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Topsham 3 miles; Exmouth 7 miles; Exeter 7 miles.
Clyst St Mary is one of the six Clyst Parishes in the Valley of the River Clyst and takes its name from the church in the village. Adjacent to the church are pubs, a Post Office, local stores and a bus service that operates between Exeter and Exmouth. Less than three miles away from Clyst St Mary is the popular town of Topsham. This charming town is set on the River Exe estuary and has been declared a conservation area due to the wealth of 17th and 18th century merchants' houses, many built in the Dutch style with carved gable ends. Housed in a fine 17th century building is Topsham Museum offering visitors lovely period rooms, an estuary garden, a courtyard, and a chance to read about local history that portrays Topsham’s maritime and ship building past. Topsham also boasts specialist antique shops and some stunning views over the River Exe. The river has become a haven for wildlife with extensive reed beds, salt marshes and mud banks, which attract birds from around the world, including the largest flock of avocets in the UK. There are also some fabulous walks along the banks of the river, including one from Exeter to the coast at Exmouth. A short drive from Topsham takes you to Exeter; a lively city with a magnificent cathedral, historic quayside area with artisan shops and cafes, guided tours of the maze of underground passages and a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. Within a 15 minute drive of Clyst St Mary there are some fabulous beaches at Sidmouth and Exmouth, and the start of the 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, all of which provide ample opportunities for relaxation, sport and exploration. Clyst St Mary is an ideal South Devon base due to its proximity to the city of Exeter, pretty countryside and Heritage Coast.
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This pretty, Grade II listed, 18th century thatched cottage is at the end of a no-through lane, on a non-working farm in the village of Clyst St Mary, three miles from the town of Topsham in South Devon. This semi-detached Clyst St Mary cottage is next door to the owners’ home, and is in a convenient location, just off the main road between Exeter and Sidmouth. This Clyst St Mary cottage oozes character with beautiful exposed beams, sloping floors and a fireplace with electric woodburner-effect stove providing cosy family accommodation. But there has been no compromise on modern amenities, with a fully fitted kitchen leading off the sitting room, which has low ceilings and comfy retro furniture. Upstairs at this Clyst St Mary cottage are two good sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom. This Clyst St Mary cottage has its own private enclosed garden across the former farmyard, well-stocked with fruit trees, plants and a lawn – ideal for a summer BBQ. Within walking distance of your Clyst St Mary cottage is a village shop, a superb farm shop, a couple of good family pubs and the Exeter showground, plus within a five minute drive is the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Stadium and Crealy Great Adventure Park. Topsham, 3 miles from this Clyst St Mary cottage, is a small town on the River Exe estuary, with many 17th and 18th century buildings, antique shops and magnificent views across the estuary. If you’re after a taste of city life, Exeter has it all; theatre, art films, an historic quayside, masses of shops and plenty of eateries - all this within a 15 minute drive, or a straight forward bus journey from the bus stop situated less than a two minute walk away from this Clyst St Mary cottage. A delightful character Clyst St Mary cottage providing a convenient base to explore South Devon’s coast, countryside and city life.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove, exposed beams and dining area. Entrance hall with seating and storage.
Central heating with electric stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi access. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Private parking for 1 car, parking in front of property for an additional car. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: The garden is across the former farmyard from the cottage.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Coxes Cottage:
A beautiful thatched cottage. Very convenient for the coast and for local attractions. The owners were very helpful and when we arrived a lovely vase of fresh flowers, coffee, tea and biscuits greeted us.
Mrs Haggerty, Malmesbury, April 2013
The lovely friendly welcome throughout the stay. The attention to detail in the cottage.
Mrs Thomas, Exeter, March 2013
A cosy cottage in a very convenient position for exploring East Devon. The owners were very welcoming and friendly, nothing being too much trouble.
Mr Harrington, Chalfont St. Giles, October 2012
The cottage was central to where we wanted to visit. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly.
Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Even the weather was good!
Mr Law, Brighton, September 2012