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The Yellow House, 13 King Street

(Ref. 1067035)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at The Yellow House, the property was spacious, clean and very comfortable, a lovely enclosed rear garden which is a suntrap when the weather is nice!"

    The location was ideal for walking into Dawlish, being only 5 mins away from the beach on foot, plenty of shops, supermarkets, pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby, a launderette just around the corner and convenient access to public transport. Parking outside the property was near impossible but we had purchased a 7 day parking permit from the Teignbridge District council website which allows you to use most of the car parks they own and provided incredible value for money at £40 for the week, this allowed us to leave the car in the Barton Hill car park overnight which was very convenient! We would definitely recommend The Yellow House to anyone wanting to staying Dawlish and would love to stay again at some point.

    Thank for the lovely feedback and for the excellent tip about the 7 day parking permit for Teignbridge car parks, great advice! Hope you will come back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2024

  • "Yellow house was an excellent oroperty, so clean, comfortable, welcome pack for us."

    So near shop, Beach, also very quick to get to Brook in town.. Difficult to get parked outside property so we used car park very near to house, no bother at allThankyou to the owners.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and all the facilities that Dawlish has to offer. Hope you will come back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2024

  • "Well situated for beach transport and shopping."

    A comfortable house with good facilities and well maintained.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back again before too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2024

  • "Immaculate well equipped cottage."

    Lovely stroll to the front with plenty of places to eat and pick up a few bits. The train made life easy and enjoyable getting along the coast in either direction. Parking was a bit of a faff to load and unload but used the nearby car park the rest of the time and the app made paying easy. Thank you.

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Feb 2024

  • "I used this house so that I could spend Christmas with my family that live local."

    We used this property as the place for the meal. All the family loved the house and thought it was amazing. Thank you for letting out such a well appointed property. Small note (only because I see that you want everything perfect) 2 glasses and 1 bowl are chipped, and the rubber ring around the bath plug is missing.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback; so glad you had an enjoyable Christmas and that the Yellow House was able to host your family - I sincerely hope you will return again next year! Thanks for the comments on the glasses, bowl and bath plug we will attend to those soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2023

  • "The yellow house was in the perfect location for us , two minutes walk from relations we wanted to visit ."

    The welcome pack that awaited us was a lovely surprise . The accommodation was spotless and very well equipped , the location was ideal for walking into town and seafront with local restaurants and takeaways very close at hand .

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay in The Yellow House and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is the third time I have stayed at the Yellow House whilst visiting family in the area."

    It is a lovely house, clean , comfortable and homely ,as always. However, on this occasion there was a major issue. On arrival at the house I found that the key safe number I was given did not work. After phoning Sykes I eventually spoke to someone who initially said that they could not help me as I did not have my booking reference number. They eventually checked the records and found that the key safe number had been changed, and I had not been notified of it, a verbal apology was made and I was given the correct code. I do not know where the fault lies, but you surely will. It was a very distressing start to my holiday, and I would like this feedback to be seen as a formal complaint

    Thank you for this comment and I am really sorry that you had such a distressing start to your holiday. The Sykes booking system should generate an e-mail to all future bookings when the key-code is changed, I will investigate with Sykes to see why this did not happen. I sincerely hope this will not put you off returning as we really appreciate your repeat booking custom. UPDATE: I have raised this with Sykes who have acknowledged that the auto-generated e-mail did not work, they have raised with their software team to resolve. I understand they have contacted you directly to resolve your complaint. Hope to have you back as a guest again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "The yellow house was a great place to stay for our holiday very clean had ..."

    The yellow house was a great place to stay for our holiday very clean had everything you need we would recommend as a good position to explore this area

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback and hope you will come back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were lucky to find a space right in front of the door to park our car and left it there for the week."

    The longstay carpark is about a 7 minute walk away The house is well decorated and has attractive artwork, good TV and comfortable sofas. The quality of the furnishings is good. The house was very clean. We did have a problem with the twin room door as the latch is not aligned correctly leading to my partner getting locked in and unable to get out to go to the loo at 3am. I banged the door open from the otherside and he did not close it again. He was in a right state about it. This does need adjustment. Lack of a washing machine caused a problem after his flask of tea leaked all over his jacket. I managed to wash it in the bath, the laundrette was closed for several days but shuts at 2pm which would have been too late for us, would not be too keen to use it anyway on a good quality linen jacket. Mention this as owner has suggested this as a way of washing clothes. We were unlucky but think that this incident is an example of the need for a machine in a holiday let. It's a good size kitchen with lots of empty cupboards so think it was an oversight by the owners. Could one be put in under the hob? Kitchen is otherwise well equipped. Maybe also provide a masher and kitchen scales Back courtyard is a suntrap with good table and parasol. Great to have reading area with lots of books. Made good use of the OS map. Forgot to buy one so was very pleased to find this. We were very lucky with the weather, so a bit hot under the duvets. Good shower plenty of room in the bathroom. Good to have two sets of keys. Overall a very nice house well located for the centre, beach and railway station.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you had an issue with the latch on the door to the twin room. We will look to see whether this can be adjusted, and should something like this occur in the future then you can call the local contact (details in the instructions) and they will resolve the issue. Regarding the unfortunate spilling of tea on a jacket -- the listing shows that we don't have a washing machine -- most of our guests would rather have a dishwasher (which we do have) and although the kitchen is a good size there is no way to install a washing machine and a dishwasher without completely refitting the units. Although nobody else has requested a masher or kitchen scales we will look to provide these in the near future. Thank you for the rest of your comments which I note are very positive and recognise the hard work that we, and our Dawlish caretaking team, put into making this a great place for a holiday. UPDATE: the bedroom door has been adjusted so there is no danger of it sticking and a masher and kitchen scales have been provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane Caroline4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a really great week, the Yellow House was perfect for us."

    The location is brilliant, we didn't use the car at all which was lovely. Thank you

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, glad you had such a good stay and hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "An excellent holiday property."

    Clean, comfortable and well maintained. In a great location for getting out and about in the area without using the car. Particularly impressed with the owners quick response to a problem we had using the gas hob. Just a case of not being familiar with it. But he couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank you.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and glad I could help with the gas hob and how to reset the safety cut-off switch. Glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will be able to return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2023

  • "The banister really need securing."

    But overall we had a lovely stay. It’s located in a great part of the town. With local amenities on the doorstep. Parking is first come first served, but we managed to park close. We didn’t use the car all week. For visiting further afield the trains are easy and convenient. I would stay here again if I was going to Dawlish.

    Many thanks for your feedback and apologies that you encountered an issue with the banister; it has now been made more secure. If you should have an issue during your stay in the future please get in touch (local contact details available via Sykes and in the property guide book) and we will try to resolve straight away. We are very glad that you enjoyed Dawlish and the local area and made good use of the trains. Hope you will stay again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Yellow House."

    The house had everything we needed for our week's stay in Dawlish. Very clean, comfortable and in an ideal location as we travelled to Dawlish by train. Hope to stay there again and would certainly recommend.

    Thank you very much for the lovely feedback and we are glad you enjoyed The Yellow House, Dawlish and the surrounding area. Hope you will be back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were delighted with the cottage and had a wonderful week in Dawlish."

    The weather was very hot but The Yellow House was so cool and comfortable, it was like home from home. We had everything we needed during our stay, although a washing machine would have been handy. All in all, we would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, and so glad that you enjoyed your stay, I hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Thanks for the suggestion about the washing machine; we have looked at putting one in but it would mean replacing the dishwasher or remodelling the kitchen so sadly we won't be able to install one at the moment. If you do need urgent washing during your stay there is a launderette (offering a service wash on Thursday and Friday) in Albert Street which is about a three minute walk from The Yellow House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location for a family holiday."

    Outside patio space with family dinner table and parasol was perfect. We liked the reading nook at the top of the stairs too. Comfortable beds. Lots to do within walking distance so we parked our car up for most of the week. £30 for a week . Dawlish and beach at Dawlish warren were fab. We caught train to Exeter, pub lunch in teighmouth, ferry from Starcross to Exmouth, drive out to Bramwich and lunch at RockFish. Perfect sunny weather. Thank you.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed The Yellow House, Dawlish and the surrounding area as much as we do. Now that the Dawlish Sea Wall is open again, after a three year programme to make it more resilient to high tides, it is possible to walk to Dawlish Warren from Coryton Cove along a level path next to the sea which makes a lovely accessible stroll with beaches all along the way. Hope you will come back to Dawlish in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay at this property."

    Everything you could possibly expect and to a very high standard. Very conveniently located for shops and public transport. Highly recommend. Phil & Liz.

    Thanks for coming back, we are so glad that you have enjoyed your second stay and hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "The holiday cottage had everything you need for a stay away from home, and would have been fine if the weather hadn't been so awful which meant that we had to spend more time in the cottage."

    The sofas weren't very comfortable and the bed was too firm. However, my biggest disappointment is that nobody contacted us ahead of our holiday to advise that most of the streets surrounding the property were closed and diversions were in place due to road works and gas works. Parking was very difficult and we had no opportunity to park outside the property at any point during our stay and had to pay for parking every day of our break. All in all, I would not stay at this property again.

