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Character Cottage close to Kingsbridge Quay on the Salcombe estuary in Devon

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
One bedroom, great location for exploring town, beautiful rural area and beaches

Gardeners Cottage is a 200 year old traditional Devon stone building, a few minutes level walk from the town centre. Perfectly situated for couples to explore this idyllic rural area of the South Hams, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottage offers secure off road parking, gas central heating, wood burner, wi-fi.

The entrance door leads into the lounge, with comfy arm chair and sofa, dining table and chairs, tv, wood-burning stove, up one step to well equipped kitchen with door leading to a small gravelled area with seating. Whilst upstairs there is a bedroom with antique double bed and Vi-Spring mattress and bathroom with shower over bath. Pretty front garden. Lawned area runs along front of cottages.

Gas central heating with wood-burning stove, gas hob, gas oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with freesat, DVD, radio, Wifi, selection of books, games. Power, starter bag of logs and bed linen all included in rent. Free secure off road parking. Sorry no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Beach 5 miles.

This area of south Devon is loved for its rugged cliffs, sandy coves, peaceful countryside, pretty villages, rolling hills, secretive estuaries and dark night skies.

With its unusual geography, the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary is a wonderfully rich haven for wildlife and people alike; from teeming rockpools to seagrass jungles, seahorses and dolphins to the odd basking shark.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I moved to Kingsbridge, south Devon from Buckinghamshire, retiring early, fifteen years ago.

I have always loved the countryside and its wildlife and am enjoying living in this beautiful part of England.

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Speaks English

4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom
4

Comfortable and well appointed

  • 4 of 5

A lovely, quaint cottage centrally located. Very well appointed and very comfortable for our short break.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good that you enjoyed your stay in Kingsbridge.
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5

Delightful cottage full of character

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Gardeners cottage located a perfect distance from the amenities of picturesque Kingsbridge. The cottage is very well maintained and clean and was a perfect base for our south west tour.

We met Mike the owner who couldn't have been more helpful. We would have no hesitation in returning and would thoroughly recommend it to others

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a Lovely relaxing time at gardeners cottage.

Super clean throughout, crisp bed linen, comfortable new sofa, even a log burner!

Such a convenient location, with excellent independent shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.

Short drives to many beautiful beaches and places of interest.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was ideal for us . Very well thought out and well equipped . Great location . We would return . The only thing I would say it could do with a new sofa

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, the cottage is continually being updated and the sofa is next.
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Location

From the Owner

The row of cottages were built around 1840 and lived in by brewery and mill workers at the time. In the 1960s and 70s the cottages were scheduled for demolition, but fortunately saved and now Grade II listed, as can be seen by the original wooden sash windows with the old wonkey glass. As a consequence, any changes have been done in a sympathetic manner, but at the same time making it a warm, welcoming place to stay.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 33 Miles Nearest Barpub : Seven Stars at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dartmouth at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Thurlestone at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes at 11 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Kingsbridge at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : South Milton/Thurlestone (National Trust) at 4 Miles Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:Top 10 Beaches

Listing the Top 10 Beaches in South Devon is a difficult task! Everyone wants something different from the beach, be it peace and quiet, water sports or family fun.

Here's our list of top 10 beaches. Some of them are quiet retreats whereas others are busier with a range of attractions nearby. We hope that the information we have provided below on what is available at each beach helps you to decide which will be the best beach in South Devon for you.

Bantham Beach - This beach is long and sandy with water shallow enough for children to swim safely, and lively enough for water sports enthusiasts further out. There is plenty to do and to see here.

Beesands - A busy, vibrant pebble beach still used by local fishermen. With stunning views out towards Start Bay.

Bigbury on Sea - An excellent, award-winning sandy beach, with stunning views of Burgh Island and the South Hams coastline.

Blackpool Sands - Blue Flag beach, and one of the most stunning in the whole region. A large, beach surrounded by evergreen trees.

Dawlish Warren - Dawlish Warren is great for wildlife enthusiasts and families looking for a large beach and who want to join in with local events and festivals. There are also traditional amusement arcades and refreshments at this beach.

East Portlemouth - Perfect for people wanting to enjoy a day of peace and quiet this sandy beach is situated on the estuary opposite Salcombe.

Mothecombe – Peaceful, quiet and unspoilt beach owned by the Flete Estate and only open to the public on certain days of the week. Check the Flete Estate website for details.

