The pretty seaside town of Dawlish is famous for the black swans that live amongst other waterfowl on the brook which flows through the town.
Very much a traditional seaside town, the sandy beach is backed by shops, cafes and amusements.
At neighbouring Dawlish Warren you'll find miles of Blue Flag beach backed by sand dunes and a nature reserve with meadows and freshwater ponds.
The reserve attracts huge numbers of migratory birds and is a magnet for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Cyclists and walkers can follow the scenic route from Dawlish to Exeter, which runs alongside the Exeter Canal and the River Exe.
A ferry from nearby Starcross takes passengers with or without bikes across the estuary to Exmouth where you can join the Exe Estuary Trail.
Within 30 minutes’ drive of Exeter, Torbay and the Dartmoor National Park, this really is the perfect base from which to explore this diverse part of South Devon.
Just outside of Dawlish, just off the A379 and along a private drive leading to a small, family-run campsite is Lockwood, an attractive detached bungalow with its own secluded and enclosed garden.
The spacious lounge has large sofas and plenty of room for everyone, off which the kitchen has glazed doors which lead to a sunny paved terrace.
The master bedroom has an adjoining dressing room where a cot can be accommodated if required and the second bedroom has twin beds which can be linked to make a 6ft double.
Ground Floor: Lounge. Kitchen/Diner. Bedroom 1 with double bed and adjoining dressing room. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, zip and link to make a 6ft double bed. Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
About the location
Dartmoor 13 miles; Exeter 11 miles; Teignmouth 5 miles; Dawlish 2 miles.
A couple of miles north east of the town of Dawlish is Dawlish Warren, a mile-long sand beach at the mouth of the River Exe on the stretch of south Devon coastline known as the English Riviera. Dawlish Warren has a selection of shops selling essentials, a golf course and a 55-acre nature reserve, an area of international importance for wildlife, and a roosting site for huge numbers of wading birds and wildfowl that winter on the estuary. The Nature Reserve is also home to more than 450 species of flowering plants including the rare Warren or Sand Crocus. Guided tours around the Reserve are available in the summer season. The beach at Dawlish Warren is a sandy Blue Flag beach backed by sand dunes and small lakes and stretches for miles to reach the Exe Estuary in one direction and Dawlish town in the other. A safe beach, lifeguarded in summer, provides a perfect place for seaside fun, and has many free, open-air events, children's entertainers and spectacular firework and air displays during the summer season. Dawlish Warren has a railway station on the Exeter to Newton Abbot line, one of the most scenic railway journeys in the country. Nearby there is much to occupy the visitor along the English Riviera coastline including Paignton Zoo, the Dartmouth Steam Railway, the picturesque fishing harbour of Brixham and the long pier and promenade at Teignmouth. A typically English seaside resort, great for family holidays at any time of year.
Note: Babies and children from 2 to 18 years not allowed.
Note: Reduced rent available for just 2 + cot (excluding school holidays)
Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £20.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.