Yew Tree Cottage, Branscombe

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A delightful detached ‘Chocolate Box’ thatched cottage, Grade II listed, retaining its charming period features, believed to be one of the oldest 16th century cottages in Branscombe

Sleeps: 5

Bedrooms: 3

Pets: Pets allowed


Weeks from: £565 PW

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November/December excluding Xmas/New Year was £540 pw now £405 pw.  ***A 25% saving***

Short breaks available.


Cosy, charmingly furnished with care and character in a traditional ‘Cottage’ style, retaining beams and original features.

Thatched porch entrance. Sitting Room, with inglenook and wood burning stove, window seats, stone flagged floors, beams and old world features.  Well-equipped Kitchen/Diner.  Quaint Shower Room: Large cylindrical Shower, basin, WC.

Winding stairs from Lounge to FIRST FLOOR:

Into open plan Bedroom 1: Double. Latch door from Double bedroom into:

Bedroom 2: Twin. Latch door from Twin into:

Smaller Bedroom 3: Single.

All bedrooms have window seats, pretty garden and countryside views.


  • Bed linen inclusive.
  • Towels, please bring your own or hire, £10 per set (one bath + one hand).
  • Electricity/central heating inclusive.
  • Electric oven and hob.
  • Microwave.
  • Fridge/freezer.
  • Washing machine.
  • TV/DVD/Radio. BT Sport can be accessed.
  • CD.
  • Free wi-fi.

Outdoor Facilities:

Large, enclosed, front garden attractively planted with rambling roses, honeysuckle, cottage plants and herbs. Cast iron table and chairs – a real suntrap ideal for al fresco meals.

Delicious home cooked food and drinks can be ordered and picked up by guests from The Fountain Head, opposite, and taken to the cottage to eat in Yew Tree’s lovely garden or cottage, if preferred.

Parking: Off road parking for one car in front of cottage.

Additional information:

Saturday changeover. Arrival: From 2 pm. Departure: By 10 am. Pets most welcome, a fixed charge of £25 pw or part week per pet. No smoking in property please. Care to be taken – some low beams and ceilings.

N.B. Regret unsuitable for the less mobile.

Additional information from the owner: ‘About a 20 minutes lovely walk to the beach with lots to look at (apart from the valley countryside there is the church, forge, Old Bakery Tea Rooms and garden – this could be a good part way stop). The Donkey Sanctuary is walkable to or from the cottage and a local bus could take guests there too!’

Location and Area:

Idyllically situated in a large cottage style garden with its 500 year old yew tree and surrounded by beautiful National Trust countryside, in this picturesque seaside village. A delight for birdwatchers, with gold crests in the yew tree and buzzards, red kites and peregrine falcons soaring the skies above the cottage.

The lovely beach with its licensed restaurant, cafe and shop is a five minute drive away or reached by walking through the bluebell woods and along the spectacular Jurassic coastline.

The Fountain Head traditional inn serving excellent home cooked food and local brews is only a stone’s throw away. Also in the village is the renowned Mason Arms Inn serving an ‘A la Carte’ menu, a working forge, Old Bakery Tea Rooms and Gardens with a working water mill nestling nearby to Branscombe’s beautiful Norman church.

Many walks on the doorstep along the spectacular coastline and in the wooded coombes and beautiful valleys, with their abundance of wildflowers in the hedgerows.

The picturesque fishing village of Beer and the Regency coastal town of Sidmouth, with all its amenities, are just a short drive away. Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary, famous for homing thousands of donkeys in acres of pastureland with lovely walks to Weston Mouth is well worth a visit.

Yew Tree Cottage is a truly idyllic retreat!


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3rd Nov - 21st Dec 2018
Low Season
£540 pw
22nd Dec 18 - 4th Jan 2019
Christmas/New Year
£960 pw
5th Jan - 5th Apr 2019
Low Season
£565 pw
6th Apr - 26th Apr 2019
Easter Holidays
£660 pw
27th Apr - 24th May 2019
Low Season
£565 pw
25th May 2019
May Half Term
£760 pw
1st Jun 2019
£660 pw
8th Jun - 19th Jul 2019
£760 pw
20th Jul - 23rd Aug 2019
Summer Holiday
£1005 pw
24th Aug 2019
August Bank Holiday
£905 pw
31st Aug 2019
£760 pw
21st Sep 2019
£660 pw
28th Sep - 18th Oct 2019
Low Season
£565 pw
19th Oct - 1st Nov 2019
October Half Term
£660 pw
2nd Nov - 20th Dec 2019
Low Season
£565 pw
21st Dec 19 - 3rd Jan 2020
Christmas/New Year
£760 pw
We've had a wonderful holiday at Yew Tree Cottage. The cottage and garden are beautiful and are in an excellent location - we've had some great days out in Devon and Dorset April 2018
We had a wonderful stay here yet again. It’s a charming cottage full of charm and character. Will be happy to come back again. Thank you. April 2018
Amazing !!!!! If you are looking for that special quintessential cottage, then look no further!! Yew Tree cottage is an amazing place to stay in an amazing location. This character cottage oozes with charm and truly is a unique place to stay and unwind. The cottage is extremely well equipped, a traditional stone floor runs through the ground floor, we found this particularly useful after a muddy dog walk. In fact, a great place to stay with your dog as there are great walks literally on your doorstep including a great walk from the cottage to the beach. We can't wait to return to Yew Tree in the very near future. September 2017
Just spend our 4th time at Yew Tree in Branscombe in June, this lovely cottage is perfect for a relaxing break as one of the few cottages in the area that has a lovely secluded garden with lovely lawns. One can sit down with a long drink well into the evening catching the sun on the patio area and watching the Buzzards hovering over the hills. The cottage is well maintained with all necessary facilities to make life easier but keeping its charm and cosiness. We have found lots of walks from the cottage in all directions with the bonus of two lovely country pubs for refreshments. We have found the local Bus Service is good for visiting Sidmouth or Beer with lovely walks back from both. September 2017


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Deposit – 25% of total cost of holiday.
Balance – Due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Bookings made less than six weeks in advance of your holiday full payment is required.

On receipt of the final payment we will forward the full property address, contact details, directions and key details.