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Gill Cottage

Branscombe, Devon

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Family friendly
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • An idyllic rural retreat for a large family or group of friends
  • Chocolate-box cottage in a leafy valley setting with a country pub on the doorstep
  • Enjoy walks across the fields to Branscombe beach

Property code: OC-JBGILL

Dreamy stone cottages, buildings steeped in history, and an ancient church denote your arrival at Branscombe, its leafy valley leading to Lyme Bay and a long sweep of shingles flanked by pretty beach huts. Follow the South West Coast Path to enjoy dramatic views along the Jurassic Coast – the fishing village of Beer is less than 3 miles to the east. For day trips further afield, Sidmouth, a lively seaside town steeped in royal and architectural history, is an 8-mile drive to the west, while Honiton, 9 miles north, is regarded as the antique capital of the South West.

Enjoy a taste of country life at this chocolate-box thatched cottage. There’s not a straight wall in sight, but this skilfully renovated retreat is full of traditional features, with low ceilings, exposed beams, window seats and inglenook fireplaces all helping towards a warm welcome. An entrance hallway accessed from the garden leads into the kitchen/diner, where Shaker-style cabinets complement all the home-from-home essentials. Cooks will love working their magic here, and everyone will want to linger in the adjacent dining area where a wood burner-effect electric fire inside an original inglenook fireplace will cast a warm glow over the after-dinner conversation. A renowned 14th-century inn is on the doorstep for great food and local ales, but the spacious sitting room has sink-into sofas and an impressive inglenook fireplace with a wood burner-effect electric fire for relaxing evenings at home. There’s a TV, DVD and iPod docking station to entertain here, too. For ultra-convenience, there’s a cosy bunk-bedded room on the ground floor along with a stylish shower room, while, upstairs, there’s a spacious family bathroom and three peaceful bedrooms: two with double beds and one with twins. Thick stone walls, well-dressed windows and thermostatically controlled electric heaters will ensure comfortable slumbers.

Gorgeous valley views surround the cottage, while a gated gravelled driveway and mature lawn garden offer guests a private space outdoors in which to unwind.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 2 double, 1 twin, bunk beds
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • Night storage heaters in reception rooms, electric heaters in bedrooms, wood burner-effect electric fires
  • TV, DVD, iPod docking station, DAB radio
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Private garden, lawn, outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Shop 4.5 miles, beach 1.5 miles, pub within metres
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

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Charlotte Johnson-King

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 20th June 2024

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Gill Cottage was the perfect location for three generations of our family to get together for a short break. The cottage is lovely and provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Convenient parking for 3 cars; the adjacent Fountainhead Pub - a proper and quiet village pub with a good menu; and excellent access to the spectacular coastal pRead moreath. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Marek 18th May 2024

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Reviewed by Mai-Britt 15th May 2024

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Lovely cottage. right next to the Fountain Head pub and surrounded by great starting points for walking the beautiful hills of East Devon

Reviewed by Derek 22nd April 2024

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Reviewed by Lauren 7th April 2024

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Lovely property, the roads are tight but you expect this with its location. This property is lovely and next door to a country pub with another 20 minutes walk away. The beach is about a 20minute walk too so brilliant. The property is stunning and has everything you need. Plenty of parking also! The price is competitive too! We stayed as twRead moreo families and with separate stairs to separate parts of the house with two bathrooms it was absolutely perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Rosalind 2nd April 2024

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We loved the cottage - it was cosy and clean, and was also well placed on footpaths, and very near the pub! We had some problem getting the hot water running initially, and even once we did have hot running water we found that it ran out quickly (we could only ever get the bath a quarter full before the water ran out for example). It would be good Read moreto have some information about the hot water in the info book in the cottage. Apart from this it was great! Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 19th March 2024

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A lovely cottage for a group of friends to stay for an extended weekend. Great facilities and clean. Would recommend. Everything was perfect.

Reviewed by Robert 18th February 2024

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The cottage was clean on our arrival and warm and remained warm and comfortable for our weeks stay.It was in a great location with walks from the doorstep and plenty of attractions within a short drive. It had plenty of off road parking within the cottage grounds,we were able to park 2 small and 2 family sized cars during our stay.

Reviewed by Andrew 13th November 2023

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Reviewed by Barry 6th November 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 19th October 2023

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Great location & access to coastal walks. Absolutely loved our stay at Gill Cottage so comfortable and well presented. Lovely traditional pub next door with great food in a lovely village.

Reviewed by Karen 4th October 2023

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Reviewed by Derek 27th September 2023

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Lovely and well equipped cottage with good parking and in a lovely village close to the beach and other east Devon resorts.

Reviewed by Paul 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 13th August 2023

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Reviewed by Sophie 6th August 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 30th July 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 28th June 2023

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Gill Cottage was perfect for us, beautiful place and spotlessly clean. One small suggestion is that the outside furniture needs investment. A pub type table/ bench seat was very uncomfortable as no back support so sadly couldn't sit outside all evening for dinner/ drinks. Also, the property sleeps 8 and the seating is really only for 4 to eat comfoRead morertably. The host left milk, jam, cream & scones for us, a lovely touch. Would definitely revisit if garden furniture improved. The area is so pretty and pub next door is great with no noise surprisingly! Overall thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by John 11th June 2023

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Reviewed by Kay 23rd May 2023

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 12th March 2023

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Had a lovely stay in Gill Cottage. It's 35 steps to the entrance of the pub, which is great. Don't let this put you off, there is no real noise. It's just perfect if you don't want to cook or fancy a drink. The walks here are amazing! I banged my head a few times, the ceilings are low, but it was worth it. I would 100% recommend a stay.

Reviewed by A 25th February 2023

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Gill cottage was very relaxing and had a lovely friendly feel to it. The cottage was very clean. It was a very nice and welcoming thought of scones, jam , clotted cream, tea and coffee left for our arrival. Lovely garden to sit in and have your morning coffee. Will be booking this cottage again.

Reviewed by Richard 20th February 2023

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A well equipped, cosy cottage in a great location in the beautiful village of Branscombe. Our 2nd visit to Gill Cottage and will be back.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 30th November 2022

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Reviewed by Barry 3rd October 2022

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Excellent cottage in a superb location, a surprising number of roadworks with road closures caused problems but no reflection on the cottage.

Reviewed by Lawrence 31st July 2022

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Lovely location, with some good walks from the house, and a good place to get to East Devon's attractions.

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