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Directly above Dawlish Town Beach and on the coast path. Getaway and listen to the waves all day, or explore Devon - Dartmoor, Exeter and Totnes all nearby. Close to town centre.
Recently converted 2 bedroom apartment, attached to Victorian Watch House, with sunny, open plan living area with fabulous outlook onto beach and sea. Patio views to Exmouth and Portland Bill and to the famous “Parson and Clerk” red cliffs and Brixham. Beautiful morning sunrise views. 'Delightful and magical'. 'Great retreat'.
Well equipped with ensuite bathroom and ensuite shower room, WiFi and FreeSat, washer-drier, bedding included, pets welcome (additional fee applies). Not suitable for those with limited mobility (steep access with steps ). Quiet bedrooms.
No vehicle access, so short walk from on-road car parking. Directly above end of Dawlish station platform
There are regular buses to Exeter, for city centre sight-seeing and shopping, with its lovely traditional Cathedral, a newly developed Quayside and many shops and restaurants, theatre, arts cinema, etc.
As well as the ferry from Starcross to Exmouth, there is a round-the-bay boat trip from the pier at Dawlish which runs throughout the day during the summer.
Access: Access from the Exeter Road is a steep public path with one section of steps, around 30 metres.
The path is for public access to the beach as well as for the Watch House & Coastguard Cottages. You may have a short walk to find the car parking space, and a 5-10 minute walk to the High Street shops.
Arriving by car on a summer Saturdays - approach Dawlish from Teignmouth, rather than Exeter, as the road through Starcross is very narrow and there may be delays.
Shopping and Eating: Dawlish is a thriving town with plenty of cafes, bars and wine bars, and good shops for daily shopping, snacks and baked goods. Try Gays Creamery on the Lawns (with the famous black swans), and Deli Delicious, where fish fresh from Brixham can be ordered. All are within 5-10 minutes walk.
There are family-style pubs on Marine Parade and a short walk away, Smugglers Inn at Holcombe along the coast path to the West (~30 minute walk) and at Dawlish Warren to the East (15-20 minutes walk).
Walkers can try Cockwood, just beyond Dawlish Warren, where there are two fine pubs for dining.
For a recent holiday experience of Dawlish please see this item in 'This is Bristol': http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Regency-charm-coast/story-14994272-detail/story.html
More about the Torbay Express here: http://youtu.be/bTkvxO3G3ks
Details of the Coastguards location can be seen here: http://www.dawlishcommunitytrust.org.uk/bruneltrail/CoastGuards.pdf
Bedrooms are quiet and at the back of the property, so the trains do not disturb you here. (Trains finish running between 10 and 11pm and there is an early train Mon-Fri at around 5.30am).
The master bedroom has access to the 'Jack and Jill' bathroom, which has access from the hall also. The second bedroom has its own ensuite shower room.
The single beds in the second bedroom are 30' wide and 72' long, and at 2ft 6ins (slightly narrower than usual).
Towels are provided, beach towels are available on request
The south-facing patio is stunning, with room for all to sit and watch the beach & sea and enjoy the sun. On the patio, and in the sitting room and kitchen with the patio doors open, you can see and hear the soothing sound of the waves, nothing beats it!!
At high tide during Spring tides, the sea comes right up to the sea wall, so the beach then is available an hour or two before or after high tide. The beach below the apartment is generally sandy, but at times a top layer of stones is brought over by the waves. Dogs are allowed on the beach here even in summer. There is sea fishing from a nearby stone quay.
Car parking is on the nearby roads. It is possible to stop for a short while only at the top of the path on the Exeter Road, where the pavement widens, for unloading. On-street parking is available up the side roads, uphill but a short distance!...moreless
Spring 2015 Apr 11 - May 30, 2015 3 night min stay
£90 Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer 2015 Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015 3 night min stay
£150 Fri, Sat
Autumn 2015 Oct 1 - Oct 23, 2015 3 night min stay
£90 Fri, Sat, Sun
Half Term Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
£100 Fri, Sat
Winter 2015 Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
£85 Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas 2015 Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2015 4 night min stay
New Year 2015 Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
£80 Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
These rates apply until 31 December 2015. No bookings can be accepted for 2016 and beyond.
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Account holders: David Denton & Sarah Evans
Sort code 16 60 51
Account number 12571069
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