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9 Harefield Cottages

(Ref. 1067207)

Lympstone, Devon Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • cottage (12)
  • lovely (8)
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  • equipped (7)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay, beautiful cottage in great location."

    Wished I'd mentioned that I'm allergic to feather pillows, cushions and duvets but managed to get by. Would love to stay again

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2023

  • "Very nice."

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2023

  • "Wonderful stay in a lovely property in a beautiful village."

    Wasn't blessed with the weather but got one decent night sitting in the garden with a glass of wine overlooking the Exe. What ever the weather there's an ever changing view. The property was well equipped, comfortable, warm and very clean and lovely sitting in the lounge looking out over the estuary. The village is idyllic and great food at The Swan. The toilet seat in the bathroom was loose and the left side of the window in the top bedroom didn't open. Didn't spoil our stay though.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2023

  • "This is a delightful cottage in a pretty, peaceful village with stunning views, just yards from railway station - very clean, & bottle of wine & biscuits on arrival a nice touch."

    Swan Inn does excellent food, & handy village shop/PO - large M+S food @ Exmouth only 5 mins on train. However, double bed not at all comfortable, bad stains on downstairs carpets, only 1 set of keys, & no contact number for queries - nor could I get through to Sykes on phone, & no reply to email ☹️ - NOT a happy customer!!

    Dear Gina, Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and thank you mentioning how clean it was. We certainly get very good praise for our housekeeper who does an excellent job of keeping the cottage clean and tidy. And we agree it’s an amazing location, with the train line and cycle path directly accessible to explore the area. I am so sorry the guests before you left the carpet in a poor condition, a professional cleaner was booked as soon as we were made aware and the stain has been removed. The double bed is the memory foam type and quite new - many customers find the bed very comfortable but of course it will always be a personal opinion on this. I apologise that you were unable to contact our agent , and I will certainly feed back accordingly. We hope to see you again in our Lympstone cottage for your next stay in Devon. Best wishes, Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by GinaJul 2023

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay ,the views are fantastic ,stairs are steep but you are told that in the information and it is an old cottage ,so this is to be expected."

    Well equipped with garden furniture and a sun shade ,books,games etc. Cottage hadn’t been serviced when we arrived,but this was quickly dealt with and we were financially compensated .

    Reviewed by KayJun 2023

  • "This is a delightful cottage with the most amazing outlook to the water edge."

    Access to drop off is narrow so not ideal for larger vehicles. Car parking is an added cost currently eight pounds for 24 hours. Ringo or cash for payment. Apparently a reduced cost permit can be obtained from Local Council before your visit. Perhaps more details of this can be added to the details for the visit. Carpark is also very busy at weekends. However, we had a wonderful visit (our 3rd time) and will certainly come back again.

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2023

  • "A delightful cottage with everything you could possibly need to make a very enjoyable stay."

    The bottle of wine was much appreciated. Thank you

    Reviewed by JanineSep 2022

  • "This our second time staying at this cottage and again we absolutely loved it."

    It is very well equipped in a super location!

    Reviewed by MaireadJul 2022

  • "The lack of car parking is a little inconvenient and the public car park only accepted cash."

    RingGo did not work and there was no card machine, but that is an issue for East Devon Council. Apart from that, the cottage was well equipped albeit rather hot in the roof conversion, which we did not use as the stairs were rather steep. An excellent location with a fantastic view across the estuary, a short walk to the convenience store, pubs and station. All in all, we were well impressed.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "We found the property to be well equipped, clean and comfortable and in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time,really excellent facilities,quality furnished."

    Lovely friendly neighbours who were very helpful,hope to return.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2022

  • "This was a great property."

    The property was spotlessly clean and comfortable and had all the facilities and equipment we would expect to see. We couldn't find fault and would love to stay again and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Harefield cottage, nice and clean and lovely views from lounge and main bedroom, hope to come back next year."

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2022

  • "This is a spotless and very well equipped cottage in a great location in Lympstone."

    The kitchen had all the high quality equipment you would expect in a family home rather than a holiday rental which was surprising. The view from the cottage onto the estuary was just beautiful. It’s a perfect place to stay with children. We really enjoyed our week’s stay there over Christmas. I only wish there had been some festive decorations but we would certainly choose to stay there again.

    Reviewed by MaireadDec 2021

  • "This a lovely cottage in pretty Lympstone with fabulous views across the estuary and great walking from the door."

    Reviewed by IonaNov 2021

  • "Well located."

    Well stocked. Spotlessly clean. Lovely place and would return again. Only downside was the mattress in the main bedroom which we think needs replacing, but overall hard to fault!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at 9 Harefield Cottages. The mattress you mentioned is a memory foam mattress which was purchased earlier this year. Such things are a matter of personal choice of course: other guests have found this to be really comfortable! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time in Lympstone."

