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Wisteria Cottage

(Ref. 961171)

Exmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Whilst small the cottage was ideal for 2 people."

    It had everything we needed for a very pleasant stay. Clean, comfortable, quiet.The cottage is on a very frequent bus route between Exeter and Exmouth with villages to visit on route. The bus connections at both termimus were also useful. In all a very good cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you had a good time and that everything was to your liking. Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in Wisteria Cottage."

    Everything you need; warm, cosy, comfortable and clean. So convenient too for various activities and attractions in the area. Would highly recommend. Hosts are lovely.

    Thank you! Colin & Jacqueline. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way for a couple."

    Warm , comfy and bright with everything needed for a relaxing week away. Our hosts were welcoming and generous be with a handy welcome pack. All in all first rate.

    Thank you for first-rate feedback. Colin & Jacqueline. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very comfortable and warm cottage."

    Very well equipped. Owners most welcoming. Great walking access to South West coast path. Excellent bus service to Exeter and Exmouth within 100 metres.

    Thank you for your comments. It's always good to know that we are doing the right things! Best wishes, Colin & Jacqueline. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "All round satisfaction"

    Thank you! Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wisteria Cottage was the perfect place for me!"

    ! The location was ideal - close to bus stops, train station, The Exe Trail & East Devon Way. The property was very clean & the thoughtful Welcome Pack was a greatly appreciated bonus. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. Thank you to the owners for their efforts in keeping the presentation of the property to such a good standard & I hope to return some day.

    Thank you for such a thorough and positive critique of our holiday let. We do our best to keep the cottage to a high standard and it's good to hear when our guests appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you again. Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very enjoyable time, the owners made the week so relaxing and catered for everything , the cottage was superb"

    Thank you! We're glad you had a good time, and and it's good to know that we are doing the right things. Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2023

  • "Wisteria Cottage is in a great location on the main road into Exmouth a very short walk to the bus stop to either Exmouth or Exeter (or the lovely villages in between) close to the Exe Trail and the National Trust site A La Ronde."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and our hosts were very friendly and helpful; we appreciated the wine, biscuits and milk.... and the assistance with the door when we bothered them at 9pm on a Friday night!! We would definitely recommend staying here as we loved both the cottage and the area.

    Thank you for such fulsome feedback! We look forward to seeing you again. Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely week."

    Clean, warm and with everything we needed for two people. Owner friendly and helpful. This is a perfect location for seeing the best of Devon. Moors, coast, cities all accessible by car, train and bus. Recommend.

    Thank you for recommending us. Colin & Jacqueline. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage great hosts good location"

    Thank you for your feedback. Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great welcome pack and information in the cottage."

    Well situated for local access to walks and restaurants in Exmouth and Lympstone. Owner’s response to our dropping a glove on the drive on departure was appreciated (and returned in the post). Recommend if you want a cosy week for two !

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad that you had a good time here. We took up the gauntlet and look forward to your return! Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Mar 2023

  • "An excellently maintained property for two people in an ideal location suitable for exploring the surrounding areas."

    Very friendly knowledgeable hosts. Well worth a visit.

    Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again. Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very comfortable bijou residence"

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "A well-equipped and comfortable small cottage."

    Cosy and warm in November. Detailed information supplied by the owners about the property and local amenities. Thoughtful and generous welcome pack with milk, biscuits, wine etc. A very enjoyable stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We put a lot of thought into our presentation and it's much appreciated to have that acknowledged. We hope to see you again. Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "Small but perfectly formed - Wisteria Cottage was very comfortable, warm and cosy with everything you would need for a great stay."

    The bed was very comfortable and everywhere was spotlessly clean. The owners were warm and friendly and the welcome pack a lovely surprise.

    Thank you for such an appreciative review. You've ticked all our boxes! Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very good time at Wisteria Cottage as we have in previous visits but the cottage could do with a Standard Lamp as the lighting is very bright and a lamp would solve this."

