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Craft Cottage

(Ref. 925632)

Beer near Seaton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage Craft Cottage had everything we wanted and needed for a family getaway, 6 adults and a baby were more than comfortable in this spacious home The cottage was toasty warm when we arrived, much appreciated in January!"

    All bedrooms were beautifully decorated We really enjoyed our time at Craft Cottage and would definitely recommend a visit

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so pleased you had a good time in Beer! We hope we made the cottage a place you could relax and feel welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Jan 2024

  • "Accommodated us at short notice after the property we booked cancelled just as we arrived."

    Couldn't do anything else for us. Good contact and everything we needed for our break. Highly recommended. Special mention for the quality of the bedding could not ask for better.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We were so sorry to here of your plight but were really happy to help you out at short notice. We hope you found things to do in Beer and might consider returning back to the village sometime in the future. Thank you so much. Julie and Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with everything you could need and spotlessly clean."

    The days are getting colder and although it is a lovely old cottage the central heating was very efficient. The owners were very responsive to our questions and should we go back to Beer we would stay nowhere else.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We would love to host you again if you decide to return the Beer in the future. Thank you, Julie & Brian. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was in a great location."

    The cottage was very homely, everything you need. If you were unlucky enough to get bad weather, there are plenty of books to read and dvd’s to watch. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Jane, we hope you are able to return to Beer in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely property, full of the character one would expect from an old stone built cottage."

    It has all the mod-cons expected for modern living. The garden is lovely with comfortable chairs for outside socialising. Beer is a lovely village with good links to surrounding towns. The cottage is handily located with beach, pubs, shops and coast path within easy walking distance. The free parking space is a short distance away and is located at the back of the Barrel O’beer pub. It is secure with a lockable gated entrance. Busses (quite regular) stop over the road by the village store. There are lots of other benefits to this property, too many to mention! Most have been covered by previous reviewers. I would certainly like to return here soon.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback George. We would love to host you again should you ever consider returning to Beer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage situated in a fabulous place in Beer."

    It’s quite noisy early in the morning as it’s where the bus stop is situated and they’re turning up quite early. Loved the cottage but this was the only cottage that I’ve been to for many many years that didn’t leave a little extra for you. Cottages in the past have left some milk, bottle of wine and some goodies. Even though this definitely didn’t spoil anything at all, I was surprised that there was nothing as those little extras mean so much. There isn’t a visitors book to write in either. All in all, we had a fabulous time and would certainly book the cottage again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    A true gem, a real home from home feel. We as a family stayed in craft cottage for the week, and really did not want to leave. It has everything you need, very comfortable, clean, and convenient to shops, beach, and other places of interest. Would highly recommend and would love to go back for another trip.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so glad you had a great week in the cottage and in Beer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved your cottage."

    Mainly because it felt like a real home, with beautiful artwork and ornaments and some amusing touches ( e.g postcards) . Also lots of DVD s and books. Only one problem. We are four ' older' ladies and the one who had the single room found the bed restricting and uncomfortable. Maybe more suitable for a child? Other than that it was great and so convenient for buses and shop. Local walks were not ideal for two of the party with limited mobility, but actual village beautiful and unspoilt.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We have tried to make the cottage as homely as we can for our guests, so it's lovely to know you enjoyed staying there. We appreciate your thoughts about the single bed, we can add a note to the property description for future bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very dark with the shutters, lovely garden,"

    Reviewed by Allison3.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the village, walking distance to beach, pubs and deli."

    Cottage is very spaciuos over the 3 floors, rooms are light and airy. Garden was a sun trap. Parking space very useful.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you had a great time in Beer and in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, really enjoyed the garden."

    Could do with some updating in kitchen. The only other thing was if we all wanted to watch TV we couldn’t see it properly in TV unit and couldn’t all fit on Sofa to see it. It was good for my grandson with high chair travel cot, monitors so we could relax while he was asleep

    Reviewed by Jill3.4Jun 2023

  • "We were very disappointed with the cleanliness of this cottage."

    The fridge smells dreadful and in need of a thorough cleaning. I put a bowl of bicarbonate of soda inside and that made it bearable to open the door. Microwave,kettle and oven were all grubby. The cutlery trays also. Paintwork needs refreshing and skirting boards and radiators very dusty. When I stripped the bed at the end of our stay the mattress cover was grubby and there was a tear in an obviously old mattress, the quilt also had a coffee or tea stain on it. The living room carpet needs a good shampoo. Such a shame as the cottage is in a perfect location at the top of the village opposite the local shop. Also would be very comfortable for a family with lots of toys,games and books for a rainy day.

