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Converted barn in beautiful location, South Devon

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), sleeps 6

Iris is a converted barn located in beautiful grounds in the secluded hamlet of Stancombe. It comprises high quality self-catering accommodation with all the modern utilities including wifi, washing machine, dish washer, microwave etc.

Stancombe includes superb leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool (6m x 13m), recently renovated outdoor tennis court, snooker room with full sized table, games room with table tennis, billiards & darts & an outdoor children’s play area — or you could just wander around the beautiful grounds. Stancombe offers a delightful holiday, in all seasons.

Iris is a “topsy turvy” cottage comprising 3 bedrooms — 1 double ensuite on the ground floor and two twins with a shared bath/shower room on the lower ground floor. Living accommodation includes lounge / diner / kitchen on the ground floor.

There is a private courtyard at the back of the property whilst the front provides a wonderful view of South Devon countryside.

More Details

Property Manager
Julian Baust
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Julian Baust

We are a family of four who have enjoyed many happy holidays in the area. We currently live and work in Bedfordshire but plan to spend as much time as we can at Iris cottage

Julian Baust purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Julian Baust chose Kingsbridge

We bought Iris to give us a home within the area that we have known and loved for over 50 years. The beauty of the South Hams is plain to all who visit, with it's rolling hills and fabulous coastline. Great for walks and for those who enjoy water sports and a range of other activities. The property benefits from a range of on site facilities set in beautiful grounds which cater for all weathers.

What makes this cottage unique

Stancombe is a wonderfully secluded, peaceful and calming place- but with lots of amenities and close to lots of wonderful countryside, beaches and eateries.


Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The upstairs bathroom is ensuite. The downstairs shower room is shared by the two twin bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The double bedroom is on the ground floor of Iris and boasts an en-suite bathroom. The two twin rooms are downstairs (lower ground) and share a shower/bath room. Both the twin rooms have patio doors to the cottage's private rear courtyard. All linen is provided and, with a modern central heating system, the cottage is warm and cosy at all times of the year. There is a portable TV in one of the twin rooms and all rooms have TV aerial socket. We also have wifi in the cottage.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Stancombe manor boasts excellent leisure facilities. As well as the heated indoor pool there is a large games room with pool and table tennis and a separate snooker room with full sized table. The sauna is available to Iris guests & is coin operated. The cottage is based in a secluded valley and users can roam freely round the beautiful 21 acre grounds which include established cider orchards. From Stancombe there are numerous fabulous walks - the local lanes, the world famous South West Coast Path and breathtaking Dartmoor. Nearby are excellent water sports facilities, golf, horse riding etc. Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes all offer excellent shopping. There a many excellent eateries nearby - from seaside and country pubs offering great lunches & suppers to the famous restaurant at Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel (just 2 miles from Stancombe). The nearby town of Kingsbridge has a range of shops offering great local produce.


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Converted barn in beautiful location, South Devon
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Fab! Had everything we needed and very well kept.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing!! The grounds and setting were beautiful and so well equipped for a young family. We made great use of the tennis courts and lovely heated indoor pool (even when it was raining). Though we were able to check in and out casually, it was great to know there was a caretaker around for emergencies.

A wonderful place to stay. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return soon.
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Compact and charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Pretty semi-detached cottage set in the grounds on Stancombe Manor. All form part of a conversion with many small apartments and two cottages. Great to have the facilities of a lovely swimming pool and games room within the complex. Very quiet and peaceful area. Iris Cottage was an ideal base for touring South Devon and we were fortunate not to have snow as we would have struggled with our car on the nearby steep, single track roads. The accommodation is basic and cosy. There were 4 of us for several nights and we all felt that stretching it to 6 people would have been cramped. Probably fine during sunny weather as you would be outside more. Kitchen is well-equipped and showers were powerful. TV is small with a few stations and not the best picture although we are not massive TV viewers. A wardrobe in the upstairs bedroom would have been useful although there really isn’t room. We really enjoyed our stay as it was quiet and peaceful. No-one was next door until the last night when we could clearly hear them.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will give some thought to the TV, which has not been raised before, but thank you. The property is semi detached so subject to whether next door is occupied. Not generally an issue out of season of course and always dependent on who is resident. It would be good to welcome you back when the sun is out ! Many thanks
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Beautiful location for family holiday.

  • 4 of 5

4 adults and 2 young children. Weather was beautiful so had lots of time on the beach.

When we had one dull day we discovered there was much to do on site. Stancombe Manor has a pool which is great, games rooms which are fantastic and outdoor areas which are wonderful. Our 2 children (ages 5 and 3) had a ball.

Ian (caretaker) was most helpful and interesting with history of Stancombe Manor.

Only downside was on day of departure, the cleaners arrived early and put unnecessary

pressure on us to go.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a sunny day, which always helps, but were here for a few rainy ones as well and with a dog and baby we had no shortage of things to do in all weathers. The cottage was clean and well stocked with the basic. The fridge is small but as long as you know that you can shop as needed. On the way to Slapton sand there is a great farm shop which does meat and fish on Friday and Saturdays plus all the other provisions and we had two tesco shops delivered. Although it is best to give them guidance of where they need to go when they arrive as it is not clear where the cottage is on the grounds. The games room has loads of things to keep young ones occupied and the pool was warm and we managed to get our 1 year old to start swimming (with a bit of support) changing facilities at the pool are not great for wriggly babies but we just took him down from the cottage wrapped in a towel. I think this place is perfect, remote enough to feel away from it all but still able to get things delivered including excellent Indian food (details on the folder in the cottage) and near enough to Kingsbridge to get anything you have forgotten. Loved it and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities at Iris Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Fantastic New Year Break

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic few days over New Year in this very clean and well equipped cottage. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful and it's not far from the coast and it's beautiful beaches. We made use of the swimming pool and would liked to have used the tennis court and pitch and putt but the weather was too cold or wet. Would definitely recoomend staying here and would like to come again Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come back soon when the weather is better!
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Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back from spending Easter weekend at the cottage. The grounds are pretty and well kept. Pool is wonderful. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. I would certainly recommend this property to our friends. Look forward to going again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Iris Cottage in the near future.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Globe Inn, Frogmore
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Thurlestone or Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Slapton Sands
Car: necessary

South Hams, in the south of Devon is famous for its beautiful unspoiled coastline and has the mildest year-round climate on mainland Britain. From Stancombe you are within easy reach of the dramatic granite slopes of Dartmoor, breath-taking countryside and spectacular coastline and beaches. Salcombe (10 miles) has many interesting shops and restaurants and is a designated area of natural beauty and the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve (3 miles) is the largest freshwater lake in South West England.

The naval town of Dartmouth (10 miles), famous for its castle and bustling harbour provides a wide range of independent shops and restaurants. The market towns of Kingsbridge (3 miles) and Totnes also provide excellent shops, restaurants and pubs.

For those interested in sports there is sailing, fishing,clay pigeon shooting,tennis,golf,swimming,sports/fitness center,horse riding,beaches and coastal paths to run. There are numerous activities for children including a woodland park and the famous zoo in Paignton


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $139.1
Pet Fee $34.78

Short breaks are available out of season - just email to inquire. Pets are welcome by agreement on booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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