Great location for exploring town, beautiful rural area and beaches. Pub near by
About Mike Miller
I moved to Kingsbridge, south Devon from Buckinghamshire, retiring early, eighteen years ago. I have always loved the countryside and its wildlife and am enjoying living in this beautiful part of England.
Mike Miller purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Mike Miller chose Kingsbridge
The row of cottages were built around 1840 and lived in by brewery and mill workers at the time. In the 1960s and 70s the cottages were scheduled for demolition, but fortunately saved and now Grade II listed, as can be seen by the original wooden sash windows with the old wonkey glass. As a consequence, any changes have been done in a sympathetic manner, but at the same time making it a warm, welcoming place to stay.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage has level access to the centre of Kingsbridge (Kingsbridge Quay), just a few minutes walk. Secure designated off-road parking space 150 meters from cottage. Close to several restaurants and pubs within minutes walk. Close to bus station, forget your car and travel to Dartmouth/Plymouth/Salcombe/Totnes or ferry to Salcombe. Access to an area 'of outstanding natural beauty' with many unspoilt natural beaches.
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A delightful cottage in the centre of Kingsbridge
Once we had become accustomed to how small the cottage was we realised how everything was provided for a comfortable stay and especially enjoyed the situation and loved Kingsbridge
Review of Gardensr's Cottage Ki gsbridge
Smashing little cottage. Stocked with everything you need and more beside. Well appointed cottage central to the lovely town and supermarkets right close by with parking also. Cosy olde worlde cottage. Steep staircase so a no no for disabled is all. Very comfortable bed and lounge furniture. Home from home. Has everything you need would recommend. Lots of lovely walks nearby too.
Lovely cottage, great location
lovely cottage, well furnished and equipped, comfy bed. Very close to lovely dog friendly pubs, supermarkets, deli's etc. good location.
Lovely comfortable cottage, Loved our stay.
Really quaint and cosy with all mod cons you needed
We had such a pleasant stay lovely cottage with everything on doorstep would recommend it.
A lovely cosy cottage for 2 in the heart of Kingsbridge, clean, well equipped and steeped in history
We stayed at Gardeners Cottage in the middle of September with our dog and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved being in the heart of the town which has so much to offer. Everything is in easy reach: beautiful beaches (South Milton Sands is a must), National Trust properties, Dartmoor. We took the bus to Dartmouth (lovely route along the coast). We also visited Hope Cove - one of our favourite places. It was lovely coming home to Gardeners Cottage after a day out. We will be returning soon. Thank you Mike.
Coast/Beach:Top 10 Beaches
Listing the Top 10 Beaches in South Devon is a difficult task! Everyone wants something different from the beach, be it peace and quiet, water sports or family fun.
Here's our list of top 10 beaches. Some of them are quiet retreats whereas others are busier with a range of attractions nearby. We hope that the information we have provided below on what is available at each beach helps you to decide which will be the best beach in South Devon for you.
Bantham Beach - This beach is long and sandy with water shallow enough for children to swim safely, and lively enough for water sports enthusiasts further out. There is plenty to do and to see here.
Beesands - A busy, vibrant pebble beach still used by local fishermen. With stunning views out towards Start Bay.
Bigbury on Sea - An excellent, award-winning sandy beach, with stunning views of Burgh Island and the South Hams coastline.
Blackpool Sands - Blue Flag beach, and one of the most stunning in the whole region. A large, beach surrounded by evergreen trees.
Dawlish Warren - Dawlish Warren is great for wildlife enthusiasts and families looking for a large beach and who want to join in with local events and festivals. There are also traditional amusement arcades and refreshments at this beach.
East Portlemouth - Perfect for people wanting to enjoy a day of peace and quiet this sandy beach is situated on the estuary opposite Salcombe.
Mothecombe – Peaceful, quiet and unspoilt beach owned by the Flete Estate and only open to the public on certain days of the week. Check the Flete Estate website for details.
Ness Cove, Shaldon – A secluded, rugged beach backed by dramatic red cliffs and accessed via an original smugglers tunnel. Children will love it.
South Milton Sands - A beautiful beach for a traditional holiday, ideal for rock pooling and beachcombing, it’s also the perfect location for snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing. Seal and dolphins are regular visitors to the shore.
Teignmouth - A long, family friendly beach overlooked by the impressive Victorian pier, with large children’s play area, skate park and crazy golf nearby.There are plenty of great beaches in close proximity. South Milton Sands is a 15 minute drive away (free parking for National Trust members) and one of the best places to catch a sunset. Slapton Sands is 20 minutes away and features a 1.5 mile stretch of spectacular coast and The Start Bay Inn, serving amazing fish and chips. Bigbury is a 20 minutes drive away and at low tide you can walk across to the iconic Burgh Island Hotel (frequented by Agatha Christie) and the 700 year old Pilchard
Plymouth 45 mins driving.
Exeter 1 hour drive.
London 4-5 hours drive.
Dartmoor 15 miles.
Totnes 10 miles.
Dartmouth 10 miles.
Kingsbridge is a bustling market town all year round. There are two supermarkets (Tesco and Morrisons) and a selection of independent food shops on the high street. The very popular Crabshell Inn is situated on the edge of the quay and only a few minutes walk away. The award winning Maha-Bharat Indian restaurant is always busy. The Old Bakery is a lovely setting with great tapas. The Reel is a quaint cinema at the top of the high street showing the latest releases and you can have a glass of wine! Quayside Leisure Centre is in the centre of town and features a 25m swimming pool. Harbour House is a centre for arts and yoga with a vegetarian Café, located in the centre of town. The pretty Recreational Grounds in Kingsbridge have two tennis courts available for a small fee. During the summer there is a busy Sunday car boot sale on the edge of the Quay. The estuary is very popular for stand up paddle boarding, with hire and lessons available at The Crabshell Inn
Other local places of interest include Salcombe which is 5 miles away. Located on the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary it features beautiful beaches, stunning coastal scenery and walks. You can also take the ferry from Kingsbridge to Salcombe (seasonal). Dartmouth is 15 miles away and known for its strong naval heritage, tudor buildings, castle and art galleries. Totnes is 10 miles away and has great independent shopping on the high street and the lovely Dartington Hall Estate.
There are plenty of great beaches in close proximity. South Milton Sands is a 15 minute drive away (free parking for National Trust members) and one of the best places to catch a sunset. Slapton Sands is 20 minutes away and features a 1.5 mile stretch of spectacular coast and The Start Bay Inn, serving amazing fish and chips. Bigbury is a 20 minutes drive away and at low tide you can walk across to the iconic Burgh Island Hotel (frequented by Agatha Christie) and the 700 year old Pilchard Inn.