- Property code: APTREE
- Changeover day: Friday
- Access statement available
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Apple Tree Cottage is a beautifully renovated thatched cottage in the heart of the well placed village of Chillington, just a short distance from the coast at Torcross. This tasteful property has three bedrooms, a modern kitchen and shower room and a cosy lounge diner. There is a small terrace outside for al fresco dining in the summer and a useful hallway space when you return from winter walks in the picturesque countryside, woods and coast all close by. Apple Tree Cottage is a really pretty property to explore this fantastic area.
The village of Chillington sits on the Dartmouth to Kingsbridge road and is just two miles from the vast stretch of beach along Slapton line which starts in the village of Torcross. The well- known town of Salcombe is less than half an hour away and can also be reached by the foot ferry from the beaches at East Portlemouth. The market town of Kingsbridge is ten minutes away and historic Dartmouth less than half an hour. The stunning scenery of the South West Coast Path is easily reached and Dartmoor is not far. Chillington itself is one of the best served villages in the area, with a shop, award winning pub the Bear and Blacksmith, a gym, Sticky Fingers bakery, hairdressers and even a dog groomers’ for pampering your four-legged family members, a fish and chip van even visits on a Tuesday. This great village is surrounded by rolling farmland and Brooking Woods and is superbly situated for exploring this beautiful location in South Devon.
Side door lead into a hallway with coat hooks and a useful bench, door into kitchen breakfast table with 2 chairs, washing machine, electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, under counter fridge with icebox. Lounge/Diner, three-seater sofa and two armchairs, dining table and seating for 6. Door to stairwell, first floor, Master bedroom, 5’0 double bed. Bedroom 2, 5’0 double bed. Bedroom 3, 3’ bunk beds, a little lower than standard due to the ceiling height-great for children. Shower room, walk in shower, WC and hand basin.
Terrace area to the rear.
There is one space, however this is in the access way to a neighbouring property so the car may need to be moved to accommodate neighbours coming and going. Alternative parking can be found in the residential street opposite (recommended to avoid guests disruption).
- Included: Bed linen and towels, electricity, central heating, travel cot, high chair.
- Telephone: Telephone (Incoming and emergency calls only). Mobile reception mixed EE generally ok, O2 poor.
- Local facilities: Beach: Slapton Sands 2 miles, Millbay 6 miles. Pub: 500 yards. Shop and Post office: 200 yards. Kingsbridge with all facilities 3.5 miles. Bakery 100 yards, Hair Dresser, Dog groomer, gym, doctors 200 yds.
- Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week.
Hi, my name is Alex and as as the property manager who looks after Apple Tree I would like to mention some of the reasons why I think you’ll like this property, joining us for the 2019 season. Apple Tree is a really pretty cottage tastefully and sympathetically refurbished to provide a comfortable and attractive place to stay. This lovely home is in one of my favourite villages in the area, Chillington, is full of friendly, welcoming locals, has some super walks including being on a path to the beach at Torcross, and some pretty shorter walks around Brooking Woods, and other local footpaths. The pub is great for food and drink and there is a well stocked shop and post office, doctors, a bakery, hairdressers, gym, dog groomers.There is a good bus service running from the village and Kingsbridge can be reached easily, or Dartmouth along the scenic coastal road. There are many other activities and attractions to enjoy, and Apple Tree is a great cottage to base yourself in the summer or winter!
The Bear and Blacksmith
(Less than a mile)
What an absolute gem this is! We stayed in Kingsbridge for 2 weeks and ate here about 8 times. Wonderful food, lovely staff and the beer is excellent too. We are going to ring ahead next time we stay in the area and block book a table for every night!!
Hospitality and food was excellent. Great Sunday lunch and good seafood. Dog friendly with a lovely atmosphere.
Lovely food and great service. Ate here several times during our holiday and would happily recommend.
The Tradesman's Arms
(Less than a mile)
A warm and friendly traditional thatched pub in the heart of Stokenham with a cosy bar popular with the locals, and separate restaurant. Enjoy sandwiches and bar snacks in the bar, or lunch and dinner in the restaurant where the award winning chef creates seasonal menus using fresh local produce.
