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Smugglers Cottage

(Ref. 1106589)

Beer, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Smugglers cottage was a home from home ."

    The cottage was lovely and warm on arrival . The welcome pack was lovely and a nice touch . The beds were comfy an plenty of storage in bedrooms for clothes . We loved the log burner which was one of the reasons we picked the cottage . The village itself was quaint and the Anchor pub was friendly and the food delicious. Thank you for sharing your property.

    What wonderful feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your time at ‘Smugglers’. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and in the village of Beer. Thank you once again, and we wish you and all our guests past and future, a very happy new year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Smugglers Cottage, so comfortable and cosy, and the extras - Christmas tree and goodie bag were a lovely surprise."

    We would highly recommend the cottage and Beer itself, very pretty place, friendly people, and beautiful coastline.

    Thank you so much for such positive feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the little additional extras to make your stay even more special. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice and cosy (but by no means cramped) cottage."

    Log fire a winner. Fully equipped and comfortable beds. Ideal for our family of four and pooch.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cosy cottage and great location for a relaxing break."

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Sep 2023

  • "A real gem of a cottage."

    The garden was a real treat which you don’t see in the listing pics. That said It’s is steep with easy access steps but worth it for the views and sun trap at the top. We loved it. The dog loved it. We had 2 couples and a small dog within our party and would definitely visit again. Even the neighbours were lovely and friendly. lovely village, lovely people and lovely cottage.

    Thank you for such wonderful comments. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Smuggler’s Cottage. Beer is such a lovely place and it’s really heartwarming to receive such positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to share your holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage , a very short walk to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants of Beer."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need and the garden was amazing. Yes it's a bit of a steep climb to the top of the layered garden but my, it was so worth it with the sea view and views of the village. The beds were very comfortable with loads of storage space in both bedrooms, wi-fi excellent, kitchen fully equipped and the cottage was spotless on arrival. You just need to be aware that the 3 short stay spaces in the road are often occupied so be careful when unloading / loading up outside the cottage as there is not much room for vehicles to pass as you do so. However given we were there on the hottest weekend probably this Summer and at the end of the school holidays, this was only to be expected in reality. At peak times, you might also want to book the restaurants in advance and 2 were closed on Sundays which seemed a bit odd. Highly recommend Smugglers Cottage, we loved it !

    This is such wonderful feedback and we are so grateful to you for taking the time to write. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Smugglers Cottage, thank you ."

    The cottage was well equipped and in a great position, in spite of restrictive parking to unload. Loading back up was overcome by parking opposite the cottage after 6 pm and leaving by 9 am. There were just a few points that we found in the cottage, which did not spoil our stay, but we felt should be pointed out. A second key would have been very useful, as we could not leave the cottage unless we were together or we had to liase as to the time we got back, or one of us had to stay in! The wardrobe in the main bedroom needs a lower step, as I found it very difficult to get into! The right hand window in the bathroom we could not open and needs to be fixed. As the weather was warm and sometimes humid, the extra opening would have cleared the steam quicker and prevent dampness and ruining the beautiful decorated bathroom. The garden was amazing, but due to the three tiers and no handrails from the second tier upwards, it was difficult to use the garden for our friends who came for lunch. We were ok and used the garden often, but handrails would be alot safer. Again thank you for a wonderful stay in the cottage and we highly recommend it.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we're glad that you had a lovely holiday. We have asked our maintenance team to look at the bathroom window. We only provide one set of keys for properties that have a keysafe onsite, as we would advise guests to use this during their stay. Alternatively we can provide an additional set of keys upon request. The Lyme Bay Team In addition to the above, we would like to express our appreciation for your really positive and constructive feedback. When we are there next week, we will follow up on your comments. As a period property with a terraced garden there are certain quirks and characteristics of Smugglers Cottage that are part of its charm. Notwithstanding these we will look to do what we can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jun 2023

  • "Just returned from a fabulous few days in Beer."

    Smugglers cottage was lovely, perfect for what we wanted. It is walkable into Beer, near all the restaurants, cafes & beach. There was everything we needed in the cottage & a welcome pack on arrival full of little goodies which was a lovely touch. The place was clean & tidy & well looked after. The view from the top patio was beautiful, we have fabulous weather so we’re able to really appreciate it. Just wished we could have stayed longer. Would definitely come back

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. Beer is a very special place and we are delighted that you had such a good holiday at Smuggler's Cottage. We really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to write. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Have stayed here twice and love this cottage."

