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    Property ref: S18772

    • Bedrooms 4

    • Sleeps 8

    • Baths 2

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (53)

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    About this property

    This former coaching house dates from the 18th century offering spacious character accommodation in the attractive town of Topsham on the River Exe. The property has been renovated to a very good standard providing an ideal base for a family holiday or group get togethers. Sitting on the very edge of town close to the lovely strand with time wasting views over the busy estuary which is especially good for ornithology avocets in winter with rspb hides. The bird watching here is stunning, look out for waders and migrating birds. There are three good golf courses within 7 miles, Devon’s capital city of Exeter is just 4 miles and the sandy beach of Exmouth just 7 miles and the resort of Sidmouth is 14 miles. Topsham has a host of lovely small shops, fabulous restaurants and a couple of good pubs. The Coach House has a 2-acre paddock with frontage looking over the estuary, you can also walk all the way around the 2-acres and the views are quite stunning. Topsham has so much to offer, take the ferry over to Exmouth, or visit the many NT places, all within a few miles, or Dartmoor with its ponies and heather clad tors. Topsham also has an outdoor heated swimming pool. The town of Budleigh Salterton is well worth a visit. There is a cycle/walking route starting right from the door which goes along the Exe estuary as far as Exmouth, taking in Lympstone and Exton. There is also a floating restaurant at Exmouth which is well worth a visit. Bikes can be hired from the nearby farm which has a great farmshop, restaurant and deli. During the August bank holiday, Topsham has its own carnival which is not to be missed. The Jurassic Coastal Path is close by taking in Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Seaton, the walk is quite stunning. Shops, restaurants and pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet (accessed via covered courtyard). Utility room. First floor: Living/dining room with beams/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Use of 2-acre enclosed paddock. Ample parking. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.


    - Cot Available
    - DVD player
    - Dishwasher
    - Fuel and Power Included
    - Garden / Patio
    - Highchair
    - Pub within 1 mile
    - Shower
    - Stairgate
    - Television
    - Wifi
    - Bed Linen & Towels Included
    - Washing Machine
    - Pets – not allowed
    - Coastal within 1 mile
    - Coastal within 3 miles
    - Coastal within 5 miles
    - Open Plan
    - Parking - On Site

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    Local amenities

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    • The Lighter Inn
      0.5 miles
    • The Salutation Inn
      0.5 miles
    • Sandy Park Stadium
      2.5 miles
    • Double Locks
      2.5 miles
    • Waitrose
      4 miles
    • On The Waterfront
      4 miles
    • Rendezvous
      4 miles
    • Carluccio's
      4.5 miles
    • Real Food Exeter
      4.5 miles
    • Nando's
      4.5 miles

    Reviews (53)

