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Converted Telephone Exchange with Fantastic Sea and Country Views

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Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

Studio with mezzanine, perfect for 2, can sleep 6. Well behaved dogs welcome.

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 with regular sightings of deer, birds and other wildlife. There is no street lighting or noise of any kind. The location is ideal for walkers and cyclists, or anyone wishing to step off the world for a while, or as a base to explore a beautiful part of Devon. There is a coarse fishing lake five minutes walk down the 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 are shops, pubs and eating places three miles away in the village of Starcross., which also has bus and train links to Exeter and beyond, plus a ferry across to Exmouth.

The cottage, which was featured in the BBC Homes Under the Hammer programme, has a full kitchen, shower room, comfortable living area (with wood burner stove), a mezzanine sleep shelf with a double bed and amazing views through to the coast. The sleep shelf has been added this year to give extra space and comfort to visitors plus additional sleeping capacity. (Can now sleep up to six people)

On the ground floor there are two bed settees which will convert to double beds, which can be prepared for client's arrival if required. The ground floor accommodation is suitable for disabled people, and is 'dog friendly' (no charge for dogs), 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.

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About the Owner

Beatrice Reitmeier
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Beatrice Reitmeier

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

Beatrice Reitmeier purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Beatrice Reitmeier chose Teignbridge

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Total peace and privacy.

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(1 traveller reviews)

West Yorkshire
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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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Location

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

From Mar 2017 there will be two futon beds on the ground floor and a double mattress on a mezzanine shelf with spectacular views across farmland and woods to the sea.

The wood burner gives out amazing heat (wood supplied). There are also electric heaters for instant heat.

There is a full kitchen, a wet room, TV with DVD player, a parking area and a bbq with outside seating.

Waist high fencing all round ensures that the outside space is safe for children and animals.

There are no immediate neighbours except deer, hares, buzzards and other wildlife.

No street lighting and very little local traffic. Good mobile phone signal.

The Old Telephone Exchange is close to beaches, restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the cosiness, isolation, peace, views and location. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets - no extra charge).

The OTE is tiny. It is ideally suited to two adult guests, but can accommodate up to six from Mar 17. Prices are for 2 guests. Extra guests will be charged £12/night/pp.

My guests enjoy complete privacy but know that I am available for any problems.

You will need a car to get to and from the cottage. There is a mainline train station, buses up and down the coast and a ferry to Exmouth (which will accept dogs and bicycles) all three miles away at Starcross and you can leave your car there FREE if you wish to venture farther afield by public transport.

There are suggestions for places to visit and things to do at the OTE.

There is great walking and excellent mountain bike trails in and around the area.

Supermarkets, restaurants, fish and chip shop, pub and local shops are 3 miles away.

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
15 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
3 Jun 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

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.
Single night bookings may be available. Please enquire for rates.
Cleaning is included and there is no additional charge for pets.
Electricity is provided via a £1 coin meter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Total peace and privacy.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Wet Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wetroom with shower, washbasin and WC

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/6 (Studio with mezzanine sleep shelf) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 convertible double futon Lounge with convertible double futon. Sleep shelf (above bedroom 1) double mattress. (Access via steep staircase, suitable for the young and able).

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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