The National Trust own many of the buildings in Branscombe.
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The picturesque village of Branscombe is said to be the longest in the country, sweeping down a spectacular valley, past colourful thatched cottages with hanging baskets and climbing roses, down to the sea and a shingle beach.
The National Trust has lovingly restored and preserved a number of old working buildings. Among these are the old bakery, now a National Trust tea room, which is full of open fires, baking tins and storage jars of centuries before and the thatched smithy, now maintained as a working museum. St Winifred's church is one of the oldest in Devon, over a thousand years old, and has one of the most inspiring views in the county.
Many of Branscombe's summer visitors are regulars. Branscombe remains one of the best kept local secrets. There's nothing to attract the visitor except fresh air, quiet, solitude, history and a warm welcome. Branscombe's value is that it hasn't been developed. Here, it is still possible to slip easily into the past.
By Road: From the A3052, take the B3174, Hollyhead Road towards Seaton. After a few hundred yards turn right onto Lockseys Lane and follow it down into the village.
From Seaton, follow the B3174 west for about 2.5 miles and turn left into Lockseys Lane.