Lower Towsington is such a picture perfect thatched cottage.
The summer-house is for your sole use. Sit back and relax in this glorious spot whilst the barbecue heats up.
Bedroom 2 on the first floor is super inviting, however please do mind your head on the beautiful beams.
The well-equipped kitchen is huge. Perfect for the chefs amongst you.
These glorious gardens are purely for your use. The perfect environment for the children and dogs to let off steam whilst you relax and unwind.
The summer-house is a great place to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining with the benefit of a roof should the weather have gloomier ideas.
The younger members of the group will fall in love with this fabulous little hideaway. A life-size wendy house!
Welcome to Lower Towsington Cottage. Enjoying your morning coffee and a paper is easily done is this secluded and quiet spot.
As you step into the property you will be welcomed into the entrance hall. This quirky space links the ground floor in a very charming way.
Plenty of space to really get stuck into creating that special meal.
The dining-area is very cute. The perfect place to unwind, enjoy great food and plan tomorrow's adventures.
The cosy sitting-room is perfect for snuggling up in following a full day of adventure.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor is this perfect single room. Ideal for those who don't fancy taking a trip up stairs.
The ground floor shower-room and WC.
Bedroom 3 is light and bright. A super room to enjoy a restful night's sleep.
Bedroom 2 is set up perfectly for the ladies of the group with a great vanity area.
The family bathroom on the first floor is equipped with this spacious tub.
Family bathroom on the first floor.
Welcome to Lower Towsington Cottage. Enjoying your morning coffee and a paper is easily done is this secluded and quiet spot.
Access to the property is via this shallow ford. Driving through slowly is the key. However if you don't feel confident enough to drive through, the owners are happy to offer an alternative route/parking.
On the other side of this discreet passage you will find your very own piece of heaven in the form of your enclosed garden and summer-house.
Sparking up the barbecue on a summer's day is a real must.
The stairs are steep and quite narrow. Please take care.
The first floor landing has a few steps built in.
The decor is beautiful throughout.

Lower Towsington Cottage


3.3 miles S of Exeter / Sleeps 5 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Turf (2 ¼ miles)

A fascinating historical building on the River Exe canal, it is now a pub that has a large garden with the Exe Estuary on one side and Turf Locks on the other. The BBQ area can be hired for BBQ parties, catered or otherwise.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Anna H September 2013

The seasonal passenger ( and bike ) ferry across the River Exe from Topsham to the stunning tow path along the other side - the goal being The Turf Hotel - a wonderful family and dog friendly pub with gardens and views right across the estuary to the sea. Order a jug of Pimms, book one of the in-situ barbecues and laze away a whole day ! One long table is set out on a little jetty of its own right over the water's edge. Lots of tidal mud at low tide - beware children in new shoes ! cheered by the Pimms let yourself be tempted in some of the gorgeous shops in Topsham's historic high street.

Nearest beach

Dawlish Warren Beach (6 ½ miles)

The award-winning Dawlish Warren Beach has numerous accolades under its belt. A haven for wildlife, it is recognised as one of the most important sites for wildfowl and wading birds in England. Popular amongst flightless visitors too, the beach provides lots of family-friendly activities and facilities. From go karting to water sports to eateries offering food and drink, there is something for everyone here.

Nearest walk

Haldon Forest Park (3 ½ miles)

Walking, cycling and horse riding in 3,500 acres of woodland near Exeter. You'll also find the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World here - an educational charity aimed at increasing our awareness and understanding of environmental issues, as well as a high wire adventure course and children's play area. Hungry after all the activity? The Ridge Cafe serves locally-sourced organic food and drink, or bring your own to enjoy in the picnic and BBQ areas.

Nearest town

Topsham (2 ¼ miles)

Some of the buildings here wouldn't look out of place in Amsterdam. The Dutch influenced architecture is a legacy from Topsham's days as a major cotton port trading with Holland. This pretty town on the Exe estuary has some lovely shops and restaurants and a large antique centre on the quayside. Walk along the estuary, visit the nature reserves and enjoy watching birds along the river from the bird hides.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Piper December 2019

Pleasant local circular walk from Darts Farm

We enjoyed a delightful circular walk from Darts Farm taking in RSPB Bowling Green Marsh with flocks of winter ducks and other birds as well as taking in Topsham with specialist architecture and shops and eateries.

