duvets dishes guesthouse

Welcome to Townhouse Exeter

An inviting bolthole for the curious traveller – right where you want to be.

We are duvets. dishes. and more.

The High Street and both Exeter St Davids & Central train stations are a short walk away.

Townhouse Exeter is tucked away in a quiet corner of the city centre. On our doorstep – ready for you to explore – you will find the Cathedral, RAMM, University of Exeter Streatham Campus and the Quay.

A perfect mix of period & contemporary

A perfect mix of period & contemporary


Nine stylishly decorated rooms
We are about duvets.

Our comfy & quiet bedrooms feature ‘Finer than Down’ duvets with a pillow selection, Hypnos pillow-top mattresses, and premier bed linen. All products are hypo-allergenic.

All bedrooms have bijou en-suites (showers only, except bedroom 7) and luxury amenities – including sleep spray.

Most have high ceilings, and a mix of period features and contemporary furnishings – including breakfast seating.

dishes. (& delights)

Tasty breakfasts, relaxed lounge
We are about dishes & delights.

Is breakfast in your pyjamas your thing? If booking on B&B basis – our freshly made breakfast dishes are delivered to your door each morning. The continental-styled vegetarian / vegan menu includes a trio of pastry, breakfast pot, treats & more. You will be spoiled!

And if a glass of wine, beer or bubbles brings you delight – try our private, early evening residents bar. The Monkey Lounge is open for early evening drinks.


We listen to our guests and are quite chuffed about what people say.

Check out more guest feedback on TripAdvisor or Google. Don’t forget to come back to our website and book direct.

  • TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence since 2016
  • VisitEngland’s ‘Good to Go’ mark – Ensuring compliance with Government and industry COVID-19 guidance with processes in place for staff training, social distancing and cleanliness

“Everything you could want in a new world. Instead of stilted conversation in a communal room, a marvellous breakfast…that you can enjoy in our own privacy. This is what modern B&Bs should be like.”

James, UK Apr 2022

“Recommend it wholeheartedly. There’s lots of love poured into this place.”

Elise, Netherlands 2019

“Delightful place to stay. First rate facilities and very professionally run. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again when next in Exeter. Central and St David’s Stations within easy walk.”

Phil, UK 2021

“Once more expectations exceeded. Atmosphere is fabulous, the place is immaculate, super comfy bed, excellent breakfast and magnificent hosts.”

Albert, UK 20220

“Just the best. The room is lovely, cosy warm and chic.”

Carolyn, Singapore 2019

“It was a perfect choice in every way from location, warm welcome, comfortable rooms and delicious breakfast hamper. The breakfast of pastries and yogurt won us over, much better than a full English and could be enjoyed in bed! It felt like a little bit of luxury….”

Rachel, UK 2022

the house.

An historic grade II listed building

Originally known as Argyll Villa, the building is of the High Victorian eclectic-style. It was built as a pair of houses, along with #52, by the Wippell family circa 1875. Historic England lists the properties as, “…a striking pair of High Victorian houses at the upper end of a good street…” (2021). Well, no one can beat “a good street”!

The property neighbours the beautiful St David’s Church and charming houses along Little Silver. It has been updated with period and contemporary features.

There is no lift / elevator to access upper floors.

main details.


CHECK IN: 3pm to 8pm*
CHECK OUT: 10:30am

*late check-in is available on request.

– Advisory Covid-19 measures in place.
– 3pm is the earliest you can check-in or receive a parking permit.
– We cannot hold luggage before check-in or after checking out.
– Non-resident guests by permission only.
– Children aged 12 or over welcome.
– We do not accept pets or hen/stag parties
– Smoking / Vaping not permitted


– We do not have on-site parking and area parking is limited. We recommend travel to Exeter by train when possible.

– Local 2-hour bays are free overnight from 4pm to 11am (next day), Monday – Saturday, and all day Sunday.

– On-street parking permits available (fee) for local resident bays – valid from check-in to noon on check-out.

– Nearest Pay & Display Car Park – Bystock Terrace Car Park (EX4 4HY).

– Bicycle storage on restricted, outdoor basis only. Advance reservation only.


– Free fast Wi-fi

– 24 hour building access for guests

– Breakfasts served in-room (on b&b basis)

– Residents bar

– Private walled garden – Seasonal, limited opening times


We are located at 54 St Davids Hill, Exeter, EX4 4DT.

We are a short 10 minute walk to both main rail stations, Exeter High St & Cathedral, and Univ. Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Nearby public transport:
– Rail: Exeter St Davids and Central station, 500m
– Bus stops: College, Hele Rd & Clock Tower, 300m