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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 - 4 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:
8 March, 2017

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 East Devon

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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Metres
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
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
28 Dec 2016 - 12 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring/Summer 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
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.
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