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3 Gabberwell Cottages

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 4km


Nestling in a tranquil position on the edge of the glorious unspoilt village of Kingston, 3 Gabberwell is a beautiful cottage in an idyllic location in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Warm and welcoming at all times of the year, the cottage is sensitively renovated and freshly decorated, retaining many of its original features.

Surrounded by stunning open countryside, working farms and miles of beautiful coastline and estuaries which are havens for birds and wildlife, 3 Gabberwell (incorrectly spelt Gaberwell on the OS Map) forms one end of a row of three pretty 300-year-old cottages on a quiet and secluded leafy lane.


- Private parking for two cars through gated entrance

- South-west facing enclosed lawned garden

- Small sheltered patio area in a sunny position


Accommodation for one or two families sleeping up to seven (please note some low lintels). The accommodation comprises:

- Attractive Sitting Room with new woodburner, comfortable sofas, books, fine Welsh dresser and TV with BT Vision package supplying YouView TV plus broadband wifi and landline payphone

- Play Room (games/toys, TV/DVD)

- Dining Room seating eight

- Well-equipped fitted Kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, hob, oven and microwave with butler sink, tiled floor and back lobby to garden

- Spacious Ground floor shower room (wet-room suite with wc and sink etc).

Upstairs, 3 bedrooms comprising

- Double bedroom with window seat and meadow views, 5' King Size bed with a Feather & Black mattress and white goose down duvet plus an electric blanket for those winter nights

- Double-aspect bedroom with twin beds and a day bed - the larger picture window faces west catching the early evening sun - with hanging space and chest of drawers. Comfortably sleeps two adults and a child or 3 children

- Single bedroom with pull-out truckle, bedside table and useful hanging space and storage beneath the open tread and wooden stairs leading up to...

- ... Low ceilinged Attic Quiet Room with many books/storage and lovely views over neighbouring meadows

- Pretty bathroom with suite inc bath-shower

Picturesque and characterful, 3 Gabberwell is an easy stroll from the cottage into the prize-winning village. The Dolphin Inn, just 600 yards away, is a 16th century olde worlde country pub, serving home cooked food using local produce. There is a circular 2-hour walk from the pub encompassing woodland, the estuary, the coast path and farmland, and giving easy access to the stunning South Devon coastline. Kingston with its thatched cottages, is just one mile from the lovely Erme Estuary and Wonwell beach and within a few miles of three golf courses. The location is close to tourist beaches with surfing and windsurfing facilities. Fishing trips can also be arranged from the Erme.

Refundable Damage Deposit £90

Dogs welcome by arrangement, £15 charge

Bed linen and towels for hire - please enquire

Stair and fire guards, and travel cot supplied.







Beach within 1 mile


Iron and Ironing Board

Weekly Maid Service

Bed Linen and Towels For Hire - £48 charge

Well-behaved pets Allowed by arrangement - £15 charge


Central heating, hot water and power Included

New wood burner - first net of logs included

Travel Cot

High Chair

No Smoking


Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Wonwell Beach 3.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth 30 km, Nearest railway: Ivybridge 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

The South Hams is a region of rural and coastal South Devon in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the north the South Hams stretch to the edges of Dartmoor National Park, while to the south it covers one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline the UK from Torbay to Plymouth. With a strong rural and maritime heritage the South Hams is noted for is quality local food, culture, and scenic landscape.

If you love the outdoors, you'll love The South Hams. It's a wonderful outdoor environment, with rivers, moor land, coasts and the sea offering visitors a range of activities including canoeing, walking and sailing. Heritage fans will love local attractions such as Totnes Castle and The South Devon Railway and a range of arts and food festivals keeps culture-vultures happy throughout the year. For the nautically inclined the coast has a big tradition of sailing regattas and arts events.

The West Country is one of the most important producers of food and drink in the UK, noted for its quality and traditional methods. Here you'll be treated to some of the best fine dining using locally made produce. For seafood, towns such as Dartmouth Salcombe and Kingsbridge boast award-winning restaurants, while inland gastro pubs serve excellent home cooked fare.


Picturesque and characterful, 3 Gabberwell Cottages is a short stroll from the prize-winning village of Kingston where many of the beautiful and historic cottages and houses are thatched. Kingston is an unspoilt village lying between Dartmoor and the sea.

The population of around 400 (currently including over 80 children) has stayed much the same for 200 years. Kingston is a working village, less than a third of the population are retired. It is surrounded by working farms and miles of beautiful coastline and estuaries which are havens for birds and wildlife.

The parish is in the middle of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village includes two conservation areas. The National Trust owns farmland and coastline in Kingston. There is a thriving and active community and the Dolphin Inn, just 600 yards away, is a 16th century olde worlde country pub, serving home cooked food using local produce. There is a circular 2-hour walk from the pub encompassing woodland, the estuary, the coast path and farmland, and giving easy access to the stunning South Devon coastline.

Kingston is just one mile from the lovely Erme Estuary and Wonwell beach and within a few miles of three golf courses. There are many stunning walks in the area. Fishing trips can also be arranged from the Erme. Wide sand and rocky beaches on either side of the estuary of the river Erme. Privately owned but open to the public, these are beautiful and usually less busy beaches set within gentle tree covered cliffs. They are ideal for swimming, windsurfing, picnics and general relaxing. Dogs are allowed on parts of the beach. Mothecombe has the Marine Conservation Society Award, as well as parking and toilets.

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Review 1-9 of 9

1 Jan 2014


"Very comfortable and cosy cottage"

We had a super Christmas week in this very cosy cottage. A Christmas tree and decorations had been tastefully put up, as well as a Christmas present and card, which I thought was very thoughtful. King… More

4 Nov 2013


"Lovely Peaceful Cottage Great Location"

We had a lovely week away here in Kingston, great village, lovely cottage. perfectly positioned for some lovely walks with our dog Pippa and only 5 mins to the beaches and sea. Look forward to going a… More

11 Sep 2013


"lovely,cosy,homely,well equiped cottage"

very nice comfortable cottage,we stayed here with my elderly parents and teenage daughter, plus 2 dogs. the cottage served all of our needs very well, from the internet access for my daughter,the down… More

21 Aug 2013


"gorgeous home away from home"

We stayed in this lovely cottage for 5 days in August. It is beautifully decorated and is equipped with everything that a family of five would need.On arrival, the owners supply tea, coffee and a fres… More

18 Aug 2013


"Very enjoyable week"

Spent a lovely week staying in Kingston. Very handy bathroom downstairs next to a room we converted into a bedroom, ideal for someone with mobility issues (the stairs would've been too steep). Ni… More

12 Aug 2013


"Short break, but wanted longer!"

We only had a taster of the delights of Devon and 3 Gabberwell Cottages, squeezing in between two other families' holidays; staying just 2 nights over the 2nd weekend in August. The break may hav… More

17 Jun 2013


"Fantastic tranquil cottage"

I stayed here for a weekend with my husband and two friends. It was absolutely perfect. The cottage is so delightful, full of charm, plenty of room - yet snug also. Two bathrooms make it ideal for s… More

15 Apr 2013


"Great Escape"

Our whole experience of this lovely cottage was perfect except for the weather!It was a wet cold evening with freezing gales when we arrived, but all thoughts of the storm outside disappeared once we … More

1 Apr 2013


"Gorgeous cosy cottage that has everything to make a perfect holiday for adults and children"

This is a fantastic spacious and cosy cottage that has all the facilities needed to make a wonderful holiday, from the fantastic central heating and Woodburner to the comfy sofas,, beds and attic play… More

Review 1-9 of 9

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