- Property code: APPLE
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Kingston is a charming South Hams village, very much off-the-beaten-track, with a good pub, a church, lots of pretty thatched cottages and is just over a mile from the River Erme’s beautiful wooded estuary and, at low tide, miles of good sandy beach at Wonwell and across the estuary at Meadowsfoot Beach and Mothecombe. Apple Barn is tucked in the centre of the village, a large, detached and very comfortable family home, with an acre of spacious gardens. This is an ideal family base with a ground floor bedroom and bathroom, which may be suitable for those with walking disabilities. Doorstep walks to the beach, a pub around the corner, a large garden to play in and superb walking on the nearby coastal path - something for everyone.
Ground floor: Spacious, attractive and most comfortable sitting room with wood block floor, generous sofas, chairs, TV with DVD/video player, CD player, table for games or extra dining, a fireplace inset with a wood burner and flanked by bookshelves. French door to a paved patio area and the garden. Well equipped kitchen with Aga with double oven and twin hobs, electric oven with ceramic hob, pine dresser, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, stripped pine floor and large dining table to seat 9. Utility room with sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, extra freezer and door to courtyard. Downstairs bedroom with twin 3ft beds, pine furniture and stripped floor with rugs. Adjacent bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC. Stairs to landing and 4 bedrooms. Large master bedroom with 5ft wrought iron bedstead and large windows with garden views. Adjoining cot room with mirrored wardrobes and en-suite shower room with large shower enclosure, basin and WC. Bunk bedroom with full size 3ft bunks. Single bedroom with 3ft iron bedstead. Double bedroom with 5ft king size bed, fitted cupboards and hand basin. Family bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC. Please note: this property offers a low/mid season discount to smaller parties of up to 6 guests.
Large enclosed gardens extend around two sides of the house with mature shrubs, trees and sloping lawns. A paved patio area is provided with garden furniture, a greenhouse and a rockery.
Private driveway leads to a parking bay for 3 cars opposite the gate to the gardens.
- Included: Bed linen (not towels), WiFi, cot, high chair, basket of logs, central heating (oil) and electricity.
Towels may be hired from an independent local company, please enquire for details.
- Pets: One small-medium size dog welcome - to be kept downstairs Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
- Telephone: For incoming and outgoing local calls. Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Beach 1 mile. Pub 5 minutes walk. Shop and pub at St Ann’s Chapel 1.5 miles. Modbury 3.5 miles.
A lovely house and garden which we all enjoyed
We met the housekeeper who came to clean the cottage on the last day, she couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Things we really liked about the cottage: quiet and peaceful, plentiful hot water and three showers!! (great for coming in off the beach), proper curtains that actually made the bedrooms dark, really comfortable bed, also great to have a large freezer (we managed to get a Tesco delivery the day we got there that lasted us the whole week, as we were able to freeze bread and milk etc). Also have to give a special mention to the cake that awaited us when we arrived, which somewhat compensated us for two days of rain after the longest hottest summer I can remember!
Really enjoyed the stay and garden. One improvement would be to clear our unnecessary odds and ends from the one store cupboard to allow our groceries to be stacked not balanced on top of each other. Little work surfaces because of the nik-naks which gave a cottage/ old fashioned feel that many would like but made food prep more difficult. Pub was really good and the food smelt great.
We very much enjoyed our stay and plan on being back to Apple Barn next year.
Apple Barn accommodation was just what we wanted, and the general level of equipment excellent. Local services of caretaker prompt when needed. Really good walking area... weather mixed but did not hinder us. A thoroughly enjoyable Christmas holiday
We stayed in Apple Barn as an extended family party of 4 adults and 3 children, and thoroughly enjoyed our week in South Hams. The house is absolutely lovely- so much better than the average holiday let- it feels like a home, tastefully decorated and superbly equipped. The house is spacious and the well-kept garden is huge. Access to the amazing beaches and lush countryside is easy, and the village is pretty, quiet and welcoming. We would love to return and would recommend Apple Barn highly, and without reservation.