- Property code: PCOTT
- Changeover day: Friday
- Designated parking
- Real fire
- Short Breaks available
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
Located a short distance from Moreleigh and less than a mile from the riverside wooded valley of the River Avon, Preston House Cottage, the wing of a 16th century manor house, is buried deep in the countryside but conveniently located within easy driving distance to the stunning beaches of the South Hams and of course Dartmoor and surrounding areas. Crammed full of character with beamed ceilings, ancient features and quirky sloping floors, this beautiful grade II listed building has been sympathetically updated and provides comfortable cosy accommodation and smart interiors, perfect for couples or a small family at any time of the year.
A flight of stone steps with handrail lead down from parking area to gravelled pathway and entrance. Ground floor: Entrance area with small step up to cloakroom and WC. Step down to utility room with dishwasher, washer dryer and freezer. Kitchen dining room with electric cooker with double oven and hob, microwave, integrated fridge with ice compartment, breakfast bar. Dining table to seat four. Door to patio. Cosy lounge with sofas, TV and DVD player, wood burning stove. Staircase to First Floor: Bedroom 1: Wrought iron kingsize 5ft bed with built in wardrobe and chest of drawers, sloping uneven wooden floors. Bedroom 2: Twin 3ft single beds with built in wardrobes and chest of drawers. Family bathroom with pear shaped bath and shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Enclosed patio with flagstone paving flooring, garden table and chairs, gas barbecue. Small private deck area adjoining the cottage with table and chairs. The cottage has use of a half acre paddock for dog walking.
On driveway for up to two cars.
Included: Bed linen and towels (not beach towels) standard cot, high chair and stair gate, Wifi, electricity, oil central heating, initial basket of logs (winter)
Pets: One well behaved dog welcome. £25 pet charge per pet, per week (Not permitted in bedrooms or on furniture.)
Telephone: No Telephone, mobile signal mixed, good with O2.
Smoking: Not permitted
Beach: Bantham 8 miles Shop: Loddiswell 4 miles Excellent village Pub: Moreleigh 1.5 miles
Golf: Thurlestone 8 miles Town: Kingsbridge 6 miles
The quality of the property and the nice little touches provided by the owners were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. We were very sad to leave after such a lovely stay.
Yes, wonderful stay. Lovely, friendly yet unobtrusive owners on site. Cottage clean, comfortable and warm with lots of thoughtful extras on top of the essential equipment list.
South Devon Chilli Farm & Café
A ten acre site dedicated to farming chillies of all shapes, sizes and heat! Lots to do here including tours of the farm, chilli tastings, kids play area and a bright and airy café with beautiful views. Chilli beer, savoury cream teas with chilli jam and chocolate chilli con carne are specialities using chillies grown on the farm, alongside more traditional offerings.
South Devon Chilli Farm & Café Wigford Cross, Loddiswell TQ7 4DX (T: 01548 550782)
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An excellent small venue - with everything chilli and everything you wanted to know about chillis - with a good little café and very friendly staff. Lots of 'gifts' to buy or things with which to spoil oneself. Easy to find and with plenty of parking.
Well worth a visit and ideal for a chilli themed breakfast - staff are helpful and provide expert advice in respect of chilli growing. Lots of produce to buy too - home grown Padron Peppers were available to buy and were perfect!
Fabulous place to see all kinds of chillies growing, and a chance to take home some hot goodies! We've visited at different times in the year, and there is always something different to see (and activities for younger children, such as crafts).
The New Inn - Morleigh
With an interesting history dating back to the17th Century, The New Inn is a good place to stop for simple yet high quality food and a good selection of quality wines and real ales. Famous locally for its delicious steaks and homemade puddings, there are lots of cosy corners to sit with a pint or chat to the locals.
The New Inn Back Rd, Moreleigh, Totnes TQ9 7JH (T: 01548 821326)
The Old Inn
This conveniently placed country pub, originally built in the 14th century and today offering good quality locally sourced food is a great place to stop off and enjoy lunch, dinner or a traditional Devon cream tea. Ample parking, friendly staff and a large garden add to the appeal.
The Old Inn Halwell TQ9 7JA (T: 01803 712329)
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Very friendly staff and a very good meal.
Avon Mill Garden Centre & Café
A great place to stop for coffee or a meal after browsing the plants and gifts at this attractive riverside garden centre. Delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and cream teas are all served in the warm and comfortable café with outdoor seating for sunny days.
Avon Mill Garden Centre & Café Woodleigh Road, Loddiswell TQ7 4DD (T: 01548 550338)
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Nice food, very busy when we went and had to queue for a while. Nice conservatory room, definitely a good place for breakfasts or afternoon tea.
An upmarket garden centre with associated other 'outlets'. A very pleasant cash extraction facility, should you have an upmarket garden and/or excess cash.
