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Shoestring Cottage

Lympstone, Devon
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superbly situated on the water’s edge with million dollar views over the Exe Estuary and Powderham Castle
  • A stunning, luxury, waterfront cottage. Oozing contemporary charm and thoughtful design, beautifully appointed with stylish eclectic decor and a great selection of outside spaces for those incredible sunsets
  • Situated in the heart of sought after Lympstone village and within a short stroll to shops, pubs and village train station so you can explore and leave the car behind
  • Sail, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, fish or swim, straight from the door of  Shoestring Cottage
Property code: 86460

This unique and luxurious property is situated directly on the foreshore of the historic fishing village of Lympstone with breathtaking views, and sunsets, over the Exe Estuary and beyond.  Absolutely perfect for a holiday with friends, family and romantic couples planning a very special occasion in the most splendid location

Lympstone, known as one of Devon’s prettiest and sought after villages, is found on the stunning Jurassic coastline and has a handy village shop and three pubs. It is also under a mile’s walk from Lympstone Manor, with Michael Caine’s Michelin star restaurant. There are many lovely walks and cycle trails to enjoy from the cottage, including the 26-mile Exe Estuary Cycle Trail linking Lympstone with Exeter, Exmouth, Topsham, and Dawlish, as well as the South West Coastal Path. Catch the train direct from Lympstone village station to Torbay or the historic cathedral city of Exeter and enjoy wonderful views over the estuary. Other attractions include Powderham Castle (13 miles), Dart's Farm (3.5 miles), Killerton House (12.5 miles), Dartmoor National Park and the English Riviera.

Quietly tucked away, this unique and luxurious character cottage dates to the 1700s, oozes contemporary  charm and thoughtful design. It accessed via a short footpath or directly from the beach shoreline. It boasts a wealth of original features, artwork, and bespoke lighting, and throughout the ground floor is a beautifully polished concrete floor with underfloor heating. On entering this impressive property, you will immediately find yourself in the bespoke kitchen and your eyes will be drawn towards the windows offering panoramic views directly out over the estuary. The kitchen is very well-equipped and offers a professional range cooker with two electric ovens and a five-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and Tassimo coffee machine. From here, head into the snug/dining room which again enjoys incredible estuary views and is a fantastic space for enjoying mealtimes together with a large dining table. There is also a sofa where you can snuggle up with your favourite book in front of the dual-sided wood burner. Head into the spacious lounge which is a wonderfully relaxing space with comfy sofas, the dual-sided wood burner, and a Smart TV with Amazon Firestick, Netflix and Amazon Echo. Off the lounge is a utility room with a washing machine. There is also a shower room with a walk-in double shower and WC. Heading up to the first floor, there are two separate staircases both with steep cottage-style stairs, one of which leads from the lounge to two of the three bedrooms. Here you will find a lovingly furnished dual aspect double bedroom and a wonderful twin bedroom both with far-reaching views. There is also a useful separate WC. The second staircase leads from the snug/dining room to the third bedroom known as ‘The Cabin Master Suite’. This impressive double bedroom enjoys stunning views, a beautiful, vaulted ceiling, a bespoke chandelier, a sumptuous double-ended freestanding bath with a handheld shower attachment, a separate en-suite WC, and its own private balcony overlooking the water, perfect for sunset views and seating for two.

In addition to the private balcony, there is also an enclosed terrace with outside seating and a charcoal BBQ. Here you can dine alfresco during warm weather and soak up the fabulous scenery. The cottage also showcases an outdoor secret sunset passage which is accessed from the living room, with beautiful views of the water to be enjoyed with a glass of wine from a couple of two-seater benches. Watersports can be enjoyed straight from the door and Lympstone Sailing Club is 300 yards up the beach for those wanting to hire a boat. All year round swimmers and beach lovers can enjoy the locality of the sea next to the cottage. Parking is 200 yards away in a pay and display public car park. Free parking can also be found on some of the surrounding streets, subject to availability.

