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Contemporary New England Apartment With Private Entrance In Kingsbridge, Devon.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Luxury Apartment in Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Quiet Location. Secluded Patio Garden.Short Walk To Town Centre. Free Wi-Fi. Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Ideal retreat for 2 people. Woodpeckers has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with underfloor heating throughout and a secluded patio garden. The covered private entrance is easily accessed from the parking area and leads into spacious but cosy accommodation. Situated in a quiet area only a 5 minute walk to the centre of Town and 15 minutes to the picturesque estuary. Kingsbridge has many interesting independent shops and excellent restaurants and pubs. It is ideally positioned to explore the South Hams, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many lovely sandy beaches nearby and the coastal walks are spectacular. There is a very good bus service from the quayside which is ideal for walkers and those who wish to let the bus “take the strain”. If you are into sports, there are good local golf courses nearby, paddle boarding on the estuary and plenty of places to fish. There is a leisure centre in the town and local tennis courts.

More Details

Owner
Elisabeth Gates
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Elisabeth Gates

We are Liz and Mick and moved from Surrey to Kingsbridge in 2003. The area was always special to us and when we decided to retire, it was the obvious choice. We purchased a lovely Georgian house in the town, and ran a successful B & B business for a number of years. Both our children and families followed us down to the area and we now spend time with them and our 4 grandchildren when we can. When not playing golf at Bigbury Golf Club we enjoy our lovely, peaceful, garden and the spectacular views over Kingsbridge.

Elisabeth Gates purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Elisabeth Gates chose South Hams

Having spent 8 years running the B&B we thought a move to a modern Eco property would be more appropriate to our advancing years. So 2 years ago we purchased 10 Fosse Road, demolished the existing bungalow and embarked on building "Woodpeckers". Were we mad at our age? Yes, is probably the right answer! However, now the building is finished we can appreciate all the benefits of modern technology. We always wanted to stay in Kingsbridge and this property is in a quiet area has wonderful views and is in close proximity to the town,shops and restaurants.

What makes this apartment unique

Woodpeckers is ideally located to explore the South Hams, an AONB.

We have tried to cater for all your needs and provide all that is necessary for a comfortable stay. There is free internet access, freeview TV in the living room and bedroom and an extremely well equipped kitchen.

We have ample off road parking space and your accommodation offers external patio areas to enjoy alfresco dining. All the amenities of Kingsbridge are within walking distance.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kingsbridge in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate shower room with generous shower cubicle. Luxury overhead shower with hand attachment. Basin and WC. Heated towel rail, underfloor heating and secondary 'nightlight'. Integral ventilation system. (No annoying fan extraction! )
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Vaulted ceiling with oak beams and luxury Kingsize bed. Wall mounted Freeview TV. Hairdryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is equipped with underfloor heating throughout with individual thermostats in each area. Hot water is mains fed from the main boiler. There is a central MHRV system that exchanges and filters the air continuously. The entrance is separate to the main house. We regret we cannot accommodate babies, children or pets. We would ask you not to smoke inside but are happy to provide an ashtray for smokers to use outside. Outside: There is a SW facing secluded and sheltered patio garden exclusively for your use. It offers a decked area with bistro table and two chairs and also a paved area with a dining table, 2 chairs and a parasol. A gas BBQ is available on request. Old chimney pots and boating miscellany add character to the garden. Within the porch is a bench seat to assist walkers in removing their boots and ample hanging space for wet clothing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and tea-towels are supplied by us. Beach towels are not included. Towels are changed midweek (7 day stay) and longer stays include a linen change and a cleaning service. Other: Cupboard for coats,suitcases etc. Equipment includes a steam iron and ironing board.

Reviews

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Contemporary New England Apartment With Private Entrance In Kingsbridge, Devon.
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5

Beautiful, very charming apartment! Kitted out with everything you could possibly need! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the apartment for 5 days in April and we absolutely loved it! With its charm and its relaxing decor throughout, its gorgeous kitchen kitted out with everything you could possibly need and its lovely shower (ooh I did like the shower!!!), it really is the perfect place to stay. Much love has gone into the place, you can tell when you walk in and note all the lovely little touches. We felt so at home and were sad to leave it behind! Sadly the weather was not very kind to us so we weren't able to sit out and really enjoy the private patio 'nook' with its table and chairs for two which was a shame as it was just beautiful out there with the shrubs and flowers. Liz and Mick were wonderful hosts and it was a pleasure to meet them. What more can I say? To Liz and Mick: thank you for welcoming us in April. We hope to see you again soon! x

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic spot for a Devon holiday for two

  • 5 of 5

Woodpeckers is a great place to stay. Fully equipped and a great shower! The apartment is very modern and well maintained. Comfy bed and great views. Really peaceful and a great location. Liz and Mick are great hosts, they leave you to it or on hand for any support if needed. We really enjoyed our break here over the Easter and the weather was kind also.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at "Woodpeckers". Mick and I look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes Liz and Mick
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Excellent high quality accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many self-catering properties over the years and can say that with out doubt this was the best one that we have stayed at. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard and all the equipment such as crockery and cutlery were plentiful and of excellent quality. A reflection of the attention to detail was how all of the coat hangers were new large wooden and plentiful rather than the usual badly bent cheap wire/plastic that are available.

The hosts Liz and Mick are an absolute treat and do everything to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing.

Looking forward to our return visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul, So pleased you and Jayne enjoyed your stay at Woodpeckers. Very much looking forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes. Liz and Mick
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Perfect for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property was well planned out and clean. The location was great, just 10 minutes into the town, a little uphill climb on the way back but very pleasant. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property, great location, couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

From the start Mick & Liz made us feel very welcome with advice on the location, leaflets and information packs in the property, and their friendly nature.

The property itself is fantastic, beautifully decorated and layed out, with handy outside area to relax too. Great location into town, only a ten minute walk if that. The town is lovely, loads of restaurants and helpful bits like banks, post office etc.

The large gravel drive of the property makes it really easy to come and go and unload the car.

We spent a week at Kingsbridge as it was perfect location to use as a base and visit around. Only 35 minutes to Bigbury, 45 to Plymouth, 20 to Bantham.

Overall we had a great stay in a lovely place. Definitely going to book again we when are back down in Devon. Thank you again Mick & Liz for making our break exactly what was needed!

Becca & Mat x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becca and Mac, Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review. Mick and I are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay in our apartment. Hopefully, it won't be too long before you are able to return to Kingsbridge. Liz and Mick x
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Impressive apartment with very comfy king size bed. Immaculate throughout. Fantastic underfloor heating. Very warm greeting from Liz and Mick. Kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need. Good off road parking. Short walk into town with good choice of places to eat. Would highly recommend Cafe Asia (not your usual run of the mill Chinese). The Crabshell Inn is also lovely with good choice of seafood and great pizza. Look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob and Linda, Pleased you had a great time while staying at Woodpeckers. Also good to hear you enjoyed eating at some of the varied selection of restaurants in Kingsbridge. Hope to see you again sometime. Best Wishes Liz and Mick
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Location

Coast/Beach:

There are many great beaches within 30mins driving time including Bigbury with Burgh Island just off shore and walkable at low tide. Try a pint at the Pilchard Inn. Blackpool Sands is popular but there is a charge. Some local beaches offer free parking to National Trust members and a favourite is South Milton only a 15 minute drive from Kingsbridge. Salcombe also has lovely beaches.

Travel:

If you want to see the area a car is not essential but recommended. However, a double decker bus ride to Totnes or Dartmouth from the town offers extensive views not available from a car. Exeter Airport is 1 hour from Kingsbridge and the nearest train station is Totnes (from London Paddington).

Distances:

A favourite day out is a visit to Salcombe for it's shopping and spectacular scenery. It's about 6 miles and 15 mins in a car and can also be reached by ferry via Kingsbridge Estuary. Other places of interest include the historic town of Dartmouth with it's naval heritage(15miles). Totnes is 12 miles away and has much to offer including Dartington Cider Press. Dartmoor is 15 miles away.

Further Details:

Kingsbridge has a good selection of local independent shops and all the usual banking facilities. There are two main Supermarkets, Morrisons and Tesco.

The Tourist Information Centre is located on the quay and we can supply details of local restaurants and pubs. Whatever the taste, Kingsbridge has it !.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
£2,000
 
 
Summer
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
£1,760
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
£1,720
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
£1,400
 
 
Winter
13 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£330
£1,320
 
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
£1,720
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£430
£1,720
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£330
£1,320
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once you have confirmed you wish to proceed with a booking we will forward a booking form and ask that you return it together with a deposit cheque for £100. Upon receipt, we will confirm that the booking is secured. The full balance of payment is required 1 month before your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
In the summer we take bookings in weekly blocks. Friday to Friday. Off peak we take bookings for shorter stays (3 nights minimum). Your apartment will be available to you from 3pm on the day you arrive. At the end of your stay we ask you to leave by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Weekly bookings from May to October (Friday to Friday) with shorter bookings available at low season (3 nights minimum). We charge £75 per night for a short booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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