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

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


About the property


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.

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Elisabeth Gates
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

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 Kingsbridge

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 in 2010 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, in Kingsbridge, for exploring the whole of the South Hams, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a good bus service from the Quayside and The Rivermaid offers boat trips to Salcombe. There are many lovely beaches nearby and the nearest one is only a ten minute drive from Kingsbridge. There are also good golf courses in the area and tennis courts at the Recreation Ground.

We have tried to cater for all your needs and provide all that is necessary for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and we offer free WIFI, Digital TV and SKY TV with Sports.


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


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 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! )
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Contemporary New England Apartment With Private Entrance In Kingsbridge, Devon.
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great place for couples

  • 5 of 5

Modern, spotless, great location and helpful, friendly hosts

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent modern accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely APARTMENT for two - VERY HIGH standard with everything thought of. Nice quiet location within short walk to kingsbridge town centre and close enough to visit salcombe, Dartmouth etc.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm & welcoming apartment for two

  • 5 of 5

Liz and Mick are very welcoming hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. Woodpecker's had everything we needed for our week-long holiday. The apartment itself is spotlessly clean, warm and cosy - in fact, we felt at home within 30 minutes of arriving. The kitchen has a fantastic induction hob, excellent oven, fridge and a dishwasher. Having such a lovely kitchen saved us from having to eat in Kingsbridge every evening.

Woodpecker's is situated about 10 minutes walk from Kingsbridge town centre, which we loved. It isn't a commercial town and the people are very friendly. We enjoyed the Creek Inn and the Seven Stars. We also caught the bus into Salcombe one day and had lunch in the Crab Shed. We can recommend all of these places.

Being National Trust members, we also visited Overbeck's, Buckland Abbey, Coleton Fishacre and South Milton Sands. Buckland was the furthest at an hour in the car, so as you can see, Woodpecker's is an ideal base for getting out and about.

The only reason we've given this review 5 stars is because we can't give it 10...! We would highly recommend Woodpecker's for a relaxing stay in South Devon and we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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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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.


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).


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 !.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once you have confirmed you wish to proceed and we have accepted your booking we will forward our Rental Agreement and would ask that you complete this and return it together with the deposit (unless to decide to pay by C/Card). The full balance of payment is required 2 months 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 £80 per night for a short booking. We request full payment in advance for short breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.