Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
in Kingston, two marvellously pretty 18th cent. or earlier semi-detached cottages with communal terrace, but each with own entrance and small, enclosed, private garden. Both are south-facing, partly slate-hung, and 200 yards from the good pub. Both gardens are delightful, unusual, with many interesting plants and Kingston's last remaining donkey house (no donkey now). The cottages share free membership of Bigbury Golf Club (unlimited rounds, practice facilities). Interconnecting door (lockable) between L254 and L255, so if booked together the cottages can accommodate 10.Rose Cottage, next door to L254, is a charming old cottage with its own private secluded garden, patio with table/chairs, brick-built barbecue and small summer house. Entrance via a little footpath and stable doors to utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, through to beamed dining room with original (ornamental) fireplace, old pine table seating 10, sofa. Steps down to smart fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, butler sink, old pine dresser and glazed porch leading to communal terrace and enclosed private garden. Pretty living room with old fireplace (woodburner), TV/DVD. First set of stairs (stairgate) goes up from the living room to two bedrooms – a double (5' bed, washbasin), and a room with two single beds - and bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). The second set of stairs is steep (handrail) from the dining room to a double bedroom (5' bed) with polished old floorboards, old panelling made from shipwreck timbers and en suite shower-room (suite).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The West Country region
The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.
Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.
Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.
Kingston: remarkably off-the-beaten-track little village (good pub, church) with lots of pretty houses, a mile from the river Erme's beautiful wooded estuary and good sandy Wonwell beach. St Ann's Chapel (PO/shop), 1 mile. More fine sandy beaches and golf at Bigbury-on-Sea/Burgh Island, 4 miles; for shops, pretty Modbury, 3½ miles.