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Devon Coast, Great Britain

Teignmouth (pronounced Tinmuth) South Devon, Great Britain

Teignmouth (pronounced Tinmuth) South Devon, Great Britain

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2001


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
March 28, 2024 - April 12, 2024 1 weeks

Great Britain

May 02, 2024 - September 30, 2024 2 weeks

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October 01, 2024 - November 30, 2024 1 weeks

Autumn break probably in the UK - possibly Scotland, Wales, East Anglia

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Newly refurbished large seaside home in South Devon, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms and lovely sea view

 Our house is nearly 101 years old and retains some period features like the hall and staircase and our high ceilings. However, we had it remodelled and refurbished in 2019/2020 and so it has many more modern touches, including triple glazing, a fabulous huge new kitchen and new bathrooms. We love the sea view from our house and garden and are sure you will enjoy it too. We can easily walk to the beach or to the shops or to the mainline train station in 5-10 minutes. We also have a bus stop just outside our garden wall.

Downstairs we have a formal sitting room with sofas and grand piano, plus a sea view. We watch TV in our snug, with its corner sofa and woodburning stove for colder evenings. We have a large utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. But the room we use the most is our kitchen with its lovely bright windows (including big patio doors leading on to a terrace outside), a window seat, small sitting area and big dining table. It has a big island unit and loads of workspace, as well as a sea view. The fridge freezer has an icemaker, we have a Quooker boiling water tap, both induction and gas hobs, convection and steam ovens plus a microwave and dishwasher.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms. Three of the five have their own private facilities. Bedroom 1 is big and very light, with three lots of windows and a sea view. It has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, a sea view, and en-suite shower room with basin and WC. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

Bedroom 4 has a double bed. Bedroom 5 has a single bed, although it also has a desk and we mainly use it as a study. We have a cot which can be set up in any of the rooms. There is also a family bathroom, with bath, bidet, basin and WC.

We normally park in the yard on the North side of the house, accessible via our electric gates. There is plenty of extra space for parking on our gravel driveway. We have a big garden, with a terrace and table and chairs facing south, outside the kitchen. We also have a small patio with table and chairs on the west side of the house which we call the gin and tonic patio as it catches the early evening sun. For children there is lots of room to run about and it is good for playing hide-and-seek but we would note that little ones would need to be supervised as the main gateway to the road is open.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 27 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Former Chief Education Officer, now retired
  • Education Consultant, mainly retired!

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9
  • Living Area: 307 m2
  • Total Area: 1350 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Garage

Facilities

  • Non-smoking house
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Australia
  • United States
  • Scotland, UK
  • Great Britain, UK
  • Spain
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Exeter / Bristol - 18 miles / 85 miles

Teignmouth (pronounced 'Tinmuth') is a small seaside town of about 15,000 people and has a good range of local shops, including a couple of supermarkets. The beach is an easy walk away from our house (5-10 minutes) and there is also an open-air heated pool on the seafront, which we hope will be reopening in summer 2024. There is also a small hotel near our house which has a heated indoor pool available to non-residents. Teignmouth has a large and cute children's playground and a crazy golf course on the sea front. A little passenger ferry takes you across the river to the picturesque village of Shaldon with its stylish little cafes, pubs, a little zoo and the Ness Beach, accessed on foot via the Smugglers' Tunnel. There are opportunities for watersports and hiring of boats, kayaks, boards and wetsuits is possible.

Teignmouth is close to other seaside places like Dawlish and Torquay, about 30 minutes from Exeter, with its ancient cathedral and medieval underground passages and 45 minutes from Plymouth. On longish day trips it is easy to visit places like the Roman ruins at Bath and the world's first suspension bridge and first iron ship at Bristol or to Tintagel or the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Devon is a green and hilly county with a pretty coastline and good hill walking on Dartmoor. It attracts a lot of UK visitors for holidays. There are many historic places to explore including castles like Berry Pomeroy or Castle Drogo and historic houses like Killerton or Saltram, or Greenway, crime writer Agatha Christie's house near picturesque Dartmouth plus loads of other tourist attractions too, many of them providing fun for children, such as the South Devon Steam Railway, Woodlands Adventure Park or Pennywell Farm (especially geared for small children).

There are lots of places to eat out. A personal favourite of ours is Riverford Field Kitchen, in quiet countryside near pretty Totnes. The Field Kitchen is indoors but based in the heart of a large organic farm and has delicious food from the farm. It is popular but you can book ahead on the internet.

https://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/places/teignmouth-p187813

https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIDKRcrVJjJO0AtiJ3Bwx.;_ylu=Y29sbwMEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj?p=teignmouth+tourism&type=fc_A30C76C6185_s58_g_e_d070122_n1009_c20&param1=7&param2=eJw1i8sKgzAQRX9llgoSJ%2BZF8TO6KuIiahqD0YhaLP36jtAycDnnXsaHoanb%2B4MjCiFFU7QLOdmN8JrQIK8qkp6kQoKwXsQN40oxSuRUepeo9R3hyxLN6RNitKViCNkZliGdOywHcGRYAxVa1vDWMge7rtGdrpvCUSphmNCQTeMxxwJimBx4108ph37c0uxKjprhdbDbp93C%2F8UN%2FrdxYZBJ8wUD1T6y&hsimp=yhs-2212&hspart=fc&ei=UTF-8&fr=yhs-fc-2212

https://visitdartmoor.co.uk/things-to-do/tourist-information#
https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/
https://www.visitexeter.com/

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Occupation

  • Former Chief Education Officer, now retired
  • Education Consultant, mainly retired!

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

This member has completed 27 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: