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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Prime position 1 bed cottage with parking permit, adjacent to beach & amenities

New to the market in 2015, Crabpot Cottage is an immaculately presented, characterful property containing everything a couple needs for a relaxing break at the seaside including sea views and the best location in Beer. For all stays we offer a free parking permit and welcome hamper of local produce for our guests.

Available all year round, this property offers stays of 7 days or more, with Saturday changeovers, as well as short breaks and flexible arrival days in the low season (October to December).

Crabpot Cottage received amazing feedback from all its guests in 2015 (see reviews) and we look forward to welcoming lots of repeat guests and new guests this year too.

One of only 3 houses within Beach Court, the property was originally built in 1903 and used as a holiday home for the renowned opera singer Dame Clara Butt. In 1918 the property became a hotel before being converted in the 1990s into a small collection of houses and apartments which can be found today.

Crabpot Cottage offers guests a holiday home in simply one of the best locations in Beer. 50 metres from the beach and slipway, this sunny, south facing cottage has a large double bedroom with Beer stone window seat offering views down to the sea. The room was refurbished in November 2015 with new carpets and soft furnishings. It features a King size bed with white Egyptian cotton bedding and 24inch flat screen HDTV with dvd, walk in wardrobe and cd/radio. Also upstairs is the large bathroom with electric shower, bath, wash basin and WC.

Downstairs the cottage has a gorgeous cosy sitting room and dining area facing the slipway and beach. Comfortably furnished to a high standard including a flame effect log fire, 32inch flat screen HDTV with dvd and a contemporary dining area. There is also a well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine and modern appliances throughout.

New ROINTE digital radiators and towel rails have been installed throughout and ALL ELECTRICITY, HEATING, BED LINEN AND TOWELS ARE INCLUDED IN PRICE as we think our guests don’t want to worry about these things when on holiday!

We love Beer and look forward to sharing this magical part of the world with you. We’re on hand to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible and can advise on things to do and see if you wish.

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jodie and debbie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About jodie and debbie

We are a mother and daughter team who love Devon and know what makes a great holiday home having travelled the world together staying in numerous places from tree-houses and campervans to luxury yachts and boutique hotels on remote islands.

jodie and debbie purchased this cottage in 2014

Why jodie and debbie chose East Devon

Heaven on Earth. We fell in love with this property due to its amazing location, sea views and the feeling of relaxation that washes over you as you walk through its door/

Guestbook comments from the owner

After 20 years of holidaying in cottages around Devon and Cornwall, this is the nicest we have stayed in.

The comfort and more importantly the cleanliness is second to none.

The car park pass and welcome pack are lovely touches.

For somewhere special to eat, or as we did take afternoon tea, Combe House Hotel at Gittisham is well worth a visit.

Thanks for a lovely week.

(Left in cottage comments book on 18/4/15)
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Beer in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Lovely large bathroom with white suite comprising bath with electric shower and tiled surround. WC and wash basin with illuminated mirror and shaving point. Heated towel rail Velux window and two obscured windows to rear.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • A large, sunny double bedroom with leaded window to the south, high ceilings and window seat with views towards the sea and slipway. King size bed with high quality Egyptian cotton bedding. 24' HDTV with built in DVD player. Built in wardrobe and dressing table.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Babies under 12 months are welcome to stay at Crabpot Cottage in their parents room. A travel cot can be provided (£25 a week) and a high chair (£5 a week) as well as a small selection of toys and books (free). 1 small dog permitted (£30 a week) with prior permission of the owner. Not to be left alone in the property during the day for longer than 2 hours and please only downstairs in the property.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9302325 based on 44 reviews

This was our 5th stay at Crabpot Cottage and we never tire of the cottage or Beer.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully kept and the mural in the lounge, added recently, has brought something new.

Beer is a great place for exploring south Devon either by car or local transport. The bus ride from Beer to Sidmouth is along a very scenic route through Branscombe. The best bit is that the lanes are only just about a bus width and all the cars coming in the opposite direction must reverse to the nearest convenient passing point.