    We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your break in Dawlish due to the weather and temporary local roadworks. Unfortunately it is not practical for us to contact guests about roadworks as they are, by their nature, temporary and are likely to move to different positions even during the course of a week's stay. We would welcome you back in better weather and I am sure you will then appreciate just how wonderful it is to spend time in Dawlish and the beautiful South Devon coast. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable with a very nice welcome pack (cream tea was very much appreciated). Very well equipped with every thing we needed to make the stay great. Thank you so much, we are already looking for another visit. Highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for this great feedback, so glad you enjoyed the cottage and Dawlish. Hope you will be back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property in the heart of pretty Dawlish."

    Perfect for our needs. Lots of places to visit, by train and car. Will visit again.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and so glad you had a great time; we agree there are lots of places to visit and the train service is frequent and pretty reliable and features beautiful sea views and scenery running right along the sea and river coasts towards Exeter and Teignmouth/Torquay. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "My week stay at the Yellow House to visit my family in Dawlish was ideal."

    A good central location with all amenities nearby. A lovely, clean, comfortable and homely house with beautiful artworks on the walls and relaxing little upstairs retreat with many interesting books to browse through. Outside walled area very sweet with seating and potted plants, quiet and private. Many thanks for the cream tea !

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Yellow House is a beautiful property which is furnished to a high standard."

    It’s ideally situated to explore everything Devon has to offer, with the train station and beach being a 10 minute walk away. We loved our stay and would definitely come back. Also the welcome pack was amazing, we especially liked the scones & clotted cream. Thank you.

    Thanks for this lovely feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay (and the scones). Hope you will be back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent well appointed cottage."

    Exceeded expectations. Handy for local amenities. 10 minutes walk to train station and bus services. Private courtyard.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback and so glad we exceeded your expectations. Do hope you will come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2022

  • "Short walk to the beach, trains, buses, and local shops."

    A property that provides all facilities to a high standard with lots of home comforts. We had a great holiday and would book again as Dawlish is a pretty town. The short river walk as far as St Gregory’s church with a visit to the nearby Museum is very pleasant.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and glad you enjoyed the walk by the Dawlish Water to the church as well as the beaches and shops. We think Dawlish has something to please everyone so we hope you will be back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Every possible thing was thought of and the house was perfect for our week away."

    Getting a parking space outside the property was difficult but the car park we used was a 2 minute walk and always space there. Only downside for me was height of some of the doors was about 6ft, I'm 6ft 2 but I soon got used to it. Fantastic kitchen and bedrooms. We will return in the future

    Thanks for the lovely feedback and sorry about the height of the doors, quite an old property. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will be back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.7May 2022

  • "Well equipped house and very clean."

    Beds were comfortable and the shower was fabulous, the pressure was more than enough. Back yard is a sun trap and well equipped with table and chairs, along with a parasol if needed.

    Many thanks for the lovely feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay -- and the shower. Hope you will be able to come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable, clean and cosy."

    Convenient for shops and local facilities.We liked looking through the interesting book collection, and loved all the artworks around the house.The welcome pack was very thoughtful and much appreciated We were very happy here and hope to return

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we are especially glad that you enjoyed the art as we have tried to include a selection of current and historical local artists to showcase the beautiful area. Hope to see you back at The Yellow House again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "The standard of housekeeping is extremely good, great location, lovely welcome package, acceptable parking problem, courteous neighbours,So, all in all, we will definitely be going back."

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed the property and the location and we hope to have you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mai4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great property."

    Ideally located for public transport and access to the beach and local amenities. My only suggestion for improvement would be new mattresses as the current ones are quite pitted. I would still have not hesitation in booking again or recommending to others to stay here. It is the cleanest and most well equipped property we have ever stayed in with Sykes.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the property clean and well equipped. The mattresses were new this year however we recognise that the pillow top is not to everyone's taste so we will consider alternatives when we replace these mattresses. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fleur4.7Nov 2021

  • "The Yellow House is truly lovely , a real home from home."

    Highly recommended.

    Thank you for the lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Yellow House, is an amazing cottage for the family."

    We stayed for 7 nights, using the cottage as our base to travel around the area and see family and friends. The kids enjoyed the house and it's closeness to the strand in Dawlish, and the beach where they spent a few mornings in the sea. The town and the general location only help raise up the experience with the Yellow House.

    Thank you for the lovely comments; glad you had such a good time enjoying Dawlish and the surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location."

