November 2020: Malcolm

A lovely homely 2 bedroom apartment in lovely village. This apartment is ideally located for exploring this area either by car or numerous lovely coastal walks. The apartment itself has everything you need for a break. It has a lounge dining room, separate kitchen, two bedrooms (one with good bunk beds) and comfortable for four. It is clean, warm, well equipped and very comfortable. The host provides lots of little touches like maps, guides,DVDs books etc there is a 10 min walk to the beach right beside property. The village a bit remote but has 2 pubs both doing food. The roads to the village are narrow and hilly but there are passing places. There are many local attractions from walks in beautifull scenery to small fishing towns etc go explore. Would very much recommend this apartment if you want to visit this area.

October 2020: Ellie

We had such a lovely week in this cosy holiday apartment. It is in such a perfect location with a short walk to the beach and easy drive to the Jurassic coast for fossil hunting. We were always so glad to get back in the warm after a long day out in the cold. Also the kitchen has everything you might need and we really appreciated the extensive dvd collection in the evenings! My two sons loved the toys in particular the dinosaurs! Absolutely perfect.

February 2020: Sinead

We had a wonderful stay at the holiday apartment in Branscombe. It was very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. There’s a lovely path down to the pebble beach and a cosy pub across the road. It’s a spectacular area with so much to do and see, and Jean sent some excellent advice beforehand with tips. A long weekend wasn’t enough and we definitely hope to come back!

September 2019: Estelle

We had a lovely week staying at Jean’s apartment in Branscombe. It made a perfect base for our sight seeing and walking round SE Devon and SW Dorset. Kitchen was well equipped and meant we could easily prepare dinner there having eaten our lunch out. Shower was a good modern electric one. Bed was very comfortable as was the sofa. Location wise it was yards from the pub, an easy walk down to the attractive beach and an enjoyable (but not flat!) walk to Beer and beyond. I will admit I was glad my boyfriend was driving as the country lanes to get there were quite narrow, but that is what you should expect staying in a village in Devon.

October 2019: Louise

A lovely, surprisingly roomy flat, in a great location within a short road-free walk to the beach. Good base to visit South Dorset and North Devon. We had a great time exploring with the help of Jean’s notes, and we would also recommend the pub over the road!

August 2019: Christopher

Very clean and well equipped accommodation. Ideal location. Recommend the walk to Beer. Very peaceful and ideal for young families. Lots to do in the local area. There were plenty of books and games left by the host for entertainment.

June 2019: Paul

Lovely place to stay. Well equipped apartment, clean and tidy in ideal Location. Ideal for a short stay away with the family.

November 2018: Thomas

Branscombe is the ideal place for whoever wants to escape the rush of modern life. The apartment is small and cosy and its location is ideal for whoever wants to explore the area. Th communication with Jean was quick and easy.

October 2018: Stuart

Highly recommend this accommodation, it has everything you need in a stunning village location. Walks are great and beach views amazing!

August 2018

This is a clean flat that comes with all the required things you will need and more. Its perfectly situated for Branscombe beach and situated in a small village. Access is via narrow country lanes that take a little getting use to, take it slowly and be alert. We really enjoyed our stay helped by the best Summer in years.Nat          June 2018We had a lovely 4 night stay in Branscombe for Whit week in May. The apartment is ideally located, out the back of the house it is just a short walk to Branscombe beach. You need a car to get around although bus routes to serve the local area but it would be hard work without one. The place was clean and tidy and all the things you need when your self-catering close at hand. If you’re going with kids the donkey sanctuary is a must!!ShelleyMay 2018This is a great apartment in an idyllic village, a stones throw from the local pub and about 15 mins from the beach down a country path. Jean’s apartment had everything we needed & more, the toys & games were an added bonus! We’ll definitely be back to stay. Would definitely recommend here.



Stayed here on the weekend of the grizzly, great facilities and cracking pub a stones throw away(masons arms). If you love being in the middle of nowhere this is the place for you, very quiet and peaceful with beautiful walks,,You can’t get a mobile signal around here but this place as free wifi which was a nice touch,


Wonderful location in the heart of the picturesque village of Branscombe, had everything you will need for a weekend break or longer. We like the Wi-fi, selection of games and books and kitchen very well equipped if you need to self cater. Lots of lovely walks from apartment, and two very good pubs in village. A very enjoyable 3 night stay.


