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Devon - Accommodation for birdwatchers

 self catering Exe Estuary – Dawlish Warren.

2 bedroom, 6 berth 36’x12’ mobile home to let. Call Bob Ambridge on 07723 608598 & quote Ref: H87 to book. email

Exe Estuary Caravan This lovely 2 bed static has a twin & double master bedroom with en-suite + a double under lounge seating and is situated overlooking a lake in the grounds of the park next door.

Just a short walk to the famous Dawlish Warren Blue Flag Beach it’s the ideal location for families, walkers and golfers alike.

For anyone wanting a perfect place to watch the birds & wildlife this is superb and is only a short walk from Exe River Estuary & National Nature Reserve which is a bird watchers’ paradise with thousands of over-wintering birds.

It is within easy driving distance of RSPB Hide at Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham; Exminster Marshes and the River Otter at Budleigh Salterton - click here for more information.

 self catering Beaconside Country House and Cottages - nr Northam Burrows, Devon

Beaconside Country House and Cottages Landcross, Bideford, North Devon EX39 5JL Tel: 01237 475118 email website 

Beaconside Country House and Cottages Welcome to Beaconside Country House and Cottages. Situated in 25 acres of rolling Devon countryside with our own private woodland. Our cottages can accommodate from 2 to 38 in quality surroundings with many facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Beaconside House overlooks our woodland and is a perfect vantage point to view a great variety of birds including Buzzards and Woodpeckers.

We are only 10 mins drive from Northam Burrows where you can spot waders such as Bittern, Night Heron, Spoonbill and Black-winged Stilt.

Special discount for mid week bookings. See our website for full details.

 self catering Langstone Cliff Hotel - Dawlish Warren, Devon

3, Langstone Cliff Hotel, Mount Pleasant Road, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NA Tel: 01626 868000 or 01626 865155email website 

Langstone Cliff Hotel 3 Star AA Rated 64 bedroomed hotel, with extensive leisure facilities and Free Wi-Fi, set in 19 acres of Devon woodland overlooking the sea and Exe estuary.

Located just 500 meters from the Dawlish Warren nature reserve (SSSI) which is an important roosting site for thousands of wading birds and wildfowl.

There is ample free onsite parking the no.2 bus stops opposite the hotel driveway and the nearest mainline railway station Dawlish Warren is just 400 metres from the Hotel

 self catering Anchor Ley - nr Kingsbridge, Devon

3, Holmleigh Road, Torcross, Near Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2TW Tel: 01548 843773email website 

View from Anchor Ley Enjoying spectacular uninterrupted views of Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and out to sea. (photo is view from the lounge)

Slapton Ley, an SSSI, is an important staging post for wintering and migrating birds plus resident breeds, it also has rare wildlife (eg otters) and plants, and is surrounded by woodland, fen and reed beds with hides, trails and natural history courses.

Sleeps 6. rated 4 star (VisitBritain)

Dogs welcome.

Wi-Fi, off road parking, wood stove, 2 adult bikes, DVDs, books, games, CDs, I -Pod dock, 2 TVs.

250m walk to shop, Pubs/restaurants, teashop, beach and the Southwest Coastal Path. Kingsbridge and Dartmouth - 7 miles

 self catering Kittiwake Cottage - East Prawle, Devon

Lou and Bill Bonham, Shepherds House, East Prawle, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2BY Tel: 01548 511471  email website 

Kittiwake Cottage This restored fisherman's cottage sleeps 4+. It has sea views, a log burner and a sunny garden. It is well equipped, comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. 

East Prawle, has a good pub, a shop and seasonal café and is just a short walk to the coastal path.

The coastal preservation area contains stunning scenery and a wide range of birds including resident Cirl Bunting, Kestrels, Sparrowhawks, Buzzards and Peregrine.

Autumn migration is an excellent time to visit. Short breaks are available.

 bed and breakfast/guest house The Manor Hotel - Exmouth

The Manor Hotel. The Beacon. Exmouth. EX8 2AG. Tel: 01395 272549 Fax: 01395 225519 email website 

The Manor Hotel A family run 40 en-suite bedroom, 2 star hotel. Situated on an elevated position overlooking the Devon coastline towards Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.

Exmouth Local Nature Reserve covers a vast area of constantly changing tidal mud flats and sands forming part of the Exe estuary. The estuary is renowned as a site of special scientific interest and an important habitat for wading and migrating birds. Boat trips and specialist tours can be arranged.

The Manor Hotel is eight miles from the M5 on the A376. Short breaks can be arranged - please contact us for details.

self catering Mounsey End - Exmoor National Park, North Devon

Mounsey End, Dulverton Somerset TA22 9QE Tel: 01225 464232   email website 

Mounsey EndExmoor National Park, near Dulverton, North Devon/Somerset border.

Very comfortable cottage in tranquil secret setting; magnificent views; direct access to ancient woodland Nature Reserve (SSSI) and the idyllic River Barle, with moorland beyond.

Perfect location for bird watching and walking. Sleeps 2-4. Tel/fax 01225 464232.


self-catering Marsdens Cottage Holidays - Braunton, Devon

2,The Square, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JB
Tel: 01271 813777      Fax: 01271 813664
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Marsdens Cottage Holidays, DevonMarsdens Cottage Holidays are the largest agency in the West Country with all their properties inspected by the Visit Britain Assessors.

