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Coastal Farm Cottage near Salcombe. Less than a mile to beach - The Trap House, with private garden, set in stunning countryside

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



The Trap House, with private garden, set in stunning countryside

Historically, the barn that housed the pigsty, tackroom, horse drawn trap and sheep shearer's loft. Enter the spacious downstairs through a glazed hall. There is a downstairs shower room (perfect for washing off the sand and salt water after a day at the beach). A well equipped kitchen leads through to the dining room with double doors opening into your own private garden. There is a large lounge with logburner, patio doors leading to the fenced garden, which has a BBQ and picnic table. Upstairs there are 2 ensuite bedrooms - a small double with ensuite shower room and a twin room with ensuite bathroom.This intriguing cottage is full of charm and character. Pet and feather free. No smoking.

About the property


Beeson Farm is a non working farm located just 0.6 miles from the beach at Beesands. Beeson is a small village in the idyllic South Devon countryside, equidistant between the harbour towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. We are surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, perfect for days on the beach, walking, crabbing, rockpooling, swimming, surfing and kayaking. The traditional fishing village of Beesands is 0.6 miles away and offers a popular pub and a wonderful seafood cafe (serving local fish and shellfish caught in the bay outside). The countryside around is dissected by beautiful estuaries, rivers, lakes and nature reserves. Beeson Farm offers 5 cottages in total (sleeping between 4-6) perfect for relaxing with friends and family. Each cottage offers comfortable living and sleeping arrangements, well equipped kitchens and their own dedicated outdoor spaces. The Trap House and Linhay have their own gardens and the Dairy, Shippon and Bull House have patios overlooking the courtyard, perfect for a glass of wine whilst planning your adventures. For families we have highchairs, travel cots, changing mats, childrens cutlery and plates, toys and books. The Dairy and Linhay offer disabled access.

We have an indoor games room, under 10's play area in the cider orchard, fenced wildlife ponds (with supervised pond dipping in the school holidays). Children are welcome to help feed the chickens and collect eggs. 2 person off season discounts and short breaks are available. Homemade cider from our orchard is available from the farmhouse, and guests are welcome to help with apple pressing in the Autumn. We offer a choice of dog welcome (in The Dairy, Shippon and Bull House) or pet and feather free (in The Linhay and Trap House) cottages.

The South Hams has many picturesque villages and interesting historic towns such as Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes to explore. There are National Trust properties nearby, including the home of Agatha Christie. Ideal for walking enthusiasts, the South West Coastpath is less than a kilometre away, offering walks towards Start Point Lighthouse or Slapton Sands, taking in small traditional fishing villages in either direction.

Day trips will take you further afield to attractions such as The Eden Project and National Marine Aquarium. The wild splendour of Dartmoor is within a 40 minute drive.

Beeson Farm has 5 cottages in total (sleeping up to 22), and is ideal for a family holiday, romantic retreat or as a base for exploring the glorious South Hams.

More Details

About Us

Louise Cross
Beeson Farm Holidays
beeson farm
TQ7 2HW Kingsbridge
VAT Reg NoGB260133349

Property Manager
Louise Cross
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Louise Cross

We believe we have managed to do what many people dream of doing - our own escape to the country! We escaped from the rat race of crowded suburbia, having fallen in love with Beeson Farm, an historic, disused and derelict Devon farm nestling in a wonderfully tranquil valley less than a mile from a wonderful, unspoilt beach. We are a family run business and are delighted to offer you beautifully restored cottages which have retained their character whilst providing every comfort. We have achieved AA 4 stars rating and recommendations from the Guardian, Express and Woman magazine. Our environmental efforts have resulted in being awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award.

We offer a range of quality accommodation which is child friendly, dog welcome or pet & feather free and wheelchair accessible. We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of Devon.

We can now also offer you our beautiful, fully equipped, architect designed villa in Kastellos near Rethymnon, Crete. It is most wonderfully and privately located with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and White Mountains, has 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, entrance vestibule and a large swimming pool with roman steps. There is a very attractive pool area with BBQ and pool house which contains a kitchenette and shower room so you don't need to go into the villa when you are settled next to the pool. The villa is surrounded by extensive grounds containing trees, shrubs and pretty flower beds.

