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Dunholme House

Teignmouth, Devon (Ref. 20681)

4.2

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

25 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful long weekend break."

    Very big property with plenty of space for a large family. They have thought of everything you could possibly need. Parking was not a problem,the car parks are a few minutes away and we didnt need the car once we unloaded outside as Teignmouth has lots to offer including the ferry to take you across to Shaldon. We stayed local and didnt use the cars for the whole weekend!There is free parking if you are fit enough to walk up to off road parking near the playing fields.The property is very comfortable and welcoming.Great value for money.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "Great family house for a Christmas get together, plenty of rooms to escape into!"

    ! A few niggles, extractor fan in kitchen doesn't work. Pod boiler pilot light blew out twice. Lounge TV a bit troublesome but nothing too major. Good facilities, clean, tidy, close to the town. We were sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by HilaryDec 2019

  • "The holiday was really good with the property being well located with the town only a few minutes walk."

    Although parking is an issue the car parks are very close. The property was comfortable and had everything that you needed for the stay, however, we did feel it wasn't as clean as it could be with the end of the season it might have just been a little tired. We would recommend this property for those with a family as it had an extra living room with entertainment for the kids.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2019

  • "After a traumatic 2018 a holiday was most definitely needed."

    So months of saving to provide this holiday for my three daughters and elderly mother our holiday dates had finally arrived. After a very long and tiring journey. All excited for our holiday and about the property we would be staying in. But the excitement didn’t stay for long. On arrival at the property first impressions weren’t good as recycling boxes overflowing and big bin full to the top. Then NO key in the lock box so couldn’t enter the property. Contacted owner who suggested we climb through the window. Luckily my children are of an age where this was possible as myself or my mother most certainly wouldn’t have been able to do this. Once my 9 year old had managed to get into the property and opened the door we where greeted with a very strong musty smell, bits all over the hall floor, very thick cobwebs and flies above the front door. Upon further investigation to look around our holiday home we found dirty washing in the washing machine, pots in the dishwasher. kitchen cupboards smelt mouldy. Dust on shelves, behind tv, on skirting boards and that was just the first floor. Going upstairs main bathroom shower screen rubber seal not the best and ornaments, pictures, hooks all dusty/dirty. Shower heads in en-suites where black/dirty. Tv in second lounge thick with dust. Wardrobes dusty, Not good at all especially when one of your children is asthmatic. Down the side of one of the beds was sweet wrappers and somebody else’s socks so definitely not cleaned. I could go and on with what we found. Luckily the weather was on my side if we would have had to spend any long periods of time in the property I would have requested Sykes to find us somewhere else to stay. Which is a shame as it’s a good size house, in a good location with plenty of books, games and films. But it is most definitely in need of some deep cleaning as feel only the bear minimum is being done.

    Reviewed by Catherine LauraJul 2019

  • "Very well equipped house in a great location."

    On a very quiet road. Only a short walk to the town and beach and train station, parking wasn't an issue as we parked up the hill outside the school which is only a 5 minute walk. The kids loved the games room. First visit to teignmouth, nice friendly town, we enjoyed swimming in the lido. And took the train to dawlish Warren.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2019

  • "This was our 2nd visit and we will be back again."

    Suits a large family as there is plenty of space and the town/beach is within walking distance. We had a lovely week

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2019

  • "Spacious and comfortable accommodation."

    Really good selection of DVDs,books and games. Paid £25 for weekly parking permit which was really good value as we could use it throughout Teignbridge. We stayed during Easter holidays and overnight parking was not an issue; however the nearest car park was always full during the day, possibly due to commuters using the station. For dog owners - there is a small paved yard - the nearest bit of grass for late night walks was near the station.

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2019

  • "It was a great base for visiting the rest of Devon and into Cornwall,also located near town and beach so didn't have to use the car for a couple of days which was extra relaxing!"

    It was great to have somewhere so dog friendly too. We all had a great time.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2018

  • "Enjoyed the holiday and very happy with the closeness of the beach."

    House old, but good, and nice and clean

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "Great family holiday home."

    Probably could do with stair gates at each flight of stairs.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2017

  • "A large comfortable house with all the facilities and furnishings as you would hope there to be."

    The location is excellent. Some clearer guidance on how to recycle would be helpful - we ended up taking stuff down to Waitrose.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2017

  • "We stayed here 12 months ago."

    The whole booking process with Sykes was seamless and easy we would highly reccommend them. The house it's self was everything we expected and more. Ideally located just a short walk from shops, cafes, restaurants and the beach. The house was comfortable, clean and the facilities for families were spot on. We went armed with toys, books etc to entertain a 3 year old and 1 year old and we didn't need any of it. Everything we needed was there. I am sure we will return at some point and we have already booked our next holiday for 2018 with Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2017

  • "It was really a home from home cottage."

    Everyone enjoyed their stay here. Lots of toys and games to keep the children happy. Would of liked a stair gate. It had plenty of towels and beds were made up. Overall an excellent place to stay.

    Mrs ThomsonOct 2016

  • "Teignmouth was a lovely, small resort."

    The house was lovely and the beach decorations were fun. The extra sitting room was excellent for the teenagers with plenty of games, CDs etc. There was lots of extra equipment in the kitchen if we had wanted to do more cooking. Lack of parking was not a problem as we could park in the road opposite. In fact, we have a lovely weekend break and I hope to go to both Teignmouth and stay at Dunholme House again.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2016

  • "The House is in a great location, with everything we needed and it felt really laid back, like a home from home."

    Reviewed by AlexJun 2015

  • "The property was amazingly equipped for 3 generations of our family."

    It was very spacious and perfect for 6 adults and 2 young children. We were able to park 3 cars close by and the town shops and beach are so close we didn't use any of the vehicles during our stay. The location is very quiet, we experienced no road noise at all. Thoroughly recommend Dunholme House for a relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by PenelopeJun 2015

  • "Dunholme House was a large and very well stocked property with a useful first floor play room."

    There were en-suites to both the double rooms and all the beds were made up on arrival.

    Reviewed by LindsayMay 2015

  • "A very comfortable house with lots of space, entertainment and games."

    In a great location for the town and the beach.

    Reviewed by LucyFeb 2015

  • "Short walk to the beach."

    Enough space for me and my family.

    Reviewed by MeinckeOct 2014

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Would come back!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2014

  • "The situation was excellent, being a 5-10 minute stroll to the beach."

    We loved Teignmouth, which we had not properly explored before. The furnishings were comfortable, but "lived-in", which made us feel relaxed, there was an excellent range of books, films and games and we were exceptionally lucky with the weather.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2014

  • "The cottage offered everything we needed to have a memorable holiday."

    Would recommend this cottage and hope to go back next year.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2014

  • "You could not wish for more for a family holiday, the house has it all."

    It is within walking disatnce of the sea, town, station, bus routes and Supermarkets.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2013

  • "Good location near to town centre and beach."

    Very well appointed property in every way. Sleeps 9 comfortably.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2013

  • "Excellent house."

    Great creature comforts that I wouldn't have expected (CD's/DVD's/Hi-Fi/Books). Plenty of room. Every kitchen utensil I could imagine. Perfect for self caterers.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2013

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The property

A three-storey detached house in a quiet residential street in the Devon coastal town of Teignmouth.

This family-sized Teignmouth cottage has been well-restored from its original Victorian style, to provide comfortable holiday accommodation with three bathrooms and four bedrooms.

The main sitting room on the ground floor of this Teignmouth cottage has an archway leading to the dining room, ideal for family suppers, and there is a second spacious sitting room on the first floor, ideal as a children's playroom, complete with wall-mounted TV.

It is a ten minute walk from this Teignmouth cottage to the traditional pier and seafront, and there are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants in this busy seaside town.

There are many family activities available from this Teignmouth cottage as well, including an outdoor swimming pool, skate park, adventure golf and two miles of sandy beaches.

Wander along the splendid promenade to the working port on the river side of town, and there will always be plenty of ships coming and going in this fast-flowing estuary current.

Looking across the River Teign you see the charming small Regency town of Shaldon, home to the Shaldon Wildlife Trust's breeding centre for rare mammals, and the well-known beach at Ness Cove, reached through a genuine smugglers' tunnel.

Along the coast from this Teignmouth cottage is the English Riviera, with its micro-climate, tall palm trees, well laid-out municipal gardens and large promenade, lined with ice cream shops and cafes.

Torquay is the birthplace of Agatha Christie and so there are plenty of historic reminders of the author; Torquay also provided the inspiration for the classic British comedy Fawlty Towers.

Paignton, which has a fabulous zoo and a steam train taking you to the River Dart, is another day's outing, along Torbay.

Families will find plenty of fun whilst staying at this lovely Teignmouth cottage.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room (seats 8)
  • Sitting room (seats 8)
  • First floor sitting room with fitted drop-down king-size double bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Load/unload outside property, parking in car park 5 mins walk away
  • Permit can be obtained at £20 per week for Teignmouth's public car parks
  • Small enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property accepts 8 adults and 1 child.

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

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About the location

TEIGNMOUTH

Dartmoor National Park 12 miles; Torbay 13 miles; Exeter 15 miles.

The historic, seaside town of Teignmouth is situated in South Devon on the mouth of the Teign estuary and boasts a working harbour, sandy beach, Victorian pier, sailing club, diving centre and sea activity centre. The seaward side of the town is known as ‘the Den’ and has elegant Georgian buildings, a large public area with lawns, play areas, tennis courts, a bowling green, and a miniature lighthouse. On the opposite side of Teignmouth are fishing boats and beach huts, plus views of the village of Shaldon and the hills of Dartmoor can be seen. Teignmouth also hosts folk and jazz festivals each year, whilst both the town and Shaldon hold annual carnivals and water regattas. If you decide to venture further afield, there is plenty to see and do close to Teignmouth including; the stunning Dartmoor National Park, the city of Exeter, plus the nearby harbour towns are well worth exploring.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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