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Sunrise from the terrace towards Exmouth
Sunrise from the terrace towards Exmouth
View from the dining area towards Torbay
View from the terrace towards Lyme Bay
View towards dining area and terrace from kitchen
TV, Blue Ray, YouView and sound bar
View from hallway through living room
Additional seating and original artwork
View back to kitchen breakfast area
Double bedroom overlooking the sea
Double bedroom overlooking the sea
Bathroom vanity unit
Shower bath
The terrace and entrance to the houses 10m down from the road above
The sea wall below the cottage
View from Coryton cove back towards the cottage and town
View from the top of Langstone Cliff back towards the cottage and town
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dawlish, Devon, England

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Düsseldorf
2 reviews
“A great place to stay ....”
Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We (parents with three kids and a grandma) spent a wonderful week in Peter's Coastguard Cottage in July.
When we arrived, all rooms were clean and tidy and we immediately felt very comfortable. The apartment was very well equipped in any regards, may it be the kitchen with all necessary kitchen devices or the Smart TV including a Soundbar in the living room. The whole flat had a very modern atmosphere, which was really amazing for us.
Because of the nice wheather we could have breakfast and dinner on the large terrace with a fabulous sea view very often
By the way the sea was less than a minute to walk, giving our kids the chance for swimming and fishing, which they did very successful. So we had some dinners with fresh fished mackerels and sea basses.
The area around Dawlish gave us several opportunities for one day trips. For instances we visited the Dartmoor National Park, Torquay and the beautiful Warren Beach.
Peter is a very nice, uncomplicated and courteous person, who always helped us to make organization of our stay easier.
We definitely would recommend this flat and place to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed it. Our neighbour was grateful of the fishing lessons your sons gave her! We hope that you can make it back here again one day. P
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Suzytap
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Perfect in every way ! ”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have stayed in lots of cottages in the last 11 years but none have been as good as this :)
Me hubby and 2 children 11 and 8 absolutely loved it - it's perfect location and sea view - I never grew tired of it and each morning couldn't wait to see what it looked like - every evening and every morning it looked different it was amazing .
There is nothing forgotten in this cottage the attention to detail is second to none :)
We will be back next August that's for sure - but I am regretting sharing my photos with my friends on Facebook as they all want to come too !
It's a must ! X
Thank you peter for making it very personal your communication is fab x

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Management Response
Aug 22, 2015
Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It also says alot for the quality of our changeover team. We look forward to wlecoming you again next year. P
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Sue B
Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“a delightful, very recently renovated cottage with fantastic ocean views”
Reviewed July 8, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Met on time as arranged by Dawlish contact. Very well appointed kitchen, milk, tea, coffee there for that first cup of tea. Discovered hot water not working - one phone call and problem rectified within 1/2hr. Great location - easy walk into Dawlish. Many steps which may be an issue for some people. trains go by regularly but not loud enough to be a problem. Would definitely recommend this accomodation and return here ourselves

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Liked best: location and space in living area
Liked least: distance from car
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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lawtom
Orpington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Place to Chill Out”
Reviewed June 20, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed June 2015 with wife and two sons.
The lugging of cases worth the effort
A well equipped comfortable home.
Short walk to town centre. .
Enjoyed the stay.
A nice airy modern home.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: stair carpet
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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timlonghu...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage, fabulous location”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Coastguards Cottage is a beautiful terraced house with a relaxing and informal style and fabulous location. It has a private, peaceful yet commanding position overlooking the bay and is less than a stone's throw from the waters edge. It's comfortable, has all the facilities you need, plus more besides and is stylish, functional and decorated to a very high standard.

The owner Peter is extremely helpful and very communicative ensuring your stay goes without hitch. Communication is excellent and Peter provides extensive info about the cottage, the furnishings, local amenities, places of interest and thoughtful details on the property’s position, where to park and how to gain entry from the road.

The house is tucked away in a row of 4 or 5 similar cottages but has a nice secluded feel. We occasionally met others living or renting nearby but everyone was friendly, helpful and mostly keeping themselves to themselves. The property is nested below street level (out of reach of traffic noise and invisible to passersby) and above a railway line (with the occasional sound of passing trains). Further below is the sandy beach and sea. Its unique position means access could be challenging for people with mobility issues or those insistent on packing the kitchen sink into their luggage. Travel with reasonable lightness and you'll have no issues.

The appeal of the cottage has to be its location. The sound of the sea is amazingly relentless, be it gentle swells kissing the beach or tumultuous waves thrashing against the sea wall. It never becomes tiring or intrusive but provides a wonderfully soothing soundtrack as you go about the essential business of relaxing and taking it easy. We had a few rainy evenings during the stay. The sight and sound of waves crashing against the sea wall is breathtaking.

The lovely patio area with table and recliners is hard to resist. Settle in with a book, a long drink and you'll be hard pushed to do anything else for hours on end.

Dawlish is a charming seaside town with plenty of green space, lovely restaurants and a mix of useful stores. The cottage is only minutes away and can be reached via a pleasant pathway walk up the hill or strolling along the sea wall.

You’ll possibly know the location of Coastguards Cottage from recent news reports when waves washed away the railway line to Exeter. But fear not, Coastguards Cottage is perched safely above all that yet provides commanding views along the bay and out to sea.

We've just returned from a lovely week-long stay. Two weeks would have been perfect..We’re already thinking about the next visit.

We can't recommend Coastguards Cottage and Dawlish highly enough. You'll love it. We certainly did. Thank you.

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Liked best: Location, facilities and amenities.
Liked least: That we had to leave at some stage.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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192andyh
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Second visit”
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A welcomed, relaxing return to Coastguard Cottage and we had another great stay.

Everything you could want is provided and the cottage is finished to a very high standard. A few nice additions since our last stay, a guest book, telescope and a very good set of binoculars.

Dawlish itself was only just waking after its winter slumber, but we didn't need to stray to far from the cottage but for stocking up on food supplies.

The sea wall path to Dawlish Warren is still not fully open yet, but the safety lighting in place for the Network Rail workers allowed us to watch the waves crashing against the sea wall well after darkness had fallen.

The wood burning stove was a great partner for catching up on all those films we had never had time to watch before. We managed all three Godfather films we brought along in 24hrs.

If your planning to leave your car untouched for the week as we did, don't park it under the tree on Elm Grove road ! One Sainsbury's car wash, ice scraper and home pressure wash later and the sea gull residue has now almost been removed !

We were hoping for stormy weather, but alas the British weather let us down. But that's just another reason to plan another return to Coastguard Cottage.

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Liked best: The view and furnishing quality
Liked least: Leaving, carrying luggage back up those steps
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Glynis195...
Wroughton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed October 20, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have just returned from coastguards cottage in Dawlish, what a fab place. The whole house was very clean and looked like new. All the furnishings etc were lovely and modern with a railway and seaside theme as the local line runs right past the house next to the sea! Just about everything is provided to ensure a comfortable stay. We were met by a nice man with the key who quickly showed us around and told us how to work things. There is a nice log fire in the living area which is great for the chilly evenings, and the dining table looks out over the bay so a fabulous view to be had over breakfast etc. There is nothing I can fault about this holiday home and we all agreed we would definitely stay again and recommend it to all our friends.

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