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Beer Holiday Maisonette with Parking and Balcony, Near to Beach, shops and Pubs

Bedrooms 2
Space 129 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Bosun's Rest, Beer, South East Devon - Central Village Location, Near to Pubs and Shops, 100 Metres to the Beach

Bosun's Rest is a 2 bedroom maisonette in the heart of Beer, South Devon. It has parking for two cars, a fully fitted kitchen and a stunning balcony. It is clean, modern and very comfortable.

The loft bedroom has a king sized double bed and its own en suite with bath and shower. The lower bedroom has twin single beds. There is a separate bathroom on this floor with a shower. The kitchen has an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle and all the cutlery, crockery, etc that you will require. The lounge has 2 sofas, plus a 32" TV, DVD player and stereo. The whole property has double glazing and central heating. There is parking enough for 2 cars which is a rare luxury considering its position in Beer and proximity to the shops, pubs and beach.

Our rates are given as weekly from Friday to Friday. Short breaks are often available at discounted rates, please just email us to ask.

Please Note - The automated rates quoted by the Owners Direct website are not correct for short breaks. They are simply a 7th of our weekly rate for each day you request, and so not accurate. Just give us a shout with the 'Enquire Now' button and we will give you a price. Or contact us via our own website (cheaper) -

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Claire Benbow
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Claire Benbow

Matthew, Claire and Maddy live in Hampshire. Maddy is 11 and at school. Matthew and Claire work at the local hospital. We have a VW camper van and have always enjoyed travelling round the beautiful English countryside. Matthew plays in a local band in and around Bournemouth, but made the effort to travel to Beer for a gig in the Dolphin Hotel in January 2015.

Claire Benbow purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Claire Benbow chose Beer

On a visit to Devon in 2011 we discovered the wonderful seaside village of Beer. Right in the centre and only 100 metres from the beach, we found a property for sale, which was in the early stages of a complete renovation. We could see the potential and decided to make an investment as a long term pension plan which we now let out for holidays as Bosun's Rest.

The scenery over the bay is incredible - you can even spot the odd pod of dolphins from time to time. The village has a laid back atmosphere but always seems to have something going on due to its shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Whilst it is only an hour and a half from our house on a good run, it offers a massive contrast to our busy working lives.

What makes this apartment unique

Bosun's Rest has a fantastic location. Apart from being a minute from the beach, it is even closer to the village shops and pubs. Parking in this part of Beer can be difficult, but it has a double length drive, so you will not have a problem even if you travel in two cars.

The renovation was finished in 2012 and we strive for everything to be clean and fresh. There is a king sized double bedded room with en suite, as well as a twin bedded room and separate shower room. All bed linen is provided. There is a modern fully equipped kitchen, and a stunning balcony giving views over the village centre.

There is a lot to occupy you in and around Beer such as the Pecorama steam railway, the famous quarry caves, nearby donkey sanctuary and of course the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Caught the bus to Lyme and walked back to Beer. 10 miles, but excellent. See our pics here...
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Beer in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 129 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No barbequing on the balcony.
  • Whilst no damage deposit will be taken, any damages and breakages must be paid for by the guests.
  • Whilst bed linen is included we ask you to bring your own towels.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shared bathroom with toilet and shower cubicle. Separate en suite to loft bedroom with shower over bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - loft room with king sized double bed, en suite with bath and shower, stereo. Leads directly onto balcony. Bedroom 2 - twin single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A small child or baby could share the loft room with two adults. A travel cot and an inflatable single mattress are provided. Outside: Balcony with a table and 4 chairs. Double length drive. Outside cupboard where wet clothes or beach gear can be stored. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included. Property cleaned weekly or at each changeover. Bed linen and hand towels changed weekly or at each changeover. Other: Small dining area for 4 people.


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Beer Holiday Maisonette with Parking and Balcony, Near to Beach, shops and Pubs
average rating of 4.714286 based on 26 reviews

A Good Find

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our week in the pretty seaside village of Beer. Bosuns Rest is right in the village and a stones throw from the beach, it felt like a home from home with everything we needed for a holiday. The balcony off the top floor bedroom was a lovely place to sit for morning coffee and evening glass of wine watching the world go by. Lots of good eating places on the doorstep and a nice shop selling fresh fruit, veg and bread plus 3 good beach cafes. It was good to have own parking space.

The only issue some may have with this property is the top floor bedroom being in a converted loft. The one side of the room has a sloping ceiling to the floor so the usable space in the room is limited and you need to be careful not to bump your head. However the en-suite is fine and does not have a sloping ceiling. The parking space is tight with an estate car but we found reversing in was far easier and the road is one way and not busy - which helped.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect property

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bosun's Rest was perfect! The location is unbeatable in Beer and being able to park two cars is an amazing added extra. We spent our evenings taking in the sunset on the balcony and playing games in the sun. The property is very well kept and done to a high spec. I would recommend Bosun's Rest to anyone looking for a place to stay in Beer.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, spacious maisonette

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Beer a couple of times a year since I was a nipper. A lovely place to have a relaxing few days away. This was our first time staying at Bosun’s Rest but hopefully it won’t be our last. What a simply wonderful place this is. Clean, spacious, brilliant location and parking as well! Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, ample sitting area and to top it all an amazing rooftop balcony. Sit out for breakfast, then later on before evening meal. The owners are extremely helpful right down to a map and full directions for the strenuous walk to the Anchor Inn. A highly recommended maisonette.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and good places to eat within walking distance

  • 4 of 5

This was a really good property for a short break. The open plan living area works well and the kitchen is well equipped, although there’s not much room for eating at the breakfast bar if there are more than 2 people ( there were 3 of us and we did manage). The beds were very comfortable and the apartment was cosy once it warmed up so overall a really positive experience! Great to have parking spaces too.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bosun's Rest, Beer

  • 4 of 5

Excellent apartment close to beach and all the local restaurants and walks

Beautifully clean and well facilitised--

Only one critique-- Would be even better with Wifi access

A really pleasant stay


  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay in Beer

  • 5 of 5

This is exactly as described: a well-appointed, comfortable and convenient base for exploring Beer and its surroundings

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Anchor Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended


100 metres, so less than 1 minute walk!

A beautiful stony beach.

Working fishing boats.

Great walk over the coast path in either direction.

Beer - 2018 Village of the Year western zone winner.


Exeter airport is 20 miles away.

Car is the easiest way to get to Beer, though a bus runs along the south coast from Exeter to Poole.


Exeter - 20 miles

Honiton - 10 miles

Axminster - 9 miles

Lots more places of interest listed on our website.

Further Details:

Large Tesco supermarket in Seaton - 2 miles.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage - 6 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Beer, Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
School Summer Holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Autumn to Winter
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Winter & Early Spring
4 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact via Owners Direct or our own website to make a booking enquiry.

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday (though happy to discuss) - check-in 4pm, check-out 12 noon.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks often available, please check with us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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