Specialising in the North Devon National Trust Coastline and Exmoor they have over 260 cottages sleeping 2 - 28, some with direct beach access. 30 of the cottages have swimming pools and all are graded for quality and comfort. Short breaks are available, some for only 2 nights. All cottages include linen and 50% accept pets.

 self catering The Granary at Locks Farm - East Prawle, Devon

Locks Farm, East Prawle, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2BU Tel: 01548 511244  email website 

The GranaryLocks Farm occupies a sheltered position in the centre of East Prawle, just 1 mile from the South-Devon Coastal Path and between the dramatic National Trust headlands of Prawle Point and Start Point. And located close to Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.

The Granary sleeps up to 6 people in 4 bedrooms. From the kitchen/diner, lounge and balcony, there are fantastic views of the valley and sea.

Prawle Point is Devon's most southerly point, and is a good vantage point for birdwatchers, especially during migration. Kingsbridge estuary and Slapton Ley abound in wildfowl and waders and there are public hides at Torcross, Beesands and Charleton Marsh.

 bed and breakfast/guest house The Croft Guest House - Cockwood Harbour

The Croft Guest House, Cockwood Harbour, Starcross, Exeter, Devon EX6 8QY. Tel: 01626 890282 email website 

The Croft Guest House The Croft is ideally set in an acre of secluded gardens overlooking picturesque Cockwood Harbour and the Exe estuary, approximately one mile from Starcross on the A379 Exeter - Dawlish road.

Safe off road parking for cars, boats etc. Nearest Guest House to the nature reserve at Dawlish Warren with 2 miles of sandy beaches, home to many resident and migrant birds. Haldon Forest & Powderham Castle nearby.

Regular ferry boat trips Starcross to Exmouth daily, regular bus services also.

 bed and breakfast Greenswood Farm - Dartmouth, Devon

Greenswood Farm, Dartmouth, South DevonTQ6 0LY
Tel: 01803 712100
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 Greenswood Farm,  DevonGreenswood Farm is a small working farm set in its own peaceful sheltered valley with a traditional Devon longhouse surrounded by large beautifully landscaped gardens.

Being only 4 miles from Dartmouth and even closer to the sea, the farm is ideally situated in perfect seclusion for easy access to the whole of South Devon and the southeast of Cornwall.

The South Hams, as this area is known, is the most southerly and temperate part of Devon, with rolling hills and sheltered river valleys. The coastline is spectacular and greatly varied, the local towns and villages attractive, small and friendly.

self-catering Gull Cottage - Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Gull Cottage, Devon3, Queen Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6LB
Tel: 01395 227168
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Gull Cottage is a charming little two-bedroomed fisherman's cottage in the centre of Budleigh Salterton, 50 yards from the beach and Jurassic coast path.

Traditionally built of cob, with two foot thick walls it is warm and cosy in the winter and delightfully cool in the summer.

There is a well-equipped kitchen, washing machine, TV and DVD player. Sleeps up to 6.

Budleigh Salterton has a good range of shops and excellent restaurants and pubs.

 bed and breakfast Old Castle Holidays - Ringmore

Ringmore, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 4HJ Tel: 01548 810524  email website 

The Nest Whether you stay in our B&B or self-catering holiday accommodation our aim is to make you especially welcome and comfortable and to do everything we can to help you make the most of your holiday or stay in this beautiful part of Devon.

Ringmore is between the Avon and Erme estuaries which offer varied bird-watching all year round and only slightly further afield is the excellent Slapton Ley Nature reserve.

 self catering Twistgates Farm Cottages - Honiton, Devon

Twistgates Farm, Upottery, Nr Honiton, Devon EX14 9PE Tel/Fax: 01404 861173  email website 

Twistgates Farm Cottages Three delightful cottages combining quality and comfort with traditional character.  

Situated in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our unique position makes it very easy to access the enormous variety of high quality habitats that East Devon has to offer birdlife. These include woods, hedged farmland, riverside, heaths, estuary and coast.

Short breaks are available at most times of the year. Please see our website for details.

 self catering Off The Beaten Track - Okehampton

Hallwood Farm, Petrockstowe, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3HP
Tel: 01837 811762   Fax : 01837 811764
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Wake up to this view whilst staying at Off The Beaten Track Hallwood Farm is nestled on a South facing slope overlooking the unspoilt countryside on the edge of the thatched village of Petrockstow with its own friendly pub. This part of Devon is truly beautiful; gentle rolling hills, tree lined fields and ancient woodlands abound..

ETC 3 Star Self catering accommodation for 2-10 people in Traditional Devon Longhouse * 12 SEAT LAND ROVER EXCURSION SERVICE TO TAKE YOU TO FAVOURITE BIRDING AREAS * Drying Room * Boot /waterproof wash down facilities * Packed Lunches and Evening Meals available * Woodburning stoves * Quality Mountain Bike Hire.

self-catering  Garden Cottage - Dean Prior, Devon

Tel: 01364 643800  email website 

Garden Cottage, DevonThe bungalow has the advantage of being close to the open countryside and Dartmoor National Park, which is ideal for scenic or walking days. Dean Prior is situated halfway between Exeter & Plymouth with Torbay 12 miles to the east, we are on the border of South Hams. Trips to Torbay beaches and Kingsbridge are all within half an hours travelling time.

Eden Project, Nr St Austell, is only just over one hour away by car. We have a range of attractions such as Butterflies, Otters, River Dart, Dartmoor, Steam Trains, Buckfast Abbey and Good Food all within 10 minutes.

Please mention Birds Of Britain when contacting our accommodation clients!
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