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Plumb Corner 3 bedroom comfortable spacious house near pretty villages

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Kingsteignton - Perfect Base For Dartmoor National Park, Teignmouth, Paignton, Torquay, Dawlish, Golf Course 10 Min

An attractive detached property providing easy access to all the coastal resorts from Teigmouth and Dawlish to Torquay and the perfect base for exploring Dartmoor National Park. Wifi available. Two of the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms are on the ground floor, ideal for our less mobile visitors. 2 single beds with an ensuite upstairs. Local attractions include walking distance to Newton Abbot Race Course, the River Dart Country Park, South Devon Railway in Totnes and Paignton, Stove Golf Course, and the small fishing village of Shaldon with spectacular views over the River Teign. There are many pretty villages in the area with good pubs serving excellent food. The house is just an up-hill stroll from the village of Kingsteignton which has local shops, pubs, small Tesco and a petrol garage. The market town of Newton Abbot is a 10 minute drive and historic Exeter and Plymouth are 25 minutes away.

Charlotte Ward
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Charlotte Ward

I live in Kent but have been travelling down to Devon for the last 30 years to visit family. I have owned Plumb Corner for over 15 years and often visit for time out! It's a very restful house.

Although I'm not on the spot, Plumb Corner has it's own caretaker who lives 5 minutes away and is available to help with any queries or problems.

Charlotte Ward purchased this house in 1993

Why Charlotte Ward chose Kingsteignton

Plumb Corner is just off the A381, on top of a hill and a short walk down the hill brings you to the village of Kingsteignton. It's a busy, pretty village with a lovely church, 3 pubs, a small Tesco and garage.

The Dartmoors - with all they have to offer, the seaside town of Teignmouth and the fishing village of Shaldon are all within 20 minutes drive. Slightly further afield are Torquay, Paignton and the historic towns of Plymouth and Exeter.

What makes this house unique

2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom are on the ground floor. There is a spacious enclosed garden with fruit trees. Large kitchen/diner so all the family can eat together. Bus services run from Plumb Corner to Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton and Exeter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Plumb Corner was ideal for my family and 2 children who loved the upstairs room with their own bathroom and a lovely view. It is a really comfortable place to stay with lots of room. We loved popping to Shaldon and Teignmouth. On some days we travelled a bit further and did some gorgeous walks in Dartmoor. Its a great place to stay if you want a bit of beach and a bit of Dartmoor because its so easy to get to both.
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingsteignton in Kingsteignton

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ground Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    First Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 3 - Toilet , This is next to the utility room at the rear of the house.
  • Newly decorated bathroom on ground floor with bath, shower, basin and wc - all ideal for our less mobile visitors. On the first floor there is a new ensuite shower room which includes shower, basin and wc. 3rd WC adjacent to the utility room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Ground Floor Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is the blue bedroom in the photos.
    Ground Floor Second Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This is the yellow bedroom in the photos.
    First Floor Attic Ensuite Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This is now 2 single beds, not a bunk bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king-size bed Bedroom 2 double and single bed. Upstairs bedroom 3 with two single beds and ensuite. All scrupulously clean, well maintained, ample storage, centrally heated with bedside tables and lights, wardrobes and chest of drawers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Ground floor: entrance to the house is through the spacious Sun Room with comfortable chairs - just the place to watch the sun go down! From the large hall there are 2 bedrooms; 1 king-size bedded room and 1 family room with a double bed and a single bed. The sitting room (with cable TV) looks out over the front garden and sliding doors open into the dining room. French windows lead out onto the patio and large back garden. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom (with bath, basin and shower) and separate WC. The spacious kitchen at the rear of the house, with large kitchen table, overlooks the back garden. Leading off the kitchen is a utility room housing the washing machine, tumble drier, garden sink and separate WC; the door from the scullery leads to the garden. The house is centrally heated throughout. First floor: light, airy upstairs bedroom with 2 single beds - an ideal bedroom for children. New shower room with basin and WC. Outside: There are gardens on 3-sides of the house which include large lawns, fruit trees and flower beds. The rear garden can be made secure for small children and there is some garden play equipment. There's parking for 3 cars in the drive. The patio has garden furniture and can be accessed from both the Dining Room and the Utility Room. Outside lights are provided in the back gardens and drive. Utility Room: Airy room with 2 windows and door leading out to garden. Washing machine, tumble dryer, separate WC and large sink. Cupboard housing brooms, cleaning materials, etc. and garden umbrella. Also a ceiling pulley clothes airer - ideal for drying beach towels. Cleaning, Towels and Linen are included. This includes under sheet, duvet cover, 2 pillowcases, bath towel & hand towel - or you can bring your own. Property is cleaned weekly. Plumb Corner's caretaker lives 5 minutes from the house and is easily contacted. Other: There is a pretty sun room at the front of the property which is lovely place to sit and relax. It is nicely decorated and has a sofa and comfortable chairs. The under-stairs cupboard stores the cot, high chair and ironing board and iron.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Plumb Corner 3 bedroom comfortable spacious house near pretty villages
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Perfect! Charming and relaxing, ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally located as a base for "day-tripping" around the south Devon coast. On arrival, our first impression was one of delight and as we explored the house, we were amazed at how everything was catered for...There was absolutely nothing that wasn't provided. Mrs Ward was a pleasure to deal with and went out of her way to ensure that our stay was a memorable one. In the entrance hall, there is a plethora of information for day trips and activities etc. - we would DEFINATELY recommend doing the Round Robin bus, boat and train day. Plumb Corner is a traditionally styled dormer bungalow and it is one of the most family friendly holiday homes we have seen. The bathrooms were clean and fresh and the bedrooms were roomy with plenty of storage. The dormer bedroom is a little small, but has it's own bathroom and my teenage daughter loved having her "bedsit" upstairs away from everyone. In short, Plumb Corner and Mrs Ward made our week in Devon memorably pleasant and we would all absolutely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind review. We do try our best to make sure the house has everything a guest might need. We always stay there a few times a year ourselves, so of course we want it to be lovely! We hope you stay at Plumb Corner again.
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Plumb corner is an excellent place to stay in kingsteignton. It is clean comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the house before and yet again it didn't disappoint us. It was warm and very comfortable and met all our needs. It is in an ideal situation to go to anywhere in South Devon and only took us just over the hour to visit Cornwall. We loved every miniute our stay and hope to return in 2018

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Plumb corner. It was big enough for our whole family and we even had space for additional family members round for dinner!! Kitted out with everything that we needed, we had a great stay!! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a lovely stay at Plumb Corner. We try very hard to make sure the house is comfortable for all our guests - you are on holiday after all! We'd love to have you back if you'd like to stay again. Thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy, we really appreciate it. Best wishes, Charlotte.
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lovely relaxing holiday in a good comfy house. had everything we needed. would recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

There was just the two of us so had plenty of room. Did not use upstairs at all. Despite the weather we were easily able to get to our walking destinations due to good road networks. Likewise with visiting the many National Trust properties. We cooked most nights. The only thing that would have been useful is a steamer to fit over the large saucepan to steam our vegetables. Bed was comfy. Shower good. What more can you ask for. Would like to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a lovely holiday. It is certainly a priority of ours to make the house, and the beds, as comfortable as possible. We stay there ourselves whenever we get a chance so the house is very well equipped, and we will make sure we get a steamer to fit over a saucepan - a very good idea! We would love to welcome you back again. Thank you for leaving the house so clean - very kind of you.
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Great house, well equipped, good location, suited us!

  • 5 of 5

Our mother is in her 80's and uses a wheelchair and walking frame, so we needed a property with a bedroom and bathroom facilities on the ground floor. This property fitted the bill perfectly, with 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs plus a twin room, shower and toilet upstairs. Spacious kitchen diner and living rooms were cozy. Property is ideally situated if, like us, you want a base from which to explore the delights that Devon has to offer. We had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Lovely spacious house, but needs a good clean regards dusting, cobwebs and spiders in almost every room. Went to plug in my hair dryer between the wall and dressing table and found cobwebs and two spiders. Opened the landing skylight to get a breeze and masses of cobwebs. Shifted the microwave and bread bin and there were bits everywhere. Grime around the kitchen taps. With a four and a half star rating everything should be spotless. We have found this situation before when the owner lives elsewhere and has a cleaner. The bath sheets were rough, but the normal size towels were fluffy and soft. If

these things were attended to we would stay there again as everything

else is good.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, We really appreciate your feedback, and we'll make sure the house gets a thorough dusting before our next guests. Its always good to know if there are any issues as we want everyone to enjoy their holiday and really hope they have happy memories of their stay. It is true we live in Kent so don't get to Plumb Corner as often as we would like, but our caretaker is only round the corner and she is there very often making sure the maintenance is kept up. We will speak to her immediately to make sure this is sorted out. We hope that we may be welcoming you back to our holiday home in the future. Best Wishes, Charlotte
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Car: recommended


Fabulous coastlines and golden sandy beaches - not to menton more than its fair share of sunshine - combine to make Devon a perennial favourite among holidaymakers. Often overlooked, East Devon is a land of rolling, wooded hills and valleys and the the most impressive beaches. Driving times to: Teignmouth beach - 10 minutes. Shaldon beach - 15 minutes. Paignton beach 20 minutes - Torquay beach 20 minutes.


Nearest airport is Exeter. Ports: Plymouth is 30 miles. A car would be useful - however, there are good regular bus services nearby going to Torquay (20 mins), Exeter (30 mins) Newton Abbott (10 mins).


A steep uphill stroll from the village of Kingsteignton which has local shops and pubs. The bustling market town of Newton Abbot (Market Day is Wednesday) is a 10 min drive and Torquay and the beautiful Babbacombe coastline is a 20 min drive. Kingsteignton is just outside Newton Abbot and Dartmoor, with its high granite tors and beautiful wooded valleys of the Teign, Bovey and Dart rivers is within 20 minutes drive of the house.

Further Details:

Local attractions include Dartmoor National Park, the River Dart Country Park, South Devon Railway and the beautiful river trip to Dartmouth from Totnes, and the picturesque village of Shaldon with many pubs and restaurants. Torquay and the "English Riviera" is 20 minutes drive from the house although it's just as easy to get the 'country bus' just outside Plumb Corner to Torquay and, after an afternoon shopping or an evening night clubbing, get a taxi back to the house. You will be surprised by the continental atmosphere of this stretch of coastline, with its 18 beaches and secluded coves. The mild climate and luxuriant, sub-tropical vegetation, together with all the amenities and facilities you would expect, make this a superb place to visit.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday - but this is negotiable. Particularly out of the high season. Arrival time: after 3pm. Departure time: 10am.

Notes on prices:
Short 3 night breaks may be available on request.

Bed linen and towels are NOT included but can be provided on request for £15 per person. Duvets and pillows are of course provided, so if visitors wish to bring their own linen that's fine.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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