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Pottery Barn

(Ref. 975475)

Branscombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage in a lovely part of Devon."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect place in a beautiful setting."

    Really cosy with the log burner in the winter.

    Reviewed by Josh5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great stay and a home from home."

    A well equipped kitchen, and all amenities. We were only able to have one hot bath a day, before the hot water ran out but other than that it was a lovely stay. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic property and making memories for our family.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pottery Barn is a lovely property in one of the most beautiful villages on the Jurassic Coast."

    I was comfortable and cosy as a solo traveller and enjoyed the walk down to Branscombe Beach (about 35/40 mins) through the countryside each day. A very relaxing and peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very nice and clean cottage, would recommend to others."

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Sep 2023

  • "A most fabulous stay at Pottery barn."

    Exceptionally clean . A nice welcome pack tea coffee biscuits ect.Even flowers on tables. We'll equipped kitchen. There are low ceilings in the bedroom as described on the site but this was not an issue you get used to them. The owners were very welcoming and sorted out minor details for us. Even lending my husband a baseball cap as he forgot his. Pottery barn is one of the best self catering properties I have stayed in. Good location beautiful chocolate box village. The gardens were large and well looked after. Ample parking. There were some facilities we didnt use for instant the washer and a barbecue. All in all definitely 5 stars from me

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Location was spot on for visiting all the bay's along the coast of south Devon. We would go back to the cottage again. The gardens are lovely for the dogs to run and play. And it's so peaceful. And in the early hours we could hear the owls. The owners are very friendly. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Upstairs does has a sloping ceiling - but as described and you just have to mind your head."

    Very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2023

  • "So sorry we brought the key home!"

    When I was sweeping up the broom handle must have knocked it out of the door into the swim bag. We could not understand where it had gone! Waiting for comformation of address to which to send Hope you will still have us back next year!

    Reviewed by Viki5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location, lovely property, absolutely no complaints."

    Reviewed by Sallie4.7Apr 2023

  • "It seems that the cottage was designed for looks not practicalities."

    The bedroom with the ensuite was totally lacking in worktop space with nowhere to even put a toothbrush! It resulted in having to live out of a suitcase. The stairs were a hazard, maybe anti slip pads on them?

    Reviewed by Eileen3.4Apr 2023

  • "This is our 2nd visit this year and plan to have a third later in the year."

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage"

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Mar 2023

  • "My second stay in a year - my dog and I enjoy it so much."

    Yes the ceiling heights upstairs and lack of showers wouldn’t suit everyone, but I prefer baths and the odd bumped head is worth it to stay in such a lovely place. The cottage details make this very clear before booking. Owners are kind and helpful but not intrusive. Star of the show, however, is their dog Freddie - a true gentleman

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing accommodation Clean, cosy, and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jan 2023

  • "We were aware before hand that some people had had problems with the low ceiling upstairs!"

    Short bath also a bit of a challenge. Maybe a shower room could be installed within the bedroom? Good position near the ‘Fountain Head’ pub, lovely walks for us, plus our black lab! Big garden, also appreciated by our dog!

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Dec 2022

  • "This property was absolutely beautiful!"

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    It has everything needed to enjoy your break

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful barn conversion."

    A really lovely break we had thankyou . Brenda

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage very clean and owners were friendly, the stairs were dangers and would have been better with carpet, also beds and pillows did not have much support but it was a cosy cottage with a old pub within walking distant."

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic location and lovely warm comfortable cottage."

    The garde was perfect for the dogs and we liked being able to walk to the local pub. We would have preferred stand up showers but could see why that wasn’t possible. We did some great walks from the door. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Such a lovely tranquil little cottage in a beautiful unspoilt area."

    The perfect place to relax and unwind. The cottage had everything we could need & the gardens were lovely, especially enjoyed by our dogs and safely enclosed. Lovely walks to the beach, tea room & cliffs. Would definitely recommend & hope to return.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved Pottery Barn."

    Loved the bedroom windows open to the sky, the birds, the deer, the bats, boules on the lawn, and of course Freddie. Will definitely stay again and enjoy the fun of the 6foot boys folding themselves into the baths! Abundance of hot water appreciated after days at the beach and the use of washing machine and clothes line. Lovely squishy settees and plenty of room around the table in the well appointed kitchen. Our hosts could not have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Viki4.4Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable barn/cottage for two people."

    The setting was very quiet with a nice pub within a 7 minute walk. The owners were very welcoming and left us to get on with our holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "A delightful little cottage, made welcome by Nicky & Dave (Freddie & Poppy)."

    Very clean & all the home comforts. They do have a hairdryer which isn’t listed & would have been helpful to know. The bathrooms were a bit on the small side. Very peaceful setting with wonderful spacious gardens.

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jun 2022

  • "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 Les4.7May 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 Karen5.0Apr 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 Adrian4.1Mar 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 Kim4.4Mar 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 Alan5.0Feb 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 Rosalind5.0Nov 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 Colin5.0Oct 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 Linda4.4Sep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Aug 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 Dawn5.0Aug 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 Samantha4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely location and nice spacious bedrooms"

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7May 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage & great location!"

    Christmas decorations were most welcome

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2020

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

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 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 Keith3.8Sep 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 Alan5.0Aug 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 Ian4.1Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful converted barn in a wonderful location."

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

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Aug 2020

  • "Warm, welcoming and comfortable cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Nov 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 Judy4.4Nov 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 Victor5.0Oct 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 P4.4Sep 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 James5.0Sep 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 Glenda5.0Aug 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 Catherine3.8Aug 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 Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Wonderfully tranquil setting."

    Hosts most welcoming.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 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 Julia4.7May 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 Sharon4.4Apr 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 Gareth4.4Nov 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 Susan5.0Oct 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 Drusilla2.5Oct 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 Steve3.8Oct 2018

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

    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 Christine5.0Sep 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 Lynnette4.7Aug 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 Louise3.4Aug 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 Patrick4.1Jul 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 Sylvia5.0Jul 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 Diane5.0Jun 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 James4.1May 2018

  • "Excellent cottage"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 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 Chris4.7Mar 2018

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  • 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


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.