Louise Cross purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Louise Cross chose Kingsbridge

Beeson Farm is in an idyllic, peaceful, sheltered South Devon valley. Less than a mile from Beesands beach (with great pub and seafood cafe) we are an ideal base for those wishing to explore the SW coastpath, with its lovely beaches and coves. The local beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing, or for quiet picnics. Although we are in a quiet village- all you can hear are the birds and the occasional tractor, we are not remote - the villages of Stokenham and Chillington with village shops, farm shop, great pubs, bus service and the A379 Dartmouth to Plymouth road is less than 2 miles away. The interesting historic towns of Kingsbridge (7 miles) and Dartmouth (8 miles) offer banks, supermarkets and lots of independent and boutique shops. Many wonderful NT houses and gardens are nearby including Greenway (Agatha Christie's house & garden on the banks of the river Dart). Dartmoor is within easy reach for day trips. We hope to welcome you to our delightful corner of Devon.

What makes this cottage unique

Being less than a mile from the beach at Beesands we are ideally situated for walking, spending quality family time on the beach, rockpooling, crabbing and of course swimming in the sea! Children (and adults too!) can play in our play area in the orchard and play table tennis in our games room. We have a badminton net on the lawn in the summer and offer supervised pond dipping in our fenced wildlife pond in the school holidays. There are lovely local green lane and coast path walks, bird spotting, diving, surfing, kayaking, sailing and of course, swimming.

Popular days out include steam railways, boat trips, Paignton Zoo, Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor and visitor attractions like Woodlands Adventure Park and Pennywell Farm.

At night you can enjoy a superb meal of locally sourced food at one of our local pubs or enjoy a BBQ and star gazing whilst the light from the lighthouse sweeps over the farm.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to review - we stayed over Easter which was fantastic . We are a city family who just loved the outdoor space where our children were safe . Our children thought the chickens were the best thing ever running over to the cottage with fresh egg each . We hired a cottage and so did my parents which meant they were at hand to help but not on top of us . We could be seen most evening carrying our evening meal across the courtyard . The cottages are gorgeous and set up even if it rains you will be occupied . The children's welcome pack is well received with colour pencils drawing and nature trails which grandpa had to go on . There is so much to do in the area . Amazing thank you all X Definitely visit the farm shop , tor cross for ice cream , the light house , Dartmouth for a ferry , salcombe and our best day hope cove
Mar 2016
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By proceeding with a booking you agree to book a stay in the Trap House. Please note we have 4 other properties on site at Beeson Farm Holidays.


Accommodation and facilities for The Trap House, with private garden, set in stunning countrysidein Kingsbridge in Stokenham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with ensuite shower room. Travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , twin with ensuite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All our cottages are child and baby friendly and are suitable for preschool and school age children, as they have stair gates at both the top and bottom of the stairs, free travel cots and high chairs, baths with bath mats, children's books games and DVD's. This is complimented by other outdoor and indoor play facilities. Dogs are welcome in the Shippon, Dairy and Bull House at an extra charge of £25 per dog pw. All cottages have central heating and either electric (coin operated) or conventional log burners, TV's, DVD players, radios, fridge/ freezers, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines and full size cookers. There is free WiFi in all cottages. Bedlinen is provided within the price but not towels unless travelling from overseas. Towels can be hired ( POA ) There is a coin operated tumble drier available outside. The courtyard is a haven for swallows in the Summer. Outside: Two cottages (Trap House and Linhay) have private fenced gardens with patios, picnic benches, parasols and BBQ's. The Linhay also has a secluded balustraded sun deck with table, chairs and parasol overlooking the fenced wildlife pond covered with colourful water lilies. Three cottages (Dairy, Shippon and Bull House) have patios with picnic benches and chairs and face onto the characterful courtyard with ancient granite apple mill as a central feature. A real suntrap. There is a one acre cider apple orchard with free range chickens and an under ten's play area with swings, slide, wendy house, sandpit, goalposts etc. and picnic benches. A large lawned area is available for badminton in the Summer. Indoor games room with table tennis. A small separate dog exercise area with dog bin is available. Wonderful countryside views and nearby local footpaths to the coast and surrounding hills. Plenty of off lane parking for cars, boat trailers etc. Cycle storage barn.


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The Trap House, with private garden, set in stunning countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely, rustic charm!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in The Trap House, Beeson Farm over the Easter weekend.

