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Dizzy Maggs

Member since: 2013
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Brand New Stunning Eco-Home In Beautiful Coastal Devon

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in East Devon - The Retreat

Contemporary Living Space (sleeps 4) With Rural Broadleaf Valley View

We are proud to present this brand new holiday let we have just completed building for the 2013 Spring holiday season. The site at Rockenhayne, Branscombe is situated in a peaceful valley on a site which has been a dwelling since the 9th Century. The Maggs' Family are the proprietors and live on-site with Tan, our border collie. We are 1 mile from the main coast road the A3052 and within 10 minutes drive of local villages, towns and all amenities. We are very pet-friendly!

The Retreat has been specifically designed to accommodate those with access needs and has been built using locally sourced timber and as much local craftsmanship as possible has be employed. We are fully Eco-friendly with solar powered electricity and heat-exchange underfloor heating. We have our own Spring water supply. As much waste as possible ends up on Rosie's compost and we keep two hives of bees in our vegetable garden, so we're doing our bit! We use Ecover natural cleaning products.

The Retreat comprises two bedrooms; a master bedroom with en-suite wetroom with disabled-access features, and balcony doors opening into a decked area overlooking the valley. The twin-bedded room has a flip down tv and an en-suite shower room. Both bedrooms have plenty of built-in storage and a hairdryer.

The superking master bedroom has a large limestone tiled wetroom with grab rails and extra features such as a small handbasin next to the toilet, and mirrors for those using wheelchairs. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.

The main living space is open-plan with a kitchen, dining area and large area. The entire front of the building opens up with folding doors so you can connect with the outdoors and there is a large decked area with outdoor seating for sunnier days. There is a large private lawn area for dogs.

The living area has a 32' tv with DVD player and a 30+ library of DVDs. There are books and boardgames for you to enjoy. We have fantastic free Wi-Fi connection for you to use.

All areas have been designed as best possible to accommodate those in wheelchairs.

The light airy space and beautiful scenery will have particular appeals to artists, and Rockenhayne itself has a very calm and healing feel about it.

We have three other holiday homes on the same site if you would like to come with larger families or a group of friends.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Dizzy Maggs (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

Reviews

5
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Brand New Stunning Eco-Home In Beautiful Coastal Devon
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Excellent place for a peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our holiday here, and appreciated the tasteful adaptations for disabled access. The master bathroom is nicely done, with walk-in wet-room style shower with seat and plenty of handrails, and handrails for the toilet. The bedroom is not especially adapted, but my wife (who had a stroke last year and has little strength in her left side) had no trouble getting in and out of bed with my help. A stunning setting in the woods, nearly a mile off road. Do note that there is no telephone, while getting a mobile signal was only possible by walking a little way up the track. The owner's house is nearby, though.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Excellent design in a unique location gives a really special holiday home. Rosemary provides a warm welcome and has thought of the needs of each visitor. Standards have remained high since the lodge first opened.

A perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

The Retreat is a truly wonder property set in a valley with sheep in the field below and a Pine Forest on the other side of the valley. it is truly peaceful and quiet. A place to go to rest & relax and recharge your batteries whilst spending quality time with your partner again! The property is all on one level and very specious and even has broadband

If you need to go out there are some good pubs around serving decent food plus the property is based in between Sidmouth and Seaton so there is something for everyone. We will love to go back next year

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you again soon. With this lovely weather here in Devon, it sure is a wonderful time to visit, and with all the bluebells out through the woods...simply stunning.
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5

Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous peaceful 'retreat', took our 14 yr old wheelchair dependant son and 22 yr old daughter and both were delighted. Loads to do, just over an hour to Dorset to monkey world and and hr to Torquay,. A very special place with every amenity for a disabled visitor. Lots of plug sockets in all the right places. Definitely what's needed with lots of equipment to charge. Something most people do not consider. We had a really wonderful week and will definitely be back again if we are able.

