Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential

Our aim is to provide an excellent touring base for families or groups of people who wish to enjoy the glorious South Hams from a 'tourism backwater' village with good facilities and ready access to the coastline.

In addition to the large kitchen diner, which is very well appointed, there is a lounge with French windows opening on to a gravel terrace with well-stocked borders. There is a twin bedroom on the ground level. The first floor accommodation comprises a spacious master bedroom with en suite shower, a twin/triple bedroom, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. Flexible accommodation for three generation families to stay.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Torcross
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Totnes
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This cottage welcomes people who enjoy and value comprehensive and good quality facilities whilst on holiday. Assessed as five star standard for the past four years (not formally star rated as of 2013), we place great importance upon high standards of cleanliness within the cottage, and comfort.

The stone walls of the cottage are up to fifteen inches (45cm) thick, and wifi reception may be varied, depending upon your service provider. 'Old' technology e.g. laptop works better than smartphones!

Further details outdoors

The cottage has the great benefit of off road parking for up to three/four vehicles, or a small boat as desired. There is a shared inner courtyard suitable for sitting, and also a private, narrow garden terrace (adjacent to the road). The village hall field is about 200m away, with children's play equipment.

Start Bay coastline, including Slapton Ley, is nearly two miles away. There is extensive, mainly National Trust owned South West Coastal Pathway accessible within two miles. The market town of Kingsbridge is just under five miles distant, and Dartmouth is another historic port town, accessible along the most magnificently beautiful coastal route, and approximately ten miles to the east.

The West Country region

South Devon is a largely rural area edged by the sea, and combined provides spectacular scenery. Less commercialised than many parts of the United Kingdom, Devon retains a gentle outlook on life assisted by the generally milder climate.


Chillington is an example of a Devon 'long village', located on the eastern flank of Kingsbridge about four miles along the coastal route to Dartmouth. In the centre of this village is Allerdale Farmhouse, of which The Pound House is a part.

Allerdale Farmhouse, a grade II listed Georgian former farmhouse, is referred to in the Domesday Book and is a landmark property of the South Hams. Much of the traditional Devon long village of Chillington is believed to have grown around, and upon the land that was associated with the farm. In modern history, the farmhouse was taken over by the American army during the second world war whilst the Normandy landing operation was rehearsed at Start Bay.

Most recently the farmhouse is remembered for its last farmer owners, a family comprising two brothers (so similar they were often referred to as 'the twins') and their sister, the local community midwife. They lived in a largely unchanged house for decades, until the 1990s. A major programme of restoration and modernisation produced Allerdale Farmhouse substantially as it is today.