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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: SOLSTI
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Solstice is a charming, attractive cottage dating back to the 1800s which is tucked away within the centre of the delightful South Hams village of Blackawton in South Devon. Much of the area surrounding the village is part of South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty depicting rolling countryside, rugged cliffs, shingle beaches and sandy coves. Blackawton is a delightful, unspoilt village which has a genuine community ambience and is also home to one locally renowned pub and a well stocked community shop. The nearest beach at Strete Gate is only 5 miles away, the popular maritime town of Dartmouth and the famous stretch of coast between Slapton and Torcross are 6 miles away, and Woodlands Adventure Park which is a family favourite is only a mile away.

Solstice has been sympathetically restored whilst retaining character features such as an inglenook fireplace with wood stove, beamed ceilings and slate floors; and yet it provides amenities to meet and exceed modern day expectations to include a well equipped kitchen with range oven, two bathrooms and a lovely sunny garden. Solstice won’t fail to delight in offering homely and comfortable accommodation for both couples and families alike. 

Front door opens into hallway. Door into superb beamed living area. Lounge area with two sofas, one chair, wood burning stove, feature stained glass window, LED HD internet TV and DVD player. Archway into spacious kitchen dining room. Dining area with table to comfortably accommodate 4. A traditionally designed modern kitchen boasts an electric range oven with two ovens, separate grill and 5 hob plates, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and is equipped with beautiful vintage crockery. Back door opens onto rear patio and garden beyond. Stairs from hallway lead to first floor landing: Double bedroom with 4ft 6inch bed, built in wardrobe, wall mounted TV and pleasant views towards village church. Twin bedroom, L shaped room with two 3ft single beds, open hanging, dressing table and views over rear garden. Petit shower room with large shower enclosure, hand basin and WC. Stairs to second floor: Modern bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, hand basin and WC.

Paved patio with table and chairs accessed from the kitchen  - a perfect sunny position for breakfast. A small number of shallow steps lead up to an enclosed grassed garden which receives the sun all day and is planted with mature shrubs plus it has a wooden bench and a summer garden cabin. Rear access to neighbouring cottage.

On road parking possible opposite the cottage.

  • Included: Bed linen and towels, WiFi, travel cot, high chair and stair gate (both available on request), electricity, central heating (oil).
  • Pets: 1 small – medium sized dog welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per week.
  • Telephone: Mobile reception mixed depending upon network.
  • Local Facilities: Village shop with Post Office and one village pub within short walking distance, The George.  Dartmouth 6 miles.   Totnes 10 miles.  Kingsbridge 9 miles.  Beaches at Blackpool Sands: 5 miles, Slapton: 4.5 miles, Strete Gate (dog friendly year round): 5 miles. Golf 2 miles.

May 2019

We bought some cleaning products and cleaned up before we left however the property couldn’t be faulted, thank you for letting us stay there, we will be rebooking for another date

November 2018

No more comments just booked with you again ..

July 2018

Although the £5 voucher for the village shop was useful,we would have preferred some milk in the fridge,the shop was closed when we arrived which meant a trip in to Dartmouth before we could have a hot drink

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Solstice. We have passed your comments onto the owners who have informed us that they leave the £5 voucher instead of foodstuffs due to the wide variety of dietary preferences and requirements, the voucher also helps support the Blackawton Community Shop. The cleaner is more than happy to shop for guests prior to their arrival if they would like milk/etc in the fridge so please do feel free to ask at the time of booking. We hope to welcome you back to Solstice again in the future.

- The Toad Hall Team

October 2017

Yes very much

September 2017

Brilliant holiday loved property and will definitely revisit

September 2017

Yes, we once again thoroughly enjoyed our visit (2nd time). We will be back next year.

September 2017

We enjoyed our stay very much in spite of the weather. The locals are really friendly.

May 2017

We had a very enjoyable stay at solstice, couldn't fault the cottage, would just like to order nice weather for next time

September 2016

If you want a quiet and relaxing holiday with good access to most places of interest in the South Hams area, the village of Blackawton is the ideal place to stay.

June 2015

This is our first experience of dealing with Toad Hall Cottages. Communication has been excellent, efficient, friendly and very accommodating. The accommodation is of a high standard with modern facilities and equipment. Clear and detailed instructions are made available for the guests plus a re-assurance that all the safety checks for rented properties have been made and are up to date. It is certainly a service that we will use again.

January 2015

We had a lovely Christmas week in Solstice. Very cosy and lovely comfortable beds. Large cooker was great. Excellent meal at the Normandy and locals in pub very friendly. The caretaker was fabulous.

January 2015

What a beautiful cottage and village. We had a great New Year and lots of visits to the beaches in the area. Stunning!

October 2014

A really lovely cottage in a great village. Freddie loved the playground up the road. Very well equipped cottage in a great location. Many thanks.

October 2014

Two weeks in the lovely village of Blackawton flew by, and the cottage is everything we could have wished for. A return visit is definitely in prospect.

October 2014

So lucky with the weather. Really nice cottage. well equipped and refurb to a good standard, and showers that work. Thank you to Louise and the owners, will definitely recommend and want to return soon.

September 2014

Solstice is a really lovely cottage. The standard of the interiors and kitchen equpitment is very high. We stayed there for a week with our 11 month old son and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is great for exploring Devon and the village of Blackawton is great. Good pub, community shop and kids playground. Everything you need for a lovely family holiday.

August 2014

Very comfortable cottage in a friendly village location.

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