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Creekside Cottage Adjacent to Frogmore Creek, Part Of The Salcombe Estuary

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Cottage in Frogmore, Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Very close to some of the best beaches in the country

Forget-me-not-cottage is a charming cottage set right on the side of Frogmore Creek. The long enclosed south facing cottage garden backs onto the Creek giving beautiful views of the Estuary and its abundant wildlife and rolling hillside beyond. The Summerhouse, overlooking the Creek, is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Frogmore is situated on the East side of the Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary, close to the fabulous golden beaches of Salcombe and East Portlemouth and just a five-minute drive from the pretty waterside town of Kingsbridge with its many shops, pubs and restaurants. Historic Dartmouth is just a short drive in the opposite direction, along what must be one of the most spectacular coastal routes in the country. Frogmore has its own bakery, which sells freshly baked bread and croissants! It also has a post office and dining pub all just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage door.

sian janta-lipinski
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 February, 2017

About sian janta-lipinski

We are a family of five with three young children. We spend virtually every holiday, half term and some weekends at our holiday cottage on the opposite side of the Salcombe Estuary from Forget Me Not Cottage. In our opinion it is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and we hope that you will like it as much as we do. We bought this cottage after we had missed out on the purchase some 9 years ago and we certainly were not going let it pass this time. We anticipate that we will also enjoy the cottage and beautiful creekside location out of season whenever the cottage is not let.

sian janta-lipinski purchased this cottage in 2014

Why sian janta-lipinski chose South Hams

We almost bought Forget Me Not Cottage 9 years ago but were pipped at the post by the family we just bought it from. We fell in love with it right from the first minute. The views from the south facing garden and summerhouse are really memorable looking over Frogmore Creek across to beautiful fields and rolling hills. Not only that, the direct access to the water from the garden is a huge plus factor and effectively makes the Estuary part of your back garden. Frogmore lies between Salcombe and Dartmouth and some of the best beaches in the South Hams are just a short drive away, or a good paddle/sail along the Estuary!! Salcombe and Kingsbridge, with many fashionable restaurants and pubs are also "just round the corner". When the property came up for sale we snapped it up immediately.

What makes this cottage unique

The best thing about Forget Me Not Cottage is the fact that you can happily spend a day or two just hanging out in and around the summerhouse and the Creek. Mess around in boats or watch the kids play in their kayaks while you enjoy a glass of wine or two relaxing on the deck. A special treat is to watch the tide come in with returning local fishing boats. The bird life is something to behold both with the tide in or out.

Some of the best beaches in the country, such as the fabulous golden sands of East Portlemouth are just a short drive from the cottage. For walkers, head out from the front door for long walks along the Creek or drive to Gara Rock and join the coastal path. Finally, the heated summerhouse, even in winter, is still a great place to just chill out.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)


Lovely Cosy Cottage in an Idyllic Location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful Christmas and New Year in this idyllically located cottage by the creek. Having arrived at the house after a long drive in the pouring rain we were thrilled to be greeted by a lit, warm, clean, and inviting home that was even better than advertised. Prepped to perfection for our arrival, the owners had gone the extra mile and left us an extremely generous (and much appreciated!) welcome package of a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of white roses, and delicious homemade cookies. The cottage is a comfy home away from home that is fully equipped with everything you need for a successful stay including a helpful guide chock-full with info about the house and things to do and see in the area. An added bonus is the fantastic summerhouse at the bottom of the sizeable garden overlooking the water. A heater and comfy furnishings meant that we could enjoy it on the winter days/evenings and even welcomed in a very merry New Year with drinks in there. Ideally positioned near the lovely market town of Kingsbridge and only a short drive away from Dartmouth, we explored the local and surrounding areas with ease even venturing into neighbouring Cornwall on one of our day's there. We were particularly lucky with the weather given the time of year, however wouldn't hesitate in recommending a winter stay as the scenery is just as beautiful and there are so many things to do that it's not hard to enjoy yourselves rain or shine. Of particularly note, in terms of local amenities, is the family run pub The Globe Inn located mere yards down the road who gave us a locals welcome on Christmas Day with a round of free drinks and mince pies. We had such a brilliant holiday that we are already planning our return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage.........

  • 4 of 5
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Although situated on a very busy main road the back of the cottage and its garden are surprisingly quiet and peaceful, with a lovely view down the creek from the summer house.

The house is comfortably furnished and well equipped and the village has a bakery-cum-post office - with somewhat irregular opening hours when we stayed in Frogmore; however there is a well stocked convenience store attached to the petrol station in the next village and there are many great pubs and cafes serving delicious food in the area.

