Skip to content
Get brand editions for Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton

Dolphin Street, Colyton, Devon








2,637 sq ft

245 sq m

Describes how you own a property. There are different types of tenure - freehold, leasehold, and commonhold.Read more about tenure in our glossary page.


Key features

  • Period Property
  • Currently Run as Cafe/Bakery/B&B
  • Three En Suite Letting Rooms
  • Top Floor Owners Accommodation
  • Cafe with Kitchen
  • Centrally Situated


This property offers the flexibility of combining a home and two businesses but could very easily be adapted (subject to any necessary change of use) to become completely residential or to down-scale one side of the business and continue with only one aspect (e.g. a Bed and breakfast only or bakery and café only).
The property is currently run as a successful B&B with cafe and bakery on the ground floor. The possibilities of changing business model exist as the ground floor could easily be adapted to a number of other uses, whilst retaining the letting rooms. Owners accommodation is on the top floor, currently providing a large bedroom with vaulted ceiling and lovely views across the town to nearby countryside, with a spacious living room and large bathroom. The first floor has letting rooms, two large doubles and a small double/single room, all with en suite facilities, a customer w.c. for the cafe, utility cupboard and an office/store.
On the ground floor, there is a separate entrance to the house/B&B which opens into a hallway, off which there are doors to the café, kitchen and a reception room leading to a dining room/lounge. The café has a large window frontage to the road and separate customer entrance. Behind the cafe is the commercial kitchen which is equipped for the business. An external back door leads to a small courtyard where there is a small storage shed.
The property has been well maintained under the current ownership with a large number of hand-made replacement windows, some new bathroom fittings and complete redecoration throughout. The decor is colourful, quirky and fun in public areas and traditional with Georgian/Victorian colours in the letting rooms. There is gas central heating throughout.
Whilst not Listed, the property is in a conservation area situated very close to the centre of town with plenty of footfall.

Colyton is a pretty and historic town with a village feel with a range of local facilities including health centre, library, butcher`s, café/bakery, convenience stores, fish and chip shop, pubs, tea rooms, a garden centre and a variety of small shops and services. The beautiful Norman Church is the centre point of the town, which is most famous for the 1685 Monmouth Rebellion. On the edge of the town is the Seaton tramway station which operates services throughout the summer along the Axe Estuary, linking Colyton and Seaton, which is very popular with tourists. The nearby Colyton Grammar School is another draw for the area as the school consistently appears in the top 10 Grammar Schools in the country. The Jurassic Coast and pretty harbour at Axmouth is just 2 miles away, with the seaside resort of Lyme Regis to the east, just 7 miles and Sidmouth to the west just under 11 miles.

The accommodation (all measurements approximate) comprises:

All rooms fitted with up to date smoke alarms and fire doors.


Wooden panelled front door with fan light above, into small lobby. Gas meter. Multi pane glazed door into

Fire alarm (unit) and bell. Turning staircase. Under stairs storage. Radiator. Doors to restaurant, kitchen and reception rooms. Emergency fire alarm.

CAFE - 5.28m (17'4") x 5.25m (17'3") Into Bay
Two wooden, single glazed, bay windows to front with central door. Fitted bar/counter. Various items of café furniture included in the sale (detailed list TBC). Six hanging ceiling lights and six picture lights. Radiator. Door to

KITCHEN - 4.77m (15'8") x 3.5m (11'6") Max
L shaped room. Double glazed, double opener window to side. Half glazed door leading to outside courtyard area. Stainless steel sink with double drainer. Small wall mounted wash hand basin. Variety of chillers, stainless steel counter tops and equipment included (detailed list TBC). Dish washer. Electricity consumer unit.

RECEPTION ROOM ONE - 3.83m (12'7") x 3.37m (11'1") Plus Bay
Single glazed bay window to front. Open fireplace with tiled hearth and ornate timber surround and mantle (not in use). Half wall panelling. Radiator. One step up to

RECEPTION ROOM TWO - 2.76m (9'1") x 2.64m (8'8")
Single glazed sash window to rear. Full height wall panelling. Concealed cupboard housing wall mounted Ideal Logic gas fired boiler, electric meters and water tank.

BOILER/UTILITY ROOM - 2.82m (9'3") x 1.7m (5'7")
Wall mounted Ideal Logic gas fired boiler. Single glazed sash window to rear. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Three fridge/freezers. Electricity consumer unit.


Smoke alarm, emergency fire alarm. Electricity consumer unit. Stairs rising to top floor.

LAUNDRY CUPBOARD - 1.4m (4'7") x 0.96m (3'2")
Plumbing for washing machine. Pedestal wash hand basin. Air vent. Shelving.

