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.
Cottage in Frogmore, Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Very close to some of the best beaches in the country
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 15, 2019
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 Kingsbridge
We almost bought Forget Me Not Cottage 12 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 tidal 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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Comfortable and cosy, lovely bed!
Everything about Forget me not Cottage was as described, lovely! The only thing that could have it made it perfect was to improve the weather which was horrendous, we are coming back in June to put it to the test! 🤔Maryan and Stephen
Our cottage stay at Frogmore
We all absolutely loved it! The cottage is gorgeous, beautifully styled and decorated with a lovely big kitchen and pretty fireplace lounge with direct access to the magical garden, where we sat watching the world go by! It's very quiet, but lots to see, so great to de-stress away from our busy lives! Will definitely rebook, the parking is great, we only went once to eat in the local pub as we preferred spending time in the cosy summer house having an early evening drink watching the sun go down sat by the sea. It's perfectly placed for all the local beaches too and only a short drive to either Salcombe or Dartmouth.
Lovely, comfortable and very tasteful cottage in an excellent situation.
We had everything we needed and we enjoyed our week very much.
The owners were very helpful, kind and generous.
Very relaxing holiday
The cottage is in a lovely location with the garden running down to the frogmore estuary. Here there is a well-appointed Summer House which is perfect for total relaxation. The cottage is well-appointed with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday
Goegeous cottage in a gorgeous location.
The cottage is lovely, clean and well equipped. The summer house is fabulous although it was too hot to sit inside we did sit in the rocking chairs on the decking, It was very peaceful and relaxing. We took our kayak so every afternoon when the tide was in, we went out on the water. The area along the river is stunning. Everything about the holiday was perfect and we were very sorry we had to leave.
The cottage was absolutely perfect - just what we were after and with the added surprise of the garden/ summer house/ creek access and views being even better than the website pictures and explanation. The location is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding area - every day we visited a couple of beaches, or National trust properties or something to keep our toddler occupied. She was very happy there and we were all sad to leave! Thank you for such an enjoyable stay, Lucy, Joe & Poppy Bruce
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)
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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. When paying direct to the owner via BACs a 20% deposit on booking with the balance payable 12 weeks before arrival. A £100 refundable security deposit is required on final payment