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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely Property."

    Really spacious and clean.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our family grandparents, parents and grandsons age 8 and 6 have just spent a week at Tideways."

    The bungalow is spacious and clean, but the wow factor was the view from the kitchen, dining room and lounge windows covered the whole of the estuary. The weather was not particularly kind to us, but as the bungalow has two separate seating areas, we could all do our own thing when we returned. The kitchen is well equipped, and we ate in every night. The garden was too wet for our boys to play in it but it would be great in better weather. I think it should be mentioned though that the bungalow is situated up a hill and the garden is on the slope with a steep drive and steps to the front or side doors. I have Parkinson’s and my balance is affected and I coped okay but I would not recommend it to someone with serious walking Inability. Jean look

    Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you were able to enjoy the bungalow as the weather was not the sunshine we all hope for on holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Mar 2024

  • "Brilliant location, views."

    Massive garden for dogs. love it

    We are pleased that youenjoyed the location and the views from the bungalow. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a fabulous place to stay."

    Lots of room to spread out and relax and take in the breathtaking ever changing view of the Exe estuary. This comfy and well kept bungalow is an amazing base from which to explore all that South Devon and Dartmoor has to offer. After a long day exploring it’s the perfect home to come back to and chill whilst the sun sets. The garden is huge which is perfect for the kids and four legged friends. We love this place so much we booked for next year after only been here for a day. We keep coming back year after year and never tire of this lovely house and it’s beautiful location.

    Lovely to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Devon. It is interesting to know the different aspects of Devon that guests enjpy. Great that you are visiting again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another lovely week in this generously sized bungalow with a huge garden and beautiful views over the Exe estuary; ferry to Exmouth; regular train service accessing the coast; excellent local pubs; and a good 9-hole golf course."

    What more could you need for a great family holiday? Even poor weather couldn't spoil it!

    Great to hear your family enjoyed the bungalow and the garden . It sounds like you enjoy this area and the local amenities. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a great place to stay!"

    Grandparents, parent and young grandchildren all had a lovely week despite the weather not being the best. Tideways has so much space, inside and out, and fabulous views over the estuary, the photos do not do it justice. Lots of places to visit and things to do not too far away. Hope to come back sometime.

    Thank you for your feedback. Good to hear you had a lovely family holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "The bungalow is very large and spacious and has stunning views of the harbour."

    There are bifold doors in the lounge which open on to a seating area to sit and watch the boats come and go. The front of the bungalow is steep and has steps to the front door so may not be suitable for disabled people or people with walking difficulties.

    I am pleased you enjoyed the views. Some people decide to use the entrance through the bi-fold doors at the back if they have walking difficulties. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meralyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Third visit to Tideways (2021, 2022 & 2023) and once again it managed to deliver an extremely enjoyable holiday."

    The view across the Exe Estuary from the front of the bungalow is just so good and there’s always something going on to watch, whatever the weather. The gardens were back to their best again this year too. The bungalow is spacious inside with all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay and I can’t speak highly enough of the owner who is very helpful & friendly if you need to contact her. The only problem with Tideways is that you have to leave ……. until next time !

    I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tideways and enjoyed the coastal scenery. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Tideways was a great location for our stay, the views over the bay was stunning, and the grandkids loved the big garden."

    I am pleased that you enjoyed the location and the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maurice4.7May 2023

  • "Very Comfortable with Stunning Views!"

    Stayed here the first 3 weeks of May whilst working locally. The back garden is gorgeous, very large and relaxing with a nice patio area. The views across the harbour out to sea at the front of the house are absolutely stunning! The beds were very comfy, and enjoyed barefoot luxury on the new carpets. Everything was lovely for a stay, except for the cleaning. Whilst the carpets were hoovered, bed lines changed and fresh towels laid out, that's where it ended. The oven was filthy inside, lots of food spills - all of which I cleaned on arrival from previous guests. Microwave looked like food exploded in it - all which I cleaned again from previous guests. The front of the kitchen cupboards were sticky and needed a good wipe down, there were splash marks all over the wall next to the dishwasher which I tried to scrub off but to no avail. There were obvious dog hairs on the conservatory furniture and I didn't even have a dog with me! They were clearly from previous guests. Cobwebs in the main bathroom shower area, ring marks from cups on bedroom furniture, and a wet used shower mat in the main bathroom too when I arrived as if it was there from previous guests. For the high price paid, I expect very high standards of cleanliness, spotlessly clean! This was disappointing. Whilst I would definitely consider staying again for the location, large garden, stunning views, and comfort, the lack of very high standard cleaning would make me reconsider. The owner however was helpful and responsive when I reported a broken glass patio panel on the front porch which was promptly removed for safety reasons.

    I am pleased that you reviewed your holiday however I understood from your initial text "What a lovely home!. Gorgeous views ! We can't wait to unwind and relax during our stay." that you were happy "I am sorry that you did not telephone or e-mail me or Sykes so that I could arrange for the cleaner to rectify your concerns about the standard of cleaning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property, already visited twice and wouldn't hesitate to visit again."

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and hope you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Tideways."

    Wonderful bungalow with amazing views and gardens. Would definitely go back!

    Thank you for taking the time give feedback about your holiday. I am pleased you and your family appreciated the views and garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week here over Xmas."

    The host kindly decorated the bungalow with two Christmas trees and left us some mince pies and chocolates which was a lovely gesture. Very comfortable stay in a beautiful setting. Would highly recommend.

    I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday by the sea for xmas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Dec 2022

  • "Stunning views due to the location of the property."

    Loath to drawer curtains, as the view of the Exe estuary, towards Exmouth, was always changing and so picturesque at night with all the lights. Very comfortable seating in the main room, and the bed extremely comfortable. Downside, and we may just have been unlucky, but dog hairs very apparent on one of the seats in the conservatory and the cleaning generally left a little to be desired, which we did report to the owner, so hopefully would not be an ongoing issue. However, due to the location and views, and the property being so comfortable, we would certainly return when we can.

    Thank you for contacting us regarding the dog hairs and the fridge. The cleaner has dealt with these issues and I don't expect this to be a problem in the future. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in Cockwood. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Sep 2022

  • "The location of the property is brilliant with lots of places to visit within a short distance."

    As others have said, the views are spectacular. We stayed in early September and were blessed with good weather so we were able to sit on the front terrace soaking up the views in glorious sunshine. The back garden is huge and well maintained. It is completely enclosed and even our adventurous Cocker Spaniel could not find a way to escape! The property itself is large and spacious and although we travelled as a couple, it would be plenty big enough for a family of 6. We did feel that the property is a bit old fashioned, tired looking and in need of a bit of TLC. The seal on the window in the smallest bedroom has blown so the window was permanently steamed up, the furniture in the master bedroom is very chipped and marked and some of the paintwork needs touching up. Other than in the bathrooms, there is only one mirror in the house and that was not near to a socket for drying your hair. We did contact the owner who arranged for an extension cable to be delivered the day after we arrived which solved the issue for us but did not alter the fact that there was only a mirror in the ensuite bedroom. We were disappointed with the cleanliness of the property when we arrived. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, we also noticed the mass of dog hairs on one of the sofas in the conservatory. We had to deep clean the bathrooms before we felt we could use them and there were a number of cobwebs throughout the house which had not been cleaned away. We did report the issues to the owner who was prepared to get the cleaner to come in but we did not want to waste a day of our holiday waiting for the cleaners to come back. Finally, there is a file containing various instruction books but no general information about the property or the area. The weather was warm during our stay but there were no instructions about how to operate the heating should it have been needed. Overall, a lovely property with plenty of potential but we feel it needs some money spending on it to get it up to the standard it deserves for the money being charged.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline2.5Sep 2022

  • "Great base to go to plenty of other places Clean and comfortable Great garden ..."

    Great base to go to plenty of other places Clean and comfortable Great garden for dogs to explore and stretch their legs

    Reviewed by R.4.7Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home with the most amazing view."

    Lovely and spacious with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The village of cockwood is a perfect base for exploring the coastline and the house is ideally positioned with lots of parking. Two lovely pubs in the village and great crabbing spot in the harbour which kept the kids entertained of an evening.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property… location… and views are fantastic…we had another great stay at Tideway…We had young grandchildren staying with us too and thought the addition of curtains to add to the blinds in the bedrooms would have been a help to make it darker."

    Also a tumble dryer would have been very useful . We would definitely return for another stay.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2022

  • "We have just spent a week at this lovely property."

    It’s spacious, comfortable and beautifully clean. It was well equipped with all you would need for a relaxing break. The garden is huge and safely enclosed to allow your four legged friend to run around. Owner was helpful texting before arrival with instructions and guidance and there was lots of information waiting for us when we arrived to help us with all the facilities in the house. And finally there’s the view, you don’t need to watch TV here just sit back, relax and watch the ever changing scenery of the unspoilt Exe estuary view. So great we’ve booked to come again in October.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fab bungalow, nicely situated, clean and comfortable with great view!"

    Tentative and caring owner, Highly recommended. Will defo stay again. Thank you,

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice Bungalow, Great Location,Fantastic Views."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely house."

    Very comfortable with amazing views over the harbour and of exmouth. The large garden is beautifully maintained. We had a wonderful week. I would just like to say that I don’t think the photos do the property justice. It’s larger than we expected, spotlessly clean and overall just lovely.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2021

  • "It was a very comfortable stay and the view from the property was lovely."

    The facilities were good. The information about the local pubs and beaches were very useful. An ideal location.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great holiday and great location."

    Great views and so peaceful. Two good pubs serving food at the bottom of the hill. Dawlish Warren is 1.8 miles and Starcross is 1 mile where you can catch a train to various costal locations

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2021

  • "A great cottage in a great location."

    Lots of room in the cottage to spend time together with your group or get quiet time elsewhere. The garden is huge and we used the patio area lots! Lovely village with 2 fabulous pubs (both are great for food but do book ahead) within easy walking distance (though the hills are steep)! Beautiful view from the house. We got the bus from near the Anchor Inn to Exeter, walked to Starcross to get the ferry across to Exmouth, walked to the beach at Dawlish Warren and drove to Torquay, Brixham and several places along the jurassic coast. It's in a great position to see so many sights across Devon and into Cornwall or Dorset. The home owner messaged to check everything was okay and sorted out any issues immediately. Great service.

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Aug 2021

  • "We had a really relaxing stay at Tideways, the bungalow was incredibly spacious and had all the facilities we required."

    The dog had a great time running around the large and fully enclosed back garden. The main selling point of this property however is the incredible view, I’m not sure why it isn’t emphasised more in the listing, you can sit and watch it for hours as with the tides and boats etc it is constantly changing. The only disappointment of the stay is that the local pubs were booked up for food whilst we were there, so if you want to try them book ahead as they’re very popular.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The views and space."

    The good weather allowed us to make the most of the bungalow, inside and out!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely big bungalow with huge garden."

    Excellent views across the estuary from all rooms at the front of the house. The road leading up to the bungalow is very steep and narrow, we had a big car and just about managed ok. I would recommend Tideways for a lovely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Jun 2021

  • "This is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in, in the UK."

    The views from the front of the cottage over the estuary were amazing and I won't forget them ever. The cottage itself had everything you need for a holiday, as well as plenty of room for everyone. It was very clean and comfortable. The garden was huge and the front patio also gave stunning views of the estuary. The cottage is in a nice quiet area, but close enough to everything you need and places to visit. Overall a fantastic experience and we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely large bungalow on a quiet hillside road."

    Stunning Exe Estuary views from principal rooms and outside patio. Well equipped inside and helpful owner on hand via her mobile phone. The village is on the 15 mile coastal cycle/walking trail between Dawlish and Exeter with two pubs and with sandy beach and nature reserve only a mile away at Dawlish Warren. Loved it and will return again once Covid is a distant memory

    Reviewed by Warren5.0May 2021

  • "Great bungalow."

    lots of space inside and out. great views too car didnt move for whole week plenty of walking and easy access to train

    Reviewed by Grant4.7Sep 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Tideways, the bungalow is very spacious and very comfortable, brilliant views and walks to Dawlish Warren great."

    Lovely food at the local pubs too.!

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2020

  • "Yes it was exactly what it said on the tin."

    The quilts were a bit thick for this time of year if I had to be picky.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Sep 2020

  • "Although most things provided including consumables the kitchen could do with a bit more equipment such as roasting tins and microwave bowls ."

    Also a bit short on cutlery for 6 people if you don’t want to put the dishwasher on every time you eat. Customers need to be aware there is no shaver socket in either bathroom or en-suite for charging toothbrushes etc. Owner made contact with us and was very helpful. 13.5 tog duvets were a bit much for a summer rental. But all new and clean In summary a great place and the photos don’t do it justice especially for the room available both inside and out.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Aug 2020

  • "Tideways was the perfect holiday home for our young family."

