Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The property is in a peaceful spot and is ideal for couples and small families seeking a relaxing holiday. Sensitively modernised by the owners, Shellseekers has a stylish open plan ground floor kitchen/lounge area with leather chairs, inglenook fireplace and dining table, whilst upstairs bedrooms are light and comfortable. Modern amenities compliment retained charm and history including 18th century French frigate bedroom floorboards !
Deep in the South Hams, Kingston is a charming off-the-beaten track village within easy reach of the Erme estuary and idyllic Wonwell beach, safe for children. Other sandy beaches can be found at Bigbury, Thurlestone, Bantham and Hope Cove all within a few miles. Superb walking can be found on Dartmoor, as well as the South West coast path nearby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Wonwell beach 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Plymouth 30 km, Nearest railway: Ivybridge 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The property has been refurbished to a high standard. There is a modern granite worktop kitchen and comfortable lounge area to relax in. Recent new facilities include integrated washer drier and flatscreen TV with Freeview box. New for 2011, free wireless broadband connection. Heating is provided by overnight storage heaters with daytime boost if required. Underfloor heating in the kitchen/lounge area keeps the cottage warm throughout the year.
Linen provided (not beach towels). Large selection of walking books and local information together with good places to eat and places to see. Owners personal touches and nautical theme gives the cottage a wonderful character, with many guests returning each year.
|Further details outdoors|
There are reclining patio seats and dining table, chairs and large sunshade for al fresco eating on the stone patio. Timber summerhouse in the rear garden provides additional storage for bikes, beach equipment and holiday accessories for exclusive use by guests. Owners provide kites, buckets and spades, windbreak, bodyboards, fishing nets and crab lines plus toddlers tricylce for younger visitors !
Non-refundable deposit required on confirmation of booking. Weekly rentals commence Saturday after 3pm. Guests should vacate property on day of departure by 10am . If guests arriving late (evening), it is advisable to carry a torch as there is limited street lighting in village and the cottage is reached by a short gravel pathway from parking on a quiet road. Keys will be available on site (details provided prior by owners). Local keyholder/cleaner available in village.
The West Country region
South Devon offers a wealth of activity and attractions all year round for visitors. The area of South Hams to the south of the region is a picturesque area of rolling hills, small villages with thatched cottages and far reaching sea views appealing to families searching for safe sandy beaches to walkers of all abilities. Local sporting pursuits include sailing, golf, windsurfing, sea kayaking and sea fishing.
There is a range of attractions in the area such as family entertainment at Woodlands Adventure Park, Dartmouth offering thrilling rides, as well as superb shopping at Plymouth and internationally renown sailing towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. Historic properties to visit include Buckland Abbey, home of Sir Francis Drake and Anthony House Plymouth, location for the latest Alice in Wonderland movie with dramatic views over Plymouth Sound. Further afield, Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached by car within 1.5 hours drive.
The area enjoys plentiful sunshine in summer months with gentle sea breezes, temperatures typically between 20 - 25 centigrade during July to September.
Kingston is a quiet South Ham's village with its own historic pub and church with pretty thatched cottages a mile from the River Erme in the beautiful wooded estuary and sandy Wonwell beach. More detail on the village can be found at www.kingstonparishcouncil.co.uk. Within a mile of the village is the hamlet of St Annes Chapel with Post office and general stores. Nearby Modbury offers a small supermarket and a variety of local shops including post office, butcher, art and crafts, greengrocer and hardware store selling everything from candles to surfboards. The area boasts plentiful attractions throughout the year including fairs, craft festivals, regatta's and country shows. There are tourist information centres at Modbury and Kingsbridge.
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3 Aug 2013
"Lovely quaint cottage!"
We arrived late Saturday evening to find (eventually !) A well cottage that was well stocked with everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and cosy! The cottage was ideally positioned for explori… More
16 Jul 2012
"Lovely cottage & great location to explore Devon"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Shellseekers cottage.It is clean and comfortable, had everything we needed and because of the decor you have that feeling that the cottage is by the sea. Children wer… More
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10 Nov 2011
"Go there and chill!!!"
Shellseekers is an enchanting cottage, warm, cosy, incredibly well equipped, if you are not careful you may not venture far!
It was a pleasure to explore the village, walk to Bigbury, Ringmore, have fabuluous "pit stops" at the 13th C inns.......isn't this what walking is for?
Centrally located for all of the main towns in the South Hams,, we had a wonderful explore of the loacality and found some gems amongst the hills, just off the main roads.
Book , enjoy, buy the local produce to eat in , then walk -with torch- to the Dolphin and have a chat with the villagers, it doesn't get better than this,
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