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Unique Apartment Above Beach on Dawlish Sea Wall

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There's a great view from the south-facing patio

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Babbacombe apartment description

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

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 62 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            small, well-behaved dogs welcome...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Lounge

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          • 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). ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Towels are provided, beach towels are available on request

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • MP3 Dock
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Toys

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Library
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Beachcombing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Resort

              sports and adventure activities

              • Surf Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Local Maps
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Blender
                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Stove:

                    4 rings, induction powered ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen

                  Outside

                  • Gated Community
                  • Patio
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Binoculars
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio terrace overlooking the railway with a good view over Lyme Bay....moreless

                  property descriptor

                      • Semi-Detached
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer 2014
                      May 30 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £95 £100
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £643
                      Autumn 2014
                      Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £75 £85
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £510
                      Christmas 2014
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £120
                      New Year 2014
                      Dec 27 - Jan 1, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £120
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      £70 £75
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £500

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee £5
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      These rates apply until 31 December 2014. No bookings can be accepted for 2015 and beyond.

                      For bank transfers, our details are as follows:

                      Virgin OneAccount

                      Account holders: David Denton & Sarah Evans

                      Sort code 16 60 51

                      Account number 12571069


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Exeter
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Plymouth
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Train
                      Dawlish
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      M5
                      15 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Dawlish beach, within metres
                      300 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      in Dawlish
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Plymouth
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      at Starcross
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Dawlish

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Short walk along sea wall to further stunning beaches and amenities (including go-karts) at Dawlish Warren.

                      Blue flag beach at Dawlish Warren, local dog friendly beach and numerous sandy beaches and coves to explore nearby.

                      Fantastic base for seeing Devon. Regular buses to Teignmouth, Torquay and Exeter with university city amenities; cathedral, high street shops, art cinema and quayside.

                      Dartmoor is close by, a beautiful 20-30 minute drive, for rural walks and climbing, and is readily accessible via ferry from Totnes or steam train from Paignton.

                      Golf: There is a golf course at Dawlish Warren. A second public golf course is available at Starcross.

                      Ski: Artificial slope in Plymouth

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: This is our home by the seaside, which we rent out while we're not living there ourselves.

                      Why the Owner Chose Babbacombe:
                      Its right by the beach, with the added pleasure of passing trains (sometimes steam-hauled) and easy access to the South Devon countryside.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      * the constant sound of the sea * a private hide-away


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • There's a great view from the south-facing patio

                        There's a great view from the south-facing patio

                      • Modern kitchen - granite tops, induction hob, etc

                        Modern kitchen - granite tops, induction hob, etc

                      • Great view of the sea from the sofa

                        Great view of the sea from the sofa

                      • Bedroom 1  - a double, with Jack&Jill en suite

                        Bedroom 1 - a double, with Jack&Jill en suite

                      • Main bathroom (one of two), off bedroom 1

                        Main bathroom (one of two), off bedroom 1

                      • . . . the trains are now running . . .

                        . . . the trains are now running . . .

                      • In April, Sir Nigel Gresley was the first steam loco after the seawall repairs

                        In April, Sir Nigel Gresley was the first steam loco after the seawall repairs

                      • . . and plenty of fish!

                        . . and plenty of fish!

                      • Mid-summer dawn seen from the Watch House

                        Mid-summer dawn seen from the Watch House

                      • Parson & Clerk rocks - and wing-walkers! The Dawlish Air Show comes every August

                        Parson & Clerk rocks - and wing-walkers! The Dawlish Air Show comes every August

                      • Night view - ships' decklights on the horizon

                        Night view - ships' decklights on the horizon

                      • Overlooks the beach and sea wall railway

                        Overlooks the beach and sea wall railway

                      • Dining table for six

                        Dining table for six

                      • Bedroom 2 made up as 2x singles, note the ensuite

                        Bedroom 2 made up as 2x singles, note the ensuite

                      • Bedroom 2 (made up as double), with ensuite

                        Bedroom 2 (made up as double), with ensuite

                      • Its not always fine, but certainly interesting . . .

                        Its not always fine, but certainly interesting . . .

                      • The seawall towards Dawlish Warren is currently off limits due to repair work

                        The seawall towards Dawlish Warren is currently off limits due to repair work

                      • Sea fishing is popular in Dawlish

                        Sea fishing is popular in Dawlish

                      • Safe sea swimming nearby

                        Safe sea swimming nearby

                      • 'Tornado' passing back to Exeter, right next to the patio

                        'Tornado' passing back to Exeter, right next to the patio

                      • Big skies and plenty of room to walk the dog

                        Big skies and plenty of room to walk the dog

                      • There's a long history - here's the Watch House in 1910

                        There's a long history - here's the Watch House in 1910

                      £70 - £120 per night (GBP)
                      16

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 08/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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