- Property code: ECOUR
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
This magnificent, very spacious, detached 200 year old barn conversion is set deep in the South Devon countryside in a quiet hamlet off the old coach road between Salcombe and Kingsbridge, just 3 miles from the South Hams coastline and sandy beaches. The property is furnished, decorated and equipped to the highest standard and within its mellow ancient walls the light spacious living areas have large windows that overlook the lovely gardens that feature a fine terrace, a stream, a pond and extend on to pastureland beyond. Easton Court adjoins a working dairy farm with a herd of approximately 100 Fresian cattle and enjoys lovely country views across the neighbouring farmland.
From the gravel courtyard, front door into flagstone hallway. Stairs to first floor and a superb spacious living room featuring a high vaulted and beamed ceiling, stone tiled floor, large windows and double glazed doors to the terrace all comfortably furnished with sofas, chairs, TV/video/DVD, Hi-Fi and large dining table. Internet access available. Superbly fitted and equipped kitchen with integral larder fridge, dishwasher, a large Rangemaster electric cooker with double oven and separate grill, five ring ceramic hob and microwave. Separate utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, off which is a cloakroom with basin and WC. Off the downstairs hall are four bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with 5ft king bed and en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC. Bedrooms 2 with 3ft twin beds and cot. Bedroom 3 with 3ft twin beds. Bedroom 4 with 5ft king bed and en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC. Family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC. Garden access. Bedroom 5 with 5ft king bed, TV, hair dryer, beamed ceiling and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC (bedroom 5 is reached from the second floor landing up to the 3rd floor. Stairs up to a galleried walkway). Two convertible beds are available for children only. There are TV sockets in all rooms.
Garden with patio area with table and chairs and gas barbecue. The garden extends to approximately 2 acres with patios, lawns, pastureland with trees, shrubs, flower gardens and three terraced pools and a small stream (small children will need to be supervised). Paddock area for ball games.
A gravel driveway and courtyard in front of the property provides ample parking.
- Included: Bed linen and towels (not beach towels), Wi-Fi, electricity, heating (oil fired under-floor), wooden cot, high chair and stair gate.
- Pets: Up to 2 dogs allowed. (Pet charge £30.00 per dog per week).
- Telephone: Incoming and outgoing local calls only.
- Local Facilities: Pubs and restaurants in Kingsbridge 2 miles. Beaches at Salcombe 3 miles, Thurlestone and beaches 4 miles. Kingsbridge with all facilities 2 miles.
Fantastic property, perfect for friends to spend a wonderful holiday together. Owners lovely, friendly and accommodating. Slight downside not being able to walk to pub/restaurant in the evenings- party of 8 and very narrow roads not a good mix- BUT- this did not in any way spoil our fantastic 2 weeks.
This is an excellent rental property with the owners on site, going above and beyond what was required to ensure a very good holiday for the whole family. Beautiful well cared for property and gardens.
Exceptionally spacious well appointed accommodation with beautifully maintained gardens. We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Spotlessly clean and nicely presented on arrival. Friendly helpful owners on site. Beautifully maintained garden. Highly recommended.
Yes and we would return.
Very much so - exactly as we had hoped for .
Can always count on toad hall cottages to be first rate, and will certainly be back again. Fantastic.
All round excellent service and fabulous time at Easton Court.
This was beautiful, well equipped accommodation, set in a lovely location. There were facilities nearby, gift shops, supermarkets, leisure centre and beaches so everything was within reach. It was a restful and relaxing holiday for 11 of us (and the dog) and was an extremely reasonable price for a week away in five star accommodation. Thoroughly recommended. The sun was also shining!
Ring O' Bells
(Less than a mile)
A convenient place to stop and enjoy the views over the Salcombe Estuary from the large rear sun terrace. Inside there is a cosy lounge bar and family friendly restaurant serving an extensive menu of traditional pub favourites, along with daily specials and Sunday carvery.
Ring o Bells West Alvington, Kingsbridge TQ7 3PG (T: 01548 857227)
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Excellent value with groupon
Used a Groupon voucher which made it Great value. Warm welcome, good portions, lovely home made pie. Pub grub at its best.
Very impressed. Food was excellent, Staff very attentive and friendly. We visited twice in the week we were in the area.
