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Churchview - Georgian Apartment in Topsham, Adjacent To The River Exe

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

2 Bedroom Apartment in the Heart Of Topsham Ideally Placed For The Historic Quay, Cafe And Pubs

Churchview offers spacious accommodation in the heart of Topsham. It has a large lounge complete with cosy sofa and chairs to seat 6. A large double bedroom with original wooden flooring and ample wardrobe space and a light airy twin room with single beds. A family bathroom with shower/bath/hand basin and wc, a further separate wc and a large cottage style kitchen with table and chairs, storage space, fridge/freezer, cooker and many more facilities. Churchview is ideally situated for any type of holiday, whether you wish to relax and take in the breath taking views of the River Exe, walk along idyllic paths surrounding Topsham or have fun filled days visiting the many attractions in Devon, there's something for all!

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Member since: 2013
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Sara

My wife, Sara and I have lived in Devon for over 13 years and this is most definitely home. We came back to the West Country having worked all over the UK but as they say life is a journey homeward bound.

Sara purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Sara chose Topsham

We bought this property because we love Topsham. The architecture, the range of fine eating houses ,its position on the River Exe all give it a unique vibe that draws you back time after time.

Given that Exeter Airport is only 6 miles away and Exeter, the Regional capital is right on the doorstep it makes for a great holiday location.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is a lovely Grade 2 listed building set right in the heart of the historic port of Exeter .With a situation over looking St Margaret's church and minutes from the historic quay and waterfront it provides the perfect base for exploring Devon and Cornwall.

We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a really comfortable stay in a spacious and well appointed apartment.

Topsham has a unique blend of fine restaurant's and boutique style shops with a great range of sports activities on the door step.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Beautiful apartment, fantastic location."

We had such a lovely time here and would definitely recommend it. Topsham has so much to offer from amazing bookshops to crafts and antiques and the setting is idyllic.

"Well appointed apartment. Excellent, central location."

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in Topsham, and were delighted with the very well appointed and recently decorated accommodation at 'Churchview'. The beds were very comfortable and the apartment was spotlessly clean. The owner made a point of briefly popping in to make sure that we were happy with everything. We would thoroughly recommend this rental property.

"Lovely apartment, very nice decor, comfortable furnishings, well equipped."

As regular visitors to Topsham, we were delighted with our first stay at Churchview. Lovely, simple, fresh interior decorated with a beach/seaside theme. Beautifully done, well equipped, spotlessly clean with very comfortable furnishings.

Please check out our further reviews on Tripadvisor, Churchview Apartment Topsham
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Topsham in Exeter

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and electric shower, wc, hand basin. Further separate cloakroom and hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , The cot is a travel cot available for use if needed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size bed with large wardrobe Bedroom 2: 2 full sized single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: For pricing for short breaks and to book directly online please visit our property also listed under Topsham on the Holiday Lettings website (Home 523444) Week long bookings, short breaks and longer term lets are available, please contact to discuss options. A travel cot is available for use at no extra charge. Specific bedding is not provided however there is spare bedding and blankets within the apartment for use. A sofa bed is available for an additional child at a cost of £10 per night, this includes all bedding and towels. Utility Room: Cupboard in bedroom housing iron, ironing board, clothes airer and hoover Cleaning / Towels / Linen Fresh bed-linen and towels are provided. For 2 weeks stays linen and towels are changed half way through.


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Churchview - Georgian Apartment in Topsham, Adjacent To The River Exe
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous apartment, well-situated and cosy

  • 5 of 5

The instructions before we arrived and during our stay were clear and easy to follow. The apartment was amazing. The owners left a welcome basket for us which was extremely appreciated.

The owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The comfort and location of the apartment were great and added to making it a very positive and wonderful first visit to Topsham. Thank you very much

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure having you as guests
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Immaculate, spacious, well located apartment close to Topsham’s shops and harbour

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, located right in the middle of Topsham yet with a peaceful view from the back. Immaculately presented, freshly painted, quality linen and lovely comfy beds. Smelled lovely too! Lots of nice touches and very well equipped. Had a lovely short break here with my family, plenty of space for the 4 of us. Access and key collection were easy and flexible. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully kept apartment in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

We have often stayed in this flat and always thoroughly enjoyed it. It is immaculately presented with everything you could possibly need with some lovely homely touches. It is conveniently situated, close to everything that Topsham has to offer and parking is only a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in the centre of town.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and comfortable apartment. Very spacious with all the home comforts. Heating was good and the apartment was warm and cozy despite its single glazed sash windows.

It is on the high street so traffic and passers by can be heard.

Very convenient for walking, local pubs and restaurants, the railway station and bus stops. We went into Exeter by train and this was inexpensive and easy.

We parked on Holman Way car park. About a five minute walk away. If you use the parking web site on the Exeter Council page you can pay for however long you need so don’t have to worry about buying and replacing tickets. We did manage to park briefly outside the apartment to unload and to reload the car.

Topsham is very convenient for exploring the surrounding area.

I would recommend Church View as long as you do not have walking difficulties or very young children as the staircase is winding and a little tricky.

All in all a very nice place.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well done Churchview

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much..The location very quaint. The apartment lovely with everything we required during that time catered for. Someone has put a lot of thought into what people may require during their stay. Many thanks.

Interesting views from both back and front windows,also the bird and squirrel visits outside the kitchen window. Very comfortable,however would be a bit concerned re the stairs near the kitchen if children were staying.

This property was very central and transport was easy even without a car.

Lovely stay, well recommended . Kind Regards Carol &Brian NewZealand.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Visiting old haunts

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment with everything we needed, but to be hyper critical, it is not suitable for the aged and infirm as the stairs are dangerous. It is a listed property and the owner, apparently, isn’t allowed to change them for more user friendly treads.

Also, grab handles would help the elderly manoeuvre in and out of the difficult to access bath/shower.

Ideal position in town although parking is a nightmare and even the car parks tend to be full to overflowing.

The river is easily accessed through the Churchyard and is a highlight.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Churchview is ideally placed for the RSPB Bowling Green Marsh located on the Exe estuary.


8 miles to Exmouth a traditional seaside resort with great sandy beaches.

15 miles to Dartmoor National Park, the largest open space in Southern England and famous for spectacular scenery and walks.

5 miles to the Cathedral City of Exeter the regional capital of Devon


Exeter Airport is 10 miles from Topsham.

Topsham train station is 5 minutes from apartment on the Exeter to Exmouth line.

Buses run regularly to Exeter, Exmouth and beyond.

The port of Plymouth is 45 miles by car.

Car is recommended if you want to explore the south west region in full.


Exeter 5 miles

Plymouth 45 miles

Torbay - the English Riviera 27 miles

Dartmoor 15 miles

Further Details:

Topsham is nestled on the East side of the River Exe and is the former port of Exeter. The town has a long and ancient history dating back to the Roman period.

Formerly a major seaport trading in cotton, the town is now of interest for its architecture with many of the houses being built using Dutch bricks which were brought over in exchange for wool and cotton.

Topsham has great proximity to nature reserves for wading and migrating birds with RSPB Bowling Green Marsh located on the Exe estuary, the whole of which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

It also boasts its own museum which is located in a 17th century building overlooking the Exe Estuary and displays the local history of the town and memorabilia of Vivien Leigh, the film star.

Topsham has unique character supported by many local independent shops and restaurants as well as some great sporting facilities with the heated outdoor swimming pool and local tennis courts nearby.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Guests can enter the property from 3pm and need to vacate the property by 11am.
For short breaks the same times apply to the arrival and departure days.

Notes on prices:
For booking please send an enquiry detailing your requirements or alternatively book direct through the site

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.