We stayed at Pearl River Cottage for a week in early June and had a wonderful time, not least because we were graced with great weather. The cottage is located on a small residential road in West Alvington, away from the main A381 through the village. Parking is available on street opposite the property, but we chose to park at the end of the road where there is a larger parking area and turning circle. The key is stored in a little combination lock box by the front door.
Inside, the cottage was immaculately clean with everything necessary for a week's stay - utensils, basic store cupboard items, games, books etc etc. Bedding and towels are provided but we took our own beach towels for the seaside. A lovely touch is a welcome basket including bread, jam, cake, milk, butter, orange juice and a local paper. Downstairs is just one room with the kitchen and lounge being open plan. The small dining table is by the front window. There is a sofa and separate armchair
The garden is accessed via a communal path and a couple of steps shared with the neighbouring property (including a vocal spaniel!). We did have to dodge some "little deposits" left by the neighbours dog a few times. The garden itself has substantial fencing for privacy and is mostly grassed with a gravel seating area including barbecue. We breakfasted in the garden most mornings, and had two lovely barbecues. Charcoal is provided but as we used quite a bit we bought another bag for the next holidaymakers.
Upstairs there are three rooms off the small landing area. The double bedroom is a lovely light room at the front of the house. The bathroom is narrow with a shower cubicle at the end. At the back is the small second bedroom with bunk beds but we just used this to store our clothes and suitcases in.
Given the limited space I do think the cottage is most suited to a couple or perhaps a couple with one young child as it would be quite a squeeze with any more than that. We found the dining table small and with only two chairs it is difficult to realistically see how you could fit four people round it! …
Lovely comfortable cottage
Used as a weekend base when we came down to run an Ultramarathon. Everything you need is here from washing machine to DVD collection and a wood burner. Beautiful place and the owners were flexible and accommodating. …
Bluebell, immaculate 1 bed apt in the South Hams
A very pleasant stay
Very pleasant stay, apartment was clean and easy to find. The snooker room and pool onsite were also clean and well kept, enjoyed using both of them on a daily basis.
We could of used a bit more hot water in the evening for a shower after swimming or a hot sticky day. but hot water was plentiful in the morning, enough for two long showers.
Was a fantastic base for exploring Kingsbridge and the nearby area. Would love to come back for another visit in the future. …