Spacious 2 bed cottage close to SW coastal path and famous Donkey Sanctuary
Garry and Jacqui Reason
About Garry and Jacqui Reason
We bought this cottage because we love the location and regularly spend time here getting away from it all. It is an incredibly relaxing place. We both work hard and this is our bolt hole. We have 2 daughters, a cat and dog (called Moose) who also enjoys the walks around the area, be it on the many paths in and around the Donkey Sanctuary or along the coastal path to our favourite local pub, the Fountainhead (great food, drink and atmosphere!)
Garry and Jacqui Reason purchased this Bungalow in 2013
Why Garry and Jacqui Reason chose Branscombe
When our kids were younger we had many holidays in the area, sometimes with several families from our village and we have always felt drawn back. From the stunning views and fresh air from walking along the SW coastal path to the exceptionally friendly and quaint nature of Sidmouth it has so much to offer all the family. The Jurassic coast beaches are fabulous and the grass tennis courts in Sidmouth were always a fun way to spend time with each other. That is why we bought Kokopelli and why we keep coming back. By the way, Kokopelli is a character we came across on a holiday in Moab, Utah in the USA. Moab is a beautiful area with fantastic canyons, rock formations and vibrant colours. It is an amazing place to enjoy many outdoor activities cycling, hiking, climbing, rafting. The key ingredient being fun and adventure and we hope these are just a couple of things you experience during your stay. (By the way Kokopelli is a fertility deity as well as a trickster god and represents the spirit of music!)
What makes this Bungalow unique
Peaceful, safe, great open grassy space for adults and children to play outside and on the far edge of Stoneleigh Village so the cottage is not overlooked and enjoys a private aspect. We have good WiFi which is not available in many other cottages.We take great pride in our cottage and make sure it is equipped with everything you need from pots and pans to picnic chairs. It is next door to the Donkey Sanctuary which is a delightful place to wander round. It has so many paths to explore around the fields where the donkeys enjoy their time with each other. A great cooked English breakfast is available at the donkey sanctuary if you don't feel like cooking ! It is a fabulous centre for so many activities if you wish to explore further afield, whether you enjoy hiking, sailing playing on the beach, bird watching, adventure parks, folk festivals (Sidmouth's festival is legendary!)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A lovely break
The property was clean, had everything you needed and had plenty of space.
Weston Mouth beach is lovely and very quiet and peaceful, it’s a really steep climb back up but it’s worth it for the peaceful beach.
The Donkey Sanctuary is lovely and has lots of lovely walks too.
Lots to do in the area without having to drive too far.
Garry and Jacqui were great at communicating and very friendly.
We had a lovely break and feel relaxed and refreshed
Fabulous homely and bright. Great location with lots to do in the area.
We had a lovely stay in this lodge. It had such a lovely homely feel with all the owners personal touches and beautiful bright skylight. It is one of the best holiday homes we have stayed at with everything you could possibly need to make our stay comfortable.
The Jacqui sent us a fantastic information pack to help us organise our holiday and even more great info in the lodge on everything you would possibly need know about the area and lodge to make our stay brilliant.
Our dogs loved the Grassy large area to run around and chill. Very private plot with great aspect. We would love to come back.
Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful holiday home and making so perfect with all the hard work you have put in with the info and special touch’s we really appreciate Thanks Cheryl and Angelo x
Thank you Cheryl for such a lovely review . It was our pleasure having you stay and we hope you come again .
We love it when guests love our cottage and try very hard to provide everything that is needed to ensure a great stay .
Perfect holiday home that ticked all the boxes.
This holiday home had so many added little touches that made it feel like home from home. It has really been thought about with the little things like candles in the bathroom to dog shampoo, torches and a long line. The place was modern and clean and I could of happily moved in!
You couldn't ask for more with the location. We didn't need the car at all and wandered from village to village via the coastal path which gave us beautiful beaches and stunning views. Jacqui was the perfect host who I felt I could contact with any query that I had. We will be coming back.
Thank you for such a lovely review -we do try to make it as good as we can and we really appreciate when our guests say they love it too.
Very quiet location, great accommodation, extremely well equipped even for doggies.
Roomy, worked well, very well furnished.
Pathway to property needs some improvement, collect water, extremely soggy in wet conditions. Overall a great stay.
Hi Sandra glad you had a great time despite the weather . Haven’t had that much snow in Devon for a while and that and rain caused the path to become flooded and rather sodden . Sadly we can’t change the weather but glad you loved the cottage and found the inside warm and cosy and comfortable.
Lovely location. The photos do not do this place justice!
Thanks Debra , it’s hard to show on photos have lovely and peaceful the cottage is . We love it and try hard to make sure it’s perfect for our guests . Thank you
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at kopopelli, it was very restful and its position
meant you felt in your own space and was lovely to see the wildlife and to hear
the donkeys. would recommend this to all our friends.
Hi Frances , thank you for your great review. We think our cottage is in the best place because it is quiet and peaceful. Thanks for leaving it so well when you left .
We hope to see you again . Jacqui
Close to the picturesque regency seaside town of Sidmouth, on the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, there are a variety of beaches, independent shops, and access to the South West Coastal Footpath. Local amenities and activities include golf, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis and riverside walks. The charming nearby fishing villages of Beer, Branscombe and Budleigh Salterton are all worth visiting. For children, great days out can be had at Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Botanical Gardens, the Donkey Sanctuary, fossil hunting at Lyme Regis, Seaton Tramway and Seaton Jurassic (opening spring 2016). Local nature reserves including the Seaton Marshes for birdwatching are within close proximity. Slightly further afield is the historic town of Topsham on the River Exe and the city of Exeter with its imposing cathedral. Dartmoor National Park, with its rugged natural beauty is approximately an hour’s drive away.