    Thank you for your interesting feedback. It’s almost as though you had stayed somewhere else as we had a thorough spring clean two weeks before you stayed. The guests the previous week to you were relatives so we asked them for their thoughts. They said the cottage was clean and they confirm the fridge was fresh as they cleaned it before they left. Sadly, your experience was different. We want you to enjoy your holiday in the cottage and it’s a shame you didn’t. You remember that we ask guests to tell us if there is anything they are not happy with, that way we can try and immediately resolve issues so they can enjoy their holiday and time in our house, rather than be unhappy and then leave negative comments later. Had you let us know at the time we would have asked our caretaker to call and look at the things you were not happy with. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann2.2May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Craft Cottage, the house is big and cosy, plenty of room and ideally situated in the lovely village of Beer."

    Definitely recommended.

    Thank you so much. We try hard to make the cottage as cosy and welcoming as possible so that is so lovely to hear. Thank you for choosing us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Mar 2023

  • "We found all aspects of our stay in Beer as brilliant."

    The cottage was ideally situated, nice and handy for the village store and found the locals very friendly. We had some lovely meals in the Anchor and Dolphin. Would definitely recommend Craft Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a delightful family stay at Craft cottage this month."

    the cottage is full of character, beautifully decorated and with the mod cons we needed. The location is just wonderful in Beer village with shops, ice creams, pubs, a great fish and chip shop and the beach a five minute walk down the road. We found the owners to be responsive and kind. We would love to return

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic week in beautiful Beer."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped and lots of artwork and personal touches made it feel like home. Close to all amenities and a short, pleasant stroll to the lovely, pebbly beach. Dinner at 'The Smugglers Kitchen' highly recommended. With the local shops deli, restaurants and bars, you don't need to leave Beer at all!

    Reviewed by C5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Perfect location with easy access to the bus stop, shops, pubs, restaurants and beach. We made fully use of the lovely garden too. Loads of local information, books and games for all, which was a nice touch. Would recommend a stay!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "The Cottage is in the heart of Beer, which is a bonus and we hadn’t realised it was such a great location."

    Fully equipped with everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2022

  • "From the original contact with questions on the cottage with Sykes to the contact with the owners for the access, I have nothing but praise for this little gem of a property and the booking process."

    The cottage was just as described and had everything you could possibly want and more. It was truly home from home, not the usual 'sterile' holiday let with only the bare basics to survive, there was an abundance of extras, books, DVDs, children's books, games. Plenty of glasses, crockery, children's bowls/plates, chairs outside, picnic bags, blankets etc etc etc. There are two huge bedrooms, with another really good size double and a cute single, (which was nabbed straight away by my grand daughter, with a huge teddy bear that she didn't want to leave behind !) With it being in the middle of the village, yes there was a little noise from the bus stop, but nothing major, but if you want a central position then there will be some traffic noise, but it's not a busy village with through traffic. It is truly a lovely traditional seaside village, with 3 pubs that offer good food, tea room/cafe, cocktail bar, fish and chip shop and a lovely restaurant, which also offers its full menu as a takeaway option if you cannot get booked, add to that the cafes on the beach and you will be well catered for. I would don't hesitate to come again, and hope to revisit in the future Thank you Craft Cottage for a lovely week with my family

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Beer is a lovely village and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our home from home. We would love to host you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "This is a charming cottage with many interesting artefacts."

    It's location in central Beer is excellent. We are early risers and were untroubled by local traffic noises. The cottage is nicely maintained and well equipped although some soft furnishings and decoration, in particular on the ground floor, are looking jaded and in need of refreshing. As a party of 6 adults we found the lack of a toilet on the top floor of the building to be something of a challenge. The availability of a pleasant garden with useful seating was an asset. The 18 month old, with whom we were holidaying, loved the collection of children's books and toys. I recommend the addition of some basic cleaning equipment, a fully functioning vacuum cleaner and modern dustpan and brush, to allow visitor to keep the cottage tidy during their stay.

    "Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate guests giving us their experiences of our lovely cottage and try and take onboard our guests comments where possible. Each year we replace some furniture and fittings and/or part decorate to keep it looking fresh. Unfortunately some things are practically not possible; adding a third toilet on the top floor is one of them, fortunately there are two other toilets in the house. Regarding your suggestion of adding some basic cleaning equipment, we do encourage guests to contact us if they cannot find anything as we could have explained that the cleaning equipment, a fully functioning Henry vacuum cleaner and a modern dustpan were all in the kitchen cupboard." Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cynthia3.4May 2022

  • "Lovely maintained holiday home in great location."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a very central location at the top of the high street just 300m or so from the beach."

    Plenty of places to eat and drink in Beer, but expect to need to book high season. Beer itself is limited in facilities, but plenty of walks locally and more extensive facilities a car drive or bus journey away.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were very lucky with the weather."

    The downside to that was needing the windows open at night. Craft Cottage is in a very noisy location, it would have been handy to have a few fans to use at night and keep the windows shut.

