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Rest Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Rest Cottage accommodates four guests and is located on the beautiful coastline of South Devon, between the popular sailing resorts of Salcombe and Dartmouth. There are many beautiful beaches within just a short distance and keen walkers can enjoy coastal walks along the south west coast path which runs almost on the doorstep.

The cottage is perfectly located for a delightful holiday by the sea and lives up to its name, providing the perfect retreat where you can relax and unwind. It has been sympathetically renovated to provide modern facilities and accommodation whilst retaining the character of a centuries-old listed building, including original beams and an inglenook fireplace. The cottage also affords seaviews from the master bedroom and private garden.

Situated on the outskirts of the thriving village of Stokenham, Rest Cottage is within walking distance of two good pubs serving food and has an excellent farmshop nearby. Torcross beach is within walking distance and Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe are all just a short drive.

There are plenty of sandy beaches including Gara Rock, Mattiscombe (where you can take a tour around Start Point lighthouse) and Blackpool sands to the East, a beautiful, pine-fringed, safe bay with shop, cafe and water sports. Bantham is also nearby and great for surfers and lessons can be booked at nearby Bigbury-on-Sea, which is worth visiting with its large expanse of sandy beach. From here you can take a ride on the sea tractor which takes you out to Burgh Island with it's famous art-deco hotel.

Alternatively, you can drive to East Portlemouth where you will find more lovely beaches, and can take a ferry across to Salcombe with its interesting shops, restaurants, pubs and sailing. From Dartmouth, take a cruise up the river, visit the Castle, go crabbing on the quayside, or simply sit back and enjoy watching the boats.


The front door leads to a spacious hallway with slate floor and hanging for coats.

A kitchen/diner is well equipped for all your culinary needs. There is a fireplace in the dining area with electric log burning stove.

The large sitting room has a lovely window seat overlooking the garden and an inglenook fireplace with gas stove.

This sitting room leads to a lobby (ideal for storing beach gear) which in turn leads to the cottage's ."secret" - a delightful, bright, summer garden room decorated in a seaside style, with large pine table to seat 6 and double doors leading onto the private terrace with views down to the sea. There's also a small sofa for relaxing on summer days.

The lobby also leads to a basic utility/loo with washing machine.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a king size bed and another window seat with views down the valley to he sea. The second bedroom is small with two singles, plenty of hanging space and drawers in the fitted wardrobe and views of the countryside.

The bathroom is upstairs too with an electric shower over the bath.


The cottage is approached by its own gravel drive with plenty of space to park. There's a lawn, trees, and a very private terrace area with table and chairs, a barbeque and chiminea. From here you can enjoy a glass of whatever takes your fancy whilst taking in the view down the valley to the sea.

Short breaks are available most of the year but in summer , and other busy periods can only usually be booked as "last - minute" holidays. i.e. within 2 weeks of arrival. Please enquire if you are interested and we will try to accommodate you.

Please note: guests must complete a booking form prior to the holiday. Check in/out times apply. You will need to bring towels.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Devon region


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1 Jul 2014


"Lovely cottage with a sea view down the valley in a village location."

"Rest cottage" Stokenham, was all that it described. The photos provided are as it is and the owner was very helpful. It is in a good location for exploring the beautiful area of South Devo… More

17 Apr 2014


"Another Great Stay at Rest Cottage"

We were very keen to go back to Rest cottage and were so glad it was available! We had fabulous weather and being in such a lovely part of the county we took full advantage of it! This time we disco… More

29 May 2013


"A lovely relaxing stay in a charming cottage in a beautiful location"

We had a wonderful few days at Rest Cottage with friends and were blessed with gorgeous weather. The cottage is lovely inside and out - clean, warm, well-furnished and comfortable indoors, with a larg… More

9 May 2013


"Fantastic, lovely cottage in great location"

Very nice cottage in a lovely and central area with many places nearby to visit. Lovely Garden Room for relaxing or children!!Lovely views from the bedroom.… More

8 May 2013


"Lovely Cottage, Great Location,"

We happened upon this little gem and were so glad we did. We were just four plus a labrador and it was perfect for us.The cottage is clean, comfortable and pretty with more than just the essentials.A… More

6 May 2013


"Best cottage I've have ever stayed in"

The cottage is just beautiful, because it is privately owned it feels well loved and not just like a business. Every morning we were greeted with a beautiful view of the bay, that took our breath away… More

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