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Perfect Family Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Idyllic family cottage with garden in South Hams 'chocolate box' village.

Navy House is a family holiday cottage on the edge of the idyllic South Hams village of Kingston, recently voted Calor 'Best Village in West England 2009'. The cottage retains many traditional features including a large inglenook fireplace with a log burner in the living room, exposed beams and a decorative open fireplace in the dining room. To the front of the cottage is a large garden offering plenty of space for BBQs and alfresco dining and for those days when you want a break from the beach.

The village is picturesque with thatched roofs and traditional architecture. At the heart of the village is a 16th century pub offering an 'Olde World' atmosphere and traditional ales. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the south coast and Dartmoor. The nearest beaches are Mothecombe, Wonwell Beach, Westcombe and Bigbury. The area offers a wealth of activities from walks, canoing, fishing, sailing, surfing, golf, shopping in Salcombe, Plymouth, Modbury and Kingsbridge, and great restaurants.

Navy House is let to sleep 6 people. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, and 1 twin room with bunk beds as well as the bathroom. Please be aware that one double room is connected with the bunk bed room, which means you have to walk through the double to get to the twin room. This is actually an ideal set up for parents and children, but might not suit groups of friends. Downstairs is another WC, the kitchen, the dining room and sitting room. The sitting room has a log burner. There is a large private garden. Bed linen can be provided, but guests need to provide their own towels.

The secluded and little known Westcombe Beaches are a 30 minute walk away, accessible by footpath. In the nearby village of Bigbury-on-Sea there is an 18 hole golf course and the famous Burgh Island Hotel.

Kingston is 20 miles from Plymouth and 10 miles from the A38. The nearest shops are in the village of Modbury, 4 miles away. There is an excellent 16th century pub in Kingston. Dartmoor is very close at hand and there are a variety of wonderful walks along the South Devon cliffs.

If you are more than 6 people in your party you might be interested in renting the next door property to Navy House as well - The Anchorage. This cottage is advertised on Owner's Direct, reference E13854.

More Details

Mrs Katie Carver
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • There is a bath with a Mira electrical shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - bunk bed
  • The cottage sleeps a maximum of 6 people. 2 double beds and one bunk bed. Travel cot and high chair available in the house.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests usually provide their own linen, but we can provide bedding at the following rates: King size duvet cover, sheet & pillow cases: £14 Single duvet cover, sheet & pillow cases: £11 Please note that towels cannot be provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Perfect Family Holiday Cottage
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Lovely cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've just come home from this lovely, lovely cottage. It is very quaint (like something out of a Jane Austen novel) and quirky. The room layout upstairs may not be for everyone but we were on our hols and wanted a change from the norm. It's in a fab position for daily excursions out to beaches and towns and because the weather was glorious, we still had time to sit in the sunny garden later on. Unfortunately the local pub had new owners the day we arrived so they weren't set up for food but we had a welcome drink. The kids loved the park up the hill. It's very well kept and my scooter dude son loved the deserted skate ramps.

I would definitely recommend a stay at Navy House. From beginning to end I've had prompt replies to my many queries and never once have I had a negative response.

Now I just have to convince my husband to make the journey from Cheshire next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Lovely cottage in quiet location, very near to pub

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week at Navy Cottage. The weather was kind, the house was cosy and the garden and location were great. There are beautiful walks down to the beach, the local pub - The Dolphin - was as friendly as ever.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Great cosy cottage with lovely large garden ideal for kids. Loved being able to walk to a pub with good food and just around the corner a lovely park for the kids. Not too far to go to some lovely beaches. Would not hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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cosy, comfortable cottage with a suntrap garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing week in a very nice, cosy and comfortable cottage with a suntrap of a garden. We loved the village and the Dolphin Inn - a very friendly pub with great food. The playground at the top of the hill was also great for the kids. A beautiful area with great walks from the door and attractive local villages & pubs, not to mention fabulous beaches.

Would highly recommend it for a family holiday.

Many thanks,

Paul C

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Another fabulous stay at Navy House

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage...missing the open fire already and the cosiness of the house!

Great location close to the gorgeous Bigbury beach. We also visited Kingsbridge with lots of delis, bakeries and quirky cafes...and the aquarium in Plymouth...and there is lots on our list for next time Totnes, Salcombe etc...

The cottage is private without being cut off, Kingston is a delightful village and the icing on the cake for us is the great playground 5 min walk from the house!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Two families with one toddler each could have been the holiday from hell but we had a fabulous time at Navy House...the house boasts a large secure garden with table & chairs for alfresco meals, a very comfortable living room with games, books, DVD player etc..., spacious bedrooms, a fully kitted kitchen etc.. all you need for a very comfortable stay in Devon!

Its location is IDEAL and really made the difference between a good holiday and a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
half term & early summer
27 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

During peak season rental period is from 4pm Saturday to 11am following Saturday. Outside peak season shorter rental periods and weekends are possible.

30% deposit at the time of booking. Final balance 6 weeks before arrival, together with security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Dolphin, Kingston
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bigbury on Sea
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Oyster Shack
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Various beaches nearby offering swimming, paddling, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding etc.; good pubs, beautiful walks both along the coast and on Dartmoor; tennis and leisure club in Ivybridge; 18 hole golf course at Bigbury; National Trust houses and gardens nearby. There are also numerous other South Hams attractions available to keep you busy during your stay!


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