Branscombe is one of the most relaxing and picturesque of East Devon's many villages. Believed to be the longest village in the country, it sweeps down along a spectacular valley, past colourful cottages down to the sea. There are pretty rows of thatched cottages with hanging baskets and climbing roses, a picturesque dovery and a church with one of the most inspiring views in the county, if not further afield. Life centres around the two pubs, the Fountain Head and the Masons Arms. The Bulstone Hotel offers an ideal location for a relaxing break with all the family. Branscombe has a number of historic, but still working buildings, the old bakery and the forge being just two. Inside the old bakery you are surrounded by the open fires, baking tins and storage jars of centuries before. The compact working forge is the only thatched one of its kind in England.
Branscombe is one of the best kept local secrets. The surrounding countryside
is a walkers delight. You can follow a spectacular coastal path from Sidmouth
to the west and Beer to the east, a walk that takes about half a day. The
land around the beach is owned by the National Trust and although you have
to pay car parking charges, the long expanse of pebbles and painted coastal
huts, are worth it. Further along the beach, small villages of caravans with
stunning views lie nestled within the cliff valleys.
Bransombe Sub-Post Office
T: 01297 680225
Branscombe Primary School
T: 01297 680339