‘Dimmet' is a Devon word, referring to that glorious half-light at the end of the day, the perfect time for a beach barbecue as the sun sets over the horizon!
If you love the idea of relaxing on the renowned beach at Saunton Sands whilst immersing yourself in authentic 70s style, a well-deserved break at retro Dimmet is just the thing.
Bespoke-styled by film set designer Marina Morris, Dimmet is an achingly hip time capsule, featuring a unique blend of contemporary luxury and vibrant colour. Set in an elevated position, you can enjoy endless views over Braunton Burrows and the sea in the distance, right from your holiday home... your escape from modern life has begun!
Gorgeously faithful to the decade of disco, this two-bedroomed beach bungalow is packed with genuine 1970s décor, accessories and furnishings (aside from the brand-new Naturalmat beds!) found in vintage shops and auctions.
Step inside - and take a wonderful step back in time. You'll find a large, friendly lounge and Rangemaster-equipped kitchen area, along with a dining table for six... the ideal spot for reminiscing over cheese and pineapple sticks!
The lounge is made for long conversation-filled evenings, with a log burner and plenty of squishy bean bags and cushions. Why not catch up on 70s classics including ‘The Good Life' or ‘Tales of the Unexpected', or boogie on down to the selection of LPs provided? If you're feeling in a competitive mood, there are plenty of old-school games to be found, too!
Discover the main bedroom at the back of the bungalow, facing the garden. Furnished with a genuine 70s bedstead and vintage wallpaper, it's a true retro haven... and you'll even find a selection of 70s dressing-up clothes in the wardrobes!
The second bedroom is at the front, and features two single zip and link beds along with plenty of storage for your very own 70s outfits.
The bathroom is built for indulgence, complete with a stylish Roca suite and a roomy bath with shower over. You'll find plenty of natural toiletries provided, along with fluffy bath towels to wrap yourselves in.
For dining with an al-fresco difference, how about spending some time in the south-facing garden with patio? Once you've listened to the soothing sound of the sea as you enjoy your sizzling meals, you may not want to dine inside again!
If you can tear yourselves away from your comfy time capsule, get exploring the local area. Braunton, found within an easy 10-minute walk, offers the best of both worlds, with its small village population and thriving centre filled with shops and eateries.
It almost goes without saying that the beach at Saunton Sands is a must-visit! Just five minutes' drive away, surfers will be in paradise with the international-standard waves (Dimmet even features a handy garage for surfboard storage!). Walkers will enjoy the South West Coast Path and Braunton Burrows, featuring the largest sand dune site in England.
For a cool stay that's decades away from the stresses of 21st century life, come and enjoy all the relaxingly retro pleasures to be found at Dimmet!
Things to note
Minimum stay is usually 7 nights (some shorter breaks may be possible Mon-Thurs or Fri-Mon - please check with the owner), please note that due to some steps Dimmet may not be fully wheelchair accessible, please contact to discuss requirements, no pets generally permitted except assistance dogs, no smoking.
Tried and tested
"We spent a lovely weekend in the bungalow, got everything you need for a holiday away from it all. If you grew up in the seventies it will bring back a few memories , if you didn't it's a history lesson. Great location, some great places to eat, all amenities just a short walk. Some lovely places to visit. Peaceful and quiet, just the ticket. Would really recommend a stay here."
"Who needs Life on Mars when you can take yourself back to 1974 with all the browns, yellows, cork walls, leather sofas and The Good Life. The owners have gone to extraordinary lengths to make this lovely cottage a real step back in time to our childhood. There are even outrageous clothes to dress up in. The only thing missing was a big bushy moustache - I will have to get one! A wonderful weekend."
Dan & Kerstin
Region: Braunton, Devon
Cost (from): £125 per night
Minimum stay: 7 nights
Property ref: 511
FacilitiesSleeps up to 5, king-size bedroom, twin bedroom (zip-link bed, can be super-king), single sofa bed, bedding & towels provided, bathroom, 100 Acres amenities, large fully equipped-kitchen, Rangemaster cooker, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer, dryer, dishwasher, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, kitchen equipment, kitchen table, seating for 6, lounge, large TV, DVD player and DVDs (70s box sets), games, books, garden, garage, BBQ, bike storage, parking.
Surfing, coastal walks, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, swimming with sea lions, abseiling, paddle boarding, coasteering, hang gliding, quad biking, Air Extreme air balling, hiking trails, beaches.
At a glance
- Two bedroomed seaside bungalow styled with a full 70s theme, situated in Braunton, Devon.
- Private parking is available on the drive at the property, and on the road outside.
- Bathroom towels are provided (please bring beach towels), along with kitchen accessories, games, books, box sets and authentic dressing-up clothes!
- Close to the village of Braunton, featuring an array of shops and eateries, and the international surfing standard beach at Saunton Sands.