Thank you rosemary for your welcome, especially the scones and going home pressie, x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Third visit to the retreat & it felt like the first I still get that amazing relaxed feeling. The property just flows and although the weather was not as kind to us this visit it is just as relaxing to watch the rain in the valley from your bed as it is to watch the sun come up. Disappointed our week off in May next year is already booked :-(

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! We're very happy you enjoyed yet another stay with us!... I'll keep you posted on available dates for 2016. Best wishes...
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, tranquil, the perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place.. The Retreat and its surroundings are so peaceful and relaxing, this is the perfect place to go if you want a quiet week away, however there are also lots of things to do around Branscombe.. We visited several beaches including Beer, Seaton and Lyme Regis (Lyme is great for fossil hunting), we also had a stroll around Sidmouth town and also had a visit to the donkey sanctuary. Rosemary was an lovely host - we had fresh homemade scones with cream and jam on our arrival which were delicious! Our little Dee Dee (Jack Russell) really enjoyed herself too as there are some wonderful woodland walks around The Retreat.. Safe to say we were all very sad and depressed about going home!! Thanks again Rosemary, it was a pleasure to meet you :) xxx

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Owner's Response: Hello! Thanks so much for the wonderful review... we're very happy you've enjoyed your break with us, and look forward to having you to stay again in the coming seasons.
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Exeter International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Fountain Head, Branscombe
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sidmouth
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Honiton
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A3052
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Masons Arms, Branscombe
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Exeter Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Branscombe
Car: necessary

A couple of miles drive into the picturesque villages of Branscombe and Beer, both with beaches. There are fishing trips offered on both beaches and a couple of great pubs in Branscombe; The Masons Arms is well known for good food. Catch of the day is sold on Beer beach and there are plenty of seaside shops and nice pubs there too and fish and chips if you need! The popular town of Sidmouth is a 10 minute drive away, and friends run Jurrasic Paddlesports from the beach there, with the option of paddleboarding or sea kayaking, and guided tours around the coastline. The market town of Honiton is 10 minutes drive also and is well known for it's antiques trade and curiosity shops. The Holt at Honiton is a lovely gastropub. The Hare and Hounds (5 minutes drive away) boasts a fantastic carvery Sunday roast. The famous Donkey Sanctuary is 5 minutes away and the Norman Lockyer Observatory at Salcome regis is a couple of miles away. There are plenty of walks locally and we have our own 60acres of land for you to explore. Pets are welcome and have their own lawn to use as well as any of the fields and forests to enjoy.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Branscombe, East Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May
7 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£576
for 7 nights
£576
 
 
May/June Half-term
28 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£877
for 7 nights
£877
 
 
June
4 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£709
for 7 nights
£709
 
 
June/July
25 Jun 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£846
for 7 nights
£846
 
 
July
9 Jul 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£906
for 7 nights
£906
 
 
Jul/Aug Summer holidays
23 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,047
for 7 nights
£1,047
 
 
August Summer hols. B/H
27 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,097
for 7 nights
£1,097
 
 
September
3 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
September
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£655
for 7 nights
£655
 
 
September
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 
 
September
24 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
October ***1/2 term to add***
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Oct/Nov
29 Oct 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Nov/Dec
26 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Christmas week
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£880
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Feb. Half-term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£578
 
 
March
4 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
14 night minimum stay
£535
 
 
March
18 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
14 night minimum stay
£540
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
 
 
April
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£648
 
 
April
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
 
 
April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£565
 
 
April/May
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
 
 
May
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
14 night minimum stay
£585
 
 
May
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 
 
May (B/H) + half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£868
for 7 nights
£868
 
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
June
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
£740
 
 
June/July
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£860
for 7 nights
£860
 
 
July
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£916
for 7 nights
£916
 
 
July
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£935
for 7 nights
£935
 
 
July/Aug (Summer hols.)
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,058
for 7 nights
£1,058
 
 
August bank holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,097
for 7 nights
£1,097
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Sept
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£676
for 7 nights
£676
 
 
Sept
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Sept
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Sept/Oct
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is Saturday. Your stay is for 7 nights. You will be welcomed on-site by the owner and are asked to arrive after 4pm on arrival day. You will be required to leave by 10am the following Saturday. Thank you in advance!

A deposit of £200.00 is required on booking and then a final balance payment 6 weeks before your stay. If your stay is sooner than 6 weeks away, the entire sum will be

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Devon in Devon

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - En-suite disabled access wet-room, with grab rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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