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36 reviews
Character kitchen
A bench in the sun
Large, light bedroom with hidden storage
Lounge with sofabed
Bath with shower over
The stairs to the bedroom are quite steep and narrow
Steep, spiral wooden stairs
View of courtyard from the bench outside the front door
December sunset in Topsham
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Topsham, Exeter, Devon, England

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Peter B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location”
Reviewed June 11, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a great week in Topsham at the Courtyard Cottage. The cottage is well situated in the village, well equipped and cosy. Topsham is a great historic village and ideally situated as a base for travelling around Devon. There are lots of great pubs and restaurants nearby and lots of places to walk and cycle. There are only two downsides that travellers need to be aware of. Firstly, parking in Topsham is extremely limited, so be prepared for a lot of carparking fees unless you are prepared to drive off to surrounding locations by 9am, or prepared to move your car every hour for limited free car parking. Secondly, the wooden stairs on the spiral staircase to the bedroom on the second floor are very tight and very steep, so you need to be mobile and agile, particularly if you need to get up for the toilet in the middle of the night. If these are not restrictions for you, you will love staying at the Courtyard Cottage.

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Liked best: Great location and great old cottage with a sense of history
Liked least: No parking and having to pay for parking apart from overnight
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Holly B
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage, in a great location”
Reviewed May 1, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The cottage is beautifully presented, with a fantastic kitchen fully equipped with everything you could need. The bedroom is lovely and spacious. Topsham is a beautiful town to visit and the cottage is perfectly situated, being just off the high street so close to all the lovely restaurants, shops and the quay, but also has the benefit of being very quiet. For two Londoners this really is a treat. Thanks!

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Sally C
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in the heart of Topsham”
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed at the cottage for nearly a week while visiting friends and family in Topsham. The property has undergone big improvements in recent years, to the point that I didn't initially recognise it as somewhere I'd lived some 20 years ago!
Hazel was a pleasure to correspond with and seemed genuinely concerned that we had everything we needed before and during our stay. She even took the time to ask what sort of duvet cover my daughter would prefer! We appreciated the fresh milk and wine in the fridge on our arrival!
The cottage was handy for all the shops and pubs,the courtyard being just off the high street. It had everything we needed and was very homely! We felt it was a good price compared to other rentals in town.
Thank you Hazel!

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Debra C
2 reviews
“Just the job”
Reviewed January 7, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Having just bought a boat at topsham boatyard, we needed a base to stay while we worked on the boat. This property fit the bill perfectly. If we had been on holiday it would also have been perfect, homely accommodation in a perfect location. Hope to stay longer when we return, as Topsham looks like a good place to explore.

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Liked best: the quirky and cool layout
Liked least: stairs, best negotiated in bare feet to avoid slipping. They were mentioned in the property description.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Poolefami...
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, full of character.”
Reviewed November 19, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

Lovely cottage, full of character. Very comfortable and great location in Topsham. Hazel could not have been ore helpful.

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Adam A
London
2 reviews
“Wonderful cottage and very friendly landlady”
Reviewed November 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed with our baby son here for a week, and it was lovely. The cottage is bright and clean, and the courtyard is very picturesque.

The facilities were top-notch and Hazel provide a cot for our son, and even left us some milk and wine in the fridge, which was very welcome!

Topsham is a sleepy little village, perfect for getting away from things for a bit, but only 10 minutes from Exeter by train or car.

I would definitely recommend staying here.

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Liked best: It was very pretty
Liked least: The only downside was the steepness of the stairs
Traveling group: Young Children
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Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Quaint cottage”
Reviewed September 18, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Lovely character cottage in a quaint location.

The village of Topsham is lovely, with many places to eat and drink on your doorstep as well as the quayside. Despite being on the High Street, the house was amazingly quiet, although you are aware of having neighbours.

Parking is a slight hassle as, if you return to the property before 5pm, you have to pay to park in car-park opposite, and/or keep an eye on how long you use the roadside parking for, but not a real problem.

The cottage is full of character and the precipitous stairs and sloping floors reflect this. Overall, headroom was fine for my 6ft 5 husband, although there are doorways to watch out for.

Generally well-equipped including lovely kitchen, good free wi-fi and I-pod dock. Since a previous review, I can reassure tea-drinkers that there is now a teapot, and my personal recommendation would be for a better selection of towels.

Lovely property in a great area. Fully recommended.

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