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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: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 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

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 62 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            small, well-behaved dogs welcome...moreless

          • 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

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

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Coin Laundry
              • Library
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Resort

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

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

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Mini Refrigerator
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                4 rings, induction powered ...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Gated Community
              • Patio
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck

              Property Descriptor

                  • Semi-Detached
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  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
                  Winter 2015
                  Jan 2 - Feb 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £75 £85
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £510
                  Half Term
                  Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £80 £85
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £525
                  Winter 2015
                  Feb 21 - Mar 26, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £75 £85
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £510
                  Easter 2015
                  Mar 27 - Apr 10, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £100
                  £600
                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 11 - May 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £80 £90
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £525
                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £100 £150
                  Fri, Sat
                  £700
                  Autumn 2015
                  Oct 1 - Oct 23, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £80 £90
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £525
                  Half Term
                  Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £85 £100
                  Fri, Sat
                  £550
                  Winter 2015
                  Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £75 £85
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £500
                  Christmas 2015
                  Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  £125
                  New Year 2015
                  Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016
                  4 night min stay
                  £125
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  £75 £80
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee £5
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  These rates apply until 31 December 2015. No bookings can be accepted for 2016 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: 12/16/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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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

                  £75 - £150 per night (GBP)
                  16

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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