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Uninterrupted Sea Views Of This Fabulous South Devon Coastline

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Quiet Front Line 3 Bedroom Cottage On The Beach & Within 5 Mins Walk Of Town

Sea views do not come much better than this. A great opportunity to holiday in a former coastguard cottage located in a tucked away setting, whist still enjoying easy access to the town's amenities and transport links. With spectacular and far reaching sea views across Dawlish beach out towards both Lyme bay and Torbay, the cottage is arranged over two floors and comprises kitchen, lounge, dining area, a master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms, all with double beds. With front and rear gardens there is also a handy storeroom where beach gear and bikes can be kept. And unique to most holiday properties we provide both BT Sport and all SKY Sports channels to the living room.

The house sits 10 metres down from the Exeter Road, so there is no road noise and no parking within a 2-3 minute walk of the property. The house also sits 10 metres above the sea wall and so affords fantastic views whilst being protected from the big sea storms that can hit from time to time; the cottages have never been flooded in their history.

For those of a nervous disposition, the wall to the terrace garden has a 10 metre drop on the sea side down to the railway line, so toddlers, children, teenagers and irresponsible adults need to be both watched and aware.

However, all that being noted we guarantee these views will captivate you as they have, and still do, for us.

More Details

Peter French
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018

About Peter French

Peter owns a design firm in London, and his wife Shelagh is a professional artist to MA level; their experience and taste has been imposed onto this house for the benefit of everyone including themselves (when they get the chance to stay at the property themselves). They have three teenage daughters, and the whole family love the unique variety this area has to offer.

Peter French purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Peter French chose Dawlish

I first went through Dawlish by train with my Dad in the late 70s and just fell in love with it. I have always wanted a seaside getaway, quiet but central and front-line; Dawlish and this house just ticks all the boxes for us. Picturesque town, thriving high street, clean beaches, wonderful walks and just endless things to do both at sea and inland. And as a regular user of Home Away, we know what the holiday maker wants. Taste, cleanliness, thoughtful design and great value. We are confident you will fall in love with this house and its location, and we want you to experience the wonder we still experience every time we go there.

What makes this cottage unique

We waited around 3 years for the right property to come up. It had to be the right size, the right location and have the right outlook. This has it all, and whether its the middle of winter with a sea storm in full force, or the height of summer with tranquil sea breezes and soft waves lapping the Devonian red sand, this cottage will ensure you fall in love with everything inside and outside of the doorstep.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    WC - Toilet , Out the front of the house within an enclosed dry store
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Freeview TV
  • All bedrooms have wardrobes. Bedrooms 1 & 2 enjoy superb 180 degree views from Exmouth around to Lyme Bay
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Uninterrupted Sea Views Of This Fabulous South Devon Coastline
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Lovely location. Fabulous views.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Everything you would need to enjoy your stay. Access is tricky but this was explained pre booking.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property great view highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was there bt sports was a big plus

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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San Miguel de Salinas

A very comfortable cottage right by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage with spacious living area and well equipped kitchen area as well as a terrace overlooking the sea.The bedrooms are not large but are very comfortable,and there is a good sized bathroom with efficient shower.Everything we could possibly need seemed to be provided for,and the housekeeper had kindly left supplies of tea,coffee,milk and sugar.There was even a hair dryer.The access was a little difficult but we had been warned of this and planned accordingly. We found a good place to park every day without any problem.The location is also excellent just 5-10 minutes' walk from the town centre and just a couple of minutes from the sea.Overall an excellent break,we only stayed 4 nights but would have loved to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday! Cottage was beautiful with stunning views. Peter & Jo were both extremely helpful and we would love to return again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb property and views

  • 5 of 5

It was so hot we just sat and did little in what was a beautifully designed and equipped cottage. Fantastic relaxing views, quiet - we are used to trains - and relaxing. You take pot luck with neighbours in rented house next door but the owners along the terrace of cottages are all friendly. Owner and housekeeper exceptional in offering help if needed.

Parking was easier as the week progressed but the owner had warned us of this slight issue.

The sea was calm so would love to see it in a different mood in the autumn.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely property with beautiful views from the patio.

  • 4 of 5

Very well equipped and in good order. We enjoyed the large living area. Prior to our stay, the communication with the owner and house keeper was efficient and welcoming. We enjoyed being close to the centre of the town and made full use of the easy access to public transport. We used a car only once all week.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Several in Dawlish
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
At Starcross
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Several in Dawlish
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Walk east along the sea wall to Starcross and take a boat to Exmouth. Or walk west along the sea wall to Teignmouth marina. Hire a boat and go sailing or fishing. Take a train to Exeter or Plymouth and go shopping. Visit Dawlish Warren nature reserve just 1km east. Go inland 8 miles onto Dartmoor. Or just watch the various steam trains that prevail in the summer months, the Dawlish Air Show in August each year or the twinkling boats and stars at night from your own private patio.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance payment plus £150 security deposit is due 8 weeks before your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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