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Delightful Devon cottage near Dartmouth and beach

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Dartmouth - Alice Cottage

3 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin), 1 bathroom, 1 shower-room, sleeps 6

The former home of author A.A. Milne's real life character Christopher Robin, this self-catering cottage is set in a picturesque valley, a 15-20 minute walk down a delightful lane from the famous Blackpool Sands beach with a top Blue Flag rating for water quality. Entrance hall. Ground floor. Double bedroom, en suite shower room, two twin bedrooms and bathroom. Staircase to well-equipped kitchen/diner with beamed archway to attractive sitting room, comfortably furnished. From sitting room french door to patio and BBQ area and 3/4 acre garden maintained as a wildlife garden carpeted with daffodils and bluebells in the spring. The cottage is a 10 minute drive from Dartmouth with its excellent shops, restaurants and galleries. Alice Cottage provides a wonderful location for a family holiday and is a truly romantic getaway .The nearest dining pub and shop are 3/4 mile away in Stoke Fleming. Nearby Dartmouth Golf & Country Club allows guests to use their leisure club (including indoor swimming pool) and two golf courses at a 25% discounted rate. Alice Cottage has wireless broadband.

Would appeal to nature lovers, artists, writers, and families with young children. Nearby Dartmouth has a world famous August regatta, music festival, cinema, excellent shops and restaurants, castle and pottery and tennis courts.

The nearest golf course is the Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, 4 miles from Dartmouth. Guests enjoy a 25% discount on green fees on the superb 18 hole 7,200 year championship course and the 9-hole Dartmouth Course. Special rates apply for the driving range.

There are a number of events staged in and around Dartmouth during the year. In 2016 the main events are:

May 13-15 Dart Music Festival (Dartmouth)

May 15-21 Devon County Show (Westpoint, Exeter)

May 27 - June 12 Dartmouth Galleries Festival (Dartmouth)

July 16-23 Kingsbridge Fair Week (Kingsbridge)

July 23-31 Torbay Carnival (Torbay)

July 26-30 Shakespear Week (Romeo & Juliet) Dartmouth

Aug 7-12 Salcombe Town Regatta (Salcombe)

Aug 7 South Devon Crab Festival (Dartmouth)

Aug 20-24 Torbay Royal Regatta (Torquay)

Aug 23-27 Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta (Dartmouth)

14-30 Oct Dartmouth Galleries Festival (Dartmouth)

21-23 Oct Food Festival (Dartmouth)

For a full list see www.bythedart.co.uk

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
John & Jennifer Gilbert
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes, we really enjoyed our week at Alice Cottage. You might like to know that we took our entire family of bears (including Winnie the Pooh), beavers, donkeys and assorted others (like Wol, Kanga & Roo and Eeyore). They have written about their holiday on our website which you might like to look at http://www.wolandfamily.org.uk/diary/:



"We have all been on holiday to Dartmouth. But most especially this was Winnie's holiday. We stayed in this marvellous place called Alice Cottage which is where Christopher Robin used to live. So Winnie took charge of the whole week - we went on trains and boats, visited an abbey, an otter sanctuary and a rare breeds farm and park where Wol met some owls. You can read about Alice Cottage here. Do book a holiday there - you will have a wonderful time. And have a look at the Diary page to see more of our photographs."





The garden is really beautiful - we had a reasonably sunny week but a bit cold so we didn't sit out as much as I would have liked but we did enjoy exploring it and trying to name all of the plants.



We found Brill Plaice and the Green Dragon to be really good eating places - we tried Deer Park but they had run out of food and could only offer snacks! The cafe at Blackpool Sands was excellent for breakfast. We were amused, though, to find no sand on the beach!



We are steam train enthusiasts and bought Jubilee Passes from the Dartmouth Steam Railway. For about £30 each we had train trips, river cruises, a sea cruise and bus rides worth over £120 each - as well as discounts on some other admission fees. I do suggest to anyone interested in steam, boats or scenery that it is a really good value purchase.



All in all we had a wonderful week - and Winnie will be talking about it at the Tedz Convention for many weeks to come.
May 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Delightful Devon cottage near Dartmouth and beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 31 reviews
Surrey England
5

Summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

The family and I went Alice Cottage last summer and although the weather could have been kinder we could not fault our accommodation. Alice Cottage is a beautifully appointed property with heaps of charm and character. The location of the cottage is great for exploring the South Hams district and is close to the beautiful beach at Blackpool Sands. I had many questions before our vacation and the owners were extremely helpful and understanding.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spotlessly clean, spacious, good location and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here in South Devon Very lucky with weather. Beautiful coast, rivers and countryside. We spent nearly all our time walking but there is a lot do do in this area. Cottage was easy for access to Dartmouth and both Dart and salcombe estuaries especially as the car and passenger ferries were both still frequent in September. Cottage was quiet , clean and well equipped, beds comfortable. The four stars instead of five was because the garden although large was really only practical for sitting in a small area at lunchtime as tree cover , steepness, meant not as welcoming am and pm in September. Tea, coffee milk and biscuits present on arrival was appreciated. We did think the cottage was good value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Attractive cottage, well equipped, distinctive garden

  • 4 of 5

Cottage worked well for our family.

Garden as described in the property details, proving a bit risky for our adventurous 5 year old lad!

Approach roads vary from narrow to very narrow, with few overtaking places.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect holiday cottage and gardens

  • 5 of 5

The photos really don't do this wonderful cottage and gardens justice!! Tucked away two minutes from the clear blue seas of Blackpool sands the cottage was clean, well appointed and the kids absolutely loved exploring the pathways that meander between the ferns and woodland within the grounds. The only advice that I can give is take "splasher shoes" for the kids as the beach is harsh on bare feet!!! Dartmouth is close by and is a more than charming seaside town, we were smitten!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in beautiful part of the country, accessed by two miles of

Single track roads. Enjoyed visiting the area, Dartmouth, Burgh island, salcombe.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful tranquil cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Alice cottage, very peaceful, all you can hear is birdsong! We loved the upside-down layout which gives such a lovely outlook onto the garden. The lane down to the beach is vey narrow and may be a problem for some but we loved it. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants absolute peace and quiet. (Vey limited mobile signal)!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stoke Fleming
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
M5 start
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stoke Fleming
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Blackpool Sands
Car: necessary

Alice Cottage is situated in South Devon in the picturesque South Hams in a valley, a 10 minute drive from Dartmouth with one of the finest natural harbours in England, and a short walk from Blackpool Sands beach and its amenities overlooking which you will find views rivalling those of the French Riviera. Nearby attractions include Dartmouth Castle, Britannia Royal Naval Collage, Greenway, former home of Agatha Christie with gardens overlooking the River Dart and Coleton Fishacre, a National Trust house and garden. For children we recommend Woodlands, a family theme park and the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway. Dartmouth hosts a music festival in early May and a food festival, in October. Its famous regatta is held at the end of August. The town has a cinema and theatre, craft shops, cafes and boutiques, including the Harbour Bookshop, once owned by Christopher Robin. Slapton Sands, with its D-Day connections and nature reserve, ideal for bird watching lies to the west.

Blackpool Sands beach is consistently ranked one of the UK's top beaches with an excellent café, shop and water sports equipment for hire.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dartmouth, South Hams

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£450
£825
 
 
Christmas / New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£825
 
 
Jan-mid Feb
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£450
£875
 
 
Feb half-term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£475
 
 
Early spring
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£450
£875
 
 
Pre-Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£575
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Late April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£575
 
 
Early May
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£595
 
 
Mid-May
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£460
for 4 nights
From
£115
£625
 
 
Spring bank holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£825
 
 
Late June- early July
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£925
 
 
Mid- July (1)
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£975
 
 
Mid-July (2)
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
High season
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
Late August
29 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
 
 
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Mid-September
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£725
 
 
Late Sept-mid Oct
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£575
 
 
October half-term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£675
 
 
Late autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£450
£875
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£825
 
 
New Year 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£825
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All prices are quoted for 7 nights (Sat-Fri). A deposit of 20% of the rental will be required for bookings more than 1 month away if booking direct with ourselves (25% if through HomeAway). Otherwise payment in full. Rental rate includes electricity May- September*. Towels and sheets can be ordered at a charge of £10 per person per week. . Towels and bed linen charged at full week rate. From October-April £50 electricity included in rental. Additional electricity used for payment by guests. A deposit of £50 per week taken to cover electricity.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dartmouth in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main bedroom E/s - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Alice Cottage has a main bathroom located on the ground floor with bath, handheld shower and toilet. The main bedroom has an en-suite toilet and shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , En suite WC/shower
    Twin Bedroom1 - 2 Single Bed
    Twin Bedroom2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, basin and wc. Two twin bedrooms one with combination TV/DVD player All the bedrooms are attractively furnished.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We would consider a longer term let from November -April

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