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Old Town House

(Ref. 1052345)

Dawlish, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect place!"

    Nous avons été enchantés par ce cottage au style bien marqué et ambiance anglaise assurée. Très bien équipé, literie impeccable, propreté rien à dire, situation idéale pour le centre ville, proche de tout. Séjour réussi et adresse à retenir

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Mar 2024

  • "The location of this house is great for town and transport links and we liked leaving the car to walk around or catch a train."

    It is quite a roomy property and has been decorated to a good standard. On arrival the property smelt unpleasant, which was strange as it had been cleaned very well and we saw the cleaners leaving. There was a strong vinegar smell (maybe a cleaning fluid) and the kids said the cushions on the sofa smelt strange (maybe needs a deeper clean? ). We left the door open for a couple of hours to help loose the smell which mainly went after 2 days stay and was the ok. The kitchen looks almost new and had every utensil necessary with plenty of pots etc. We found the little freezer o.k for our needs but is too small for larger items like pizza. Plenty of crockery and cutlery which is good and much better then many homes we have stayed in. Soaps and dishwasher cleaners provided which is also good. A good night's sleep was a bit difficult due to the very noisy road being used as a rat run at all hours and not having a deep nights sleep on the uncomfortable lumpy beds sadly. I think this property could be 5 star if a downstairs toilet could be added in the cupboard area by the front door as would be very useful, and new mattresses on beds for better sleep. We would stay again if beds more comfy. Thank you for accommodating our last minute booking. Also the company who respond to queries were extremely efficient, polite and helpful

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2023

  • "I had a wonderful holiday along with my family at dawling in Devon, which was from 30 August to 01september,2023."

    Specifically, the accommodation with nice and comfortable with all facilities as they mentioned on their website. Therefore, I'm so happy for there nice flat with the parking facilities. Of course, I recommend to others for the flat to get as a holiday cottage, which is cool for the family.

    Reviewed by Md Jillur5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is directly on a busy/noisy (weekend especially) road."

    Great access into Dawlish with plenty of lovely shops & cafes, the beach and the train station (barely used the car). Easy to get to lots of great local places/beaches. Home was immaculately clean and Louise who manages it was fantastic! Furnishings were lovely and house well equipped. Top floor was very warm, requested a fan which was delivered very next morning - fantastic service! Quite dark downstairs and people look in to front window when walking past as you are directly on road/pavement. Courtyard garden is accessed via the communal driveway so not particularly private (no drinking coffee in your pjs!) Lovely little spot in the sunshine, camping chairs provided were really useful. Some nice outdoor furniture would make it great! Probably great for families with younger children, those used to noise and those looking for access to local beaches & public transport.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.1Jun 2023

  • "An amazing, comfortable town house in a good location."

    We were grateful of the off road parking space. The property does need a freezer. Alexa was useful. I would recommend this property highly. We enjoyed the cream tea. The welcome pack was great.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, The Old Town House was very clean and comfortable, easy walking into Dawlish and access to the main roads in & out of Dawlish."

    The private parking was very much appreciated as the road outside was quite narrow. A small freezer in the kitchen would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Pam4.1Sep 2022

  • "Great little property in a great location."

    Bags of character, clean and comfortable, we all slept well and enjoyed our stay. Dawlish is a lovely little town with great railway and bus services if you want to leave the car back at this property's off road parking. Very competitively priced too, mustn't forget that! Overall a solid 9/10 and would happily recommend.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Sep 2022

  • "Found the stairs somewhat difficult, and had to have the lights on all the time as it was rather dark."

    Otherwise it was fine. Appreciated the reserved car parking space.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    It’s a good spot to have as a base to travel around from. Strangely, there wasn’t a freezer included with the fridge. We had a lovely welcome gift of scones, cream and jam, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jul 2022

  • "A really comfortable cottage ."

    Excellent recent refurbishment and very well equipped . Very comfortable main bed [ we didn't use the others ] .The rear courtyard whist adjoining the residents small car park [ very handy ] , Is great as it gets the afternoon and early evening sun . My only wish would have been a nightlight on the landing, as the stairs are a bit tricky although we managed and are in our 60's

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing."

    Beautiful interior, spotlessly clean and so very, very comfortable. Situated in a prime spot, within easy reach of the train station where there is endless places to go seeing the stunning surroundings on the way. We are a range of ages, 21, 45, 47 and 74 and we all had a fantastic time! I would 100% revisit if next time I could take my dog, unfortunately and for good reason this isn't available at this particular cottage. Only very tiny gripe. There are 2 glass lamps in the double bedroom, they are elegant and luxurious but in a cottage so old you can't walk into the room or even roll over in bed without the constantly tinkling, easy fix, I took the glass shades off. I would 100% recommend this Beautiful place to anyone 5*.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was beautifully presented , comfortable and immaculately clean."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the old town house and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you could need for a break away."

