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Unique apartment above beach on Dawlish sea wall

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 667 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, stunning sea views, close to beach and railway station

Directly above Dawlish Town Beach and on the coast path. Getaway and listen to the waves all day, or explore Devon - Dartmoor, Exeter and Totnes all nearby. Close to town centre.

Two bedroom apartment, attached to Victorian Watch House, with sunny, open plan living area with fabulous outlook onto beach and sea. Patio views to Exmouth and Portland Bill and to the famous “Parson and Clerk” red cliffs and Brixham. Beautiful morning sunrise views. 'Delightful and magical'. 'Great retreat'.

Well equipped with ensuite bathroom and ensuite shower room, WiFi and FreeSat, washer-drier, bedding included, pets welcome (additional fee applies). Not suitable for those with limited mobility (steep access with steps ). Quiet bedrooms.

No vehicle access, so short walk from on-road car parking. Directly above end of Dawlish station platform

There are regular buses to Exeter, for city centre sight-seeing and shopping, with its lovely traditional Cathedral, a newly developed Quayside and many shops and restaurants, theatre, arts cinema, etc.

As well as the ferry from Starcross to Exmouth, there is a round-the-bay boat trip from the pier at Dawlish which runs throughout the day during the summer.

Access: Access from the Exeter Road is a steep public path with one section of steps, around 30 metres.

The path is for public access to the beach as well as for the Watch House & Coastguard Cottages. You may have a short walk to find the car parking space, and a 5-10 minute walk to the High Street shops.

Arriving by car on a summer Saturdays - approach Dawlish from Teignmouth, rather than Exeter, as the road through Starcross is very narrow and there may be delays.

Shopping and Eating: Dawlish is a thriving town with plenty of cafes, bars and wine bars, and good shops for daily shopping, snacks and baked goods. Try Gays Creamery on the Lawns (with the famous black swans), and Deli Delicious, where fish fresh from Brixham can be ordered. All are within 5-10 minutes walk.

There are family-style pubs on Marine Parade and a short walk away, Smugglers Inn at Holcombe along the coast path to the West (~30 minute walk) and at Dawlish Warren to the East (15-20 minutes walk).

Walkers can try Cockwood, just beyond Dawlish Warren, where there are two fine pubs for dining.

For a recent holiday experience of Dawlish please see this item in 'This is Bristol': http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Regency-charm-coast/story-14994272-detail/story.html

More about the Torbay Express here:

http://youtu.be/bTkvxO3G3ks

Details of the Coastguards location can be seen here:

http://www.dawlishcommunitytrust.org.uk/bruneltrail/CoastGuards.pdf

More Details

Owner
David Denton + Sarah Evans
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About David Denton + Sarah Evans

This is our home by the seaside, which we rent out while we're not living there ourselves.

David Denton + Sarah Evans purchased this apartment in 2009

Why David Denton + Sarah Evans chose Dawlish

Its right by the beach, with the added pleasure of passing trains (sometimes steam-hauled) and easy access to the South Devon countryside.

What makes this apartment unique

* the constant sound of the sea

* a private hide-away

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a few days at your apartment. Wow ... it was brilliant and that view. I'm quite depressed already having just got back ! We have stayed in lots of places over the years and we would rate yours as outstanding - as a train fan sitting on that decking as people on the footbridge enviously tried to work out how on earth you got there was first class. We also enjoyed watching the engineers "at work!" Bless them, talk about how many men does it take to dig a hole etc but I'm sure they've worked hard. And I think it's the first time I've watched a security guard fishing ! Brilliant.

The comments in the visitors book speak for themselves. It was interesting to see in one of the books that it was previously a cafe. I commend you for your vision in transforming it. We do hope to return.

With best wishes
May 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
in Dawlish
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
at Starcross
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Dawlish
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Dawlish
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Dawlish beach, within metres
Car: not necessary

Short walk along sea wall to further stunning beaches and amenities (including go-karts) at Dawlish Warren.

Blue flag beach at Dawlish Warren, local dog friendly beach and numerous sandy beaches and coves to explore nearby.

Fantastic base for seeing Devon. Regular buses to Teignmouth, Torquay and Exeter with university city amenities; cathedral, high street shops, art cinema and quayside.

Dartmoor is close by, a beautiful 20-30 minute drive, for rural walks and climbing, and is readily accessible via ferry from Totnes or steam train from Paignton.

Golf: There is a golf course at Dawlish Warren. A second public golf course is available at Starcross.

Ski: Artificial slope in Plymouth

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dawlish in Teignbridge District

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 667 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are provided, beach towels are available on request
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms are quiet and at the back of the property, so the trains do not disturb you here. (Trains finish running between 10 and 11pm and there is an early train Mon-Fri at around 5.30am). The master bedroom has access to the 'Jack and Jill' bathroom, which has access from the hall also. The second bedroom has its own ensuite shower room. The single beds in the second bedroom are 30' wide and 72' long, and at 2ft 6ins (slightly narrower than usual).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The south-facing patio is stunning, with room for all to sit and watch the beach & sea and enjoy the sun. On the patio, and in the sitting room and kitchen with the patio doors open, you can see and hear the soothing sound of the waves, nothing beats it!! At high tide during Spring tides, the sea comes right up to the sea wall, so the beach then is available an hour or two before or after high tide. The beach below the apartment is generally sandy, but at times a top layer of stones is brought over by the waves. Dogs are allowed on the beach here even in summer. There is sea fishing from a nearby stone quay. Car parking is on the nearby roads. It is possible to stop for a short while only at the top of the path on the Exeter Road, where the pavement widens, for unloading. On-street parking is available up the side roads, uphill but a short distance!

Reviews

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Unique apartment above beach on Dawlish sea wall
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FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've just come back from a 2 week stay at the Watchouse, and to be honest we could have stayed for another 2 weeks! It's the most perfect place we've ever stayed at in the UK. A proper home from home in every way. The location is sublime with ever changing views which we never got tired of.The icing on the cake though, was we saw a pod of dolphins on 2 different days, absolutely amazing. we're already planning our next visit to this magical place and can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, we've not seen the dolphins - have you got any photos for the Facebook page? Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon!
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5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Love the sea views. Very comfortable apartment. Will stay again

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review Michael, and we look forward to seeing you again!
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5

The best holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the best ever. Very well equipped, clean and very homely, warm and cosy. We absolutely loved it and the veiws were breathtaking. Location was also spot on, we couldnt of asked for more. We were both devastated to have to come home. Would definately book again without hesitation. Thank you David and Sarah

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phew! Glad you both enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you before too long!
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5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

No 2 Watch house is amazing! The minute we walked through the front door we were bowled over by the wonderful views of the sea. The apartment is such a gem and we were so happy we chose to stay here. Thank you David & Sarah for giving us the opportunity to do so.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the property. It's just a perfect location- a couple of minutes walk into Dawlish, a stunning sea view and trains passing almost under the balcony- such a novelty factor for kids big and small! Very well kept property. As before the only thing that could be improved was the water pressure/consistency of temperature. But it was still fine for a quick shower. The owners are very attentive and a pleasure to deal with. We'll be back I have no doubt!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed your stay! Look forward to seeing you again, sorry about the 1840s water pressure!
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. well equipped. dream location. Will use again

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dawlish, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas - New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
From
£140
 
 
Winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£605
for 5 nights
From
£120
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

These rates apply until 31 December 2017. No bookings can be accepted for 2018.

For bank transfers, our details are as follows:
Virgin OneAccount
Account holders: David Denton & Sarah Evans
Sort code 16 60 51
Account number 12571069

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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