Sitting-out-area | Maple Tree Cottage - Rockenhayne Farmstead, Branscombe
Exterior | Maple Tree Cottage - Rockenhayne Farmstead, Branscombe
  • Cottage
  • Branscombe
  • HSSK

Rockenhayne Farmstead - Maple Tree Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

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.

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 BBQ. 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. This property has a security deposit of £50.

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.



Barn Conversion

Coastal Within 3 Miles

Cot Available

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property

Enclosed garden or patio

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed


Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Welcome Pack


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating


  • Family


out of 10

If you want to get away from it all Maple Tree Cottage is the place for you. If you want restaurants, shops etc close by then go somewhere else. Peace, quiet, tranquillity and beautiful scenery are what this place is about. It's the ideal destination for city dwellers with hectic lives looking to unwind and de-stress. The owner could not be more helpful or friendly.

13 Sep 2022


  • nrCamberley

  • Couple


out of 10

Tranquil surroundings and fresh air. Note there is a one and half step from main bedroom to bathroom and one mile drive along narrow farm track to cottage. Owner very welcoming.

9 Sep 2022


  • Kent

  • Family


out of 10

The cottage is absolutely as described BUT is a bit “tired” as in that it is a bit unkept, especially the outside area that is available for eating or relaxing in. The owner is delightful and the cream tea provided upon arrival was delicious to say the least! The shower was blocked and the toilet sounds like a jet engine so be prepared for these things. When I mentioned that to the owner she stated that they had put caustic soda down the drain but I guess didn’t follow up to check the problem was resolved. Equipment within was wholly adequate and didn’t need for anything. There is no sun after around 7.00pm (even at this time of year) as property lies on the side of a valley facing north. All in all a lovely place to go but a bit pricey for what it was.

11 Jul 2022

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