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Little Waycroft

(Ref. 967243)

Dawlish, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed the stay very much and many thanks for the scones and milk on arrival ."

    The property was very clean and extensively equiped, making things very comfortable and wanting for nothing. One big plus was having a separate entrance hall where we could get our wet clothes/dirty boots off before entering the main rooms, especially welcome as the weather was poor. R & A Basingstoke

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at little waycroft."

    Cottage had everything you needed,bed was so comfortable.very friendly knowledgeable hosts Only one little complaint was the awkwardness of the parking but we managed and had a lovely stay. Would definitely recommend staying here

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pity about the weather but the place and the owners were lovely."

    It was perfect for Sheila in her wheelchair. Derek & Sheila..

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a comfortable week."

    The property is in a convenient position for shopping and there are plenty of places to visit within a short drive. We can recommend the Otter garden centre in Bishopsteignton for plants and a good restaurant.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Sep 2023

  • "Thank you to Jamie & Ali for super, spacious accommodation and the welcome provisions and cream tea."

    The rear views are superb and you can watch horses, cattle and sheep as well as raptors. One day we had a visit from a grey squirrel. There is just one point to make and given the wonderful rear views the double glazing has started to go milky, which detracts from photographs. The situation of the property means that it is only a few minutes to the railway line and steam train photos. Just the other side of Dawlish is the Smugglers Arms; absolutely superb food!

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2023

  • "Plenty of space and well maintained."

    Beautiful location in a rural setting that is close to main road and Sainsburys supermarket. Off road parking. Very well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Little Waycroft."

    The accommodation was very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the cream tea in the fridge on arrival was a nice touch. Well situated for exploring this part of Devon and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jul 2023

  • "So peaceful."

    A haven of tranquility. A larger than average property with stunning views. Highly recommend a stay at Little Waycroft. Thank you Ali for the scones and flowers

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A real home from home."

    This was our third visit and hopefully it won't be our last, we love it here.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was lovely."

    The owners were friendly and made our stay very welcoming. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0May 2023

  • "Accommodation excellent."

    ..Hosts Warm and Friendly...Area beautiful.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing cottage - definitely worth a second visit."

    Reviewed by Subha4.7Apr 2023

  • "Cream tea was appreciated, as mentioned by pretty much everyone else who stays here!"

    More importantly, the cottage is as spacious as the pictures imply with tons of room for the two of us. Equipment level is very good with 4 of everything. Most importantly, we wanted to get away from it all for a week, and that is exactly what we achieved. Came away more refreshed than we have from any other week away!

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Nov 2022

  • "Little Waycroft is a clean, well equipped and comfortable property commanding pleasant views from the lounge/deck."

    It is ideally placed for access to bus, train services and local footpaths. We enjoyed a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Nov 2022

  • "We’ve just had a week at Little Waycroft and it’s our second visit, it’s a well appointed holiday cottage, spacious, well equipped and cosy, perfect for two, I can honestly say it’s the best bed I’ve ever slept on in holiday accommodation, two bathrooms are a boon."

    The location is perfect and the veranda is lovely with extensive views. On a cautious note, be careful turning out of the drive, it’s a blind bend on a narrow lane, a convex mirror on the opposite side would be handy. We’ve already booked again for next June.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable, well equipped spacious cottage."

    Friendly owners, great area for walking.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2022

  • "First we would like to thank Jamie and alli for well presented little waycroft cream tea and a few provisions in fridge ,thank you,this is our 3rd visit it’s in a very interesting part of the country ,dawlish station close by off peak tickets for 2 £11-14 at that price Exeter exmouth and as far as Paignton beats parking and fuel dawlish and the black swans ice cream with cream there are many beaches steam trains Paignton and ."

    Buckfastliegh there is a very good hotel for meals mount pleasent in dawlish warren with a little research there’s something for e,very one we go around June pat&fred oxfordshire

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    It was immaculate very spacious and well equipped.On arrival there were fresh flowers and a lovely cream tea after a long journey it was very welcome. Definately will be going back.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2022

  • "Great location with lovely country views at the rear of the property."

    Saw a lot of wildlife. Beautiful bird songs to, so relaxing. Was so enjoyable. Just what we needed. We were made most welcome.Cream tea upon arrival was a surprise. So was a pint of milk and some teabags etc. So thoughtful.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Little Waycroft and once again it didn't disappoint."

    The accommodation is very spacious and extremely comfortable. Everything you would need is provided, and the range of white goods, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine is excellent. The south facing balcony/patio makes an ideal place to relax and enjoy the far reaching views across beautiful open countryside. The owners, Ali and Jamie are very friendly and helpful. I would happily return to Little Waycroft if we visit this part of Devon again.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2022

  • "Really appreciated cream tea and the flowers, lovely to start to our holiday, ..."

