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Beautiful Character Cottage in Beer- sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms 3 en-suites.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Chart Cottage provides self catering accommodation for up to six people in the heart of the picturesque Devon village of Beer less than 10 minutes level walk from the beach. Beer was a runner-up in the 2018 Channel 4 Village of the Year.

Chart Cottage was built at the start of Queen Victoria's reign in the 1830's as the headmasters accommodation of the village school. It is now owned by the Rattenbury family who are direct descendants of the famous Beer smuggler, Jack Rattenbury.

Chart Cottage has three double bedrooms, all of which have luxurious en–suites, and an open plan lounge/dining room which has been sympathetically renovated in keeping with a beamed ceiling and stone inglenook fireplace.

The spacious kitchen, installed in 2016, includes gas stove, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine to make the cottage enjoyable self-catering holiday accommodation.

Free Wi- Fi is available.

Free Off–street parking for one car 35 yards away and additional free parking for a second car 150 yards away with our car parking permit.

There is a sunny courtyard out front with table and seating for 6.

More Details

Jan Sargent
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Jan Sargent

We spread our time between NZ Australia and the UK. David is a Brit and Sandra a Kiwi. Chart cottage is the link our daughters have with their fathers homeland. Our good friends Jan and Chris Sargent who live near Beer manage the property for us.

Jan Sargent purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Jan Sargent chose Beer

David has been holidaying in Beer since childhood and since tracing his ancestry to Jack Rattenbury the famous pirate he feels this is his ancestral home. The cottage is in a row of cottages that have the most beautiful gardens in Beer, the neighbours are lovely, and the cottage is very convenient without being in the middle of the busy main street

What makes this cottage unique

Every bedroom has an en- suite.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Beer in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • master ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , dual shower head tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wet room
    ground floor - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 Large Double Bed , memory foam topper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , beds can be separated to 2 singles. Memory foam topper
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All have wardrobes
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Beautiful Character Cottage in Beer- sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms 3 en-suites.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Lovely cottage well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage well laid out but would say not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. Set on a hill outside the village it car needed for anyone with mobility problems. Twin room bathroom had very high step to get in/out of shower which was a problem. All in all character cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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A chocolate box type 'olde worlde' cottage with every modern convenience in the village near the sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable few days. The cottage is very pretty, comfortable and well equipped with every modern convenience. We were particularly pleased with the comfortable and genuinely king size double bed on the top floor which is generally so difficult to find for tall people like me.

We liked the location near the centre of the village and just a short walk to the sea. This meant that we were on a 'main road' and the car parking was a little further up the road but there was very little traffic and we never had any trouble parking. We had fine weather and could sit quietly in the evenings in the pleasant front patio.

Beer is a good base for exploring both by foot and in the car and I would recommend the cottage and the location to anyone looking to holiday in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation and location.

Beer is such a picturesque village, with great coastal walks.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, well appointed cottage in the idyllic village of Beer

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just what we needed for our stay, there were six of us - plenty of room and everything we could have needed. However, it was very dusty and it felt like it had only been very hastily cleaned. Our en-suite had rubbish in the bin and the carpet definitely had not been vacuumed in the bedroom, such a shame. It did not spoil our weekend though, but I would urge the owners to check before their next visitors.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous historic feel to the cottage with a lovely modern makeover. Great position in the village.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulously maintained and well equipped cottage, with very thoughtful owners. In a great spot within walking distance of all amenities and beach. Absolutely recommended and will return again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, Thank you very much for your review on Chart Cottage. We were delighted to read it and we really do appreciate feedback from visitors. We look forward to you and your friends and family staying at Chart Cottage in the future. Best wishes Jan Sargent
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Very well appointed 3 en-suite bedroom cottage in the pretty village of Beer.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is located just up the road from the centre of beer village and has a reserved parking space 30m along the road and another space available at a nearby car park. The cottage is well appointed and was very clean on arrival. Nice touch to have milk in the fridge and local biscuits. Downstairs has a lounge and a nice new well-equipped kitchen with a downstairs loo. First floor has a double and a twin bedroom, both en suite. Second floor has a nice double with ensuite. Outside space is limited, there is a nice paved area at the front with a table and 4 chairs. WiFi was good. The village of Beer has a nice feel to it, with a pebble beach and a good range of small shops and restaurants. The SW Coast path is interesting in this area due to the significance and variety of the Jurassic Coast.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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