Very friendly staff, lovely food - we enjoyed the weekly pub quiz.
Lovely food and very nice friendly staff we were made to feel very welcome, even took part in the weekly quiz.
Popped in here for a pint whilst staying nearby. Traditional pub with a nice sunny spot on the decking with a great view.
The Crabshell Inn
(Less than a mile)
This is a great spot to enjoy a meal or drink of two if you’re in the area, with plenty of outdoor seating taking full advantage of the glorious views over the estuary. The acclaimed menu is made up of gourmet pizzas, burgers, seafood and lots more including kids options; and the bar has a great atmosphere in the evenings with live music most Fridays.
The Crabshell Inn The Quay, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ (T: 01548 852345)
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The best meal of our holiday! And we had eaten really well and had some lovely meals. But this was something else. The food was delicious. Full of taste. Vibrant. Different. The staff were friendly, welcoming and knew their stuff.
Amazing food and friendly staff. A great atmosphere during the summer months and warm and cosy in winter.
Restaurant is in a great location, good seafood and dogs allowed. We had a very nice lunch.
Good if you like pizza. On the expensive side compared with other venues
Amazing fish platter! Loved this place so much we went twice, second time we had mussels which again were amazing
Rubbish customer service! Rang on 2 weekend days and 2 week days. Too busy Friday and Saturday “wouldn’t even bother coming in to wait”was the comment when we telephoned each time to book for 4 on any evening. On one of the weekdays, “I’d struggle to get you even pizzas later”; on the other, “We’re not fully booked but we’re busy so can’t book you in”! Absolutely rubbish! If I could press zero stars, I would!!!
tried to book for the Friday night but was told it was fully booked but still come along as walk in customers, we did and got a table about 20 mins later, nightmare trying to get a drink at the bar whilst waiting for the table. The chicken burger was the best. The place is very busy and a lovely atmosphere, would go there again
Lovely location but food a bit chaotic! When we visited they had run out of several menu options but didn’t tell us when we were given the menus. Also, when one of the dishes we had ordered arrived it wasn’t as described on the menu but no explanation or apology was given. Expensive for what it was.
Lovely place on the waterfront, good food and drinks.
Excellent service inside because outside was, as always full, even with an England match on. Food was really good and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will return next year.
Good food, great atmosphere with views over estuary. Very good selection of Gluten free food.
Great food. Perfect to sit outside on a summer day
Lovely cuppa before and after paddle boarding with Waterborn which is situated next door. Excellent waterfront location and friendly staff.
A nice meal here. Great staff and quality food.
Fab food and friendly staff
Great place. We only stopped for coffee and take out from the Deli but worth a visit. Staff were very friendly and it's very dog friendly.
We had a fantastic meal here during a paddle boarding weekend and we were definitely not disappointed. The scallops were cooked to perfection. The place has a great atmosphere as well as great food. We booked in advance which was probably a good idea as it was very busy.
Lovely food and staff were very nice and helpful would go again.
Lovely food and great atmosphere
Loved the pizzas and watching paddle boarders go by.
Love this place. Great spot on the estuary, good selection of local ales and decent food too.
The Creeks End
(Less than a mile)
Centrally located this is a good choice for lunch, coffee or a cream tea while shopping in Kingsbridge or for a few drinks in the evening. Sit outside in the summer or enjoy the friendly bar inside, and choose from an extensive menu including children’s options.
The Creeks End Inn Squares Quay, Kingsbridge TQ7 1HZ (T: 01548 853434)
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Fantastic Sunday Lunch - Beef cooked to perfection.
Very friendly and reasonably priced good variety of ales and extensive menu
Good service & lovely food. Spectacular location
had a nice evening meal in here, although a tad expensive we thought.
Marvellous place to eat whatever time of day you choose to dine. We visited a number of times and the food was consistently excellent at reasonable prices.
A couple of lovely evening meals here, very good menu and friendly helpful service. My husband said the local ale was super!! We shall be back next time we visit Kingsbridge. February 2018
Good food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere
Had Sunday lunch here. Staff very friendly & helpful & food was excellent.
A perfect location close to our property.Friendly staff providing a 1st class service-both food and drink very good
Love this place, friendly and good beer/food Sorry we missed Easter music nights
popped in for a carvery, really good value and nice food. Very welcoming
Friendly pub, good selection of pub grub and reasonably priced. Ended up having a few family meals here whilst spending a week in Kingsbridge
The Seven Stars
(Less than a mile)
A popular all-rounder in the heart of Kingsbridge serving coffee and cakes, bar snacks, light lunches and evening meals in contemporary surroundings. The menu is modern British with an emphasis on high quality, fresh local ingredients. Plenty of parking and outdoor seating.
The Seven Stars Mill Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1ED (T: 01548 852331)
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Started using this in 2005. Was the place and getting a seat was very difficult. Personally think it has priced itself out of the market. No problems in finding a table nowadays. Pints are always short and the landlady/owner is not too pleased when you ask to be " topped up". I was told she had to watch her spillages but this is not my problem. At £4.20 a pint! I expect a pint!
we are very disapponted in The Seven Stars. The service was appalling, very long waiting time. We understand that during holiday season one has to wait long but this was due to the attitude of the waitress. We visited this attraction two times and after the second time we decided never to go there again. I ordered a grilled plaice and the fish was just not cooked. I told the waitress that I wanted the fish very well done and she snapped at me that the fish was well done. I couldn't eat it and sent it back. I still had to pay seventeen pounds for an uncooked fish and the the plate was taken away I mentioned this to the waiter. He just hummed and walked away without even apologizing. They were just not interested. Although the first time we ate there was not terible and the starter was good food I would certainly not recommend this attraction. The toilet was filthy as well.
Nice pub. Food was ok. Friendly staff and reasonable prices
Best pub food in Kingsbridge and very friendly.... good outside sitting area
Kerala Delicacies - Kingsbridge
(Less than a mile)
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We had a lovely meal here. Highly recommend the Goan fish curry.
Interesting South Indian food, lots of dishes I'd not see before and really nicely presented. A proper restaurant experience rather than the curry houses we get back home.
(Less than a mile)
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!
Click here for further information
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
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!
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.
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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!
The Haven Spa
The Haven is a friendly local spa in a quiet corner of Kingsbridge providing an opportunity to revitalise the mind, regenerate the body, and above all rest and relax in a peaceful and calming environment. Choose from an extensive range of Elemis therapies and spa packages to heighten the relaxing experience of a holiday break.
The Haven Spa The Old Workhouse, Kingsbridge TQ7 1EQ (T: 01548 855922)
Enjoy 10% off all treatments with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card
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Great little spa with friendly professional staff - loved it
Accessed either by boat, via a 10-minute walk through the woods from parking at Mill Bay, or a stroll from the Salcombe to East Portlemouth Ferry, Sunny Cove is a sandy beach which, as you might expect, catches the sun throughout the day, weather pending. It’s on the East Portlemouth side of the Salcombe Estuary opposite North Sands beach and Fort Charles, the ruined fortification that was originally constructed during the reign of Henry VIII to defend the Kingsbridge Estuary against French and Spanish Pirates. It’s a relatively gentle spot for swimming and ideal for picnics, lazy summer afternoons, and reaching on kayaks and paddle boards from other nearby beaches as well as being the perfect spot for building sandcastles. That said, the tide can come in quite quickly so make sure you don’t get caught out and be careful of the swell when bringing boats into the beach. Head there for the day in the summer or as a stop off en route to the café at Gara Rock or a longer walk along the coast path towards Prawle Point. Dogs are welcome all year round but keep in mind that there aren’t any facilities in the immediate vicinity (it would be a 10-15-minute walk along wooded footpaths) so take your sandwiches with you!
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Best reached by direct boat access but easy enough walk from ferry or mill bay car park. Our favourite beach.
