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Delightful Barn Conversion in Coastal Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Converted Barn in Kingston, Kingsbridge, South Devon - Close to the Coast & Beaches; Lovely Pub in Village

A lovely old coach house (with a reserved parking spot) recently converted to a very high standard, providing a great base for 2 people to explore this fantastic part of South Devon. Situated in the coastal village of Kingston (awarded the 2009 Calor Village of the Year for the West Region) and just a mile from the sea, coast and beaches. Kingston is a small rural village and has a lovely pub - The Dolphin Inn, just a few minutes walk from the Coach House. The stunning Erme estuary and Wonwell beach are just over a mile away, as is Westcombe beach, while Bigbury-on-Sea and Bantham beaches are only a few minutes drive.

The lovely old market towns of Modbury & Kingsbridge are just a few miles away, with Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes within a 30 minute drive. The maritime city of Plymouth is only 13 miles away, with countless restaurants, bars and the Theatre Royal. The wilderness of Dartmoor is just a 20 minute drive away - giving you a fantastic choice of walks and cycle routes nearby, as well as water sports!

The cottage has an open plan living & kitchen area upstairs which is lovely and sunny and the cottage also has its own private secluded garden and patio table. The cottage has full central heating and there is also a cosy woodburner in the living room. Downstairs is a double bedroom and bathroom. Free wifi is available and all your bed linen and towels are provided.

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Katherine Harding
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Katherine Harding

We have lived in Kingston now for over 14 years and love it here. Although only a small village, there is so much going on and the Dolphin Inn is always welcoming. We both work locally and try our best to be as green as we can, using local organic and fair trade items where possible - something we have tried to continue with the Coach House. We have two dogs, Tug and Dex, who also love life here - after all, with the main decision being a walk on the beach or a walk on the moors, who can blame them! We hope you will love it as much as we do in this beautiful part of Devon, so close to towns and shops, yet so distant and remote as well...

Katherine Harding purchased this barn in 2000

Why Katherine Harding chose Kingsbridge

Close to local beaches and coves.

Few minutes walk from excellent local pub.

Very well equipped.

Lovely sunny garden with rural views.

Parking spot for a small/medium car.

What makes this barn unique

Original old coach house, converted into a gorgeous cottage. Amazing village with so much going on all year round...

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a lovely place to stay! Everything you need in such a tranquil location... Katherine & Mark have thought of everything in 'The Coach' it makes it all so relaxing. We will come again!"

"What a lovely time we've had. A daily dilemma between hibernating in the cosy Coach House or exploring the perfect Devon coast."

"A lovely and relaxing holiday enjoyed by both of us. The Coach House more than exceeded our expectations, a beautiful and cost cottage to wind down after a day exploring the outstanding Devon countryside. The village itself is an ideal place from which to explore on foot or bike and the Dolphin Inn provided a lovely setting to unwind in after a long walk."
Dec 2009
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Kingsbridge Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed. The settee in the living room also converts to a single bed if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Coach House is situated at the bottom of our garden, but is totally private, with its own entrance from the village lane and with its own small garden. Your bed linen, towels, cleaning materials, heating and power are all included, but I am afraid that we do not supply logs for the woodburner. Free Wi Fi internet access is provided. Sorry, no children under 14 and no pets. Outside: There is a small private garden outside, fully fenced and overlooking the fields behind. There is a patio table, chairs and BBQ for your use. Access to the Coach House is through a gate from the lane and up a few steep steps. Parking: There is a reserved parking spot for a small/medium car. There is a utility room on entry - ideal for leaving wet coats and boots! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Crisp cotton bed linen, lovely big bath sheets and hand towels are included as well as bath mats, tea towels, oven gloves, cleaning cloths etc. The Coach House is cleaned thoroughly before your arrival


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Delightful Barn Conversion in Coastal Village
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews

A Perfect Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a "getawayfromitall" cottage where we could recharge our batteries after a busy August with our grandchildren. The Coach house fitted the bill perfectly. It is situated in the beautiful and peaceful village of Kingston from where some lovely walks can be had. We did a 4 mile circular walk to the very beautiful Erme estuary - highly recommended! The cottage itself is very well equipped and comfortable - we can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, So lovely to hear that you enjoyed our gorgeous local beach and walks and managed to chill out and relax! I do hope we can welcome you back sometime soon... Katherine & Mark
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  • 5 of 5

Katherine and Mark were excellent hosts and immediately took care of a small problem we had. The house was immaculate and well located to explore the area. Very happy with our stay at the Coach house.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you to stay and I hope we can welcome you both back to South Devon sometime soon!
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A lovely quiet location near to all coastal locations and other places of interest

  • 4 of 5

A lovely property with all items and facilities you might need.

