|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Iris is a converted barn located in beautiful grounds in the secluded hamlet of Stancombe. It comprises high quality self-catering accommodation with all the modern utilities including wifi, washing machine, dish washer, microwave etc.
Stancombe includes superb leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool (6m x 13m), recently renovated outdoor tennis court, snooker room with full sized table, games room with table tennis, billiards & darts & an outdoor children’s play area — or you could just wander around the beautiful grounds. Stancombe offers a delightful holiday, in all seasons.
Iris is a “topsy turvy” cottage comprising 3 bedrooms — 1 double ensuite on the ground floor and two twins with a shared bath/shower room on the lower ground floor. Living accommodation includes lounge / diner / kitchen on the ground floor.
There is a private courtyard at the back of the property whilst the front provides a wonderful view of South Devon countryside.
We are a family of four who have enjoyed many happy holidays in the area. We currently live and work in Bedfordshire but plan to spend as much time as we can at Iris cottage
Julian Baust purchased this cottage in 2013
We bought Iris to give us a home within the area that we have known and loved for over 50 years. The beauty of the South Hams is plain to all who visit, with it's rolling hills and fabulous coastline. Great for walks and for those who enjoy water sports and a range of other activities.
Stancombe is a wonderfully secluded, peaceful and calming place- but with lots of amenities and close to lots of wonderful countryside, beaches and eateries.
Had a fantastic few days over New Year in this very clean and well equipped cottage. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful and it's not far from the coast and it's beautiful beaches. We made use of the swimming pool and would liked to have used the tennis court and pitch and putt but the weather was too cold or wet. Would definitely recoomend staying here and would like to come again Thank you
Just arrived back from spending Easter weekend at the cottage. The grounds are pretty and well kept. Pool is wonderful. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. I would certainly recommend this property to our friends. Look forward to going again soon.
Beautifully located and presented cottage, within lovely, well tended gardens. Tastefully decorated with a well equipped kitchen.
Good quality furnishings with extremely comfortable beds.
Excellent indoor swimming pool, games room and all weather tennis court. Great WIFI connection too!
This property makes an excellent base for exploring all the wonderful beaches in the area as well as the very pretty local villages.
We would definitely recommend this cottage for a fun family holiday.
I arrived at Stancombe, Iris on a sunny saturday in october. We were in the cottage and unpacked within the same hour. The amazing facilities on site are a bonus along the side classic devon cottage. We had plenty of use out of both the tennis court and the swimming pool, we also enjoyed the golf course and snooker room. The amazing coastal walks were beautiful and we did many throughout our stay. I can safely say that my stay at Iris cottage was one of the most lovely, yet simple, holidays i've have experienced in an awfully long time. I hope to return in the future and I have recommended it to all of my friends and family as the perfect get away and a great holiday. I'd like to thank the owner, Alison for being so helpful and informative prior and following the stay.
I hope to be back in the near future.
We stayed at Iris Cottage the first week of November 2011. The cottage provides very comfortable, warm and homely accommodation with everything you need. The kitchen is well stocked, all the bedrooms are a good size and it's a bonus having two bathrooms. Stancombe itself is such a quiet, peaceful place, yet it offers great facilities such as pool, tennis court, snooker room which are in great condition. We went for some beautiful coastal walks, discovered lovely beaches and had some fantastic pub lunches. It was great to finish the day with a swim in the pool at Stancombe. Naturally it was very quiet when we were there in November but I can imagine it would offer an equally quiet and peaceful holiday in peak season as there is so much open space. Overall it was the perfect escape from every day life. I would definitely recommend Iris cottage to friends and family.
We have been to Stancombe several times, but this was our first visit to Iris. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The cottage was very comfortable. We didn't experience any damp problems in any of the bedrooms, but I understand the owners have put in a new ventilation system which appears to be working! Hoping to return for another visit next winter.
South Hams, in the south of Devon is famous for its beautiful unspoiled coastline and has the mildest year-round climate on mainland Britain. From Stancombe you are within easy reach of the dramatic granite slopes of Dartmoor, breath-taking countryside and spectacular coastline and beaches. Salcombe (10 miles) has many interesting shops and restaurants and is a designated area of natural beauty and the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve (3 miles) is the largest freshwater lake in South West England.
The naval town of Dartmouth (10 miles), famous for its castle and bustling harbour provides a wide range of independent shops and restaurants. The market towns of Kingsbridge (3 miles) and Totnes also provide excellent shops, restaurants and pubs.
For those interested in sports there is sailing, fishing,clay pigeon shooting,tennis,golf,swimming,sports/fitness center,horse riding,beaches and coastal paths to run. There are numerous activities for children including a woodland park and the famous zoo in Paignton
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Short breaks are available out of season - just email to inquire. Pets are welcome by agreement on booking.