Ness Cove, Shaldon – A secluded, rugged beach backed by dramatic red cliffs and accessed via an original smugglers tunnel. Children will love it.

South Milton Sands - A beautiful beach for a traditional holiday, ideal for rock pooling and beachcombing, it’s also the perfect location for snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing. Seal and dolphins are regular visitors to the shore.

Teignmouth - A long, family friendly beach overlooked by the impressive Victorian pier, with large children’s play area, skate park and crazy golf nearby.There are plenty of great beaches in close proximity. South Milton Sands is a 15 minute drive away (free parking for National Trust members) and one of the best places to catch a sunset. Slapton Sands is 20 minutes away and features a 1.5 mile stretch of spectacular coast and The Start Bay Inn, serving amazing fish and chips. Bigbury is a 20 minutes drive away and at low tide you can walk across to the iconic Burgh Island Hotel (frequented by Agatha Christie) and the 700 year old Pilchard

Travel:

Plymouth 45 mins driving.

Exeter 1 hour drive.

London 4-5 hours drive.

Distances:

Dartmoor 15 miles.

Totnes 10 miles.

Dartmouth 10 miles.

Further Details:

Kingsbridge is a bustling market town all year round. There are two supermarkets (Tesco and Morrisons) and a selection of independent food shops on the high street. The very popular Crabshell Inn is situated on the edge of the quay and only a few minutes walk away. The award winning Maha-Bharat Indian restaurant is always busy. The Old Bakery is a lovely setting with great tapas. The Reel is a quaint cinema at the top of the high street showing the latest releases and you can have a glass of wine! Quayside Leisure Centre is in the centre of town and features a 25m swimming pool. Harbour House is a centre for arts and yoga with a vegetarian Café, located in the centre of town. The pretty Recreational Grounds in Kingsbridge have two tennis courts available for a small fee. During the summer there is a busy Sunday car boot sale on the edge of the Quay. The estuary is very popular for stand up paddle boarding, with hire and lessons available at The Crabshell Inn

Other local places of interest include Salcombe which is 5 miles away. Located on the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary it features beautiful beaches, stunning coastal scenery and walks. You can also take the ferry from Kingsbridge to Salcombe (seasonal). Dartmouth is 15 miles away and known for its strong naval heritage, tudor buildings, castle and art galleries. Totnes is 10 miles away and has great independent shopping on the high street and the lovely Dartington Hall Estate.

There are plenty of great beaches in close proximity. South Milton Sands is a 15 minute drive away (free parking for National Trust members) and one of the best places to catch a sunset. Slapton Sands is 20 minutes away and features a 1.5 mile stretch of spectacular coast and The Start Bay Inn, serving amazing fish and chips. Bigbury is a 20 minutes drive away and at low tide you can walk across to the iconic Burgh Island Hotel (frequented by Agatha Christie) and the 700 year old Pilchard Inn.

Availability

Rental rates

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25
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£180
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26
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
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29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
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A
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
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B
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
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C
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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Dog
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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£330
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E
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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£340
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F
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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£280
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G
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
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£300
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H
6 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
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£320
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I
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
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£340
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J
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£440
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£440
 
 
Kingsbridge
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
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£380
 
 
L
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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£395
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M
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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N
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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£455
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O
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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£490
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P
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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£510
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£510
 
 
Q
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
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£550
 
 
R
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£515
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£515
 
 
S
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
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£425
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T
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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U
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
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23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
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W
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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£360
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£360
 
 
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28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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Y
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
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30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
One third deposit.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but flexible out of season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week not per person.
No extras, prices include gas, electricity, wi-fi, parking.
Contact owner for other dates.
Dog £15 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage has level access to the centre of Kingsbridge (Kingsbridge Quay), just a few minutes walk. Secure off-road parking close by. Close to several restaurants and pubs within minutes walk. Close to bus station, forget your car and travel to Dartmouth/Plymouth/Salcombe/Totnes. Access to an area 'of outstanding natural beauty' with many unspoilt natural beaches.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double antique brass bed and luxurious 'Vi-Spring' mattress, down/feather pillows.

Outside

  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Small gravelled courtyard rear with table/chairs. Pretty flower garden at front. Communal green area at front of cottages. Bedlinen supplied. Towels can be supplied for overseas visitors.

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