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Beaches, countryside walks with rolling hills, lots of wildlife and restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Dunstone near South Pool, Slapton and Torcross Nr Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location 1 - 2 Mile To Hallsands, Beesands, Llannacomble Bay Coastal Path

Converted Dairy dates back to 1550 situated half a mile up a narrow single track lane, three miles from the A379 - Kingsbridge to Dartmouth road. A peaceful haven surrounded by beaches and coastal walks 25 minutes walk to coastal paths and local pubs. Lovely hillside views with wildlife. The cottage is very rural and quiet, hardly any cars passing and yet within 2 miles you are near all local shops and pubs. Cottage has a Large conservatory with built in BBQ and private gardens with decking area with uninterrupted views of rolling hills .It has has a modern interior with a homely feel with a multi fuel stove in the lounge, fully equipped and is south facing, off road parking. Owners live nearby.

Situated 4 miles from Kingsbridge, 7 miles from Dartmouth, our favourite place, and 5 miles from Salcombe estuary via passenger ferry. Bantham surfing beach is 30 minutes 10 miles via the A379 through beautiful villages and Kingsbridge.

More Details

Shirley Marsh
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Shirley Marsh

We moved to Devon in 1977 and brought up our two children. We started off in Dartmouth and then found this lovely barn. We really try to meet all our guests needs and are happy to give helpful advice on placing to visit and love meeting lots of people. We both work in the tourist trade, Shirley works in local hotel as a Therapist and Terry launches and recovers boats in the Salcombe estuary, although very shortly we will be retiring.

Shirley Marsh purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Shirley Marsh chose Kingsbridge

We love this rural location with its rolling hills and love sitting in the garden watching the Buzzards up in the thermals, foxes creeping across the fields and often you can see deer in hills. We love the fact that of a night time there is no light pollution so the stars are magnificent and our guest often comment on the wonder of the stars and they often can be seen sitting on the decking with a glass of wine, stargazing.

Property dates back to 1550 and has an old world charm with beautiful views over the rolling hills. Is on a spit of land so there is a choice of beaches of your choice either shingle or sand. Extremely peaceful and tranquil

What makes this cottage unique

Old world charm dating back to 1550

Guestbook comments from the owner

There is a feed back book available to read in cottage. Everyone loves the use of the conservatory and nearness of beaches and still retaining its peaceful location,

not overloaded with tourists in immediate location. Love the local coastal walks with affordable cafes positioned along the path on route.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Stokenham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One downstairs bathroom with toilet, wash hand basin, bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with corner sink wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedside lamps , bed has electric blanket. The twin bedded room has wardrobe, chest of drawers bed side lamps and houses a goes under bed for that 5th person and one cot upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have one heater each plus lounge has multi fuel stove. Attached conservatory is south facing with uninterrupted vies over hills. Sorry not pets Outside: Sunny garden with decking area and lawns and off road parking. Utility Room: No utillity room Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels (not beach towels) provided, along with tea towels, oven mitts changed weekly. No daily maid service. Clean bedding and towels can be provided upon request at an additional cost if requested within the weekly stay. Other: 2 bedroomed stone built cottage, with bathroom, kitchen/dinner, lounge and large conservatory with built in barbecue


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Beaches, countryside walks with rolling hills, lots of wildlife and restaurants
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Amazing cottage, peace and countryside

  • 5 of 5

Shirley is a wonderful host and is always thinking of her guests. The property is excellent and the glass conservatory a treat with wonderful country views. Highly recommend this property. Thanks Shirley for a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy we enjoyed having your family and watching the children play in the garden and showing them the Sloworms, Toads etc It was good too watching you enjoy the built in BBQ in the conservatory Fun family and thank you for leaving cottage so nice
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Lovely cottage tucked well out the way but still within close proximity to some stunning places!!

  • 5 of 5

With pretty awful weather all weekend the cottage was very cosy with its log burner and quaint interior....perfect for a new year retreat

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming little country cottage in rural surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

Very enjoyable stay. Friendly welcome. Lovely cottage and kindly provided high chair and travel cot. Great location. All round good family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

A perfect property for a relaxing break. Shirley is a wonderful host and was there to welcome us with a delicious cream tea. The countryside views from the property are stunning and inside has everything you need to make this a home from home. Stayed here with our 2 teenage daughters and despite the lack of mobile phone signal and ad hoc wifi, they loved the property and didn't want to leave! Ideally located for exploring the surrounding coastline and towns of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Definitely hope to return. Thank you Shirley.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pretty accommodation in stunning surroundings

  • 3 of 5

Very nice welcome with cream tea. Hosts very pleasant. Property nice and clean. Most rooms were good sizes including the bedrooms but bathroom is very small and is also downstairs. The bedrooms are both a good size but the mattress in the master room was very firm, which would not suit everyone. This is a Self Catering let - you need to bring your own Tea, Coffe & Sugar etc, as well as food. The living room and kitchen are comfortable and well appointed. The conservatory is lovely. You can only get wifi in the conservatory, though our son was able to get it on his laptop in the twin room. The staircase might prove difficult for people with mobility problems or very small children. You can't get a reliable phone signal while on the property - which didn't worry us, but some may not be happy with that. The road up to the property is single track with no way of seeing what is coming - this is not for the feint hearted. Would recommend this property for active families or friends or couples. It is very quiet and secluded and within reasonable driving distance to plenty of interesting and beautiful places.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very tidy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring south Devon. Close to salcombe , Dartmouth,Portsmouth, Start Point light house. Tucked away in very rural,peaceful location. Top quality accomodation. Didn't want to leave. Thank you home away.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie has an amazing family very happy and friendly . The cottage was left clean and tidy Uf I hadn't had met this lovely family I wouldn't have known they had stayed in the cottage So pleased to have met you
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Millbrook Inn Pub South Pool
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
passenger Ferry to Salcombe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
A38 leading on to M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cricket Inn, Beach Shack at Beesands or Millbrook
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beesands, Hallsands, Mill Bay, Torcross/Slapto


Local and walkable from Cottage is Hallsands and Beesands shingle beaches 2 miles leading to coastal walks and Pubs. Start Point Lighthouse is a circular walk and often seals can be seen here sitting on the rock close in. At Millbay sandy soft sandy beach 5 miles with cafe and conveniences. Here you can hop on the ferry boat (passenger) across to Salcombe. Also at Millbay there is a circular walk through the National Trust car park up to Gara Rock Hotel. The Hotel is high up and from the restaurant and sun terrace you have spectacular views.

Torcross/Slapton sands is one and half miles. Beautiful walks here as you have 3 miles of beach one side and on the other side of the road is a Ley where you find a circular walk and bird watching. Natural surroundings.

Bantham Beach 11 miles is where you will find sand dunes soft sandy beach and surfing. Hope Cove 12 miles very pretty here old world charm with its thatched cottages small sandy coves and rock pools .

Blackpool sands 7 miles is a place for old and young, and lovely beach restaurant, all facilities, a raft anchored out at sea to encourage you to swim out and rest, catch some sun.


Nearest airport Exeter. Nearest train station Totnes 13 miles nearest ferry port Plymouth 25 miles.


Tesco, Sainsbury, Waitrose all deliver to cottage. Nearest Town with Supermarkets and shops, Kingsbridge miles. Nearest shopping mall Plymouth 25 miles. Nearest pub The Millbrook Inn South Pool 1.5 miles, walkable. A very pretty village, run by locals , often find the Morris Men dancing here. When there is a high tide the landlord takes over the village and gets the BBQ going and often the paella . Stepping stones cross the estuary amongst dear quaint little cottages and this village always wins the best kept village award.

At the Woodlands Farmily Theme Park, 8 miles you find a great family day out. Toboggan runs, clowns, water shutes, commando courses for all ages, mega slides, boating lakes, indoor and outdoor play area and soft play areas and animal centre.

Paignton Zoo 22 miles and Plymouth Aquarium 25 miles.

Further Details:

Quick shop on A379 garage and Ashby Easy Store 4 miles. Bakery at Frogmore

A really good local butcher, cafe 1 1/2 miles you will find Stokeley Barton Farm Shop at Torcross.

Good running routes around cottage with lots off road running. Surf hire and equipment locally. paddle boarding in Kingsbridge estuary.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit either by cheque or Bank Transfer. Full payment due 21 days before commencement of stay. If booking within 21 days of stay, full payment required on booking. Minimum 3 night stay.
Rental in High Season strictly Friday to Friday full week rental only too in the high season ie from mid June to mid September.
Out of High Season prices are minimum of 3 nights is 70% of the weekly rate.
4 nights is 75% of the weekly rate
5 nights is 80% of the weekly rate
6 nights is 90% of the weekly rate

Changeover Day:
Friday to Friday in high season. Departure time by 10 am please and entry time from 3 pm.

Notes on prices:
minimum of 3 days

Please contact me +44 (0)1548511160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.