South Manor Cottage, Gerston


From £495

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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: SMANOR
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


“Romantic destination” is a term that can be very overused, but here is one, we assure you, that will exceed all your expectations. Imagine arriving after a tedious journey and opening the door onto a spacious room with magnificent Georgian fireplace, limestone flooring, comfy and elegant furniture, off which is a modern well-equipped kitchen. You dump your bags in the huge double bedroom, glance at the tasteful bathroom as you return downstairs to light the fire, although the under floor heating means the room is already warm. You open a complimentary bottle of wine, get out your favourite book as you sink into the sofa, listening to the crackle of the fire and just enjoy being in somewhere special. And it is special. With direct access down to a beautiful creek and the foreshore of the Salcombe estuary, the site dates back to William the Conqueror and where you are staying is part of the Manor House, which was originally built in 1088. You are in the beautiful South Hams, halfway between Salcombe and Kingsbridge and within striking distance of golden sandy beaches, stunning coastline and wonderful scenic walks. Excellent inns and restaurants abound with so much else to do that a week is just not long enough. But hey, it’s certainly worth a try.

“In thirty years of renting holiday accommodation around Britain, South Manor Cottage is by far the best we have stayed in.”  Brian and Julie.
“My husband brought me here as a surprise for my birthday!! It is the most amazing and romantic place I have ever been to! Beautiful cottage, beautiful countryside! He will have to drag me away kicking and screaming. Thank you. A truly MAGICAL place!!"  Mark and Lucena

Please Note: The property is not suitable for children but immobile babies are welcome.

Gravelled path up to porch and door into lounge/diner. Beautiful oak table set in window overlooking front garden. Feature stone fireplace with woodburner stove, 3 seater sofa, fireside armchair and 24” flat screen TV/DVD with Freeview. Contemporary kitchen, equipped with granite worktops, electric cooker with ceramic hob and twin grill and oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave. Stairs to landing and large bathroom, with limestone floor and wall tiles, bath (shower over) hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaver point. Oak floored double bedroom with 5ft bed, wardrobe, dressing table, sofa and occasional 3’ single bed.

Pretty front walled garden, partially laid to lawn provided with tables and chairs. A private communal lane (shared with the other properties in the group) leads down to the creek and foreshore, where at high tide small boats may be launched.

For up to 2 cars adjacent to property.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), initial supply of logs, full under-floor central heating and electricity. Wi-Fi.
  • Telephone: No telephone.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches Salcombe estuary and other South Hams beaches all within 10 minutes drive.
  • Inns, Restaurants, shops, supermarkets and other amenities in Kingsbridge, 1½ miles. Salcombe 4 miles.

June 2019

Sixth time back and wonderfully relaxing break in our home from home. Can't wait until next time. Love this place. Thank you.

June 2019

Lovely cottage and grounds. Enjoyable. Made to feel very welcome.

June 2019

Yes we had a lovely week even though the weather was unseasonable !

September 2018

Absolutely love this place and will be returning again!

September 2018

Fantastic hosts and amazing accommodation. A lovely holiday.

September 2018

A true gem tucked away in beautiful Devon countryside. What more could you want. Quality accommodation, excellent local food, thoughtful hosts. Truly 5 star holiday.

July 2018

We had a wonderful time, especially being able to wander down to the creek and while away the time on the bench. The standard of accommodation was superb as was the provision of cleaning materials and equipment. This is the first cottage to supply an omelette pan - excellent. The only negative was some of the door knobs were difficult to turn especially the bathroom one - may be a challenge for people with worse arthritis than mine. A bird book in the cottage would be useful to as we had forgotton to bring ours.

July 2018

Secluded cottage set amidst stunning scenery. Lots of splendid walks in the area. Superb accommodation.

July 2018

Fab holiday. Fantastic cottage. First time in Devon. Lots of sunshine. We will be back.

July 2018

Fantastic secluded location. Need a car and need to be able bodied. Owners were really helpful about advising best places to visit and eat. Have already recommended property to friends.

June 2018

We've had a lovely stay at your wonderful cottage. The location couldn't be more idyllic and we had some amazing meals in local restaurants and pubs. A very special part of the world.

May 2018

This cottage is furnished to a standard far exceeding that of an average holiday let. We could not think of anything more that one would need in ones own home - maybe SKY. The cottage is situated in tasteful ,peaceful surroundings , a ten to 15 minute drive (not for the faint-hearted!) to Kingsbridge which has all the amenities. The location gives a reasonably short journey ( depending on tractors!) to beautiful South Devon resorts - eg Brixham, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Hope Cove & Burgh Island. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this idyllic cottage .

July 2017

Yes we loved our stay in the cottage - great location to get out and about and do things even if some of the roads in Devon are a little frightening!!

July 2017

Yes absolutely fine, condition, facilities and location of this cottage were all excellent,, excellent stay. Please pass on our comments to the owner.

June 2017

Enjoyed our stay very much. Cottage owners very welcoming and helpful.

May 2017

South Manor cottage is tranquil, light and airy. After a day spent exploring the beaches and countryside of the South Hams, it was a comfort to return to its warm and welcoming interior. We did feel that the owners genuinely cared about their guests: the wine and biscuits on arrival were much appreciated by us, but so was the comfy bed, excellent shower and high standard of cleanliness. The location of South Manor offers something for everyone, gorgeous tea shops in Totnes and Kingsbridge, walks in outstanding countryside from the doorstep, a chance to explore deserted beaches reached by narrow green lanes, or just watching the birds swoop in front of the sitting room window as we drank a morning cuppa. We had a wonderful time.

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