North Sands, Salcombe
The first beach as you walk along the Cliff Road out of Salcombe, North Sands sits in a valley and is a sandy horseshoe shaped beach that’s expansive at low tide. Thanks to its shape and location, it’s extremely popular in the summer because there’s plenty of space to set up camp for the day with buckets, spades and fishing nets in tow for avid marine biologists and sand castle connoisseurs. The beach has a fresh water stream running through it from the top of the valley, which, aside from providing hours of entertainment for accompanying dogs and a marvellous place to wash the sand off your feet, also means that the beach is largely wet sand, so don’t forget to take something to sit on if you’re heading there for the day. Popular with swimmers, despite the chilly water, North Sands provides a wonderful view out of the mouth of the Salcombe estuary and into the deep blue yonder so, for keen photographers, it’s ideal. If the weather is right then it’s a favourite amongst body boarders or even surfers on choppier days, and it’s a great place to take the paddle boards and kayaks if you happen to have them. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round, unlike many of the beaches in the area, there are toilets over the road and there’s a car park with charges from £1 throughout the year. The cherry on top of this beautiful location is The Winking Prawn café and restaurant that’s right next to the beach. Open all year round they serve everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner to coffee, tea and cake, and in the summer they provide a barbecue in the garden overlooking the sea. It is popular though so leave a little time to queue for that Salcombe Dairy honeycomb ice cream in the height of summer!
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North Sands is a wonderful beach great for families, the winking prawn restaurant is great for anything from snacks to a full meal stunning views out to sea
Very nice beach for dog lovers and good café.
Gorgeous, just stunning! Brilliant beach, fabulous cafe (Winking Prawn) and good priced car park! Love, love, love it!!
Superb safe and stunningly picturesque
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A fabulous beach. Especially great fun at low tide for a water loving Labrador. We enjoyed our visits here. We also loved the passenger ferry from here to Salcombe. Beautiful beach.
Beautiful beach lovely and clean. Small car park free to N.T. members. Highly recommended. Drawback no immediate café available. Venus café nearest but a trek if not mobile.
Lovely beach well worth a visit. Dog friendly as well. Well worth the £7-50 national trust car parking fee.
amazing beach, dog friendly, only downside is the toilets near the National Trust hut are very poor
South Milton Sands
A long stretch of sand broken only by the South Milton Ley freshwater reed bed, South Milton Sands is a dramatic beach that’s exposed to the elements, making it something of a chameleon throughout the year. Rugged in its beauty, there’s nothing quite like watching the sun set at this beach behind an iconic rock archway in the water; it really is spectacular, particularly if you do so over dinner in the summer months from The Beach Café, a small but perfectly formed restaurant and café that’s perched just above the sand. If you want a table inside then you really do have to book this one, but if the weather is fine then eating outside is a joy. The beach is sandy and popular on windy days with kite surfers and windsurfers, but in calmer weather is perfect for a summer swim. Dogs are welcome at South Milton throughout the year, there’s a National Trust car park by the beach which costs from £5 for the day, £3 after 4pm or is free for National Trust members. There are also toilets nearby. It’s also worth knowing that in the summer months lifeguards are in situ from 6th July until 8th September, keeping everyone safe in the sun, sea and sand. When the weather is less conducive to sitting and admiring the view, South Milton is perfectly placed for a stroll along the coast path either towards Hope Cove and around towards Salcombe if you fancy making a day of it, or in the opposite direction you can walk towards Bantham and Bigbury on Sea. It’s a wonderful place to explore and watch Devon’s wildlife in all its glory.
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great beach only bad thing is its owned by the national trust and parking is £5.00 no matter how short or long you want to stay no option of paying by the hour
A great beach but at £5 a day to visit (National Trust!) rather expensive. Variable rate better.
Excellent beach, well maintained and dogs allowed all year round. Great range of activities to enjoy from swimming, snorkelling, SUP, kite surfing, kayaking and scrambling when the tide is out. Loved it and will return
Amazin beach - especially when the tide goes out and all the rock pools come out to play!!! Shame about the coarse 'sand', but that can't be helped; just get some shingle shoes. If you want sand go to North Sands or Bantham!
A glorious beach! Dog friendly, sandy, rock pools at the far end. Parking handy, spectacular views - the stone arch beats Durdle Door in my mind..... Delightful. Loved it.
Fabulous dog friendly beach with amazing views
Fantastic sandy beach for everything, rock pools, building sandcastles body boarding.
South Sands, Salcombe
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A beautiful sandy beach that is superb for children as you have to go out quite a way before the water gets deep. Water sports available. Access is via very narrow lanes so be prepared to reverse and parking is very limited.