Branscombe is a small village in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is packed with thatched cottages, many with climbing roses and hanging baskets in the summertime. The nearest beach is less than a mile away, with towering cliffs and spectacular views along the coast. Branscombe is believed to be the longest village in England, with streets winding through the valley, all the way to the Jurassic Coast. It is renowned for having one of the prettiest bus routes in the South West, running from Seaton to Sidmouth, via Beer.
Your holiday cottage in Branscombe will be within walking distance of several traditional Devon pubs. The Fountain Head was named 'Summer pub of the year 2018' by CAMRA and serves a selection of beers made at Branscombe Vale Brewery, right by the beach. Expect unpretentious, hearty food, including fresh fish of the day, beer-battered cod and chips, and steaks. The Masons Arms is another popular pub dating back to the 14th century. Its lunches are prepared with fresh, local ingredients, such as its Devon crab sandwich or Ploughman's lunch, including Quicke's mature cheddar cheese and Tribute ale chutney.
Hamilton House is a modern coastal cottage in the lovely seaside town of Branscombe, in Devon. The sophisticated cottage boasts a unique dining room as well as a sun trap garden and proximity to the beautiful beaches of this popular town. The large deck catches the sea breeze and invites relaxation.
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Holiday cottages in Branscombe are a stone's throw from the Jurassic Coast. Stretching for 96 miles from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, it is popular among fossil hunters, and even amateurs can find ammonites and belemnites while exploring the rocky shores. The Sea Shanty Beach Cafe on Branscombe Beach is the perfect place for lunch. It has won several Taste of the West Gold awards and serves delicious, locally-sourced meals. The cafe's fish and seafood dishes are the most popular, including smoked mackerel pate with pickles, and toasted ciabatta with smoked haddock and leek rarebit.
The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 100 square miles of East Devon countryside. Self-catering holidays in Branscombe offer opportunities to explore the area's wooded combes, heathlands and spectacular views. Lyme Regis, a picturesque coastal town, is 11 miles east of Branscombe, and Sidmouth lies to the west, with tall red cliffs and a pebble beach.