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Judy Ward

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Converted cider farm, tennis and indoor pool, close to the sea - Crocus - sleeps 2-4

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


South Hams Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Devon cottages (sleeping 4 and 5) with pool and tennis

These two cottages are tucked away in the hamlet of Stancombe which has been converted from a South Devon cider farm. They are about 50 metres apart and can be rented separately or together. Situated in 21 acres of outstanding natural beauty including orchards, woodland and gardens, they also have superb leisure facilities on the doorstep. Conveniently located for both the coast and moors with the nearest beach, Slapton Sands, three miles away at Torcross, they are within easy reach of Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes. Both properties have been fully refurbished to a high standard and are regularly used by the owners' family. They are a very comfortable base from which to explore the unspoilt beaches and towns of the South Hams.

Stancombe's extensive leisure facilities include indoor heated pool, tennis court and snooker room.

Close by are award-winning beaches, the coast path, Dartmoor, pretty seaside villages, sailing, and golf at Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth.

Stancombe: The 2 properties rented together sleep 9 although they may be rented separately:

Stancombe Lodge has 2 bedrooms, both ensuite – one double room with a king sized bed and one twin room with the option of a third bed if required.

Crocus is a one-bedroomed apartment with either a double or twin beds. There is also a very comfortable pull-down double bed in the lounge.

Both properties are entirely on the ground floor.

Facilities: The extensive leisure facilities at Stancombe which are shared with the thirteen other cottages which make the hamlet include:

• Indoor heated pool measuring 6x13 metres

• Tennis court

• Snooker room with full-sized snooker table

• Games room

• BBQ areas

• Pitch and putt

• Outside children's play area

All facilities are freely available and included in the rental tariff.

Fun: Close by there is lots to do:

• Award-winning beaches

• Coast path (books of walks in the property)

• Dartmoor

• Picturesque seaside villages

• Sailing (2 miles to public slipway at Frogmore)

• Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes are close by

• National Trust properties

• Slapton Ley – nature reserve at Torcross

• Golf at Thurlestone Bigbury or Dartmouth

• Wide range of pubs and restaurants

More Details

Details for Crocus - sleeps 2-4 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

A one-bedroomed apartment with an en-suite bathroom, Crocus was formed from the ground floor of a beautifully converted tythe barn at Stancombe Manor and opens directly onto gardens with a barbeque, and the tennis court and indoor pool are close by. The cottage offers a twin bedroom with ample storage, en-suite bathroom, kitchen including dishwasher and complete range of other equipment, dining area seating four, lounge which includes a TV and DVD player (there are DVDs and CDs, books and games in the property for guests' use) and also has a very comfortable pull-down double bed, ground-floor level throughout – no steps, cot and high-chair available if needed, well-behaved pets welcome. Tariff includes all electricity, heating, hot water, bed linen and full use of Stancombe’s facilities.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Judy Ward (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


based on 5 traveler reviews

Crocus - sleeps 2-4
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

The Perfect Place to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to have excellent weather for our week's stay in Crocus in June. We went walking each day, sometmes on the coastal Path and sometimes in the scenic Devon countryside. The accommodation was first class and we made use of the well appointed swimming pool. Had the weather not been so kind we would also have used the snooker room and the well equipped games room. A tennis court was also on site for the more energetic. The gardens and grounds were immaculately kept and for those wanting to eat alfresco, there was also a barbecue area. We had meals out at one or two of the recommended local Inns - we particularly liked the Tradesmans Arms in Stokenham (where dogs are made very welcome!).

The only downside to staying at Crocus was having to leave after just 7 days. I believe a stay at Crocus should be available on prescription for those suffering with stress - an excellent holiday venue.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a warm welcome and were told about the surrounding area and day trips available to us. Accomodation was lovely and very homely. Facilities on site were brilliant especially the tennis court which we made good use of! Overall a lovely, relaxing holiday that I would reccomend.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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crocus at stancombe manor

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time hit the weather just right. When we did use the pool at the property 95% of the time was just ourselves there. Area was nice and quiet but close enough to beaches etc. Staff were very helpful. property opened out onto a nice garden which our little 2 year old thought was great! pictures doesn't do it justice.A few suggestions, my partner would have liked a washing machine instead of a dishwasher at the property also addition of a gate on the path between car park and garden would have been good. Not that there was a lot of traffic there!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are investigating the possibility of providing a washing machine for next season. Stancombe is an old walled Devon farm in 23 acres of beautiful Devon countryside. Cars belonging to guests park there but there is very little passing traffic. There's a balance between gating off each exit to the farm and car park and retaining its beauty.
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A beautiful place with great facilities

  • 5 of 5

We booked last minute and the booking was handled quickly and personally. The cottage was well equipped and clean, with modern furnishings inside. It was a quiet place in a beautiful rural setting. We made a lot of use of all the facilities: heated indoor pool, snooker room, pool table, table tennis, tennis and pitch & putt! Highly recommended, especially if the weather is not great - lots to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real gem

  • 5 of 5

We (me, my partner and Oscar the dog) have just come back from a long weekend in Devon, and truly wished we'd stayed for a week. We couldn't have asked for a better location or place to stay. The apartment was clean and bright and well-maintained, we didn't want for anything. A morning swim was a great start to the day (we would have made use of the tennis court and pitch and put but for the rain). It was fun exploring the area and managed to walk every day (our water proofs came in handy!).

The owner was v helpful and always responded quickly to emails. I would definitely recommend this property/South Hams to friends and family.

April 2008

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in Devon between Dartmouth and Salcombe, Stancombe is conveniently placed for both the coast and moors. Its nearest beach, Slapton Sands, is 3 miles away at Torcross and the cottages provide comfortable holiday cottage accommodation from which to explore the many unspoilt beaches of the South Hams and to walk the coastal paths. Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmoor are also within easy reach. Close by are picturesque seaside villages, sailing (2 miles to the nearest public slipway at Frogmore), National Trust properties and a wide range of pubs and restaurants. Together with the tennis court and heated indoor pool at Stancombe, there's lots to do.

Other Activities: Walking on coast paths and moors, sailing (nearest public slipway at Frogmore - 2 miles)

Golf: Play golf at Thurlestone Bigbury or Dartmouth.


Rates & Availability

Kingsbridge Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2
Jul 16 2016 - Jul 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
School summer holidays
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early autumn
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
October half term
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Friday is changeover day, but it is flexible out of season.
Prices for part weeks: 50% for 2 or 3 nights; 75% for 4 or 5 nights.

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South Hams Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Holiday Resort
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • There is also a very comfortable pull-down double bed in the lounge.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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