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Lympstone, Devon (Ref. 980889)

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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “IF you need a definition of perfect this is it”
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    • “We have just returned home after spending two of the most glorious weeks in this beautiful cottage by the sea, what a little gem! Cottage beautiful with everything you could think off, we have never been made to feel so welcome, even the dog. Definitely one holiday we would do again and one were we could have stayed longer, just "perfect."”

    Jillie1, July 2018

    • “The location and the cottage itself were of the highest standard. The booking process was probably the easiest I have used, thank you.”

    Ms Carman, Wirksworth, January 2019

    • “Lovely cosy but spacious cottage which was perfect for the quiet Christmas break we wanted. Really good communication prior to arrival and T and left us fruit, milk and chocolates which was really appreciated. She had decorated the cottage beautifully for Christmas and we quickly felt at home. The cottage is comfortably furnished and spotlessly clean and we both slept very well on the very comfy mattress in the main bedroom. There are views of the sea from every window and we spent a lot of time just watching the changes in light on the water and enjoying the sunsets over the water. The village has three pubs and we tried them all. The Globe was our favourite with really good food, friendly staff and locals. The cottage has walks from it so you do not always need to go out in the car, which is good because the parking is away from the cottage but we never had a problem parking within a couple of minutes from it. We are hoping to return at sometime to enjoy the cottage at a different time of year and enjoy the gorgeous views again!”

    Mrs Horton, December 2018

    • “watching the changing sea just outside the windows and the very pretty village of Lympstone.”

    Mr Chant, Alton, November 2018

    • “This pretty cottage has stunning waterside views and the (helpful) owner’s attention to detail makes sure it has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Lympstone is well placed to explore both the coast and nearby Exeter city. We stayed out of season with mixed weather, but there was so much to do and see that we’ll have to return...”

    Mr Tranter, Cirencester, November 2018

    • “We had a wonderful week at Searles. The cottage is immaculately clean and extremely comfortable and the location cannot be bettered. The sound of the waves is something we've missed since our return home. Tina, the owner is just several doors along and very helpful and friendly. We can't wait to return.”

    Mrs Connor, Seaford, November 2018

    • “Searles is a beautiful, extremely well equipped, cosy cottage with amazing views of the estuary. Nothing is too much trouble for Tina the owner and she has refurbished the cottage to a very high standard. The king size bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! We had another brilliant week using the convenience of the train to visit various different places. The Exe trail is a must for walkers and cyclists. Lympstone is a perfect location for a relaxing holiday by the water with 3 good pubs, a lovely coffee shop and post office convenience store. We have booked again!”

    Mrs Doyle, Halesowen, October 2018

    • “The cottage was stunning, with exquisite estuary views, a quick trot down about 5 steps and you were at the water's edge. The seating was comfortable but there was only a small two seater sofa and two wooden chairs in the living room, this could be improved by replacing the two wooden chairs with a second small sofa. Other than that and the steep staircase, which both my Mum and our dog had problems with, the cottage could not have been better. A little information on local vets, doctors and grocery shops etc would also be handy to have in the cottage. Tina, the owner, was very friendly and offered help with anything. This is a lovely cottage to get away to, be soothed by the ever changing estuary Landscape and would also be a bird watchers paradise.”

    Mrs Anderson, Chippenham, October 2018

    • “Absolutely beautiful little cottage, everything we could have wanted had been taken care of (apart from he weather)! Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. True home from home.”

    Mrs Broad, West Malling, October 2018

    • “The cottage itself was excellent - everything was provided that we needed and also some welcoming gifts, which were a lovely surprise. As you enter the cottage it is similar to a tardis in that after the small entrance you are greeted with a wonderful open feel as each window looks out onto a breathtaking view of the estuary. The cottage is literally on the River Exe and is just so idyllic. The minor criticism we have is that the listing does not express clearly the problem there is with parking and for anyone with health problems this could be somewhat difficult.. Being a former fisherman’s cottage the accommodation is located down a narrow, cobbled alleyway along which you have to carry your luggage. If you are lucky you can park at the end of this alleyway to unload your bags but there is very little room. You then have to move your car and park it either in the public car park (£4 per day) or, if you are lucky, you can park outside local’s homes (but this involves a steep climb), I do not wish to take away any of the magic of this wonderful holiday abode but feel that people should be made aware of this cottage’s setting. All in all we had such a relaxing, wonderful time that we really didn’t want to leave. Sadly, the cottage is so popular that we were unable to book a second week. The area itself is particularly good for dog owners as you can more or less take your canine friend with you everywhere, Devon is a very dog friendly place and this characterful holiday cottage is second to none!”

