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Pottery Barn

Branscombe, Devon (Ref. 975475)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location for a quite relaxing holiday."

    The cottage has everything you could wish for including a beautiful large secure garden that our dogs loved.

    Reviewed by LesMay 2022

  • "I have stayed at a number of cottages over the years of attending Donkey Week at the Sanctuary and this is my favorite."

    The setting was beautiful and the accommodations were clean and bright. Everything I needed was there and the peacefulness of the location was exactly what I needed

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage just let down by the bathrooms but they were exactly as ..."

    Fantastic cottage just let down by the bathrooms but they were exactly as listed and exactly as some of the reviews said

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay enjoyed our week, owners were very nice and helpful."

    Quiet, beautiful area. Lovely wood burner in open planned living area. Good facilities and access to garden. As the shower is in the bath, due to roof height and the double beds are very low it isn't suitable for some people but that is made clear in its description.

    Reviewed by KimMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Pottery Barn."

    We were made very welcome and the property was beautiful set in amazing grounds. We had everything we needed and look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday, sadly we had to leave on Wednesday instead of Friday for unforeseen reasons."

    While we were there we were comfortable and the views from our walks were breathtaking.

    Reviewed by RosalindNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very welcoming and homely. The owner was most pleasant and helpful and made us comfortable as soon as we arrived. Thank-you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday ."

    Pottery Barn was good the only thing was the sloping ceilings upstairs of which you informed us. But a bit difficult for us not having a shower. The location was smashing so peaceful and easy to get to all the other places we love nearby.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and comfortable."

    It had everything we needed. The owners were great, very friendly. The garden was stunning.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "A gem of a place in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by GeorginaAug 2021

  • "Lovely house, helpful housekeepers and friendly owners."

    Beautiful garden, well situated and perfect for families or couples alike.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2021

  • "Peaceful location Equipped with everything you needed for a relaxing holiday."

    Ceiling height in the bathrooms was a bit of an issue for the taller members of our group but one they soon adjusted to. Good pub a short stroll away- The Fountains Head Enjoyed the walk down to the beach every evening- downhill all the way and a challenge walking back but loved it.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Lovely location and nice spacious bedrooms"

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage & great location!"

    Christmas decorations were most welcome

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2020

  • "The low ceilings in the bathrooms took some getting used to."

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "The bathroom facilities were not suitable for elderly or infirm people due to a lack of head height , reduced length of bath, no grab handles and general lack of working space."

    The staircase is fairly steep and therefore difficult to access. We also were unable to connect with the WiFi hub. Otherwise this is a very attractive cottage .

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "Considering the circumstances we felt very safe cottage was lovely owners were ..."

    Considering the circumstances we felt very safe cottage was lovely owners were very nice and friendly as was Freddie the red setter overall a very pleasant stay wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage - immaculately clean, with lovely grounds."

    Had a few issues with the wifi but Dave and Nicky (the owners who live next door), couldn't have been more helpful. They also have two beautiful and friendly dogs who are always happy to say hello. The cottage is ideally situated as a base for days out, an is in walking distance of a couple of pubs (although if you want food I'd advise you to book in advance). There is even a local blacksmith who you can see in action in his thatched cottage, and there are a couple of paths to the beach if you prefer not to drive (a couple of miles). Despite the weather we had a great time as a family, and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "Beautiful converted barn in a wonderful location."

    extremely clean & felt very safe - lovely decoration I will be back

    Reviewed by SaraAug 2020

  • "Warm, welcoming and comfortable cottage."

    Perfect location for exploring the Devon coast line. Would recommend this cottage without hesitation.

    Reviewed by CatrionaNov 2019

  • "It would be good to have a freezer in the property,as there is no shop in Branscombe."

    Also,the cottage should have its own private space outside,as the owners had 3 large dogs running around,which was off putting to us and our dogs.

    Reviewed by JudyNov 2019

  • "The Pottery Barn is delightful."

    I find it hard to know where to begin with my praise. Decor, furniture, furnishings, cooking equipment and utensil, all exceeded my expectations. The beds are very comfortable. The heating very good so no need to use the log burner. The extra little touches like the illuminated ornaments, etc are very attractive. Fresh flowers, scones, jam and cream etc. were very welcoming. Well done Sykes.

    Reviewed by VictorOct 2019

  • "Lovely converted barn and great green field for dogs to run around in quiet beautiful Branscombe."

    Good communication from caretaker of property. Loved this little gem.

    Reviewed by PSep 2019

  • "Firstly the Pottery Barn was lovely, it was in a beautiful location with a large well kept garden."