    Felt welcomed and enjoyed our first stay in Devon.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, we had a great time."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved the house,very well equipped everything we needed was there found Dawlish very pleasant and clean place."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was lovely, the owners were very helpful and we would be happy to stay again."

    The bedrooms were decorated nicely and the bathroom had a great shower. It was nice to sit outside on a warm evening and easy to walk in to Dawlish for a drink later on. The kitchen could have done with a few more plates and cutlery (especially knives and teaspoons). A second large pan and a large frying pan would also have been helpful for feeding 5. Because it is a seaside property, we would also suggest a basic clothes horse that towels and wetsuits could be dried on.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single with truckle bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, table top size freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine cooler, TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Walled courtyard with benches
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Beach 0.6 miles
  • Please note: Being an old property the staircase is quirky, narrow and spiraled, so not suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Please note: To gain access to the parking space you'll go through a muse with a height restriction of 2m.

The property

Resting in the charming seaside town of Dawlish, Devon is Old Town House, a pretty three-storey cottage offering a sought-after designated parking space and a delightful courtyard perfect for spending the summer months in.

With local amenities and a beautiful sandy beach within walking distance from the doorstop of the cottage, Old Town House is ideal for friends and families alike to explore the stunning southern coast.

Stepping into the cottage, the open-plan living space invites you in.

Sure to be the social hub throughout your trip, the space offers a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area.

Rustle up delicious meals for your group in the kitchen, fit with an electric oven and hob, along with a handy dishwasher to help with the cleanup and a washing machine so you can freshen up your clothes.

From here, gather as a family to eat your meals at the dining table; the stylish table offers a bench, perfect for getting cosy while you catch up on the day's events.

Snuggle up on the plush corner sofa with your loved ones and flick on the TV to relax and unwind for the evening after an adventurous day out.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to the bedrooms for some well-deserved rest; the first floor is home to two bedrooms, a double and a single with a truckle bed, perfect for the younger members of your group, each decorated with a light and airy décor.

Also on the first floor is a family shower room with a walk-in shower, a basin and WC where the group can prepare for the day ahead.

Climb the stairs to the second floor, where the final bedroom rests; the bedroom is home to a handmade, wooden king-size bed and plenty of storage to unpack your belongings in this home away from home, along with character beams adding to the charm of the cottage.

Back on the ground floor, take advantage of the outdoor space in the summer evenings.

Treat your group to a meal out in one of the local restaurants for dinner; Pizza Palos is within walking distance, as well as a good selection of cuisines such as Gurkha Restaurant for Nepalese food, or perhaps pick up a traditional fish and chip supper from Rock'n'Sole.

Spend your days wandering the lovely sandy beach, building sandcastles and paddling in the shores.

There is an abundance of peaceful walking routes you can take from the doorstep of the dwelling including the picture-perfect dunes and grassland at the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.

If you are travelling with younger guests, why not spend an afternoon at Pavilion Amusements, a traditional amusement park with arcade games and an over 18s casino-style area for the adults.

Further afield, venture into the city of Exeter and discover the magnificent Exeter Cathedral.

The city also plays host to a fantastic array of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to fuel your excursions.

Animal lovers of the group will love a day at Paignton Zoo, which is a scenic drive away where you can explore a world of exotic species.

Paignton is also home to another exquisite beach and a quality golf course so there is something for the whole family.

Choose Old Town House for fantastic family holiday to Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Teignmouth 3 miles; Exeter 13.4 miles; Exmouth 19.7 miles

A charming seaside town set on the southern coast. The town of Dawlish offers all of the facilities for day-to-day living including a pleasant variety of shops, restaurants and cafés and a small theatre. Dawlish is famous for its Black Swans that live with other wildfowl on the Dawlish Water that runs through the central town park down to the sea, at night in the summer it is beautifully lit by strings of coloured lights. Dawlish comes with a wonderful, sandy beach with a crazy golf course also nearby, it is the perfect place for a family holiday. Up the coast is Dawlish Warren that can be reached by car or train or, for those energetic types, a walk along the sea wall. Further afield, Dawlish mainline station offers access to Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay, Paignton or even Plymouth, trains are plentiful.

Please note: Property only accepts adults over the age of 25 unless in a family group.
Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £350.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas