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3 bed luxury holiday cottage close to Kingsbridge and award winning beaches

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious cottage that sleeps up to 7 people with 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and overlooking lovely gardens and duck pond

Kingfisher Cottage is a luxury 3 bedroom self catering holiday cottage in South Devon, converted from an 18th century stone barn (sleeps 6-7 plus cot). Situated in an idyllic rural setting in South Devon between Salcombe and Dartmouth. Near many beautiful beaches including Slapton Sands (and its well known ley nature reserve), Blackpool Sands, Torcross and East Portlemouth. The private terrace overlooks the naturally spring fed duck pond and beautiful shared gardens. It is an ideal setting for al fresco dining with a picnic table and Weber barbecue. The holiday cottage is built in the secluded Valley Springs, it has its own spring water supply and is surrounded by farmland and the gently rolling countryside of the South Hams, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kingfisher Cottage is ideal for those looking for a luxury self catering holiday cottage which offers a perfect haven for relaxation, coupled with privacy, peace and tranquillity. Real oasis of calm. Free Wifi.


Kingsbridge Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • En Suite to Master Bedroom with bath, shower, WC. Family Bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two single beds or Super King bed available in Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with King Size and single bed. Bedroom 2 with two single beds. Bedroom 3 with two single beds. 2 X Cot Beds are available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property is suitable for children and has a large gated terrace. Children enjoy the setting and feeding the ducks. The heating is by electrical night storage heaters and the sitting room has a log burning stove and log store on terrace (a small supplement is due in low season for providing logs). The water supply is filtered natural spring water. Outside: The private terrace overlooks the naturally spring fed duck pond and beautiful shared gardens. It is an ideal setting for alfresco dining with a picnic table for 6 people, bench and Weber barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and are changed weekly, and the cottage is cleaned at the end of each let.


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3 bed luxury holiday cottage close to Kingsbridge and award winning beaches
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 35 reviews
West Lulworth

A hidden gem in the heart of the countryside

  • 5 of 5

Kingfisher Cottage was a very pleasant surprise. A beautiful cottage. Large living space which is ideal for families or small groups. Everything in the cottage was of very good quality and was designed for both comfort and elegance. The place was spotlessly clean and very welcoming. The owners allow dogs but you would not have guessed on arrival. We had a perfect weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your Easter break with us, and the beautiful South Hams.
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Large modern, comfy, cosy and traditional!

  • 5 of 5

You can't help but feel relaxed as you enter this cottage, but it is much larger than a cottage, large rooms, high ceilings, light and airy but comfy and cosy as well. There are lots of nice decorative touches. comfy sofas and beds to relax in, toys for the children, outside space to sit in, which is fenced so that children and dogs can be kept safe. Lots of wood for the wood burner, spacious kitchen and bathrooms and lots of hot water. Very handy for Dartmouth, KIngsbridge and Salcombe. We felt our cares and stresses float away.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingfisher Cottage was very comfortable and well equipped- we had a very enjoyable family break

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely place to stay and explore the surrounding area - all in all a very succcesful and enjoyable weekend

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your weekend at the cottage and the surroundings.
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Stunning Spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Had a Brilliant stay at this lovely and spacious property. Our favourite part was the log burner which gave it a warm, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The property was fabulously equipped with the Christmas tree and bottle of fizz a lovely addition. A great selection of DVDs and games kept us entertained for the whole stay. It was lovely to be able to walk the dogs in the beautiful surrounding area, what a great and relaxing stay it was!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, well equipped and lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for my pre-Christmas get away. Pet friendly and homely. Thank you for a perfect location for my break. I can recommend a visit to The Queen’s Arms Slapton Village as well!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you and the dogs had a relaxing break.
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Lovely spacious property, very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace and quiet but easy access to great beaches in South Hams, I would recommend this property! As long as you don't mind driving down lots of country roads.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time at the cottage and enjoyed the beaches.
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James Shenton
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About James Shenton

Married with 3 children children living in Kent. We have been running Kingfisher Cottage a highly successful holiday home business since buying it in May 2007. During this time the cottage has been extensively refurbished and we also enjoy our holidays at Kingfisher Cottage.

James Shenton purchased this barn in 2007

Why James Shenton chose Kingsbridge

We bought Kingfisher Cottage after visiting the South Hams area many times as we realised that it was the ideal place to have a holiday home with excellent beaches, pubs and estuary towns (Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Salcombe) combined with a host of activities and sports for all ages. The area also offers a fine range of local produce to cook in or sample in the local pubs. We specifically bought Kingfisher Cottage as it is a spacious character barn conversion which is located in a beautiful location next to a spring fed duck pond. The cottage is close to all the attractions and award winning beaches, but is in a peaceful location and has plenty of parking.