    We're glad you had a good time at Wisteria Cottage, and thank you for the comment about lighting. It's always good to have feedback that enables us to improve. We shall investigate standard lamps and have one installed in time for your next visit! With best wishes, Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Therese4.7Sep 2022

  • "Our accommodation was very good and the owners were very friendly and helpful the information in the cottage was excellent only snag was it's on a main road where traffic was noisy during the day but good in the evening."

    We spent lots of time during the day away from the cottage as lots to do locally. Again the owners were brilliant

    Thank you for your positive comments. We hope you received the bag we posted on for you. With best wishes, Colin & Jacqueline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2022

  • "Jaqueline and Colin are always very friendly and welcoming, but leave us to get on with our holiday."

    This was our 3rd time at Wisteria and can’t wait to visit again. The cottage is very comfortable and clean and has everything you need. There is a small private patio to the front, ideal for breakfast in the sun. It is ideally situated if you prefer to travel by public transport. There is a bus stop a few yards away, and Exmouth train station is within walking distance. We always have a brilliant holiday X

    Thank you for your excellent review of Wisteria Cottage. It's always good to see people returning to us. We look forward to your next visit. Jacqueline and Colin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bram5.0Aug 2022

  • "We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived."

    The holiday property was everything that we expected and more. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would love to stay there again in the future. We much preferred the personal touch when booking with Sykes on the telephone.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Jacky and Colin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay in ideal spot, everything you needed was provided."

    Nice touch with welcome pack of wine,flowers, biscuits.Friendly owners are there if needed.Great.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again. Colin & Jacqueline. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0May 2022

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    A good position for getting around the area. Bus stop very close to both Exeter and Exmouth. Liked the easy access to estuary footpaths. Several pubs with good food nearby. We found everything we needed in the cottage. A comfortable stay.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Wisteria Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage."

    Cosy and ideal for our long winter weekend break.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2021

  • "We were looking forward to a much needed break and Wisteria Cottage provided this."

    A very cosy comfortable place to stay and lovely to come home to after a day out. Wine,biscuits,milk,and flowers left for us was a lovely gesture.Would certainly recommend.Hosts very friendly but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just a short break to see relatives and explore area."

    The cottage was excellent for two people very clean and tidy.The hosts were very helpful and friendly leaving a welcome pack in the cottage on arrival.Would certainly stay again if returning to area.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous hosts made us feel very welcome and gave excellent advice on local walks."

    Really recommend the estuary walk from Wisteria cottage to Topsham Lovely gesture of their home grown garden flowers as part of their welcome pack

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was a real home from home."

    Very clean and well equipped. A lovely welcome pack in arrival including biscuits and a bottle of wine! The hosts were very friendly and were on hand to answer any questions. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Where we stayed the drive backed on to an extremely busy road so caution is needed while driving your car out of the drive."

    Stairs to the first floor bedroom and toilet is rather steep so elderly or unfit couples might struggle climbing stairs.

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Jul 2021

  • "Think a fridge freezer would be a big asset when you are self catering"

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2021

  • "Road noise can’t be denied but it didn’t spoil our holiday"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2021

  • "I found the hosts to be very friendly and welcoming."

    The property was very clean and supportive to our needs with the utilities, designation and parking I would most certainly use this welcoming cottage again. Very happy campers ;)

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely hosts, well equipped with everything you need, good location."

    Description of cottage was accurate.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Jul 2021

  • "Being on a main very busy road, so traffic noise an issue."

    Lack of freezer and tumble dryer. Mattress which was very basic and not very supportive. Otherwise a nice comfortable accommodation,

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was ideal for a couple, the owners were very friendly, the location was perfect, 10 minutes walk into Exmouth, and exe trail was 5 minutes walk away."

    The only slight negatives was a small screen tv and lack of a freezer, also you are close to the main road , so there is road noise. That said we had a great stay , and would stay again ...

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jun 2021

  • "The owners are excellent very friendly very accommodating and available but not intrusive"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with every thing we needed."

    Handy for shops and walking and lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wisteria Cottage was a delightful holiday cottage ."

