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Picture-postcard cottage in dream setting of orchards,own grounds,ample parking

Bedrooms 3
Space 839 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedrooms(sleeps 5),2bathrooms,valley views & short drive to beautiful beaches

Nuckwell Cottage,owned by Stephen and Sheila Sharley,enjoys a peaceful and secluded setting bordered by fields and cider orchards where sheep and cattle graze.The days are often heralded by songbirds;and sightings of foxes,badgers,and rabbits are not uncommon.

The cottage has been refurbished retaining many of the original features(natural slate floors/old beams) coupled with the benefits of a logburner and oil-fired central heating.

Approach from a large private parking area enter via the fitted kitchen/diner with granite worktops, fridgefreezer,electric cooker,dishwasher, and microwave.

This leads into a cosy lounge with logburner,TV and DVDplayer.

An oak door leads onto the front lawn-an ideal barbecue area with lots of stone walls to sit on plus wooden garden furniture.

Off the lounge is a small lobby with a washing machine and separate tumbledryer.

This leads to the downstairs bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

At the top of the wooden staircase are 3 bedrooms;1 double, 1 single,and 1 twin-

bedded room with french windows leading to a stone paved patio with table and chairs (ideal for leisurely breakfasts on sunny mornings!)

Also upstairs is a centrally located shower room with basin and WC .

We provide non-allergy duvets and pillows with pretty bedlinen.

A cot with mattress, highchair and babybath are available if needed.

All electricity,heating and logs(if needed)are included in the prices but you will need to bring your own bath and beach towels and cot linen.

The cottage has a large child friendly garden with charcoal(not supplied)barbecue, ropeswing and swingball with no passing traffic.

Nuckwell Cottage is exclusively for non smokers and we regret that we cannot accommodate any pets.

The cottage is only half a mile from the main road and the rural village of Chuchstow where local facilities include a Post Office village store, a church and a popular 13th century Inn that boasts a delicious carvery.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About The Owner

Both Stephen and Sheila grew up in Devon.

Stephen is a local builder with a farming background.

Sheila has been a teacher and worked for Social Services.

We currently live in Nuckwell Farm which is a converted barn 50metres from Nuckwell Cottage.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002

Why The Owner chose Kingsbridge

We love Nuckwell Cottage because of it's seclusion and tranquility whilst only being half a mile down a country lane.

Our location would suit artists,authors,birdwatchers,walkers,families or anyone needing to recharge their batteries!

What makes this cottage unique

We have apples,plums,pears and medlars which you are welcome to pick for your own use when they are in season.

There are numerous varieties of cider and desert apples which occasionally we turn into cider using an ancient cider press that you can view by request.

Or you can just sit outside and watch the sun come up and the sun go down!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Churchstow

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 839 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , free standing basin & long shelves for storage
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , ground floor nr utility,slate floor,lge cupboard with basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1wardrobe,1bedside table & lamp,1small table & chair
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1wardrobe&matching dressingtable+chair,2bedside tables&lamps
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1wardrobe,2bedside tableswith lamps,2small tables,1chair
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Hornchurch, Essex England

Fantastic Cottage in a lovely peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Me, my Wife and two children stayed at Nuckwell farm cottage the first week of August 2017, we booked it after seeing the great reviews and reading the description and viewing the photos on Owners Direct, it did not disappoint. The cottage was very clean and had all the amenities that we needed. The Children particularly liked the full sized Table Tennis table and the swing on the big oak tree. What also made it a great stay was the owners Steve & Sheila who live in a cottage about 50 yards away, they are a lovely couple and made us feel very welcome. We shall definitely go back there sometime in the future as it is the best cottage and location we have stayed in England.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic time at Nuckwell, it was a beautiful picture postcard cottage in a great location. Allowed us easy access to Dartmoor as well as the coast and also great attractions well within reach including Dartmoor Zoo and the Eden Project. The cottage was compact but beautifully presented. My only suggestion would be a slightly larger TV as this was a little small for the room, not that it mattered to us. The children loved exploring the grounds of the cottage. The owners Steve and Sheila gave us a very warm welcome and were on hand if we had any queries. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, well presented cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything spot on; quality furnishings, lovely comfortable bed, attention to detail, good location for South Devon but quiet, welcoming hosts. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting. Peaceful and quiet. A perfect hideaway.

  • 4 of 5

A gem of a cottage surrouded by fruit trees and fields with grazing sheep and cattle. The cottage is reached via a long narrow lane, about a mile or so from the main road. A nearby public footpath leads to the top of the fields with long-reaching views.

The cottage is well equipped. The kitchen has crockery in a floor-level cupboard. I would make a plea for a big shelf or a wall mounted cupboard for mugs and plates. Also more pegs for hanging anoraks and bags etc..

There is a large carport with tabletennis and swingball. Also several compfy sunloungers. Perfect for that afternoon snooze. And last but not least - a sturdy rope hooked over a big oak branch making a wonderful swing.

Bantham beach is within a 15 min drive. Good for surfing. Thurlestone has a sandy beach and plenty of rockpools when the tide is out.

A great place for a relaxing holiday. Spotlessly clean with helpful and welcoming hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A picturesque rural retreat providing a wonderful base for our family to explore the southern coast of Devon. The cottage was beautifully clean and well-equipped, and the owners were very welcoming. The location meant that our 3 young boys could enjoy the freedom and space of the cottage, and we lost them to the orchards, swing rope and games barn. Kingsbridge was very close with all the necessary local amenities, and with such stunning weather, we spent some lovely days at nearby Thurlestone beach and Salcombe. Would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic picture- postcard country cottage in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We would certainly recommend this cottage to any family with young children. The garden location offers a safe area with plenty of room for play for the children and a great space for summer dining/BBQ's. The additional facilities in the extended garage space with table tennis facilities and swing ball were great for evenings.

Lots of good car parking space for easy loading and unloading. The cottage was very clean and well equipped to make our stay comfortable, especially appreciated on the odd rainy day.

The location of the cottage is also ideal for travel to many local beaches and Kingsbridge is a few minutes away for the local Tesco and Morrison's. We certainly recommend Kingsbridge quay-side for some crabbing with little ones and the local fish & chip shop has excellent fresh fish.

The owners, Steve & Shirley , were welcoming and live in the nearby property - they were available if needed but also gave us our own space and privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
ChurchHouse Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
ChurchHouse Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Plymouth Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary

As well as all activities mentioned above our cottage is ideally positioned for walking the superb coastal paths which are owned by the National Trust as well as visiting their properties at Overbecks (Salcombe), Saltram House (Plymouth), Agatha Christie's house, Greenway (Dittisham) and many more.

There are golf courses at Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth.

Sailing centres at Salcombe and Dartmouth.

The Aquarium and many more attractions at Plymouth.

We are also well positioned for trips to Exeter,Totnes,Torbay,Dartmoor and even the Eden Project in Cornwall (1.5 hours drive and a unique experience)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

please refer to owner for prices if you want to book a short break
* less than 3 nights not available
* no short breaks available mid june to mid september

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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