Wet stayed in apartment with our 16 month old granddaughter . Apartment is well situated and easy to find in this lovely village. Owner seemed to have thought of everything you will need for a self catering holiday. Even toys and books ! Central position to tour East Devon. We would love to go back but for a longer stay.
Great communication from the owner and all our needs were met!


The flat is located in the centre of a small village only a few staggering steps from the pub, and a 15 minute stroll from the beach. We loved the quiet and peace we found in the village, and the sunshine made all the difference.

The flat is well equipped with a small cupboard of food essentials like salt and sugar. The rooms are not large by our home standards, more like cosy. Not the most comfortable bed I have slept in, but after a couple of beers who cares? We walked along the coast path to Beer – and back again and were able to explore the area around East Devon, an area of outstanding beauty that seems to be stuck in a time warp. Would love to go back for more of the same.


The accommodation was very good with everything you would need. Situated in a perfect location with lovely walks to the beach and surrounding areas. Would definitely choose this accommodation again.


My family and I go to East Devon every year and we have stayed at Nestlecombe a number of times now. We love the quiet village of Branscombe, and Nestlecombe is in a perfect location being just ten minutes walk from the large but quiet beach and just a one minute walk from the Masons Arms which serves good food and has a good selection of local ales. Within walking distance there is also a bakery serving excellent cream teas, a park for the children along with tennis court and another pub, The Fountains Head, which is another real ale heaven.!

The flat is comfortable and well equipped, and there is also a decent selection of books, DVDs and childrens games if they are needed at any time ! Some incredibly scenic walks are right on your doorstep here, there are great coastal walks in both directions (Beer to the east and Sidmouth to the west) and the coastal path to Beer (which starts at the caravan park just above the beach) is absolutely spectacular. 

And not too far from Branscombe, there are some good attractions for the children including both the Pecorama and Quarry Caves in the neighbouring village of Beer, the donkey sanctuary just outside Branscombe and the tramway at Seaton. A little further afield there are plenty of childrens attractions for all ages such as Crealy Adventure Park, the World of Country Life at Exmouth and Bicton Gardens, all of which are near to Exeter which is a city that is certainly worth a visit.

Overall, Nestlecombe is great value accomodation situated in a wonderful part of East Devon


Can’t wait to go back……

Jo and James


We stayed over a long bank holiday. Walking on the coastal path, eating out at the pubs (both very good), local farmers market in Ottley St Mary etc etc. Very good if you like walking and outdoor activities. Beach 5 mins walk along the river or over the hill depending on which way you want to go, nice tea rooms in the village too. Apartment is comfortable and simple, no frills but all the things you need, essential food in the cupboard, good, working equipment, guide books and maps, good selection of books and even wellies if you forget yours. Excellent value for money.


We have stayed at Nestlecombe quite a few times now and I would recommend it! It is in a lovely village with a great pub across the road – Masons Arms (very popular so book first if you want to eat there on the Sunday evening you arrive). It is a nice walk to the beach and as it is on paths through the countryside not only pleasant but also safe if you are with young children. There is a handy shop and cafe on the beach and a small boat that does short trips out and fishing. The flat has everything you need but is a great base for days out as there is lots to do in the area


Nestlecombe is a wonderful jewel. I have been staying for a weeks holiday for the last four years – we love it. The flat has everything you need and a fully functional kitchen. The local pub is a stones throw away and the path to the beach not far from your back door. I adore the tranquillity of Branscombe and intend to return for many years to come. The property is as advertised…..lovely


We’re looking forward to our third visit to the apartment in October 2011. It’s right in the village square, round the corner from a wonderful pub with open fires, and it’s a short walk to the seaside, where you can pick up your newspaper and have a cup of tea at the Sea Shanty. Beds are comfy, the flat is cosy, and the kitchen small but well-equipped.