Kingfisher Cottage is a luxury 3 bedroom (sleeps 6-7 plus cot) self catering holiday cottage near Kingsbridge in South Devon located in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Dartmouth and Salcombe and overlooking a naturally fed duck pond .
Converted from an 18th century stone barn Kingfisher cottage is situated in an idyllic rural setting and close to awarding beaches.
Kingfisher Cottage is centrally situated in the South Hams area of South Devon between Salcombe and Dartmouth and near the towns of Kingsbridge, Totnes and many beautiful beaches including Slapton Sands / Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, Blackpool Sands, Gara Rocks, Torcross, Bantham Bay, East Portlemouth, Mill Bay, and South & North Sands in Salcombe.
The holiday cottage is also well located for highly regarded food pubs in Stokenham, Slapton & Torcross, Beesands, and Farm Shop selling a fine range of local produce. It provides an excellent base for exploring this charming area or enjoying the beaches of South Devon.
Local activities include visiting the beaches, walking, golf, sailing, riding, surfing, birdwatching, shopping, fishing, boat rides, steam train rides, cream teas etc
Kingfisher Cottage also provides free wireless broadband internet (WIFI) access , and has a Sony 32 inch LCD Freeview TV, BlueRay / DVD Player,diverse DVD library for you to enjoy in HD (high definition), and Sony iPod HIFI.
Kingfisher Cottage has a log burner and logs can be provided for your stay at a small charge.
We are also child friendly with highchair, two travelcots, C Beebies, Kids DVDs, toys, and stairgates (by request).
Kingfisher Cottage also has ample parking for up to 3 cars.
Well behaved dogs are also welcome by arrangement.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Slapton Sands 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Totnes|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Single beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property is furnished to a high standard and offers one master bedroom with king size bed and original beamed ceiling making it feel light and airy (plus additional single bed) with en suite facilitiesThere are two further twin bedded rooms which share the family bathroom. The spacious sitting room has a log burning stove with leather sofas and is great room to relax and unwind after a day on the beach, walking or site seeing, also with Sony HIFI with integrated iPod docking system, and Sony 32 inch LCD TV and Blue Ray Player. There is a generous kitchen diner with fully fitted kitchen and seats 7 people in comfort.The private terrace overlooks the naturally spring fed duck pond and beautiful shared gardens. It is an ideal setting for al fresco dining with a picnic table and BBQ. Linen and towels are provided and are changed weekly. The property also offers ample parking for at least 3 cars.
|Further details outdoors|
Kingfisher Cottage has a large terrace at the front of the property with scenic views looking over the duck pond and the beautiful shared gardens. The cottage also has its own small garden with washing line.
Whatever the season, whatever the length of your stay, whether you come with family or friends or as a couple, you will find that the South Hams has something for everyone. This unique holiday destination is truly worthy of its national status as an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Offering over sixty miles of spectacular coast line, gently rolling hills, award winning sandy beaches, bustling towns and picturesque villages, tranquil river estuaries and all overlooked by the granite slopes of Dartmoor, what more could you possibly ask for?
And to top it all, South Devon enjoys one of the mildest climates in Britain protected as it is by Dartmoor National Park to the North and caressed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream to the South!
There are ample opportunities to walk, sail, surf, windsurf, fish, ride, golf etc. as virtually every sport and outdoor activity is well catered for.
Culture – art galleries and exhibitions; craft markets; open air theatre and amateur theatrical shows; live music – open air concerts on the band stand, choral concerts, barbershop, folk and popular artistes in many of the pubs.
Not forgetting the professional theatres in Torbay, Plymouth and Exeter.
Wildlife – in the estuary and and just out to sea, porpoises, dolphins and whales can often be seen, while unusually in October 2004 our very own seal pup was born in Hope Cove. The area is rich in birdlife including cirl bunting, egrets, peregrines, sparrowhawks and buzzards.
Gardens – tropical or English country; cliffside or woodland; riverside or formal; or a little on the wild side.
Attractions – farm animals to touch and feed; wild animals to wonder at – penguins and sea lions or tigers and snakes, fabulous fish or scary shark; steam trains or river boats; caves or water slides; model village or museum; vineyard or nightclub.
If you are visiting with the family, the wide array of family attractions and entertainment will not disappoint. Some of the family favourites include:
Travel gently back in time in a chocolate and cream Great Western Railway coach, pulled by a real steam engine and experience the best of unspoilt Devon on the South Devon Steam Railway (www.southdevonrailway.org). The line from Totnes to Buckfastleigh closely follows the banks of the River Dart. Whilst in Buckfastleigh a visit to the Butterfly Centre where you can see butterflies in tropical surroundings and the Otter Sanctuary (www.ottersandbutterflies.co.uk) where you can see otters swimming underwater are well worthwhile. If time permits, take a stroll into Buckfastleigh, the historic mill town, and visit Buckfast Abbey (www.buckfast.org.uk). Every Thursday (except Christmas and New Year weeks) Dart Farmers Market is held in Buckfastleigh Town Hall where you can buy a variety of fresh locally grown product available all year round.
Totnes is one of the oldest boroughs in England and is situated on the beautiful River Dart. Totnes Castle, built by Judhel, the Norman overlord of Totnes, has dominated the town for hundreds of years. From the top of the castle you can enjoy magnificent views.
For all you animal lovers, there is Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (opposite the South Devon Railway) with lots of animals to touch and feed. Animals include owls, goats, guinea pigs, lambs, red squirrels and rescued hedgehogs, amongst many others. There is a cafe for lunch or afternoon tea.
If the weather lets you down, why not visit China Blue (www.china-blue.co.uk), the ceramic studio, in Totnes. Either throw your very own masterpiece or choose from the fantastic range of pottery and paint your own design.
For more of an action packed day out, why not visit Woodlands Leisure Park (www.woodlandspark.com). There are plenty of rides for everyone. The Outdoor Zone boasts the biggest slides…the best rides. For those feeling less energetic, there is an Indoor Animal Centre, Falconry displays,