The Tradesman’s Arms Stokenham, Kingsbridge TQ7 2SZ (T: 01548 580996)
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Excellent food, friendly staff
Had a meal in the evening here on the day we arrived as it was close by and after the drive down was just the tonic. Nice atmosphere and great service. Food was good too!
We visited The Tradesmans arms many times during our stay at Stokely Barton,and what a great pub it is.Kath and her team make you feel so welcome, and provide just the right atmosphere that you want whenever you visit.
Visited for dinner. Food was delicious , staff were friendly and service was excellent. Made us very welcome. Will definitely return.
We went there about 3 times although only once to eat. Lovely pub and the Sunday lunch was very good indeed. Nice thing was they offer a small portion for Sunday lunch and as neither of us are huge eaters it was much appreciated and more than adequate at a very reasonable price. Very good atmosphere and very welcoming
Lovely pub atmosphere, and the food was outstanding! Make sure you book as people were turned away for lack of tables when we were there.
Very accommodating for our large party Excellent lunch.
We tried this pub on Sunday evening but the welcome was not very welcome and we only went there once. Food was OK but there was better in other pubs in the area.
An excellent pub we have used several times as a refreshment break mid-walk. Their sandwiches are very reasonably priced and delicious. Staff always friendly when we've visited and would recommend.
Have visited this pub for past two years and the food and service have always been excellent. High class and friendly establishment.
Church House Inn
(Less than a mile)
This dog-friendly countryside pub offers a large restaurant and delightful beer garden. New to the culinary agenda is the Josper oven, an indoor barbecue grill which runs solely on charcoal and gives a delicious flavour to food. The menu features steaks, seafood, Sunday roasts and daily specials. You’ll also find a selection of local ales, ciders and local soft drinks. Open daily for drinks and from Weds-Sun for lunch, dinner and cream teas.
Church House Inn Stokenham, Kingsbridge TQ7 2SZ (T: 01548 580253)
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Lovely family meal here, very tasty. Great professional service. Dog friendly. Would definitely eat here again.
EXCELLENT FRIENDLY SERVICE AND GREAT FOOD IN A GOOD LOCATION AND SURROUNDINGS.
Excellent food. Sunday lunch was presented very well & served quickly. Evening food was just as good, with a fairly big menu.
Friendly, helpful staff, lovely food
We ate at this great pub several times and the welcome was very warm and the food and service was great.
Good food, nice setting.
The Globe Inn
A tastefully renovated village inn surrounded by beautiful countryside with a traditional restaurant and cosy bar both with open fires, and tranquil outdoor seating area with lovely views. Menus include well-cooked pub favourites along with daily specials, and regular barbeques are available for larger parties.
The Globe Inn Frogmore, Kingsbridge TQ7 2NR (T: 01548 531351)
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We had a lovely meal for four here. Excellent steaks, good wine and friendly staff. Also dog friendly which was a bonus.
Friendly and helpful staff. We had a very nice meal here. Two young children with us and we were in an area to one side of the main bar, so it was not crowded and we were not rushed. A good selection on the menu. would definitey go back again.
Lovely pub and lovely landlords!! Three of us ate here over three nights and each meal was delicious and cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommed.
Food here we find is pretty good,nice clean well kept pub nice place. However don't get on the wrong side of the canadian landlady by asking to move tables.????...Fawlty Towers comes to mind.
Stokeley Farm Shop
A popular food market, deli, restaurant and garden centre in a beautiful setting with a focus on supporting local producers. Browse the shelves in the farm shop for local artisan goodies or enjoy the delicious food the café has to offer including a range of cooked breakfasts, coffees and cream teas, sandwiches, salads, burgers and pizzas straight from their wood fired pizza oven.
Stokeley Farm Shop Stokeley Barton, Stokenham TQ7 2SE (T: 01548 581605)
Enjoy 10% off in the cafe with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card
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Great place to get fresh food at a great price, enjoy breakfast, coffee or lunch, or visit the onsite micro brewery. Always a favourite
Great food. Loved the pop up craft shops
Stayed locally, and visited Stokely Farm shop a few times. Well stocked shop and a very nice eating area providing really nice food, especially their Sunday roast which is amazing !
