About Us
& The Blenheim

Dawlish, Devon, UK
18th Century Building
11 Rooms, 25 Guests
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The Blenheim

The Blenheim is an 18th century guest house set on the seafront in Dawlish, we have 11 en suite studio apartments that cater for Bed & Breakfast and room only accommodation. The Blenheim has been in the family for over 30 years and prides itself on making every guest feel welcome.

The Blenheim occupies a prominent seafront position with most of our rooms benefiting from spectacular views of the sea. Dawlish town is within a 5 minute walk where you can find an array of tea shops, souvenir shops and eateries.   

We do operate a contactless check in since COVID-19 so please look out for our email with the code to gain entry after booking.   

Accommodations & About Your Stay


Our Ground floor apartment has sea views with your choice of 2 singles or super king size bed, this room has grab rails in the en suite so perfect for our less agile guests. The Hideaway apartment has 2 single beds and is at the rear of the property. Both rooms have small kitchenettes with fridge microwave  and toaster perfect for room only or a B&B stay.


Two of these apartments on the first floor enjoy wonderful sun-trap balconies, each supplied with sun chairs to enjoy the wonderful sea views. There is also a single apartment and a large Dawlish view apartment


Second floor apartments have a lovely side sea view room and 2 wonderful sea view apartments with panoramic sea views. There is also a family apartment which has 1 double and 2 single beds perfect for a family getaway. 


This apartment has 1 cosy double bedroom and a small twin bedroom The large lounge area is entered though a lowered doorway which may not be suitable for the less agile, it has a large corner sofa with a dining table and views to the sea from 2 porthole windows. It comes with an en suite shower room and a galley kitchen with fridge toaster microwave and tea and coffee making facilities which complete this perfect holiday get-away. This accommodation would suit two adults & two children.

The Blenheim has 4 steps on entry with grab rails and has stairs to all floors that are wide and gently sloping with a good firm banister.  We provide our guests with keys to own accommodation and main entrance so you can come and go as you please. We have space for 3 cars on our car park which are given on a first come first serve basis. There is metered parking along marine parade which is free from 6pm – 9am.  Blue Badge holders can park there free of charge 24hrs a day. Other parking include the Dawlish train station car park less than a 3 minute walk and free residential parking 5 minute walk away.

CHECK IN TIMES – COVID 19 – Due to current restrictions we are now operating contactless check in. You will be sent an email with a code to enter the building before arrival. Check in is now from 1.30pm due to additional cleaning and sanitation between each guest.

Our guests range from honeymooners to the retired, all ages enjoying Devon hospitality!



Your Host


The Blenheim is a family-run B&B which was taken over by Ali and her family on 24th July 2015. Since then, all of the rooms have been upgraded and continue to be upgraded every winter.

Ali is following in the steps of her Aunty, who ran The Blenheim for over 27 years and prides herself on giving every guest the best possible stay.  Cooking is her passion, so breakfast is very high on her list of priorities!

(01626) 862372
1 Marine Parade, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9HW