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24 Victoria Road Topsham East Devon | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | Web Ref: 3422 | Sleeps 4 - 6
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24 Victoria Road 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | WiFi | Town House | | Sleeps 4 - 6
In Topsham, on a quiet pedestrian lane in the conservation area, a Grade II listed, Regency end-of-terrace townhouse, 350 yards from the town centre, estuary and ferry. Spaciously spread over four floors and lovingly kitted-out as the owners’ own holiday home, with lots of books and toys/games for all ages in the basement games room (half-sized snooker table), plus cinema room with VDU/Blu-ray and drinks fridge. Behind, a tiny walled courtyard (bench/chairs for 4, garden loo) with gate to back lane.
East Devon: that is Devon east of the river Exe and Exeter - Devon’s capital with superb cathedral and much else attractive. Here is the most smiling of lush farmland and most dramatically hilly, the easiest to see from a car because the lanes are less narrow, the hedges less high. Domed hills rise abruptly and steeply, baize-green fields to crowns of woods or sentinel beech trees, half-way up farmsteads like a children’s-book idyll. Woodbury Common is a small high moor with heather and Scots pine trees and fine newish golf course.
Exmouth is a resort with lots of sandy beach and boats. The Exe estuary is full of yachts and has one of Devon’s prettiest villages, Lympstone, beside it. A shore of mainly pebbles keeps the area comparatively quiet, though the coast is attractive with white and red cliffs, pleasant, civilised towns like Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton and villages like Beer and Branscombe. Its inland villages tend to be pretty: Broadhembury is special - and the view from Hembury Hill (fort) is sensational. Hardly anyone seems to visit the lovely Blackdown Hills - big beech woods, smart fields with thoroughbred horses - on its northern border. You can have flying lessons at Dunkeswell aerodrome and there is an excellent (flat) cycle track, punctuated by pubs, from Exeter beside the Exe estuary to the sea. The whole east Devon coast is called a ‘World Heritage Coastline’.
Topsham: old, interesting and attractive little town (good shops, antiques) beside the River Exe estuary, once Exeter's Roman/medieval port. On railway. Riverside walks, cycling, boat trips, good birdwatching (RSPB reserve), outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). Exmouth, 7 miles. Exeter (city amenities), 4. Three good golf courses within 7 miles. Beautiful farmland and Woodbury Common heath inland.
Best for maximum of 4 adults