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Peaceful detached cottage with indoor pool, tennis court, snooker room and more

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Indoor Pool


About the property

Stancombe, Sherford Nr Kingsbridge - Surrounded by rolling Devon Hills and 4 miles from Kingsbridge. Situated on a large country estate.

Marigold is a detached stone cottage full of character which is situated on a large country estate converted from an old cider farm. There is a selection of great sandy beaches all approx. 15-20minutes away, (eg Bantham, Mill Bay (Salcombe), Thurlston). Slapton Sands (a scenic pebble beach) can be reached within 10mins by car.

The property is beautifully presented throughout with its own private walled garden. In the lounge space there is a wood-burning stove - particularly cosy in the cooler evenings - sofas and an armchair, flat screen TV, DVD player and WiFi. Outside there is a private garden perfect for a BBQ, game of boules or a gin and tonic.

In bedroom 1 there is a super king sized bed (6ft) and bedroom 3 has a king sized bed (5ft)

The magnificent South Hams coastline with its rugged headlands and superb beaches is only a short distance away.

Sailing and water sports are found in the harbour towns of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth and there are 18 hole golf courses at the coastal villages of Thurlestone and Bigbury, flanking the mouth of the River Avon and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club near the Naval town of Dartmouth.

Stancombe is situated in a rural setting about 2 miles from Frogmore where there is a shop, bakery, post office, public house and a creek with access to the Salcombe estuary.

The town of Kingsbridge is about 4 miles with an extensive range of recreational and shopping.

Beaches, crabbing, rockpooling, sailing, horse riding, kite flying, canoing etc can be found within easy reach.

More Details

Property Manager
Louise Salmon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2017

About Louise Salmon

We have 3 small children and live in Oxfordshire and have been coming down to South Devon for many years. We fell in love with Marigold Cottage and it is a perfect place to relax

Louise Salmon purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Louise Salmon chose South Hams

It has the swimming pool, play room, tennis court and other facilities that suit our family if it is raining or sunshine, as well as the private enclosed garden. The beaches and pubs are only a short drive away. Marigold has created a lot of happiness and laughter for us. Sometimes things may not work but please let us know.

What makes this cottage unique

Just full of happiness and special to us.


Harleston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1. Tiled floor and wall, sink,wc and bath with shower over En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2. Tiled floor and wall, sink,wc and bath with shower over 3rd Bathroom adjoining room 3 with tiled floor and wall, sink, wc and bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus cot. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Superking bed (6ft) with ensuite. Walk in dressing cupboard. Room for cot or extra matress Bedroom 2 twin beds and ensuite. Room for cot or extra matress Bedroom 3 King sized bed with bathroom Bedroom 4 small bunk room (limited storage space and only suitable for children or small adults)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved dogs maybe accepted by prior consent. Only guests stated on the booking form are accepted, any additional guests must be by consent of the owners. Pets are welcome but only by approval at time of booking. We welcome you to Marigold Cottage, please enjoy and respect her and have fun and replace any items you use eg charcoal, wood, soap, crab lines, etc. N.B Most companies selling bunk beds recommend children under six should not sleep in the top bunk, we are happy to put an extra mattress in one of the bedrooms. Outside: Outside there is a private garden with BBQ and seating. The communal area includes An indoor heated swimming pool year round Full size wood panelled snooker room Large children’s games/playroom Tennis court Pitch and putt and outdoor play area Utility Room: Washing machine and additional fridge with small freezer compartment Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, bed linen, tea towls, oven gloves and bath mats are included. Bath and hand towels can be provided at a charge. Full use of the indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, snooker room and play room and pitch and put are all included.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Peaceful detached cottage with indoor pool, tennis court, snooker room and more
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Lovely property for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property for a holiday with 2 boys 5 and 3 and two sets of grandparents. Very well equipped, toys,books, DVDs, great shower, and private garden. Did not feel cramped. Facilities on site excellent, tennis court, swimming pool (quite deep but ok if you stay at shallow end) and games room with pool table, table tennis and table football. Snooker room for grown ups. Location remote but a good base from which to explore all south Devon coastal villages. No mobile signal (very much like the rest of South Devon!) but good wifi. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well-equipped cottage in the heart of the South Devon countryside. Numerous places of interest and stunning beaches within 45 minutes drive, often less.

The cottage itself was clean and well maintained, with a beautiful enclosed garden. There is a fenced pond with a resident duck to feed, and the tennis court and swimming pool were an added bonus. Just to note the pool is quite deep, and even at the shallow end my four year old couldn't touch the bottom. However, this wasn't a problem with arm bands and it was warm and clean with a hot shower and toilets/changing rooms available inside. We loved our stay at Marigold Cottage and would definitely recommend it to friends. We travelled with two children aged four and two.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday at Marigold Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are a three-generation family of five adults and two children and we all had a splendid time here. Marigold is comfortable and well-equipped, all the information we needed was supplied and the owner, Louise, was extremely helpful. We had ample space for all of us and appreciated having three bathrooms and easy parking too. The on-site sports facilities, particularly the tennis and the excellent swimming pool, were a great addition to all the lovely things in Devon. We enjoyed excursions to beaches, spectacular coastal path walks, tors in Dartmoor, crabbing in Kingsbridge, and a great family supper at the Fortescue Arms in East Allington. We also had a superb guided tour at the Start Point Lighthouse - fantastic views and great for kids.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Marvellous Marigold Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A superbly equipped cottage in an idyllic and peaceful location. Everything we wanted from a relaxing break. It is perfectly located between Dartmouth and Salcombe, with an almost never ending supply of great local pubs which are full of character and able to provide good food and beer !

We had a great time and fully recharged the batteries.

Many thanks, just what we wanted !

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Marigold is a beautiful cottage nestled away in the Devon countryside. It proved to be perfect for a Christmas getaway. The complex provides great facilities so there is always something to do regardless of the weather, and more often than not we were the only ones in the pool. Only 10 mins from the coast so lots to explore too. All in all a great place to holiday any time of year!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful cottage, offering accommodation and comfort far in excess of the norm. It is very handy for access to the beautiful South Devon countryside between Dartmouth and Salcombe and is in easy reach of many sandy beaches along the coast. Couples children and families will find it ideal for a truly relaxing break in comfortable surroundings. We certainly had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


There are many beaches such as Bantham, Mill Bay, Thurlston and Beesands all within a short drive away


Frogmore with pub, bakery and post office is 2miles away. Kingsbridge is 4 miles away.

Further Details:

Even though the cottage sleeps 8 we are happy to negotiate out of season for smaller groups. Extra person will be a small charge to cover linen and cleaning costs.

Please not that this is a no smoking cottage.


Rates & Availability

Harleston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May Half Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 30% is payable at the time of booking and then the remainder 4 weeks before your visit. Please leave the property by 10am. The property should be ready for you by 4pm.

Changeover Day:
Normal change over day is Saturday after 4pm but we may be able to accommodate a different change over day out of season. Guests must leave Marigold Cottage by 10am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
short stays are welcome out of season

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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