Relax and unwind in these newly refurbished characterful cottages, situated in a quintessential Devon village. Kingston, just a short walk from Wonwell Beach and the stunning Erme Estuary, is a sought after village in the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is a thriving community with a pub, church, recreation park and village hall, all within walking distance of the cottage. The neighbouring village of Ringmore (a 35 minute walk) has the Journey's End Inn, an award winning pub, offering real ale and excellent food.
Nearby is the magnificent South West coastline, offering fine coastal walks, beaches and coves, with sailing at Salcombe and Newton Ferrers. 18 hole golf courses are available at Thurlestone and Bigbury, and Dartmoor National Park is within easy reach to the North. Indoor and outdoor tennis is available at the local towns of Ivybridge and Kingsbridge with water sports facilities and lessons at Kingsbridge, Bigbury on Sea, Salcombe and Bantham, all within a 20 minute drive. The Erme estuary is ideal for paddle boarding.
The picturesque Georgian town of Modbury is only 3 miles away. Some two hundred years ago it was extremely prosperous being the local market town and a centre for the wool trade. Today there is a good range of local shops including a butcher, baker, grocers, hardware store, chemist, delicatessen and a number of gift and antique shops. The larger town of Kingsbridge, offering a greater and wider range of recreation and commercial facilities, is approximately 8 miles away.
Rambling Rose cottage has its own entrance and private secluded garden with dining area for 8 people. This is accessed across the terrace reserved for Clematis Cottage. Located in a conservation area, the gardens are full of interesting plants and trees with several seating areas. Steeped in history, the cottages were originally a potters and fisherman’s cottages and include Kingston’s last remaining donkey house! (No donkey now!). Booked as a whole, the two cottages will sleep 11, linking the two through a secure lockable secret door.
Rambling Rose Cottage, is a charming old cottage with its own private secluded garden, patio with table/chairs and a brick-built barbecue. The entrance to the cottage is via a little footpath and stable door to a utility room with a washing machine, which leads through to the beamed dining room with original (ornamental) fireplace. Steps lead down to smart fitted kitchen with integrated dishwasher, freezer and larder fridge. The kitchen has a the 'secret' (lockable) door leading to the other cottage and has a glazed front porch to the terrace providing access to the enclosed private garden. The pretty living room has a wood burner and Smart TV. The stairs from here lead to two bedrooms – a double room with a king sized bed and a twin room with additional guest bed. The twin beds may be zipped together to create a super king size bed if required. These rooms share a bathroom suite, with a shower over the bath.
The second set of stairs leads from the dining room to a double (5' bed) en suite bedroom with an old, polished wide planked floor and panelling made from local shipwreck timbers.
Quality linen, towels, electricity and heating costs are included, together with one nights supply of logs. Eco friendly cleaning products are provided for your use at the cottage, including dishwasher tablets. Tesco, Sainsbury and Waitrose deliver groceries to the cottage. Please feel free to arrange a delivery from 11am on the day of your arrival but please let me know in advance and I will arrange for frozen and fresh products to be put away for you. Private catering, baby sitting and dog walking is also available by arrangement. The cottage has a good broadband internet connection and private parking off the public road, within the grounds of the property. Additional parking or boat store is available at our own home a 15 minute walk away. Please note, smoking is strictly forbitten in this property and the grounds. Lockable storage is available for bikes and beach equipment. Due to the rambling nature of the cottages and steep stairs, the property is not suitable for very young children or people with mobility limitations. Dogs are welcome by arrangement at £25 per dog per stay. The area is incredibly dog friendly with our local beaches and pubs welcoming dogs throughout the year. Rambling Rose cottage is very old and some of the doorways are small - just a note of caution for taller guests!
Check in time is from 4.30pm, but you are welcome to drop off luggage from 11am and ask if an earlier check in time is possible. Check out time is by 11.00am prompt please.
Whilst a minimum 7 night stay is stated, shorter breaks are accepted out of peak season on a pro rata basis. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
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