    Reviewed by Den3.8Jul 2021

  • "Tired property compared to other properties we have rented"

    Thank you for your feedback although it is hard to know what is meant as we don't know what other properties you have stayed at. We do our best to give our guests a great holiday, however the cottage is listed and on the way to being 400 years old, so if the comparison is to a modern purpose built chalet, there will be differences. We always appreciate fair feedback as it helps us deliver a good service where we can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.1Jul 2021

  • "Craft Cottage is a very welcoming, comfy place to stay."

    It's clean and well equipped... it's so nice stay somewhere with plenty of crockery and everything you need to prepare meals for 6. Beer is a lovely place with plenty to do an see in the area. We also enjoyed relaxing in the cottage and the lovely suntrap of a garden. We loved being in the heart of the village but a word of caution if you're wanting complete peace and this may not be the place for you as it's opposite the village stores and the bus stop.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation with everything you need for a short break."

    Excellent location on the main street through the small village centre of Beer with beach, village store, 3 pubs, restaurant, cocktail bar, chip shop and a few shops within a short walking distance. Seaton tram and Beer quarry caves worth the visit. 5 minute drive (or 40 minute coast path walk to lovely Branscombe). Allocated car parking space is down a narrow lane and not viable for larger cars. NCP £6 for 24hrs but you can get a week permit discount.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Unfortunately the cottage was not very clean when we arrived."

    There were sweet wrappers and a pencil found on the sofa. We had to wash a lot of utensils/plates before we could use them. The garden is looking very tired. Comfortable table and chairs but the fences need replacing. The summerhouse cushions are dirty. There is building work going on behind the property which was noisy Monday- Friday. Buses outside are noisy 1st thing in the morning; school children waiting to be taken to school. Generally disappointing.

    Reviewed by Joanna2.5Jun 2021

  • "Craft cottage was everything and more than we could wish for!"

    Extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean! It was definitely a home from home feeling so cozy and the bed was so comfortable we struggled to get up in the morning! Beer is so quaint and so pretty but with a wide range of pubs restaurants and takeaways! We particularly enjoyed Duckys on the beach they made the best crab sandwiches! Pleased also to say ‘Had a beer in The Barrel of Beer in Beer! I must apologise for accidentally breaking an egg cup of which l did replace! Everything else we left as we found it in perfect condition and thankyou again for a fabulous holiday we do hope to see you again next year! Many regards Steve and Jackie Jackson

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was light and airy with a very beachy theme."

    The decor was very interesting and all around the cottage there was something to find to look at. Extremely comfortable stay, lots of space for a big family and everything you need to cook for yourselves. Will definitely stay again x

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location in this lovely village."

    The shop was a little noisy with deliveries early in the morning and parking was a little tricky with the locked space a short walk away. Lots of great walks nearby and stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Craft cottage is absolutely lovely, warm and cosy with everything you need."

    Also a perfect location , Beer is such a relaxing place to be.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was warm cosy clean and comfortable."

    The weather was cold and wet but the cottage provided ample shelter and warmth and we spent time reading and watching bad TV. The only downside was external, the front bed room could be noisy so we got woken early, with buses trucks and bin lorries clattering and beeping. For heavier sleepers I am sure that would not be a problem! Overall we had a lovely few days

    Reviewed by Elana5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was perfectly located to enjoy Beer"

    Reviewed by Cornelius4.7Dec 2019

  • "Extremely well equipped and very comfortable, felt like a home from home."

    Reviewed by Val5.0Sep 2019

  • "Craft Cottage is a wonderful place to spend a holiday."

    The location is perfect, just a few minutes from the spectacular beach, pubs, cafes and shops. The owners have thought of everything when kitting the place out and we were left wanting for nothing. The garden was safe for our dog who is a well practised escape artist, and we were lucky to be able to sit out in the evenings making full use of the patio furniture. Great cottage in a fabulous location.

    Reviewed by Stef5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in this "home-from-home" cottage."

    It was very comfortable, lovely beds and lots of little touches to make a family holiday special. Beer is a village of real character and we will definitely return - we are missing our walks on the beach already.

    Reviewed by Roz4.7Apr 2019

  • "Craft Cottage is the perfect place for a stay in Beer."

    Located right in the heart of the village you are no more than five minutes from anywhere and can explore to your hearts content. The cottage is well kept and comfortable, providing everything you could need for a short or long stay. We loved our stay in Craft Cottage and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Craft Cottage is really lovely."

    Very easy place to stay, in the wonderful village of Beer. Restaurants, pubs, cafes and beach, all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2019

  • "A great location and a really warm and homely feel to the cottage ."

    we will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2019

  • "The only downside was that despite the double yellow lines outside the cottage, people regularly parked there to pop into the local shop."

    We regularly had cars, lorries and vans pull up outside which compromised privacy and blocked the light into the front room.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Beer."