Very quiet and private garden area ( possibly a couple of more relaxing chairs for garden would be an asset)

Very near to all amenities including supermarkets to stock up, cafes, pubs and beaches.

There would obviously have been many lovely walks had we had the weather!

However, great care needed along the narrow country lanes even whilst driving as much of the hedgerow has been allowed to overhang the roads.

We had a very enjoyable time and would recommend this holiday home for two people

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Coach House and I think you realised why we ask you to follow our directions and not use Sat Nav! The normal lanes are fine to drive down, but the Sat Nav does try and take you down really narrow farm lanes! Glad you managed to enjoy many of our local walks and a coffee or two in the local cafes and pubs. I hope we can welcome you back sometime soon...
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Very well appointed holiday let

  • 5 of 5

We found the property to be very well equipped apart from a washing machine which didn't bother us too much as we were only there for 5 days, It was very clean and comfortable and we both slept very well! We were blessed with very good weather during our stay and could have benefited from some more comfortable outside chairs to enjoy the lovely sunny secluded south facing garden area which had a glorious view over the surrounding fields. Bigbury golf course is very close by and I enjoyed a round of golf there with stunning sea views. We were disappointed not to be able to sample the food at the local pub (The Dolphin) as they did not serve food on Sunday evenings. We were able to walk down to the Erme estuary at Wonwell beach from the property and enjoyed a wide diversity of birdlife all around. All in all very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and so lovely to hear that you thoroughly chilled out and slept so soundly! I hope we can welcome you back soon. Katherine
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  • 4 of 5

Generally a relaxing time in a pretty village in an attractive area of S. Devon. I must mention that the steps to the property are steep and have high risers resulting in some accessibility problems. Future visitors who may be infirm should be made aware of this. The accomodation was cosy and adequate. As an asthmatic I found the downstairs bedroom had a cool mustiness about it and we didn't like the closeness to the inevitable farming community traffic which seemed to thunder by at speed.

Overall we had a pleasant relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and lovely to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. I do mention the access steps on my advert and indeed I do state quite clearly that the property is not suitable for less mobile guests, so I hope that reassures you. I am sorry that you had some tractors come past - it was the perfect hay making weather that you stayed during (dry and hot for the whole week!) and our local farmers were, as the old adage goes "making hay while the sun shines"! All the best, Katherine
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Beautiful quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay, quiet location, excellent walks nearby, good local pub (you need to book) . A perfect place to relax and unwind, would like to of stayed longer. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Coach House and made the most of our great local pub too! I do hope that we can welcome you back sometime soon. Katherine
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Nearest Airport
114 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Kingston (Dolphin Inn)
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Miles
Kingston (Dolphin Inn)
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The Coach House is just over a mile from 2 local beaches (Wonwell and Westcombe) and the stunning South Devon coast path. The wonderful beach at Bigbury-on-Sea is about 3 miles away which also has a great cafe (open all year) and at low tide you can cross the causeway to Burgh Island and the famous Pilchard Inn!


Plymouth airport and national rail station are about 14 miles away. Use of a car is essential as there is no bus service to the village.


The Coach House is situated in the lovely village of Kingston, with a local pub - The Dolphin Inn. There is a great local shop at St. Ann's Chapel (about 1.5 miles) which sells pretty much everything you need and is open 7 days a week. The village is about 3 miles from the delightful small town of Modbury, 9 miles from the market town of Kingsbridge and the famous coastal sailing town of Salcombe. Dartmouth is about 16 miles and the historic maritime city of Plymouth is 13 miles.

Further Details:

There is a great local shop at St. Ann's Chapel (about 1.5 miles) which sells pretty much everything you need and is open 7 days a week.

The lovely town of Modbury (3 miles) has all shops, including a butcher, Co-op, hardware store, chemist, Post Office, Deli and a lovely range of gift shops, antique shops, art gallery and coffee shops! It also has a doctors surgery, dentist and vet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Provisional booking can be made by email or phone and will be held for a maximum of 5 days. The booking will be confirmed on receipt of a completed booking form and deposit for 25% of the total amount due. The balance is due 8 weeks before the holiday and full directions will be sent at this time.

Short breaks are available all year. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is totally flexible - just let us know what day you prefer! Arrival is any time after 1pm and departure is before 1pm, hopefully giving you plenty of time to enjoy both arrival and departure day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds Sterling.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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