My wife and I had never been to Beer before and we were taken aback by the beauty and tranquility of this small Devon village. This was a perfect pet friendly cottage for us to stay in. The pebble beach is a short walk from the front door with beach side cafes catering for all types of refreshment, including deck chair hire. There are no lifeguards present so keep an eye on younger ones as there is a steep shelf from the shore. The water is clean and once you were in relatively warm! There are plenty of walks with breath taking views along the way that we all enjoyed, especially the dog, as the weather was also perfect during our stay. On your doorstep there is a deli, fish and chip shop and pubs. There is also a restaurant next door, The Smugglers Kitchen, that served one of the best meals I have had in recent times; the rest of the family agreed as well. The cottage itself is modern and clean with plenty of upstairs space with the 3 good sized bedrooms and well equipped bathroom, extra towels and bed linen, if required, is also available. The open plan area on the ground floor is just right and you also have the court yard area outside and a grass area as well, with seating and deck chairs, to relax in if the weather allows. On the one slightly overcast day I took my 11 year old to Pecorama. This is on the other side of the village and is walkable but with a steep hill to negotiate. I thought he may be at that age where he would find it boring but he enjoyed every minute we were there, especially the train ride, with the views from the top again an added bonus. It is well worth a visit. Car parking is behind the Dolphin Hotel and is a reasonable price for the week. My car did not move as we did everything we needed to on foot. I would highly recommend this cottage for a base for a holiday and the communication from Jane was also very good. We will definitely be back in the future!
Stayed for a short break in this cottage.
You couldn't wish for a better position. The cottage provides everything you need and Beer is a beautiful little village. We took our little Cockapoo "Stella" and she seemed to love it as much as us.
At the rear is a stunning garden/patio area which is shared by all the guests staying at the 3 cottages.
Everyone was friendly and good conversation was had on an evening with a bottle of wine or two.
We would have no hesitation at all in booking this accommodation again should we wish to stay in Beer.
Very nice little cottage, had lots of nice little touches, e.g. sugar, salt, tea bags, cooking oil and a pint of milk all in the kitchen. Also plenty of clean towels. Overall a really good stay, the owners clearly know what they are doing!
Beer is a great little place, with plenty of local facilities and the cottage was an ideal place to stay, to enjoy all that the area had to offer. The cottage was warm, clean, tidy and contained all the amenities needed for a pleasant stay.
We were also able to take our dog to this cottage, which has the advantage of the small grassed garden area, for late night and early morning toilet trips.
Owners were very responsive regarding communication and we had the pleasure of meeting them briefly during our stay.
We will definitely plan a return trip in the future.
Cosy home in the heart of Beer which is a beautiful village.
The home has a small but very functional ground floor and 3 large bedrooms upstairs.
It is located right on the main street across a good little delicatessen and next to several restaurants open for all meals from English breakfast to really good diners at the Dolphin hotel or at The Spice merchant indian restaurant The street is quiet at night and there is mostly foot traffic by the door. I could stand there occasionally, talk to the locals and pat a few dogs.
We enjoyed the cottage after settling in and finding out how to work the equipment.
There is good heating, which was required when we arrived on a cool rainy afternoon, but you have to look for the instructions to run it. WiFi is great as well as the TV. The beds are confortable , the bathroom is fine and there is plenty of hot water. We found the washer-Dryer complicated compared to North American machines. No Hair dryer or iron available. Parking in the village is available but not free. I chose to buy a 25 Pound weekly ticket which is good also in many other East Devon sites
Jane has been quite responsive on the Trip advisor mail and open to requests and suggestions.
Beer is a wonderful location to visit the Jurassic coast. We enjoyed great weather all week and day hikes to Seaton and Branscombe along the cliffs. The village has a lot of shops, hotels and restaurants. Just walking down the street , to the beach and harbour as well as on the cliff tops is a treat. Visiting the Beer Quarry is a must. Lyme Regis is within 20 min drive and there is a good bus system in the region.
We certainly plan to go again .
Beer is a real gem tucked away between Sidmouth & Seaton & staying at Gravel Cottage was a real pleasure helped with some glorious weather . The cottage was clean & tidy on arrival , the downstairs / kitchen area is on the small side but the bedrooms upstairs were more than adequate . Being in the centre of the village is great with everything you need only a short walk away .
If was thinking of returning I'd definitely book Gravel Cottage again
6 Gravel Cottages
6 Gravel Cottages is a small, yet charming and authentic cottage in the main thoroughfare of the village, just 2 minutes walk to the stoney beach, across the road from a Deli and Fish N Chip shop and two doors down from the very tasty Spice Merchant Indian Restaurant.
The cottage is small on the ground floor, but provides a suitable amount of room for a couple/young family to enjoy some TV and a meal. Coffee, Tea and a pint of milk is provided as a nice welcoming gift.
Warning to the more internet/email- concious readers - there is no Wi-Fi. Even 4G makes only a fleeting appearance in the village, but those not reliant on technology will not find this to be an issue.
There is a nice sized TV with Freeview (complete with HDMI slot, if you want to view downloaded content via your tablet).
The upstairs is bigger, with three decent-sized bedrooms, with 1 king, 1 double and 1 twin.
Being on the thoroughfare, you do get the bustling of the people walking by the window and front door and the church bell practice, but this is part of its charm.
Parking is not really an issue - the public car park is less than a minutes walk from the house. Although it is a pay and display car park, the charging hours are 0800-1800, which didn't really affect us as we went out for the whole day. Current charges can be found on the internet however.
As for the beach, it is not one to take the kids paddling to, as the decent on the stones is steep and the waves can be furious, but the kids found it fascinating to watch...from a safe distance away!
Overall, this is a great little pad to base ourselves from for the 3 nights we were here.