Browsing: Branscombe

The Bulstone Hotel, on the fringes of Branscombe, is for sale with a freehold asking price of £795,000. A substantial detached country hotel, which has been in the same ownership for more than two decades, it is set in around 3.5 acres. Located in a sought-after Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hotel was originally a farmhouse and is believed to date back, in parts, to the 16th Century with major extensions completed in 1989. A spokesperson for property specialists Stonesmith, which is marketing the hotel, said: “The Bulstone Hotel has been in the same ownership for the last 23…

East Devon’s free car parks will become pay-and-display and charges at busy spots will rocket by 50 per cent under changes proposed by the district council. The authority could raise an extra £400,000 a year by hiking costs at its most popular facilities and targeting those where motorists can currently stop off for nothing. Evening and overnight stay levies will also be imposed at sites where there is presently no cost for drivers at these times. We are under increasing pressure to review our activities and move to a position where we are managing all of our car parking assets…

Coastguard rescuers fetched a stricken dog stuck on 40ft cliffs in Branscombe. Canine Gracie sparked a 999 call after giving her holidaying masters the slip and was spotted roaming the precarious coastline. Her worried owners had been trying to save the pooch for more than an hour before calling in Beer Coastguard. We soon got sight of her on the 40ft cliff, but she kept going along animal tracks east, west and up and down…The crew quickly arrived at the scene – but had difficulty collaring the animal above the river at Branscombe Mouth. “We soon got sight of her…