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Holiday Home in Central Exmouth Grade 2 listed character property, very charming

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroomed character property with garden and parking in central Exmouth

Laurel Cottage is situated on Bicton Street which contains many listed Georgian properties. The town of Exmouth has been resort since the 18th century when it was a fashionable place to visit for many famous figures including Lady Nelson who is buried locally , and the estranged wife of Lord Byron. It's hey-day was in the 1950s and 60s before the advent of affordable foreign travel and there is still that nostalgic feel to Exmouth which is much appreciated by families taking holidays here. There is a fabulous 2 mile long sandy beach and Exmouth is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The town has got quite a reputation now for its restaurants, (many which are within walking distance of Laurel Cottage) Mitch Tonks recently opened a new branch of Rockfish on the sea front and Michael Caines has opened has a luxury hotel with Fine Dining in nearby Lympstone plus there is the fantastic River Cafe which is situated out of the river and is accessible water taxi from the Marina. There is plenty of information left for you in the house re entertainment/activities and if you look at our website the site contains lots of info on leisure activities in Exmouth and the surrounding area.

The house itself has 3 bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, one double bed and one with twin beds. There is a bath and shower (not separate) . There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor and the twin room is on the top floor. It is not really suitable for people with mobility problems or very small toddler children. There is a good-size patio garden which gets sun all day long. There is a large table for dining outside which seats 6 and rear access to the lane where we have private parking for a small to medium sized car. If you have a larger car then there is plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and there are close by car parks offering 24 hr parking at very reasonable cost. The living room and dining room are on the ground floor with access to the garden through double doors to a smaller patio with table and 2 chairs. The kitchen also opens on to the garden and patio. The washing machine and tumble dryer are in the garden room along with a large Microwave/Oven. We have free wifi and the large flat screen television has Freeview plus there is a dvd player/ dvds , books and games. There is a charming small theatre in Bicton Street which has frequent productions. The cinema and shops (Greengrocer, FishMonger, Butcher, WHS, small Tesco and large Co-Op,Boots the chemist, Marks and Spencer Food-Hall) are all within walking distance and a large Tesco and Lidl are a short drive from the house. The station which has frequent trains to Exeter on the scenic Avocet line is also within walking distance. There is a weekly farmers market in The Strand (central Exmouth), Exmouth has a promenade that stretches along the entire length of the beach and there are numerous cafes, pubs and entertainment venues including a 10 pin bowling alley and The Pavilion Theatre .Leisure facilities on offer include the following:

Fishing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Kite-boarding, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Water Ski-ing, Cycling The River Exe Trail, Bird-Watching and walking the South West Coastal Path. To sum up Exmouth is a most charming, vibrant and attractive Seaside Resort, many families come back year after year.

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Laura Farrant
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Laura Farrant

Hi - My name is Laura and I manage the renting of Laurel Cottage on behalf of my daughter and her family who are currently living abroad for the next few years.

I live in the next street with my husband who is an Artist, 3 cats and 2 dogs! We love living in Exmouth, my husband spent all his childhood holidays here staying with his uncle who was a well-known Exmouth boat-builder so we moved here so he can sail his boat and paint the beach scenes for which is has become renowned.

Our daughter and her husband are not able to get over to UK for as long as they would like so we are letting the house for other families to enjoy.

Laura Farrant purchased this house in 2013

Why Laura Farrant chose Exmouth

The house itself is really attractive, my daughter has spent a lot of time and money renovating to make it a comfortable, family holiday home. It really has a 'coastal feel' . The location in the centre of the town is brilliant - you can walk everywhere, be it to shops, the beach or the station. You don't need to use a car at all.

What makes this house unique

I just love period buildings and Bicton Street where the house is , has so many. All the houses used to be shops and no 22 was lived in by Lace-makers. We also like the Bicton Inn, at the bottom of Bicton Street, which is a Freehouse , they don't serve food but there is regular musical entertainment, Folk Singers, Blues, The Shelly Beach Boys, Classical Music - its a great pub to have on your door-step.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Exmouth in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 7 days rentals start on a Saturday The property must be left in a clean and acceptable condition Pets must be kept downstairs and not left alone
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Faces the front, gets afternoon, evening sun
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Faces garden at the back of the house gets Morning sun
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Top floor facing the front
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Holiday Home in Central Exmouth Grade 2 listed character property, very charming
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

This house was lovely and such great character! Very clean, and beautifully updated. Easy access to the beach and Exmouth town centre. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Laurel Cottage and especially pleased that enjoyed all that Exmouth has to offer
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Exmouth to Dawlish
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
East Devon Golf Club Budleigh Salterton
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Exmouth to Exeter and beyond
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Bicton Park Botanical Garden

Crealy Adventure Park

World of Country Life

Woodbury Common

Darts Farm Village Topsham (voted best Farm Shop in UK 2016)

Escot Gardens, Maze and Forest Adventure

EXETER!! Such a great city, fab shopping, museums, history, restaurants, catacombs! Roman Walls


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30
Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £100

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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