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Rockenhayne Farmstead - Maple Tree Cottage

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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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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 8

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

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2016
    Fantastic cottage and great location. The cottage was easy to find, and a mile down a track it stood the most beautiful valley. It was more than the pictures described. Very clean and well equipped, under door heating made it lovely and warm. The owner was more than helpful with a welcome basket that was delightful waiting for us on our arrival.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2016
    Lovely location plenty to see and do. Cottage was ideal for us tucked away, loads of peace and quiet. Lots of wildlife to spot too.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2016
    Lovely traditional cottage in stunning tranquil location. Beautiful scenery out of every window. French doors out onto decking and garden. Lovely log burner and a very friendly owner. We will definitely stay again if we are back in east Devon.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/11/2015
    The BEST

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/07/2015
    lovely accommodation in such a peaceful and beautiful spot. Easy access to so many places. Donkey sanctuary a must.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/08/2015
    Lovely cottage and brilliant location. Owners very friendly . Would highly recommend

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2015
    Not for us I'm afraid

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; It is not possible to please all people, and it is unfortunate that you have posted such a negative response to your break with us, especially sad is the lack of appreciation for the location, 2 out of 10? For what is most people's idea of a slice of tranquil heaven, in Devon, one of the most desirable locations in the UK without doubt. We are fully booked throughout this year in Maple Tree cottage, with many returning guests who have been visiting for a decade. If only future guests could read the abundant Guest Book at the property, full with delectable gratitude, and shares of happy days spent in this glorious countryside, and special family memories created here. The description of the property is very clear and the photos, in addition, a clear representation. The holiday company has a rating system, and that is a useful guide. Some more specific feedback could have been useful from you. We will still be fully booked in years to come, not just because of the property and its location, but because we are a kind family with great values, values that we generally share with our guests, it's a certain appreciation of things, and we make every effort for people to have the very best experience of their holiday break. It is better to choose a town or city for a visit, if a rural property is not for you. If any future guests have any queries, you are welcome to call the host, and property Owner, Rosemary, to make enquiries directly. Thank you.

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8.2 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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