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Creekside Cottage Adjacent to Frogmore Creek, Part Of The Salcombe Estuary

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Frogmore, Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Very close to some of the best beaches in the country

Forget-me-not-cottage is a charming cottage set right on the side of Frogmore Creek. The long enclosed south facing cottage garden backs onto the Creek giving beautiful views of the Estuary and its abundant wildlife and rolling hillside beyond. The Summerhouse, overlooking the Creek, is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Frogmore is situated on the East side of the Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary, close to the fabulous golden beaches of Salcombe and East Portlemouth and just a five-minute drive from the pretty waterside town of Kingsbridge with its many shops, pubs and restaurants. Historic Dartmouth is just a short drive in the opposite direction, along what must be one of the most spectacular coastal routes in the country. Frogmore has its own bakery, which sells freshly baked bread and croissants! It also has a post office and dining pub all just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage door.

sian janta-lipinski
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About sian janta-lipinski

We are a family of five with three young children. We spend virtually every holiday, half term and some weekends at our holiday cottage on the opposite side of the Salcombe Estuary from Forget Me Not Cottage. In our opinion it is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and we hope that you will like it as much as we do. We bought this cottage after we had missed out on the purchase some 9 years ago and we certainly were not going let it pass this time. We anticipate that we will also enjoy the cottage and beautiful creekside location out of season whenever the cottage is not let.

sian janta-lipinski purchased this cottage in 2014

Why sian janta-lipinski chose South Hams

We almost bought Forget Me Not Cottage 9 years ago but were pipped at the post by the family we just bought it from. We fell in love with it right from the first minute. The views from the south facing garden and summerhouse are really memorable looking over Frogmore Creek across to beautiful fields and rolling hills. Not only that, the direct access to the water from the garden is a huge plus factor and effectively makes the Estuary part of your back garden. Frogmore lies between Salcombe and Dartmouth and some of the best beaches in the South Hams are just a short drive away, or a good paddle/sail along the Estuary!! Salcombe and Kingsbridge, with many fashionable restaurants and pubs are also "just round the corner". When the property came up for sale we snapped it up immediately.

What makes this cottage unique

The best thing about Forget Me Not Cottage is the fact that you can happily spend a day or two just hanging out in and around the summerhouse and the Creek. Mess around in boats or watch the kids play in their kayaks while you enjoy a glass of wine or two relaxing on the deck. A special treat is to watch the tide come in with returning local fishing boats. The bird life is something to behold both with the tide in or out.

Some of the best beaches in the country, such as the fabulous golden sands of East Portlemouth are just a short drive from the cottage. For walkers, head out from the front door for long walks along the Creek or drive to Gara Rock and join the coastal path. Finally, the heated summerhouse, even in winter, is still a great place to just chill out.


Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Pretty bathroom with wooden panelling upstairs with bath and shower and views to the Creek. Heated towel rail, bathroom cabinet and airing cupboard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one: bright and sunny, king-size bed, views of Frogmore Creek. Original fireplace plus wardrobe with ample hanging space and dressing table. Bedroom two: with two single sleigh beds, pretty original fireplace and wardrobe on the landing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please see our other holiday rental (Pipers Cottage) on the other side of the Estuary, Collapit Creek. Owners Direct code: 1886662 - Cottage on Salcombe Estuary. Also has direct water access and sleeps 6 to 8. Notes on accommodation: Forget Me Not Cottage is furnished to a high standard. It has the added bonus of a fabulous south-facing beach hut style summerhouse with spectacular views over Frogmore Creek Outside: French windows open onto a sunny south-facing decked courtyard with BBQ and table and chairs for alfresco dining. A pretty 150’ garden then leads to a beach-hut style heated summerhouse with fabulous southerly views over Frogmore Creek; ideally placed for lunch, BBQ’s or even dinner by the Creekside. The summerhouse has the added bonus of a double sofa bed. Steps lead you down to a lawned area adjacent to the creek where kayaks or small boats can be kept during your stay so that you can explore the beautiful Salcombe Estuary, which effectively becomes your “back garden”


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Creekside Cottage Adjacent to Frogmore Creek, Part Of The Salcombe Estuary
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Great idyllic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks for our honeymoon in June with our 4 year old son. We got great weather and took great advantage of all the local beaches.

The location is so tranquil, the house beautifully decorated, the summerhouse and the garden are amazing. It felt like home straight away. We will be back at some point. Thankyou

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our second year at this property still as idyllic as ever

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cottage in a perfect location for us. We love the garden, summer house and views. Sian and Rob are very easy to deal with they communicate well with their guests. With the benefit of off road parking and two bedrooms, this is a superb holiday cottage for a family. We will almost certainly be going back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Charming - hard to beat creekside location

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in a wonderful area with beautiful beaches , walks and food close by. Charming and well- kept cottage with everything you need. A lovely garden leading to the creek and the amazing bonus of a summerhouse to enjoy the view - rain or shine. I will definitely return and had visitors who are now eager to book too .