    Craft Cottage is in the village itself so it is an easy walk to the local shops, pubs, restaurants and beach. When we looked at the parking in the details before our holiday we thought it might be a bit of a pain having to walk down the road and unlock the gate every time, but it was easy to do and caused no problems. It was out of season, therefore the shops/restaurants were open for shorter hours or less days, but we didn't find this to be a problem. Because it was out of season, it was lovely and quiet. Everyone parks outside Craft cottage to visit the Village Store, which would be more annoying in high season as it would be busier. It is quite noisy outside in the mornings with deliveries to the shop and the school buses reversing into the bus stop. The cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed. We weren't able to get the gas fire to light while we were there which was a little bit disappointing. There is central heating also which we were thankful for. We have a small dog who isn't able to walk very far. This meant that to reach any level grass for him to use for toileting, we had to go up to the cliff top car park. However, there are lovely views from up on the cliff so although it was a bit of a palaver, it was worth it! We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Feb 2019

  • "We loved Craft Cottage - very comfortable beds, beautifully decorated & brilliantly well equipped accommodation."

    We love cooking and ate in each evening (well, we sat outside to eat) although petite, the kitchen has everything you need. The only niggle was that there is no parking at the Cottage - the allocated space is down the road a little way, through a very narrow road, and visitors had to use the public car park (also quite near, but in the height of summer, sometimes full!) The Cottage is extremely thoughtfully resourced - the best collection of books and dvds we’ve seen! The outside furniture is very comfortable (blankets even provided so you can sit out all evening, when it gets chilly!) We would all highly recommend Craft Cottage (and Beer) for a lovely family holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2018

  • "Everything brilliant from arrival to departure, what a great house to stay in ..."

    Everything brilliant from arrival to departure, what a great house to stay in and the garden was great for us all including out Boston Terrier have not been here before but have recommend Craft Cottage and Beer to everyone who has asked about the holiday

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location with easy access to a host of other lovely destinations."

    Beer itself is a a charming fishing village and Has many local facilities. We had a super time and look forward to going Back to Craft Cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Lewis4.6Nov 2016

  • "Charming and cosy cottage full of character."

    Location is perfect, house had everything we needed, even toys and games for the kids. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Oct 2016

  • "Fantasic house, right in the middle of Beer."

    Full of character and charm and decorated beautifully - the interior really makes you feel like you are on holiday and happy straight away. The house is fully equipped with everything you might need. We would definitely look to book again. Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV, 1 x second floor double with TV and shower and basin in room, 1 x king-size double with sofa and TV, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod docks, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car in car park 200 yards from cottage
  • Additional parking in another car park 2 mins walk away, weekly permit required
  • Enclosed patio and small lawned area with furniture, summerhouse and furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Bus stop opposite property
  • Note: Patio and garden are steep and tiered with steps separating each area, children to be supervised
  • Note: This property benefits from a central location in Beer, associated traffic may be heard

The property

A three-storey Grade II listed town house in the heart of Beer, a pretty and unspoilt fishing village on the South Devon coast.

Fabulously presented with every attention to detail, and with some interesting period features including exposed wooden beams, this cottage is a fabulous welcoming holiday home.

The front door, opening directly off the village square, leads into an attractive sitting room with large stone fireplace, window seats, a deep comfy leather sofa and a dining area, making it a really sociable room for the family on holiday.

There is a petite kitchen, and a utility room leading to the garden, which is sunny, enclosed and has a footpath up to a cute summerhouse, a comfy little hideaway with furniture.

There are two spacious bedrooms on the first floor, including the master king-size double which has a sofa and TV, so that adults can escape for a bit of peace and quiet at the end of a busy day on Beer beach.

There are two further double bedrooms on the second floor, one with a shower.

A short stroll from this cosy cottage takes you to the small pebbly cove, teeming with fishing boats and cafes.

With numerous interesting places to visit nearby, including Seaton, Axminster, Branscombe and Sidmouth, this Devon holiday home is a perfect family base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Seaton 1.5 miles; Lyme Regis 9 miles; Sidmouth 9.5 miles; Exeter 25 miles.

Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast near Seaton. The shingle beach is very sheltered, backed by limestone cliffs and was once fertile smuggling territory, plus contraband was hidden in nearby caves, which are now a popular tourist attraction. Beer is situated on the stretch of Devon coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, and the village offers sloping streets lined with picturesque stone houses and cottages built on many different levels of the steep valley sides. There are a good range of shops, friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in Beer, plus just outside the village is the popular Pecorama Gardens, which are perched on the hill overlooking Lyme Bay. Pecorama boasts the Beer Heights Light Railway and indoor model railway exhibition, along with a childrens' play area. Beer is a unique Devon fishing village and a great place to stay.

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Please note there is a Housekeeping Bond of £100.00

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas