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Bright, Comfortable First Floor Apartment



Updated: 30-Sep-2016
Apartment in Stoke Fleming, Nr. Dartmouth, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Driftwood is a charming, comfortable apartment, ideal for beach or walking holidays. All rooms are light and pleasant, ideal for relaxing holiday. It has a secluded garden perfect for outdoor dining, sunbathing or enjoying a quiet read. The village is on the coastal path and has stunning sea views. There is a regular bus service to Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Plymouth and all seaside villages along the way. Visitors can enjoy the local gourmet pub or the Fish restaurant. Nearby Dartmouth offers the local steam train, museum, river trips and heritage sites.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Richard and I live in the Midlands, but have always loved the sea and Devon in particular. We have visited South Hams every year and never tire of this part of the world.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

This delightful two bedroom apartment met every one of our expectations. The location is ideal for both a beach holiday (a very short walk to the nearest beach, Blackpool Sands) or, for the more active, a walking holiday. With a convenience shop across the road, an excellent pub, the Green Dragon and a reasonably priced restaurant within a hundred yards every need is catered for. Very cosy and comfortable accommodation with an excellent kitchen with all expected appliances. Very comfortable bed too. Overall an outstanding apartment worth a 10/10 rating.

We have had a fantastic week - what a lovely apartment you have!

Dear Ruth

Left Driftwood this morning after excellent week. Best wishes and thank you for the use of your pretty flat !
Jan 2014
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


excellent property and location for darmouth area

  • 5 of 5

property is hidden away in small village and you immediatley get the feeling this somewhere different from the run of the mill.The flat was exceptionally clean and in first class order and decoration,it felt like a home and well laid out and equipped.nearby pub has good beers and wine selection and we had a few good meals there,without the worry of driving .locals are quite tame to" outsiders". there is such a lot to do in this area that even if the weather is not too good you should not get stuck.Round Robin on dart is always a good full day .We have been to this area for many years and still enjoy its varied offerings from moors to sea.Blackpool sands is just down road and excellent beach and facilities. I would have no hesitation in rcommending this property . .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a good time and liked Driftwood. We liked the atmosphere of the apartment when we first saw it and have tried to make it comfortable and attractive so we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The village is welcoming and we are lucky to have the local pub and restaurant so close by so you can get back home in a few minutes at the end of the evening. ( Nice to get out of the cars we all rely on so much these days! ) You obviously enjoyed the Round Robin trip of the boat and train up the river Dart and it reminded me to do it again when we next visit. You clearly love this area so we hope you'll comeback for another visit. Best wishes, Ruth and Richard
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Clean, tidy and very comfortable apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Good location for seeing the area. Delightful village setting. Found parking difficult and disappointed with approach to the property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comments. I am glad you found the apartment comfortable and enjoyed the area which is beautiful. I'm surprised you found parking difficult as it's never been an issue when we've been there but maybe the good weather kept people visiting the village and beach. It would be nice to have our own parking but these old cottages just weren't built with cars in mind. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you return, best wishes Ruth
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Well equiped, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood is tucked away in a peaceful location in the village of Stoke Fleming and is a 10 minute walk from the beautiful Blackpool Sands and Venus Beach Cafe and many lovely local walks. The apartment also has a small private garden. Booking was easy and fast, information about the apartment comprehensive.The seaside town of Dartmouth is a short drive away and is fun to explore, lots to do. We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay in Driftwood. Good local pub and restaurant (Radius 7) within a 2 minute walk. Stoke Fleming is the perfect location to explore South Devon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you had a good holiday and you found lots to do on your second visit. We never tire of the area and always come away with things to see or visit still on the list! The beach is a bonus and the cafe is a great place to relax and look at the sea. I see that you made good use of Radius 7 and the local eateries. Please come back again when you need to recharge your batteries as you are always welcome, best wishes Ruth
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Driftwood - a really nice stay to remember

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood is a nice appartment with beautiful light-filled rooms and inviting ambience in carefully chosen soft colours. We really liked this place and spent 14 perfect days there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. What lovely comments. We love it when people have a good time as holidays are so important, so prefect just sounds great. Hopefully you will return someday, all good wishes, Ruth
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Good standard,clean and tidy apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable beds with all facilities in good working order and well equipped kitchen. (Although could do with a spatula to use with non-stick frying pan) usable compact garden is an added feature with sun and shade in equal amounts. Parking was difficult, but we were there in peak season. Would be useful to have more information on recycling for paper and plastics, as only facility for glass and tins. Second bedroom not really large enough to accommodate two adults, but our group consisting of three adults and our four year old grandson found it a lovely holiday home for the week. Area is lovely with lots of hidden treasures.........and probably more we didn't even find. Lovely meal at Radius 7. Village facilities within walking distance for most of our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comment and we are pleased you had a lovely holiday - you are right, there are lots of hidden treasures. Will take your advice and get a wooden spatula to go with frying pan! Recycling is not easily solved as all our refuse is supposed to go in the green bags without recycling anything because we are a business. We have left the bin downstairs so that people can recycle and our housekeeper takes it away. There isn't a recycling centre in Dartmouth which makes it hard for folk if they wish to dispose of rubbish responsibly. We'll look at this again. We've not had difficulty parking but as you mention your stay was peak season. I wonder if you found the spaces at the youth club behind the apartment as we often park there. Glad your grandson enjoyed Driftwood and the beach no doubt!
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is lovely and bright in a good central location to everything we wanted to do, and we made the most of travelling around! The facilities were good, the washing machine was useful after a day at the beach (beautiful Blackpool Sands)! The cottage is well furnished to a high standard with parking just a few minutes walk away. Good local pub and really nice restaurant Radius 7, also ate at the beach cafe Venus and Stoke Lodge hotel which we'd highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and we are very pleased you had a good time and found Driftwood comfortable. It sounds like you got around to the local sights and also made the best of the local eateries! We haven't eaten in the Stoke Lodge hotel but we will following your recommendation. Thanks for staying at Driftwood and we hope you'll return, best wishes Ruth
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From the Owner

We have been visiting this beautiful area of Devon since we first met and have enjoyed so many great holidays with our son, family and friends. Over the years we have spent days on the local beaches, ridden on the steam train, enjoyed ferry trips and walks. We have also eaten our share of pasties, teas and restaurant meals! So finally we have bought Driftwood, our cosy apartment and are thrilled with it. There is so much to see and do in this area and if you are a water baby you will enjoy the fabulous sea and beaches. Walkers will love walking the coastal path and the rural walkways with great views. And on days when the weather isn't so good, you can visit Stately Homes, catch the bus to the local towns such as Totnes, go to the cinema in Dartmouth, Kingsbridge or Plymouth.

Activity and Interests


Blackpool Sands beach is a 10 minute walk but also offers parking if guests prefer to drive. The bus can also be used. Suitable for swimming and water sports and safe for families, the beach offers a restaurant and take-away cafe, beach shop and toilet facilities. A range of beaches can be found in the area as well as coastal walks.


Dartmouth 2 miles. River trips to Totnes.

Kingsbridge - pretty Market town - 13 miles approx

various National Trust properties nearby including Greenway Agatha Christie's estate and Coleton Fishacre.

Further Details:

Stoke Fleming is on the coastal path offering stunning sea views. The village has a local shop and Post Office. Walkers can easily access Dartmouth with it's many cafes and restaurants.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please check availability then send an email with your initial enquiry. Please note you cannot book or pay via the website but I aim to respond to all queries immediately and deal with all booking directly.
On booking 1/3rd deposit is required plus £100 security deposit, returnable after the apartment has been checked for damage and breakages.
The balance is due 8 weeks prior to start of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day - Saturday, but flexible if possible.
Short lets available please contact us to enquire.
The rental cost includes cleaning the apartment on departure. However if the apartment is left unreasonably dirty or soiled we reserve the right to make an additional charge of £15 an hour.

Pay a third of rental fee on booking plus returnable security deposit. Remaining monies due 8 weeks before start of holiday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Driftwood is ideally situated, tucked away from the coastal road, but a minute from the bus stop or local shop. We are pleased to have a secluded garden where we can sit and read or eat a meal but if we want to go out there is the local pub which serves food or the local restaurant which has proved very popular with our guests. The restaurant on the beach, 10 minutes away, is a great place to eat and enjoy sea views or you can catch the bus to Dartmouth or go west along the coastal road where there are many beaches and villages to visit.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Apartment bathroom, bath with fitted shower, WC, Vanity basin and mirror. Heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms both with double beds) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 (small) with double bed. Both with west facing windows.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Driftwood is a first floor apartment accessed via a flight of stairs. The apartment is not suitable for wheelchair users. Sorry but no dogs. Outside: There is a private, secluded, sunny garden with garden furniture and barbecue providing a pleasant eating area. Utility Room: Washing machine, freezer, sink and work surface and coat hooks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided weekly. Guests are asked to provide beach towels.

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