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Detached Family House Near Beach. Enclosed Gardens Situated in Quiet Cul de sac.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

6 bedroom House in Devon. 10 Minutes Walk to the Beach & 20 minutes to town

Stunning accommodation over three floors. Beautiful 1920's Tudor house with bright and airy, tasteful accommodation. Exmouth is a lively town, situated on the east coast of Devon, where the River Exe meets the sea. The town offers a diverse selection of shops, places to eat and things to do, including top quality water sports such as windsurfing and kite-surfing, fantastic routes for cycling and walking, internationally-acclaimed nature reserves and unique cultural events as well as two miles of stunning beach that are a joy whatever the weather. Since the Regency period when seaside holidays became fashionable, people have been coming to Exmouth to enjoy the scenery, the great choice of restaurants and the huge range of leisure activities. Check out this seafront BBC panoramic photo!

Paul Fox
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

About Paul Fox

Hi folks,

Welcome to our wonderful property Grey Gables. We live and work in Exmouth and this is our family home with a family feel.

Our intention is for you to turn up on your holiday and feel like its home from home. Relax, kick back, run around the garden, bake on the beach, get out on the water and enjoy the town's food and beverage establishments.

The house is only available over the summer as it is our family home the rest of the year. Enjoy.

Paul & Talane.

Paul Fox purchased this house in 2005

Why Paul Fox chose East Devon

This is a real family town, lots of activities around the beach and close to the Moors too.

Grey Gables is in a super quiet cul de sac but only 1m to town centre and 1/4m to the beach

Exmouth has ample shopping, a cinema, bowling alley, softplay centre, pedestrianized cafe area, great pubs, restaurants and supermarkets. There is even a floating cafe only accessible by water unless you are a really strong swimmer.

There are festivals, fetes and all sorts of other entertainment constantly going on.

The beach here is nearly two miles of golden sand and very shallow, so kid friendly. You can hire all sorts of sea going craft from kayaks to dinghy's, SUP and powerboats.

Exeter airport is 20 mins away, Exmouth railway station links to Exeter and the M5 is only 15 mins from the

What makes this house unique

The house is fabulously situated. In a quiet cul de sac, but only 20 mins walk or just under a mile to the town centre. We are only a quarter mile form the beach which is visible from the house upper storey.

The house has a big private garden and at the bottom of the lane (100M) there is a public footpath into countryside. Ideal for joggers or dog walkers who fancy a walk up onto the cliff paths.

Exmouth is a world heritage site for its spectacular Jurassic Coastline and red cliffs.The South West coastal path passes through.

We also have cycle path along the Exe Estuary that will take you along water side views, quaint villages, pub stops, view the Royal Marines Training Centre (!) and onward's all the way to Exeter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely house and garden in a quiet location. Walking distance to beach and town. Great base to explore the rest of Devon." Estelle

"Spacious, peaceful, relaxing house. More than enough room for 10. Clean. Quiet residential location. Genuine 10 mins walk to beach and town centre. Lovely garden too. Exmouth beaches good for families." Annie
May 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Beautiful welcoming home

  • 5 of 5
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This is a beautiful house, well equipped and ideally located. We stayed as a three generational family group of ten. There was plenty of space for us to be together or to spread out and find a quiet corner. The garden is lovely with enough seats, benches and loungers for everyone as well as swing, hammock and trampoline. The location is quiet but walkable to the beach, shops, etc. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a generous review. We are so glad you had a perfect holiday.
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Stunning house in great location.

  • 5 of 5
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Grey Gables is an amazing house equipped with everything you could ask for and more. From the huge kitchen spacious comfortable bedrooms to the delightful gardens that the grandchildren loved exploring. Only a ten minute walk to the sandy beach. All of the family had a great time in your superb home

Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are ever so glad you had a lovely holiday and that everything you needed was available. Many thanks.
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Lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5
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We had a lovely holiday in this very spacious family house. It was perfect for our extended family & the garden was beautiful. The beach was only a 10 minute walk & town centre a bit further. The cul-de-sac the house was in was very quiet & peaceful. Overall everything was great & Paul & Neil very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are delighted the house worked so well to accommodate the family holiday with the mixture of peace and quiet and a short walk to the town / beach.
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5
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An amazing property close to all amenities. Walking distance to beach and town centre. The property had everything you could possibly need and more. Children loved the garden which has plenty of space to run off excess energy :) Well worth the price paid. Would highlyrecommend to anyone with big extended family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the 5 star review. We are very happy you had a fab time and that it was everything you wanted from a holiday.
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Fantastic spacious house perfect for large family group, loads to do locally

  • 5 of 5
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Just returned from a fabulous week at Grey Gables. What a beautiful place to stay, perfect for a large group/extended family. Our young kids absolutely loved it with plenty of space to explore and play (and descriptions of palace and castle used!). Very comfy beds and superbly equipped kitchen.

The location was perfect for exploring, just walkable to town and beach and lots of stuff a short drive away. We had a wonderful day cycling up the estuary and sampling the many pubs on route, plus visiting A La Ronde house, the donkey sanctuary and brilliant Pecorama (3 generations ALL enjoyed that!).

Would totally recommend staying at this lovely home.

And lastly a big thanks to Neil for his welcome and brilliant suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Grey Gables.
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Great Holiday in Exmouth

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful old house, lots of space, child friendly garden, very peaceful location, 10 minutes walk to the beach and coastal walks, 15 minutes to town. We (6 adults and 4 children) had a very enjoyable holiday at Grey Gables. Paul, the owner was very helpful and gave lots of info on the house and surrounding area. We highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are delighted you had a lovely stay in Grey Gables.
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We will request a £200 non-refundable booking deposit which, converts into the security deposit refunded once you have vacated and all is well with Grey Gables. Rental payment is in two equal instalments, 60 days and 30 days prior to the arrival date. Direct Bank Transfer preferred, mobile to mobile and Cheques accepted.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day. Check-in and Arrival not before 4pm, departure 10:00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Exmouth in Devon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with bath to 1st floor master bedroom and double sinks. Family bathroom on first floor with bath. 2nd Floor Master bedroom w en-suite bathroom for bedrooms 4 & 5. En-suite shower room for Bedroom 6. Downstairs WC and outside gardeners loo.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st Floor Master Bedroom with king bed, en suite & sitting balcony. Bedroom 2 with 1 single beds and 1 double bed. Bedroom 3 - Double Bed. 2nd Floor Master Bedroom (bed 4) with 1 double bed/twin, ensuite and space for kids futon if required. Bedroom 5 with single bed and en suite. Bedroom 5 with single bed adjoining bedroom 4.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Private, enclosed south-facing back garden with mature trees, flowers beds, lawns,teak tables and seating for 10, netted large trampoline and child's swing. (use at your own risk). Utility Room: The washer dryer is built into the kitchen units. Laundry soap and dishwasher tablets provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 12 Towels and facecloths included. Bed linen included. Bring your own beach towels and any extra towels required. Weekly linen change, house cleaning and garden care. Other: Dining room with French doors to terrace and South-facing gardens. Large white dining table to seat 8 and small (kids table) to seat 4.

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