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Character! 'Signal Box' building Woodland riverside setting Walks, beaches...



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Unique 'Signal Box' Cottage in Loddiswell, Nr. Kingsbridge South Hams, Devon, England - Prime Countryside River Valley Location In The South Hams Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

If you have any questions at all or wish to discuss any aspect of your stay with us, please do ring (Richard and Nikki) on 01548 550664. We're very happy to talk!

'The Signal Box' at Loddiswell Station provides an exemplary standard of accommodation and is thoughtfully fitted out as a true 'home-from-home'. Situated in the most idyllic and tranquil wooded riverside location, it is perfectly located for exploring the wide range of attractions this area has to offer.

The ground floor bedrooms sleep up to 4 comprising a very comfortable king-sized double and a smaller twin-bedded room, making this unusual property ideally suited both to a couple or a family. There is a separate well-appointed shower room.

The first floor is open-plan with a fully-fitted kitchen, dining and separate sitting areas complete with cosy wood burning stove. The expansive windows look down to the river Avon and the lovely valley beyond. Lovers of the outdoors, wildlife, fishing and heritage will enjoy all that this special and very different property has to offer.

As a 'pet friendly' family (we have a Labrador retriever) we welcome well behaved dogs. You will simply love the amazing walks straight from the front door!

'The Signal Box' sits in the Avon Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and quietly stands 'trackside' along the route of the former Great Western Railway's 'Primrose Line', adjacent to the sympathetically-converted Loddiswell Railway Station

We are less than 4 miles from the vibrant market town of Kingsbridge between the villages of Loddiswell and Woodleigh. There is a full range of amenities right on the doorstep including: pub/restaurant; cafes; village store; garden centre; farm shop; post office and many footpaths. The broader attractions of the South Hams - from beaches to moors, towns to countryside - are also all conveniently accessed from this magical spot.

Our changeover day is Friday.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Richard and Nikki Curzon met in the 1990s. Work commitments saw them regularly moving all around the country but, with the arrival of their young family, the time came to find somewhere special to settle down and call home. 'The Signal Box' outbuilding presented the ideal opportunity to run a business from home and experience a completely different lifestyle.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"The Signal Box has been a lovely, warm, peaceful place to stay and Richard & Nikki very welcoming. I would highly recommend this as a lovely getaway." March 2015

"Had a wonderful stay with my family. Great cottage, v. good attention to detail, good communications by the hosts. Would absolutely recommend a stay here." April 2015.

"Unique accommodation in a quiet and peaceful location, yet central area of the South Hams. Very welcoming by the owners and well appointed."

May 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A very lovely conversion,very tastefully decorated

  • 4 of 5

/A very enjoyable stay, very warm and confortable. We were three adults, I do feel if it was four adults the second bedroom would not be adequate, especially as there was no window in the room and very small.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and very spacious, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is very spacious, very well equipped and an absolute delight to stay in. The extra touches of toiletries,towels,home made bread and jam, coffee and tea, with butter and milk which were very welcomed after our long journey.

The grounds were idyllic and peaceful and we enjoyed a walk in the lovely woodland.

The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

I would highly recommend this lovely signal box

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The Signal Box is immaculately presented with everything you might need for your stay. It's a superb spot just off a quite Devon lane. The grounds drop down to the river which is postcard material. Dogs in heaven! You are near the moors and the coast. Loads of great places to go and see. Owners are lovely and friendly. Top spot. Go there!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unique accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Such a quiet and peaceful location, yet central area of the South Hams. Very welcoming by the owners and well appointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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From the Owner

Loddiswell Station is a property with so much character! With almost 4 acres of grounds encompassing gardens, meadow, woodlands and river this is a wonderful spot rich in wildlife and offering the very best of the outdoors. It is a remarkably peaceful, rural spot and yet it never feels isolated, with so many facilities and attractions on hand. Within 20 minutes you can be on a beach or on Dartmoor!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Single-bank fishing on approximately 250m of river bank within the grounds

Tours of the grounds and buildings available by arrangement

Numerous footpaths. (In particular, the property gives direct access to a most stunning LEVEL footpath - the former railway trackbed - along the river Avon (Topsham Bridge <2miles)).

