green lands and golden sands
Like a picture postcard brought to life, you’ll love this traditional seaside town bursting with the colours of nature all around, from coast to countryside.
Right in the heart of Dawlish, with the beach and nature reserve just minutes away, our exclusive Blackberry Lane development of just 17 stunning 3 and 4-bedroom bunnyhomes is set to be one of the most sought-after locations on the South Devon coast. Designed and built from our Georgian-inspired, high-specification Craft Collection.
perfect for an early morning swim
Or a trek across the sand dunes? Or sit and watch
the famous black swans glide slowly by…
The first thing you do every day when you wake up in dreamy Dawlish is pinch yourself, so you know it’s all for real.
Living at Blackberry Lane, in the heart of this much-loved seaside town, it’s easy to feel like you’re on holiday, even on a school day. Imagine a life where a pre-teatime paddle has become part of your daily routine — bag packed with buckets and spades, picking up the little ones from school (which is just over the road) and wandering down to the beach excitedly together, to join your friends. Or perhaps your little ones have flown the nest and you have the grandchildren coming to stay?
And although it’s picture perfect with beautifully soft, golden sands just made for the best ever castle building, it’s not all about the beach at Dawlish. The town centres around The Lawn, a wide open green, great for picnicking and Dawlish Water (also called The Brook), that meanders gently through it. Easy walking distance from home, you can stroll back and forth over its pretty bridges as you potter about your day, watched lazily by the town’s famous black swans that glide along the river. The town has everything you need from independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars to post offices, banks and a major supermarket.
For a more extensive shopping trip, a night out, or maybe the commute for work or high school, Exeter is only 13 miles away. It’s a straightforward half an hour’s drive along the main A379, or just 20 minutes by train on the famous Riviera Line — one of the most scenic railway lines in Britain that hugs the coastline, with amazing views. It runs under striking red brown cliffs and through a series of dramatic tunnels, literally a few metres from the shoreline. Imagine following the sunset all the way home, over the Exe Estuary and far out to sea — it’s a sight to behold.
Leisure is a way of life at Dawlish. Apart from the obvious water sports and beach pursuits that stretch for miles, there’s so much else to do here to keep everyone outdoors and active.
Jump in your saddle of choice and enjoy the stunning coast and countryside scenery. Cyclists will love the 20-mile Exe Estuary Trail between Dawlish and Exmouth and horse riders will find the nearby Dartmoor National Park just breathtaking. For walking and general family adventuring, Dawlish Warren’s blue-flag beach and its 500-acre Nature Reserve is just a couple of miles away, dotted with sand dunes and stacked with amazing wildlife. Or you can explore to your heart’s content in both directions along the well-trodden South West Coast Path. There’s also the headland, Lea Mount, with Boat Cove at its foot and Coryton Cove, the furthest part of the beach accessible by the seawall path, behind it, not forgetting Langstone Rock too.
The golfers among you are sure to be captivated by the spectacular setting of Warren Golf Club, the only true links course in Devon. Referred to as ‘The Andrews of the South’, it’s on a narrow peninsular close to the estuary of the River Exe, an internationally-renowned conservation area, teeming with wildlife.
Geographically speaking, Dawlish is wonderfully located for Devonshire family life. As well as being perfect commuting/shopping/socialising distance for Exeter, it’s also extremely well placed for Newton Abbot (11 miles) and Torquay (12 miles). The Haldon Forest Park, popular with walkers, runners and cyclists is just 11 miles inland and the charming neighbouring seaside towns of Holcombe and Teignmouth are just a couple of miles along the coast.