CLOAKROOM - 2.36m (7'9") x 1.46m (4'9")
For use by restaurant customers. Run of work surface with inset wash hand basin and cupboards below. W.C. Extractor fan.

LETTING BEDROOM ONE - 4.19m (13'9") Max x 3.97m (13'0")
Single glazed bay window to front. TV point. Radiator. Door to

EN SUITE - 2.93m (9'7") x 2m (6'7")
Single glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising large walk-in shower, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Ladder style radiator. Vinyl flooring.

LETTING BEDROOM TWO - 4.1m (13'5") x 3.46m (11'4")
Single glazed bay window to front. Period fireplace (not in use). TV point. Radiator. Door to

EN SUITE - 2.48m (8'2") x 2.35m (7'9")
Fitted with a white suite comprising corner shower cubicle fitted with Triton electric shower pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Extractor fan. Ladder style radiator. Vinyl flooring.

LETTING BEDROOM THREE - 3.78m (12'5") x 2.89m (9'6") Into Bay
Single glazed bay window to rear. TV point. Radiator. Sliding door to

EN SUITE - 1.91m (6'3") x 0.66m (2'2")
Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle with Bristan electric shower, w.c. with integrated wash hand basin. Extractor fan. Vinyl flooring.

OFFICE/STORE - 3.51m (11'6") x 3.07m (10'1")
Steps down from landing. Two single glazed windows, one to each side. Telephone point & TV point. Restricted ceiling height. Smoke alarm.


Private lockable fire door into:

LIVING/DINING ROOM - 5.06m (16'7") x 4.45m (14'7")
Two double glazed Velux windows to front, with views over the rooftops to the church tower and beautiful Devon countryside. TV and telephone points. Store cupboard housing electricity consumer unit. Radiator. Double doors to Bedroom and door to

BATHROOM - 3.05m (10'0") x 2m (6'7")
Double glazed Velux window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising large walk-in shower, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. PVC shower wall panels to all walls. Vinyl flooring. Ladder style radiator.

BEDROOM - 5.34m (17'6") x 5.2m (17'1")
Two windows to rear and two Velux roof lights to front. Fabulous room with vaulted ceiling. Range of wardrobes included in the sale. Hatch to loft storage above lounge. Radiator. Painted floor boards.

A door from the kitchen leads out to a small courtyard area where there is a gate for pedestrian access to Bulls Court. There is a small shed suitable for bin storage.

All mains services are connected. Water is metered.

Broadband availability at this location can be checked through:

Business rates apply to the lettings and restaurant part of the premises. However, 100% relief is available if owners have only one property. The flat is subject to council tax and is rated Band A.


The property is not listed but is in a conservation area. The current owners run a successful café/bakery and B&B. It may be possible to obtain change of use to fully residential - please enquire with East Devon Planning Dept.

Each floor has a separate electricity fuse board and is fitted with smoke detectors, fire alarm and emergency lighting. Under the current ownership, the property has been extensively modernised and renovated. The majority of the rear windows have been replaced with bespoke wooden single glazed units with black ironmongery. A number of new radiators have been installed. The property has been redecorated both inside and out.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


Web Details

Council TaxA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council tax in our glossary page.

Ask agent

Dolphin Street, Colyton, Devon


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Axminster Station3.8 miles
Check how much you can borrow
Get a Mortgage in Principle
You'll have a personalised result in just 20 minutes and you could get viewings faster when you find the home you want, with no impact on your credit score.Powered bynationwide
Recently sold & under offer
See similar nearby properties
Get brand editions for Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton

About the agent

Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton

Market Place, Colyton, EX24 6JS

Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton
Gordon and Rumsby - Who We Are

We are dedicated Licensed Estate Agents with many years experience in selling houses in both East Devon and West Dorset (over 60 years between us) and occasionally outside this area with

an office base in Colyton, East Devon. We have a passion for property combined with traditional values of service. Therefore, our aim is to make estate agency something to be proud of. We want to match your property to the right buyer and make the whole pr

More properties from this agent


These notes are private, only you can see them.

Staying secure when looking for property

Ensure you're up to date with our latest advice on how to avoid fraud or scams when looking for property online.

Visit our security centre to find out more

Disclaimer - Property reference 2005_GORD. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

*This is the average speed from the provider with the fastest broadband package available at this postcode. The average speed displayed is based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Fibre/cable services at the postcode are subject to availability and may differ between properties within a postcode. Speeds can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed at the property may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed and confirm availability to a property prior to purchasing on the broadband provider's website. Providers may increase charges. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.
**This is indicative only and based on a 2-person household with multiple devices and simultaneous usage. Broadband performance is affected by multiple factors including number of occupants and devices, simultaneous usage, router range etc. For more information speak to your broadband provider.

Map data ©OpenStreetMap contributors.

Your search history

You have no recent searches.