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Beaches, countryside walks with rolling hills, lots of wildlife and restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Dunstone near South Pool, Slapton and Torcross Nr Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location 1 - 2 Mile To Hallsands, Beesands, Llannacomble Bay Coastal Path

Converted Dairy dates back to 1550 situated half a mile up a narrow lane, three miles from the A379 - Kingsbridge to Dartmouth road. A peaceful haven surrounded by beaches and coastal walks 25 minutes walk to coastal paths and local pubs. The cottage is very rural and quiet, hardly any cars passing and yet within 2 miles you are near all local shops and pubs. Cottage has a Large conservatory with built in BBQ and private gardens with decking area with uninterrupted views of rolling hills .It has has a modern interior with a homely feel with a multi fuel stove in the lounge, fully equipped and is south facing, off road parking. Owners live nearby.

Situated 4 miles from Kingsbridge, 7 miles from Dartmouth, our favourite place, and 5 miles from Salcombe estuary via passenger ferry.

More Details

Shirley Marsh
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Shirley Marsh

We moved to Devon in 1977 and brought up our two children. We started off in Dartmouth and then found this lovely barn. We really try to meet all our guests needs and are happy to give helpful advice on placing to visit and love meeting lots of people. We both work in the tourist trade, Shirley works in local hotel as a Therapist and Terry launches and recovers boats in the Salcombe estuary, although very shortly we will be retiring.

Shirley Marsh purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Shirley Marsh chose South Hams

We love this rural location with its rolling hills and love sitting in the garden watching the Buzzards up in the thermals, foxes creeping across the fields and often you can see deer in hills. We love the fact that of a night time there is no light pollution so the stars are magnificent and our guest often comment on the wonder of the stars and they often can be seen sitting on the decking with a glass of wine, stargazing.

Property dates back to 1550 and has an old world charm with beautiful views over the rolling hills. Is on a spit of land so there is a choice of beaches of your choice either shingle or sand. Extremely peaceful and tranquil

What makes this cottage unique

Old world charm dating back to 1550

Guestbook comments from the owner

There is a feed back book available to read in cottage. Everyone loves the use of the conservatory and nearness of beaches and still retaining its peaceful location,

not overloaded with tourists in immediate location. Love the local coastal walks with affordable cafes positioned along the path on route.
Jun 2014
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Chillington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One downstairs bathroom with toilet, wash hand basin, bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with corner sink wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedside lamps , bed has electric blanket. The twin bedded room has wardrobe, chest of drawers bed side lamps and houses a goes under bed for that 5th person and one cot upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have one heater each plus lounge has multi fuel stove. Attached conservatory is south facing with uninterrupted vies over hills. Sorry not pets Outside: Sunny garden with decking area and lawns and off road parking. Utility Room: No utillity room Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels (not beach towels) provided, along with tea towels, oven mitts changed weekly. No daily maid service. Clean bedding and towels can be provided upon request at an additional cost if requested within the weekly stay. Other: 2 bedroomed stone built cottage, with bathroom, kitchen/dinner, lounge and large conservatory with built in barbecue


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Beaches, countryside walks with rolling hills, lots of wildlife and restaurants
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Extremely pretty and well equipped cottage in quiet location but great base for exploring area.

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Welcomed with a Devon cream tea, Shirley was a delightful host with useful tips. Cottage is very comfortable for four and really well equipped. The full length conservatory is a real feature and makes for much greater living space than one would expect. Quiet location but a good base for the stretch between Salcombe and Dartmouth with its historic houses and glorious beaches. The approach is through quite a long narrow lane with limited passing places, didn't bother me but might be useful to be aware.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway, clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just beautiful, extremely clean with everything you need for a self catering holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely location. Shirley and Terry were great, and gave us loads of information about the area.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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lovely late-summer break

  • 4 of 5

Friendly hosts and cosy cottage. An adventure arriving through lanes with plants brushing against both sides of our Citroen C5.

But the consequent peaceful location worth the trip.

The conservatory was good, giving a more spacious feel to the property. All well-equipped with relaxing feel to sitting room.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we love welcoming guests to our cottage and we are always on hand and try to make their stay a successful and happy one.
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Millbrook Inn Pub South Pool
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
passenger Ferry to Salcombe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
A38 leading on to M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cricket Inn, Beach Shack at Beesands or Millbrook
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beesands, Hallsands, Mill Bay, Torcross/Slapto


Local and walkable from Cottage is Hallsands and Beesands shingle beaches 2 miles leading to coastal walks and Pubs. Start Point Lighthouse is a circular walk and often seals can be seen here sitting on the rock close in. At Millbay sandy soft sandy beach 5 miles with cafe and conveniences. Here you can hop on the ferry boat (passenger) across to Salcombe. Also at Millbay there is a circular walk through the National Trust car park up to Gara Rock Hotel. The Hotel is high up and from the restaurant and sun terrace you have spectacular views.

Torcross/Slapton sands is one and half miles. Beautiful walks here as you have 3 miles of beach one side and on the other side of the road is a Ley where you find a circular walk and bird watching. Natural surroundings.

Bantham Beach 11 miles is where you will find sand dunes soft sandy beach and surfing. Hope Cove 12 miles very pretty here old world charm with its thatched cottages small sandy coves and rock pools .

Blackpool sands 7 miles is a place for old and young, and lovely beach restaurant, all facilities, a raft anchored out at sea to encourage you to swim out and rest, catch some sun.


Nearest airport Exeter. Nearest train station Totnes 13 miles nearest ferry port Plymouth 25 miles.


Tesco, Sainsbury, Waitrose all deliver to cottage. Nearest Town with Supermarkets and shops, Kingsbridge miles. Nearest shopping mall Plymouth 25 miles. Nearest pub The Millbrook Inn South Pool 1.5 miles, walkable. A very pretty village, run by locals , often find the Morris Men dancing here. When there is a high tide the landlord takes over the village and gets the BBQ going and often the paella . Stepping stones cross the estuary amongst dear quaint little cottages and this village always wins the best kept village award.

At the Woodlands Farmily Theme Park, 8 miles you find a great family day out. Toboggan runs, clowns, water shutes, commando courses for all ages, mega slides, boating lakes, indoor and outdoor play area and soft play areas and animal centre.

Paignton Zoo 22 miles and Plymouth Aquarium 25 miles.

Further Details:

Quick shop on A379 garage and Ashby Easy Store 4 miles. Bakery at Frogmore

A really good local butcher, cafe 1 1/2 miles you will find Stokeley Barton Farm Shop at Torcross.

Good running routes around cottage with lots off road running. Surf hire and equipment locally. paddle boarding in Kingsbridge estuary.


Rates & Availability

Chillington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early May ban holiday
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
2 June - 8 june
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
9 June - 15 june
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
16 June - 22 june
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
23june - 29 june
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
30 June - 6 july
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
7 July - 13 july
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
14 July - 20 july
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
21 July - 7 sept high season
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit either by cheque or Bank Transfer. Full payment due 21 days before commencement of stay. If booking within 21 days of stay, full payment required on booking. Minimum 3 night stay.
Rental in High Season strictly Friday to Friday full week rental only too in the high season ie from mid June to mid September.
Out of High Season prices are minimum of 3 nights is 70% of the weekly rate.
4 nights is 75% of the weekly rate
5 nights is 80% of the weekly rate
6 nights is 90% of the weekly rate

Changeover Day:
Friday to Friday in high season. Departure time by 10 am please and entry time from 3 pm.

Notes on prices:
minimum of 3 days

Please contact me +44 (0)1548511160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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