What makes this barn unique

Kingfisher Cottage is a spacious barn Conversion which is set in a Area of Natural Beauty and is ideally situated in the South Hams centrally between Dartmouth and Salcombe and close to Kingsbridge. The cottage offers luxury accommodation and benefits from Free WI-FI / Broadband, incoming phone line, 32 Inch Sony LCD TV, Blue Ray Player with DVD Library, iPod / iPhone HIFI. Kingfisher Cottage also has its own great tasting filtered spring water supply so no need for bottled water. The rental prices also include linen, towels, electricity, heating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely, homely and so well equipped. We have stayed in good accomodation before but this was excellent. All the bedrooms were very spacious, extremely comfortable and well furnished. We have 2 daughters, 4 years and 12 weeks old, and would recommend the barn to any other family. We had a great time exploring the South Hams area from this perfect location.

Brilliant holiday home in the South Hams. Very large accomodation, plenty big enough for 7 + cot. Very clean and high standard of fittings. Really good location for exploring this lovely part of Devon. Highly Recommended.

Fantastic cottage in an area of oustanding beauty - secluded yet close to some of the best beaches in Devon with only short drives to Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe - in short an excellent base for foraying into South Hams. The cottage itself is very comfortable, ample space for a family of up to seven with all the mod-cons one could wish for (even wi-fi! so bring your laptop...).
Jul 2007
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National Marine Aquarium
"A great day out with or without the kids, one of the largest in the country. Great to combin..."
Slapton sands
"2 mile long dog friendly beach 8 mins drive from Kingfisher Cottage, with the added bonus of..."
Slapton Ley
"A Lovely beach 2 mile long dog friendly beach, and nature reserve"
The Tradesman's Arms
"A great character local with a range of Ales and well cooked quality food. "
Blackpool Sands
"Great Beach and cafe"
The Cricket Inn
Mill Bay
"Beautiful sandy beach opposite Salcombe with lovely views which is flat for the kids to padd..."
The Start Bay Inn
"Best value Fish and Chips in the area"
The Crabshell Inn
"Great food and views of the Kingsbridge Estuary when the tides in."
"Lovely beach for surfing / paddle boarding looking on to Burgh Island"
Stokeley Farm Shop
"Great farm shop for local produce and cafe. Nice outdoor area for the kids."
National Trust - Greenway
Dart Steam Railway & River Boat Co
Dartmoor National Park
Greenway House and Gardens
"The home of Agatha Christie a lovely National Trust property on the banks of the River Dart"
Woodlands Family Theme Park
"Fun day out for the kids"
South West Coast Path
Blackpool Sands
"Beautiful Beach and cafe"
Millbrook Inn
"Lovely village pub plus excellent Gastro food"
"Lovely National Trust House in Salcombe with its own micro climate. Road are quite steep on ..."
Exeter Cathedral
Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Tradesmans Arms, Stokenham
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Tradesmans Arms, Stokenham
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Slapton Sands
Car: necessary


Kingfisher Cottage is near many beautiful beaches including c.10 mins drive to Slapton Sands (and its well known ley nature reserve), and c.15 mins drive to Blackpool Sands, and East Portlemouth / Mill Bay. There are other beautiful beaches at Bigbury, Thurlestone, South Sands, North Sands and Bantham Bay etc.


Use of a car is essential as the situation is rural.


Chillington 2 miles, Stokenham 2 miles (nearest pubs in Stokenham The Trademans Arms & The Church House Inn), Frogmore 3 miles, Kingsbridge 5 miles. Totnes 11 miles. Salcome and Dartmouth 8 miles.

Further Details:

Local Area: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering breathtaking scenery, coastal paths, birdwatching, sailing, surfing, diving, fishing.

Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Totnes, Dartmoor all within easy reach.

Easy driving distance to stunning beaches. Wide variety of activities, including river trips, steam railways, coastal walks, horse riding, golf, surfing (Bantham Bay), windsurfing, sailing, bird watching (at Slapton Lee Nature Reserve) kayaking on the River Dart or sea kayaking at Blackpool Sands etc.

Excellent pubs serving delicious home made locally sourced fresh food including The Trademans Arms & The Church Inn (Stokenham), The Tower Inn (Slapton), The Start Bay Inn (Torcross). Farm shops selling quality local and organic produce.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.49

Booking Notes:
To make a booking, we require a non refundable deposit of 30% of the tariff agreed. The balance of the payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Friday on a weekly basis or Friday and Monday for short breaks when available. Arrival is after 2pm and departures by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week. Winter breaks. 3 night weekend breaks are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 4 night weekday breaks are from Monday to Thursday Night. Please call owner discuss your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.