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Character Cottage in the Heart of Topsham, Near Exeter in Devon

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

More Details

Richard Parker
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Richard Parker

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.

Richard Parker purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Richard Parker chose Exeter

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"fabulous...we are coming again next year!"

"a real gem"

"so much to see and do"

"wonderful accommodation"

"a very homely place and in an ideal situation"
May 2012
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Absolutely loved the cottage. Great location in a lovely little village.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy cottage that ticked all the boxes. A washer would have been nice seeing that we stayed for a week but the positives far outweighed the negatives. Parking proved a bit challenging the first couple of days but by mid-week it was not a problem. I will definitrly be looking to stay here the next time I'm in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Richards cottage. The place was very clean and well equipped, and a good central position in Topsham for shops and pubs. We were able to use the loc al train into Exeter one evening, only a few minutes walk from the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Simple and cosy cottage in as central a location as you can get in topsham! And it even has a parking space!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Richard.
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped into the cottage it had a lovely feel to it. Every thing was clean and well prepared for our stay. The location is ideal to explore this wonderful little town. The parking is difficult but is explaining in the description . The owner rang to welcome us and make sure all our needs were met.

I would recommend this little cottage to anyone. We hope to return in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You will be very welcome back in Topsham.
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Comfortable, great location, & reasonable price

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 4 from Canada. We had nice 3 night stay and we were able to explore the area around Topsham.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks glad you had a good time, do come again.
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Perfect Location

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
EarlySpring 2017
26 Feb 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2016
26 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rates
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£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%.

Changeover Day:

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Topsham in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with toilet, bath and mains pressure shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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