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Churchview - Georgian Apartment in Topsham, Adjacent To The River Exe

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Apartment in the Heart Of Topsham Ideally Placed For The Historic Quay, Cafe And Pubs

Churchview offers spacious accommodation in the heart of Topsham. It has a large lounge complete with cosy sofa and chairs to seat 6. A large double bedroom with original wooden flooring and ample wardrobe space and a light airy twin room with single beds. A family bathroom with shower/bath/hand basin and wc, a further separate wc and a large cottage style kitchen with table and chairs, storage space, fridge/freezer, cooker and many more facilities. Churchview is ideally situated for any type of holiday, whether you wish to relax and take in the breath taking views of the River Exe, walk along idyllic paths surrounding Topsham or have fun filled days visiting the many attractions in Devon, there's something for all!

Jo Huxtable
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Jo Huxtable

My wife and I have lived in Devon for over 9 years and this is most definitely home. We came back to the West Country having worked all over the UK but as they say life is a journey homeward bound.

Jo Huxtable purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Jo Huxtable chose Exeter

We bought this property because we love Topsham. The architecture, the range of fine eating houses ,its position on the River Exe all give it a unique vibe that draws you back time after time.

Given that Exeter Airport is only 6 miles away and Exeter, the Regional capital is right on the doorstep it makes for a great holiday location.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is a lovely Grade 2 listed building set right in the heart of the historic port of Exeter .With a situation over looking St Margaret's church and minutes from the historic quay and waterfront it provides the perfect base for exploring Devon and Cornwall.

We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a really comfortable stay in a spacious and well appointed apartment.

Topsham has a unique blend of fine restaurant's and boutique style shops with a great range of sports activities on the door step.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful apartment, fantastic location."

We had such a lovely time here and would definitely recommend it. Topsham has so much to offer from amazing bookshops to crafts and antiques and the setting is idyllic.

"Well appointed apartment. Excellent, central location."

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in Topsham, and were delighted with the very well appointed and recently decorated accommodation at 'Churchview'. The beds were very comfortable and the apartment was spotlessly clean. The owner made a point of briefly popping in to make sure that we were happy with everything. We would thoroughly recommend this rental property.

"Lovely apartment, very nice decor, comfortable furnishings, well equipped."

As regular visitors to Topsham, we were delighted with our first stay at Churchview. Lovely, simple, fresh interior decorated with a beach/seaside theme. Beautifully done, well equipped, spotlessly clean with very comfortable furnishings.

Please check out our further reviews on Tripadvisor, Churchview Apartment Topsham
Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Churchview is ideally placed for the RSPB Bowling Green Marsh located on the Exe estuary.


8 miles to Exmouth a traditional seaside resort with great sandy beaches.

15 miles to Dartmoor National Park, the largest open space in Southern England and famous for spectacular scenery and walks.

5 miles to the Cathedral City of Exeter the regional capital of Devon


Exeter Airport is 10 miles from Topsham.

Topsham train station is 5 minutes from apartment on the Exeter to Exmouth line.

Buses run regularly to Exeter, Exmouth and beyond.

The port of Plymouth is 45 miles by car.

Car is recommended if you want to explore the south west region in full.


Exeter 5 miles

Plymouth 45 miles

Torbay - the English Riviera 27 miles

Dartmoor 15 miles

Further Details:

Topsham is nestled on the East side of the River Exe and is the former port of Exeter. The town has a long and ancient history dating back to the Roman period.

Formerly a major seaport trading in cotton, the town is now of interest for its architecture with many of the houses being built using Dutch bricks which were brought over in exchange for wool and cotton.

Topsham has great proximity to nature reserves for wading and migrating birds with RSPB Bowling Green Marsh located on the Exe estuary, the whole of which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

It also boasts its own museum which is located in a 17th century building overlooking the Exe Estuary and displays the local history of the town and memorabilia of Vivien Leigh, the film star.

