Baldash Cottage & Lodge.
Baldash Cottage and Lodge, a thatched Devon guesthouse and detached self catering lodge.
Nestling on the side of a beautiful wooded valley, located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, Baldash Cottage and Lodge are set amidst acres of natural grounds, the nearest neighbours are over a quarter–mile away providing a perfect hideaway for a special break.
Baldash Cottage has received an VisitEngland Gold Award for 2013 being one of a select group of bed & breakfast accommodation judged to excel in hospitality and service and has top scores for bedrooms, bathrooms, food and cleanliness.
This Gold Award rating means top quality in all areas and all the services expected of that classification of accommodation.
Self Catering Baldash Lodge
This luxury self catering holiday accommodation makes a delightful romantic hideaway for couples, offering peace and tranquillity, panoramic countryside views and excellent countryside walking and wildlife.
It boasts a beamed first floor living/dining room with a wood-burning stove, There are rugs on wooden floorand a well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen area. French doors lead out to a balcony overlooking the gardens and grounds.
In the double bedroom there is a splendid 5ft four-poster bed made up with luxurious bed linen.
A superb large bathroom with a bath and shower over and toilet leads off the landing.
Bed and Breakfast at Baldash Cottage.
Inside the cottage, bed and breakfast accommodation consists of:
Downstairs Bedroom with French double bed, plus en-suite Bath & Shower, plus large Private Lounge equipped with a wood burner. These rooms are arranged as a private suite.
The Private Lounge is equipped with a large flat-screen TV (FreeSat digital channels) and DVD/CD player. Wireless Internet access is available without charge. The lounge has its own private doorway to the terrace, where you can take breakfast if the weather is good.
The Bedroom has a French double bed with luxury bedding, an alarm radio and tea & coffee making facilities. Soft towels and complementary toiletaries are provided.
Upstairs Bedroom with double bed, plus en-suite Bath & Shower. This room includes shared use of the upstairs Gallery sitting area.
The room is equipped with a flat-screen TV (FreeSat digital channels and built-in DVD/CD player) and Wireless Internet access is available without charge. The bed is made up with luxury bedding and there is an alarm radio and tea & coffee making facilities. Soft towels and complementary toiletaries are provided.
Upstairs Bedroom with twin beds, plus en-suite Shower. This room includes shared use of the upstairs Gallery sitting area.
The room is equipped with a flat-screen TV (FreeSat digital channels and built-in DVD/CD player) and Wireless Internet access is available without charge. The beds are made up with luxury bedding and there is an alarm radio and tea & coffee making facilities. Soft towels and complementary toiletaries are provided.
All rooms have LCD or plasma TV’s with DVD player, alarm radio, hair dryer, luxury bedding, soft towels, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities.
The Dining Room.
The Dining Room is located on the ground floor and is shared by all our guests. You will be treated to an excellent Full English Breakfast, using local produce.
If you have any special dietary requirements (eg. vegetarian, allergies), please tell us at the time of booking.
Booking Baldash Cottage.
Baldash Cottage B&B accommodation is available throughout the year, including the Christmas and New Year period. Please book well in advance. To check availability, please telephone us, or send us an e-mail
- telephone:01297 680293
- Free Off Road Parking.
- wireless internet access is available throughout the cottage to help you keep in touch or plan your sightseeing itinery.
- Linen & towels provided
- No smoking indoors in any of the rooms
- Children under the age of six years cannot be accommodated.
- There are no facilities for dogs, cats or other pets.
Branscombe lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and is an ideal base to explore England’s first natural World Heritage Site. “The Jurassic Coast”
Branscombe Village is about two miles to the south, with the beach at Branscombe Mouth about another half mile. There is a pleasant walk through the woods, down the valley and through the village to the beach.
At the western end of the village, about half a mile beyond the church, you will find the “Fountain Head Inn”, which provides traditional fare and bar snacks. On the road down to Branscombe Mouth is the “Masons’ Arms”, which offers a range of eating options, from bar snacks, through tradional country dishes, to a restaurant offering fine dining.
At Branscombe Mouth, there is “The Sea Shanty”. This is a beach restaurant and snack bar offering refreshments and light meals during daylight hours at most times throughout the year.
In the village (open to the public), the National Trust maintain Branscombe Bakery (the last traditional bakery in use in Devon – closed 1987), The Forge (believed to be the only working thatched forge left in the UK) and Manor Mill. The Mill contains a historic, water-powered mill which has recently been restored by the NT. It was in commercial use until just before the Second World War to grind wheat, barley and oats for animal feed and baking.
There are Tea Rooms at Branscombe Bakery, offering Devon Cream Teas and other refreshments during the summer months. Please check with the National Trust for information on opening times.
Up the hill beyond The Forge, you will find the small Village Store, which includes a Post Office counter.
Half a mile below the village, you will find the beach at Branscombe Mouth, with a wide expanse of mostly shingle to left and to right. Car parking available (ticket machines).
The coast line to both west and east, overlooking Branscombe Bay, is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is in the care of the National Trust.
Walkers will enjoy the spectacular views from the cliff-top footpaths which start from Branscombe Mouth and pass along the “World Heritage” Jurassic Coastline.
Climbing up from the beach, marked footpaths extend to the west towards Salcombe Regis (4 miles) and Sidmouth (6 miles) – and to the east towards Beer (3 miles) and Seaton (4 miles).
These footpaths form part of the South-West Coast Path.