|Sparrow’s Nest is:
⚫ 9 miles from Exeter
⚫ 2 miles from Dawlish
⚫ 1.5 miles from Dawlish Warren
⚫ 1.5 miles from Starcross ferry to Exmouth
⚫ Close to railway stations at Dawlish (2 miles), Dawlish Warren (1.8 miles) and Starcross (1.8 miles)
⚫ 1 minute from bus stops (Exeter to Dawlish and beyond)
⚫ 13 miles from Exeter Airport
⚫ 0.5 miles from a Sainsbury’s supermarket
|Things to do
Many too many to list! Here are a few, but there will be lots of suggestions at the cottage:
⚫ Beaches at Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Teignmouth and Torbay (Torquay and Paignton) all nearby.
⚫ Exmouth via passenger ferry May-October.
⚫ Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay easily reached.
⚫ Ferry from Teignmouth to Shaldon (small zoo and smugglers’ tunnel to beach)
⚫ Spectacular Sea Wall walks (Dawlish to Dawlish Warren) and Holcombe to Teignmouth
⚫ Dartmoor nearby for walking and exploring. Scenery, archaeology, pretty towns and wide open spaces.
⚫ Powderham Castle within 3 miles.
⚫ Boat trips (mostly summer) from Starcross, Dawlish, Teignmouth & Torbay.
⚫ South West Coast Path; amazing views, some easy, some strenuous.
⚫ Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, of international importance for birds
⚫ River Exe estuary, also of international importance for birds
⚫ Level Cycle route from Dawlish Warren right round the Exe estuary to Exmouth.
⚫ Haldon Hill Forestry Commission walks and off road cycling. Sculpture trail and “Go Ape” experience.
⚫ Dawlish itself is delightful; enjoy a clotted cream-topped ice-cream whilst watching the black swans on the brook.
⚫ Dawlish Warren has an area with amusements.
⚫ Theatres in Dawlish, Teignmouth, Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth.
⚫ Cinemas in Exeter, Newton Abbot and Torquay (and once a month in Dawlish).
⚫ Steam trains (Paignton to Kingswear for Dartmouth, and Buckfastleigh to Totnes)
⚫ Lots of tourist attractions within easy reach.