A twenty minute drive will take you to the nearest beaches, all glorious, and some of the best cliff top walks in the country.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for easy access to sailing and kayaking

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the cottage.The house itself is lovely, with everything you might need during a week away. The really special aspect of the cottage however is the outside area: the garden is wonderful - in particular the beautiful summer house (we now want one) - and having the estuary at the bottom of this was great. We had super weather and ate most of our meals at the end of the garden, overlooking the estuary, and admiring the view. We brought our own sailing dinghy and kayaks with us - we have only just started in this hobby - and the access we had to the water meant there was no easier way to start experimenting and trying these out. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

First stay in this property although we have been to the area dozens of times. We were not disappointed. Tidy, well equipped cottage with fabulous garden and location overlooking the constantly changing Frogmore Creek. Very helpful owners, Sian and Rob who care about their guests. We are planning to stay again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Blissful waterside break on the creek

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better venue for a much needed break, once you've entered the cottage and left the travelling behind, you step through and out into an Enid Blyton tale! Venturing down the grassy garden you round a gentle corner and discover the surprise of the fun-packed summer house; kitted out with games and activities, seating, and sofa bed, perfectly poised to look out over the fascinating creek, with its tidal changes and varied wildlife. A beautiful, discreet and restful place by day and by night, with easy access to the foreshore; whether to paddle and play or to set out by boat for the estuary.

The cottage itself has all that you need for a coastal break; old-fashioned character with its nooks and crannies and cosy log fire. and enough 'mod-cons' to make yourself at home and to keep you entertained on colder nights.

It's a great base to explore the South Hams, with beaches and boating, town facilities and wild country all minutes away.

The owners were helpful, informative and accommodating, and clearly have both an eye for detail and the spirit of 'romance and adventure' needed to create a timeless story-tale setting in this tranquil but well-connected 'backwater'.

In short - we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cottage in a perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Forget-me-not cottage during the Summer. The cottage is in a perfect location, a short drive to Kingsbridge and close to all the fabulous beaches in the area.

The cottage is spotlessly clean, bright, airy but at the same time cosy and very comfortable with chic decor and sumptuous furnishings. Our favourite spot was the summer house at the end of the garden. We spent many breakfasts and evenings relaxing on the decking watching the kayakers and boats go by and the kids play in the creek. We also loved it in the rain and cooler evenings, a cosy retreat, well equipped with lots of games to while away the day.

With two boys aged 10 and 7 our week was action packed. Rob and Sian are wonderful hosts and introduced us to some great walks in the area, our favourites being the stunning cliff walk from Gara Rock to Sunny Cove and the equally beautiful walk from Soar Mill Cove to Hope Cove. We also enjoyed kayaking in the creek, body boarding on Bantham beach (we chose a spot on the river side, a bit quieter and dogs are allowed) and running into the surf at South Milton sands.

There are also some great places to eat in the area - the Crabshell in Kingsbridge, the Hope & Anchor in Hope Cove, and the winking prawn at north sands all got top marks! It was a fantastic holiday and we've already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 20% non-refundable deposit on booking and the balance 12 weeks before your stay together with a £100 refundable security deposit. Sorry no pets and no smoking.

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is Saturday. Check-out 10 a.m. Check-in 4 p.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 7 nights. 20% deposit on booking with the balance payable 12 weeks before arrival. A £100 refundable security deposit is required on final payment

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Pretty bathroom with wooden panelling upstairs with bath and shower and views to the Creek. Heated towel rail, bathroom cabinet and airing cupboard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one: bright and sunny, king-size bed, views of Frogmore Creek. Original fireplace plus wardrobe with ample hanging space and dressing table. Bedroom two: with two single sleigh beds, pretty original fireplace and wardrobe on the landing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please see our other holiday rental (Pipers Cottage) on the other side of the Estuary, Collapit Creek. Owners Direct code: 1886662 - Cottage on Salcombe Estuary. Also has direct water access and sleeps 6 to 8. Notes on accommodation: Forget Me Not Cottage is furnished to a high standard. It has the added bonus of a fabulous south-facing beach hut style summerhouse with spectacular views over Frogmore Creek Outside: French windows open onto a sunny south-facing decked courtyard with BBQ and table and chairs for alfresco dining. A pretty 150’ garden then leads to a beach-hut style heated summerhouse with fabulous southerly views over Frogmore Creek; ideally placed for lunch, BBQ’s or even dinner by the Creekside. The summerhouse has the added bonus of a double sofa bed. Steps lead you down to a lawned area adjacent to the creek where kayaks or small boats can be kept during your stay so that you can explore the beautiful Salcombe Estuary, which effectively becomes your “back garden”

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