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 regarding entertainment/activities and lots of 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.