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32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Beer - Crabpot Cottage

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

jodie and debbie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2016

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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based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.9375 based on 33 reviews

A wonderful little Devonshire gem

  • 5 of 5

In past years, we have only passed through Devon on our way to Cornwall, but this year we decided to spend 2 weeks in the County. Our first week was spent in a remote farmhouse in N. Devon which was very nice but perhaps, too remote. Our second week was spent in Beer in the delightfully named Crabpot Cottage. Such a beautiful, clean and tidy cottage with all the amenities at hand. It is a stone's throw from the slipway to the beach and the many wonderful coastal paths. The beach has two lovely alfresco eateries with plenty of freshly caught sea food. There are fine restaurants and wine bars and two lively pubs. Our week coincided with the annual blues festival so good jam sessions in the pubs and elsewhere.

Jodie greeted us on our arrival and gave us a quick tour of the cottage.

A lovely hamper of local produce and a very useful parking permit gave that extra touch of class. A truly beautiful cottage in a delightful setting. Thank you so much ladies for allowing us to spend all but a short time in your lovely Crabpot Cottage. We hope to return next year.

David and Maureen

Coopersale, Essex

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 2 weeks of sheer rest and relaxation in Crabpot cottage.

We arrived an hour early on the first day of our holiday however this was not a problem for our lovely host Jodie.

She greeted us at the door and immediately made us feel most welcome. The cottage was perfect. Clean and tidy with everything you need for your stay. The welcome gift hamper was lovely and the king sized bed provided a most comfortable nights sleep. The bathroom and kitchen were lovely and clean.

The location of this cottage is just the most perfect. The beautiful fishing bay of Beer is right outside your door , with great restaurants and little shops of all kinds close by. A fantastic place with everything you need to enjoy a holiday. The view from the cottage was lovely. We also found the local people totally welcoming which also made our time there really enjoyable. Close by are Lyme Regis and Sidmouth , lovely for a visit.

In short, if you are looking for a holiday cottage by the sea , Crabpot is definitely a gem of a find..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lovely cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location in Beer, in the heart of the village. The cottage has a lovely feel and is beautifully decorated. We stayed for a week with our baby son, there was plenty of room for all of us!

Wouldn't hesitate in booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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The house is lovely thank you so much. We had a wonderful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally good., we were in a family of Ten, the rest of our family were not as lucky as us, with there accomadation. Thankyou Debbie and Jodie. Would love to come again.xxxx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just had two weeks in Crabpot Cottage in Beer. We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this is definitely the nicest. The setting , just 2 mins from the beach is perfect. Spotlessly clean, comfortable & well equipped cottage. Parking permit was a great bonus, as was the food hamper. We are ready to book again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Norma, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Beer and found the cottage a convenient base from which to explore. We hope to welcome you back to Crabpot Cottage again next year (for info - we will be launching our 2017 availability this week).
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Lovely cottage for two!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from another excellent week at Crabpot Cottage! My husband and I love it there!

It is in such a super location,minutes from the beach,shops etc..all on the doorstep!

Beer itself is like stepping back in time,but in a good way! It is so unspoilt.

Thank you Jodie and Debbie for letting us share your lovely home once again.

We will return,Sue and John

P.S Love the new bedroom,its fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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, East Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
LOW SEASON - 1 Oct to 21 Oct
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MID SEASON - 22 Oct to 28 Oct
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
LOW SEASON - 29 Oct to 22 Dec
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
XMAS 2016 - 24 Dec to 29 Dec
24 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
NEW YEAR - 30 Dec to 5 Jan
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
LOW SEASON - 7 Jan to 24 Mar
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MID SEASON - 25 Mar to 30 Jun
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Beer in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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