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3 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: DWOOD
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Nearby shop
  • Designated parking
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Short Breaks available
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine


Driftwood is a basic but comfortable thatched cottage in the centre of the village of Malborough, within easy reach of a wealth of sandy beaches, wonderful walks along the magnificent South Devon coastline and the popular family town of Salcombe with all its boating, watersport and shopping amenities. Located on the road that runs through the village, Driftwood epitomises quaint country cottage charm. A pretty garden laid to patio complete with barbecue provides additional space for sun-lounging, al fresco dining or enjoying a glass of wine. With its own car parking space, this is a charming holiday cottage from which to indulge yourself in all that this special part of the South Hams has to offer.

“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. Have spent a wonderful week here and will definitely come back.”

Please Note: This property will only take a maximum of 4 adults plus two children who must be under 10 years old.

The front door opens directly into the living room. This cosy open plan room has low beams (tall people mind your head!) and a feature inglenook fireplace inset with a woodburner. The room has wooden floors, a dining table to seat 6 and a sitting area with a three-seater sofa and chairs. A wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD and CD/radio/MP3 player. Fully fitted tiled kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with icebox, and washer/dryer. Off the rear hallway is a family bathroom with rose head shower over bath, basin and WC. Carpeted stairs from the living area (please note low headroom) to three bedrooms; a pretty double bedroom 5ft bed with hanging hooks and chest of drawers, a twin bedroom with 3ft wrought iron bedsteads and fitted wardrobe and a bunk bedroom with built-in 2ft 6in bunk beds and sturdy ladder. Please note there is no natural light in this room and it is only suitable for children under the age of 10.

The cottage has its own fenced and enclosed garden around 50 yards from the property that is reached along a communal pathway that also provides access to other gardens. There is an arbour, paved patio area with table and chairs  - a delightful spot for al fresco meals. There is a right of way at one side of the garden to a neighbouring garden.

Designated off road parking space for one car. Further parking on road.

  • Included: Bed linen (not towels), high chair, travel cot, starter logs, heating (electric wall panel heaters) and electricity. Wi-Fi. Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.
  • Local Facilities: Beach at Hope Cove 2 miles. North and South Sands approx. 2 miles. Pubs, shop/PO a few yards.Salcombe 2 miles. Kingsbridge 5 miles.
  • Pets: Dogs allowed (Pet charge £25.00 per pet per week).

August 2017

We hada wonderful time at Driftwood Cottage. The outer appearance of the cottage is not too welcoming, because the walls are not white, but quite dirty and brownish. And there is quite a lot of traffic in the road. When you open the door you are right on the busy road. But the interior is just like shown on the internet. It is a cosy, comfortable place. You will find all the necessary equipment for a family holiday. Also the small bedroom is suitable for older children. Only minus: there are no windows in the small bedroom. All in all a good place to stay for a holiday in Devon.

We are delighted to see you had such a wonderful time at this lovely thatched cottage in Malborough. Many thanks for your valuable feedback. I can confirm the owners have already planned to repaint Driftwood at the end of the season.

- The Toad Hall Team

June 2017

We had a lovely stay, the property is located perfectly for the things we wanted to do whilst in the area. We have stayed in Driftwood a couple of times before but felt that this time is was looking in need of a bit of care. On Monday when we had heavy rain and strong winds water leaked in above the landing window, it was nothing major and a tea towel easily mopped it up but it is something that needs looking at. As it wasn't anything drastic I have left it until this week to report the problem. That said we would consider staying at Driftwood again in the future.

May 2017

Very much enjoyed our stay. Older people might find the very steep stairs difficult. A few more table knives and teaspoons would be useful. Lots of very good sharp knives are provided.

We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay at this lovely thatched cottage. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the owners.

- The Toad Hall Team

April 2017

Although this cottage could technically sleep 4 adults and two children the downstairs space is very limited. There is really only seating for 3. It would have been helpful to have more information such as how to operate the heating and what to do with rubbish. There were some logs for the wood burner but no matches or firelighters which would be helpful outside the Summer season. We did bring our own towels but it seems odd to supply linen but not towels - it's not very nice packing up wet towels on the day of departure. We stay in a lot of cottages and most provide towels. The cottage was well equipped and it was good to have a dishwasher even in a small kitchen. The coastal decor is a nice touch. The cottage was good value for money.

We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and many thanks for the useful feedback. We have been informed that the matches and firelighters are in a box to the left of the wood burner on the floor (for security with children) - We do apologise if this was not clear. We will pass on your other comments to the property owner for their consideration.

- The Toad Hall Team

June 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Driftwood very much. We would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Devon. Would love to stay again.

July 2014

we will be looking forward to our next visit

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