Cottage in Topsham ( nr Exeter ), Devon, England - Quiet Courtyard 1 minute walk from The Waterfront, Quaint Cafes, Shops And Pubs
- english, spanish
About Richard Parker
I live in Exeter with my wife and two children. I love living in Devon and enjoying everything it has to offer from it's surf beaches, cycle lanes to Dartmoor.
Richard Parker purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Richard Parker chose Exeter
Topsham was the perfect choice for a property we could rent and my parents could use when visiting us. It is close enough to Exeter and all the facilities it offers, has excellent transport links, including public transport and has a lovely holiday atmosphere all year round. We choose Exeter Cottage because it is in a really quiet courtyard but so close to really nice cafe's, pubs and restaurants, as-well as being a stones throw from the waterfront. We also choose it because it has a parking space - a rare commodity in Topsham! Exeter Cottage has some history too. It was owned by a gentleman call Thomas Henry Coysh, who fought alongside Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar. The courtyard still has the original wash-house - restored by the Topsham Historic Society.
What makes this Cottage unique
Being a second family home the cottage benefits from a well equipped kitchen - which you often don't find in holiday properties. It also has a great range of books, dvd's, games and even some children's toys which cuts down on the amount of stuff you need to bring. We like taking our bikes to the cottage, it is so easy to get to Exmouth, or into Exeter on the cycle path. We also like taking the little ferry across the river and walking down the canal to the remote Turf Locks pub (only accessible by foot, cycle or boat!). In the winter the wood burner is a real bonus and soon gets the cottage (with it's low ceilings) really toasty. The breakfast bar is really handy and the children love to sit at it. On a sunny day we like to sit out on the terrace and visit the outdoor pool, play tennis for free on the court around the corner or just walk along the estuary.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Well appointed cottage in quiet location.
Very handy for local shops, buses and trains.
Only outside space is situated at the front of the cottage - overlooked by other cottages. Not offering any privacy.
Lovely little town. everyone is friendly.
Lovely cottage, but as my wife is disabled, found it difficult to get to the bedroom. Will recommend to everyone.
Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. I am afraid being a small cottage the stairs are a little steeper than normal. We will make sure this is clear on our description.
Nice little cottage, needs some attention
Nice little cottage, but too dark inside with daylight and a bit too many domestic parafernalia. Good bed, nice bedroom and well appointed kitchen. Bathroom needs thorough cleaning, esp. the tiles and rail above the bath.
These findings were a bit to our surprise, maybe because the number of relevant photographs on the site is limited. Kind and helpful contact with owner via telephone.
Thank you for your feedback. We welcome it, as it helps us improve the service we offer. Sorry the cottage did not meet all of your needs. Regarding the light levels in the cottage these are greatly affected by the large tree immediately outside which when in full leaf has a significant affect on light. We are in the process of working with neighbours and the council (it is listed) to see what can be done about it beyond the very limited pruning we are allowed. We will review the domestic paraphernalia in the cottage. The bathroom is cleaned very well each rental, however we are aware the grout is beginning to discolour. This is due to be addressed at the end of this summer season.
Small cottage in a fantastic location for Topsham
Excellent location, handy for train, bus and footpath/trails. Towels and utensils all supplied, lovely coffee machine. Bed very comfortable. Maybe could do with a bit of updating. Parking definitely tight even for a Honda Jazz. A pint of milk in the fridge (to go with the tea and coffee, which were supplied) would be a nice touch. Overall very good.
Thank you for your review and glad you had a good stay. Your comments have been noted.
Great Stay In a Perfect Cottage
We stayed here with our two young children over Easter and the cottage was great, it has lot's of character and the log burner was very useful at night. Topsham is lovely and it is well located to explore Devon. Rob, Becky & Family
Cosy compact and clean cottage.perfect location for topsham town centre and walks along the estuary.
Everything we needed for our stay. Small character cottage. Parking available.
Thank you. Great to hear you enjoyed it so much!
Perfect for car-free holidays. Public transport by car, bus, ferry and bicycle makes the surrounding area very easy to access.
6 miles to large beach at Exmouth, just 5-10 minutes by car or a short bus or train journey or even by ferry. Budleigh Salterton is just around the corner and offers lovely swimming in the summer and good fishing and canoeing. A little further afield there is Sidmouth, Beer, and Lyme Regis. In the other direction you have Dawlish, Teignmouth and many more. Can cycle to Exmouth on the Sustrans national cycle network, or into Exeter.
Exeter Airport only 15 minutes by Taxi. Train station 2 minutes walk from cottage (arrive at Exeter St Davids and take Exmouth line). Bus stop 65m from property. Buses go to Exmouth, Exeter and beyond. Car is not required.
4 miles to Cathedral City of Exeter.
15 miles to Dartmoor.
6 miles to Exmouth.
Topsham is a wonderful quaint little port close to Exeter, with a wealth of history and has fabulous views across the Exe Estuary. It is an historic conservation area and has a wide range of pubs, cafe's and independent shops. Topsham has a wide range of facilities including has it's own outdoor heated swimming pool (May-Sept), a Saturday market, museum and a great park with skateboard ramp. The National Cycle Path runs from Topsham to Exmouth or into Exeter and around the Exe Estuary to Dawlish. The Exe Estuary provides great bird watching (it is a site of Special Scientific Interest), sailing, kite-surfing and fishing and wildlife trips on the river are available from Exmouth.