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Tideways

Cockwood near Starcross, Devon (Ref. 1018480)

4.6

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LorraineOct 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 ChristopherSep 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 ClareAug 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 HelenJul 2021

  • "The views and space."

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

    Reviewed by DavidJul 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 GillianJun 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 IanMay 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 WarrenMay 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 GrantSep 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 AnneSep 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 ElaineSep 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 DaveAug 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 LouiseAug 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 StuartAug 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 VictoriaJul 2020

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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.

Summary

  • 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 and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for four to five cars
  • Enclosed multi-level lawned garden and patio terrace with furniture and secured pond
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • The Anchor, and The Ship; both pubs 300 yards, shop 0.9 miles (Sainsbury's supermarket 1.5 miles)

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About the location

STARCROSS, DEVON

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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