Cosy, comfortable, clean accommodation, safe outdoor environment for play for our 10 year old, everything was in the cottage we could have asked for (minus towels but luckily we noticed this on the details just before we left home and popped some in our luggage no problem).

The owners were very welcoming and friendly and even laid on a lovely Easter egg hunt around the farm for all of the children.

We had the most relaxing time, visiting beautiful beaches, woodland walks and areas of beauty. Whilst we felt very secluded and in the wilderness, Tesco's was only a 15 minute drive away which we used to stock up on a couple of occasions.

We fell in love with the area (and our cottage) and we will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you and your family to Beeson Farm again soon.
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Warm and cosy, really family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Trap House, we found everything we needed, the accommodation was warm, cosy and well equipped with anything a family may need! Location is just perfect, description on the website very accurate. I felt at home. Not to speak about the customer service, not common to find such kindness.

Last but not least, I really recommend the location, close to the beach, the amazing South Devon Coastal Path and to the best seafood pancake ever at the Cricket Inn at Beesands village!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Beeson Farm and had everything your family needed. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon!
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Want to re-book for next year!

  • 5 of 5

The Trapp House is a beautiful cottage, very clean and well equipped and having three bathrooms was ideal.

The setting is perfect too as the kids loved being able to be in the private garden, scooting up and down the path or playing with the equipment and chickens.

We would definitely recommend Lanacombe Bay, Mill Bay and Kingsbridge to visit but there are so many other awesome places locally we want to go back next year and will be looking to re-book the Trapp House with Robin and Ronnie.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know you and the children enjoyed your holiday in the Trap House and found some of the wonderful local beaches. We look forward to welcoming you back to Beeson Farm next year.
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The Start Bay Inn
Dart Steam Railway & River Boat Co
Blackpool Sands
The Art Cafe
Stokeley Farm Shop
The Cricket Inn
Paper Bird Island
Gara Rock
Dart Rock Climbing Centre
Quayside Leisure Centre
Pennywell Farm
Paignton Zoo
Britannia @ The Beach
National Marine Aquarium
Kings Kingsbridge Cinema
Riverford Field Kitchen
The South Devon Chilli Farm
Millbrook Inn
Dartmouth Castle
Mill Bay
Discovery Surf School
National Trust - Greenway
Start Point Lighthouse
The Crabshell Inn
Winking Prawn
Tradesmans Arms
Church House Inn
Bantham Beach
Cookworthy Museum
Monty Halls Great Escapes
Tower Inn
Slapton sands
Venus Cafe
Aune Valley Meat Ltd
Thurlestone Golf Club
Kingsbridge Estuary Stand Up Paddle
Woodlands Family Theme Park
Slapton Ley
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Splashdown Waterpark Quaywest
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Less than a mile from the traditional fishing village of Beesands, your cottage is in a quiet rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beeson Farm is a non working farm but we do have petting animals and chickens as well as sheep grazing in the orchard. We produce our own cider which we are more than happy for guests to try! Beesands beach is also home to an excellent pub and seafood cafe. From here you can take The South West Coastpath towards Salcombe, taking in the breathtaking views from Start Point Lighthouse, or towards Dartmouth. The light from the lighthouse can be seen sweeping over the cottages at night. You will discover a stunning coastline with many hidden coves and beaches to explore. Hallsands, Slapton Sands and Blackpool Sands, Rickham Sands and Mill Bay are all within easy reach of Beeson Farm (less than 15 mins). Further afield are Bantham and Bigbury beaches and Burgh Island - 30 to 45 minutes by car. These are popular spots with surfers.

The villages of Stokenham and Chillington are approximately 2 km distance and offer excellent pubs and a farm shop selling local produce and a cafe. The picturesque towns of Dartmouth (12 km,) Kingsbridge (11 km), Salcombe (19 km), and Totnes (25 km) all have a fantastic selection of small traditional independent shops and have very distinctive characters. The historic port of Plymouth with its famous Barbican, Hoe and harbour is an hours drive.

Further Details:

Supermarkets and banks are in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. Plymouth and Exeter offer a huge range of shops. See our website for a more detailed description of our local and wider area e.g. large selection of NT houses and gardens, steam railways, boat trips, boat hire, National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth, Paignton Zoo, Woodlands Adventure Park, Pennywell Farm etc.

We are always happy to give guests detailed recommendations of our favourite places to go, please ask. You will find a comprehensive welcome pack in your cottage with details on the local area.