SPACIOUS 18C COTTAGE CLOSE TO KINGSBRIDGE AND THE SALCOMBE ESTUARY

Mr Robin Ritchie

Speaks french, german, spanish, english, Geordie
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SPACIOUS 18C COTTAGE CLOSE TO KINGSBRIDGE AND THE SALCOMBE ESTUARY

Kingsbridge House Rental Photos and Description

Ideal for walkers, surfers, sailors, golfers, or just plain sitting around

Grade 2 listed cottage sleeps 8 in the centre of a lively South Hams village, 4 miles North of Kingsbridge. The Old School House retains its original features and character, offering space, warmth and comfort throughout the year.

The Old School House is in the centre of Loddiswell but enjoys views over the surrounding countryside. We are within minutes of the village SHOP open 7-9, Post Office and the Loddiswell Inn.

• Walled garden overlooking the church: BBQ patio

• Large living dining room( (5*4m) with open fireplace,

• Snug sitting room with wood burning stove TV/DVD

• Fully equipped kitchen/diner with AGA cooker, microwave

Separate kitchen extension with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, and electric cooker . WIFI.

• Main double bedroom. 2 twins, and fourth with bunks

• 2 Bathrooms: upstairs Bath/shower, WC, and downstairs NEW shower and WC

• Off street parking

Well behaved dogs welcome by agreement

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
A lovely week in Devon in such a beautiful cottage. Thank youx
Aug 2012
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Mr Robin Ritchie

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We bought the Old School House when our youngest daughter was 10. She and her friends enjoyed many happy summers sailing and crabbing. Now our kids come with their friends, and our grandchildren! We love the walks from the house along the river Avon, and easy access to the coast and to Dartmoor.

Mr Robin Ritchie purchased this house in 1999

The house feels warm all the year round- and comfortable rain or shine, whether you are a couple or a larger group, The village is friendly, the atmosphere VERY relaxed.

Log fires, AGA kitchen, 3 centuries of history: the local schoolmaster lived here. 20 mins to anywhere in the South hams!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Spacious 18C cottage close to Kingsbridge and the Salcombe estuary
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews
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Spacious 18C cottage close to Kingsbridge and the Salcombe estuary
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Kingsbridge South Hams
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LOVELY HOUSE, GOOD VALUE, SHAME ABOUT TRAFFIC

  • 3 of 5
Beautiful house (lives up to the photos), comfortable sitting room. very cosy kitchen thanks to the Aga and a nice enclosed garden facing the church, only drawback is its location. It's in the middle of the village and the house walls and garden are bordered on both sides by a one-way system. This appears to be a local rat run down to Kingsbridge and the coast. It wasn't particularly busy in October, but there was still enough traffic to bother you if you were looking for a quiet stay in a peaceful country village (the house isn't double-glazed). It wasn't very safe for our dog, and people with kids would need to hold on tight when they go out of either of the gates as you step straight into the road.

The cottage itself is delightful inside with an authentic shabby chic feel in the ground floor rooms. Welcoming touches included fresh flowers and a lovely bottle of cava. The Aga took a bit of getting used to, but there were cookbooks with tips and tricks to help, and thankfully it looks after itself (no need to worry about lighting it). The electric oven mentioned in the facilities is just a small portable oven about the size of a microwave with two hot plates on top, not much use for a serious cook (and electricity is charged extra). The bedrooms were a good size, although one of them is accessed through the bunk room (fine for a family). Some of the mattresses were very soft.

Loddiswell itself is an ordinary English village, not particularly picturesque, but the locals were friendly. Nice walks down to river and across fields from the village. Pub did standard pub grub. Handy corner shop just up the road, and a lovely garden centre and farm shop / cafe 5 mins drive. Quiet beaches and stunning coastal walks about 30 mins drive.

Note, the house is semi-detached, not detached as stated in the Homeaway facilities description. It shares the length of its back wall with the neighbouring house behind it. It still feels very private though, the walls are so thick you don't hear anything from next door, and the garden has high hedges and is not overlooked.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have always considered our location to be a big advantage, with the ability to walk to the shops, the pub, and a choice of spectacular walks from the door without having to get into the car. Loddiswell is one of the few “ordinary” villages left in the South Hams, centrally located, with a lively community which thrives throughout the year. That’s why we chose it 15 years ago.
We are on the main street, Fore Street, and as with many very old houses in Devon, both our garden gates give directly onto the street, so you do have to take care especially with children and dogs. There is some traffic noise during the day, but virtually none in the evening.
The house is indeed semi detached, the original school house having been divided in two. As you point out the cob and stone walls provide warmth and tranquility inside, and the garden remains secluded.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A38
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bantham
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Loddiswell Inn
Nearest Ski
1000 Kilometres
Morzine
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bigbury
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Oyster Shack
Car: recommended

Spacious 18C cottage sleeps 8 in village location close to Kingsbridge and the Salcombe estuary

Comfort, character, and outstanding natural beauty.....in the heart of The South Hams in Devon

• Spectacular walks from the house, up and down the river Avon, and through the surrounding countryside designated of Outstanding Natural Beauty. SW coastal path is a short drive away.

• Located in the centre of the South Hams, Loddiswell offers access to the breathtaking beauty of Dartmoor, and the beaches of Bantham and Thurlestone. Market towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Modbury less than 30 mins drive

• Surfing at Bantham. Sailing, canoeing and water sports in the Salcombe harbour and estuary and at Bantham. Golf at Bigbury, Thurlestone and Dartmouth. Grass court Tennis at Thurlestone and Avonwick

• Amenities within walking distance include shop (7am-9pm), Post office, Garden centre with award winning deli/cafe, and Loddiswell Inn.

• The South Hams has become a gastronomic destination in its own right, and local producers feature prominently in our shops and restaurants. The farmers market in Kingsbridge and the famous Totnes market are a must.

• The South Hams boasts a growing number of resident artists and artisans, and there are regular exhibitions and events throughout the year

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Availability & Rates

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Kingsbridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 17 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
Summer hols
Jul 18 2014 - Sep 4 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
 
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 2 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
Autumn
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 23 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Half term
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
Novi/Dec
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 20 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 28 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
New Year
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 4 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £150.00
Pet Fee £50.00
20 % at the time of booking. Non refundable
Balance 4 weeks before together with refundable security deposit.
Notes FRIDAY changeover: we can be flexible out of season so please ask!
LINEN, LOGS, WI FI included.
ELECTRICITY: incl. heating charged at cost.
We are able to take bookings for 2015, please contact for a quote and further details
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Amenities

Kingsbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Wood Stove
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main - 1 double
    Twin 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Twin 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunks - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Access to main bedroom through bunk bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Stereo
  • Books for Kids
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • golf
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