Also nearby

Exeter Underground Passages (3 ¼ miles)

Explore the medieval passages that lie beneath Exeter High Street. Learn about the history of the tunnels with an interactive display, exhibition and film, then don a hard hat for a guided tour of the passages that once piped fresh water to the heart of the city.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

Built in 14th and 15th Centuries to bring a supply of fresh water into the city. Visitors pass through an exciting interpretation centre with interactive displays, have a 10 minute film presentation and a 25 minute tour followed by an opportunity to explore the exhibition.

Saddles and Paddles (2 ¾ miles)

Choose either the Exe Estuary Trail or the Exeter Canal Trail from here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Take your choice, bike or canoe

A nice flat cycle ride on a tow path with two pubs en-route. The Double Locks is half way and Turf is at the end. Both serve good food.

Shaldon (9 ½ miles)

Shaldon is an unspoilt village situated on the mouth of the river Teign between Torquay and Teignmouth. It has a thriving livelyhood based on the estuary. On a clear day, Portland Bill can even be seen despite being 50 miles away. A pretty village with two churches, a boutique, butcher, coffee shop and many conserved areas for all to enjoy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Burgher June 2019


The London, The Ferry Boat and the Clifford all good pubs. The London Inn and The Clipper are the places to eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Barnett September 2016

Shaldon village

Lovely walk with our dog along the estuary into Shaldon village with a few shops/cafes. London Inn pub by the bowling green friendly pub with excellent beer and food (Best to book for Sunday lunch). If you don't like the Hi De Hi type holiday with amusements and cheap trinket shops then this is a place to visit

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Richardson January 2014

Very English Shaldon

A little hidden gem this village right on the seafront facing Teignmouth on the estuary, nice stylish shops and narrow streets with a bowling green and several nice pubs with good food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Gilchrist October 2013

Lovely pretty village, with a host of beautiful places to eat and drink. We tried the live music at the Ferryboat Inn, and had a lovely early evening looking out over the harbour from their beer garden. The shops were good quality, though during the off-season (October) I presume they have shorter opening hours (10-4 average) and some appeared closed. Everyone we met was very friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxed and refined.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

Fabulous estuary village

Complete with its full range of shops, restaurants/pubs and beachesSo much to see- the village has a great website.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Shaldon village life

Shaldon village hosts a variety of activities throughout the summer. There is a market on the village green in traditional costume every week and the well know water carnival where sand castle competitions and decorated boats abound. The highlight of the year has to be Shaldon Regatta, which takes place around the late summer bank holiday in August where everyone is welcome to enter and regatta boats are available if you don't have your own. Also five-a-side football, beach volleyball, swimming competitions and sandcastle competitions abound. Highly recommended.

Darts Farm (3 miles)

Ronald Dart started selling fruit and veg from a small hut at the bottom of his field in the 1970s. One of the first farms in the country to run pick your own fruit and vegetables, today Darts Farm is run by Ronald's three sons, with a master butcher, fishmonger, baker, deli, cider maker and restaurant onsite as well as fishing ponds, a maze and farm walks. You can also now hire bikes and cycle the beautiful Exe Estuary cycle trail. Darts Farm was listed in the 2011 Times "Britain's Best Farm Shop" guide.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Green September 2013


Forget the rest, this is the best farm shop in all of the South West

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2010

You can get almost anything in the farm shop, from cakes, meat, fresh vegetables, salad, fruit and alcohol with a lot of it being from true local suppliers. There is also a deli if you want to grab a quick bite to eat. Would definitely recommend a trip to Darts Farm!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2010

Great for West Country ales and ciders

Darts Farm is a really buzzing enterprise - there is so much going on here. If you are a fan of West Country ales and ciders, you'll be impressed by the huge range on offer here. They also have their own traditional cider press and ale house - time it right and you might catch one of the free tastings.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2009

Good family day out

As well as pick your own, there's an animal corner where the kids can meet the farmyard animals. In summer, the field maze is good fun. There are also fishing ponds for those after a bit of peace and quiet!

Exeter (3 ¼ miles)

Exeter has always had real character due to its lovely cathedral, which is surrounded by peaceful green spaces and cobbled streets. The historic quayside is full of interesting shops to browse and cafes to while away an afternoon of people watching. There is a worthwhile visitor centre which traces Exeter’s history back into the mists of time.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Avis January 2010

Scenic rail trips from Exeter

Tarka line to to the quiet heart of North Devon. The spectacular estuary and coastal route to Dawlish and Paignton. Pretty East Devon /Dorset route through Axminster, Sherbourne and on to Salisbury. Great days out or wonderful just to relax and look out at glorious Devon!

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