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Lympstone, Devon (Ref. 980889)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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* Based on a combined average customer score (of 6 customer ratings)

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Reviews

    “The cottage itself was excellent - everything was provided that we needed and also some welcoming gifts, which were a lovely surprise.”

    As you enter the cottage it is similar to a tardis in that after the small entrance you are greeted with a wonderful open feel as each window looks out onto a breathtaking view of the estuary. The cottage is literally on the River Exe and is just so idyllic. ...

    As you enter the cottage it is similar to a tardis in that after the small entrance you are greeted with a wonderful open feel as each window looks out onto a breathtaking view of the estuary. The cottage is literally on the River Exe and is just so idyllic. The minor criticism we have is that the listing does not express clearly the problem there is with parking and for anyone with health problems this could be somewhat difficult.. Being a former fisherman’s cottage the accommodation is located down a narrow, cobbled alleyway along which you have to carry your luggage. If you are lucky you can park at the end of this alleyway to unload your bags but there is very little room. You then have to move your car and park it either in the public car park (£4 per day) or, if you are lucky, you can park outside local’s homes (but this involves a steep climb), I do not wish to take away any of the magic of this wonderful holiday abode but feel that people should be made aware of this cottage’s setting. All in all we had such a relaxing, wonderful time that we really didn’t want to leave. Sadly, the cottage is so popular that we were unable to book a second week. The area itself is particularly good for dog owners as you can more or less take your canine friend with you everywhere, Devon is a very dog friendly place and this characterful holiday cottage is second to none!

    - Mr Francis, September 2018

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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

With stunning panoramic views along the Exe and to Powderham Castle beyond, and its toes right in the water is Searles.

This truly beautiful cottage is set in the heart of Lympstone - one of Devon’s prettiest villages.

Well connected, you can walk (or take the train) along the picturesque Avocet Line following the eastern bank of the Exe estuary to the sea at Exmouth, or to Topsham with its interesting independent stores, boutiques and restaurants, both 3 miles away.

Inside, the cottage is light, bright and thoroughly stylish – perfect for romantic couples or for families.

Over two floors, you’ll find the bedrooms both with glorious water views and the family bathroom upstairs.

On the ground floor, why not relax in the lovely bay window in the smart sitting room and take in the views with morning coffee?

Or dine in the kitchen/diner where you’ll find sleek surfaces, slate floors and all the mod cons for your convenience.

Outside is a gorgeous little sun terrace with table and chairs overlooking the water – an idyllic spot for drinks and an evening meal whilst watching the sunset.

If you don’t feel like cooking, there are several good food pubs in this little-changed village.

There are many attractions in the local area, including a number of good sandy beaches.

For traditional family seaside fun, head to the beach at Exmouth (parts of which are dog friendly all year) where you’ll find acres of sand and for the adventurous among you a myriad of water sports.

Lympstone Manor and its exceptional vineyard are close by, or for a fun day out with the children why not try the World of Country Life or Crealy family theme park.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing family holiday on golden beaches or a romantic break for two in a truly stunning location, Searles is a little corner of heaven in which you can get away-from-it-all.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double) Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking nearby or local car park
  • Private large waterside terrace with furniture
  • One small well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 mins walk away
  • Note: there is a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

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

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About the location


The pretty village of Lympstone is on the eastern bank of the estuary of the River Exe, equidistant between the regency town of Topsham and the family friendly, seaside resort of Exmouth where you'll find everything required by the visitor for a relaxing break

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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