Britannia Cottage


Stoke Fleming

Key Information:
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Short Breaks Yes
  • Dogs allowed Yes (£25 each per week)
  • Changeover day Friday
  • Property Code BRITA
  • Allows short breaks
  • Nearby beach
  • Nearby shop
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Village location
  • Detached
  • WiFi
  • Central heating
  • Enclosed garden
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Non smoking
  • Security deposit
  • Dogs permitted
  • Bathroom
  • Access statement available on request

Please note the following details refer to 2016. For 2017 details please contact the booking office.

This charming 18th century, white washed, detached cottage is situated in the delightful village of Stoke Fleming, renowned for its friendly community and proximity to the marvellous beach of Blackpool Sands. The cottage has old connections with Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, hence its name, and nestles below the historic village church. Across the village street, and only a few steps away, is The Green Dragon, a hostelry well known for its famous yachtsman publican.


The entrance from the lane is through a door in the wall into a paved, walled courtyard with flower beds and with access to the front garden. Large store room with automatic washing machine. The front door opens into the sitting room, an attractive bright room, with large windows looking through the conservatory to the garden beyond, a shelved alcove, 2 sofas, a cosy wood burner stove and TV with DVD. The understairs cupboard houses travel cot, high chair and ironing board. Half glazed doors lead into the sunny conservatory, furnished with comfortable chairs and small table, with access to the garden. Well equipped kitchen/diner with electric cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher, small fridge, coffee cafetiere, a range of fitted units and pretty painted dresser. Attractive alcove shelving in dining area with table and seating for five. Dual aspect windows. Fairly steep stairs, with handrail, to landing. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and dual aspect windows. Large fitted pine wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, chest of drawers and small closed Victorian fireplace. NS water heating control. Small twin bedroom with 2 x 3ft beds. Fitted alcove wardrobe and chest of drawers. Central bathroom with individual access from both bedrooms. Bath with shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail, electric wall heater, bathroom cabinet and airing cupboard.


Two steps up from the conservatory into lovely sunlit lawned area, perfect for barbecues and bordered on one side by the church wall and flower beds and looking across the garden wall to the cottages and pub over the lane. Garden furniture and table for four and barbecue. Paved path to a gate with steps down to shared wrought iron gate onto road level.

Parking: Outside on the road or car park 50 yds.


  • Included: Bed linen (no towels), travel cot, high chair, Wi-Fi, electricity and central heating (oil). 
  • Security deposit: £200.
  • Pets: Welcome.
  • Telephone: Telephone in cottage. (Call charges will be deducted from security deposit). Mobile reception poor (but better 50 yards up the lane).  
  • Beach half a mile, shop 15 yards, pub opposite.

Stoke Fleming

  • After a busy day exploring the coast, stop off in the 12th century Green Dragon, with its stone floors and large fireplace. It's perfect for a pint or some pub grub.

  • Stock up on your holiday essentials at the Post Office and village shop where they bake fresh croissants and bread daily.

  • Enjoy the scenic drive to Torcross or opt for a slower pace by walking the South West Coast Path to truly enjoy this breath-taking scenery.

South Devon

  • Whether you’re kite surfing, paddleboarding or wild swimming, South Devon provides fantastically scenic opportunities for trying out all sorts of adventure sports.

  • Relax on a South Devon Railway steam train ride up the picturesque Dart valley from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

  • Walk the miles of stunning South West Coast Path (with your four-legged friend if staying at a pet-friendly property), stopping off in quaint villages and deserted coves.

  • Sailors love Dartmouth and Salcombe, but there are plenty of shops and pubs for the landlubbers.


  • Visit the moors and tors of the National Parks: Dartmoor dominates the heart of the county whilst Exmoor hugs the North Devon coast.

  • Devon boasts Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, steeped in seafaring history, or for a spot of retail therapy why not visit historic Exeter.

  • You’ll feel closer to nature whilst in Devon, but if you fancy a more exotic experience, try Paignton Zoo or the National Marine Aquarium for great family days out.

  • Explore the quaint villages, miles of beaches and walk the coast path in South Devon, making sure you stop off for a cream tea en route!

Property reviews for Britannia Cottage

Rated 4/5 based on 5 reviews

A very enjoyable holiday in a pleasant location. Nice cottage, well presented.

We had a lovely holiday and the cottage was well equipped and warm

This is wonderful cottage in a great location, but as it is quite rural there is no/very limited mobile phone signal against all 4 separate networks that we had. This is fine if there is a phone installed and wi-fi within the property for contact in the event of an emergency. There is no phone with the cottage as advertised, but it states in the brochure that there is wi-fi. very disappointingly there was not, therefore our communications options were very limited. Therefore if you need to communicate then this is not for you, if this is not an issue then it is a wonderful cottage.

Regretably the Wi-Fi was inoperable during your stay, but the internet provider has now sorted the problem and the service is restored. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope that it didn't dedtract from you enjoying your holiday too much. The Toad Hall team.

We have been using THC for several years and enjoy BRITA as a base for Darmouth and the surrounding area. Our family has used THC in the past and we have just recommended THC and BRITA to a near neighbour.

Thank you for your review- Britannia Cottage is well positioned to explore the South Hams- Dartmouth is close as are the beaches of Blackpool Sands and Torcross. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay!

We have been using THC for several years and enjoy BRITA as a base for Darmouth and the surrounding area. Our family has used THC in the past and we have just recommended THC and BRITA to a near neighbour.

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