    The owners who live next door had a warm welcome for us on our arrival and kindly greeted us with biscuits, milk, flowers and a bottle of wine, all greatly appreciated. Although the cottage was rather noisy as it is situated on the main Exeter to Exmouth Road its location was excellent for accessing Exmouth and the Exe estuary, Exeter, Seaton, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. We would certainly be happy to recommend the accommodation and hope to return there in the future.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage clean with everything you would need for a great base to explore the area."

    Lovely gesture of wine and biscuits on arrival from the owners who were friendly and available to answer any questions you have. From Lyme Regis in the east to Torbay in the west and plenty in between you have it all on your doorstep Thank you for a lovely break it is just what we needed

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Booked because it was so convenient for family visit."

    A real bonus that "Wisteria" is the perfect cottage for two.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was scrupulously clean and very comfortable."

    Its location in a more suburban area suited us down to the ground in this current climate, with excellent access to long walks along the Exe estuary. Hosts Colin and Jackie were extremely welcoming. Colin and Carole B

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2020

  • "We didn’t expect to be next to a really busy road."

    The turning onto the main road was tricky . Otherwise we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage that suited us very well for our stay in Devon."

    Owners were lovely and left us a bottle of wine which we very much enjoyed, and the cottage was very clean and cosy.

    Reviewed by Bethan4.7Jul 2020

  • "Great little cottage for two."

    Very comfortable And peaceful. I would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Mar 2020

  • "A lovely cozy cottage in a fantastic location, with easy access to the local buses to take you into town or up the road to Exeter."

    The cottage was very well appointed and extremely comfortable and I’d highly recommend the Wisteria Cottage.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2019

  • "Welcoming hosts well equipped cottage and great public transport on the doorstep."

    Suited our requirements exactly

    Reviewed by Karilyn5.0Sep 2019

  • "A spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage situated in a good location."

    Lots to do in the local area. Cottage had everything you needed.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Just returned from a lovely week at Wisteria cottage."

    The weather was wonderful which makes a holiday. We opened the door to a lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers. We are retired and the cottage met all of our needs. Bus 57stop just along the road was wonderful for getting everywhere we wanted to go. The owners next door were so helpful. Definitely going back. Thankyou. We

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "There was nothing to say it was on a very busy road, we thought it was in lympston, traffic none stop day and night."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4Jun 2019

  • "Only just adequate for two."

    Hot water temp no higher than 50 so water lukewarm even for showers. No freezer in fridge. No games or things to do in rain. Not a typical holiday cottage, clean yes.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owners were most disappointed to hear of your hot water struggles as they only live next door and were on hand to assist any way they could during your stay. Unfortunately the fridge does not contain a freezer compartment , but there are some books left in the property for a rainy day. We hope this didn't impact your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back at Wisteria Cottage again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol2.5Jun 2019

  • "Having run 3 holiday cottages ourselves for 20 years we thought that our hosts had got it right with the meet and greet (especially the flowers from the garden & the wine)."

    The facilities were good but let down by the fridge. We always provided either a fridge freezer or fridge with a good sized freezer box, the self defrosting types, now widely available, means you do not have problems between changeovers. The bed was particularly comfortable. A very good cottage that we definitely use again when visiting our family in Exeter.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Mar 2019

  • "Cosy well equipped cottage."

    Ideal for exploring moors & coastline. #57 bus runs past the door every 15 minutes taking you to Exmouth, Topsham & Exeter city centre. Exe Trail cycle path very nearby. Well worth a visit is NT property 'A La Ronde' just 20 minutes walk away. Cottage is small but very comfortable,warm & has everything we needed. A real pleasure to return too after a long day tramping the coast path to Budleigh Salterton. The bottle of wine in the fridge & the milk & biscuits were a pleasant surprise too! A great winter break that passed all too quickly. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent cottage for two people."

