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Bridge Cottage

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Dalwood, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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


1 Customer Review

  • "A beautiful cottage set in an idyllic position."

    Unusually large proportions for such an old cottage. There is absolutely everything you could possibly need on hand for a lovely break.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link can be twin bed on request), with little sun-room, 1 x king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Jack-and-Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove, patio doors to the garden
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, AGA (during the colder months), microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio, garden furniture, lawn, open stream
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed, therefore children must be supervised at all times while outside
  • Note: Steep and narrow staircases; may not be suitable for young children or those with limited mobility
  • Note: Throughout the property, there are internal steps and level changes between the rooms, and low beams and doorways, which are typical of a property of this age
  • Note: Please request twin beds at point of booking
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am

The property

Dating back to the 1750s, Bridge Cottage is an impressive Grade 2 listed cottage located in the pretty East Devon village of Dalwood.

Steeped in history, this 3 bedroomed cottage retains many original character features and period details which are complimented by the owner's personal touches throughout.

Set within glorious countryside, with pretty cottage-style gardens, this is a wonderful pet-friendly property ideal for families or friends looking for a peaceful retreat yet within easy reach of the coast.This magnificent cottage is arranged over two floors and, in typical long house style, many of the rooms are interconnecting.

From the parking area at the front of the cottage, you will enter to find a magnificent lounge with high vaulted beamed ceilings.

Large windows flood the room with light, giving a wonderful outlook over the pretty cottage-style garden.

A cosy woodburning stove is the focal point of the room and is perfect for chilly evenings.

The kitchen, in one of the oldest parts of the cottage, oozes charm with its mix of exposed timbers, slate flooring and an AGA yet with the convenience of modern appliances including an electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher to ease your stay.

The adjoining dining room is another spacious room where mealtimes can be savoured - whether breakfast before your day out or a delicious evening meal.

A smaller sitting room provides a quiet spot for relaxing with a good book.

The first of the bedrooms, a king-size bedroom, which can be made up as a twin room, is located on the ground floor with an inglenook fireplace (though this wood-burner is not in use), and a little sun-room – perfect for that early cup of tea.

A ‘secret’ staircase leads up to another king-size bedroom on the first floor.

The third bedroom, a double with adjoining dressing area, is accessed via a separate staircase leading from the kitchen.

Both first-floor bedrooms are serviced by a Jack and Jill style shower room, with a stylish wet room located on the ground floor.

Outside, the garden is dotted with beautiful trees, shrubs and cottage-style planting with extensive lawns and patio seating areas where alfresco dining can be enjoyed.

A stream runs at the end of the garden adding the relaxing sound of running water while you sit and enjoy your evening drink.

Located in the beautiful unspoilt village of Dalwood, the maze of bridleways, footpaths and narrow winding lanes will appeal to the keen walker, gentle ambler, and those with a love for the great outdoors.

The village pub, The Tuckers Arms, is a 14th-century classic country pub offering a friendly welcome served alongside locally sourced food and drinks.

The village also has a small community-run shop, with a small coffee bar.

Venturing further afield, the nearby towns of Honiton and Axminster both have weekly markets for those who prefer to cook and the nearby Millers Farm Shop in neighbouring Kilmington offers an array of local groceries, as well as having a tasty tea shop.

Take a trip to nearby Burrow Farm Gardens where a leisurely stroll through its award-winning gardens is recommended.

For popular days out, the nearby Jurassic Coast has a delightful mix of charming fishing villages and Regency seaside towns.

Nearby Lyme Regis with its family-friendly beach and famous Cobb Harbour, is a great day out.

Explore the Lyme Regis Museum and learn about the area's rich fossil-hunting history before trying to find your own fossils on the beach.

The popular fishing village of Beer is another great choice with its limestone cliffs and pretty beach, where it is easy to lose a few hours sitting in a deckchair watching the local fishermen hauling their catches ashore.

Bridge Cottage is a property simply bursting with character.

There are some provisos to be noted, namely the stairs, steps and low beams within, and that the gardens are not enclosed.

But if you are seeking a country cottage in this beautiful part of Devon, Bridge Cottage is the perfect location to experience this and so much more.

Please bear in mind when booking, that the property may not be suitable for the very young, or guests with mobility issues:

Both the staircases to the top floor bedrooms are narrow and fairly steep.

Throughout the cottage, there are internal steps and level changes between the rooms, and low beams and doorways , which are typical of a property of this age. Stair gates do not fit the staircases in this property, and are therefore not provided

The gardens are not enclosed and there is a stream at the bottom of the garden, so supervision of children and dog is advised

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Axminster 4 miles; Honiton 6 miles; Seaton 10.5 miles

Dalwood is a small rural village resting in East Devon, among the idyllic Blackdown Hills AONB. Its facilities include a traditional pub serving food as well as a general store. Close by are some of Devon's most popular attractions. The market town of Axminster, lined with fine buildings, offers much to the visitor including an excellent range of amenities and a fascinating museum. To the western side of the Blackdown Hills you will find another market town, Honiton also holds much charm along with a museum and an art gallery. After your dose of undulating countryside, walking and cycling, you may wish to head to the coast, nearby there is a choice of wonderful seaside spots including Seaton, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. All come with their own individual character and promise a fun-packed day trip to the beach with their activities and opportunities on offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas