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Close to the fishing village of Beer, wonderfully luxurious self-catering houses with sea views of Lyme Bay. Beautiful & peaceful setting on a quiet coastal road with no light pollution, perfect for star-gazing! Five-star luxury & green credentials.

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Rooms: 13: 7 king, 4 twin, 1 sk/twin, 1 cot room
Price:

From £325 per night

Meals: Caterers and supermarket deliveries can be booked, many pubs and restaurants nearby.
Open: Year round
Address: Upcott, Old Beer Road, Seaton, Beer, Devon, EX12 2PZ
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Upcott

The pretty fishing village of Beer and surrounding Jurassic Coast is your complete coastal holiday experience. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are unspoilt beaches, spectacular coastal walks to Lyme Regis and the villages of Branscombe and Sidmouth, and great pubs and fine restaurants.

Set in private grounds overlooking Lyme Bay and close to Beer, Upcott is an award-winning Arts and Crafts coastal villa sleeping 12 people in comfort. The Gallery is a well-appointed three-bedroom townhouse in the centre of Beer village. Adjacent is the Gospel Hall, also featuring three bedrooms and an extraordinary living area in the main hall that will take your breath away. And all three only a two-minute stroll to the beach!

Guests sleep soundly in generous king-size beds that have sprung slats and are fitted with hotel quality Vi-Spring mattresses. Rooms are large and airy, and the coastal locations are peaceful and private. A luxurious environment is provided that is significantly reduced in domestic pollutants and kind to those suffering from allergies. 

Upcott House is a preferred accommodation provider for nearby River Cottage HQ and Hix Oyster and Fish House, and featured in Alistair Sawdays’ Green Europe guide and Gold-rated by Visit Britain and the Green Tourism Business Scheme.  Most importantly, all three period properties had been falling into disrepair before they were rescued and restored them to their former glory.

There are plenty of attractions for the kids too - adventure parks, Donkey sanctuary, Pecorama gardens and railway, play barns, Seaton Tramway, to name a few. The East Devon coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a walk along the SW Coastal Path into Beer, carry on to Branscombe (one of Britain's best walks, according to The Times) or try the East Devon Way. In Beer, visit the Beer Quarry Caves, Pecorama model railway and gardens, go on a fishing trip or just sit on the beach and take it all in. 

Another lovely walk is Salcombe Hill including the Donkey Sanctuary, then carry on to Otterton Mill or the botanical gardens and kids’ activities at Bicton Park. Stargazers will love the Norman Lockyer Obervatory.  Guests also enjoy a popular sightseeing cruise from Sidmouth. Courses, dining, and even weddings at Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage, are all only 5 miles from Upcott.

Reviewed by Paul Miles:

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Read Paul's full review of Upcott House

 

The pretty fishing village of Beer and surrounding Jurassic Coast is your complete coastal holiday experience. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are unspoilt beaches, spectacular coastal walks to Lyme Regis and the villages of Branscombe and Sidmouth, and great pubs and fine restaurants.
Set in private grounds overlooking Lyme Bay and close to Beer, Upcott is an award-winning Arts and Crafts coastal villa sleeping 12 people in comfort. The Gallery is a well-appointed three-bedroom townhouse in the centre of Beer village. Adjacent is the Gospel Hall, also featuring three bedrooms and an extraordinary living area in the main hall that will take your breath away. And all three only a two-minute stroll to the beach!
Guests sleep soundly in generous king-size beds that have sprung slats and are fitted with hotel quality Vi-Spring mattresses. Rooms are large and airy, and the coastal locations are peaceful and private. A luxurious environment is provided that is significantly reduced in domestic pollutants and kind to those suffering from allergies. 
Upcott House is a preferred accommodation provider for nearby River Cottage HQ and Hix Oyster and Fish House, and featured in Alistair Sawdays’ Green Europe guide and Gold-rated by Visit Britain and the Green Tourism Business Scheme.  Most importantly, all three period properties had been falling into disrepair before they were rescued and restored them to their former glory
There are plenty of attractions for the kids too - adventure parks, Donkey sanctuary, Pecorama gardens and railway, play barns, Seaton Tramway, to name a few. The East Devon coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Take a walk along the SW Coastal Path into Beer, carry on to Branscombe (one of Britain's best walks, according to The Times) or try the East Devon Way. In Beer, visit the Beer Quarry Caves, Pecorama model railway and gardens, go on a fishing trip or just sit on the beach and take it all in. 
Another lovely walk is Salcombe Hill including the Donkey Sanctuary, then carry on to Otterton Mill or the botanical gardens and kids’ activities at Bicton Park. Stargazers will love the Norman Lockyer Obervatory.  Guests also enjoy a popular sightseeing cruise from Sidmouth. 
Courses, dining, and even weddings at Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage, are all only 5 miles from Upcott.
Review by Paul Miles
"Upcott is a dream holiday home combining the comfort and style of a boutique hotel with the freedom and fun of self-catering. From bedrooms or terrace, you could be lost in the view for a lifetime. Inside, Liz and Mal’s eco-friendly renovation of the property has been done with such love and care that, whether the sun is sparkling off the ocean or the wind roaring through the trees, the house resonates a peaceful contentedness."
Read Paul's full review of Upcott House

Top eco features at Upcott

 
  • Organic paints and finishes throughout. The beautiful Douglas fir floorboards are sealed using natural wax oils.

  • All beds and bedding are Greenpeace and Oeko-Tex certified, and 'Ecover' non-petrochemical cleaning products are used throughout..

  • There are solar panels to supplement the hot water at Upcott, soon to install photo-voltaic panels. All three properties are super-insulated.

  • Furniture is made from solid wood and many pieces have been restored during renovation.

  • Reduced carbon footprint achieved by installing high-efficiency heating systems, extensive insulation and thermally efficient curtains (it really does make a difference in period properties!)

  • All vegetable waste is composted, water butts are used to collect rainwater and recycling facilities are provided.

  • The latest high-efficiency heating systems and a wood burner are installed.

  • All toilets are the latest low-flush, with flow restrictors in taps and aerators in shower heads. Water butts are used to water plants and we meter/monitor water consumption.

  • A recommended list of caterers and local restaurants is provided, all specialising in locally sourced and organic produce.

 

Location

Upcott, the Gallery and Gospel Hall, Devon
Nearest train station: Axminster

Directions from station:
Bus 885 to Seaton and bus 889 to Beer. Local taxi firms, eg, Axminster Taxis (01297 34000) can be booked to meet the train. Saver return, eg, London to Axminster from £42 with railcard.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.