- Property code: CRABC
- Changeover day: Friday
- Nearby shop
- Designated parking
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
Stoke Gabriel is a pretty village where the cottages tumble down a hill that overlooks the picturesque Dart estuary in South Devon and is surrounded by some truly beautiful countryside. Crab Cottage is tucked away at the bottom of the hill just a few steps from the water and the Mill Pool, formed when the creek was dammed to create a permanent tree fringed pool. This delightful cottage is sympathetically converted with a comfortably furnished living room, surrounding a woodburner effect gas stove, which provides a welcome and cosy focus during those chilly spring and autumn evenings. The village epitomises everything that is good about a Devon hamlet with a thriving local community, two pubs, a convenience store, Post Office and quayside café/bar. Children will love this place and hours can be spent in the traditional pastimes of crabbing or messing about on the water and as the cottage has plenty of parking space it allows guests to bring their own small boat or dinghy which can be launched from the nearby slipway. There is extensive wildlife in the area for animal lovers with the egrets and otters and if you are lucky you might even spot a seal. For adults there are plenty of beautiful walks, Agatha Christie’s country house, Greenway, now owned by the National Trust, is close by, a river trip down to Dartmouth or up to Totnes is a must and the English Riviera is just a few miles away.
“Have been so lucky this week. A comfortable well appointed cottage with wonderful views and good weather. Will go home refreshed.” Ann and Robin.
“Crab cottage is wonderful! We’ve had a lovely holiday. The cottage proved a perfect base from which to take our dinghy onto the Dart every day.” Rachel and Richard.
Front door to living room with natural slate floor and dining area with table and chairs overlooking the lane with views of the Mill Pool. Lounge area with large sofa, Poang chair and coffee table surrounding the gas stove fire. Flat screen TV with Sky digital, DVD and radio/CD. Kitchen with ceramic hob, oven under and dishwasher. Washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave in utility alcove. Stairs from living room to landing and double bedroom, which has views of the Mill Pool, a 4ft 6in double bed, fitted wardrobe and dressing table. Twin bedroomwith two 3ft single beds. Spacious family bathroom with bath, shower over, hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Steps from rear door lead up to a small private garden area with picnic table and benches.
Designated parking place for two cars, with further space for a medium sized boat/trailer, (max 18ft).
- Included: Bed linen (no towels), WiFi, high chair and stair gate, central heating (gas) and electricity.
- Telephone: Incoming calls only. Mobile reception poor.
- Local Facilities: Beaches from 4 miles. Shops and pubs a few minute’s walk in the village. Paignton with supermarkets, shops and restaurants and Goodrington Sands 5 miles. Totnes 4.5 miles.
Very enjoyable stay. We found everything that we needed. Some of the local restaurants were not open every night. Lovely scenery and and helpful people.
We love staying at crab cottage. So calm and peaceful. Mrs Mannering the Caretaker is lovely. The location is amazing. Having a local bus which takes you to Paignton and then being able to walk or catch a train or bus from there means you do not need to drive anywhere. Great walks, two steam trains and lots of boat trips available. The perfect holiday.
I stayed there with some family members over the Christmas period, with other members visiting on occasion. We managed to cater for 7 without too much difficulty. We all had a great time. The house is warm and comfortable and the kitchen has all the utensils needed.
Wonderful cottage. Beautiful surroundings. Friendly people. Lots of places to visit. Beautiful walks alongside the Mill Pond. Would highly recommend to others.
Yes, we enjoyed our stay very much. Car parking provided at adjacent property really useful, easier to access than imagined. I would probably say your on-line/brochure description of the location/position of property probably a little understated as the views were amazing and location right by the water great for small families for crabbing etc.
We both had a great holiday at Crab Cottage , it was clean and well equipped. The position overlooking the Mill Pool and only a minutes walk to the River Dart was fantastic. We would definitely recommend a stay at Crab Cottage. This is our 2nd booking with Toad Hall ( the first being Stable Cottage in Tuckenhay a few years ago, is this no longer available, looked but couldn't find on your site. ) and we have always been impressed with the ease of making a booking and the prompt replies to any queries. Your descriptions and the numerous photo's of the properties on your web site are really helpful in assisting us to make a choice. Thanks to all the team. Regards. Tim and Helen Wood.
We absolutely loved our stay at Crab Cottage. It was spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and it was nice to be welcomed by Jo the caretaker. The cottage was in a beautiful location, such a lovely spot to come back to each day. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends, however, I would mention the fact that the sofa isn't too comfortable and the bath lacks a grab rail. It's the second time we have booked through Toad Hall Cottages and the standard is high. We would definitely book with you again.
Really glad that you had a lovely stay. Sorry you found the sofa uncomfortable. We've been letting Crab Cottage for a number of years and haven't had that comment made before, but we'll pass it on to the owner. Similarly, the bath has never had a grab rail and again to date no one has mentioned it, but we'll pass it on.
- The Toad Hall Team
Wonderful location, very peaceful. Housekeeper, shop and pub staff friendly and helpful. All properties should have keysafes!
Will recommend to our friends.
We always enjoy our stay at Crab Cottage. Mrs Mannering, the Caretaker is very welcoming. We always have such a relaxing break here. Such lovely views and a first class cottage. We do not drive all week. The local bus takes you into Paignton where you can get buses or trains to nearby locations. It is such a peaceful village. Would love to live there.
Mrs Mannering, the housekeeper, was most welcoming and helpful.
Absolutely fantastic cottage. Really loved the view. Lovely walks and very happy memories.
A super week in fantastic Crab Cottage. So well equipped and cosy, we don't want to leave. The villagers are warm and friendly with lots of 'Good Mornings'. Hope to see Crab Cottage again in the near future. P.S. The kayaking is superb.
We had an amazing week staying at Crab Cottage. It's such a comfortable cosy cottage with everything you need. It's even nicer than the photos. We stayed at the end of October & it was so toasty warm, we didn't bother to venture out much in the evenings. The cottage has a lovely view of the Mill Pool. Stoke Gabriel is a very quiet village, which was exactly what we were looking for. I'm guessing it's much busier during the summer. It's a great base to explore the South Hams. The cream tea awaiting us was much appreciated. Helpful caretakers who are there if you need them but not at all in your space.
the cottage was in a lovely location and just right for the other places that we wanted to visit in the nearby areas etc
An excellent cottage, ideal for what we needed. I would recommend it to anyone. Hopefully we can return to Crab Cottage in the not too distant future.
A very enjoyable week in an idyllic setting. So lucky to enjoy the first warm sunshine of the year in this beautiful part of the world.
Best cottage we have stayed in. Would definately recommend and we would certainly use Toad Hall Cottages in the future. A lot of thought has gone into this cottage. Wonderful views, lovely village. Had a wonderful holiday. Thank you
Crab Cottage was clean and the location lovely. The cottage was very well appointed with regard to appliances and equipment. I would recommend the cottage highly as the owners have provided some thoughtful touches for children such as a beach tent, crab lines, toys and books.
Would like to stay at Crab Cottage again.