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Traditional country cottage with oak beams and wood burning stove.

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the property

Option for two adjacent cottages (See also property #6933346)

Traditional stone built cottage, with new, electric night storage heating and wood burning stove in the lounge. The entrance porch has hanging space for coats and houses a tumble drier. The cottage has a lounge, with separate dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and cooker. Upstairs, there is a double and twin bedroom together with a spacious landing and bathroom with shower.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Liz & Jerry Barnes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 March, 2017

About Liz & Jerry Barnes

We have lived in the area for 27 years and leave near to the cottage. Someone is always nearby to help you, should any problems arise.

Liz & Jerry Barnes purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Liz & Jerry Barnes chose South Hams

Kingston is a beautiful, quaint village. The beaches and coastline are superb. Whilst the cottage is dog friendly, should you visit, you would not know a dog had been there. the cottage is really clean, with good quality bedding.

What makes this cottage unique

The character and location, the fabulous pub in walking distance and the people in the village!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We fell in love with Rock Cottage from the moment we walked through the door. Everything has been so thoughtfully done- the personal touches make it special.' Mel & Tim

'What a fantastic cottage in a great setting.' Wright family.

'We had a really lovely week here in this gorgeous cottage, so much care has been taken to make it homely, with every attention to detail. So enjoyed our walks from the door, Wonwell beach, Aymer Cove, Westcombe etc..'Barbara

'Cottage perfect, owners lovely, village beautiful, holiday perfect!' Simon & Clare.

'Lovely clean cottage - really well done and welcoming' Laura & Gary

'The cottage was fantastic, the log burner made the living room warm and cosy.' Taylor family.
Jun 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We fell in love with Rock Cottage from the moment we walked through the door. Everything has been so thoughtfully done- the personal touches make it special.' Mel & Tim

'What a fantastic cottage in a great setting.' Wright family.

'We had a really lovely week here in this gorgeous cottage, so much care has been taken to make it homely, with every attention to detail. So enjoyed our walks from the door, Wonwell beach, Aymer Cove, Westcombe etc..'Barbara

'Cottage perfect, owners lovely, village beautiful, holiday perfect!' Simon & Clare.

'Lovely clean cottage - really well done and welcoming' Laura & Gary

'The cottage was fantastic, the log burner made the living room warm and cosy.' Taylor family.
Jun 2013
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14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Beatifully presented cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and immaculately. The master bed has the most comfy mattress we've slept on.

The location is good if you like to walk. Our two dogs had a ball. The local pub has great food and atmosphere. Even our two teenagers reluctantly enjoyed the fresh air and change of scenery!

Jerry and Liz were very helpful and were keen to ensure we had everything we needed.

We would happily recommend this cottage for a short winter break or longer summer holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage in a great area

  • 5 of 5

We booked this very late. Liz was helpful and effecient throughout. We arrived late and in the dark but Liz had been and put the lights on in the house and outside and also switched the heating on. It was lovely to step inside out of the cold and dark. The cottage was spotlessly clean and exactly how you imagine a quaint Cornish cottage to look. It was full of character and tastefully decorated in a white and blue theme. It was very well kept and there was lots of attention to detail. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. There were games, films, books and magazines. There was an information and visitors book full of ideas about walks and places to eat. Liz came around the first morning to check everything was ok.

The cottage was in a great situation. It was easy to walk to the local beaches and the coastal path. Ideal for dogs. There was plenty to do and the scenery was beautiful.

It felt like home from the moment we stepped inside.

Thanks for a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Rock Cottage and was met by Liz who immediately extended a warm welcome and showed us around, explaining how everything worked and answering our questions willingly. The cottage was spotlessly clean, decorated to a high standard and very comfortable. The cottage is very spacious with a kitchen, dining room and large lounge. Upstairs the master bedroom is bright and airy with plenty of room for clothes and a hanging cupboard just in the hall outside for more storage. The twin room was also decorated lovingly, with bunkbeds, story books for the children and again enough storage for clothes. Bathroom consisted of a very powerful shower over the bath, sink and toilet. Small garden outside had a picnic table and bench and it was quiet and secluded to sit and read in. We would recommend this Cottage highly. We had the best holiday for many a year, felt comfortable, everything was available, including clean towels, t-towels and change of bed linen (as we stayed for two weeks). We will definitely return and were reluctant to leave. Thank you Liz and Jerry for letting us stay in your lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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5

Lovely cottage in a great quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We would like to express our thanks to owner Liz, we had a lovely stay and found the cottage was a real home from home which offered everything you and the family would need including the dog!!

