- Property code: COOMBP
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Swimming pool
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Coombe Park is a 200 year old farmhouse set in beautiful and spacious grounds in the Devon village of Chillington. Situated up a long quiet private lane slightly away from the village, this large retreat offers everything you would ever need for a family or group holiday. Although it is only a 2½ mile trip to the simply stunning Slapton Sands beach, for the days you want to avoid using the car, you can explore the four acres of grounds including woodland areas which provide a great place for walks and for the kids to run off some steam. The south facing patio, private heated swimming pool add more than enough entertainment to be had by people of all ages. The unique location of the farmhouse also means there is a real feeling of being secluded and away from it all, yet still being only a level ½ mile walk to the village pub and shop. The house is light, spacious and provides a perfect place to relax and appreciate the wonderful countryside views seen through most windows. Perfect for group breaks at all times of the year.
Short breaks may be available at certain times of the year - Please enquire for further details.
- The heated swimming pool (from 3ft to 6ft 6in deep) is only open from the beginning of April until the end of October. DOGS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE POOL
- The Rayburn is alight all year except for June, July, August and the first two weeks of September.
Front door to kitchen with slate floor, oil fired rayburn cooking range, breakfast bar, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, further electric cooker and ceramic hobs. Patio doors to swimming pool area and door leading to lower barn with tumble dryer and table football. Kitchen leads to hallway whereby you can access dining room with feature fireplace and table to seat 8/10 and living room with flat screen TV, DVD player, three sofas, wood burning stove, snug/play area with games, doors leading to front patio. First floor landing which accesses all bedrooms, most of which have valley or countryside views. Bedroom 1 with 5ft king size bed. Bedroom 2 with 3ft twin beds. Bedroom 3 with 6ft super king size bed, adjacent bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Bedroom 4 with 3ft bunk beds. Bedroom 5 with 3ft twin beds. Bathroom also off landing area with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
Four acres of interesting grounds surround the house including stunning woodland, land with adjacent stream and a large paddock. If this isn’t enough, there is also a front patio with bench and table which leads down steps to an enclosed garden and a rear outdoor heated swimming pool with terrace area, quality garden furniture and Weber barbecue and four sun loungers.
FOR THE WELFARE OF YOUR DOG AND YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE POOL, DOGS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO ACCESS THE POOL AND WE SUGGEST ARE KEPT OUT OF THE POOL AREA.
Ample parking on private driveway (For at least 4 cars)
- Included: Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, travel cot, high chair, electricity and central heating (oil).
- Telephone: Landline telephone provided (honesty box). Mobile reception variable.
- Local Facilities: Slapton Sands beach, 2.5 miles. Numerous other beaches within 8 miles. Pub 0.5 mile. Village shop and Post Office 0.5 mile. Golf 7.5 miles. Kingsbridge with all facilities, 3 miles. Salcombe 9 miles. Dartmouth 10 miles.
- Pets: Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week. FOR THE WELFARE OF YOUR DOG AND YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE POOL, DOGS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO ACCESS THE POOL AND WE SUGGEST ARE KEPT OUT OF THE POOL AREA.
- The heated swimming pool (from 3ft to 6ft 6in deep) is only open from the beginning of April until the end of October.
- The Rayburn is alight all year except for June, July, August and the first two weeks of September.
Of course we enjoyed our stay - we had come for a family wedding! but we all felt that small improvements could have made a difference. We have stayed in lots of holiday homes - the one we had last week in Northumberland left us a home made cake, wine, local chocolates and lots of bin bags!!
Really enjoyed our stay at Coombe Park. The location was perfect and quiet. The house itself exceeded our expectations and the pool was great and quite warm too! The kitchen was very well equipped and the beds were super comfy. You can get your shopping delivered and even get a take-away delivered should you want to. The only very small "irk" is that people nearby walk their dogs up the driveway because it's quiet, so it can be a bit of a surprise if you're not expecting it. Lovely stay and would definitely go back.
We really enjoyed our stay despite not having the best of weather. To be able to take our dog for a twenty mins walk first thing without leaving the property was amazing! Our two grand daughters loved all the toys, trampoline and pool. Great family holiday in a lovely family house.
We really enjoyed the stay. It is well equipped and comfortable but quite remote.
