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Open Plan Living/Dining Room
The Kitchen
Fun Pools and Jacuzzi at the Welcome Holiday Park
The Sports Pool at the Welcome Holiday Park
Crazy Golf at the Welcome
The Blue Flag award winning sandy beach of Dawlish Warren
Stunning coastline of Dawlish Warren
There is something for all the Family at Dawlish Warren
Dawlish Warren Golf Club, 18-hole Golf Course on the 500 acre Nature Reserve
Weekly Steam Train Rides along the Coast
500 Acres of Natural Beauty on Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dawlish, Devon, England

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Sophevans...
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely perfect !!”
Reviewed November 17, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I stayed here on the 15/11/14 with my partner and dog in which the owners very kindly allowed. It was lovely, clean and cosy and we were welcomed with cream teas and welcome note which was a lovely touch. we had a great stay and wished we could stay longer!! We will definitely be back!
Sophie x

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Liked best: The living room
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Troon, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 4, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Liked best: Size of property
Liked least: No net curtains
Traveling group: Young Children
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Calne, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: The high standard of the facilities
Traveling group: Extended Family
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jrbee2014
Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“sunny view bungalow,welcome holiday park. dawlish warren”
Reviewed September 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

check in was good. very helpfull and informative lots of information and leaflets on the park facilities. the bungalow was situated not too near the club for being noisy in the evening. swimming pools (3) excellent - good showers and very clean, staff couldnt praise them enough very helpful. the club lots of entertainment drinks at reasonable cost. the BUNGALOW - the kitchen (very well equipt) lounge very cosy with comfortable seating and good heating if needed. 2 bedrooms of good proportions with lovely clean and comfortable beds. BATHROOM - sink adequate but very small. plenty of hot water from both tap and shower. we have one complaint lots of mould round shower base which doesnt look very appealing and is the only thing we found in the bungalow which needs sorting out. the owners left contact numbers if we had any problems also we were greeted with a devon cream tea which was really nice of them. we enjoyed the holiday at dawlish warren and staying in sunny view bungalow.

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Management Response
Oct 3, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review your holiday, it is very much appreciated and we are glad you liked the Bungalow and enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Park. We are sorry you found the shower below the standard we would have wished, the problem was not mould, but rather that the silicone around the base of the shower tray had become discoloured. The silicone has now been completely replaced.
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Valerie S
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sunny View Bungalow Break”
Reviewed September 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I thought the bungalow was absolutely lovly. Very clean and tidy and with such a lovly welcoming touch with the scones and jam upon arrival. I would recommend the bungalow to anyone who stays in Dawlish Warren.

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Liked best: The lovly location the Bungalow was set in at the Welcome Family Park.
Liked least: Enjoyed it, nothing not to like.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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YellowVur...
London
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“Very well kept bungalow in a pleasant location and an ideal family base for Dawlish, Dawlish Warren and the wider area.”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Summary
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Very well kept bungalow in a pleasant location and an ideal family base for Dawlish, Dawlish Warren and the wider area. Travelled as a family of 4 with 2 children aged 3 and 6. Recommended and would return if ever back in Dawlish area.

Location within the park
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Located in a good spot on the outskirts of the Welcome holiday park, close to the entrance, reception and laundrette.

Collect bungalow key from reception with £5 deposit that you get back when you return it at the end of the holiday. Also worth paying the fee for the swimming pool access for the week.

The bungalow is number 306 which is located on the corner of a quadrant of 12 bungalows with a large shared secluded grassed area in front ideal for kids to play on when not at the beach.

You do get some noise in the early evenings from the entertainment (like loud bingo calling) but its from the neighbouring site and not the park the bungalow is situated upon itself.

Reception and Laundrette a 2 min walk.
Swimming pool and entertainment club a 3 min walk.
Small play area at far end of the park near the railway line a 5 min walk.

Facilities within the bungalow
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Well set up and provisioned bungalow, feels so much better than staying in a caravan.
Away from the entertainment club so less noise.
Flat screen TV's in lounge area and main bedroom both with freeview.
Useful kitchen with electric oven, fridge, microwave and toaster.
Dining table with 4 chairs, a 2 seater sofa and a single seat sofa.
Second bedroom has 2 single beds.
Electric heaters throughout.
Electric shower but no bath.

Location in Dawlish Warren
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On the main road at the top of the hill from the station. 2 grocery stores within a couple mins walking distance just outside the site. Large Sainsburys a 5 minute drive away.

You can easily walk down the hill, under the bridge and to the beach in 10 minutes. A tip here after going under the bridge is not to go towards the arcade area and the beaches after that, rather head right along the sea wall (parallel to the railway) then along the small path by the red cliffs to the much nicer beach situated between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. All still a comfortable walking distance.

If you go for the annual Dawlish airshow this beach is better than Dawlish beach itself as the planes fly very low directly overhead on their circuit of Dawlish bay.

You can drive to the beach and park there for about £4 for the day but its really close enough to walk.

Other things to do close by
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- Dawlish town is nice with a wide variety of shops and cafés
- Paignton Zoo is very good (on a par with Colchester and far better than London). 40 min drive.
- Jurassic coast 2.5 hour cruise with Stuart Line in Exmouth is a 45 min drive away (unless you go by ferry).
- Steam rail journey and butterfly farm at Bucklastleigh (to Tiverton and back). 45 min drive away. 30 min train journey each way.

Useful tips
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- Onsite Laundrette takes £5 tokens for the washing machines (available from reception) and 50p a time for the dryers which gets you about 10 minutes.
- Larger and quieter and closer parking to rear of the bungalow block rather than the main entrance section.
- Reception is very busy on the changeover Saturday - consider checking out Friday night instead.
- Londis shop in the other Hazlewood park on the opposite side of the road is the closest shop and has most things you need.
- Lynne and Alan are very helpful owners and we had great communication throughout the booking process and on arrival.
- Set Satnav for Dawlish Warren Road not Warren Road
- As a private rental you can't access the site wifi and internet access was very patchy (via o2 anyway, best signal was by the playpark!)

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Liked best: Location within the park
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: cleanliness
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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