- Property code: ORCHV
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY IS SUITABLE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 6 ADULTS.
Orchard View is situated in the pretty village of South Pool, this charming property was originally two cottages, now joined together to provide a great base for friends and families to enjoy their holiday. Orchard View has a playroom, lounge with log burner, a small seating area, a kitchen diner and five bedrooms. There is a large paddock with trampoline and adventure playground and parking for three cars, along with two terrace areas for enjoying al fresco meals, and beautiful views across the valley to the church, village and countryside beyond. This is a lovely property to explore this beautiful part of South Devon.
The village of South Pool sits on an inlet of the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Estuary, allowing water access for boating and watersports’ enthusiasts. The popular pub The Millbrook Inn sits in the heart of the village, serving delicious food and hosting events such as The Millbrook Nativity along with live music to accompany your Sunday Roast, and barbecues through the summer. There are a number of scenic walks around the village and the beautiful sandy beaches at East Portlemouth and Millbay, along with the foot ferry to Salcombe are just three miles away. Further beaches are within four miles at Beesands and Torcross, and both these villages have good local pubs, and other popular eateries. A fifteen minute drive will take you to the market town of Kingsbridge, with shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and a cinema. Dartmouth is around thirty minutes away with shops and eateries along with the historic castle and the Royal Naval college. Woodlands leisure park is great for a family day out, and those keen on walking can explore the South West Coast Path nearby and Dartmoor a forty minute drive away. With lots to explore a week may not be long enough.
GUESTS MAKING USE OF THE REDUCED RATE FOR SMALLER PARTIES PLEASE SPECIFY AT TIME OF BOOKING WHICH BEDS ARE REQUIRED.
Porch into living/kitchen/dining room, two, two seater sofas, TV, DVD and VCR player, electric log burner effect heater, dining table and seating for 6, kitchen with fridge, microwave, small dishwasher, staircase to small hallway, door into bunk room, two sets of bunk beds. From hall door leads too double bedroom, 4’6’’ bed and hand basin. From hall, door into bathroom, WC, hand basin, bath with hand held shower, heated towel rail. From kitchen diner, small hall/seating area with 2 wicker chairs and small 2 seater wicker sofa, door to utility room, washing machine and dryer, under counter fridge and freezer, sink, door to rear access walkway. Lounge with log burner two 2 seater sofas’ and an armchair, TV. Door to playroom, small child size table and chairs, two 2 seater sofas, games and toys. Stairs to second wing, double bedroom 4’6’’ bed dual aspect. Door to bunk room bunk beds. Door to WC with hand basin. Door to bathroom, corner bath with electric shower over, WC and hand basin. Door to double bedroom, 4’6’’ bed.
To the front, terrace area, table for 4 and table for 2, seating for 6. To the side another courtyard with picnic bench. Large sloping paddock with picnic bench and Weber charcoal BBQ, also contains trampoline and adventure playground (with monkey bars, play house, swings, small climbing wall, cargo net, small balance beams).
for 3 cars on the drive maintaining access to the first cottage at all times.
- Included:Bed linen, towels and electricity.
- Dogs: 1 Well behaved dog welcome. We do ask that dogs do not climb or sit on the furniture nor go in the bedrooms and are not left in the property without their owner. Pet Charge £30 per pet per week .
- Wi-Fi (also available at The Millbrook Inn)
- Landline Telephone / Mobile reception mixed.
- No smoking. Please can you remove your shoes.
- Local Facilities:Beaches: Millbay and East Portlemouth beaches, 3 miles.Pub: In the village. Shop and delicious home bakery: In Frogmore, 1.5 miles.Well stocked shop/garage at East Charleton, 3.5 miles. Kingsbridge: With all facilities, 6 miles.
A really nice spacious cottage in a great location.
The house is large, spacious, and very well equipped. It also has a big garden which would be wonderful in the Spring/Summer/Autumn. South Pool is a wonderful little village which was extra special at Christmas time. The house was perfect for the six adults and six children in our party. The "two sides" upstairs were ideal for 2/3 families - or, in our case, two families of five and two grandparents. The facilities and equipment were excellent, to the extent that we had a superb home cooked Christmas Dinner exactly as we would have at home. And the children's playroom was a real bonus. A real "extra large" home from home.
(Less than a mile)
A small pub in a beautiful setting serving excellent classic English pub food with a hint of French thrown in. Under the watchful eye of Head Chef Dave Gobbett, here you'll find true seasonal field to plate eating accompanied by local ales and good quality French wines. Sunday roasts accompanied by live Jazz are especially popular.