Book it ...... Book it..... we have had a beautiful time. Tucked away secluded and private, peace and tranquillity. Had shopping delivered, cooked and baked in the lovely well equipped kitchen. Had a night off and had a lovely Indian delivered locally just all too beautiful. The swimming pool just made it, it is solar powered, so warm and had so much fun in it. Dogs just loved the garden and land and walked for miles. House beautiful, spacious and beautiful bedrooms and the beds so comfortable, with clean, fresh, crisp linen on them. Towels provided and arrived to a note from caretaker and a cake. We met caretaker on last day as we were leaving. We had just a wonderful time and visited Totness which is just lovely to walk around and enjoy beautiful quaint shops. Went on boat trip (Picnic Cruise) from Dartmouth where is a fantastic chip shop with mouth watering fresh fish. Popped into all local villages and totally enjoyed a fantastic holiday with our family ages 15-53. Cannot say enough and will so go back there. If I could pick one bone it would be please get satellite, that's it but we lived without it and entertained ourselves. Thank you
Coombe Park is an excellent house in a lovely location. It feels miles from anywhere, very private, but is in fact close to local shops in Kingsbridge. Only a few minutes drive to the local beaches and pubs. The pool is superb such a bonus and so warm. I can honestly say that we really didn't want to come home. My husband and I take a least five breaks each year in the south west and this has to have been one of the best properties we have stayed in. Thank you. PS The feedback for cottage owner/caretaker I have put as average but we had no need to contact them so really couldn't comment.
The Bear and Blacksmith
(Less than a mile)
We dined here on a Friday night and the food was delicious. Excellent service from a young team and one of the best fish and chips in the area and my husband thought he had probably had one of the best steaks ever! Really good atmosphere and the children were welcome and although we did not take our dog on this occassion as we ate in the restaurant, dogs are welcome outside and in the bar. Advise booking during busy times as we were lucky to get a table on a Friday night. If we stay in Chillington again we would definitely return to this delightful pub..
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 Globe Inn
(Less than a mile)
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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Lovely pub with very nice food and friendly staff
Excellent food especially the steaks . Great atmosphere and lovely pub.
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.
Springfield Farm Shop
A friendly farm shop, tea room and butchers set in the heart of the South Hams between the villages of East Charleton and Frogmore. Buy some local meat and vegetables to create something delicious back at your holiday cottage,or take a break in the tea room and enjoy the beautiful view of the Frogmore estuary.
Springfield Farm Shop East Charleton, Kingsbridge TQ7 2AR (T: 01548 531523)
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Highly recommended. We had the most delicious breakfast here whist on holiday and will definitely return next time.
We had a most wonderful cream tea - beautifully presented and all homemade. All staff were very friendly and helpful both in the tea room and in the farm shop (even though it was the end of a very hot day)
The Tradesman's Arms
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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Friendly staff, fitted us in without a booking, but make sure you do as they soon filled up. Lovely views from the beer garden.
What a great Inn,landlady Kath and staff just billiant,great chef too,could not be faultede
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
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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recently refurbished to a very high standard. Excellent food
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.
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
Harbour House Art Gallery
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Great Place for Great Art with an ever changing selection of exhibitions. It seems to be the beating heart of Kingsbridge.
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.
South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Walks and Trails
We have said it before and we will say it again, the reason South Devon attracts so many visitors and captures their hearts is because it really is a phenomenally beautiful part of the world, and as such is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in many areas. So walking is a great pleasure when you’re on holiday here, especially as there are over 40 routes in the AONB itself, ranging in length from two to 12 miles. They are a wonderful opportunity to explore the wildlife, archaeology and history of South Devon, as well as the views and scenery along the way.
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Visit to the East Soar walkers hut with its self service cream tea is a must as part of a circular work in that area
Outstanding restaurant. Have ben using it since 2005 and always book beforehand to ensure a table. Friendly staff and reasonably priced. Ready to book for next year.
Walked the South West Coastal path from Plymouth to Hope Cove - fantastic!
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Have been on several tours with Singing Paddles and have always enjoyed them. Really good fun and feels like you had a good workout by the end!
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
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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Worth the uphill/downhill walk along the coast path. Lovely spot.
Easy to park, good food options. plenty of room for everyone.
I love Beesands . The only sad thing is even more people have found out about it, 10 years since my last visit. Sadly the sea has removed the road handy for parking and is gradually eroding the cliff edges. Not as quiet as it used to be but the attractions of two nice eating places have probably increased the footfall.
It’s a new look on the outside but the food very much of the same high quality at the Britannia in Beesands. The new ‘shack’ doesn’t really do it justice with a completely renovated contemporary dining room in keeping with the seaside location and beach hut vibe with excellent views of the bay. There seems to be loads more space too and the higher ceiling gives light to the treats being served from the kitchen. Dave and the team in the kitchen maintain their high standards of food preparation and making dishes that look and taste fantastic, the front of house team are equally as attentive making a great relaxed dining experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Britannia so come back if you have been before and see the changes or give it a go if you never have been. ????????
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.
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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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Very limited parking (but we got lucky!). Wide, spacious but covered in dense seaweed - what's happened? It never used to be so weedy.
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.