Location was central and we enjoying visiting Bigbury and Burgh Island, Dartmouth Regatta and fabulous fish & chips at Torcross, Found everyone very friendly especially the local pub The Dolphin, nice food and reasonable rates and even better a very short stroll from the cottage. The Garden was lovely and Bert our King Charles soon felt very at home around the grounds and cottage and our son Jack enjoyed firing up the log burner and the Wi-Fi facility. Plenty to do and all the local beaches especially Bigbury and Banthum were clean and friendly. Children will love the ride on the sea tractor across to Burgh Island and adults will enjoy a drink at The Pilchard Inn - you must go!!

We even managed to cross over to Cornwall to pick up a proper cornish pasty - Lovely break in South Devon and hopefully be back soon?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. It was lovely to meet you and hope to see you again soon. Jerry and Liz Barnes
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A wonderful stay in a quaint village cottage.

  • 5 of 5

No 1 Rock Cottage, located in the beautiful quaint village of Kingston, South Hams lived up to all the expectations that we had hoped for following our initial selection for our holiday. Dog friendly and conveniently located to wonderful beaches and excellent walking locations, Rock Cottage, provides wonderful clean accommodation with everything included making it the perfect location for that well earned rest and relaxation. Wonderful owners Liz and Jerry cannot help enough to ensure you have a carefree relaxing holiday. The local pub is well worth a visit as are many of the beautiful dog friendly beaches all within a short drive. There are wonderful local villages and towns to visit all providing good eating places and with the Moors close by and the local beaches, as a dog owner, you are spoilt for choice. Would highly recommend this holiday location to all, you would not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Charming Village Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A charming village cottage in a lovely quiet location, very well equipped and beautifully kept, lots of lovely walks near by such as Womwell beach, the local children's play park is great too. The cottage has everything required for cooking meals and cleaning up afterwards. We loved the wood burning stove and the seating area in the front garden is a real sun trap, lovely to sit in on a warm summers day. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Location

From the Owner

Kingston is a beautiful, quaint village. The beaches and coastline are superb. Whilst the cottage is dog friendly, should you visit, you would not know a dog had been there. the cottage is really clean, with good quality bedding.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Dolphin Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Bigbury at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes at 9 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Dolphin Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Wonwell at 1.5 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for walkers and those wanting a peaceful and rural retreat near to the sea. Close to the sailing towns and villages of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Newton Ferrers and a short drive to Datmoor National Park. The City of Plymouth is only 40 minutes drive with a traditional fish market, boat tours and the National Marine Aquarium. Bigbury beach and Burgh island with surfing and the famous Burgh Island hotel is 10 minutes drive.

Coast/Beach:

The cottage is situated close to the local beaches of Wonwell, Bigbury, Aymer's Cove, Batham and Thurlestone.

Travel:

Exeter Airport is 45 miles away and the Plymouth Ferry Port is approximately 20 miles with regular ferries to Roscoff, in Brittany.

Nearest rail station is Ivybridge with local and Intercity rail connections to Cornwall and Exeter with interconnecting links to all parts of the UK.

Distances:

The Geogian town of Modbury is 5 miles away with tourist information centre and shops selling traditional local produce.

Coastal boating towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge are approximately 10 miles away. Plymouth city is approximately 20 miles and the Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 45 miles.

Dartmoor is 8 miles to the North.

Further Details:

The Georgian town of Modbury is nearby with traditional shopping, delicatessen, local butcher, post office, English, Chinese and Indian restaurants, pubs and medical centre.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£178
for 2 nights
From
£89
£370
 
 
Easter holiday
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£550
 
 
Mid season 1
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Mid seasons 2
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£550
 
 
Summer season
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Mid season 3
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£475
 
 
Mid season 4
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Half term break 2
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£450
 
 
Low season 3
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£178
for 2 nights
From
£89
£325
 
 
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit paid on booking. Outstanding balance paid 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. This can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Mar-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

The character and location, the fabulous pub in walking distance and the people in the village!!

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Good sized bathroom with WC electric shower, bath and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail and electric shaving socket.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, T.V. and telephone. Bedroom 2, twin room with bunk beds and views over the village. A large lounge with a good quality double sofa bed.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: Small garden to the front of the property with lawn area seating and BBQ. Shared access to adjacent cottages. Utility Room: The cottage has a tumble drier located in the entrance porch. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels provided, weekly linen change and cleaning included. Other: Separate dining room between lounge and kitchen with views over the village. Oak dining table seats up to six.

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