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Pearl River Cottage, South Devon

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage set within rural countryside and close to beaches.

Pearl River Cottage is a beautifully positioned retreat located in the heart of village life. Sleeps 4. The cottage is close to some of the best beaches in Devon and surrounding countryside.

Pearl River Cottage is a lovely character cottage offering a high standard interior with traditional features, a stone surround fire place, and wooden beamed ceilings. The cottage has recently benefitted from a new kitchen extension (2017) enabling a greater use of the living space. The two first floor bedrooms accommodate four guests whilst the open plan lounge area provides a homely feel for relaxing around, be it enjoying a meal or indulging in the entertainment provided.

To the rear of the cottage there is a private lawn garden complete with garden furniture and barbecue facilities providing a relaxed setting for dining al-fresco or simply unwinding in the tranquil surroundings.

Essential Information

Sleeps 4

Ideal for couples and small families

Pet friendly (at a small supplementary charge)

Self catering

Free, unlimited Wifi Internet

On street parking, often directly outside

No smoking


Lounge furnished with a sofa, arm chair, stone surround fire place and a lamp.

Features TV with Free sat, CD/DVD player with selection of DVDs & radio.

Dining area comprises wooden dining table and chairs.

Fully equipped newly designed kitchen (2017) comprising of an electric oven, hob, fridge freezer and washing machine.

Full range of utensils and accessories including a microwave, kettle, toaster and a cafeteria. Tea Towels provided.

Bedroom one

Located on the first floor and furnished with a double bed, bedside cabinets with matching lamps and a chair.

Bedroom two

Views to the rear garden.

Located on the first floor and furnished with bunk beds and bedside cabinet with a lamp.


Recently refurbished and redecorated, comprises of a shower cubicle, wc, wash basin, a mirror, shelving, storage unit and a heated towel rail.


Private garden with table, matching chairs and a parasol.

BBQ provided.

More Details

Jenna Franklin
Member since: 2013
Speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Jenna Franklin

Pearl River Cottage is a special place to stay. We specialise in making sure our guests have great holiday experiences. We’ve given much thought as to what we can offer guests as we know that slipping into our holidays is always much needed. We purchased Pearl River over 10 years ago as a peaceful and tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We both grew up in Devon and are very fond of the South Hams. Unfortunately we do not have the time to stay at Pearl River Cottage as often as we (or especially Bridgette, our Miniature Schnauzer) would like, which is why we make every effort to welcome you in the hope that you derive the same amount of pleasure from your stay as we do.

Jenna Franklin purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jenna Franklin chose Kingsbridge

Pearl River Cottage is a very cosy cottage. It originally belonged to the church in the village before becoming a privately owned property. It is located in a quiet setting yet is only minutes into Kingsbridge with access to all the local amenities, as well as a short drive to the South West coast and coastal path, which links to all the fantastic beaches in the surrounding area.

This area has many fond memories for the owners and given its location and affordability makes it an ideal holiday for couples and families or simply for those who just wants to get away from it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pearl River Cottage was like a home from home., everything we needed was there and more. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped for a relaxing holiday, It is situated in quiet spot, and close to all amenities. The welcome pack was very welcome, and it was lovely to return there after a day out and light the log fire and curl up with a glass of wine. We did eat out a few nights, but I couldn't pinpoint any restaurant having wow factor, lovely area to visit however and if we visit the area again I wouldn't hesitate to book Pearl River cottage.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Kingsbridge around the West Alvington

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • Comprises of a shower cubicle, wc, wash basin, a mirror, shelving, storage unit and a heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located on the first floor and furnished with a double bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Views to the rear garden and furnished with bunk beds.
  • Bedroom one Located on the first floor and furnished with a double bed, bedside cabinets with matching lamps and a chair. Bedroom two Views to the rear garden. Located on the first floor and furnished with bunk beds and bedside cabinet with a lamp.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Pearl River Cottage, South Devon
average rating of 4.266667 based on 22 reviews

Heavenly homely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely lovely.Very well equipped and thorough attention to detail in the kitchen area and the little touches to make it very dog friendly. The kitchen is very beautiful a joy to be in. The 2nd bedroom needs a little more character. The location is great, just a short walk into Kingsbridge. It was a wonderful relaxing homely environment to spend our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cute, cosy cottage with great shower and comfy bed.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Pearl River Cottage. We were central for exploring the beautiful surrounding beaches and countryside and for crabbing in Kingsbridge. The cottage was perfect for my husband, myself and our 8 year old son. The cottage was very clean with a great shower, lovely new kitchen and very comfortable bed. Would highly recommend it and may well be back. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, lot smaller than I thought it would be.

  • 3 of 5

The property was smaller than I thought, but was manageable for us. Didn't realise pets were allowed, if I knew that I wouldn't have booked, but that was my mistake. It was clean enough, but places like on top of bed frame were dusty. Our bed was very comfy, but the kids bunk bed was terrible. There was springs poking out everywhere, even my 2 year old said it was uncomfortable. And every time my daughter moved on top bunk it squeaked loud. Maybe time to replace. There was a lovely welcome basket when we arrived which I thought was really nice. Other than the things mentioned it was a really lovely stay. And a very cosy cottage! If it wasn't for pets,I would've definitely returned.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. We visited the cottage ourselves last weekend and noticed that the single beds were indeed uncomfortable, thank you for pointing this out, they will be replaced for next season. We also conducted a spring clean and can assure you that the cottage is looking spotless! We are about to extend the cottage (starting 1st October) so there will be a new kitchen and dining area at the rear of the property and new floors throughout the ground floor making it much more spacious! We're glad you had a good stay overall and with the changes being made, we do hope that this would encourage you to come and visit us next year.
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A nice pit stop for a lovely holiday in Devon

  • 3 of 5

Overal the property was nice. We didn't realise the owners allowed pets although I see it does say, I don't think we would have booked as the downstairs did smell a little of dogs? Overall the property was clean in the areas used but finer points of dusting books on stairs lights and ceiling had been missed and by the looks of it for sometime. Hoovering wasn't good. The description of the property I feel needs updating I wouldn't say it's accurate to now? For example the bathroom being recently decorated?

We did have a lovely stay though and although I have made the above points when staying in a holiday house your not there much and it was perfectly fine for our stay. Thank you for the cake very yummy.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liane, thank you for your response. We do advertise that pets are welcome and the carpets are cleaned on a regular basis to reflect this. It was unfortunate that you detected a smell and only brought it to our attention the day before leaving the cottage, which I instantly acted upon by ensuring that the carpets were cleaned the very next morning. If only you'd let us know sooner, we could have resolved this for you. As for the bathroom, it was freshly painted in March of this year and as with all old cottages, they are traditional properties (i.e. not clean lines) yet we strive to retain a high level of cleanliness and overall we do our level best to make the cottage and our guests' holidays as enjoyable as possible and our apologies that we were unable to meet all of your specific requirements on this occasion.
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Top-renoviertes Haus in Kingsbridge

  • 4 of 5

Das modern und frisch eingerichtete Reihenmittelhaus bietet alle Annehmlichkeiten für einen wunderschönen Urlaub: moderne Küchenzeile, gemütliche Sofaecke mit Kaminfeuer und DVD, sehr gut funktionierendes Wifi, ganz neues Duschbad, bequeme Betten in hellen Zimmern. Kingsbridge-Zentrum mit Kino und vielen Geschäften ist zu Fuß zu erreichen, zur spektakulären Küste fährt man mit dem Auto 20 Minuten. Das Haus ist der ideale Ausgangspunkt für viele interessante Ausflüge in die Umgebung.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. Very pleased to hear that you had such a good stay. English translation of review: "The modern and fresh decorated Reihenmittelhaus offers all the amenities for a wonderful vacation : modern kitchen , cozy lounge area with fireplace and DVD, very well functioning Wifi , brand new bathroom , comfortable beds in bright rooms. Kingsbridge center with cinema and many shops can be reached on foot, to the spectacular coast you drive by car 20 minutes. The house is the ideal starting point for many interesting excursions in the area."
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A week in Kingsbridge

  • 4 of 5

Pearl River Cottge is a delight to stay in,and we must say very well equipped. If we have to make one comment it is a little more information on the centrel heating. A little hot at night.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will of course look to provide guests with some information on the central heating system going forward.
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Nearest Airport
43.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Ring O'Bells
Nearest Ferry
19.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Thurlestone Golf Club
Nearest Train
13.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ring O'Bells
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
South Milton Sands
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65
Pet Fee £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.