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Spacious 18C cottage close to Kingsbridge and the Salcombe estuary

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Grade 2 listed cottage sleeps 6+ 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 and dining patio

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

• Snug sitting room with wood burning stove TV/DVD

• Fully equipped kitchen/diner with modern range cooker, microwave

• Separate kitchen extension with fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer.

• Fibre Optic WIFI, Smart TV, Google Chromecast, Jongo Bluetooth

• Double bedroom, 2 twins, and fourth walk though room with bunks

• 2 Bathrooms: Upstairs bath/shower/WC, and downstairs shower and WC

• Off street parking

Well behaved dogs welcome by agreement

More Details

Owner
Mr Robin Ritchie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mr Robin Ritchie

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

Why Mr Robin Ritchie chose Kingsbridge

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.

What makes this house unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely week in Devon in such a beautiful cottage. Thank youx
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Kingsbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.714286 based on 26 reviews
5

Fantastic cottage, well equipped, comfortable and an amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a place, amazing cottage fantastic location. Quiet village, friendly people and any issues the owner replied quickly and sorted. Cottage with the log fires was fantastic great place to explore this part of the country. The cottage was both comfortable and well equipped and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from this gorgeous cottage. It's chic but cosy inside and extremely comfortable. It feels like a real home from home. Loddiswell is perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful South Hams area - Bantham Beach is a real gem and only a few miles away. Would definitely recommend. We were 5 adults and two small children.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great location for exploring the South Hams

  • 5 of 5

The Old School House is a lovely, homely house in a great location for exploring the area - beautiful beaches of Salcombe, Hope Cove, Bigbury-on-Sea, trips to Dartmoor, and for those with children - Woodlands Leisure Park which our two loved! There is a local shop in the village and a lovely Farm Shop just a mile or so along the main road towards Kingsbridge. The house is well equipped for a family stay with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher etc but also indoor and outdoor games, BBQ, buckets and spades, DVDs. It is spacious, clean, is obviously well loved and cared for and is full of character. I would not hesitate to recommend the house to other young families. The house is located on a main road, however once the garden gates were bolted, we had no cause for concern that our little ones were in any danger. Robin who owns the house was very helpful. He even phoned during our stay to make sure everything was OK (which it was!) The AGA took a little getting used to, but this only added to the fun of the holiday. We would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura for such a great write up.I'm glad you enjoyed your week and found all the games and the videos which have been enjoyed by our kids and now our grandchildren! Hope to see you again on another occasion.
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Old School House in Loddiswell. The cottage is beautifully decorated, very well-equipped and had ample space for our group (six adults and two children). The village itself has a small supermarket, pub, nice (dog-friendly!) walks and lots of amenities a very short drive away - especially a couple of lovely little farm shops and cafes, as well as bigger supermarkets etc in nearby Kingsbridge. It is also perfectly situated to explore the area, such as Salcombe and a number of beautiful beaches. The owner, Robin, was extremely friendly and communication could not have been easier. We hope to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate for such a great review. We hope to see you back again before too long. R
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August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic break at the old school house. 4 Adults and 4 children all of which 5 and under stayed in the cottage. Plenty of room for the children to play in the garden and the house. A well equipped kitchen and a lovely AGA to cook on was great. All able to sit around the dinner table for a meal is also a bonus in holiday rentals. The house is in a perfect location for trips all over the local area. We didn't travel more than 45 mins frrom the house which is great with kids in the car. I have never gone back to a holiday rental as there is always something wrong with the house but i have already booked for 2015....

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful family holiday at the Old School House . The house is ideally situated for trips to Hope Cove , Salcombe , Bigbury and Bantham . The house was nice and clean on arrival and well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. We would highly recommend The Old School House to family and friends .

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Loddiswell Inn
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bigbury
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A38
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Oyster Shack
Nearest Ski
1000 Kilometres
Morzine
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bantham
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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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $210

SATURDAY changeover: We can be flexible out of season so please ask!
LINEN, LOGS, WI FI included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund