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Take a break in the beautiful riverside village of Lympstone in East Devon.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A well located and well equipped character cottage in the centre of the village.

This two bedroom cottage is in the very heart of Lympstone close to the railway station linking Exmouth with Exeter. Compact and bijou is a good expression for this 200 year old cottage. There are three excellent pubs with a five minute walk all serving good food. The River Exe Cycle Route passes by the front of the cottage giving an excellent scenic link between the village and the neighbouring towns of Exmouth and Topsham. The cottage has two bedrooms, a double and two bunks. There's a fully fitted kitchen with washer drier. On the ground floor is a shower room and toilet. There is no outside space but the cottage is right in the heart of the village close to the picturesque harbour. Parking is available in the village car park where weekly tickets are available.

Janet and Peter Hardy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Janet and Peter Hardy

Pete and Jan are now both retired. Pete worked as a freelance journalist since 2000 and recently ran a green-living magazine for the South West. Previously he had worked on a number of regional newspapers in the Midlands and the South West. Jan retired as a secondary school teacher in 2010 and has been running a B&B at the couple's home in Lympstone where they have lived for 23 years.

Janet and Peter Hardy purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Janet and Peter Hardy chose Lympstone

This beautiful cottage is cosy and has an interesting history. Properties along the Strand in Lympstone were mostly shops before being converted into dwellings. It is thought that number 7 is over 200 years old and believed to have been either a store or coach house - possibly single storey before conversion to two storeys in the 19th century.

The cottage has been variously referred to as The Cheese House" reflecting its shape or "Lovers Nest" because it was often a first home for many newly wed couples.

It is believed the cottage had the first TV in Lympstone and that a large crowd gathered to watch the FA Cup Final in the late 1940s - peering through thick cigarette smoke.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage lies on the route of the River Exe Cyclepath linking Exmouth with Topsham. It has excellent transport links with the railway station across the road giving access to Exmouth and Exeter. Close by are three pubs serving excellent food.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lympstone in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The shower room has a toilet and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk Beds
  • Room 1 has a double bed and Room 2 has bunk beds sleeping two.
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(2 traveller reviews)

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Take a break in the beautiful riverside village of Lympstone in East Devon.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Leighton Buzzard

Beautiful little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cottage in the most perfect location. Very handy for the local pub (opposite) The walk to Topsham is fantastic, as is the walk to Exmouth.

Evenings sitting out watching the sun set are very special.

The owners of the cottage, Pete & Jan made the cottage welcoming.

Another visit is on the cards for the future.

Thank you 😊�

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Really lovely cottage. cosy and everything we needed. would very highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Metres
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles

Lympstone is on the banks of the River Exe estuary and offers cyclists and walkers the chance to view a beautiful part of the Devon coastline and countryside. The Exe Cycle Route runs past the cottage and the village has its own railway station linking Exmouth with the ancient city of Exeter.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lympstone, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 18 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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