Dog are welcome all year on select parts of Exmouth Beach (3.5 miles). They can also enjoy the main part of the beach from October to the end of April. It’s a lovely spot that’s popular with kayakers, kite-surfers, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. After a great day on the beach, head to Lympstone Manor (1 mile) and treat yourself to dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 Master double, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 freestanding slipper bath with handheld shower attachment in the master double bedroom and an en-suite WC, shower room with walk-in double shower and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Range cooker with 2 electric ovens and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and Tassimo coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wonderfully unique welcome pack on arrival for guests and for your dogs
  • Travel cot, stairgate, and highchair available on request
  •  Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV with Amazon Firestick, Netflix, and Amazon Echo in the lounge
  • Enclosed terrace with seating area and a charcoal BBQ, an outdoor secret sunset passage with seating, and a balcony with seating on the shoreline
  • Perfect for Open Water Swimmers and Water-sport enthusiasts
  • Parking is 200 yards away in a public pay and display car park. Free parking can also be found on some of the surrounding streets (subject to availability)
  • Private chef services can be arranged for guests staying at the cottage, subject to availability, please contact our reservations team for further details
  • Beach 3 miles, shop, pub, and restaurant within very easy walking distance
  • Supermarket deliveries available to the cottage. Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Tesco
  • Please note: Due to the property's amazing and unique location, it is accessed via a short footpath of approximately 50 yards so it is not possible to park immediately outside the cottage. Guests unload their belongings whilst temporarily parked on the road and carry them in. The Estuary is over the garden wall which runs directly outside the property’s windows and due to the character of the property, there are 2 steep cottage-style staircases.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Helen Gardner

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nikki, 11th May 2024

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Absolutly brilliant - fab location and beautiful cottage with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Kelly, 13th April 2024

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Our stay at Shoestring Cottage was fantastic! The views, location, proximity to the train were all great. The cottage itself is well fitted, very clean and has a great layout with lots of character. The owners were wonderful and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. We would highly recommend this place!

Reviewed by Sarah, 6th April 2024

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Cosy and comfortable cottage, really well equipped and in a stunning location. We absolutely loved our holiday!

Reviewed by Neil, 2nd April 2024

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Superb location and in close proximity to a good pub, coffee shop, convenience store and train station for day trips. Cottage is well decorated throughout with superb views from the majority of rooms. Highly recommended if youre looking to stay in the area.

Reviewed by Janis, 23rd March 2024

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We loved Shoestring Cottage and had a great week even though the weather was not very kind to us. The cottage is warm, comfortable and well equipped. There are good towels and bed linen and generous supplies in the kitchen and bathrooms as well as lots of lovely treats. It felt like a home. Thank you

Reviewed by Christiane, 9th December 2023

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We had a great holiday at Shoestring Cottage. The place is very well set up and comfortable. I particularly appreciated the small touches like the dog items and the Christmas decoration. All in all it was the perfect place for our stay. Thank you!

Reviewed by Alan, 28th October 2023

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Great place to stay with unique waterside views.

Reviewed by Richard, 14th October 2023

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Beautifully located property and superbly appointed.

Reviewed by Stuart, 20th August 2023

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Reviewed by Sally, 15th July 2023

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Beautiful extremely comfortable cottage in the most idyllic setting. We loved it.

Reviewed by Mark, 10th June 2023

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A perfect getaway. Fantastic location. Designed for total relaxation.

Reviewed by William, 3rd June 2023

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Amazing location and great for walks. The Swan Inn was very popular for us during our stay

Reviewed by Amanda, 6th May 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah, 1st April 2023

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Absolutely loved this cottage. Fantastic location in a beautiful village. Real home from home.

Reviewed by Paul, 18th March 2023

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Reviewed by Diane, 11th March 2023

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Lovely cottage and well equipped. Excellent location. Very dog friendly. The Swan pub is nearby and the food was delicious. We hardly used the car as the train was so handy.

Reviewed by Andrew, 4th March 2023

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A fabulous cottage in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Judith, 18th February 2023

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A magical place to rewind and have a restful break

Reviewed by Fiona, 10th October 2022

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Fantastic location! Beautifully warm and cosy house. Incredibly comfortable.

Reviewed by Allison, 20th August 2022

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What a special place Shoestring Cottage is. Arriving at such a quirky home was made all the lovelier thanks to the welcome basket, fresh scones, with jam + clotted cream and fresh flowers throughout. Diana & Martin host very well. Paddle boarding from the gate; marvelling daily at the tides; fabulous sunsets; ever changing views across the estuary;Read more star gazing; keeping track of the local family of swans with seven cygnets we loved it all. We very much appreciated the many thoughtful touches Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 13th August 2022

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A stunning location, with water lapping at the foot of the cottage and wonderful sunsets over the estuary. Thoughtfully and stylishly equipped. Lympstone is a quiet village, with some excellent pubs and good walking, cycling and train links along the coast.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 6th August 2022

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Wow!!!!! This cottage is simply beautiful. The location is stunning and the views are to die for. The owners have given so much thought to the design and layout to make the most of the views. Waking up in the morning to the sound of sea birds and water lapping against the walls is something that will remain with us. The cottage has everything you nRead moreeed and the welcome hamper was a thoughtful touch. Can't wait to return!!!! Hide

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