    Our cottage was so clean and very welcoming.Every need had been thought of and the welcome flowers, crisps and bottle of Prosecco much appreciated. We had a great week and all our family enjoyed cycling and walking in the area. We would recommend it to everyone!!

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at 9 Harefield cottages."

    It was a really pretty place - well equipped and comfortable and the back garden had fabulous views across the River Exe. It is possible to swim / paddle board from here around high tide. Parking in the nearby public car park was straightforward. Would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by SaraJul 2021

  • "The cottage was squeaky clean , beautiful decorated the fresh flower in all ..."

    The cottage was squeaky clean , beautiful decorated the fresh flower in all downstairs room was a really classy touch, the location was superb, lovely food in ship inn

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size,1 x bunk on first floor.1 x second-floor twin/super-king room
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground Floor cloakroom with basin, WC and washing machine
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric flame-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with electric flame-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair available
  • Enclosed patio garden with seating
  • Pets welcome
  • Charge for 2nd pet £25
  • Sorry no smoking
  • There is no parking at the property and narrow access to the property
  • There is a public car park on Underhill Road a short walk away
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Both staircases are steep with no handrail, please take care

The property

Lying in the charming riverside village of Lympstone in South East Devon, overlooking the River Exe estuary from a prime position next to the picturesque clock tower, this three-storey cottage offers an excellent holiday home for a family of six.

9 Harefield Cottages is perfectly placed for a holiday full of bike rides, trips to the beach and exploring the cobbled quays and streets of Lympstone, great for a classic family break to Devon.

Enter the property via the long galley kitchen, with terracotta tiling and a striking marine blue fitted kitchen, you rustle up delicious meals for the whole group in here with use of the electric oven, hob, fridge/freezer and make cleaning up a breeze with the slimline dishwasher.

A cloakroom is revealed behind a sliding door, with a basin and WC as well as a washing machine tucked in here too.

Travel along the hall to find the dining room where evenings can be spent talking about the best moments of the day over dinner, before retreating to the sitting room to snuggle up on the sofas with a family favourite film to watch on the TV, and a gas flame-effect fire to add a warming ambiance.

Head up the steep cottage stairs to find the master bedroom boasting a king-size bed and views over the estuary, with a bunk room up here too, and three steps down the landing bringing you to the family bathroom and a cloakroom too, both featuring lovely skylights creating lovely spaces to freshen up.

A final set of stairs reveals the second-floor twin room, perfect for children with two small single beds and more lovely views to admire from the windows.

The front enclosed patio is the perfect place to relax as you take in the surroundings with a morning cup of coffee at the outdoor seating, or enjoy an evening tipple to round off another great day.

Find one of the many footpaths that criss-cross the village of Lympstone to explore the lovely streets and browse the local amenities, with shops, pubs and restaurants to discover, cobbled quays, a pretty harbour and Grade II listed buildings to admire.

Enjoy a bike ride with all the family along the Exe Estuary Trail, an almost entirely traffic-free, level route passing right through Lympstone so you can head north on an excursion up to Topsham and stop to see the sights here or grab a bite to eat, or take the route south to Exmouth and continue on to the beach at Sandy Bay.

The Blue Flag award winning beach of Sandy Bay Beach is a wonderful spot for a beach day with the golden sands sheltered by the surrounding cliffs, which also present opportunities for scenic cliff top strolls, with the beach popular for windsurfing as well.

In Sandy Bay there's also the World of Country Life and Hawkbridge Birds of Prey Centre, both great places to visit with the little ones.

Delight in days out to Topsham with its strong maritime history and cosmopolitan atmosphere enjoying an eclectic mix of specialist shops and fine dining restaurants, or enjoy one of the warmest climates in the UK in Exmouth, marking the beginning of the beautiful Jurassic Coast with its long sandy beach, grab some fish and chips and enjoy them as you take in the views out to sea.

Make wonderful memories in Lympstone with your loved ones at 9 Harefield Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

LYMPSTONE

Exmouth 3 miles; Exeter 12 miles.

Lympstone is a village and civil parish in East Devon. There is a harbor on the estuary of the River Exe, lying at the outlet of Wotton Brook between cliffs of red breccia. It is locally known for Peter’s Tower, a riverfront brick clock tower built in the 19th century which serves as a memorial by W.H. Peters to his wife. The Exeter to Exmouth cycle route passes through the village and is popular for commuters and brings custom to the shop, café and pubs in the village. Local attractions include Nutwell Park, Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk and Crealy Adventure Park & Resort. Lympstone is 3 miles north of Exmouth and 3 miles south of Woodbury.