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Forge Cottage

Branscombe, Seaton, Devon

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Right in the heart of the village, Forge Cottage is a traditional and beautiful thatched cottage. From this exceptional place, you will be able to soak up the unique and bustling atmosphere of the village - with its old pubs, blacksmith and shop - as well as being able to take advantage of some magnificent walks on your doorstep, along the coast path or inland through the wooded valleys and patchwork fields of this far south-eastern part of Devon. The charming seaside towns of Seaton and Sidmouth are also within easy reach.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen/dining room and sitting room with wood-burning stove.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom.
Visitor notes

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Heating: Night storage and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking for one car in a nominated space in the National Trust car park across the lane.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer

Please Note: The road where Forge Cottage is situated leads through the village and can be busy at times.

There are low beams and quite steep stairs.

The hand rail at this cottage is a rope hand rail.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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place to visit
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  • Jurassic Coast
  • Lyme Regis
  • Crealy Adventure Park
  • Walking
  • water sports
National Trust places to visit
Jurassic Coast
Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge
Branscombe Charming vernacular buildings with mill and forge restored to working order
Shute Barton
Shute Barton Medieval manor house with later architectural features
Loughwood Meeting House
Loughwood Meeting House 17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house
A la Ronde
A la Ronde Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections
Killerton: Marker's Cottage
Thatched medieval cob house with smoke-blackened timbers and painted wooden screen

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Cavet
    • April 2016
    • ...
    Historic cottage

    Made enjoyable by...Location and historic cottage

  • Mirzoeff
    • March 2016
    • ....
    Beautiful cottage

    Beautiful setting and cottage - simple but perfectly done. Lovely village. Cannot fault cottage or location at all.

  • Margaret Potthurst
    • September 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    The situation of Forge Cottage was almost unbeatable as far as we were concerned - only bettered when sited on an NT estate eg Fountains Abbey

  • Chris Basey
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    High standard of accommodation and facilities

    The quality of the accommodation and facilities is always of a high standard. Milk/tea/coffee available on arrival is most welcome. Organisation through booking to directions to key availability is faultless.

  • Warren
    • August 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    the beautiful location, peace and tranquility, the sense of history, walking opportunities. quality and comfort of the property, particularly good quality beds, good kitchen facilities.

  • Delaine Smith
    • April 2015
    • Hampshire
    Made special by:

    The quietness of the area. The special welcome touches that the caretaker Ruth left was very nice to receive and a special little touch.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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