    Lots of things to do in the area.Friendly owners.May well book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2018

  • "A lovely little cottage in an excellent location, within easy reach of Exmouth seafront, the village of Lympstone and frequent buses to Topsham and Exeter."

    We had such a nice stay that we booked to return before we left!

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was a very good cottage, whilst compact it met everything we want in a holiday."

    Well fitted out with a welcome pack to start the holiday well. Close to town and beaches and short distance for visiting local area. A visit to the new IKEA only 25 minutes away was excellent. Walking on the beach in sunshine was great and only 10 minutes away. We were so lucky with the weather which kept us out in the sunshine every day. Bus stop is really close and convenient with plenty of busses all day if you don't want to drive everywhere. Only minor downside was traffic noise at rush hours.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jun 2018

  • "Holiday cottage very good only down side stairs to bedroom very steep people whom are are older would struggle with stairs."

    Owners delightful and central to various places about 10 minutes from beach and town centre if we were going to Devon would use again

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Perfect little holiday cottage."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful and suited us perfectly."

    Reviewed by Dennis4.8Feb 2018

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage, very warm and cosy."

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Nov 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation and in a good location for exploring east Devon."

    Reviewed by Fiona4.8Oct 2017

  • "Well appointed for travelling around east devon on the wonderful comfortable buses ."

    Cottage is very cosy perfect for two.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.8Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely ideal for 2 people, with all you need for a self catering break."

    It's just a mile from Exmouth which is a really pretty seaside town. The owners live next door and are very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2017

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi and Landline
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for to 2 cars
  • Front decked patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: First floor accessed via fairly steep stairs
  • Note: Adults only, no children.

The property

Wisteria Cottage is a light, bright and comfortable property in the grounds of the owners’ home, between Lympstone and Exmouth, an excellent base for a wide range of holiday adventures.

The ground floor is open plan, with a kitchen, dining table, and comfortable sitting area.

Sliding doors lead out to a decked patio area with table and chairs - ideal for morning coffee.

On the first floor, reached by fairly steep stairs, there is a bedroom with double bed, and an en-suite shower room with toilet and hand-wash basin.

Views of the Exe estuary and beyond can be seen from the upstairs window.

Outside there is a bicycle rack, attached to the cottage wall, where cycles may be stored overnight.

Wisteria Cottage is accessed via a shared gravel drive and has parking for 2 cars.

There are bus stops 100 yards from the property for frequent buses into Exmouth (a 5-minute ride) and to Exeter (a 30-minute ride).

For cyclists and walkers the South West Coast Path and the National Cycle Network Route 2 are only a few minutes away.

The Exe Trail is an easy walk/ride via Topsham towards Exeter city.

Bird watchers, and those interested in nature, will find the Exe Estuary Nature Reserve nearby and a trip to Dawlish Warren on the other side of the Estuary is highly recommended.

Within 20 minutes’ walk there are two National Trust properties, Halsdon Farm and the unusual ‘A la Ronde’ house.

For eating out there is a selection of pubs and restaurants in Exmouth as well as Lympstone and Topsham.

The River Exe Café involves a boat trip to the middle of the estuary and is very popular!

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About the location


Exeter 11.5 miles.

On the eastern bank of the estuary of the River Exe, Exmouth has everything required by the visitor for a relaxing break. A thriving coastal town with a nationally renowned bird sanctuary, close to miles of sandy beaches, superb coastal walking, with everything for the fisherman and sailor, close to Exeter and with much to do and see - this all contributes to the town’s attraction. In addition to messing about on boats, lazing on the beach or taking the ferry up the estuary or to Dawlish Warren nature reserve, there’s always Crealy Park theme park, Bicton Park stately home and gardens, the Donkey Sanctuary at nearby Sidmouth, Woodbury Common, the cathedral city of Exeter, the Sandy Bay World of Country Life and the all absorbing Jurassic Coast with its famous fossil deposits stretching eastwards into Dorset. In terms of visitor attractions and coastal lifestyle you won’t find much better than Exmouth.

Note: Adults only, no children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas