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24 The Strand

Topsham, Devon
Sleeps 5Bedrooms 3Bathrooms 1Pets not allowed WiFi
Quality in tourism grade - 3 Star Orange
Assessors Comment:

24 The Strand is a well-located terraced property situated in an ideal location to enjoy all the local amenities and estuary views. The property has maintained its character and history and benefits from having an enclosed courtyard area to the rear of the property.

Quality in tourism logo

Exceeds guests minimum requirements

A good level of quality & facilities

Consistently high levels of quality & facilities

Exceptional quality throughout

Orange - Standard level of quality within their star rating

Silver - Superior level of quality within their star rating

Gold - Supreme level of quality within their star rating

Changeover: FridayProperty Reference Number: 472WP-3987 / API-13120


The property has cob walls and together with number 23, the cottages are thought to be the oldest in Topsham. Many of the original features and character of this unique property have been retained which means some low doorways and beams on the ground floor so those taller than around 5'8'' will need to watch their heads in places! Light and bright with lots of interesting character features, this holiday house provides an excellent base to enjoy Topsham and the local area. Positioned on one of the most prestigious roads, the cottage is full of history and enjoys an ideal location in the heart of the town, next to the Topsham museum and just across from the River Exe.

The ground floor has a cosy sitting room with two-seater sofa and additional armchairs. A large bay window floods the room with light, as well as offering great opportunities to people watch.

Along the hallway is the well-equipped kitchen with a traditional AGA at the heart of the room (a copy of Mary Berry's AGA cookbook is provided), although there is an additional gas hob and small convection/microwave oven for those who'd prefer.

The kitchen leads to the dining room which is a fabulous room with large dining table and chairs for six. Guests are asked to mind their heads here with low beams that range from 177cm to 180cm in head height, but fine of course for sitting down and enjoying a sociable evening together.

A door leads from the dining room to the small private courtyard garden with high walls - a real sun trap to enjoy an evening glass of wine. There is also a communal lawn area in front of the property, shown in the photos.

The upstairs is accessed via the hidden stairway from the kitchen to an open and airy space.

The spacious master bedroom has a King-sized bed and views of the River. This delightful room is full of light and has plenty of space for storage and armchairs to relax.

The second bedroom also has a King-sized bed.

The third bedroom has a small double suitable for single occupancy or for two children.

 All are decorated in calm, tranquil colours that reflect the riverside location and make the most of the history and charm of a property of this nature.

The bathroom is also upstairs with a W.C, sink and shower over the bath.

Parking: There is no reserved parking with this property although spaces are available along The Strand or the nearest pay and display carparks being The Quay and Holman Way.

Topsham is a delightful town on the banks of the Exe Estuary within easy distance of the coastal towns of Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. The  Cathedral city of Exeter is also a short drive away. Topsham is served by a regular rail link from Exeter to Exmouth, just a short walk from the property, ideal for those wishing to use public transport. Topsham has a wealth of high-quality shops, inns and restaurants offering varied cuisine, not to mention the Saturday farmers market.  Michael Caines retaurants at  Lympstone Manor and  Mickeys are a short drive away. Topsham boasts an outdoor swimming pool, bowling club, sailing club and delightful walks and cycle path along the Exe Estuary trail ideal for bird watching. There are a range of nearby activities from watersports to days out at  Bicton Gardens,  Crealy Adventure Park and  The Donkey Sanctuary




Facts & Features

Property Type
  • House
  • Accessibility guide available
Kitchen Facilities
  • Cooker & Hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/ freezer
  • Aga
  • Internet
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Sea Views
  • Central Heating
  • Bathroom Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bed Linen
  • King Size Bed Available
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Walking Distance to Supermarket
  • Walking Distance to Town Centre
  • Walking Distance to Pub
Child amenities
  • High Chair
  • Stair Gate
Quality In Tourism Grading
  • 3 Star Orange
Clean, Safe & Legal
  • Clean, Safe & Legal


Travel information to Devon

By car: Exmouth: From the M5 motorway exit at Exeter follow the signs down the dual carriageway to Exmouth. This leads on the A376 road down into Exmouth. Topsham: From the M5 motorway exit at Exeter follow the signs down the dual carriageway to Exmouth & turn off at the roundabout for Topsham.

By bus: Exmouth & Topsham: From Exeter take route number 57 to Exmouth & Topsham. Approximately 1 hour.

By train: Exmouth has a central train station with good connections. Topsham has a small train station that has a direct line to Exmouth & Exeter with good connections.

By plane: The closest airport is Exeter International. Approximately 20 minutes.

Local taxi companies: Apple Taxis & River Cabs  




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Mrs Jules Darsley

The cottage had everything three adults needed, could be a bit of a squeeze for more than four adults as the third bedroom is tiny. The one bathroom was fine for us, as were the low ceilings. Good quality linens, towels and good powerful hot shower. Sitting room comfortable, kitchen so well equipped, dining room excellent as was the outside area. This is quite a plain cottage but it suited us, it felt real and not hyper staged as so many holiday places are these days! Excellent location opposite the river and close to all amenities.
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