About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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 single track 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. Lovely hillside views with wildlife. 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. Bantham surfing beach is 30 minutes 10 miles via the A379 through beautiful villages and Kingsbridge.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Pool
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
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing cottage, peace and countryside
Shirley is a wonderful host and is always thinking of her guests. The property is excellent and the glass conservatory a treat with wonderful country views. Highly recommend this property. Thanks Shirley for a wonderful week.
Andy we enjoyed having your family and watching the children play in the garden and showing them the Sloworms, Toads etc
It was good too watching you enjoy the built in BBQ in the conservatory
Fun family and thank you for leaving cottage so nice
Lovely cottage tucked well out the way but still within close proximity to some stunning places!!
With pretty awful weather all weekend the cottage was very cosy with its log burner and quaint interior....perfect for a new year retreat
Charming little country cottage in rural surroundings.
Very enjoyable stay. Friendly welcome. Lovely cottage and kindly provided high chair and travel cot. Great location. All round good family holiday.
Beautiful and peaceful getaway
A perfect property for a relaxing break. Shirley is a wonderful host and was there to welcome us with a delicious cream tea. The countryside views from the property are stunning and inside has everything you need to make this a home from home. Stayed here with our 2 teenage daughters and despite the lack of mobile phone signal and ad hoc wifi, they loved the property and didn't want to leave! Ideally located for exploring the surrounding coastline and towns of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Definitely hope to return. Thank you Shirley.
Very pretty accommodation in stunning surroundings
Very nice welcome with cream tea. Hosts very pleasant. Property nice and clean. Most rooms were good sizes including the bedrooms but bathroom is very small and is also downstairs. The bedrooms are both a good size but the mattress in the master room was very firm, which would not suit everyone. This is a Self Catering let - you need to bring your own Tea, Coffe & Sugar etc, as well as food. The living room and kitchen are comfortable and well appointed. The conservatory is lovely. You can only get wifi in the conservatory, though our son was able to get it on his laptop in the twin room. The staircase might prove difficult for people with mobility problems or very small children. You can't get a reliable phone signal while on the property - which didn't worry us, but some may not be happy with that. The road up to the property is single track with no way of seeing what is coming - this is not for the feint hearted. Would recommend this property for active families or friends or couples. It is very quiet and secluded and within reasonable driving distance to plenty of interesting and beautiful places.
Very tidy and relaxing
Great location for exploring south Devon. Close to salcombe , Dartmouth,Portsmouth, Start Point light house. Tucked away in very rural,peaceful location. Top quality accomodation. Didn't want to leave. Thank you home away.
Julie has an amazing family very happy and friendly . The cottage was left clean and tidy Uf I hadn't had met this lovely family I wouldn't have known they had stayed in the cottage
So pleased to have met you
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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