Beer itself offers several places to enjoy a meal and this time we found the Anchor Inn offering excellent meals for reasonable prices.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little gem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Crabpot cottage & almost certainly not our last. Beer is a lovely little village & everything you need is in Fore Street. The 2 minute walk down to the beach is perfect. Deckchairs, sun huts & cafes....what more could you want? The cottage is beautiful, spotlessly clean with everything you need. Debbie & Jodie really ensure a warm welcome & the free parking permit & hamper are all great extras. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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neat and well formed, perfectly situated.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome from Jodie, shown around and everything explained to us that we needed to know. The house is just right and the location perfect. The sound of the sea as well as a view of the sea whilst having breakfast is great. Comfortable and cosy and Beer provides eating houses aplenty. The beach is great for sunning yourself and boating/fishing expeditions. We thought it was ideal.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great location, great cottage and the owners add the personal touch on arrival. If your in beer you must stay here.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Another great holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in the cottage and this stay was as wonderful as the last!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, very clean in a great location with everything you need close to hand. Helpful owners and everything as promised on website.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Anchor Inn, Beer
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Axe Cliff Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Seafood Platter, Beer
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

The delightful East Devon fishing village of Beer is located on the World famous Jurassic coast. Beer is steeped in history, with the sea and fishing being central to village life. Infamous for smuggling and lace making in days gone by, today local families and visitors alike love Beer for its picturesque village charm and sheltered beach. For a small village Beer has a lot to offer!

A delightful narrow brook runs through the village trickling down to the sea, passing stone cottages, art galleries (exhibiting a vast collection from both local and national artists), independent shops, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafes.

Beer's sheltered pebble beach is a natural suntrap, where you can enjoy lunch or a cream tea at one of the many beach cafes or simply take your fish and chips to one of the many deckchairs and watch the sunset. There are self-drive motor boats and fishing trips during the summer season where budding fishermen can try to catch a mackerel or even a sea bass. Others may enjoy exploring the rock pools beneath the chalk cliffs. If you are visiting Beer in August then keep an eye out for Regatta week which includes a packed programme of events to suit all ages including raft races, traditional lugger racing, scavenger hunts, barrel rolling and a firework display.

Whilst in Beer, why not explore the South West Coastal Path and walk over the cliff from Beer to nearby Branscombe where you can visit the National Trust working forge or sample the locally brewed Branscombe Ale at one of the local pubs. Alternatively continue walking and you will reach the Regency seaside town of Sidmouth, famous for its folk festival in August and beautiful gardens and observatory. Heading east, you can wander over the cliff to Seaton, the site of the new £4 million Seaton Jurassic visitor centre, which opens in 2015. A visit to the viewing hides at Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve is a must to observe numerous birds including; herons, oyster catchers and little egrets, and you may even glimpse the local otters or water voles. The Seaton Tramway also travels through the wetlands to the medieval town of Colyton for those feeling less energetic. 7 miles further east is the Dorset town of Lyme Regis with its sandy beach, where you can enjoy a spot of fossil hunting or wander around the vintage shops and numerous speciality food outlets.

Attractions around Beer include: the beautifully designed Pecorama gardens and Beer Heights Light Railway where you can ride the narrow gauge passenger train whilst taking in the views down the valley towards the sea. Beer Quarry Caves can also be found on the outskirts of the village and offer guided tours around these famous caves which supplied stone for the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. Other attractions within easy reach include The Donkey Sanctuary, (free admission), Bicton Gardens and Abbotsbury Swannery, Killerton House (headquarters of the National Trust). There are also 2 cinemas and indoor swimming pools in the nearby towns.

For those wishing to dine out, there are plenty of places to eat in the village. The two main pubs (Anchor Inn and The Dolphin) have both been completely refurbished in 2014. The Anchor boasts a delightful beer garden next to the slipway with fantastic views across the bay. Steamers Bistro can be found down one of the side streets and is open all year round serving local fish and Mediterranean inspired dishes. Osborne’s coffee and wine bar (new for 2014) is open 7 days a week until 11pm, serving light bites and tapas. There is also an Italian and an Indian restaurant in the village. For a special treat, why not try Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen (8 miles away) or Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Beer, Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
HIGH SEASON - 1 Jul to 8 Sep
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
MID SEASON - 9 Sep to 29 Sep
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
LOW SEASON - 30 Sep to 20 Oct
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MID SEASON - 21 Oct to 27 Oct
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
LOW SEASON - 28 Oct to 22 Dec
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Our rating: 4 Star
Arrival time: after 3.00pm
Departure time: 10.00am
1 small dog allowed with owners prior permission - charge £30
Babies allowed (under 12 months only) - equipment can be provided
A refundable deposit of £100 is required at the time of booking. This will be kept in case of damages/breakages/smoking and will be refunded after departure in the same way in which it was paid

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.