|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A lovely old coach house, 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. There is a cost woodburner in teh living room. Downstairs is a double bedroom and bathroom. Free wifi is available and all your bed linen and towels are provided.
We have lived in Kingston now for over 10 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
"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."
The Coach House at Kingston was exactly what we wanted for a weekend away from it all to relax and put our feet up -- not that there wasn't anything to do! The surrounding area is full of great places to visit, wonderful walks and beautiful beaches, little market towns and so on. There's a great deal more that we have left to explore. But the property itself was perfect -- warm and snug, and so, so comfortable. It had everything we wanted (wood burning stove, wifi, plenty of local information and maps, and a super comfy bed). Can't wait to book a return visit!
Quaint, cosy and comfortable is this lovely "upside down " barn conversion, nestling in a friendly Devon village. katherine, the owner answered our questions prior to arrival, and provided perfect directions to the property. Everything you require for your stay at the cottage is provided, from kitchen utensils, bedding, literature/places to visit, books, dvd's and games, even shopping bags! The free wifi reception is brilliant. Plus it's lovely and clean and well maintained
The cottage is ideal for visiting many lovely nearby towns, or walking the coast path. Nearby Salcombe, Bigbury on Sea, Hope Cove and Totnes are all well worth a visit, and if you like chilli's The Chilli farm at Loddiswell is well worth a visit - some of it's HOT!!
The only downside was the parking, some evenings we did struggle to park, we didn't mind the walk, the weather was lovely, but it would have been different in the rain!!
If we stay in that part of Devon again we would stay at the coach house :)
We stayed at the Coach House for a week in October and had a wonderful time. The property has been converted to a high standard with everything you need including excellent WiFi (if that's important to you). There's piles of useful local information provided along with books, games, a DVD player, fully equipped kitchen and so on. The only slight negative is the lack of a dedicated parking space, but we were never more than 30 seconds walk away so absolutely no problem. We enjoyed trips to Dartmouth and Salcombe as well as some lovely walking on Dartmoor and the nearby coastal area plus the stretch from Bantham to Hope Cove. In fact the only disappointment of our entire week was there not being enough space for us at the local pub quiz on the Weds! Overall, super property.
We had a lovely stay in the Coach House in Kingston. Everything was there that we needed. It was a beautiful part of Devon with many nearby walks. People in the village were friendly and it all went well.
My wife & l stayed at Katherine & Marks property for a short break, it was a lovely property & was very clean also stocked well with all you need when we arrived there was a pint of milk that we appreciated very much the bed was comfortable. The only problem (. & it was only a minor problem) was that you could not always park near the property but as l say was only a minor problem so do not be put off by this. The Dolphin Inn just a short walk away was very nice & served very good food.
This lovely looking upside down cottage is set in a small village. Access is typical to Devon with narrow roads, some only the width of the car. Try to ignore sat nav and stay on main roads as much as possible. You are unable to park next to the cottage but generally we found a parking space without too much trouble. The cottage was very clean and tidy with quality soft furnishings etc. The kitchen was bright, fully equipt and has all the little nik naks you will need. The bathroom was spacious with a very good shower. The bedroom was pretty and had lots of storage space. We found it difficult to get phone access from inside the cottage but could get reception from the garden. Free wifi was very helpful/essential. The cottage was very homely and we had a wonderful relaxed and comfortable stay. The only negative point is at times traffic passing the bedroom window late at night would wake us up as we are not use to traffic noise. The owners supply useful tourist information and maps to make the most of your holiday. The Dolphin Inn (local pub) was within easy walking distance and provided excellent food. Do try the Pickwick Inn at Chapel St Anne (will need to book) which is only 1.5 miles away and is worth a visit or two. Opposite this pub is a small shop to get your daily needs otherwise we drove to Modbury as they have a few more shops that include a Coop which we used on our first day to get our groceries. Wonwell beach is worth visiting, a great walk recommend the coastal path easier on the knees although steep in places. Lydford Gorge is about 1hr 15 mins drive and we enjoyed the long walk seeing the waterfall, and devil's couldron. Katherine from Owners Direct made it very easy to get in touch and book The Coach House. Good communication throughout.
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.
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, baker, greengrocer, Co-op, Lloyds bank, 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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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 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.