Yew Tree Cottage

Branscombe, East Devon & The Jurassic Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £575 per week
  • £82 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Golf

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.6 miles
  • Pub 0.01 miles
  • Shop 3.5 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Proeprty not suitable for 5 Adults, is suitable for a combination of Adults and Children. May accept more pets depending on size.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Sleeps 4 + child. NOT suitable for 5 adults.
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 the seaside village of Branscombe.
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.

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.

Ground floor: 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:

Small Bedroom 3: Single.

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

Please note access to bed room 2 is through bedroom 1 and access to bedroom 3 is through bedrooms 1 and 2.

Bed linen inclusive, No Towels.
Electricity/central heating inclusive.
Electric oven and induction hob.
Washing machine.
TV/DVD/CD/Radio. BT Sport can be accessed.
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.  Please note that BBQs are not allowed due to thatched roof and fire prevention regulations.

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. Flexible changeover day, low season. Arrival: From 2 pm. Departure: By 10 am. Pets most welcome, a fixed charge of £30 pw or part week per pet. For insurance purposes, smoking in the cottage is not allowed.

N.B. Care to be taken – some low beams and ceilings. Regret unsuitable for the less mobile. Access information available on request.

Additional information from the owner: A variety of spectacular Jurassic coast and countryside walks is on Yew Tree’s doorstep. (No need to drive!). Close by, the renowned Fountain Head traditional inn serves locally brewed beer and succulent home cooked food at breakfast, lunch and evening meal times. (No need to cook!)

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, buzzards and peregrine falcons soaring the skies above the cottage.

Branscombe’s splendid beach with its pretty licensed restaurant, beachside café and shop is a five minute drive away. There’s lots to see on a walk to the beach through the village: a host of picturesque cottages, St Winifreds, a beautiful Norman church, an interesting working iron forge, the former bakery of the village, now a National Trust property serving homemade fare from its amazing old kitchen. There’s even an ancient working water mill that can be visited on certain days. The Mason Arms Inn is located at this end of the village offering a varied and appetising menu – a charming and characterful old building with a suntrap beer garden with its notable sign, “Now Ye Toil Not”.

Many wonderful walks on the doorstep, along the spectacular Jurassic coastline and inland too in the wooded coombes, valleys and pastures with their abundance of wildflowers in the hedgerows. The Donkey Sanctuary, famous for housing thousands of donkeys in acre upon acre of undulating pastureland is close by. It’s free and well worth a visit.

The picturesque fishing village of Beer and the Regency coastal town of Sidmouth, with all its amenities are just a short drive away.

Yew Tree Cottage is a truly idyllic retreat for all seasons!


Yew Tree Cottage is delightful .It is cosy and peaceful with a lovely garden and surrounded by beautiful scenery and pretty walks through woodlands , fields and a working farm to the beach .We had most enjoyable and relaxing holiday .Many thanks to the owner . We would love to return !

Mrs D,

A lovely cottage across the road from a good pub too! Comfy beds and the garden is wonderful. Just a note, the stone floors are very cold so take your slippers! Branscombe is nicely situated to visit lots of places in both Devon and Dorset. The walk to Beer is fabulous.

Mr B,