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Broadway House

35 High Street Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0ED England (Show map)
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£36 - £7400
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Situated in the historic town of Topsham near Exeter, you are assured a warm welcome at Broadway House - a family run bed and breakfast with high standards of care in an historic house. At one time, Topsham was one of the most important ports in England - second only to London. Used for the import of cotton from America and elsewhere, the Dutch architecture and port buildings of that period can still be seen on the waterfront today. Most of the buildings though have since been converted to residential use and the port of Topsham is now used for leisure instead of commerce. The house which dates back to 1776 has a grade II* historical listing and was built in a grand style by a wealthy oporto merchant who after building it couldn't afford to live in it because of its cost! Many of the original features of the house are still visible: There is a fine mahogony staircase with a large pallodion window (Used for many a wedding photo!) and in the hall are 16/17C Spanish leather panels (said to be from the Armada) which were installed from another property when the house was built. The lower two floors have plaster cornices and the original shutters a feature of all the rooms still work. Our Georgian Tearoom & Restaurant has been established within the property for 20 years and has a widespread reputation for quality and hospitality - so much so that we recently received the award for 'Best Tearoom in Devon'. Our bed and breakfast is also a favourite with many of our guests who have returned time and time again. Check out our website (URL on the right) for further information, photos of our house, Topsham, maps, attractions, restaurant menu and much much more!


Location Type

200yds from Rail Station, Bird Watching, On Major City Bus Route, Quality Restaurants Nearby, River Estuary, Romantic Walks, Airport, Beachside, City, Countryside, Small town


Exeter, United Kingdom 5 miles

Directions to property:

By Car: From the M5, leave at J30. Follow signs for A379 to Dawlish. At first roundabout (2nd including J30) turn left down Topsham Road. House is on the left beside the red phone box as you come into Topsham at the third zebra crossing - 2 miles from roundabout. Parking is available at the rear of the property - turn left at mini roundabout ,then left into cobbled drive and take the left hand gate. By Rail: Change at Exeter St Davids. Take the Exmouth train to Topsham. From Topsham Railway Station, cross over the main road where the gates are and go 200 yds down the hill (Station Road). Go round the corner at the end of the road onto High Street. Our house is the first on your right with the iron gate and railings.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dartmoor National Park, Exeter Cathedral & Quay, Plymouth, Torquay & Dawlish, Powderham Castle, Steam Railways, Westpoint Arena, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Internal window shutters, Off-Street Parking, Restaurant (8am-5pm), Packed Lunches (extra to tariff ), Tea garden in summer, Ironing board down stairs

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Romantic Walks, Restaurants, RSPB Nature Reserve, Bridge Inn - The Queen's Pub, Exe Estuary, Traditional English Pubs, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 1pm - 9.30pm
  • Check Out:: 10.30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes With Parents
  • Childcare Provided: No high chair available in tearoom 1travel cot available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum of two days during weekends (June-Sept Only)
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 10% of value of booking (waived at our descretion)
  • Cancellations: Please inform us as soon as possible. If a deposit has been paid then it will be refunded if the room can be relet



Gerald and Heather Knee

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About the innkeepers

Gerald is a keen gardener and has worked as a master builder for many years designing, building and improving houses - often listed buildings. Heather trained and worked as a nurse but gave it up for her family. Later she turned her hand to cooking. Using her skills of hospitality and good taste! she has establised the Georgian Tearooms as one of the best in the area. She enjoys patchwork quilting, is collector of fantastic dessert recipes and works with the Topsham Traders Association.

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English breakfast

  • Time Served: 8am-9am
  • Serving Location: in summer, the walled flower garden, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

, Devonshire Fayre, Roast ( Tue Thur)

Signature Dish

Devonshire Cream Tea
English cream teas are traditonaly served at four and ours is the genuine Devonshire variety: A pot of Twinnings tea, our own homemade jam, Devonshire clotted cream and most importantly, homemade scones. The scones are made daily to a family farmhouse recipe using only natural ingredients and when hot from the oven are amazing. (Available 2-5pm daily)<p>*** Our tearoom has been awarded best in Devon Gold award from2004 to 2011

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Innkeepers: Gerald and Heather Knee


35 High Street , Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0ED England (Show map)

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