Various South Hams attractions all conveniently accessible


Bantham, Bigbury, Thurleston, South Milton and Hope Cove are all within 6-10 miles

The South West Coastal path

Dartmoor National Park


Avon Mill Garden Centre <300m. (plants; café; deli; boutique).

Aune Valley Farm Shop & Café <1 mile.

Loddiswell <1 mile. (Pub; shop; post office; bus stop).

Kingsbridge - 4 miles. (Market town; leisure centre; supermarkets; restaurants; fuel; quayside; bus station; seasonal ferry to Salcombe; Stand Up Paddle tuition, etc.)

Salcombe - 10 miles. (sailing; shopping and people watching! Overbecks National Trust)

Dartmouth - 15 miles

Plymouth - 24 miles

Exeter - 37 miles


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Jan/Feb 17
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb 17 Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb/Mar 17
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Apr / Easter 17
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Apr/May 17
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Half-Term 17
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jun/Jul 17
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jul/Aug 17
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep 17
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep/Oct 17
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct Half Term 17
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct/Nov/Dec 17
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year 17
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £25

A deposit of 20% of the weekly accommodation charge is payable in order to secure your reservation.

Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Please contact us for all enquiries; we shall forward to you a booking form with further details including full payment information.

Pets are most welcome, a surcharge of £25 is payable per animal.

Our changeover day routinely is FRIDAY; arrival after 3pm and departure by 10am.

During peak months (May - September), minimum booking is 7 nights.

Outside of high season we can offer flexible changeover days dependant upon other circumstances; please check for availability.

Notes on prices:

Short-stay bookings are possible during low season or subject to availability; tariff charged at 70% for 3 nights, 75% for 4 nights and 85% for 5 nights, based on our standard weekly rate. PLEASE CHECK WITH US TO CONFIRM THE CORRECT PRICE.

(NB short stay prices are automatically calculated by the Owners' Direct listing and can be incorrect - it can only show a crude average, ie each day is presented as 1/7th of the full weekly rate. As the listing owner, we have no control over how the website displays this.)

Payment directly to the owners by Bank Transfer or by cheque.

Well-behaved dogs welcome; surcharge of £25 payable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

From the accommodation you can gaze out over the former railway track and imagine what it must have been like 100 years ago in the age of steam; or you can watch the buzzards circling overhead the beautiful Avon Valley, with the rabbits playing on the old track bed - it's such a relaxing spot. Take time to wander the grounds, looking at the various bits of railwayana or admire the spectacular display of wild Primroses (spring time), you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an otter, dormouse, bat or a grass snake - the wildlife here is truly spectacular.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

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

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Walk-in shower Basin WC Heated towel rail Storage shelf


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - kingsize bed, window looking towards valley and separate door to outside. Single wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 - 1/2 beds (one full-sized 3' single, with an additional 2'6" pull-out), glazed (opaque) sliding door to the hallway.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Broadband access/wifi is available; mobile signal is variable and network dependant. (Please note that internet access is offered free of charge for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use, the speed/service may vary.) A welcome pack, logs for the wood burner, and electricity are included in the tariff. Outside: The Signal Box is located adjacent to the 1890's former railway station, it is an addition to the original buildings designed by the renowned railway architect William Clarke. Visitors have exclusive use of the garden area surrounding the Signal Box, but also have access to the gardens, meadow, woodland and riverside surrounding the property (approaching 4 acres). From the meadow, visitors have direct access to the level riverside footpath tracing the route of the former 'Primrose Railway Line'. Outdoor patio furniture is provided and a BBQ is available. Storage can be provided for bicycles, canoes, sailing equipment, etc, by arrangement. There is ample private off road parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All bed linen and towels are included (refreshed weekly on changeover days or by arrangement). Please supply your own beach towels. Other: Ground floor entrance hallway Storage for coats, boots, etc.

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