    Really appreciated cream tea and the flowers, lovely to start to our holiday, peaceful settings & lovely views Clive & Jill May 2022

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very pleasant stay, warm, and comfortable."

    Very clean with everything needed for a nice relaxed stay. Good local amenities, close to shops, pubs an restaurants.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    A big thankyou to Ali Jamie Eve and of course Stanley the dog. The property was in the most idyllic location. The accomodation had everything you needed for a self catering holiday, very spacious, clean and with amazing views of the countryside. Local pubs which serve very good food and a Sainsbury's just down the road for food and petrol. A great location for exploring Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. It's definitely a place we would like to stay again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great holiday destination away from the madding crowd but close enough to get every where ."

    Great hosts and a great welcome awaits you from all the family including Stanley. This is our third time there hope to go again next year .

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Owners very friendly."

    Accommodation very clean .Nice and quiet location. Weather was good to make it a fabulous break.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were very impressed with the property."

    The owners were on hand if we needed anything. A nice touch was the cream tea and pint of milk in the fridge on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great peaceful area to explore ,owners where great"

    Reviewed by Neill5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is our second year ,we did enjoy it so we booked this year the owners are so friendly we had a welcome cream tea in fridge milk and flowers."

    The large garden can be enjoyed we saw the owners twice but you can. Phone them ,any queries Sainsbury’s shop /petrol poss a mile away dawlish and trains 1 1/2 mile approx we went to Plymouth, Exeter. By train rest of time used car ,the cottage is very spacious see Sykes pictures very very clean and feels just right I see most people return ,I can only say this truly an exceptional gem so my thanks go to ALI JAMIE EVE from FREDERICK And PATRICIA BRIGHTMORE OXFORD

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed this holiday, the place was outstanding and so peaceful, will ..."

    Really enjoyed this holiday, the place was outstanding and so peaceful, will definitely recommend, although very disappointed with the massive price hikes for 1922 but I suppose profiteering was on the cards because of the pandemic

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Little Waycroft exceeded our expectations, the house is spacious with a large on-suite bedroom, plenty of storage, and a very comfortable bed."

    The dining area and kitchen were fully equipped with nearly new white goods and a spotless fitted kitchen. The lounge has a very comfortable reclining settee. The whole house had spotless decorations and everything was extremely clean on our arrival. We received a warm welcome by the owner, and the scones with clotted cream and jam were waiting for us in the fridge, great. We would highly recommend this property and we are already planning to book again for some time in 2021.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely little bungalow with superb facilities and a very comfortable bed."

    Everything you could need was provided and it was extremely clean and beautifully presented. Very friendly owners who made us feel welcome and were not worried about any queries we had. A good centre for exploring the South Devon coast without being too close! We would definitley visit again.

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Oct 2020

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Cream tea, flowers and milk awaited us on arrival which was most welcome after a long drive. The accommodation was spotless, well equipped and had beautiful views from the veranda.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely view friendly owners lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Well we had high expectations that we would be giving the owner glowing feedback having stayed at Little Waycroft before but on the Sunday evening of the second week of our stay they held a family party and with a sizable 1/4 acre plus of land to the side of the cottage you would think the party would not effect us, how wrong we were it seemed that the side of the cottage was a good place to congregate, a group of 5 young men leaning up against the garage door and us enjoying 3 hours of consent banging against it."

    I had too at one point have to ask them to refrain from constantly running/chasing the younger children past my car (the space available where my car was parked was very narrow) of which some apologised and one gave me such a filthy look as if I had no right to challenge. Owner may hopefully look at running this type of party so it doesn't effect the hirer in such away.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

  • "The bungalow/ cottage was 10 mins drive 2 mile to Dawlish very /super clean ,very good well equipped in fact it was so good we booked next June 2021, 7 nights we used train except for2days we used the car ."

    Little waycroft is fully true to discription in large grounds lovely surroundings .the port road is a country road but only .7 of a mile so could walk to bus at end of road , this is a don’t miss holiday ,it truly is excellent P&FB oxford

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in the country but near the beaches,the hosts were helpful in every way."

    Thanks so much

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful clean cottage with everything we could need."

    They left us flowers milk and a cream tea. Lovely family

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2019

  • "Location, friendiness of owners,very spacious and lovely grounds."

    A very nice touch on arrival cream tea for 2 and flowers.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Super cottage with loads of space."

    Beautifully clean and fresh. Owners really helpful.

    Reviewed by Marna5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent location for touring the area."

    The cottage contained everything you could need. The kitchen was very well equipped and looked brand new. Highly recommended and will definitely book again when in the area.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Second visit and we will return again"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2019

  • "An amazing cottage with all our needs catered for."