    Cosy, love the fire, kitchen well equipped, bedrooms comfortable, bathroom all good and nice outside space. Only (very) minor improvements would be to have two door keys and a cafetière please as you do supply coffee for one in the lovely welcome pack.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Smuggler's Cottage. There is a cafetiere located in the cupboard above the sink. It is stainless steel and not glass so it may have been mistaken for another utensil. It is the letting agent's policy to only supply one key via the keysafe. A spare set can be provided on request. Thank you once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything we hoped for- spacious but cosy, excellent heating system, comfortable bed, plenty of drawers and hanging space, well equipped kitchen, etc."

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Smugglers Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Spot on. Just what we were looking for."

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It's much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage very comfortable had a relaxing stay in Beer close to high ..."

    Lovely cosy cottage very comfortable had a relaxing stay in Beer close to high street and plenty of places to eat close by We were lucky with weather so could make use of sitting at the top of the terraced garden where you can see the sea view Would only say that the garden has alot of steep steps up and may not suit everyone but we enjoyed the outside space we would definitely recommend the cottage for a stay in Beer

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at Smugglers Cottage with our greyhound helped, no doubt, by wonderful weather."

    We found the cottage comfortable and well equipped and we liked the stepped garden with tables and chairs (and a summer house) on two levels. However, our greyhound wasn't quite so enamoured with the garden - hard surfaces and many steps - so he usually sulked in the cottage when we were enjoying a pre-dinner drink. Whilst I was a bit worried about the parking arrangements, it proved simple and it was only a 5 minute walk to the car park.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Smuggler's Cottage. Hopefully, your greyhound enjoyed long walks on the many dog-friendly beaches/open countryside and for him this made up for the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "A pretty and comfortable cottage with a beautiful garden in a lovely seaside village."

    Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Smuggler's Cottage and that you love Beer as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage only drawback is the tiered garden with all the steps beautiful garden but very steep no lighting would be useful."

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Smuggler's Cottage. The feedback on the outside lighting is valuable and we plan to install this over the Autumn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jul 2022

  • "Excellent terraced garden, comfy front room , lovely fireplace, welcome hamper was a nice touch."

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback on your stay at Smugglers’ cottage in Beer. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jun 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV/DVD player, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, fridge with ice box, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Public car park a short walk from property, subject to availability and 1 permit supplied for EDDC car park
  • Terraced garden, summerhouse, patio, furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Due to the tiered nature of the garden younger children need to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Logs for woodburning stove are not included
  • Note: Make sure you provide us with your car registration prior to your arrival to ensure your parking permit is activated for your stay
  • Note: Car parking permit supplied, subject to availability

The property

Nestling in the rural village of Beer in Devon, is this period cottage, Smuggler’s Cottage.

Perfect for families or two couples travelling together, the property offers rustic and charming accommodation full of character.

The sitting room is a warm and welcoming space and has original ceiling beams and a feature inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove; you can imagine gathering around the stove and spending quality holiday time together here.

When it’s time for dinner step into the attractive farmhouse kitchen, where you will find everything needed to create tasty food for your party.

Once prepared you can pull up a chair in the inviting dining area to eat together or if the sun is shining step out onto the marvellous terrace area which has breath-taking views over to the sea and beyond.

Even if the sun isn’t shining you can take a seat in the gorgeous summerhouse and soak up those views under cover.

No doubt you’ll be tired after all those holiday adventures so choose from either of the bedrooms, a king-size complete with TV or an attractive twin; both are stylishly presented and a calming place lay your weary head at night and to wake up to in the morning.

Smuggler’s Cottage offers a great base from which to explore the delights of Devon with the idyllic village of Beer a short walk where you will find the famous Beer Quarry Caves and the delightful Jubilee Gardens.

Jump in the car for a rewarding journey to visit places such as Seaton with its scenic tram trip to Colyton, Sidmouth known for its donkey sanctuary and Lyme Regis with its magnificent harbour and causeway.

While you’re in Lyme Regis why not pay a visit to its aquarium and museum and have a browse around its great selection of shops?

Beaches worth visiting nearby include Charmouth, Seatown, Dawlish Warren and Weymouth.

For a family holiday to treasure forever, book a visit to Smuggler’s Cottage.

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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 children's play area. Beer is a unique Devon fishing village and a great place to stay.

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Note: Due to the tiered nature of the garden younger children need to be supervised at all times. Note: Logs for woodburning stove are not included. Note: Make sure you provide us with your car registration prior to your arrival to ensure your parking permit is activated for your stay. Note: Car parking permit supplied, subject to availability.

Note: There is a house opposite the cottage that has recently been built, currently only internal works taking place with little or no disruption.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas