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Bespoke Lodges, set in woodland, close to beachs near Dartmouth and Kingsbridge - Garden Lodge Sleeps 6 with WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Slapton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Coastal Lodges in a valley nr Slapton, Dartmouth, Devon, England - Sailing Centre Salcombe, Fishing And Kayaking At Dartmouth And Dartmoor National Park Nearby

Coastal Lodges are in a quiet five acre setting, in the grounds of 16th Century Corn Mill, in woodland alongside the Gara River. We are only 2 miles from the nearest village with its excellent pub. Coastal Lodges is a family run business with a small group of Lodges (9 in total). Our emphasis is on helping visitors to enjoy the array of nature that populates the river banks and woodland. We have a Nature Trail and encourage the whole family to get out and enjoy the outdoors, with the comfort of a wonderfully designed lodge. We are 10 minutes from the nearest beaches and offer an excellent base for all water sports with sailing, surfing, fishing and kayaking close by. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club with Championship Golf Course, Spa and indoor pool is 10 minutes drive away. Riding and Tennis can also be arranged nearby. Dartmoor National Park offers great walking, along with the array of coastal paths which make the South Hams so special.

We offer discounts on published rates for couples

More Details

Details for Garden Lodge Sleeps 6 with WIFI 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Lodge with private garden. Christmas and New Year offer. Garden Lodge is tucked away on the site amongst the trees, accessed via a short path from the car park. Ideal for guests bringing dogs. Open plan living which opens onto a private terrace and unfenced garden. There is also WIFI in this lodge.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Judith Parker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2016
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About Judith Parker

Annie. We have been at Gara Mill for ten years, having dreamt of bringing our children here to grow up paddling in the stream. We have loved the freedom that we all have to explore here. We have endeavoured to create a place where anyone wanting to enjoy nature and the outdoors, can come to take it in (be active or relax); it is cool to camp but we want to be warm and dry while we do it. We have tried to establish a place where we can all be outside, with BBQ area and Nature Trail, perhaps gather some hens eggs for breakfast - generally get a sense of being on an camping holiday but without the downside of leaky tents, in a damp climate. We have excellent beds, lovely bedding and have included touches of design inspired by our location and great Scandinavian design!

Why Judith Parker chose South Hams

Gara Mill House has had lodges on its grounds since the 1950's. The Mill itself dates from the 1550's ! It is a perfect setting for a lodge - we have otters and small brown trout in the river. Birdlife in abundance. Insects including dragonfly, numerous butterflies and some Slow worms. Wild orchids too. All of that before you leave your lodge. The South Hams then gives you the chance to surf, sail, fish, waterski and the rest. We can arrange pony riding or Golf within a 10 minute drive. You can walk the most breathtaking coastline for entire week without exhausting new tracks and paths. We have the best produce here and three great towns to explore within a half our of us (Kingsbridge, Totnes, Dartmouth). It is perfect in every way for a holiday !

What makes this cottage unique

As well as the wildlife, sport and food we have to offer the South Hams also has some terrific National Trust properties. Agatha Christies home at Greenway is only a few miles away and Collaton Fishacre, Sharpitor at Salcombe and Saltram House are all worth a visit. In addition you could take a trip on the steam train at Dartmouth or visit the Rare Breed Centre in Totnes. The Aquariam at Plymouth and Paignton Zoo are great day trips an hour away. Even the Eden Centre in Cornwall can be done as a day trip from here. One of my favourite trips out is twenty minutes away at Sharpham Vineyard; where you can walk, eat and drink happily for an afternoon. What could be better. (Must mention "Woodlands" - it is only 10 mins from the house and great for kids on a wet weather day !)



Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
5 miles away
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
3 miles


Ten minute drive to Blackpool and Slapton Sands.

Twenty minutes drive to beautiful hidden coves of Lannacombe and Mattescombe.

Surfing, kite surfing and walking at fantastic Bantham, which overlooks famous Burgh Island. Surf lessons are available at Bantham.

Twenty five minutes to breathtaking sandy beaches at Salcombe.


Exeter Airport is an hour away, Bristol is an hour and half away.

Regular trains to London (3 hours 15 mins) and the whole UK from Totnes (half an hours drive away).

Car hire is essential.

Further Details:

Local post offices offering local produce and basics are at Strete and Torcross - both five minutes drive. Dartmouth offers Marks and Spencers and Sainsburys along with numerous restaurants and pubs. There is a cinema and good arts scene. It is a lively town with annual Comedy, Music, Food and Sailing events. There is also an outdoor pool. Dartmouth Country Club has an indoor pool and spa. Totnes has a great market and independent high street.


Rates & Availability

Slapton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/NY 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb Half Term 17
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
May School Hols
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer School Hols
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/NY 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32
Refundable damage deposit $126

Booking Notes:
All bookings are secured with a 20% deposit, full payment due 8 weeks prior to arrival. All bookings require a £100 security deposit.

Bookings include linen and towels but please bring beach towels.

Changeover Day:
Friday or is our main changeover day though alternative days in mid/low season may be considered. Some Saturdays in peak season.
Short breaks are also available, four day breaks over Christmas now available !
Arrival time is 4pm and departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Inorder to see prices for the end of 2015 please scroll down the next Lodge on the page.

Half term is booking up but we a couple of Lodges left so call for a deal !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Slapton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have furnished our lodges to make the most of our riverside, rural location. décor is clean and contemporary using the wooland, riverside setting as inspiration. Set alongside the river, visitors can enjoy paddling in the shallows, or taking in the bird life in our meadow and orchard. The site offers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors either on site or on the local beaches and coastal footpaths. If you want to enjoy a relaxed outdoor "camping experience" without getting soggy under canvas a stay in our lodges is a great experience. All Lodges have a private terrace and we provide an area for BBQ and fire pit with panoramic views across the valley down towards the sea. In addition some Lodges have private hot tubs - great for stargazing or entertaining the kids after a day on the beach. The South Hams is blessed with fantastic local produce and as a result the local pubs and restaurants have great menus - eating in or out here is a fantastic part of visiting us.

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