Great fresh meat and bread.
we only found this shop two days before we left but went back twice as it was so good
We have had breakfast at the cafe on a few occasions, and always found these to be great quality and value for money. Lovely staff, too.
Nice breakfast and cafe
Very convenient.Good shop.Food O.K.but a bit basic
Great shop with lovely atmosphere and goods. A little pricey
Good feed. Friendly service
Great for a variety of food and great pizza and plants.
Great selection of local provisions and also home to South Hams Brewery with all beers available and reasonably prices Recommend a visit
LOvely but expensive
We love this place, probably popped in most days for delicious meat, cheese and treats. We don't eat out often as our dog is nervous around dogs that get too close so eating in can feel like a chore. But with lovely grub from a friendly shop, it becomes a treat. Plus it's supporting the local trade which is so important.
Always a favourite for breakfast and for stocking up on delicious things for our holidays in Torcross. The tractor provides seemingly endless fun for a toddler and the friendly staff are all lovely.
Excellent small cafe/pizza area, Number One, sells a good range of gifts, many garden related. The plants are healthy, well cared for and reasonable priced and the farm shop produce fresh and good selection. Pleasant helpful staff
One of our favourite must go to places. Great food, good setting (with places to play for the kids) and good little shop too).
Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre
As the self proclaimed ‘home of horse riding in the South Hams’, Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre offers horse riding lessons to everyone, whether they’re beginners or seasoned riders. Friendly and professional, they have an indoor school and an outdoor school so you can organise lessons whatever the weather, and you can borrow hats when you’re visiting as well if you don’t have your own. You can opt for private or group lessons, and there are toilets and changing facilities on site as well as plenty of parking. The school is two miles inland from Slapton Sands, so you can also combine your lesson with a trip to the historic D-Day training site and a wander along the beach if you fancy it!
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Start Bay Inn always the only place visited for food,still as good as ever.
Alex and Emily are wonderfully helpful instructors and the horses excellent schoolmasters. I have had several lessons over the years from them and the standard is consistent. I have learnt loads and will return for more
If the weather’s right, Stand Up Paddleboarding is a wonderful way to really embrace the beautiful environment in the South Hams. Based in Kingsbridge Waterborn SUP offers lessons, board hire and a genuinely enthusiastic introduction to the variation on surfing whether you’re a pro or a beginner. They supply high quality equipment and tuition, whilst benefiting from a pretty spectacular learning environment. They have all the equipment ready to hire, so just turn up with a big smile on your face ready to go!
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Enjoy 10% discount on Ready 2 Ride sessions with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card
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Fantastic early morning session with Crispin - got us two oldies up on our feet paddling around the Kingsbridge estuary - what a fabulous way to start the day. Five star - would like to do it again.
Very enjoyable - will definitely do it again. Crispin was very helpful.
Thank you Crispin for a fab family lesson introducing us and our 3 girls to paddle boarding
Start Point Lighthouse
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Stunning views from here. Great walk along from the car park, very accessible for all levels of fitness. Visitor centre was closed when we arrived for refurbishment at the end of the season but still worth the walk.
Had a really interesting tour at the end of September, which was the highlight of our holiday. Out guide, Mary, was very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend this. Fantastic location and views and very interesting history. Thanks Mary.
We really enjoyed our visit. My husband and son had a tour (£5 per adult and under 5's free) and thought it was brilliant. Children under 1.1m's tall can not go on the tour so my younger son and I enjoyed the coastal views which were fantastic.
Fantastic walk with wonderful views, you'll find the best beach in the South Hams hear, bit of a walk but it is glorious.
Based in East Portlemouth, Salcombe Paddleboarding is in the ideal spot for both beginners and more experienced paddleboarders to enjoy the calm waters and hidden coves of the Salcombe Estuary. You’ll be in safe hands with Marcus and Denny, both qualified ISA Paddleboarding instructors and lifeguards, who provide private and group lessons as well as board hire.
