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Two Bedroom Waterside Cottage With Balcony And Magnificent Views Of The Estuary

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Topsham, South Devon, England Situated Within A 5 Min Walk Of Shops, Cafes And Bars

Hannaford's Quay is a 17th Century quayside listed cottage which was fully renovated in 2005. It is situated on Hannford's Quay only a few feet from the estauary. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen/diner and on the middle floor a large lounge with two french doors onto a balcony with spectacular views over the Exe estuary. The property faces south west and enjoys magnificent sunsets. Outside there is a small yorkstone patio and parking for a mid sized car with an electronic sliding gate. The cottage is situated in the centre of Topsham and all the amenities of the town are within a few minutes walk. The town boasts ten pubs, many award winning restaurants, an outdoor heated pool in the summer, tennis courts, sailing club, bowling green, antiques market, and a number of delicatessens, food and boutique shops. The area is particularly famous for its migratory wildlife that visit the estuary, particularly over the winter months. There are beaches, golf courses nearby.

Peter Dow
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Peter Dow

Peter and Anne Dow are both retired - Peter was a manager with BP for 23 years and Anne was an English teacher.

Peter Dow purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Peter Dow chose Exeter

Although in a very run down condition we could see that it could make a wonderful holiday home. In fact after we moved in we liked it so much we bought next door and did that up as well.

What makes this cottage unique

Hannaford's Quay although very quiet, is in the centre of Topsham and convenient for all amenities and shops in the town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Have stayed in numerous places in Topsham this is easily the best location. We will return! Peter & Anne H.

Utterly fantastic. Can’t fault it and we will be back again in Jan. We could live here all the time. Thanks for the flowers and wine. Beds were really comfortable – a real house from home. Paul & Sue H.

The best property we have taken over many years in various parts of the UK. Many thanks. Derrick & Barbara.

Another fantastic week! David & Dorothy.

A lovely house in an amazing spot. Ken & Shirley.

Wonderful accommodation and location was truly five star. Mr & Mrs B from Bath.

Great cottage, everything thought out. Thank you so much! Barbara D & family.

We loved the cottage especially the views of the Exe! Did not want to leave!! Belinda from West Mids.

Superb cottage. Mr & Mrs W. N Yorks.

We just love the place. Mr & Mrs B.
Nov 2011
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Topsham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Upstairs luxury bathroom with electric shower, jacuzzi bath, basin & WC. All natural stone tiling. Downstairs luxury shower room with extra large shower enclosure, basin & WC. All natural stone tiling with mosaic floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 3,000 pocket sprung 5ft double bed, large built in wardrobe, chest, chair, pitched ceiling, views over estuary. Bedroom 2: twin beds, chest, hanging space, small desk, pitched ceiling, views over estuary. Sofa bed in lounge.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is heated via gas fired central heating There is also a large gas flame effect gas fire on the middle floor. Outside: Outside is a small yorkstone patio which is suitable for parking a mid sized car. The property is surrounded by a 7 foot wall which provides privacy to the patio and downstairs. Vehicle access is via a sliding electric gate and pedestrian access is through a wrought iron gate which leads immediately onto Hannaford's Quay. Utility Room: Utility area: washing machine, tumble drier, large coat wardrobe, flat screen TV, Pansonic DAB Micro system for CDs with an iPod dock. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and cleaning materials are provided. The cottage is cleaned weekly on Friday mornings & early afternoon. Other: Entrance is through a glazed porch with stable door leading into the kitchen/diner.



Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Exeter Country Club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

The Exe estuary is famous for its migratory birdlife in the winter. There is an RSPB viewing area and hide 0.5 miles away.

There is now a cycle path which from Exeter to Exmouth annd on to Budleigh Salterton which follows the estuary runs through Topsham.

Topsham has its own public outside heated swimming pool, open from May to end of September.


There are beaches at Exmouth and Dawlish Warren, 6 and 8 miles away respectively. (it is now a 20 minute cycle to Exmouth along the cycle path.)


Topsham is only 5 minutes from the M5 and 15 minutes from Exeter airport. Topsham has its own railway station (5 minute walk from Hannaford's Quay) which is a 15 minute journey into Exeter St David's mainline station, with trains running approximately every 30 minutes.


Topsham is a separate town from Exeter with its own individual 'estuary' character even though it lies only a few hundred yards away from the outskirts of Exeter City.

Further Details:

As a consequence of Topsham being so close to Exeter city it is very much an all year round town which thrives during the holiday off seasons, unlike many of the other seaside locations in Devon which are sadly dead during the winter. Because of its scenic estuary location and hisoric architecture Topsham is a popular place to visit by the citizens of Exeter and its surrounds, and boasts many award winning restaurants, pubs and boutique shops.


Rates & Availability

Topsham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter April-May
Apr 14 2017 - May 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
May Mid Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
June- July
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept. - Oct.
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Changeover day is Friday with departures before 10am and arrivals after 4pm. Arrival times are arranged with Liz, the housekeeper, who normally greets guests and introduces them to the cottage. Liz's mobile is 07974042392 or land 01392 875373. Best to give Liz a call the day before arrival to confirm likely ETA and bedding requirements.
A booking deposit of £200 is required for each week booked, with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival.
There is an extra charge of £25 for the 5th and 6th guests, otherwise the quoted charges are inclusive; i.e., nothing further for gas/electricity or booking fees.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday with departures before 10am and arrivals after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are inclusive of gas and electricity. There are no booking charges. However there will be an extra charge of £25 for each guest in excess of four; i.e., for the fifth and sixth guest.
Although there is no separate deposit for breakages, we would in the unlikely event of a significant breakage, expect guests to pay the first £200 of any significant damage to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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