Topsham has unique character supported by many local independent shops and restaurants as well as some great sporting facilities with the heated outdoor swimming pool and local tennis courts nearby.


Topsham Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom with bath and electric shower, wc, hand basin. Further separate cloakroom and hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , The cot is a travel cot available for use if needed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size bed with large wardrobe Bedroom 2: 2 full sized single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: For pricing for short breaks and to book directly online please visit our property also listed under Topsham on the Holiday Lettings website (Home 523444) Week long bookings, short breaks and longer term lets are available, please contact to discuss options. A travel cot is available for use at no extra charge. Specific bedding is not provided however there is spare bedding and blankets within the apartment for use. A sofa bed is available for an additional child at a cost of £10 per night, this includes all bedding and towels. Utility Room: Cupboard in bedroom housing iron, ironing board, clothes airer and hoover Cleaning / Towels / Linen Fresh bed-linen and towels are provided. For 2 weeks stays linen and towels are changed half way through.


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Churchview - Georgian Apartment in Topsham, Adjacent To The River Exe
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Stylish, homely and well equipped apartment.

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a long weekend at Churchview visiting family in Budleigh Salterton. I am from South Devon and know Topsham well. It is a pretty water side place with endless interesting things to explore. The location is ideal for visiting surrounding places like Exeter and all the wonderful coastline from Exmouth to Beer and beyond. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated in a simple style and everything we needed was there. My kids, age 9 and 7, loved exploring the apartment and the little streets leading down to the water in Topsham. We will stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of our property. We are glad you had a nice stay and enjoyed the delights that Topsham has to offer.
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clean, convenient spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with the kids out and about and in the flat all you could want from a holiday rental. Only downs, parking but managed, drying wet clothes and traffic noise in the mornings none of these the kids noticed and nowhere near enough to change a great experience. Good

facilities provided. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient , comfortable, exceptionally clean and tidy.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, quirky property. Convenient for shops and restaurants without being too built up. Had to juggle with parking availability but no reflection on the apartment. Every effort made to make our stay as stress free as possible

ONLY negative....bed could have been firmer!

Overall, a lovely stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Delightful abode that was a comfortable balance of beach chic and practicality.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - what a wonderful holiday we had here! This is a spacious and luxurious flat, in a perfect, central spot, for exploring Topsham and the surrounding area. What makes this place so special is the excellent attention to detail and homely feel from the beautiful decoration. The small touches really do matter: excellent quality kitchen equipment, luxury bedding (so very comfortable!) and everything you could want, down to vases and champagne flute glasses.

The welcome pack with fruit, cake, crackers and homemade chutney was a lovely addition and the owners kept in touch to check if we needed anything.

The views of the churchyard from the kitchen window were stunning, especially at sunset and in the morning, watching birds in the garden. The estuary walk towards Exeter is just at the end of the churchyard over the wall, and from the kitchen you can even see the tops of moving boat sails along the estuary. We also especially enjoyed being conveniently opposite the cheese shop!

This was our first trip to Devon and Topsham is a beautiful town to stay in. There is so much to do: lots of pubs and restaurants, RSPB Bowling Green Marsh, lido, and plenty of local shops. Public transport is very convenient so you don't need a car. We regularly got the train into Exeter, and initially planned the holiday around my graduation ceremony at Exeter Cathedral, which was amazing! We also had a beautiful day trip to Exmouth beach with perfect weather and took in the stunning views from the train along the estuary.

We would love to come back and explore the area a bit more, as there is just so much to do here, and we would certainly love to return to Churchview.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren, thank you so much for your lovely words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Topsham and Devon and you were perfect guests and left the apartment so clean and tidy for us. We look forward to seeing you again 😊
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Guests can enter the property from 2.30pm and need to vacate the property by 10.30am.
For short breaks the same times apply to the arrival and departure days.

Notes on prices:
For booking please send an enquiry detailing your requirements or alternatively book direct through holiday lettings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.