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Directions to Baldash Cottage

Baldash Cottage is in East Devon on the South Coast of England. It is near Branscombe village midway between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth.

From the road, it is most easily reached via a narrow lane leading from the main A3052 road, roughly midway between Colyton (near Seaton) and Sidford (near Sidmouth).

Traveling From Axminster

Take the A358 towards Seaton.  After four miles, at the junction with the A3052, turn right towards Sidmouth/Exeter.  Pass through Colyford.  After a further three miles go past the turning for Beer and look for a turning on the left marked with a sign for Branscombe Village. but do not turn off here.  Immediately beyond this turning is a lay-by on the left giving access to the lane (Locksey’s Lane – marked with a sign “Unsuitable for heavy vehicles”) which leads towards Baldash Cottage.  Turn left into this lane.

Two hundred yards along Locksey’s Lane is an access road on the right (signed as a No Through Road). This leads to “Elverway Farm”. Turn left across the farmyard and take the lane beyond. This leads down the hill along the private drive to Baldash Cottage and Lodge.

Traveling From Honiton

Take the A375 towards Sidmouth.  After 2½ miles, at the “Hare & Hounds”, turn left towards Farway.  After four miles, at the junction with the A3052, turn left towards Seaton.  After just over half-a-mile, pass a vehicle lay-by on the right.  Two hundred meters beyond this first lay-by is a second lay-by on the right, which gives access to the lane (Locksey’s Lane – marked with a sign “Unsuitable for heavy vehicles”) which leads towards Baldash Cottage.  Turn right into this lane.

Two hundred yards along Locksey’s Lane is an access road on the right (signed as a No Through Road).  This leads to “Elverway Farm”.  Turn left across the farm yard and take the lane beyond.  This leads down the hill along the private drive to Baldash Cottage and Lodge.

Traveling From Lyme Regis

Take the A3052 westbound towards Seaton/Sidmouth/Exeter.  After about 5½ miles, pass through Colyford.  After a further three miles go past the turning for Beer and look for a turning on the left marked with a sign for Branscombe Village, but do not turn off here.  Immediately beyond this turning is a lay-by on the left giving access to the lane (Locksey’s Lane – marked with a sign “Unsuitable for heavy vehicles”) which leads towards Baldash Cottage.  Turn left into this lane.

Two hundred yards along Locksey’s Lane is an access road on the right (signed as a No Through Road).  This leads to “Elverway Farm”.  Turn left across the farmyard and take the lane beyond.  This leads down the hill along the private drive to Baldash Cottage and Lodge.

Traveling From Sidmouth

On the A3052 road just north of Sidmouth travel east-bound towards Seaton/Lyme Regis.  Look for a turning on the left towards Farway/Ottery St. Mary, but continue on for a further half mile, after which you will pass a vehicle lay-by on the right.  Two hundred meters beyond this first lay-by is a second lay-by on the right, (Locksey’s Lane – marked with a sign “Unsuitable for heavy vehicles”) which leads towards Baldash Cottage.  Turn right into this lane.

Two hundred yards along Locksey’s Lane is an access road on the right (signed as a No Through Road).  This leads to “Elverway Farm”.  Turn left across the farmyard and take the lane beyond.  This leads down the hill along the private drive to Baldash Cottage and Lodge.

Two hundred yards along Locksey’s Lane is an access road on the right (signed as a No Through Road).  This leads to “Elverway Farm”.  Turn left across the farmyard and take the lane beyond.  This leads down the hill along the private drive to Baldash Cottage and Lodge.

Traveling By Rail

Baldash Cottage in Branscombe can be reached from two alternative rail stations on the main route from London (Waterloo), via Basingstoke and Salisbury, to Exeter.
Axminster station is about 11 miles away and is the better choice if traveling from London (Waterloo).
Honiton station is about 10 miles away and is the better choice if traveling from the Exeter direction.
If you are traveling from London (Paddington), the Midlands, or Cornwall, you should change at Exeter St. Davids and catch the next train via Exeter Central to Honiton.  Exeter St. Davids is served by trains from Bristol, London, Plymouth, and Barnstaple.  There is also a branch line from the resort town of Exmouth to Exeter.
Taxi companies operate at both Axminster and Honiton stations.  Please ask us if you need help with booking a taxi.

Traveling By Air

Exeter Airport is about 16 miles from “Baldash Cottage” (normally about 25 minutes by car).
Several Car Hire companies have desks at Exeter Airport.
For those with access to a private aircraft, Branscombe Airfield is just over a mile from “Baldash Cottage”, providing you with a convenient overnight stop after landing or before departure.  The airfield is privately owned, with a grass airstrip suitable for light aircraft only.  Air movements are strictly limited and allowed only with previous permission from the airport manager.

Traveling By Bus

Stagecoach Bus Route 52A operates between Exeter (central bus station), Sidmouth and Seaton, passing along the main A3052 road just north of Baldash Cottage.  There are designated bus stops at:

  • former “Three Horseshoes Inn” – where the footpath north from “Baldash Cottage” meets the main road.
  • Hangman’s Stone” – close to the junction with the B3174 road to Beer and just over a one-mile walk from the cottage.