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Harbour House Art Gallery
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A decent enough café, with reasonable coffee and a pleasant ambience, alongside a local art gallery with (when we visited) an eclectic mix of art and artifacts. And if you're into yoga, my guess is that any type of yoga you can imagine is available here. If the weather's nice, the rear courtyard garden is quite pleasant, too.
A long stretch of beach with spectacular views of the sea stretching into the distance, Slapton Sands is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and for good reason. Adjacent to Slapton Ley, a freshwater lake that’s home to an abundance of wildlife and one of the many reasons people come to visit the area, the beach has a history of welcoming families in the summer for long days in the sunshine, building sandcastles, surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. It’s amazing to believe that this peaceful corner of South Devon has its place in military history as in 1943 the beach was taken over by allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. However, live ammunition and poor visibility ended in the deaths of more than 700 servicemen, so today there is a stone monument in place for Operation Tiger, as it was called, as well as a Sherman Tank at nearby Torcross. On a more current note, there is a beachside café at Slapton Sands for teas, coffees and other light bites, and there are also toilets nearby. The beach has disabled access, and also allows dogs throughout the year, so it really is fun for everyone and very easy to get to. There is parking nearby and in the summer months from May to September there is lifeguard cover. Last, but not least, a small collection of pubs reside in Torcross for those who are feeling peckish after a long day in the fresh air, or if you have been for a nice walk along the sand!
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If you love the sound of the waves on pebbles this has to be one of the best beaches in the world !
A totally unspoilt stretch of beach with wild flowers and wonderfully coloured rocks. We were lucky to be staying on a stones throw away and spent a few happy hours there with our dog watching the locals beach fishing in the evenings - bliss!
Lovely walking -
Lovely walk for wild flowers, bird watching sea views
Clean beach.No plastic.
This is certainly a lovely beach and so little rubbish.
Really interesting area and good walks along the coast and by the Ley. Generous provision of toilets and parking and a number of places to eat. Would particularly recommend The Start Bay Inn, The Boathouse and Seabreeze Cafe at Torcross. Also very handy that there is a bus should you want to walk one way and get a bus back. Very beautiful and peaceful.
Beautiful beach right across from our Cottage
Wonderful nature reserve with well signposted walks.
Beautiful stretch of shingle beach - dogs allowed all year. Not many facilities - we went to the Strete end of the beach as there is a great little coffee hut there - great coffee and friendly staff.
Clapton Sands is beautiful. The rocks are the most beautiful colours, wild flowers abound on the beach, the views in either direction are stunning and it is rarely over crowded.One of the most wonderful areas in the U.K.
Great place for a walk along the beach and had some great events for children at Easter. Great fish and chips in the pub at the end on Torcross
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I've been coming to Beesands since I was 2 years old (61 now!). Not every year since adulthood but still can't stay away. Its an ideal location for those who want to get away from it all. Its close enough to Kingsbridge and within easy reach of Dartmouth , Salcombe and Brixham. The locals are very friendly and will always be up for a chat. Its almost tempting to keep this little coastal secret to myself!
Bit scary driving down to the beach due to the narrow road but worth it when you got there. Had fish and chips and ate them on the tables that were provided while looking out to sea.
Had a wonderful meal in the beach cafe .
We've been coming to this general area for over 20 years now and have stayed in many of the surrounding villages . This was the first time we'd stayed in Beesands - but we had walked through it on our coastal walks on many, many occasions. We both loved the peaceful charm of the place - secluded , tranquil and away from it all . But unlike Hallsands (next village along) , it does have two places where you can eat ( The cricket Inn and the Britannia0)and they are both very good . The beach is great - shingle - but really uncrowded in June . ( We were lucky with the weather) and on a clear,sunny day - it is quite magical. ( What a shame the water is so freezing cold !!) This stretch of coastline is stunning - and even if you do no other walks - walk over to Hallsands and read about the old village that was washed away in January 1917 - or just drink in the stunning views . I love this part of Devon and it never fails to take my breath away when you stand on the coast path near the lighthouse and look back across Start Bay to Hallsands , Beesands , Torr Cross , and over towards Dartmouth. Wonderful.
