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
A well located and well equipped character cottage in the centre of the village.
Janet and Peter Hardy
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Nov 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Great little house in a lovely village.
We were very happy with the cottage which was brilliantly situated for the pubs and railway station. We didn't use the car at all - just hopped on the train.
Cottage was very comfortable for the two of us and well equipped.
The Swan pub opposite served good food - huge portions! and the Redwing up the road was really good.
Thanks for a great stay.
Compact but had everything we needed for a great holiday.
Ideal for 2 people albeit there are two bedrooms. Kitchen is very small and table can only seat two. Host was extremely welcoming and informative about the area. We absolutely loved Lympstone and can't wait to return.
Beautiful little cottage.
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 😊�
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Really lovely cottage. cosy and everything we needed. would very highly recommend
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.