Dimmet | Self-catering cottage in Devon | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Dimmet - Self-catering cottage in Devon

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Stallards, Braunton, EX33 1BP, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Emma Warren

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+44 (0)1460 477770(landline)

Great for surfing, swimming, walking, cycling and for retro evenings in – cut up the pineapple; cube the cheese…

Fans of the 70s – and sandy beaches – will love this thoroughly retro makeover of the family bungalow, not far from Braunton Burrows (a fascinating UNESCO site). Behind its neat exterior, on a quiet estate, glimpses of the dunes from the back garden, the clock has been turned back: wallpapers are boldly geometric, colours vintage orange, brown and purple; ornaments and paintings, crockery, fabrics and furniture all hark back. You can watch Starsky & Hutch (on a big screen), listen to vinyl Abba, go the whole hog and dress-up in 70s garb. There are contemporary artisan pieces that blend well too, a wood-burning stove for winter stays and all the right mod cons; the light, practical kitchen has a big Rangemaster stove and proper coffee machine. Braunton’s shops, cafés and restaurants are an easy walk; it’s less than 10-minutes’ drive to Saunton Sands; the Tarka Trail’s there to be cycled, Exmoor’s on hand for great walking; the back lane leads to Croyde. Come home, hang out your wetsuits, barbecue among the hydrangeas, sleep soundly. The double room has French doors on to the garden; the twin room is peaceful too.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Emma Warren:

Local points of interest from
Emma Warren:

  • Braunton is a perfect base for exploring North Devon, with easy access to Saunton Sands, Croyde Beach, Puttsborough Sands and Woolacombe. Return from your day at the beach, shower and change and then it's just a ten minute walk into Braunton for supper.
  • With easy access to the Tarka Cycle Trail, Braunton Burrows and the Coast Path for walking and the nearby beaches for surfing - there's lots for you and the family to do. Or just chill out at Dimmet - with wide screen TV, boxsets & great wi-fi on hand
  • Winter or summer - Dimmet provides a great holiday destination. Beach and garden await in summer, then switch over to the winter cosiness of a walk on the beach followed by hot chocolate and a movie in front of the logburner - sheer bliss!
  • If you're a foodie, then Dimmet is a great place for you - we share our recommendations for places to eat - or we have a gas-hob, electric oven range cooker in the kitchen and you can create culinary delights to your heart's content!
  • Dimmet really is a 70s experience - cutlery , crockery, records and box-set DVD's are all there for you to enjoy - but the TV, cooker, coffee machine and beds are bang up to date to ensure that you have a luxury holiday.
  • We'd love you to help us create the 70s Dimmet experience - cook 70s recipes, use our dressing-up clothes, suggest additions - we love to hear them. It's a great place to bring the kids and grandkids - or if you're a vintage lover, Dimmet is perfect!
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  • 1 Cottage for 4
Price:(i) £875 to£1015 per week

Extra bed/sofabed available £70-£105 per person per week.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.


Pubs/restaurants 15-minute walk.




Stallards, Braunton, EX33 1BP, Devon

Self-catering Dimmet (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 875 to £ 1015 per week

Emma Warren

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1460 477770(landline)