On a quiet lane in Topsham, close to the shops, pubs and a slipway, a surprisingly spacious, second-floor apartment in a terrace of 18th cent. houses, possibly once warehouses. Split-level site, so almost ground level (4 steps up) front entrance. Lovely view from the other side, which fronts on to The Strand, over the quay and estuary to countryside beyond. Entrance to little hall; 5 steps up to comfortable living/dining room (TV/DVD) with the magnetic view that draws you to the window (window seat); compact kitchen (washing machine, microwave, fridge, electric cooker); two bedrooms – a double, and a twin (both with the view); bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Tumble drier in garage (parking for a small car). Convenient for Topsham's shops and restaurants and good cycle paths (cycle hire nearby).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Property is within 5 miles of a railway station|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3 star.
East Devon: that is Devon east of the river Exe and Exeter - Devon's capital with superb cathedral and much else attractive. Here is the most smiling of lush farmland and most dramatically hilly, the easiest to see from a car because the lanes are less narrow, the hedges less high. Domed hills rise abruptly and steeply, baize-green fields to crowns of woods or sentinel beech trees, half-way up farmsteads like a children's-book idyll. Woodbury Common is a small high moor with heather and Scots pine trees and fine newish golf course.
Exmouth is a resort with lots of sandy beach and boats. The Exe estuary is full of yachts and has one of Devon's prettiest villages, Lympstone, beside it. A shore of mainly pebbles keeps the area comparatively quiet, though the coast is attractive with white and red cliffs, pleasant, civilised towns like Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton and villages like Beer and Branscombe. Its inland villages tend to be pretty: Broadhembury is special - and the view from Hembury Hill (fort) is sensational. Hardly anyone seems to visit the lovely Blackdown Hills - big beech woods, smart fields with thoroughbred horses - on its northern border. You can have flying lessons at Dunkeswell aerodrome and there is an excellent (flat) cycle track, punctuated by pubs, from Exeter beside the Exe estuary to the sea. The whole east Devon coast is called a 'World Heritage Coastline'.
Topsham: old, interesting and attractive little town (good shops, antiques) beside the River Exe estuary, once Exeter's Roman/medieval port. On railway. Riverside walks, cycling, boat trips, good birdwatching (RSPB reserve). Exmouth, 7 miles. Exeter (city amenities), 4. Three good golf courses within 7 miles. Beautiful farmland and the heath-hill of Woodbury Common inland.