    Mr Francis, Farnham, September 2018

    • “Excellent cottage with a fantastic view. Easy walking distance to a number of pubs / restaurants. The only downside is that luggage needs to be carried approx 50 yards as the lane is too narrow to drive down.”

    Dr Sweetman, Edinburgh, September 2018

    • “Cottage is perfect in every way. It’s location is tranquil yet within easy reach of the village centre with a shop and three pub/ restaurants. A particular plus was the small terrace overlooking the estuary. This is the perfect place to read or have a drink and watch the sun go down . Being so close to the sea we used to open the bedroom window and go to sleep with the sound of the sea lapping against the sea wall....Magic! The cottage itself was tastefully decorated and immaculately clean and everything ( cooker, hot water, heating, tv ) worked so no room for complaints. The owner( Tina ) lives a couple of houses away so is on hand if you need anything. Access to Searles is by way of a narrow cobbled passage way so you will not be able to leave your car nearby. However, there is a public car par 100 meters away and parking is quite cheap..£2 for 4hours or £4 for 10 to 12 hours. You may be lucky and find parking in adjacent streets. In conclusion a great choice for anyone looking for a peace and quiet in a high standard of accommodation but within easy reach of pubs/ dining option. We will definitely be returning.”

    Mr Thomas, Stoke-on-Trent, August 2018

    • “Searles is truly outstanding; as the details say, it is right on the edge of the estuary and you can launch a kayak from right outside the patio when the tide is high. The location is second to none, the facilities and decorative order was seriously amazing. Spotlessly clean, delightful owner and the kitchen was very, very well equipped. It was a pleasant surprise to find a second, downstairs toilet which is good when there are four of you in the house. We took a little toddler and a little dog and both enjoyed the shore and views, in fact we all did, you would have to have a serious problem if you didn't! Trip to to Exmouth on the train is 4 minutes (walkable along a coast path in about 25 minutes) and you can buy the ticket on the train as there are no ticket facilities at Lympstone. Village shop open 7am-9pm and is like the Tardis. Three pubs in the village but we only went to one, The Swan. Local people are very friendly. Would love to return and would not hesitate to recommend this property.”

    Ms Chauhan, Haywards Heath, August 2018

    • “Seamless is a really delightful cottage. Very comfortably and tastefully decorated. It is so relaxing sitting on the terrace and watching the water, especially at high tide, when the boats start appearing. Fascinating. Also beautiful sunsets.”

    Mr Flatman, Edinburgh, July 2018

    • “We had 2 fantastic weeks here in July 18. Beautiful location. Quaint village. Friendly neighbours. Fabulous cottage. Can't recommend it highly enough.”

    Mr Mcquiston, Belfast, June 2018

    • “Searles was amazing.!! Everything about the cottage,the position and the view was something l will never forget . We saw the most breathtaking sunset we have ever seen and l have photos to remember it. We were lucky enough to be the first to stay and hope to go back very soon. Tina the owner has made Searles a very special place. Pat and Michael.”

    Mrs Clements, Epsom, June 2018

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The Property

Searles is a stunning two-bedroom cottage with panoramic views of the Exe set in Devons picture perfect village of Lympstone. Inside, the cottage has been beautifully renovated with bright and stylish living spaces and water views from most rooms. In the sitting room a pretty bay window overlooks the water whilst in the well-appointed kitchen/diner there are modern furnishings, sleek surfaces and everything you’ll need for a comfy stay. Outside you can relax on the sunny terrace with a good book or simply waste time gazing at the ever changing vista with a glass of wine - the views are simply beautiful from here. Lympstone is a very pretty village, little changed over the years and home to several good food pubs – ideal for an evening meal. The beach at Exmouth is a short drive away, or alternatively you can walk along the Avocet Line, a gentle foot/cycle path along the eastern banks of the Exe, taking in the views before catching the train home at the end of your relaxing day on the sand. Exmouth has plenty of shops, cafes and eateries or how about a sedate promenade along the idyllic Esplanade. For the more adventurous there’s a whole host of watersports activities along the unique water front. You won't be short of things to do during your holiday and this beautifully unique cottage is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the coastal atmosphere.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double) Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking nearby or local car park
  • Private large waterside terrace with furniture
  • One small well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 mins walk away
  • Note: there is a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

Regional Information

Lympstone The pretty village of Lympstone is on the eastern bank of the estuary of the River Exe, equidistant between the regency town of Topsham and the family friendly, seaside resort of Exmouth where you'll find everything required by the visitor for a relaxing break

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.