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Coastguard Cottage

Sleeps 4
No dogs
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom

Treat yourself to a holiday by the sea at Coastguard Cottage, a two-bedroom property with fantastic sea views, and ideally situated for exploring all that Dawlish and South Devon has to offer.. 40 steps to entrance.

Ground Floor:

Open plan living space: With French doors leading to patio.

Living area: With gas fire and 40" TV.

Dining area: With breakfast bar.

Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

First Floor:

Bedroom 1: With double bed.

Bedroom 2: With double bed.

Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. . Central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Patio with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 16 years old. There is a 33ft drop behind a low wall in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £150.. Sea views do not come much better than this and with a stylish and comfortable cottage to admire them from what more could you want. There is also a handy storeroom where beach gear and bikes can be held conveniently after usage.

Inside Coastguard Cottage you will find a chic and modern open plan kitchen, fully equipped to cook until your heart’s content. In the evening, why not sit on the garden patio and watch the sunset over the sea enjoying a tranquil end to a busy day. Alternatively, on a colder evening, settle down on the couch and enjoy some light entertainment on the 40" television. Choose from the two cosy bedrooms and be sure to get a well-rested sleep before your adventures to come.

The house sits ten metres from Exeter Road, so no need to fret about road noise. The house also sits ten metres above the sea walls enabling stunning sea views whilst simultaneously being protected from the big sea storms. Please be aware that the wall to the terrace garden has a ten-metre drop on the seaside down to the railway line so please be careful and due to this children under the age of 16 cannot stay at this property.

However, all of this being noted, Coastguard Cottage is an excellent choice to stay if you are looking to escape to the seaside. With Dawlish on the doorstep, there are many shops, cafés and amusements to entertain all. The neighbouring beach, Dawlish Warren, can also make an excellent day out with its golden sand dunes, a nature reserve that attracts huge numbers of migratory birds, meadows and freshwater ponds, nature lovers will not be disappointed. Fancy a cycle ride or prefer walking? There are scenic routes for both all the way from Dawlish to Exeter which runs along Exeter Canal and the River Exe. If you wish to venture further hop in the car and drive half an hour to Exeter, Torbay or Dartmoor National Park, making this cottage an ideal base to explore the diverse parts of South Devon.

The check in time at the property is 3pm on your day of arrival and check out is 10am on your day of departure.


Please note there is no parking outside the cottages. On-street parking is available on Exeter Road, East Cliff Road & Elm Grove Road.


Security Deposit: A security deposit of £150 is required at this property.


This property does not acccept children under the age of 16.


There are 40 steps down into the property.


There is a steep drop of 10m from the wall of the terrace onto the train tracks below.

Please note that there is currently work being done to the sea wall until July 2021 so there may be some noise and a crane partially in the view to the west; the immediate views are unaffected though, and totally unimpaired.


Clear Sea Views
Garden / Patio
Walk-In Shower
Bike Storage
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Washing Machine
Train Station Nearby


“We loved staying at Coastguard Cottage and will definitely consider it again for a stay. the view really had the "wow" factor as soon as you walk in. It is well appointed and decorated with everything you need. The view of the bay is stunning and it's fun watching the trains too (not noisy). Must do; the train to Paignton and pick up the Steam Train to Kingswear. Due to our age (6869) we found the steps and the walk into town a bit of a test but actually felt a bit fitter by the end. Don't be put off.B & S. Shrewsbury”
— Susan, 22 May 2022
“Had a fabulous week at this lovely cottage, couldnt ask for a better view and location. Clean, close to all Dawlish had to offer, no need to use car, used the train to get wherever we wanted to go. Cheaper than paying car parking. Cottage was well equipped, a few things missing but we got round them (eg cheese grater) If you have a problem with mobility the location may cause issues as steps have to be navigated and parking is up a hill not close to front door. Relaxing and would highly recommend a visit.”
— Jayne, 16 May 2022
“Booked for the views,trains etc,didn't disappoint. Well equipped,nice extras I didn't expect,like an espresso coffee maker,DVD delivered half way through week which was a great back up for cosy nights in. Perfect for two of us, yes the dropping off of luggage etc is awkward but so worth it.we parked up and didn't use the car again for whole week, used the train to visit nearby places then walked back & vice versa. Morning strolls to Dawlish Warren & back,sea wall accessed 1min over bridge outside cottages. Being lucky with weather we were able to enjoy the terrace most days,would love to go back.”
— Peter, 14 April 2022
“We had a wonderful holiday, fabulous views, and the shops and cafes only minutes away!! Perfect!!”
— Christine, 28 February 2022
“Beautiful and spotlessly clean cottage with an amazing view. We enjoyed our three nights here very much although we didnt venture out too much at night as getting back and forth from the cottage after dark is not for the faint of heart. We would have benefitted from a smart tv to watch Netflix etc. Communication with the property manager and owner was easy and they were extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend and return.”
— Allison, 14 January 2022
“If you want an amazing sea view, this is the place. I booked it cause of the sea view and it did not disappoint. You can hear the ocean and take in the views from the sofa. With a slope and steps (up and down) to the cottage, you need to be happy with that, but it is still worth it! Ill be booking again!”
— Neil, 30 December 2021
“The cottage has a superb view and is finished to a high standard. We thought the facilities were excellent and our only slight concern would be for less mobile visitors as there are a god number of steps for access and egress plus no reserved parking. That said the superb view and the standard of the accommodation more than make up for this.”
— Sheila, 27 December 2021
“Our second stay here, and it is every bit as perfect as the first time! The view is amazing and the cottage is immaculate, cant wait to return in 2022”
— Natasha, 6 December 2021
“Booked the cottage last year but was cancelled due to Covid. Booked again for this year and defiantly worth the wait. Beautiful cottage, with everything you need. Stunning views overlooking the sea view. Work still going on to repair the train line outside the cottage but small price to pay for this beautiful location. Only disappointment was outside garden furniture is corroded and had an accident when the leg snapped and ended up facing the stars will defiantly go again and just looking to book for Nov 2022. There is a lot of steps down to the cottage, but once we unloaded the car, and found a parking space, we tended to use the train to travel up and down the coast. Beautiful location”
— Deborah, 24 November 2021
“Lovely clean well equipped cottage. Lovely view. And very comfortable mattresses. We liked the cottage so much we have booked for next year”
— Joan, 12 October 2021
“Lovely cottage amazing views. Thoughtfully developed for holidays.”
— Jo, 27 September 2021
“This cottage is part of a lovely community of neighbours hidden away from the main road. Access path is steep so you need to be reasonably mobile to access it. No 3 is a charming little cottage with resident seagulls occasionally shouting down the chimney pots and regularly visiting the wall on the terrace looking for food. The cottage is spotless and provides comfortable accommodation with a nautical theme. It is very peaceful with only the sound of waves lapping on the shore at night and regular lowlevel noise from the trains below during daytime.”
— Bob, 10 August 2021


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