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Peaceful detached cottage with indoor pool, tennis court, snooker room and more

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This property is on the market so we may not be taking bookings for 2019

Marigold is a detached stone cottage full of character which is situated on a large country estate converted from an old cider farm. There is a selection of great sandy beaches all approx. 15-20minutes away, (eg Bantham, Mill Bay (Salcombe), Thurlston). Slapton Sands (a scenic pebble beach) can be reached within 10mins by car.

The property is beautifully presented throughout with its own private walled garden. In the lounge space there is a wood-burning stove - particularly cosy in the cooler evenings - sofas and an armchair, flat screen TV, DVD player and WiFi. Outside there is a private garden perfect for a BBQ, game of boules or a gin and tonic.

In bedroom 1 there is a super king sized bed (6ft) and bedroom 3 has a king sized bed (5ft)

The magnificent South Hams coastline with its rugged headlands and superb beaches is only a short distance away.

Sailing and water sports are found in the harbour towns of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth and there are 18 hole golf courses at the coastal villages of Thurlestone and Bigbury, flanking the mouth of the River Avon and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club near the Naval town of Dartmouth.

Stancombe is situated in a rural setting about 2 miles from Frogmore where there is a shop, bakery, post office, public house and a creek with access to the Salcombe estuary.

The town of Kingsbridge is about 4 miles with an extensive range of recreational and shopping.

Beaches, crabbing, rockpooling, sailing, horse riding, kite flying, canoing etc can be found within easy reach.

More Details

Property Manager
Louise Salmon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Louise Salmon

We have 3 small children and live in Oxfordshire and have been coming down to South Devon for many years. We fell in love with Marigold Cottage and it is a perfect place to relax

Louise Salmon purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Louise Salmon chose Kingsbridge

It has the swimming pool, play room, tennis court and other facilities that suit our family if it is raining or sunshine, as well as the private enclosed garden. The beaches and pubs are only a short drive away. Marigold has created a lot of happiness and laughter for us. Sometimes things may not work but please let us know.

What makes this cottage unique

Just full of happiness and special to us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Frogmore and Sherford

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1. Tiled floor and wall, sink,wc and bath with shower over En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2. Tiled floor and wall, sink,wc and bath with shower over 3rd Bathroom adjoining room 3 with tiled floor and wall, sink, wc and bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus cot. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Superking bed (6ft) with ensuite. Walk in dressing cupboard. Room for cot or extra matress Bedroom 2 twin beds and ensuite. Room for cot or extra matress Bedroom 3 King sized bed with bathroom Bedroom 4 small bunk room (limited storage space and only suitable for children or small adults)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved dogs maybe accepted by prior consent. Only guests stated on the booking form are accepted, any additional guests must be by consent of the owners. Pets are welcome but only by approval at time of booking. We welcome you to Marigold Cottage, please enjoy and respect her and have fun and replace any items you use eg charcoal, wood, soap, crab lines, etc. N.B Most companies selling bunk beds recommend children under six should not sleep in the top bunk, we are happy to put an extra mattress in one of the bedrooms. Outside: Outside there is a private garden with BBQ and seating. The communal area includes An indoor heated swimming pool year round Full size wood panelled snooker room Large children’s games/playroom Tennis court Pitch and putt and outdoor play area Utility Room: Washing machine and additional fridge with small freezer compartment Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, bed linen, tea towls, oven gloves and bath mats are included. Bath and hand towels can be provided at a charge. Full use of the indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, snooker room and play room and pitch and put are all included.


