Branscombe is a village in the East Devon district of the
English county of Devon.
The parish covers 13.92 square kilometres (3,440 acres). Its
permanent population in 2009 was estimated at 513 by the Family
Health Services Authority. It is located within the East Devon Area
of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking Lyme Bay.
The name of the parish is probably Celtic in origin.
made up of two words, "Bran" and "cwm". Bran is a well established
Celtic personal or tribal name that may also mean "black" or "crow
black". Cwm is a topographical term still in use in English as well
as modern Welsh to describe a steep-sided hollow or valley. So the
name may derive from the first Celtic family or tribe to take
possession of the land, probably from the Dumnonii tribe, sometime
between 2000–2700 BC.
Tel: 01297 680477
Branscombe House is very easy to find in this idyllic part of the
country. Situated on the western edge of the village it has been
converted and extended from two original cottages to become a
delightful country home of character, successfully combining the
comforts of modern living with traditional décor and antique
furnishings. There are 3 good-sized bedrooms. All are tastefully
decorated with high quality fabrics and antique furniture. Ample off
road parking is available. All rooms have flat screen televisions
and free WI-Fi.
Branscombe lies peacefully between Exeter and Lyme Regis within easy
reach of the M5. The approach to Branscombe through many winding
lanes gives tantalising glimpses of sea and cliffs. Whether visitors
plan to discover an historic house or a National Trust property,
walk coastal paths or simply enjoy the tranquillity of wildlife and
scenery, Branscombe House provides the perfect setting for a touring
holiday or relaxing week-end break.
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