    The barn had a nice conservatory and you could sit outside in a sheltered/roofed area if you wanted a break from the sun or you could sun yourself on the lounger or patio table and chairs. The nearest pub was about a ten minute slightly downhill walk serving lovely food. Branscombe itself was lovely with a nice 3/4 mile walk to the beach. We had a wonderful time at the Pottery Barn and of seeing the sights of Devon and would recommend it to all. The owner's of the Pottery Barn were delightful. Pam and Jim White.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "Pottery Barn was just what we were hoping for."

    A lovely cosy comfortable quiet retreat with a beautiful garden and lots of great walks too. Our dogs loved it. The only downsides if we were being picky are the lack of head room for the toilets if you are a tall man!! And no freezer. Perhaps a small freezer in the laundry room would suffice. The owners who live next door are very friendly and helpful. The nearby pub serves excellent food. All in all we had a fabulous holiday in a wonderful cottage and location. We hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by GlendaAug 2019

  • "The barn is located a 2 mile walk from Branscombe Beach."

    The accommodation is comfortable although the bedroom and bathroom areas on the first floor are challenging with low sloping ceilings. There is no private fenced off garden space as the barn sits within the owner’s garden.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019

  • "A lovely barn conversation in a quaint village with great walks - hosts were lovely too."

    Nice coastal path to the beach and a couple of pubs serving food. If your looking for a peaceful, relaxing break then an ideal place to stay.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2019

  • "Wonderfully tranquil setting."

    Hosts most welcoming.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "It's a lovely cottage and there's lots to do, especially the coast path if you like walking and looking at spectacular views."

    My only niggle was the lack of freezer, but we actually managed very well without it.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2019

  • "Bathrooms are very small and not able to stand in bath to shower you have to sit ..."

    Bathrooms are very small and not able to stand in bath to shower you have to sit down due to sloping roof and to use the toilet if you are a male

    Many thanks for your feedback, we take feedback very seriously and we will take on board your review - If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to get in touch Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2019

  • "Fantastically clean & well presented cottage."

    Wood-burner provided lovely cosy evenings, but we struggled to work out the timer settings on the central heating (could have done with coming on downstairs earlier for these colder winter nights). Beautiful setting, but remember you have no mobile reception. Wouldn't hesitate to use again. Great value.

    Reviewed by GarethNov 2018

  • "A very pleasant cottage, beautifully prepared for our arrival."

    We did find ourselves bumping our heads rather upstairs where the ceiling sloped just over the beds and the slope was a bit of a problem in the bathrooms! But, being a converted barn, it was probably inevitable that this would feature. Perhaps particular refence to this ought to be in the description of the place just to warn taller people of the fact. But other than this we found the facilities ok, and the outlook and surrounding garden very pleasant. We would recommend it.

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2018

  • "We were given the wrong code of the key safe, arrived 6:15pm couldn't get in owners next door were out, no mobile signal, after trying different combinations of the number given drove down to the pub about half a mile away to see if they had wifi, they didn't."

    They knew the caretakers father so phoned him, the caretaker then phoned the pub back and gave me a completely different code for the key safe. We can't thank the pub landlord enough for the help he gave us. Eventually got in the property after 8pm. Also the road through the village was closed and the email telling us of this was not sent until just before we arrived. I have a phone that just makes phone calls. I did have my tablet with me but there was no hotspots around so couldn't use it until we were in the cottage. The caretaker did leave us a bottle of wine the following day. There was no freezer in the property and as the nearest decent shop was a 25 min drive away it would have made life easier to have a freezer or even a fridge with a freezer compartment. The bathrooms were built into the eves and it was difficult to use the loo without banging your head.

    Reviewed by DrusillaOct 2018

  • "Our holiday at Pottery Barn was one of the best holidays we have had yet and so memorable."

    The accommodation was fabulous - luxurious, comfortable and homely. The position of the barn was just perfect for unwinding from the stresses of working life. Be assured of a very warm welcome from the hosts - and their two dogs. Nothing was too much trouble and the extra touches such as fresh flowers and scones and clotted cream were just the icing on the cake. There were some quirks that made living in a converted barn fun. Holidays are all about new experiences - you soon get used to ducking! LOL! A mobile signal was..........rare. However, that also proved to be a bonus too - nobody could reach us. There is Wi-Fi if there is an emergency though. If you are thinking of booking this property - do it! You won't regret it! I would return tomorrow if I had the chance. We can heartily recommend the pub a short walk away - The Fountain Head. It was very welcoming and the food was fabulous. Dogs are welcome there too. It's been years since I've been in such an original 'pub' like that. So glad we booked this accommodation and made such wonderful memories. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped and comfortable,home from home ..."