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to relax

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a very relaxing holiday at Forget me not cottage. The garden leading down to the creek and the summer house made it a special place to stay - We spent many hours sitting on the decking reading, relaxing and watching the world go by. The cottage is well-equipped with kitchen utensils, a dining kitchen, comfy bed, and powerful shower. One thing I would mention, which isn't a complaint but isn't made clear in the details, is that the cottage fronts directly onto a very busy road and the parking space at the front of the property can be difficult to access if one has a larger car. As I said, this is not a complaint, and we managed the parking, but it proved a little tricky at times.

The Globe Inn which is merely a hop, skip and a jump away deserves a mention. Good food and drink and delightful owners and staff. We were made very welcome. Frogmore bakery, just a few more steps away, also deserves a mention; selling fresh bread, delicious pasties and cakes (milk, newspapers, preserves and a delicatessen also)

On arrival at the cottage it was lovely to find fresh flowers in the kitchen, a plate of cookies on the table, fresh fruit and a bottle of milk. The cottage was clean and beds made up ready. Thank you very much.

The surrounding area is beautiful; We visited Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Slapton Ley and East Portlemouth, all offering beautiful scenery and places of interest.

All in all a lovely holiday, thank you.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Forget-Me-Not Cottage is an ideal destination for small families. The cottage is warm and inviting and well maintained. This is hassle-free cottage rental at its best! Fresh baked cookies and flowers upon arrival. We would love to go back. Thank you, Sian & Rob!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Clean, well equipped, quiet and peaceful with a stunning view from the bedroom.

  • 5 of 5

Frogmore allows you to roam through the Devon countryside without having to battle with the traffic in Kingsbridge and Salcombe. You can meet all sorts of friendly people, both local and holiday. The country side and views are really beautiful and one can enjoy a meal at a different hostelry every day. The house was warm and welcoming as soon as we arrived and the garden room, overlooking the creek, was a sunny oasis of peace and tranquility. We had a lovely and memorable week and, although it was February, it was dry and we could walk every day.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Globe Inn
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Globe Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary


There are fabulous beaches nearby, some of which can be accessed by boat from the back garden of Forget Me Not Cottage, tides permitting.

The 4 beaches at East Portlemouth are only 15 mins by car (6 miles)

Beesands only 10 minutes (4 miles)

Bantham Beach 20 mins (8 miles)

South Milton and Thurelstone 20 mins (8 miles)

Bigbury 30 mins (12 miles)

Torcross 10 mins (3.5 miles)

N & S Sands, Salcombe 20 mins (12 miles)

Blackpool Sands 20 mins (8.5 miles)

Hope Cove 15 mins (7 miles)


Kingsbridge 5 minutes away (approx 3 miles)

Salcombe 15 minutes away (approx 9 miles)

Dartmouth 20 minutes away (approx 12 miles)

Dartmoor 40 minutes away (approx 25 miles)

Further Details:

Forget-me-not Cottage is extremely well placed for visiting the whole of the South Hams area, designated as ‘an area of outstanding natural beauty’, famous for its rolling hillsides, beautiful estuaries and 60 miles of fantastic and varied coastline, with many clean, safe and sandy beaches to suit all tastes. At East Portlemouth there are at least four golden sand beaches. Slightly further away is the great sweep of sand of the surfing beach of Bantham linking into Thurlestone and Bigbury and not forgetting the really popular beaches of Salcombe and Hope Cove or a sheltered cove like Hallsands. Slapton Sands is less than a 10 minute drive from the Cottage, and backed by the extraordinary freshwater lagoon or drive for another five minutes along the beautiful coastal road to the wooded sun-trap of Blackpool Sands which was recently voted the best family beach in Britain by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.

You will be spoilt for choice with some of the best pubs and restaurants anywhere: Very close by are the Crabshell in Kingsbridge and The Millbrook Arms just up the road in Southpool. This is a favourite meeting place for visitors from all villages around the Estuary, particularly at high tide. Salcombe has the famous Winking Prawn on North Sands beach and South Milton Sands has one of our favourite places to eat, The Beach Hut. For those who like it spicy visit Maha Bharat and Cafe Asia in Kingsbridge, real top quality Indian, Chinese and Thai food.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 20% non-refundable deposit on booking and the balance 12 weeks before your stay together with a £100 refundable security deposit. Sorry no pets and no smoking.

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is Saturday. Check-out 10 a.m. Check-in 4 p.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 7 nights. 20% deposit on booking with the balance payable 12 weeks before arrival. A £100 refundable security deposit is required on final payment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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