    It is in a great location for exploring. We visited babbacombe, teignmouth and dawlish which were all only a short drive away. The closest beach was at dawlish Warren, there is a path there and it took about 30 minutes to walk, it was a cycle path so suitable for pushchairs too. The house itself is on a steep hill. The pictures of the house just don’t do it justice. It has lots of space, the garden is amazing; my little girl loved picking an apple every morning. The views are beautiful and the bifold doors front and back were perfect in the hot weather. All of the beds and bedding were comfy and appeared to be brand new. The owner sent us an email on arrival and responded promptly to any of our queries.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Very spacious and well equipped. Beds and mattress new and comfortable. Inside Bungalow great for those with mobility issues, although a little hard to access with steps at the front.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2020

  • "Tideways is a lovely, spacious bungalow, with great views of the estuary and the sea."

    The property is clean and well maintained, with a beautiful, large garden. The location is really convenient for trips to the beach at Dawlish and to Exmouth. We had a lovely family holiday, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Jul 2020

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  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room with TV
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room
  • Electric underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, TV with Freeview, a selection of books, games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot (please bring your own bedding) and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for four to five cars
  • Enclosed multi-level lawned garden and patio terrace with furniture
  • Secured pond to front of property
  • One well-behaved pet welcome ( dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture, thank you )
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • The Anchor, and The Ship; both pubs 300 yards, shop 0.9 miles (Sainsbury's supermarket 1.5 miles)
  • Dawlish Warren Beach (1.5 miles away, 5 minutes by car)
  • Please note: This property only accepts 7 night bookings Please note: This property only accepts Saturday changeovers.

The property

Starcross 1 mile.

Situated in a picturesque part of the south Devon coast, in the small village of Cockwood, a mile from Starcross, is this charming detached bungalow, Tideways.

Aptly named due to the property's stunning views over the estuary and across to Exmouth, choosing to holiday here gives you a real sense of a tranquil escape.

Find a restored kitchen wonderfully appointed to the front, with views of the estuary.

Here you can enjoy a hearty breakfast on the dining furniture, or venture into the larger dining room and dine together as a family with those magnificent views as your backdrop.

Walk through to the large sitting room which features bi-folding doors which also overlooks the estuary across to Exmouth and open out to patio terrace where you can look forward to dining alfresco during the summer months.

While away a few hours with your favourite shows on the Smart TV, or catch up on the day's events.

From here, you will find a delightful sun room which is perfect for those looking for some quiet time to indulge in some reading.

Choose from three well-presented bedrooms, set up as a double and two twins which all have views over the well-manicured gardens.

The master bedroom benefits from its own en-suite shower room so there's no fighting over the facilities of a morning, as well as a further family shower room and handy cloakroom to serve.

A well-groomed garden surrounds the property from all angles and includes a patio terrace and some lawned areas for the warmer months and letting your pets stretch their legs.

The neighbouring village of Starcross is equipped with a local store to grab the necessities during your stay and any ingredients for some home-cooking, or choose to dine out at one of the endless pubs or restaurants within ten miles of the property.

The property is perfectly placed for accessing an abundance of things to do; jump on the ferry and ride across to the picturesque seaside town of Exmouth.

At the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, you will have access to two miles' worth of glorious beaches and the South West Coast Path, hugely popular for walking and cycling.

For something a little more adventurous, join the Exe Estuary cycle trail which runs across to Dawlish beach (1.5 miles away), or get involved in a variety of watersporting activities at the coast such as kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

Further afield is the charming city of Exeter where you can look forward to exploring the Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery for a spot of culture, as well as Exeter Cathedral and the 14th century Underground Passages.

If you're an animal lover, venture towards the Devon Wildlife Trust and spot all the exotic animals on site, or enjoy a day trip at The Quay Climbing Centre, something your little ones will delight in.

Tideways is ideal for families to enjoy the village and explore the local area.

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About the location


Exmouth 2.8 miles; Teignmouth 7.1 miles; Exeter 8.6 miles.

Starcross is a village located on the shores of the Exe Estuary in Devon. Hosting a small choice of amenities including a convenience store and some pubs/restaurants for those evenings you don't fancy cooking. Take a boat ride across the estuary towards the picturesque seaside town of Exmouth, which is considered to be the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, benefitting from two miles’ worth of stunning beach for a family day out. This town is also hugely popular for a number of watersporting opportunities particularly kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing. If you're looking for a more adventurous day out, try exploring the stunning South West Coast Path with your furry companion by your side with a long walk, or venture towards the Exe Estuary cycle trail. Further afield is the charming city of Exeter where you will be greeted by a range of historical attractions that are well-worth visiting. Starcross is an excellent base for those seeking to explore stunning Devonshire coastline with your loved ones.

Please note: This property only accepts 7 night bookings.
Please note: This property only accepts Saturday changeovers.