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 Roberts radios, smart TVs & 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 GoogleBut don’t forget to come back & book direct.

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice since 2016
    (previously Certificate of Excellence)
  • Google reviews 4.9 out of 5 stars.

“Simply Gorgeous. The decor is so incredibly tasteful with touches that made me feel right at home and the most comfortable bed imaginable.”

Melissa, UK Apr 2023

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

Elise, Netherlands 2019

“The place to stay in Exeter. I have stayed here numerous times and always leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. The location is superb being just a short walk away from the centre.”

Tom, UK 2023

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

Albert, UK 2022

“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 7.30pm*
CHECK OUT: 10:30am

RECEPTION OPEN: 8.30am-10.30am / 3pm-7.30pm

  • *Arriving after 7.30pm? A free late arrival / self check-in service is available on request (ID rqd.).

– 3pm is the earliest you can check-in.
– Storing luggage before check-in or after checking out by request only.
– Children aged 12 or over welcome.
– We cannot 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 on-street 2-hour bays are free overnight, 4pm to 11am (next day), Monday – Saturday, and all day Sunday. Great for 1 or 2 nights!

– Nearest Pay & Display Car Parks – Bystock Terrace Car Park (EX4 4HY) and Exeter St Davids rail station car parks (EX4 4NT / see Apcoa here).

– Parking permits (restricted / fee) for local on-street resident ‘J’ bays only – valid from check-in to noon on check-out. No reservation needed.

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

EV Charging Points – we do not have an EV charging point. But several different types are available in the area. (See an EV charging map.)


– Free fast Wi-fi

– 24 hour building access for guests

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

– Residents bar (early evening to 8pm)

– 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


Book Direct &
Save on Breakfast!*

*from other booking websites / terms on Booking page

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