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Child Friendly Cottage Near Dartmouth And A Blue Flag Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage nr Dartmouth, Devon, England - Village Location, Excellent Coastal Walks, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Palm Cottage is a beautifully restored period cottage with a garden. It has been recently renovated. It sleeps 6/8 in 3 bedrooms. It features an open plan living area with under floor heating and an inglenook fireplace with a wood stove. There is 20 minute parking outside the cottage and plenty of additional long term parking close by. It is in the pretty coastal village of Stoke Fleming which overlooks Start Bay and it is only a 10 minute walk to the award winning blue flag beach Blackpool Sands where you can find a great cafe and a variety of water sports during the summer months. The village has a useful shop/Post Office that stocks organic bread and local vegetables, meat and dairy products. It also has a popular pub, the Green Dragon which serves good pub meals. A 5 minute drive away is the naval ancient town of Dartmouth. It is well known for its quaint cobbled streets, restaurants and art galleries. It also holds many festivals and events throughout the year.

yolanda de glanville
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About yolanda de glanville

I live in Bath with my husband and 3 boys. I am a teacher and have spent many summers in Devon where we have family and enjoy the beaches and walks.

yolanda de glanville purchased this house in 2000

Why yolanda de glanville chose South Hams

We bought Palm Cottage because we love to get away and be by the sea. We have only recently (April 2013) began to rent it after refurbishment. It is only a couple of hours from our home town. It is a beautiful area with many walks and wonderful pubs nearby.

What makes this house unique

We are very close to Blackpool Sands Blue Flag beach and Dartmouth. The village we are in has plenty of amenities and there are many coastal walks nearby. The cottage has been recently refurbished with a woodstove and underfloor heating. The cottage is particularly suitable for children with toys, games and a good selection of dvds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely time in Palm Cottage. It was great for our 2 boys with games and puzzles for them to do and plenty of crabbing in Dartmouth"

"Couldn't ask for a better equipped cottage. We had such a lovely time, it was completely perfect for us. I will definitely recommend you to others I know looking for a similar holiday and we would love to come and stay again"

"Versatile accommodation meant we were able to fit in grandparents and children for our summer stay in Devon. A fantastic beach nearby and lots of activities to entertain the kids."

"We spent a week walking and visiting pubs in the area. The cottage was a great base and provided us with a cosy fire each evening."

" Beautiful area of the South Hams. We loved it! We'll be back"

"What a lovely cottage. It was clean, homely but chic at the same time"
Mar 2013
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Dartmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Main Bathroom: Bath with shower over, wc, airing cupboard, heated towel rail Ground floor ensuite bathroom: Shower enclosure, wc and washing machine/dryer, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bedroom: double bed and a sofa bed (suit small child) Bedroom 2: twin beds and ensuite bathroom Bedroom 3: versatile loft accommodation with bunk beds and 3 singles, a suitable bunk room for children. Could sleep 5 children.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property is child friendly with a selection of toys and DVDs to use. There is electric oil radiator heating upstairs and underfloor heating downstairs. The property can sleep 10 at a squeeze. Please enquire. Outside: Pleasant raised garden with lawn, patio. BBQ available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh linen included but not towels. The property is cleaned weekly.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Child Friendly Cottage Near Dartmouth And A Blue Flag Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful family cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 recently stayed at palm cottage for 3 wonderful nights. The cottage is in a great location, is clean, cosy & very comfy. Perfect little get away and thourghly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab cottage in a super location.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our break in Cosy Palm Cottage. It was clean, pretty, well equipped and very relaxing. The flexible layout worked very well for two families staying together for a short break. It's in a super location, we loved being able to walk to the nearby beach and it was a real bonus being a ten minute drive to beautiful Dartmouth. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Palm Cottage was a comfy, well equipped house in a beautiful part of the country. We would definitely consider staying here again. Great communication from the owner. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights after Easter at Palm Cottage and explored the local area. My first impression of the cottage was that it was much larger than I was expecting, I could have brought a whole bunch of children with me as the children's room at the top of the house could have slept four or five! The double room which my parents shared looked absolutely gorgeous, I was very jealous! The sitting room was very comfy, I liked the underfloor heating and the kitchen was very well appointed. The cottage was very clean and tidy and it was nice that there were toys and games which my children could use. Although the weather was a bit cold when we stayed we felt cosy in the cottage. It was easy to unload outside the cottage and then move the car up to the parking area.

There is plenty to do in the local area, the children enjoyed the ferries and the steam train. We walked to Blackpool Sands on the first evening but it was not exactly "beach weather"! The local shop is very handy and there are plenty of supermarkets in Dartmouth. Stoke Flemming is a pretty village and there are plenty of walks straight from the cottage.

I would recommend Palm Cottage to any other family looking for a special place to stay in the area, we will remember our holiday for years to come.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you had a great time. Yolanda
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Lovely spot and inviting cottage

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay - thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weekend break

  • 4 of 5

Great location and well appointed property. Lives up to the description and very quiet village but easy to access local area. Property had everything you need. Shame that both showers cannot be used at once but for a family of 4 it was fine. Parking nearby worked okay and it was lovely to be so close to a decent pub and the local walks. Please note that the walk back from the lovely Blackpool Sands beach is uphill all the way so allow a little longer.......or was that just the cooked breakfast at the Venus Cafe weighing me down :0). Contact with the owner was great and everything went to plan. Would definitely consider a return visit both for location and property

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Green Dragon
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Dartmouth Golf club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Brill Plaice
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Blackpool Sands
Car: recommended


10 minute walk to a Blue flag beach. Great beach with award winning Venus cafe and watersport activities during the school summer holidays. Very family friendly.

Village is on the South West Coastal path.


Nearest Airport: Exeter 30 miles

Nearest Ferry: Plymouth 25 miles

Nearest Train Station: Totnes 10 miles


Nearest town: Dartmouth 5 minutes drive

Exeter: 40 minutes drive

Dartmoor: 30 minutes

Salcombe: 30 minutes

Further Details:

Nearest Beach/Watersports: less than amile

Nearest Restaurant: In village 100m

Nearest Pub: In village 100m

Nearest Shop: In village 50m


Rates & Availability

Dartmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Booking Notes:
If you are interested in booking this cottage, please send an enquiry after checking availability. A 25% deposit is required initially and the remainder of the balance is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday. Short breaks can be arranged. Bed linen included.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, leaving by 10am and arriving after 4pm

Notes on prices:
Rental rate includes electricity, water, and internet connection. 25% deposit required with the booking form, the remainder 8 weeks prior to the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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