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Rockenhayne Farmstead - Maple Tree Cottage

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Branscombe, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

Explore the beauty of the Jurassic Coast, relax on the beach at Durdle Door or Lulworth Cove and wander around the lace town of Honiton.

Rockenhayne Farmstead is situated on one side of a deep valley within 60 acres of woodland and meadowland. Experience natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife, all within 3 miles of Branscombe beach. Driving down the mile-long drive through the woods and fields, look out for deer and other wildlife. The properties are set in the owner’s grounds, but retain their own privacy; they are spacious and furnished to a very good standard. The Old Barn (ref HSSJ) dates back to the 16th century, has original exposed beams in all rooms, and adjoins Clock Cottage (ref HSSI). Maple Tree Cottage (ref HSSK) is a detached barn conversion, ideal for families.

Many walks can be taken from the door and for birdwatchers, this is a haven for buzzards and woodpeckers. The village of Branscombe has two hostelries, a post office/store, a couple of tea rooms and a working forge. Beer is only a 10-minute drive away. The Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast, features many natural landmarks including Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach, and offers a selection of the finest sandy beaches to be found in the UK. The Jurassic Coast is ideal for exploring on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.

Branscombe is a haven for walkers, with a cluster of thatched and stone cottages nestling alongside a narrow lane at the bottom of a wooded valley. There is so much to do; take a trip on the tram in Seaton, or visit the nearby donkey sanctuary. Sidmouth boasts a beach and each year holds a folk festival. Beer has a lovely pebble beach, plenty of shops and restaurants, and quarry/caves which is open to visitors. Honiton market town is the home of Honiton lace and hosts a street market on a Saturday. Many National Trust properties can be found close by. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space
: With beams.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
2 steps to…
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

All properties: Gas, solar powered electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and barbecue. 60-acre grounds (shared with other properties). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

Note: Clock Cottage (HSSI) and The Old Barn (HSSJ) can be booked together to sleep up to 10+2 people

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    19/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2017
    The cottage itself was everything we wanted. Nicely remote in beutifull surroundings. Our hosts were wonderful and the welcome scones and homemade jam were delicious. The only fault was the garden facilities for the dogs. This was reached through the bedroom, (muddy paws treking through the cottage), and not secure for small terriers. This is the only reason we would not return.


  • 8

    12/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    In a lovely quiet location, the living area was very nice but the bedrooms were rather damp smelling.


  • 7

    25/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    The cottage itself was very nice, and as described. However, its location at the end of a mile long lane from the road, down a rough and in places overgrown lane meant dodging ruts and getting a very scratched car. It was quite remote and we didn't see a soul other than the owner twice. You needed a car to go anywhere, but the area itself around Branscombe is lovely. If you want solitude, this is the place to go.


  • 10

    27/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    This cottage is absolutely ideal, the views are amazing as is the woodland walks, not a soul in sight yet close enough for shops, beach and other towns to visit! If you want a peaceful holiday then this is the place to come!


  • 10

    24/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2017
    A lovely cottage in wonderful surroundings. We had the most peaceful holiday.


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8.7 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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