“Gulls Rest is well located at the top of the hill in the pretty village of Beer.”
The front of the property is unassuming with steep steps/slope down to the front door from the road.
Entering the house feels like stepping back in time a cosy hallway greets you; off of which are three bedrooms and a cloakroom, good sized kitchen/diner with separate utility and the magnificent lounge. Stairs from the lounge lead to the huge first floor bedroom boasting a very tired looking Super King Bed and an equally large bathroom as photographed with a hand held shower only.
A previous reviewer pointed out this bedroom is in the roof and so is very warm in the summer. In November it was cold and in no way inviting despite the magnificent space and stunning views.
As only the two of us were using the house we decided to sleep downstairs.
One bedroom provided a very soft King and the other a soft Double we had one each. The single bed did not look comfortable!
The Bathroom is not Jack and Jill, it is a shared bathroom with a shower over the bath. The double room has the tiniest of en suite showers with no window or radiator so relies on a fan and heat from the bedroom to keep the room dry. The rooms are very useable but are in no way modern.
The property is spotlessly clean. The linens are clean but not hotel white, you are staying in someone's home, vases of fresh flowers were a lovely touch.
It is the back of the property that really has the wow factor with stunning views across the village and Lyme Bay. There is a beautiful east facing garden which has been terraced to allow different seating areas, in the summer I doubt you would want for more, with its visiting birds of all kinds and spectacular views. Enjoy the stars, listen out for the owl and the church bells. I am told you may even see dolphins.
We enjoyed our stay at Gulls Rest. It gave us a quiet and relaxing stay in a beautiful part of Devon.