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Rockenhayne Farmstead - Maple Tree Cottage

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Branscombe, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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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, 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. Clock Cottage (HSSI) is one of a pair, and Maple Tree Cottage (HSSK) is a detached barn conversion, ideal for families. Many walks can be taken from the door and for bird watchers 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, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door, 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 and plenty of shops and restaurants and quarry/caves which is open to visitors. Honiton market town is the home of Honiton lace and a street market on a Saturday. Many National Trust properties can be found close by. Shop 1½ miles, pub 2 miles.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Two steps down to double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally

  • Electricity (solar powered), full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 60-acre shared grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Free Pets
    Free Pets
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
    Coastal Property
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2017
    The most amazing place for a relaxing holiday away from it all. We loved walking in the grounds and seeing all the wildlife and the place was great for dogs. You would need a car to get to to any amenities but they are only about 10 mins drive away. Sidmouth beach was lovely with nice coffee shops and we had a couple of trips there. Rosie is the most friendly, lovely, accommodating lady you can meet and she gave us a warm welcome with her home made scones, yum yum :) Would definitely go back!

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2016
    Lovely location, kitchen could be better equipped. Warm cottage. A torch required as we had 3 power cuts during our stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/10/2016
    Lovely location and walks nearby. Cottage nice and clean,and a lovely welcome by the owner. Only a few miles away from nearest village Branscombe.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2016
    Very nice cottage and owner very helpful and friendly. The cottage is in a lovely area although some may find the mile long track down a bit bumpy depending on car they own. Very peaceful and tranquil. You do have to drive everywhere but the walks on the doorstep are lovely. There are lots of nice places and seasides to visit.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/08/2016
    Great cottage, lovely owner who made us very welcome, everything you need to ensure the stay is comfortable. would definately recommend this cottage to anyone who likes peace and quiet in a tranquil setting. If I had to find a negative, it would be that, at the end of our stay, we was asked to strip the beds down on the morning of our departure, which we found strange as every other cottage we have ever stayed in, we wasn't given a wash basket to place our used bedding in!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2016
    Lovely cottage in lovely surroundings.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2016
    A beautiful cottage with a fantastic view. Well equipped, with a lovely owner living nearby who was always more than happy to advise about local activities and any queries about the accommodation. We were welcomed with a cream tea, local cheese and crackers and a pot of honey! Breakfast on a lovely patio terrace started every day, with swallows swooping around our heads. The only downside was the long and narrow drive, but you can't have it all - if you want remote and picturesque, you have to go down the track to get there! A lovely relaxing and quiet location, particurly if you have dogs.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/06/2016
    Super little cottage peaceful,tranquil so much wild life .oh that bed a new mattress would be good,gave us a lot of serenading with springs it was a few restless nights. We did enjoy a cream tea kindly left by Rosemary and other yummie goodies.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2016
    Well equiped cottage in beautiful surroundings.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2016
    Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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