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Child Friendly Cottage Near Dartmouth And A Blue Flag Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Palm Cottage is a lovely period cottage with a garden. It has had the ground floor 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 additional long term parking 100m away. 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 and a church up the road. 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.


Dartmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Old bath with some immovable stains
    Shower room 1 - shower , underfloor heating and heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , First floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Traditional cosy bunk loft room with sleeping for 4 children
    Bedroom 2 - 2 child bed , Ground floor 2 small single beds, en suite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • 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. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh linen included but not towels. The property is cleaned weekly.


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Child Friendly Cottage Near Dartmouth And A Blue Flag Beach
average rating of 4.642857 based on 15 reviews

A lovely location and deceivingly large cottage. Kitchen could have been a little better equipped.

  • 3 of 5

Upstairs bathroom needed a little updating. However we had a lovely holiday. Location made it easy to get to Dartmouth especially to enjoy the regatta. The garden we never used as we didn't feel it was suitable to sit in and the garden furniture needed replacing.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect base for exploring a fabulous area

  • 5 of 5

This property offers lots of room and is well equipped for a family with children of all ages. We enjoyed a lovely four night stay and would certainly stay there again. The owner was very professional with a small hiccup when we first arrived.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: December 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: October 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: October 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: April 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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yolanda de glanville
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Dartmouth

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 ground floor 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $278.98

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.