    Mrs Fiona ‐ 28 Oct 2017
    "Loved the Coach House. Loads of space for family of four. Great view of the estuary from the lounge. Fab field to jog around (husband - not me) and play games on. Topsham lovely, quaint and very friendly. Loved the bars, boutiques and restaurants. We’d deffinately return for a second visit."
    Cheryl ‐ 23 Sep 2017
    "A very comfortable, well-equipped cottage. Lovely outlook, close to the estuary with views over the water from the back garden (paddock). Everything you need in walking distance including a train to Exeter (N) and Exmouth (S)."
    Diana ‐ 26 Aug 2017
    "A lovely base for our holiday. The paddock was an added bonus enabling us to picnic, fly kites, play football, spot wildlife, pick blackberries and watch the sun go down over the estuary."
    "Loved the coach house. Excellent location with beautiful views of the estuary. House is well equipped and ideal for 2 families. Topsham is a fantastic town with some excellent pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Looking forward to returning and hopefully seeing some more sunshine."
    Mr and Mrs Hampton
    "Perfect location and accommodation for 4 generations - 10 months to 92!"
    "We had a lovely stay, in a lovely comfortable house, and beautiful location. Children loved playing in the field. We will be back"
    "Our second year for the New Year week. A lovely cottage in a lovely position situated in a pleasant town. When we attempted to book for next year the price jumped by getting on for 50%! Given the current economy and rate of inflation this appeared somewhat excessive so we will go elsewhere instead. Still a nice property if you're happy with the price!"
    "The Coach House is a our favourite choice we visit each year and have done for several years. It is home from home so relaxing, can't wait for our next visit."
    Confirmed guest
    "Lovely setting but slightly small for us with three children and unfortunately weather not in our favour."
    "The Coach House is very comfortable and well placed for exploring topsham, and the surrounding area."
    "Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday with family. The garden/paddock is superb and views lovely. Topsham is a great location - access to the Coachhouse is challenging though. The open plan living/kitchen is a little small for eight adults. We had 2 children in the party and the 14 month toddler had full access to the kitchen!Some of the furniture is in need of replacement and the dining table takes over the area. The beds were comfy. Would come again."
    "We had a lovely time but quite expensive and had to clean dishwasher as it smelt quite bad"
    "Our first time at The Coach house and we loved the location - great walking paths from the property and wonderful to have the use of the paddock. We had a lovely Sunday afternoon reading papers and watching the boats on the estuary. We also had a lovely picnic dinner outside. The property is well equipped and great for us with elderly but fit parents who loved the area and the independent shops in town. We can highly recommend this property and hope to return."
    "I would say that the accommodation is restricted if 8 adults were staying but 4 adults with 4 children may be acceptable.The access to the ground floor bathroom across the open to air archway from the two ground floor bedrooms leaves a lot to be desired."
    "This is the 4th time at the Coach House. Location is exceptional. Only downside is the lower bathroom across the courtyard but the pluses outweigh that. The sittingroom/dining room/kitchen is a super welcoming room with the view...a little cramped for 8 adults but fine for 6 or some children. Beds and bedding really comfortable. Room sizes excellent. Wonderful location being so close to the station with access up and down the coast , very cheap too and dogs go free!. The goat walk is a favourite as is the bird sanctuary round the corner."
    "Excellent accommodation. The house is big enough to allow more than one dog. That is the only improvement this property could make."
    "Lovely accommodation and great location. Amazing outdoor space and beautiful views. Met there with a group of long time friends who are now scattered around the country. A happy reunion, which we do every year, and this place was ideal. Thank you."
    "A spacious and well-equipped house in an excellent location, with fantastic views across the estuary."
    "Lovely stay at the coach house. Great location for exploring Topsham and the surrounding area."
    "Nice weekend away. The field for the dog was fantastic and an easy stroll into Topsham."
    "A weekend away with good friends. The cottage was perfect and it's position for exploring the local area was great - would definately recommend The Coach House and Topsham for a weekend visit. We will be returning!"
    "The Coach House is in a beautiful location within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants in Topsham. There are also lovely walks from the property.We thought that all the bedrooms were very well appointed and the beds were exceptionally comfortable. The sitting, dining and kitchen area were also comfortable and well appointed. Our only request would be for a cafetière or coffee pot.The whole property was very warm and cosy on a cold weekend with plenty of hot water for showers etc"
    "Lovely house, all amenities and equipment great. Very warm and spacious. We would stay again. The house has so much atmosphere and when you close the large gates of the Coach House it is like having your own fortress! It was our bolt hole against the winds in the evenings over Christmas 2015"
    "This was our fifth stay at the Coach House it is perfect for our party, plenty of walks. local shops, pubs, cafes in easy walking distance. can't wait till next year."