    We received a very warm welcome including a real Devon cream tea - most unexpected. An ideal spot for our holiday. Beautiful views across the Devon countryside and within easy reach of the main routes to so many different places. We would love to return for another holiday soon.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The living room furnishing needs replacing, sofa well used and mechanical operation of footrest no working"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Jun 2019

  • "We arrived to a very warm welcome from the owner and her family."

    The accommodation far exceeded our expectations and made for a very restful holiday. Being woken by birdsong every morning was lovely. If we ever plan to return to this area then this is the only place we will stay.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was quite the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    For a one bedroom cottage it was exceptionally spacious and comfortable. The area of Devon in which we stayed was very good for places of interest to visit. I am sure we will return one day.

    Reviewed by Betty5.0May 2019

  • "Little Waycroft is one of the best properties I have ever stayed in."

    Certainly as somewhere for two people it is the most spacious. It is equipped with everything you would need for a week or much longer. It's situation, with views from the rear balcony over open countryside, is wonderful. The owners, Ali and Jamie, are very welcoming and friendly. There is nothing bad I could say about this property and if I visit this part of Devon in the future Little Waycroft will be my number one place to stay.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2019

  • "A really comfortable and clean bungalow with excellent facilities, plus superb country views from lounge."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2019

  • "On arrival the cream tea was a welcome touch."

    Location was ideal for exploring the area. Owners very helpful will go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful welcome from owners with scones, jam and cream , plus milk in the fridge and some daffodils in a vase."

    Great location. Train stations handy at Starcross and Dawlish. A number of good places to eat in the evenings and a Supermarket approx 2 miles away to get food if you want to eat in. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our 10th annual visit."

    Kitchen has been recently renewed following a water leak, and is looking really nice. Friendly family hostsand a lovely cream tea waiting for us in the fridge. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2018

  • "The settee was not comfy."

    A manual recliner is not good for me.apart from that all was okay. a long walk to the main rd if didn't want to drive.A very nice couple who own the house and a very big thank you to ali and jamie.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Sep 2018

  • "This is the best cottage we have stayed in."

    A great welcome on arrival from Ali, Jamie,Eve and Stanley.the cottage is wonderful, Very clean and modern with a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances.It is set in a lovely big garden with fantastic views from your own private terrace,the bedroom is very large with en suite bathroom.The bed is to die for King size with deep memory foam topper so comfortable just like being at home great nights sleep.There is also a shower room with toilet and hand basin.The cream tea on arrival was very welcome,many thanks for a fantastic stay.see you next year,already booked.From Dave and Irene.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Perfect location."

    Perfect accommodation

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    Sykes made booking extremely easy

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2018

  • "As soon as you walk through the door of this cottage your breath is taken away, from the little welcoming touches of flowers in a vase on the table to scones with clotted cream, jam, tea bags, sugar and a small bottle of milk."

    The high standard of cleanliness, the fantastic views from the front room overlooking fields, the friendliness and very knowledgeable owners, made our stay of two weeks a real pleasurable experience.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Waycroft Ref 967243 This property is of the highest standard,cleanliness it was spotless and had every appliance there is for a lovely holiday."

    You could not wish for better hosts .

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Convenient location, really comfortable, spotlessly clean."

    Large spacious cottage. Easy to reach beach and town, supermarket just down the road. Hopefully will return next year.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2018

  • "A spacious and comfortable property with magnificent views"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2018

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  • Ground Floor: Lounge
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and washbasin
  • Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave
  • Washing machine
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Cot available on request
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Off road parking
  • Large lawned garden shared with owners, private decked patio
  • Regret no pets
  • No smoking
  • Shop/Pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach 2 miles.

The property

Just a thirty minute drive from the historic cathedral town of Exeter, Little Waycroft is situated in a peaceful, rural location between the popular, family friendly, seaside resort of Dawlish and the village of Starcross.

All on one level, this villa style property is incredibly spacious both inside and out, being set in two acres of grounds with wonderful countryside views.

Enter via the hall to the enormous kitchen with table, chairs and comfy sofa.

From the adjacent lounge, sliding doors lead to a private, south facing, decked terrace - not overlooked, this is an ideal spot to dine outdoors or enjoy the sun.

Steps lead down into the gardens, shared with the owner and their young family which you are welcome to explore.

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About the location


  • Dartmoor 13 miles
  • Exeter 11 miles
  • Teignmouth 5 miles
  • Dawlish 2 miles

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.

Note: Reduced rent available during the school summer holidays. A 3ft single bed can be made available if separate beds are required (by prior arrangement with the owner).

Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £20.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.