station Kitchen in West Bay, a converted hospital railway carriage in the old railway station - quality of food & drink & atmosphere are fabulous, although not cheap. Bridport Arts Centre has regular events - we saw live opera streamed from the New York Metropolitan Opera one evening - a real treat & affordable. All in all, a warm, comfortable cottage close to coastal walks, restaurants, Lyme Regis, Weymouth etc. Recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

Family break

4 of 5
Lovely property in a great quiet setting, well equipped throughout a true home from home. Could love to come again and stay longer to be able to explore more.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016