The two-bedroom redbrick terraced holiday cottage dates from the early 1900s and has been beautifully refurbished by the owners to sleep up to five people in two bedrooms. You’re only a few minutes walk from The Quay and a host of welcoming bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, and other amenities, including Exeter train station. The name “Isca” comes from the Roman name for the town and refers to the River Exe which flows through the town.
Exeter is an ancient city dating back to before the Roman invasion. It wears its age well. The oldest building is St Nicolas Priory, constructed in 1087, two centuries before Exeter Cathedral. Visitors who want to learn more about Exeter and its past can also visit the medieval underground passages, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and have a free guided tour with one of the Red Coat guides. Once you’ve had your fill of history, hit the High Street for a fantastic choice of shops, boutiques and restaurants. The Quay Climbing Centre has a massive indoor climbing wall within walking distance of the cottage. You’re also within walking distance of bicycle and canoe hire for exploring via the canal.
There is more than enough to see and do within the city to keep you happily entertained for a long weekend, but if you’re staying longer, then you’ll be able to discover a bit more of Devon. Ten miles from the city, Exmouth is a long sandy beach with rockpools and clean water for swimming, surfing, kiteboarding, SUPing, and windsurfing. It is at the start of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast and has access to the South West Coast Path. Its two-mile promenade has been a favourite with locals and visitors for generations, and there is a good range of cafes and restaurants so you can make a full day of it.
Other day trips can include seeing Powderham Castle and Dawlish Warren. Go climbing, mountain biking and horseriding in Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, or visit the wild goats in the Valley of the Rocks near Lynton and Lynmouth. Lundy Island is the perfect place to escape for a day. Plymouth never disappoints with its shops, restaurants, maritime history, and the famous Mayflower Steps, and there’s a raft of traditional seaside entertainments on the English Riviera beaches of Torbay, Paignton and Brixham.
Isca House is fantastic for couples, families or friends who want the convenience of staying in a city and want easy access to the surrounding coast and countryside.
Isca House is a smartly presented mid-terrace cottage with accommodation over two levels.
Stylish laminate flooring, fresh white walls, and a flowing layout add to the sense of light and space downstairs has. The living area has a large sofa that opens into a double sofa bed (accommodating one extra guest) and a wall-mounted Smart TV.
Kitchen/diner well-equipped for self-catering with a full-sized oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle, plates, glasses and all the other bits and pieces that will help you cook and serve meals. The kitchen door opens into the private courtyard garden.
Tiled family bathroom with a shower over the bath, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.
Master bedroom with double zip and link bed (this can be set up as two singles by prior arrangement), bedside tables and reading lights. All beds are made up for the arrival of guests with bed linen and bath towels provided.
Second double bedroom (which also has zip and link bed which can be set up as two singles by prior arrangement) with a nightstand and reading light.
The cottage has a private courtyard garden with seating. There is residential parking on the street outside and a car park 250 metres from the cottage. The owner can also at times provide a visitors parking permit (at an additional charge) – please check with the owner if you need this.
Utilities, WiFi, bedlinen and bath towels are provided. The maximum capacity of the cottage is five. Smoking is not permitted. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement (no additional charge with some house rules so please speak to the owner before booking).