Beautiful stoney beach with views of Start Point Lighthouse. Tasty fish and chips available, popular pub and public toilets.
Lovely place, good food and very dog friendly :-)
Britannia Fish - Great fish - always fresh and lovely family run business. A must for anyone who likes eating good fish!
Ideal for quiet and peaceful holiday with two good restaurants both of which are dog friendly.
Between Dartmouth and Slapton, Blackpool Sands is a beautiful shingle bay on the South West Coast Path, surrounded by evergreens and pine trees. It really is a treasure of a beach to visit while you’re in the area. Award-winning, the privately owned, blue flag beach boasts a sense of being in the Mediterranean on a good day in the summer, although a good jumper never goes amiss in this part of the world! You will no doubt not be surprised to hear that it is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, however it also boasts ample facilities and things to do. There are showers, toilets and disabled facilities, as well as paddle board, kayak and wetsuit hire available for those wishing to earn their visit to The Venus Beach Café, where light bites and refreshments are served. The Venus Shop also sells all the bits and pieces you might want for fun and games on the beach if you have forgotten them or are in need of extra buckets and spades. The water at Blackpool Sands is known for being clean and clear and tested by the Environment Agency, and lifeguards are on hand in the summer (July to September) so there’s every reason to pop in for a dip. However, dogs are not allowed on the beach in the high season (12th March to 30th October) so keep the walking for the cooler months. There is parking available at the beach with seasonal charges, and you can find out more information on those from the Blackpool Sands information line on 01803 771800. This beach is easy to get to and quite literally fun and games for the whole family, as well as a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year to take in the view!
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Parking charge between £3 - £8 depending on time of year, Also food good but e.g. Hawaiian Prawns (£9) consisted of 5 prawns. Not good value for money.
Lovely beach, not sandy but the stones are okay. Good food, beverages, coast guards, Nice view and not so cowded
Lovely clean beach in super location along coastal road. Great place to visit.
Beautiful clean beach with excellent facilities.Clean toilets lovely cafe and shop.Lifeguard on the beach.No dogs allowed.Plenty of parking.We enjoyed rock pooling at the far end of the beach.The owner does a great job.You can also visit Blackpool Sands garden but we did not have time.Also a juggler was there on the day we went great fun for everyone.
Beautiful location but shame it a shingle beach and not sandy. Also very disappointed with the £8 fee to park the car .
Perfect venue for a sunny day! Secluded beach which is clean and tidy, with a cafe, snack bar and shop, beach equipment hire too
The cost of the parking steep
Our family 's favourite beach
Stunning beach, and you can get takeaway cream tea from the cafe to have on the beach!!
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Gorgeous beach, but be careful if you have a dog that likes to run as our Border Collie got very sore paws on the pebbles.
Rugged and unspoiled, Lannacombe is the beach for those looking for total escapism on their South West holiday. Small and perfect for escaping from the summer crowds, it’s one of the best places to visit to simply enjoy the Devon scenery in all its natural glory. There’s a small car park just behind the beach so do get there early in order to guarantee a space, although there is further parking a short walk away if need be. Dogs are welcome at the beach throughout the year and as it offers access to the Coast Path it’s a good idea to combine your visit with a walk to take in the views of sea and countryside, perhaps towards Start Point where there is further parking around 30-40 minutes away on foot. At low tide the beach offers gentle rock pooling so it’s a lovely spot to head to for a quiet afternoon with the family, building sandcastles and eating sandwiches if you remember to bring them. There aren’t any cafes and restaurants immediately on site, so do remember to take anything you need with you, and there aren’t any toilets in the near vicinity either, so that’s worth keeping in mind when you plan your day. If you have been on holidays in Devon and Cornwall before you will also know that you need to watch our for the tide at many of the beaches, including this one in order to avoid disappointment or getting wet, you can pick up a tide timetable at local post offices!
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Excellent secluded beach once you find it. Signs would be helpful but this would be detrimental as visitors would "flood" the small car park. Well worth visiting and walking along the stunning cliff walks
A lovely beach where we enjoy sitting and eating our sandwiches after walking from Start Point.