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Converted Telephone Exchange with Fantastic Sea and Country Views



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
One bedroom cottage with country and distant sea views. Well behaved dogs allowed.

The Old Telephone Exchange at Mamhead looks out over Tuscan like scenery to the coast at Exmouth and is situated in a quiet country lane. This tiny, yet perfectly formed, hideaway offers peace, quiet and tranquility ‘away from it all’, yet lies within a few minutes’ drive of the motorway and the coast. There is a full kitchen, shower room, comfortable living area (with wood burner stove) and a bedroom with twin beds. (A futon in the living area will also convert to a very comfortable additional double bed). The accommodation is suitable for disabled people and is 'dog friendly', with parking next to the cottage and a shallow ramp down to the front door. There is a TV/DVD and radio, wood-burner (logs provided), plus additional electric heaters and electric blankets on the single beds. A 'welcome pack' with basic essentials is provided on arrival. Outside, there is a BBQ space and secluded seating area.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I love transforming old properties and fell in love with this one because of its position and spectacular views.

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Speaks English, French

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

West Yorkshire

Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in this fabulous little cottage. The Old Telephone Exchange. It's compact but has all the facilities you need. Best part for us was the tranquil setting. Nearest cottage was about 200 meters away. Quiet. And very relaxing. Myself my partner and most of all my german shepherd "Louis" enjoyed every minute

We took in the coastal resorts as far as Brixham. All within easy driving distance. Great local walks in the Forrest only 5 mins in the car. All in all the most relaxed we have been in ages

I will definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This property allows you get 'off the world' in every way possible. It is totally peaceful, with excellent nearby walks, birdlife and deer, even a fishing lake just below it. Good proximity to the coast and nearby city of Exeter.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : exeter at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : starcross at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : starcross at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : starcross at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : starcross at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : m5 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : starcross at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : dawlish at 4 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Fishing lake (approx 1 mile)


Starcross (approx 3 miles) has general store/pubs and ferry across to Exmouth which has beautiful sandy beaches. Dawlish (approx 8 miles) has a long sandy beach and nature reserve in the dunes area.


Car is essential.


Starcross (3 miles), general store, railway station, pubs, golf, ferry.

Kenton (3 miles), restaurants, pubs, shop, Powderham Castle.

Dawlish (8 miles), shops, supermarkets, leisure facilities.

Exmouth (3 miles + ferry) or approx 15 miles by road.

Exeter (10 miles) major shopping and leisure centre, mainline railway station, airport

Further Details:

This is an excellent base for walking, birdwatching, touring or just 'getting off the world'.

For up to date availability calendar please see the owners website (link at the bottom right of this page) www.theoldtelephoneexchange.co.uk


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
owners website (link at the bottom right of this page) www.theoldtelephoneexchange.co.uk
Basic essentials welcome pack included.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday in the High Season, but may be flexible outside the main holiday period.

50% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Payment by cheque, or bank transfer, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 14-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Total peace and privacy.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with two single beds. Lounge with convertible double futon.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: A small 'welcome' pack of essential food items is provided. The Old Telephone Exchange is a tranquil spot with amazing views and was featured on the BBC 'Homes Under the Hammer' TV programme. It is frequently visited by deer and other wildlife. It is ideally located to make use of the nearby forestry commission 'Haldon Forest' which has a multitude of walking, cycling and wheelchair friendly trails. The accommodation is simple, comfortable and practical. For up to date availability calendar please see the owners website (link at the bottom right of this page) www.theoldtelephoneexchange.co.uk Outside: There is a small barbecue area at the front of the property and a seating area at the rear to benefit from the views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned before arrival.

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