Courtyard Cottage - Holiday Cottage in Topsham

Courtyard Cottage is an attractive and beautifully restored 17th century home in the heart of Topsham – just a few metres from the high street with its shops, pubs and eateries and five minutes’ walk from the historic quay and waterfront. 

The Cottage

Courtyard Cottage is an attractive and beautifully restored 17th century home in the very heart of Topsham. It is in a quiet cobbled courtyard just a few metres from the high street with its charming cafes, shops, restaurants and pubs. The waterfront is only 200 metres away as are the heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Ideal for a waterside getaway, Chiefs games and visiting Exeter University.

The holiday cottage has central heating and free Wi-Fi. Bedding, linen, towels, hairdryer and loo paper are all provided.

The Space

The ground floor features a fully equipped quality oak kitchen/dining room with a gas woodburner, dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, iron, microwave, toaster and Nespresso. Light breakfast and essentials such as tea, coffee, cleaning materials etc are provided. On the first floor is a comfortable lounge which has a large sofabed and smart TV (Netflix, iPlayer), plus DVD player, games, books and magazines. The bathroom, with bath and shower over is also on the first floor while the large, light, bedroom with double bed is on the second floor along with a desk and travel cot.  

The bench in front of the cottage offers a good spot to sit in the sun and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine.

Accessibility

Steep, slippery wooden stairs make the cottage unsuitable for people with mobility issues and some small children.

Parking

The road nearest the cottage is Fore Street which has restricted parking of one hour between the hours of 9am and 5pm.  Much of the rest of the town is now a resident’s parking zone, some of which has a pay and display option.  I do have a limited number of visitor permits which you can purchase from me at £2 per day.  Please let me know if this is of interest to you.  

There is paid parking in the car park next to Matthews Hall which is almost opposite the cottage.  It is free overnight.  The car park on the opposite side of Topsham off Holman Way is much cheaper but a 10 minute walk. 

Getting Around

Topsham has excellent transport links. The train station is 400 meters from the cottage and has a regular and very reasonably priced service to Exeter and Exmouth beach. The bus service is also good and the airport is 10 km away.

The surrounding area is largely flat and can be explored on the two bicycles provided with the cottage. Please note use of bikes is entirely at your own risk.

Pets

Dogs are welcome (£10 supplement) – please let me know in advance.

House Rules

  • No smoking indoors.
  • No parties or events.
  • Pets not permitted in the bedroom.

 

Tariff & Availability

Tariff

July, August £95 per night £595 per week

May, June, September, October £90 per night £567 per week

March, April, November, December £85 per night £535 per week

January, February £75 per night £500 per week

Christmas:
24, 25, 26 and 31 December plus 1 January : £130 per night

Please Note

Minimum 2 night stay.

Check-in after 3pm.
Check-out by 10am.

£5 supplement per pet per night up to max of £25 per week.

The cottage is self check in with a key safe.

Payment Terms

Full fee payable on booking but full refund given for cancellations up to 14 days before check in.  Full refund given for Covid related cancellations up to two days before check in.

Availability

You can check the availability of the holiday cottage via the calendar below.

 

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Budleigh-Exmouth Coastline, Devon

The Area

Topsham Waterfront - Devon

The Local Area

Topsham is the perfect base for exploring the whole of Devon or just for enjoying all the local amenities. It is a sought after, vibrant, charming town bursting with history and offers heated outdoor pool, bowling green and tennis courts and a great variety of places to eat and shop.

The area has National Trust properties and gardens and there is an easy cycle trail which stretches from Exmouth to Exeter on one side of the estuary and down to Powderham and Dawlish on the other. There are two passenger ferries across the estuary and various pubs along the water’s edge including the Turf Locks and the Double Locks on the canal.

The whole area is well known to birdwatchers for its nature reserves – Bowling Green Marshes is an easy stroll away along the scenic Goat Walk. Darts Farm offers a quality farm shopping experience and can also be reached on foot. A short drive or train ride will take you to the cathedral city of Exeter or local beaches.

Dartmoor - Devon

Destination Devon

Devon is a stunningly beautiful county with long sandy beaches, cliffs, the rugged moors and soft rolling hills.

There are a number of cycle trails and lovely walks in this region which is dotted with country pubs and excellent eateries.

Plymouth and Exeter are the major cities and between them offer theatres, museums, shopping centres, dry ski slope and an ice rink but there are many smaller towns and villages with their own charming character and, of course, tea shops for traditional Devon cream tea.

The South Hams have a beauty of their own and boast the charming coastal towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, which are well worth a visit.

Reviews

      A lovely cottage with everything you need. This cottage has all the amenities you need, even bikes so that... read more

    thumb Lucy (& Sam)
    9/11/2020

      Brilliant location, easy to get to and locate, definitely worth a visit

    thumb Robin
    9/03/2020

      We had an amazing time at Hazel's place. The location couldn't be better, at the heart of Topsham. The cottage... read more

    thumb Thais
    8/29/2020

      Perfect spot in Topsham. The cottage is beautiful and really well placed for all that Topsham has to offer. Lovely... read more

    thumb Julie
    8/12/2020

      We had a lovely time during our stay. Great location, well-equipped kitchen, very clean and lovely host! Lots of lovely... read more

    thumb Annie
    8/06/2020

      This is a wonderful place to stay when you're in Devon. A gorgeous house, full of character, very comfortable and... read more

    thumb Helen
    7/27/2020

Low Tide at Topsham, Devon

Get in touch

Hi I’m Hazel, owner of The Courtyard Cottage in Topsham, Devon. If you have any questions about the cottage or would like to make a booking I’d love to hear from you.

Mobile

07817 685202

Email

info@courtyardcottagetopsham.co.uk

Address

1 Swains Court
Fore Street
Topsham, EX3 0HH

Topsham Waterfront, Devon

Find us

Directions by car

By Car

Topsham is signposted from the M5 Motorway Junction 30.

You can turn first left off the motorway roundabout signposted Sidmouth, Exmouth A376. Turn right at the next signposted Exmouth and follow the dual carriageway until there is a right turn into Topsham at the George & Dragon pub. This will take you past Darts Farm on your right.

Continue along to the mini roundabout and take a left into Topsham on Station Rd over the Railway crossing. At the mini roundabout turn left into Topsham Fore Street. About 50m along Fore Street there is a right hand turning by Sara’s Petite Cuisine into a passage way leading to Swains Court. Courtyard Cottage is number 1. 

Directions by train

By Train

Walk down Station Rd to a mini roundabout that joins Topsham Fore Street. Turn left and about 50m along Fore Street there is a right hand turning by Sara’s Petite Cuisine into a passage way leading to Swains Court. Courtyard Cottage is number 1. 

Courtyard Cottage Topsham