    Very clean. Travelled with baby and young child, house was great. Small improvements could be a stair gate available for top of stairs, given the layout. Also a washing machine would be useful and plenty of space in the kitchen to accommodate it. House was very well equipped. Parking is on the road but that's the price for such a central house. We generally found a spot close by. Aside from that, all good. I would recommend

    Many thanks for your feedback. We will supply a stair gate in the near future and will see whether a washing machine can be fitted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josie4.4Jul 2021

  • "I would highly recommend The Yellow House, its a beautiful home and the location was perfect!"

    The guides left was very useful in helping us decide where to eat etc. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, Netflix and Amazon, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Large paid public car park less than 0.2 miles from property
  • Enclosed south facing courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Dawlish railway station 0.4 miles

The property

The Yellow House is a mid-terrace, early 19th century character cottage with exposed beams situated in the heart of the popular seaside town of Dawlish on the south coast of Devon.

Sleeping up to four guests and situated near to a range of amenities and the beach, The Yellow House is an ideal setting for your next family adventure, within easy reach of Exeter and Exmouth.

The Yellow House is furnished to a high standard and features art from local, South West artists.

Enter the property into the living/dining room; on your right there is a spacious dining table, where you can gather your loved ones together to enjoy an evening meal as you toast to a wonderful holiday, whilst on your left there is an electric fire in an exposed brick chimney which adds warmth to the room as you settle in front of the television to relax after a long day by the coast.

To complete the ground floor, there is a well-equipped kitchen with a handy dishwasher, where you can prepare a picnic to take to the beach, a meal to eat in the dining room or rustle up a favourable buffet to take outside and embrace some alfresco dining in the enclosed sun trap courtyard, whilst you enjoy the last of the evening sun.

Moving upstairs, there is a bathroom with both bath and walk-in shower, so choose to take a long soak or get a quick shower to wash those sandy feet after a day at the beach, before relaxing in the armchair on the landing with a selection of books for some quiet time.

When the evening draws to a close, you can escape to the king-size bedroom with ample storage to unpack your personal belongings, or to the ideal twin room, which makes for flexible sleeping arrangements in a homely environment.

Dawlish is a great seaside town, with everything you need to enjoy your holiday, including an abundance of shops, bars, eateries, takeaways, and a theatre, charming gardens, an exciting crazy golf course and of course the wonderful sandy beach.

A scenic walk along the coast takes you to the next seaside resort of Dawlish Warren, where you can explore another sandy beach or have an evening out in The Boat House Tavern and Grill with its outdoor seating looking out over the water.

For a more lively day out, take a short drive to the town of Teignmouth where there are two beaches, a bustling grand pier, an idyllic lighthouse and the opportunity to hire a boat which makes for a great afternoon on the water.

Slightly further afield is the cathedral city of Exeter with its medieval bridge, choice of museums and art galleries, and eateries looking over the River Exe, as well as the Crealy Theme Park and Resort on the outskirts which is a worth while day out, especially for the children.

Also in driving distance or by seasonal ferry from Starcross, is the popular is the popular seaside resort of Exmouth, with its boat tours, fishing opportunities, the historical Pirate Cove, the multiple breathtaking beaches and the remarkable marina.

Dawlish is on Brunel’s famous railway line which runs right along the coast from Exeter to Teignmouth and is well served by national (London to Paignton) and local trains.

All the local resorts are easily accessible by train from Dawlish so you can leave the car at home and enjoy a day out, and stunning scenery, while you travel to Teignmouth, Torquay, Exeter or beyond from Dawlish station.

For those guests who fancy a day with magical walking routes, waterfalls, wildlife and bike trails, head for a day in Dartmoor National Park and try take a picture at the gorgeous Becky Falls.

For a magnificent holiday to Devon, choose The Yellow House as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Teignmouth 3 miles; Exeter 13.4 miles; Exmouth 19.7 miles

A charming seaside town set on the southern coast. The town of Dawlish offers all of the facilities for day-to-day living including a pleasant variety of shops, restaurants and cafés and a small cinema. Dawlish is famous for its Black Swans that live with other wildfowl on the Dawlish Water that runs through the central town park down to the sea, at night in the summer it is beautifully lit by strings of coloured lights. Dawlish comes with a wonderful, sandy beach with a crazy golf course also nearby, it is the perfect place for a family holiday. Up the coast is Dawlish Warren that can be reached by car or train or, for those energetic types, a walk along the sea wall. Further afield, Dawlish mainline station offers access to Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay, Paignton or even Plymouth, trains are plentiful.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas