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Spacious 18C cottage close to Kingsbridge and the Salcombe estuary

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for walkers, surfers, sailors, golfers, or just plain sitting around

Grade 2 listed cottage sleeps 6+ in the centre of a lively South Hams village, 4 miles North of Kingsbridge. The Old School House retains its original features and character, offering space, warmth and comfort throughout the year.

The Old School House is in the centre of Loddiswell, but enjoys views over the surrounding countryside. We are within minutes of the village SHOP open 7-9, Post Office and the Loddiswell Inn.

• Walled garden overlooking the church: BBQ and dining patio

• Large living dining room (5*4m) with open fireplace,

• Snug sitting room with wood burning stove TV/DVD

• Fully equipped kitchen/diner with modern range cooker, microwave

• Separate kitchen extension with fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer.

• Fibre Optic WIFI, Smart TV, Google Chromecast, Jongo Bluetooth

• Double bedroom, 2 twins, and fourth walk though room with bunks

• 2 Bathrooms: Upstairs bath/shower/WC, and downstairs shower and WC

• Off street parking

Well behaved dogs welcome by agreement

More Details

Mr Robin Ritchie
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Mr Robin Ritchie

We bought the Old School House when our youngest daughter was 10. She and her friends enjoyed many happy summers sailing and crabbing. Now our kids come with their friends, and our grandchildren! We love the walks from the house along the river Avon, and easy access to the coast and to Dartmoor.

Mr Robin Ritchie purchased this house in 1999

Why Mr Robin Ritchie chose Kingsbridge

The house feels warm all the year round- and comfortable rain or shine, whether you are a couple or a larger group, The village is friendly, the atmosphere VERY relaxed.

What makes this house unique

Log fires, Cosy kitchen, 3 centuries of history: the local schoolmaster lived here. 20 mins to anywhere in the South hams!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely week in Devon in such a beautiful cottage. Thank youx
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingsbridge in Loddiswell

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main - 1 Double Bed
    Twin 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Twin 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bunks - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Access to main bedroom through bunk bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious 18C cottage close to Kingsbridge and the Salcombe estuary
average rating of 4.714286 based on 26 reviews

Fantastic cottage, well equipped, comfortable and an amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a place, amazing cottage fantastic location. Quiet village, friendly people and any issues the owner replied quickly and sorted. Cottage with the log fires was fantastic great place to explore this part of the country. The cottage was both comfortable and well equipped and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from this gorgeous cottage. It's chic but cosy inside and extremely comfortable. It feels like a real home from home. Loddiswell is perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful South Hams area - Bantham Beach is a real gem and only a few miles away. Would definitely recommend. We were 5 adults and two small children.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for exploring the South Hams

  • 5 of 5

The Old School House is a lovely, homely house in a great location for exploring the area - beautiful beaches of Salcombe, Hope Cove, Bigbury-on-Sea, trips to Dartmoor, and for those with children - Woodlands Leisure Park which our two loved! There is a local shop in the village and a lovely Farm Shop just a mile or so along the main road towards Kingsbridge. The house is well equipped for a family stay with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher etc but also indoor and outdoor games, BBQ, buckets and spades, DVDs. It is spacious, clean, is obviously well loved and cared for and is full of character. I would not hesitate to recommend the house to other young families. The house is located on a main road, however once the garden gates were bolted, we had no cause for concern that our little ones were in any danger. Robin who owns the house was very helpful. He even phoned during our stay to make sure everything was OK (which it was!) The AGA took a little getting used to, but this only added to the fun of the holiday. We would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura for such a great write up.I'm glad you enjoyed your week and found all the games and the videos which have been enjoyed by our kids and now our grandchildren! Hope to see you again on another occasion.
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Old School House in Loddiswell. The cottage is beautifully decorated, very well-equipped and had ample space for our group (six adults and two children). The village itself has a small supermarket, pub, nice (dog-friendly!) walks and lots of amenities a very short drive away - especially a couple of lovely little farm shops and cafes, as well as bigger supermarkets etc in nearby Kingsbridge. It is also perfectly situated to explore the area, such as Salcombe and a number of beautiful beaches. The owner, Robin, was extremely friendly and communication could not have been easier. We hope to return again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate for such a great review. We hope to see you back again before too long. R
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August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic break at the old school house. 4 Adults and 4 children all of which 5 and under stayed in the cottage. Plenty of room for the children to play in the garden and the house. A well equipped kitchen and a lovely AGA to cook on was great. All able to sit around the dinner table for a meal is also a bonus in holiday rentals. The house is in a perfect location for trips all over the local area. We didn't travel more than 45 mins frrom the house which is great with kids in the car. I have never gone back to a holiday rental as there is always something wrong with the house but i have already booked for 2015....

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful family holiday at the Old School House . The house is ideally situated for trips to Hope Cove , Salcombe , Bigbury and Bantham . The house was nice and clean on arrival and well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. We would highly recommend The Old School House to family and friends .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Loddiswell Inn
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Oyster Shack
Nearest Ski
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended

Spacious 18C cottage sleeps 8 in village location close to Kingsbridge and the Salcombe estuary

Comfort, character, and outstanding natural the heart of The South Hams in Devon

• Spectacular walks from the house, up and down the river Avon, and through the surrounding countryside designated of Outstanding Natural Beauty. SW coastal path is a short drive away.

• Located in the centre of the South Hams, Loddiswell offers access to the breathtaking beauty of Dartmoor, and the beaches of Bantham and Thurlestone. Market towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Modbury less than 30 mins drive

• Surfing at Bantham. Sailing, canoeing and water sports in the Salcombe harbour and estuary and at Bantham. Golf at Bigbury, Thurlestone and Dartmouth. Grass court Tennis at Thurlestone and Avonwick

• Amenities within walking distance include shop (7am-9pm), Post office, Garden centre with award winning deli/cafe, and Loddiswell Inn.

• The South Hams has become a gastronomic destination in its own right, and local producers feature prominently in our shops and restaurants. The farmers market in Kingsbridge and the famous Totnes market are a must.

• The South Hams boasts a growing number of resident artists and artisans, and there are regular exhibitions and events throughout the year


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer holiday
21 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Sept/ October
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct Half term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £50

SATURDAY changeover: We can be flexible out of season so please ask!
LINEN, LOGS, WI FI included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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