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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 - 7 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.

By early summer 2017 the new country park should be open less than 5 minutes ' walk from here. It'll allow a short route to Dawlish Warren

There are boat trips from Dawlish. and Exmouth, a ferry also 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:
August 10, 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


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 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Another enjoyable Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in Sept 2016 and enjoyed it so much that we returned in June 2017.

The Cottage was exactly as we remembered it (including sunny weather all week), so not much to add since the last review.

Although it was hot when we stayed it was close enough to the sea, to get a sea breeze in the afternoons. The Wi-fi seemed stronger than before but not sure if that is because we have newer devices or the signal has improved - but we didnt have any issues using it.

The gardens were immaculate and we enjoyed playing cricket in the field behind the house every evening. Again everything was working and it was a pleasant stay. We still have not been to all the attractions in the area. Despite some of the beach at Dalish Warren being redeveloped, the beaches at Dawlish, Teignmouth and Babbacombe / Torquay were all close by. Mr and Mrs Lockton once again provided milk, cream teas, Tea, coffee, sugar and squash on arrival which we all enjoyed. Thanks to Mr Lockton for the flower seeds, our garden will apreciate them! Hope to come again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you to stay again and so nice to see you all enjoying the field even though the grass has yet to be cut. You were so lucky with the weather; we've just had 4 very rainy days in Cornwall! Thank you for your lovely review.
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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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Sparrows Nest a holiday Cottage to beat them all

  • 5 of 5

T his was our third visit to Sparrows Nest , it is perfect every time , a welcoming cream tea for your arrival , a nice greeting from the hosts Carol , Barry, and the house has lovely flowers in every room, Awakening every morning on the lawns at the back of the cottage the wild life is amazing , rabbits ducks pheasants , its a wonderful sight ,.

Sparrows Nest is a perfect holiday cottage perfectly clean and homely , even on wet days dvds to watch plenty of books to read , the hosts are excellent .

Although our week was a wet one we make the most of our stay down here we love it .

John and Hazel from West Yorkshire

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again fpr your lovely review. You had the most dreadful weather during your stay; such a shame. We'll tryfor sunshine next time...... See you both again soon, Carol and Barry
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Well equipped house in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay here. The house has everything you need and Carol and Barry are excellent hosts who are happy to help if needed. The property has a lovely garden with uninterrupted countryside views. This is a perfect house for exploring Dawlish and the surrounding areas- it's close to Dawlish but also out of town so only pheasants and ducks as neighbours!. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! It'd be lovely to see you all again.
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Comfortable getaway cottage

  • 4 of 5

Friendly, helpful welcome from Barry & Carol. It was so nice to have space to spare, warm rooms and comfortable chairs and bed. Everywhere was clean. The kitchen was well equipped. Having a bath, not just a shower, is a plus, though we hope that the slow water pressure is sorted out before we visit again. Lovely country views, including the pheasants and ducks in the back garden.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you found the bed and chairs comfortable. The water pump when turned on in the airing cupbord does increase the water pressure hugely; I'm so sorry if you hadn't realised this. What a shame about the weather whilst you were staying..... Do return one day when it's sunny!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.24

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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