Millbrook Inn South Pool, Kingsbridge TQ7 2RW (T: 01548 531581)
Enjoy 20% off food for any pre-booked tables with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card (mention you are a guest on booking and present card )
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spent 3 evenings in the pub and very happy with it.....and a great band playing New Years day
Great atmosphere, good selection of beers.comfortable & welcoming & cosy.had food which was excellent but v expensive.cheapest main was about £15.a few cheaper options would have made this pub perfect.staff very helpful & welcoming
The Millbrook has a new bridge at the back to a grassy area with picnic tables, so great for kids. They do an outside BBQ at the front 5-9pm in the summer, also great for kids supper. A lovely old pub in an idyllic location!
Outstanding Sunday roast EVEN IF the lamb and the beef look exactly the same, they ain't. Fabulous staff too!
A beautiful old pub with real ales, very good food and friendly staff. Right on a stream, lovely wood fire. Lovely garden for the summer.
Lovely pub- excellent food and very dog friendly
Brilliant pub, friendly, fun staff, Charlie the landlord is working really hard to make this a great place for all to visit.
Lovely friendly and helpful staff. The best meal we had on holiday. Children were made to feel very welcome and a very reasonably priced children's menu.
My husband and I ate at Millbrook tonight, absolutely beautiful meal and great service, thank you!
An interesting and different menu- think top end gastro pub. Lovely place to be, very friendly owners and helpful staff.
Great pub, great atmosphere.
The Millbrook Inn clear only wants rich adults to come and visit, its menu does not welcome children and this is a great shame.
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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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 Bear and Blacksmith
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.
Venus Café - East Portlemouth
This branch of the local Venus chain is takeaway only but with the beach on the doorstep who needs to eat-in? Here you find quality local pasties, baguettes, ice creams, coffee and cream teas as well as buckets, spades and beach games to keep the kids entertained.
Venus Café Ferry Steps, Millbay Road, East Portlemouth TQ8 8PU (T: 01548 843558)
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lovely icecreams & friendly staff, only downside was that they closed early if it was not busy
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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Yawl & Launch Hire Salcombe
Hiring a traditional Salcombe Yawl or launch is a fabulous way to explore the Salcombe estuary taking in the beaches and wildlife along the way. The Salcombe Yawl is an attractive 16ft dingy unique to Salcombe suitable for racing or cruising with the family, or alternatively, less experienced sailors can hire a sturdier harbour launch with inboard engine to potter from beach to beach. Both are available on a weekly basis along with everything you need to have and enjoyable yet safe time on the water. Sailing tuition in a Salcombe Yawl, or leisurely skippered sails around the harbour are also available in the safe hands of experienced local sailor Scratch Hitchen.
Yawl & Launch Hire Salcombe (T: 01548 561619 M: 07966 840436)
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A visit to Salcombe to hire one of these beautiful boats is a must. Scratch will talk you through everything you need to know and then you are free to explore the estuary in style. we had a lovely day and made some great memories.
Salcombe Gin School
Following on from the success of Salcombe Gin and their onsite Distillery Bar you can now attend Gin School at the Salcombe Distilling Company on bustling Island Street. Here you take charge of a copper mini-still and a range of different ingredients to develop and distil your very own bottle of gin. Great fun and a unique souvenir to take home and remind you of your holiday …. if you don’t drink it first that is ! No children for obvious reasons
Salcombe Gin School The Boathouse, 28 Island St, Salcombe TQ8 8DP (T: 01548 288180)
Enjoy 10% discount at Salcombe Gin School and Salcombe Gin online with code TOADDISC10
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Meandered from the cottage. Nice view over the creek. Good explanation about the several gins. Enjoyed the experience. Maybe a touch expensive but it was nice!
My Gin School experience was a real highlight of my holiday in Salcombe. From the delicious (& very generous!) G&T served on arrival, to the fun of selecting my own unique blend of botanicals, and the the final joy of taking my beautifully presented, personalised bottle of gin home, the whole afternoon was interesting and enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Paper Bird Island
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My four year old son and I spent an hour here quietly absorbed in decorating some elephants for his grandparents. There were other children present, but the place was so quiet and peaceful. Great experience for children, but equally enjoyable for adults.
The whole family love this place
The kids loved it here, really creative and a great rainy day activity
Fantastic place to while away a few hours with the children entertained. The decoupage was really good and prices pretty reasonable.
Salcombe Water Limo
A family business offering skippered cruises on Salcombe estuary, aboard the beautiful motor launch, Baia Vita. Accommodating 4 guests, her looks are taken from the very best classic Italian 1960’s boats that once cruised the waters of the Riviera and Venice and guests can enjoy the renaissance of that era whilst cruising the estuary in style. Guests can choose from an hour-long cruise along the estuary, an evening cruise or, if they have a special occasion to celebrate, they can personalise the cruise to suit. Bring your own picnic and drinks - glasses are provided.
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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
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.
Gara Rock Beach
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Lovely beach. We arrived early after a steep walk down the cliff path. Had the beach initially to ourselves! Starts to get busier as the day goes on.
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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.
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.