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Peaceful detached cottage with indoor pool, tennis court, snooker room and more
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful holiday at Marigold Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Marigold Cottage for a week in June 2017 with 5 other adults. The cottage was spacious, well equipped and clean. The beds were lovely and the garden private and sun drenched with pretty shrubs. The whole complex of Stancombe Manor was amazing with a warm and well maintained indoor pool, great tennis court and snooker table plus table tennis, table football and pool. We made full use of these facilities morning and evening and I walked my dog each morning along the footpath to Sherford village with its lovely old church. The location of Stancombe Manor means it is very peaceful but accessible to the rest of South Devon and beyond. I would thoroughly recommend Marigold Cottage to others and was sorry to leave after a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and Marigold will welcome you back anytime!
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aurora, ontario, canada

Marigold Cottage: wonderful surprise, very comfortable, peaceful, pastoral delight and good location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was in the first week of July during glorious warm weather. We had daily trips to the shore and seaside towns. The selection of local cuisine was always delicious served by skilled and entertaining local staff in interesting pubs and other venues. Our favourite was the Globe Inn. We had no difficulty in finding groceries close by. Marigold cottage was a wonderful surprise. The stone exterior was hiding an interior of warm wood and gently soothing decor.The cottage (house) was very comfortable with all the luxuries we could have possibly needed. The kitchen was very well appointed with small appliances, utensils, dishes - a surprise.We loved the open plan of the main floor which encouraged us to prepare our meals together, linger long after meals chatting at the table. TV with choices was a bonus. We all had nights of comfortable refreshing sleep in the great beds. We enjoyed the walled garden every day chatting, sipping and watching birds and flowers. The grounds were welcoming for short walks. one of our party found your pool a gift as she is a life guard at 75 years. By the end of our stay, the back seat passengers almost recognized the route to and from the Marigold.

Thank you for your gracious handling of our misinterpretation of the discharge date. We had a wonderful experience for a week at Marigold Cottage and would not hesitate to come again or recommend to our friends and family.

As you know, we live in Canada but we were born in England. Marigold was better than my imagination of a country cottage. We have a "cottage" in Muskoka, Ontario. It is actually a cabin which over 50 years has evolved from rustic bare essentials to electricity, amenities

and even TV and a luxury a screened porch. You can see why we found Marigold to be such a delightful contrast. Thank you again Louise.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review and so glad you enjoyed Marigold. You are welcome back anytime louise
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Lovely setting for a family break

  • 4 of 5

As we were 3 generations staying at Marigold Cottage it was great to have the facilities and the added bonuses of the swimming pool, table tennis and play room and snooker room were well used!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here at Easter with another family. Best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in.

The garden is very private. The gate does open onto a road but only saw a couple of cars. Fabulous facilities for the kids. Even a couple of holes of golf!

2 lovely sized beds with unsuit upstairs. The little bunk room downstairs was small so we popped all the kids in other downstairs bedroom and they loved it.

Great spot to explore Devon. Highly recommend. Louise is very helpful and sends lots of useful information once you book.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage, very well equipped and access to great extras such as tennis court, pool and games room. The grounds are beautifully kept and provide a haven, away from it all. We would have happily stayed put there but it is also close to great places to visit. The owner was very helpful and communicated well.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property for a holiday with 2 boys 5 and 3 and two sets of grandparents. Very well equipped, toys,books, DVDs, great shower, and private garden. Did not feel cramped. Facilities on site excellent, tennis court, swimming pool (quite deep but ok if you stay at shallow end) and games room with pool table, table tennis and table football. Snooker room for grown ups. Location remote but a good base from which to explore all south Devon coastal villages. No mobile signal (very much like the rest of South Devon!) but good wifi. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


There are many beaches such as Bantham, Mill Bay, Thurlston and Beesands all within a short drive away


Frogmore with pub, bakery and post office is 2miles away. Kingsbridge is 4 miles away.

Further Details:

Even though the cottage sleeps 8 we are happy to negotiate out of season for smaller groups. Extra person will be a small charge to cover linen and cleaning costs.

Please not that this is a no smoking cottage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 30% is payable at the time of booking and then the remainder 4 weeks before your visit. Please leave the property by 10am. The property should be ready for you by 4pm.

Changeover Day:
Normal change over day is Saturday after 4pm but we may be able to accommodate a different change over day out of season. Guests must leave Marigold Cottage by 10am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
short stays are welcome out of season

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.