    Lovely cottage well equipped and comfortable,home from home Very peaceful and lovely surroundings Warm welcome by owners ,very helpful and friendly Excellent walks from the door to the coast beautiful area also 899 bus on doorstep to Sidmouth,Beer and Seaton Would recommend it

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "The barn is outstanding with the added advantage of very friendly and helpful on site caretaker and owners."

    Sykes description was 100% accurate and it was a bonus to have such wonderful grounds for the dog to enjoy. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by LynnetteAug 2018

  • "Lovely location, very quiet lovely big garden except it’s not Secure but this was fine we went out with our small dogs on leads ,owners and dogs very friendly ."

    Everything you need in a kitchen and we was greeted with flowers,scones,jam and cream which was a lovely touch.Barn was lovely the only thing that could improve the Property would be a shower as waiting for four adults to have a bath in a morning was time consuming lol especially when our two daughters have long hair .lovely holiday

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2018

  • "A well stocked and kitted out cottage."

    The space and grounds were excellent. Needs a freezer, especially for longer stays but otherwise excellent!

    Reviewed by PatrickJul 2018

  • "Lovely location, very comfortable ."

    Greeted by Nicky the owner. Had a cream tea on arrival and Milk in the fridge. Coffee, tea and Hot chocolate for us to use. What more could you wish for. Both Nicky and David were absolutely lovely, any problems they would sort them.Great holiday.

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2018

  • "The only way to say was that it’s grownds we’re fabulous so quiet pud down ..."

    The only way to say was that it’s grownds we’re fabulous so quiet pud down the road great food so peaceful the best holiday ever

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2018

  • "Great barn conversion, owners next door are super friendly and helpful."

    We had a lovely time in Devon. Will be recommending the property to others.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2018

  • "Excellent cottage"

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2018

  • "It was maybe just a little difficult to access the property in a vehicle, I."

    E. the gateway was a little narrow. But that really is nit-picking, and overall the property was excellent.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x king size double with a single bed benefiting from a lovely en-suite bathroom
  • Family bathroom with bath, handheld shower only, basin and WC
  • No upright shower in property
  • Open plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburner
  • Sun room
  • External, sheltered utility area
  • Electric heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • No telephone
  • No freezer
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravelled area and private patio with furniture
  • Shared grounds of approximately 2 acres with woods
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins drive
  • Pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: The washing machine is situated in a separate building and is shared with the owners
  • Note: Upstairs rooms have sloping ceilings
  • Note: The owner does have 2 dogs of their own.

The property

A contemporary barn conversion resting in Branscombe, located next to the owners property, amidst an area of natural beauty.

Perfect for families or friends, this retreat boasts homeliness and charm which can be felt upon approaching the cottage, and this continues to the inside.

Spend a moment or two in the sun room, knitted together with a selection of armchairs and a backdrop of the peaceful garden to keep you occupied.

A step up will take you into the beautiful open-plan living area, which boasts a modern kitchen decorated in fresh greys and whites, joined by a dining table that seats up to four people.

The lounge houses a cream sofa and two armchairs; a soothing place to sit back and relax in front of the TV, whilst planning out those up and coming adventures.

With the addition of a woodburner, this cottage can be enjoyed all-year-round.

The next floor houses a family room, comprising a king-size bed and a single, along with a hotel standard en-suite bathroom.

The second king-size room presents an alternative, and the same wonderful colour scheme of the previous.

Velux windows and low upstairs ceilings bring a characterful effect to the cottage, completing the interior in a stylish fashion.

Outside, the shared 2-acre garden with woods has a selection of seating for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

For the adventurous, Branscombe Mouth boasts a beach, and a wealth of rock pools and cliffs on the Jurassic Coast just waiting to be explored.

Why not take a trip out to Sidmouth and the surrounding countryside where you'll find a great range of attractions and activities to entertain the whole family including a visit to the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary.

World of Country Life, Crealy Adventure Park, Beer Quarry Caves and Pecorama are all just a few miles away.

A lovely cottage in a memorable part of Devon.

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About the location

BRANSCOMBE

Sidmouth 5.6 miles.

Branscombe is located at the meeting point of two valleys, home to a collection of thatched cottages that lead the way to the sea, and the village is believed to be the longest in England. A number of historic buildings are worth noting; the Old Bakery and Forge, both National Trust properties, are just some of which can be found nearby. Branscombe Mouth has a beach with good parking facilities, a licensed restaurant complete with thatched roof and a wealth of rock pools just waiting to be searched for crabs and other sea creatures. Why not take a trip out to Sidmouth and the surrounding countryside where you’ll find a great range of attractions and activities to entertain the whole family, including a visit to the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary with over 500 rescue donkeys to see. World of Country Life is just a few miles away and is an award winning family day out.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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