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Traditional country cottage with oak beams and wood burning stove.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


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.

Liz & Jerry Barnes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

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 Kingsbridge

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Kingston

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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
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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Traditional country cottage with oak beams and wood burning stove.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

Excellent cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

Kingston is a great location for exploring South Devon. The cottage is very charming and has all the mod cons needed to make your stay enjoyable. We brought our dog with us and Liz had arranged a crate for the dog along with a goody bag. The Dolphin Pub, a few steps from the cottage serves very good food. Wondell Beach and Westcombe Beach are within walking distance and a dog friendly. All in all, our week in the cottage was one of our best UK holidays and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Kind regards Liz
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Lovely holiday cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had not visited this part of Devon before. So, we decided it would be nice to do a trip there for my birthday. We were very pleased when we were able to book Rock Cottage in Kingston with Jerry & Liz and were not disappointed at all. The cottage is all you could wish for and the village is a beautiful unspoilt place to be. Especially as the Dolphin Inn is just a stone’s throw away, serving local beer and excellent food.

The locality of the cottage is perfect for exploring a variety of interesting places which are very close by. The river Erme, and its beautiful walks are just down the road as are some quiet beautiful beaches. The lovely town of Kingsbridge is just a short drive away and just a bit further on is the historic town of Salcombe.

You could not ask for a better place to stay than 1 Rock Cottage. It is beautifully decorated and laid out, exceptionally clean and comfortable. Jerry & Liz were kind enough to supply us with the initial needs such as cleaning supplies, a pint of milk, some biscuits and the essential bottle of wine!

It would have been nice if only the sun had his hat on just a bit more often but it was September after all and the cosy Rock Cottage made up for it.

Many thanks to our hosts for making my birthday break in Kingston a good one :-)

Marie & Dave Morgan


  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Rock Cottage is a clean, well equipped, quiet and comfortable holiday cottage. It was a great base for our family holiday. A good playground and the Dolphin Inn are only 2 mins walk away. Wonwell beach is beautiful and less than 45 mins walk (or a few mins in the car). The owners (Liz and Jerry) were very responsive and helpful. The only thing some people may want to consider is that the stairs are steep and uneven. There is a stair gate to protect toddlers but those who are unsteady on their feet may find them challenging. I would be very happy to return to Rock Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Jerry and Liz
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Beautiful, well equipped country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful welcome from the owners of Rock Cottage, the property was exceptionally clean and well cared for. All the equipment was of a high standard and the cottage was beautifully furnished. I would recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a relaxing and peaceful time in South Devon. The Oyster Shack as recommended by Tom Parker Bowles is close by - ENJOY!!.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Devon Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

3 Rock Cottages was very clean, well equipped and well presented holiday accommodation. The bed was particularly comfortable and the bedroom was roomy for a cottage. The utility room provided excellent laundry facilities and had ample storage room. The views from the enclosed and very safe garden were lovely. The owners were very approachable and easy to contact and made us very welcome. The Dolphin is a small and friendly local with a good size garden for sunny days, but you should book a table rather than assume that you will get one! Kinston is a small and pretty village with tight lanes around, including the one to Wonwell beach, which is stunning and worth a visit, but go early to park.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed for an excellent holiday, location was perfect allowing many different dog walking options without the need of a car. Parking was on the road but was not a problem. Liz was very focused on ensuring we enjoyed our holiday. We will certainly return as we didnt quite manage to visit all the pubs that were recommended in the cottage information bulletin.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Dolphin Inn
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Dolphin Inn
Nearest Beach
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.


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


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.


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season 1
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid seasons 2
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer season
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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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