    "As we have stayed at the Coach House every year since 1990 I think I can safely safe it's perfect!"
    "Great location, close to village of Topsham but VERY narrow streets with parked cars. Courtyard and paddock meant there was loads of room for the children to let off steam. Bedrooms were great sizes but living area was a bit cramped for 8 of us. Some people may be put off by the downstairs bathroom being accessed via the outdoor courtyard but did not bother us as weather was warm."
    "We enjoyed staying at The Coach House and loved Topsham. The house was spotlessly clean and the beds very comfortable with lovely crisp bed linen. The garden and grounds are great and children would love exploring them.There was everything needed if you decided to make a meal but we ate out all week and were spoilt for choice when choosing on a venue, we tried them all and there were no disappointments, Topsham has great pubs and restaurants to choose from all only a 5/10 minute walk away from the house ,so no car needed.We hope to return and enjoy another holiday at the house."
    "Lovely well equipped house in a charming historic town"
    "loved the space inside and outside, big enough for a family gathering, location was great as well."
    "Fantastic location, lovely cottage. Caretaker very friendly and helpful."
    "Lovely clean and spacious holiday home. Have been twice now and it's very well equipped and the garden is great for the dog."
    "we enjoyed out holiday in the Coach House.The location was superb,the cottage was comfortable and welcoming.The garden was great for the children and the dog.Can recommend this cottage"
    "We booked this holiday let for a weeks stay at the end of May. The location and grounds are excellent. There is plenty of space for our three boys to play safely. The house is well equipped, our only gripe was that both the grill and DVD player did not work."
    "Had a fantastic break at The Coach House - we plan to return!"
    "This property exceeded our hopes and expectations, helped by unbelievable April sunshine every day. The Coach House ticked all the boxes for our family of 6 adults plus 2 young granddaughters. The on-site parking was a definite bonus in the quaint but busy little town of Topsham, with it's superb eating, drinking and exercise facilities. We didn't need to use a car for the whole week, although trips to Dartmoor, Torquay added to a lovely holiday break. Thoroughly recommended."
    "We had a wonderful 6 days at The Coach House in Topsham. As you will see from our above ratings the accommodation was first class. Our main worry at this time of year was will it be warm enough? It certainly was. We would highly recommend this property."
    "Lovely house in a beautiful location with everything you need in walking distance in the sweetest town. We stayed midwinter but couldn't of had a better week. Will definitely be back. "
    "Enjoyed our stay at the Coach House for the 4th time, very comfortable everything you need and more. Recent refurbishments very very good"
    "A perfect location in the quiet end of Topsham, with ample secure parking for cars and bikes. The 4 bedrooms were all a good size and the upstairs lounge allowed great views over the Exe estuary. The house was furnished and equipped to a high standard and well presented. "
    "Enjoyed our stay at the lovely Coach House. Beautiful setting and magnificent view of the estuary from the property. We all enjoyed the huge garden especially our dogs.Very comfortable,clean and cosy for an October break.Can't wait to book again and visit Topsham."
    Previous guest
    "We have been going to the coach house since 1991! I think that says it all! Feb 2012."
    Previous guest
    "The Coach House is in a splendid location directly on the estuary and just a few minutes walk from the pubs, shops and restaurants. The accommodation was perfect we didn’t want for anything. I have dealt with your company several times and found the service excellent. Nov 2011."
    Previous guest
    "The house was great, and the 2 acre field at the back was brilliant for playing games and running. Great views over the estuary, and just a great house in general. July 2011."
    Previous guest
    "We have stayed here in the past 5x and just love the place. Our daughter lives in Topsham - as a result of our holidays there- starting back in 1991! The coach house was fine, a little shabby around the edges in the bedrooms, but it didn’t matter, bearing in mind it is a family’s holiday home. Feb 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Comfortable, warm and pretty, well equipped. Dec 2010."
    Previous guest
    "Well appointed with lovely views of the estuary. Within easy walking distance of the town and plenty of parking (a distinct plus in Topsham!). Nov 2010."
    Previous guest
    "The situation of the property and the large safe area for play. Aug 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "Roomy and well laid out, warm and comfortable, full of character. Aug 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "Situation with grounds down to estuary. Comfortable sitting room upstairs with pleasant outlook. July 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "Property was well furnished, easy access to Topsham, plenty of space for outside games etc. Beautiful position. We all loved it. June 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "The first floor open plan is super for views and having an eye on the children. The field is great for sport and walking with the young ones. The views over the estuary are superb. May 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "Great location and plenty of space for children. April 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "Lovely views over the estuary. March 2010. "

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