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Estuary View


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Outside rear patio area

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

'Estuary View' is located in the middle of a quiet and picturesque village set on the top of a hill overlooking the river Exe and Jurasic coastline beyond. The nearest local shops are a 4 minute car journey / 15 minute walk at Starcross plus a Sainsbury's Supermarket . Within walking distance two very snug pubs which have real fires in winter, outdoor seating with countryside and waterfront views and serve a variety of menus including fresh local sea foods.

The nearest town is Dawlish which is a 10 minute drive or you can walk / cycle (2 bikes available at no charge) via the coast path. Alternatively there is a very frequent bus and train service which covers Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay and beyond. The nearest beach is at Dawlish Warren which is a 4 minute car journey or use the recently opened walkway / cycle path. Variety of other good beaches at Exmouth via the local ferry (April to October) plus many others further along the coast.

There are plenty of walking, cycling trails, beaches and National Trust properties to explore throughout the area.

Please note that although the above banner reads 4 guests the apartment is only suitable (1 double bed and a sofa bed in the open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area) for a maximum of 2 adults with 1 or 2 children.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dawlish Warren 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 20 km, Nearest railway: Starcross 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The open plan kitchen, lounge, dining area is modern, spacious (15' x 13') with stunning estuary and sea views from all angles. The room contains a 32'' Freeview flat screen TV, dining table with four chairs, a recliner chair and a three seat sofa. There is also a refrigerator and a fully fitted kitchen. Outside there are 2 patio areas. The rear one has garden furniture, two loungers and a barbecue. The bedroom incorporates a comfortable king Size bed with memory foam mattress, a closet and bedside cabinets for additional storage.

The en suite bathroom has a shower, toilet and basin but no bath. Please note also that smoking is not allowed inside or outside and the property is adjoining the main house.

Further details outdoors

The village of Cockwood is approximately 10 miles south of exit 30 on the M5. There is a facility to hire bicycles at a shop nearby to explore the many cycle trails.

Further details

Please note that no pets or smoking is allowed on or near the property.

The West Country region

Nearby sporting activities include numerous cycle trails, 2 sailing schools, coastal / inland walking trails, 3 golf courses, fishing, water skiing, kite surfing, tennis courts,and horse riding. There are a number of National Trust properties and gardens to explore. plus various scenic boat trips from from nearby Starcross, Dawlish and Exmouth. Further afield there are Steam Railway trips and scenic River Dart cruises to and from Dartmouth,Totnes, Paignton and Ashburton. Nearby, the historic city of Exeter is an interesting place to explore including an abundance of stylish shops, bars and restaurants. On the other side of the estuary the delights of Topsham, Lympstone and Exmouth will not disappoint.


Cockwood is a small pretty village conveniently tucked away off the main Starcross to Dawlish road approximately 10 miles south of Exeter. It's two main features is a small picturesque harbour and the views of the Exe Estuary and the sea beyond. For beach lovers, the nearest is Dawlish Warren which also has plenty of entertainment to keep the children happy. With good road, rail and bus services the location is an excellent base to explore many nearby attractions listed above or the whole of Devon including Dartmoor, the South Hams and beyond. If you just want to chill out the property is a very quiet, relaxing place to 'unwind' . . you will love it.

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Review 1-10 of 11

17 Aug 2014


"Great Holiday"

We had a lovely break, all was clean and ready for our arrival.The let was modern and well equipt with beautiful views over the estuary. As advertised ideal for a couple, but workable for the three of… More

5 Aug 2014


"An enjoyable break"

We had a nice break, all was clean and ready for our arrival and we were given a comprehensive overview.The let was modern and well equipped, although the fridge was a little noisy at night when we us… More

18 Jan 2014


"lovely views"

We stayed after Christmas this year, the view from the lounge was lovely and the studio was clean but we did feel very UN welcome ..the bedding was tired smelt stale and scruffed up. The instructions were basic and those for using equipment very hard to find. No washing machine in the studio you had to ask to use owner, but he was not the welcoming type so we felt unable too, some basic cleaning things cloths, the bathroom is miniscule and dangerous I cannot believe anyone would make one so small it could be dangerous if someone fell in there. Parking and driving in not easy. This is a tiny little place very basic there were no welcome touches. Sad because position wise this could have been a good place. Building work early in the morning with grumpy builder who blocked our car in and then was most unhelpful.

These comments have been taken on board but feel that it is up to the individual to mention these things during their stay so things can be rectified immediately. Together with a welcome booklet all guests are provided with an overview in which I explain all aspects of the apartment and the surroundings. From other reviews you will see that most guests are very happy with their stay, so please wherever you decide to stay if something is not right always inform the owner immediately.

9 Oct 2013


"Don't believe everything in the advert. Read on for an honest review."

We stayed for 5 nights in early September. The property is very modern and mostly as the advert describes. The views out the back were amazing and there was a nice patio and garden. We took the near… More

These negative comments are totally unfounded and in part malicious. To imply that some or all the reviews are bogus let me give assurance to anyone who is considering a stay that each one can be verified and were made by legitimate guests.

1. Adjoining house to the apartment . . this is clearly mentioned on the label heading 'Property details'.
2. Cycle helmets . . . there is no mention that these items are available on the website and no mention of a request on any of the threads of emails. Note that I was able to supply one but not two and the pedal was fixed the same evening as it happened.
3. Washing machine . . this facility is available and could have been used at any time apart from the 3 days I was away. Once again there was no mention of a request on any of the threads of emails. For short stays such as this the majority of guests never ask for this service.

31 May 2013


"wow wow wow"

We have holidayed in the dawlish area on 9 previous occasions,and without doubt estuary view is the jewel of all previous holiday accomadations,Clean,all mod cons,view outstanding,great baseRoger the … More

2 Nov 2012


"Great Location"

Just spent a delightful break. Would recommend it for a quiet, relaxing away from it all break. Everything was available to make it very comfortable. Would certainly recommend it.… More

2 Oct 2012


"Outstanding VIEWS"

A lovely apartment with stunning views out over the Exe Estuary, and Exmouth beyond. A grand base for exploring the South Devon Riviera. Parking right at the door, but a bit of steep walk from the level to the property if you happen to be on foot. A huge panoramic double glazed patio door dominates the apartment with access to the private patio area where you can sit for hours taking in the fantastic vista. A highly recommended apartment for two people.

10 Jun 2012


"Superb, fantastic views, very clean and comfortable accommodation."

We had a wonderful holiday, location was great for walking to train station, bus stops so we didnt have to use the car while we away. We walked easily to the 2 great pubs/restaurants on the harbour front. We enjoyed our stay even more by the warm welcome on arrival, the accommodation was exceptional the views from the window were stunning.. Thank you we are definitely recommending to family and friends and will be returning again.

7 Nov 2011


"About as good as it gets!"

My son and I stayed at this lovely apartment mid September 2011. The views from the living, dining room and patio are stunning of which the pictures do not do justice. The apartment was very functional, clean,tidy and particularly enjoyed the choice of eating outside or in. Although not an obvious choice the location turned out to be an excellent base to explore this very scenic part of the world.

7 Nov 2011


"A great apartment"

Everything was as described or even better! It's a good apartment for all seasons.

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Calendar last updated:13 Oct 2014

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