About the property
- Barn258 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
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.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Katherine Harding
We have lived in Kingston now for over 15 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 Kingston
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...
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
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Idylllic Hidden Retreat
Such a fantastic cosy cottage, tucked away in the quaint little village of Kingston. Clean, well equipped, warm, snug and very romantic. We loved it. We did a beautiful walk to the coast which was absolutely stunning, like something out of a film set. The local pub, The Dolphin Inn, is gorgeous and we frequented it several times on our short stay. Highly recommended and we'd love to return one day for longer. Thank you :)
Thank you for your review and so lovely to hear that you enjoyed the peace of our lovely, friendly village of Kingston - and our pub too!! I do hope that we can welcome you back sometime soon.
All the best,
Beautiful countryside village
We had a lovely couple of nights here. The place was clean and cosy, and equipped with everything we needed. The village is beautiful and peaceful, and the local pub was great. Close to the sea and the countryside, and we can wholeheartedly recommend the Oyster Shack restaurant which is a 10 min drive - if you like seafood you will love it. Check in and out was easy. Thanks to Katherine for being such a great host.
A great place to recharge the batteries
We had a great time at the Coach House.
Very well equipped and cosy.
Lovely and quiet - ok you do get some cars coming by but they were few and far between so didn't bother us.
We had some really bad weather whilst we were there but we still managed to do all we wanted too plus more!
The Dolphin is a nice pub which serves good meals, but there were a few children running around the night we ate there which spoilt it a bit.
A good location for getting about from.
Would definitely recommend this property.
So lovely to hear that you had a great holiday - despite the rain you had on a few days! I do hope we can welcome you back sometime soon to this glorious part of South Devon.
A Perfect Holiday Retreat
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.
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
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.
It was lovely to have you to stay and I hope we can welcome you both back to South Devon sometime soon!
A lovely quiet location near to all coastal locations and other places of interest
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
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...
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, 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
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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 usually 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.