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The Retreat, Branscombe

The Retreat - disabled friendly self-catering accommodation in Devon

The Retreat - accessible bedroom

The Retreat - wetroom style bathroom

The Retreat

The Retreat - fabulous views

The Retreat - the kitchen


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  • Stunning disabled friendly self-catering holiday accommodation in Devon
  • Brand new in 2013
  • Wetroom style en-suite bathroom
  • Open plan living space with easy access to expansive decked area
  • Great base to explore the delights of Devon

About Us

The disabled and eco-friendly self-catering accommodation at Rockenhayne, Branscombe nestles in a beautiful and peaceful valley on a site that has been a dwelling since the 9th Century.

The Maggs' Family have developed this stunning contemporary living space and are always on hand as they live on-site.

Well behaved dogs are welcome and will get to meet Tan, the family's border collie.


The Retreat sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

The Master bedroom has balcony doors that open on to a decked area offering fantastic views of the valley.

The Master also has an en-suite wetroom style bathroom.

The second bedroom has twin beds, a flip down TV and an en-suite shower room.

Both bedrooms have built-in storage and a hairdryer.

Living Area

The main living space is open-plan with a kitchen, dining area and living area. The entire front of the building opens up with folding doors so you can connect with the outdoors.

The living area has a 32 inch TV with DVD player and a library of DVDs. Books and board games are available for you to enjoy.

And for those of you who need to stay 'connected' there is a free Wi-Fi connection for you to use.


The Master bedroom has a large limestone tiled wetroom with grab rails and extra features such as a small handbasin next to the toilet plus mirrors for those wheelchair users.

Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.


The light airy space and beautiful scenery will have particular appeals to artists, and Rockenhayne itself has a very calm and healing feel about it.

There is a large decked area with outdoor seating for sunnier days.

And any dog guests get to use their own private lawn!


There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy locally including sea kayaking and fishing trips and lots of sign-posted walking and cycling routes.

There are many local attractions and of course the beautiful countryside. The Retreat is just 10 minutes drive from the beach and towns of Sidmouth, Seaton and Honiton. Closer still are the picturesque villages of Branscombe and Beer.

Additional Information

The Retreat has been specifically designed to accommodate those with access needs and has been built using locally sourced timber and as much local craftsmanship as possible has be employed.

This disabled friendly self-catering holiday accommodation is fully Eco-friendly with solar powered electricity and heat-exchange underfloor heating.

It also has its own spring water supply.

Mobility equipment including hoists and wheelchairs can be hired locally. Please contact us with your requirements.

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Drop Off Point
  • Level or Ramped Access to Entrance
  • Accessible Bathroom(s)
  • Wheel-in Shower(s)
  • Assistance Dogs allowed
  • Access Statement available

Reviews for The Retreat

We were a party of four adults coming from the US, one of whom uses a wheelchair and a walker. Our focus was on family history in Somerset. On the web, the house looked perfect. It is! Our daughter found the house competely accessible, both inside and out. We all felt equal in our enjoyment of the sheep, pheasant, skies, and surrounding hedgerows and pastures, not to mention the kitchen, open living room, bedrooms and bathrooms. The long, narrow drive down from the road was a surprise but totally doable. Our host was warm, welcoming, and made us feel completely at home. The house is located away from other residences so we felt completely on our own, but could readily walk down to our host's home if needed. We have rented many houses, in many countries, and we can heartily recommend this house.
J.K - July 2014

Wow! What a beautiful place to stay. From the moment we arrived we felt totally relaxed, in this light, clean and modern home. It has been thoughtfully designed, is well equipped and very spacious. The secluded location is stunning, surrounded by woodland, and safe for our children and dog to enjoy freedom to roam. There are plenty of lovely places to explore locally and the Retreat was always fabulous to return to each day, where we enjoyed undisturbed peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings.......we will definitely be returning :)
K.L - May 2014

Loved it! Every attention to detail, no expense spared & the views/ surroundings idyllic! Although very lucky with the weather I'm sure this place would be outstanding in all climates! The owner helpful but certainly Not intrusive. Fantastic will be back. Thank you for a great week in a slice of heaven!
S.H - September 2014

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The Retreat
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