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.
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Spacious cottage that sleeps up to 7 people with 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and overlooking lovely gardens and duck pond
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 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 Harleston
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.
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A hidden gem in the heart of the countryside
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.
Glad you enjoyed your Easter break with us, and the beautiful South Hams.
Fantastic Stay In a Tranquil Location
We would highly recommend Kingfisher Cottage to anyone. It was the perfect place for a family of five to spend a week in the South Hams. The cottage is beautifully furnished and spacious. The kitchen has everything you could need. Our three kids, all under ten, loved being able to safely ride their bikes in the grounds. It's also in a great location for Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and the best beaches. We hope to be back soon.
Glad you had a great time and enjoyed your stay at Kingfisher Cottage.
The Barn is stunning and next to a beautiful lake
The home was beautiful, and it was a home from home, everything you could wish for and more. We will definitely come back again. Beautiful thank you.
Large modern, comfy, cosy and traditional!
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.
Kingfisher Cottage was very comfortable and well equipped- we had a very enjoyable family break
It was a lovely place to stay and explore the surrounding area - all in all a very succcesful and enjoyable weekend
Glad you enjoyed your weekend at the cottage and the surroundings.
Stunning Spacious property
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!
Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: Use of a car is essential as the situation is rural. Distances: 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.
Additional information about rental rates
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.