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Cockwood, Devon (Ref. 1016826)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was great other than the television didn’t work, just Netflix."

    A minor thing.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2022

  • "We had a very comfy stay there-."

    Excellant accomodation and it's SO well placed for the local eateries. We"ll recommend it to anyone wanting a ' get away from it all 'rest..it'll be their 'breath of fresh air'

    Reviewed by MaggieJun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by JeffApr 2022

  • "We loved this character cottage, which had everything you could possibly need."

    We enjoyed using the log burner, very cosy, and It suited us well to have bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs for the not so mobile member of the family. The main bedroom was lovely and big upstairs, with its own shower room. The garden is quite steeply terraced but we enjoyed sitting on the bench looking at the view with a cuppa and enjoying the peace and quiet to read. Having WiFi was a nice touch, which pleased our son! The area was lovely, with ample to see and do. Alison the owner was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "Hillside cottage is in a great location, walking distance to the sea and the local train service, the two pubs in the village and a local Spar."

    It was very comfortable and cosy and supplied with everything required for a short break. I will be recommending it to friends!

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2022

  • "Wonderful comfortable cottage in great location to explore South Devon."

    Fully equipped with everything you could need and view from garden is superb.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "A super cottage, which we think was actually better than the photographs gave it credit for."

    It was very well equipped and very clean. The steep garden was super, with stunning views over the estuary - we spent many hours sitting there at all times of the day and night (we were lucky to have great weather)! It is worth emphasising that there is some danger for small children up the steep garden and it could be a challenge to access it with any mobility issues. However, the accessible lower garden does present a very pleasant alternative. There is plenty to do within a close range and the two pubs close-by served good food, but needed to be booked. The ferry to Exmouth was fun, and the local train very useful, both about a mile away.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "Lovely settings friendly people good foods excellent cottage could not ask for more Thank you so much"

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2021

  • "Alison, the owner, was very nice and helpful."

    There was no iron at the property but when I asked Alison, one was delivered straight away. Lovely clean accommodation, everything catered for and nice and comfy.

    Reviewed by JacquiJun 2021

  • "Minor detail, but shelf in upstairs bathroom would be useful."

    Also publicise that the WiFi connection is problematic because of the situation. Otherwise a lovely cottage

    Reviewed by JoyMay 2021

  • "Loverly cottage, superb views from the garden of sea and harbour."

    Well equipped kitchen and loverly sitting room and wood burner. Two excellent pubs 5mins walk away from the cottage.

    Reviewed by RosApr 2021

  • "Charming property and very well located."

    Extremely comfortable and clean. The kitchen was very well equipped making it easy to self cater. We had a lovely week and would love to return.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2020

  • "It was convenient for the activities which we had planned."

    It was a well appointed cottage and we found it extremely pleasant.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Lovely host, cosy cottage very well equipped."

    Had a lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage which is well equipped and comfortable."

    Very spacious, the pictures don't do it justice. Great quiet location and a great base for exploring South Devon. Love The Anchor Inn which is well worth a visit for the seafood platter. Very dog friendly area too.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "Lovely location and a well appointed, cosy and attractive cottage."

    Nearby are two pubs which served great food and good service. We pre-booked both pubs before our holiday due to COVID restrictions, and the popularity of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The hill this cottage is on is steep, and so less physically able people should be aware of this, but the steps up into the garden to get the view is worth it! There is a useful flat patio area just outside the back door for those who need it. We would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x first-floor double,1 x first-floor single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, with additional parking at the bottom of the road
  • Enclosed rear garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Resting on the west side of the Exe Estuary in the quaint village of Cockwood, is this delightful, Grade II listed cottage.

Perfectly placed for enjoying the natural beauty of South Devon, this cottage is a wonderful choice for families and friends alike.

The cosy sitting room is the perfect place to put your feet up and relax beside the fire, browsing from the range of entertainment options of the TV.

The kitchen has everything you could need for a week long break, while the dining table offers ample seating for those family mealtimes.

For added flexibility, on the ground floor you will find a twin room serviced by a bathroom, which could be a great choice for the children.

Head upstairs to discover two more bedrooms, finished in a traditional décor with plenty of character, and a shower room.

Spend a sunny afternoon lounging in the rear garden, featuring a terraced seating area where you can even see some fabulous views of the estuary.

Within walking distance of the cottage is three pubs, including a superb harbour side inn with a seafood menu.

Cockwood is a small tidal harbour which has become a popular boating spot with summer ferries that journey to the sandy beaches of Exmouth and Dawlish – perfect for a day out.

Walk into Dawlish Warren for a selection of places to eat, drink and shop.

The South West Coastal Path also runs past the towns for you keen ramblers.

Further afield, why not visit the cathedral city of Exeter, one of the most vibrant and historically interesting cities in England?

Hillside is the perfect property for your family retreat to this area of England.

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About the location


A couple of miles north east of the town of Dawlish is Dawlish Warren, a mile-long sand spit at the mouth of the River Exe on the stretch of south Devon coastline known as the English Riviera. Dawlish Warren has a selection of shops selling essentials, a golf course and a 55-acre nature reserve, an area of international importance for wildlife, and a roosting site for huge numbers of wading birds and wildfowl that winter on the estuary. The Nature Reserve is also home to more than 450 species of flowering plants including the rare Warren or Sand Crocus. Guided tours around the Reserve are available in the summer season. The beach at Dawlish Warren is a sandy Blue Flag beach backed by sand dunes and small lakes and stretches for miles to reach the Exe Estuary in one direction and Dawlish town in the other. A safe beach, lifeguarded in summer, provides a perfect place for seaside fun, and has many free, open-air events, children's entertainers and spectacular firework and air displays during the summer season. Dawlish Warren has a railway station on the Exeter to Newton Abbot line, one of the most scenic railway journeys in the country. Nearby there is much to occupy the visitor along the English Riviera coastline including Paignton Zoo, the Dartmouth Steam Railway, the picturesque fishing harbour of Brixham and the long pier and promenade at Teignmouth. A typically English seaside resort, great for family holidays at any time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas