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Pretty Country Cottage With Gardens Near Stunning Coast. Dawlish Two Miles.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, Semi-det, With Wonderful Country Views. Walks, Beaches, Scenery

25% off for 2 person occupancy on all dates!

15% off for 3 person occupancy on all dates!

Sparrow's Nest is less than 2 miles from the beaches at Dawlish and Dawlish Warren and the ferry to Exmouth. The views to the Haldon hills over open fields are lovely. The cottage is surrounded by farmland; your only neighbours are us.

Few areas can offer such beautiful and interesting places to visit within such a short distance.

The cottage has one double bedroom (dual aspect) and one twin (each bedroom with especially comfortable mattresses and non-allergenic bedding), a lounge (with TV and DVD player), dining room, kitchen (with cooker, washing machine, fridge with small freezer box, and microwave), bathroom (with a Mira electric over-bath shower), cloakroom and outhouse (for your buckets and spades and fishing nets!) N.B Rather steep stairs.

The pretty gardens at the side and back are enclosed and safe for children or a dog. There's a picnic table and ample off-road parking in front of the cottage.

The cottage is non-smoking and one small well-behaved dog is allowed by arrangement. We have a large field that you may use for dog-walking or just enjoying.

A travel cot can be made available.

Electricity is included.

Bedding, towels and tea-towels are provided.

Wi-fi is available.

We are 2 miles from Dawlish, 1.5 from Dawlish Warren, 1.5 from the Starcross ferry to Exmouth, and 9 miles from Exeter,

There are Railway stations at Dawlish, Dawlish Warren and Starcross and 1 minute away are bus stops for Dawlish or Exeter directions.

Within 0.5 mile there is a Sainsbury's supermarket and petrol station.

Sparrow's Nest is on a Devon County Wildlife Site. Cirl Bunting birds are special here but watch for badgers, foxes and occasional deer and other wildlife.

The south west coast path is close, as is the internationally important Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve and River Exe estuary.

A new extensive countryside park is less than 5 minutes' walk from here.

There are boat trips from Dawlish. and Exmouth from May to September, and a year round ferry from Teignmouth to Shaldon for it's quaint streets, small zoo and smugglers' tunnel to a secluded beach...

There are theatres in Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay and Exeter.

Come and stay and find your own wonderful places to visit and things to do, or just enjoy relaxing in the garden of Sparrow's Nest!

More Details

Mrs Carol Lockton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful location; come and find out for yourselves!

25% off for 2 person occupancy on all dates!

15% off for 3 person occupancy on all dates!

1 Small dog welcome by arrangement


Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
2 Inns by Cockwood harbour
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Starcross to Exmouth for coast and River Exe trips
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Dawlish Warren
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Starcross or Dawlish Warren
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Dawlish Warren
Car: not necessary

Beaches, cliffs, sand dunes, south-west coast-path, sea wall strolls, Exe estuary cycle trail, woodland trails, Dartmoor, pretty villages, interesting churches and buildings, Brunel's railway (Two steam train routes not too far away,) Powderham Castle, boat trips. Lots and lots of tourist attractions within easy reach. Cathedral city of Exeter not far.


Dawlish Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs cloakroom with toilet, washbasin and towel rail
  • Upstairs. Mira electric over- bath shower. Toilet, basin, heated towel rail, airing cupboard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double aspect, country views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Pretty Country Cottage With Gardens Near Stunning Coast. Dawlish Two Miles.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Relaxing cottage with lovely garden

  • 5 of 5

A very pretty cottage with plenty of space for 4. Carol and Barry made us feel very welcome. There were home made scones, clotted cream and jam on our arrival plus flowers in every room. We had apples and blackberries from the orchard which were delicious. As I have mobility problems having a downstairs toilet was also a plus. We found the whole stay very relaxing and enjoyable but just a few minutes away from local amenities and Dawlish town centre. We relaxed in the lovely cottage garden in the evenings surrounded by countryside. I would definitely recommend this cottage, Carol and Barry are excellent hosts and we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review. Thank you for highlighting the fact that we have downstairs facilities; particularly helpful for many as the stairs are so very steep. We're a bit biased of course but we think it's a wonderful situation too; hence we've been here over 35 years.... Hope to see you again soon.
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Lovely, well situated

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped property with everything you could desire (even a washing machine which maybe you don't desire). On the ground floor are separate lounge and diner as well as kitchen and as loo. Upstairs, two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom in which you could hold a party. Outside, a nice fenced garden - great for the kids. Parking fine. It's on a main road but no problem. Supermarket about 2 minutes drive away; bus stop about 2 minutes walk. Great scones on arrival!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Maybe I should think about a bathroom party...... Lots of guests find a washing machine useful; I'm sure if there wasn't one, guests would ask for one... Enjoy the rest of your travels; it was so nice to meet you both.
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Out of this World

  • 5 of 5

This is the forth time we have stayed and each time its perfect ,The hosts Carol and Barry are a lovely couple , they cannot do enough for you , the cottage is clean and has everything you need even the childrens bedroom has 2 teddys for bedtime . To greet you with a Devon cream tea is a lovely extra .Thankyou John & Hazel xx

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to have you as guests. Thank you again for your lovely review. We were so glad that you were able to enjoy better weather this time. See you again soon, Carol and Barry
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Cosy accommodation for holiday in Dawlish

  • 5 of 5

Sparrow's Nest is a lovely holiday cottage very close to Dawlish. It was clean & comfortable for our week's stay. The owners are welcoming & we enjoyed the cream tea awaiting our arrival.

The cottage is in a lovely location with a idyllic garden to use & fields all around and there are local walks to be enjoyed.

The cottage facilities are ideal for self-catering and the beds were very comfortable for a great nights sleep after a long day resting on the local beach.

We highly recommend Sparrow's Nest and look forward to returning again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.
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Spacious, very clean, thoughtfully equipped house.

  • 4 of 5

The location of the property is good for visiting moors and beaches.

Lovely towns nearby.

Cottage is spacious and clean with lots of handy extra's such as adapters for visitors from the continent, thermosflasks, lots of information about the area.

Very friendly and caring owners.

Good views over the hills from the backgarden.

We had to adapt to the speed of the wifi and the low water pressure. Apart from that a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. Yes the low water pressure and small water tank do cause inconvenience and yes the wi-fi signal is poor and slow. It was lovely to meet you all and know that despite the problems you enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely cottage with wonderful garden views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week at Sparrow's Nest. The cottage is well laid out and very comfortable. The cream tea on arrival was most welcome and, along with the other little extras, made our stay all the more enjoyable. We did struggle with the tv signal initially (on all channels except the BBC), however. we did manage to solve this ourselves. The wifi was touch and go, although, we did find the chair nearest the TV was the best place to pick it up. The only other downside related to the rules regarding dogs as it was quite challenging our Yorkie not being allowed upstairs or on the furniture as he always takes time getting used to a new environment and was constantly seeking reassurance.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. I'm sorry you had trouble with the TV. I'd not been aware of any problem but glad you managed to solve it. We would have come to help if you'd asked. Yes, the wi-fi signal isn't great unfortunately. We do have strict rules about dogs which are in the booking conditions before booking and although maybe difficult for some owners it's for the comfort of other guests as there's no time between guests to wash furniture covers. With washable floors downstairs and carpets upstairs, requiring dogs to stay downstairs is for the same reason. However, I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay and we'd love to see you back again.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.89

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed
25% discount for 2 person occupancy all dates!
15% discount for 3 person occupancy all dates!
Saturday to Saturday bookings.
Short stay enquiries welcomed, but not during height of summer.
(If available 3 nights charged at 60% of weekly tariff.
4 nights charged at 70% of weekly tariff
5 nights charged at 80% of weekly tariff
6 nights charged at 90% of weekly tariff)
Small dog if agreed; £25 per week
Travel cot; £8 a week; pre-book and bring your own bedding
Deposit payable. Balance due 4 weeks before arrival

Once booking has been provisionally confirmed by phone or e-mail, you will be required to complete and return our booking form and pay a 30% deposit to confirm the booking. The balance will be payable 4 weeks before arrival. Any money paid will only be refunded if the dates are able to be rebooked.
Please pay by cheque or bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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