Beer, Devon Cottages
Gull's Rest is set high on the hillside and with magnificent views over the village of Beer - a finalist in Village of the Year 2018 - the harbour, the sea (as far as Weymouth and Portland on a clear day) and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. You will not be disappointed by this superbly appointed house providing guests with a luxurious base from which to enjoy all the pleasures of this popular area.
Gull's Rest is one of those rare houses which inspires an involuntary gasp of delight when you first catch sight of the views it offers. The owners carefully extended the original house to take full advantage of the amazing views, both from inside the house (most of the front of the sitting room is glass and the vast master bedroom has a similar front wall and a balcony) and from the attractive terraced gardens immediately outside.
With its superb facilities - state-of-the-art kitchen with granite work-tops, generous bath and shower rooms (including a sauna) - and its general air of welcome, Gull's Rest qualifies on all counts as the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday in this lovely area.
Entrance through small lobby into large hall.
Huge Living Room/Dining Room with open fireplace containing a fitted gas fire, L-shaped leather seating plus further armchairs and fine solid dining table with comfortable seats for eight. Picture windows with access to terrace and garden, overlooking the village and harbour.
Luxury contemporary Kitchen with all appliances and breakfast table.
Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to outside.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6) , dressing table, TV,wardrobe and Ensuite Shower Room.
Bedroom Two with double bed (4ft 6) TV and Ensuite Bathroom with shower over bath
Bedroom Three with single bed and access to the Ensuite Bathroom.
Bedroom Four (Master Bedroom) with super king size bed (6ft), chest of drawers, TV, sliding door to balcony and substantial Ensuite Bathroom with corner bath and shower attachment.
Separate Shower Room, WC and Sauna.
An additional well-equipped Kitchen.
Attractive terrace bordered by herbs (NB small children need supervision because of drop to next terrace). Lower terrace and further grassed area. Barbecue. Smaller garden at front between parking area and house. Choice of steps or ramp.
There is parking for up to two cars, one in the driveway and one in the garage with an up and over electric door.
Children welcome. Cot and highchair provided. Sorry no pets. No smoking. £100 damage deposit payable on booking. Short Breaks with Friday arrival only. WiFi broadband. Weekly lets between 13/07 & 31/08/18 starting on a Saturday - short breaks of three nights or more starting on a Friday may be available during this period if booked within 60 days of arrival.
There is so much to explore nearby. The Cathedral city of Exeter is about 45 minutes away by car whilst the Regency town of Sidmouth is around 20 mins away. National Trust properties such as Killerton and Shute Barton and Lyme Regis with its famous `Cobb` are also short drives. On the coast, you really are spoilt for choice with endless beaches, both sand and pebble, wonderful walks (the South West Coastal Path is just at the end of the road), and the fossil-hunter`s paradise of the Jurassic Coast cliffs.
Beer itself has much to offer, too. You'll find caverns, formed by quarrying stone from Roman times onwards, Pecorama, a railway-themed attraction with fine gardens, and a wide variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. There is also an attractive, sheltered harbour and shingle beach.
"We booked Gulls Rest mainly because of the views and we were not disappointed. Facilities were of a high standard although it was a shame the inbuilt coffee maker was not in use. We enjoyed the space and of course the views from the master bedroom and the bed there was very comfortable. "Brown 2018-06-08
"Superb spacious house with outstanding views of the sea and village . Peaceful location "Fairbrother 2018-05-16