Located in a lovely area. Reminiscent of other multi purpose garden centres although on a smaller scale. Cafe does very good scones.
Lovely garden centre with some additional shops. Enjoyed our Devon cream tea in the cafe - 2 scones par cream tea and the scones were large!
Lovely breakfasts and very friendly service. Highly recommended.
Delicious cream teas with gigantic warm scones. Beautiful riverside waalks nearby. Dog friendly.
The Loddiswell Inn
Good local with good selection of pub grub and special deals. Sunday roast particularly good!
Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Helpful staff. Friendly villagers.
Simply Soulful Yoga run by Donna McCheyne offers holistic treatments, yoga classes, workshops and retreats in Salcombe & Kingsbridge. Seasonal yoga classes include Stand up Paddleboard Yoga and Beach Yoga, and treatments are available in her Kingsbridge based treatment room or your holiday cottage. Donna is a qualified Yoga Teacher (FRYOG), SUP instructor and Holistic Therapist.
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Triocean Surf Shop
When in South Devon get out onto the water – or at least, that seems to be the unwritten mantra. So what you will need is the right equipment and for that you need to go to Triocean Surf Shop. South Devon's largest surf and water-sports shop located just two miles from Bantham Beach, well known as one of the premier surf spots in Devon and where, as we have mentioned, you will find some excellent tutors to get you riding waves like a pro. This is the place to buy wetsuits, surfboards, surfboard shapers, kayaks, body boards and paddle boards. See you on the water!
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Bought a wetsuit from here for the summer and the guys were so helpful. Price matched a website I'd seen the suit on and gave me loads of good advice about the local beaches. Bantham is great but mind the rip!
Great place to hire equipment, they even provide soft racks if you don't have one
Woodlands Family Theme Park
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I like Woodlands because it is entertaining whatever the weather
Brilliant day out for all ages.
No matter what the weather is you'll have a day of fun. Only downside is that if your 7 year old is a bit tall for their age they will be charged an adult ticket price
Don't expect Alton Towers- but if you want a great place to spend the day and keep the kids entertained, then this is the best there is in South Devon. I'd say better for 7-13s than anything over....
My daughter and granddaughter really enjoyed this park and was amazed how big it was and how many attractions it had.
The Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, located on Fore Street in the original 17th century Grammar School, contains something for all the family, whatever the weather. Visitors can discover the story of Kingsbridge and the South Hams and explore the original schoolroom, the Victorian Kitchen, the Farm Gallery and much more.
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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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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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Stunning beach, and you can get takeaway cream tea from the cafe to have on the beach!!
Our family 's favourite beach
The cost of the parking steep
Perfect venue for a sunny day! Secluded beach which is clean and tidy, with a cafe, snack bar and shop, beach equipment hire too
Beautiful location but shame it a shingle beach and not sandy. Also very disappointed with the £8 fee to park the car .
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.
Lovely clean beach in super location along coastal road. Great place to visit.
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Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful
Simply stunning and well worth the steep (ish) walk down from the National Trust car park at Ringmore. When there - it's hard to imagine the horrors of today's modern world.
Well worth the walk with beautiful views of Burgh island from the coast path. We were the only ones there on a very sunny day in April. Perfect.
Leas Foot Sands
A small sandy beach belonging to Thurlestone Golf Club, those who have been on regular Devon weekend breaks and holidays will have seen this beach change somewhat in recent years thanks to storm damage, but the evolving landscape merely adds to its charm. A 200-metre walk down a paved path from the golf club and its car park and you find yourself heading down a gentle slope onto the sand, with the option of enjoying the beach in its own right or walking along the coast in either direction towards Bantham or South Milton Sands. Dogs are allowed here at any time, which of course adds to the appeal for walkers, and if you fancy stopping somewhere for lunch then Thurlestone village nearby is home to a charming pub that’s cryptically named The Village Inn, which is suitable for the whole family and wonderfully cosy in the winter months. Alternatively head to the Beachhouse café at South Milton for lunches and evenings meals with a view of the sunset, or cups of tea and brownies from the Gastrobus at Bantham. It is one of the area’s quieter beaches, often acting as a place to wander past rather than one to spend the whole day on, but given its easy access and the proximity of the car park, and the golf club, it’s a delightful little spot in which to while away the afternoon.
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A very nice beach with quite a lot of sand at times. So easy to access, even managed to get both (octogenarian) parents to it and my mother in the sea for a paddle!
This is possibly the best beach in the whole of England
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Fantastic sandy beach and so big. My dog loved running around and jumping into the water. Plenty of space for all.
A short walk (less than a mile) from Thurlestone, this is a stunning beach. Lots of shallow water with sand underfoot, truly amazing.
Beautiful beach. Nightmare of a road (especially in high season) to get to it. Worth it though when you get there.
Can get busy with surfers, but a beautiful place with a wide sandy beach. Lots of room for everyone.