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24 The Strand

Topsham, Devon
Sleeps 5Bedrooms 3Bathrooms 1Pets not allowed WiFi
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Changeover: FridayProperty Reference Number: 472WP-3987 / API-13120

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Get 20% off a 7 night stay
between 08/10/2021 & 22/10/2021

Overview

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, whilst the third 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. 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.

 

 

 

 

Facts & Features

Property Type
  • House
  • Accessibility guide available
Kitchen Facilities
  • Cooker & Hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/ freezer
  • Aga
Entertainment
  • Internet
  • DVD Player
Amenities
  • Washing Machine
  • Sea Views
  • Central Heating
  • Bathroom Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bed Linen
  • King Size Bed Available
Distances
  • Walking Distance to Supermarket
  • Walking Distance to Town Centre
  • Walking Distance to Pub
Child amenities
  • High Chair
  • Stair Gate

Location

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  

 

 

Availability

September 2021
October 2021
November 2021
December 2021
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Reviews

Mrs Victoria Gerber

The accommodation was amazing, a 16th century cottage in Topsham. It was perfectly prepped for our arrival and we couldn't recommend it more highly. It was clean and well maintained, fully equipped and so much more spacious than we anticipated. As said in the descriptions of the property, some beams are extremely low, so guests need to be careful. Again noted in the description, so no complaint, but guests can only park near the property during the evening / night / early morning time. Permits prevent from parking there during the day and cars need to be moved to nearby car park (~ 5 minute walk towards Topsham train station). Parking is relatively cheap and can be easily maintained / extended through a parking app as indicated on the meters. Recommendations for 24 The Strand (by no means do these let down the property though): - Spruce up the little back garden with some decking and new furniture - Arrange for guest's parking permits during their stay - Replace hallway lamp from dangling to ceiling lamp (bumped head on that a few times :D) Topsham was amazing, we really loved it. Our favourite places by far were The Galley Restaurant, The Globe, No 3 Gin Bar and the Chinese Takeaway was brilliant too. The little cycling shop offers bike hire which was brilliant and we would highly recommend to anyone to ditch the car for the day and ride a bike along the Exe Estuary Trail down to Exmouth. We also went on a fishing trip with Stuart Line Cruises from Exmouth. The trip was very well organised and the skippers were great and super helpful. Just beware though: Our trip was quite choppy early morning and half the boat was sea sick.
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