Cottage in Topsham ( nr Exeter ), Devon, England - Quiet Courtyard 1 minute walk from The Waterfront, Quaint Cafes, Shops And Pubs
Situated in a quiet courtyard, just off the main high street in Topsham, this lovingly restored cottage has two bedrooms, a comfortable lounge with wood-burner and a modern well-equipped kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Outside the cottage has it's own parking space and a terrace. The cottage has gas central heating.
The main bedroom benefits from a large built in wardrobe, a very comfortable bed and a view over the courtyard. The second bedroom has bunk beds and is ideal for children or one adult. The bathroom is downstairs and has a full size bath and a shower over it - towels are provided.
The lounge has seating for 4 and a fold up dinning table and chairs for family meals. You can also use the breakfast bar in the kitchen for quick meals. A porch provides storage for boots and coats.
Top Traveller Review
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
About the Owner
I live in Exeter with my wife and two children. I love living in Devon and enjoying everything it has to offer from it's surf beaches, cycle lanes to Dartmoor.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"fabulous...we are coming again next year!"
"a real gem"
"so much to see and do"
"a very homely place and in an ideal situation"
4.4 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Comfortable, great location, & reasonable price
We are a family of 4 from Canada. We had nice 3 night stay and we were able to explore the area around Topsham.
We stayed at this property for Christmas 2014. This is the perfect location for staying in Topsham and exploring the local area. Don't worry about parking as we got our large estate car in with no problem. Nice and cosy. Would stay again.
Exeter Cottage ticked every box we could have had. Somewhere to park in Topsham is worth it's weight in gold and the cottage was beautifully presented on arrival with lots of home comforts. The kitchen was particularly well equipped so we were able to make the most of the lovely local produce available in the area.The beds were super comfortable and the wood burner gave the whole place a wonderful cosy feel.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Historische Cottage in Topsham
Wir haben uns in der "Exeter - Cottage" sehr
Sie ist wie beschrieben mit allem ausgestattet, sauber und in einem
Besonders hat uns die zentrale Lage und die naturverbundenen Wege
am Ufer des " Exe-River " gefallen.
Angenehm sind die Busverbindungen in unmittelbarer Nähe zur
Cottage. Die Pups am River bleiben uns durch ihre Lage
und guter Küche in bleibender Erinnerung.
Gerne können wir die Cottage weiterempfehlen.
We enjoyed our stay at Exeter Cottage. Everything was as described and spotlessly clean. We have already recommended it to others but really wanted to keep it a secret!! Topsham is a lovely place in itself but there are many other attractions in the area from Exeter itself with its beautiful cathedral to Crealy a great place for young children. You can easily reach East, West and North Devon to visit different places and we drove to Lyme Regis which is just in Dorset. As Topsham has a railway station which is just about quarter of a mile from the cottage visitors without a car could also benefit. There are lots of opprtunities for walking in the lovely countryside and on wonderful Dartmoor.
From the Owner
“Topsham was the perfect choice for a property we could rent and my parents could use when visiting us. It is close enough to Exeter and all the facilities it offers, has excellent transport links, including public transport and has a lovely holiday atmosphere all year round. We choose Exeter Cottage because it is in a really quiet courtyard but so close to really nice cafe's, pubs and restaurants, as-well as being a stones throw from the waterfront. We also choose it because it has a parking space - a rare commodity in Topsham! Exeter Cottage has some history too. It was owned by a gentleman call Thomas Henry Coysh, who fought alongside Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar. The courtyard still has the original wash-house - restored by the Topsham Historic Society.”
Activity and Interests
Perfect for car-free holidays. Public transport by car, bus, ferry and bicycle makes the surrounding area very easy to access.
6 miles to large beach at Exmouth, just 5-10 minutes by car or a short bus or train journey or even by ferry. Budleigh Salterton is just around the corner and offers lovely swimming in the summer and good fishing and canoeing. A little further afield there is Sidmouth, Beer, and Lyme Regis. In the other direction you have Dawlish, Teignmouth and many more. Can cycle to Exmouth on the Sustrans national cycle network, or into Exeter.
Exeter Airport only 15 minutes by Taxi. Train station 2 minutes walk from cottage (arrive at Exeter St Davids and take Exmouth line). Bus stop 65m from property. Buses go to Exmouth, Exeter and beyond. Car is not required.
4 miles to Cathedral City of Exeter.
15 miles to Dartmoor.
6 miles to Exmouth.
Topsham is a wonderful quaint little port close to Exeter, with a wealth of history and has fabulous views across the Exe Estuary. It is an historic conservation area and has a wide range of pubs, cafe's and independent shops. Topsham has a wide range of facilities including has it's own outdoor heated swimming pool (May-Sept), a Saturday market, museum and a great park with skateboard ramp. The National Cycle Path runs from Topsham to Exmouth or into Exeter and around the Exe Estuary to Dawlish. The Exe Estuary provides great bird watching (it is a site of Special Scientific Interest), sailing, kite-surfing and fishing and wildlife trips on the river are available from Exmouth.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
Late Autumn 2016
6 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
£100 per week deposit required. Balance is due 14 days before booking starts. If you cancel and we can re-let your slot we will refund 75%.
Notes on prices:
Late Booking: If you are booking within 10 days of let starting we can offer a discount - please ask.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“Being a second family home the cottage benefits from a well equipped kitchen - which you often don't find in holiday properties. It also has a great range of books, dvd's, games and even some children's toys which cuts down on the amount of stuff you need to bring. We like taking our bikes to the cottage, it is so easy to get to Exmouth, or into Exeter on the cycle path. We also like taking the little ferry across the river and walking down the canal to the remote Turf Locks pub (only accessible by foot, cycle or boat!). In the winter the wood burner is a real bonus and soon gets the cottage (with it's low ceilings) really toasty. The breakfast bar is really handy and the children love to sit at it. On a sunny day we like to sit out on the terrace and visit the outdoor pool, play tennis for free on the court around the corner or just walk along the estuary.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- children welcome
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Downstairs bathroom with toilet, bath and mains pressure shower.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed, with large wardrobe Bedroom 2: Bunk beds, (2 ft 6 wide). Lounge also has a sofa bed for casual use.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: Size of second bedroom and bunk beds mean this room is most suitable for children and smaller adults. Sorry no pets and no smoking. Please check our availability calendar before getting in touch. Short break prices (3-5 nights) are calculated as follows (Full Week Price/7) No of Nights + £50. We supply bed linen, towels and tea towels. Outside: Small terrace with chairs. Parking for one medium sized car (e.g. Astra, Focus etc.). Those with large MPV's/Vans can park nearby, either at the recreation ground or on Holman way, just a short walk away. Utility Room: Cupboard in bathroom has ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh bed-linen provided at start of stay. Towels provided. Interim cleans available - please ask.