- Property code: NEST
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Access statement available
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
The Nest is exactly as the name says a pretty, comfortable one bedroomed cottage perfect for romantic getaways to the picturesque South Hams. The cottage has a log burner for cosying up around in the winter and a terrace area to enjoy a cool glass of wine in the warmer months. Situated on the Kingsbridge to Dartmouth road, in the popular village of Frogmore which offers direct access to the creek. This charming cottage sits next door to the traditional village pub serving good quality food and drinks, and a bakery is just down the road for croissants and crusty loaves for a delicious breakfast, with plenty to see in the area, come rain or shine The Nest is a perfect base for two or two and a baby.
Frogmore is perfectly situated for exploring the local area, being situated on the Kingsbridge to Dartmouth coastal road, with good bus and car access to both towns and all the surrounding villages and beaches in between. Situated on the banks of Frogmore creek an inlet of the Salcombe and Kingsbridge estuary, which makes this village ideal for watersports’ enthusiasts. Frogmore boasts a good local pub, a bakery for purchasing delicious fresh bread, cakes and pasties, whilst getting a pint of milk and a newspaper, there are picturesque walks on the green lanes and along the estuary too. Nearby Kingsbridge and the historic naval town of Dartmouth both have a good variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and a cinema. The sailing town of Salcombe is also easily accessible via Kingsbridge or the East Portlemouth foot ferry. Slapton sands is a ten minute drive and other beaches are just a few miles away.
From parking area, Door leads into kitchen, fridge and freezer, electric hob and oven, step down into lounge/dining area, small two seater sofabed (please enquire if you wish to use this for an additional guest), large three seater corner sofa, TV with freesat, DVD, log burner, dining table and seating for 2. Narrow cottage style stairs to first floor, bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and hand basin. Bedroom, 5’ kingsize bed. Space for a travel cot.
From parking area steps up to gravel and patio terrace area, table and seating for 4, washing line.
For two cars in parking area at the rear of the cottage.
- Included: Bed linen and towels, central heating (electricity).
- Travel cot, high chair and stair gate can be hired from local company. https://3sheets2thewind.co.uk/
- Dogs: 1 Well behaved dog welcome. Pet charge £30.00 per week.
- Telephone: No telephone. Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Slapton Sands 3 miles. East Portlemouth sandy beaches 4 miles. Pub 50yards and shop 100 yards. Kingsbridge 3.5 miles. Dartmouth 9 miles. Stokeley Farm Shop 2 miles. Springfield Farm Shop 1 mile. Ashbys Leisure Store and garage 1 mile.
Lovely stay, clean and well equipped. Lovely addition of milk and wine.
Fantastic stay. Great service. Look forward to booking again in future
Thoroughly enjoyable stay
The Globe Inn
(Less than a mile)
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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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
(Less than a mile)
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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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.
The Ashburton Arms
Popular for its rock-grilled steaks, local real ales and homemade food, this a good place to stop off for a meal or pint of local ale.
The Ashburton Arms West Charleton, Kingsbridge TQ7 2AH
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(6pm - 7pm Monday - Saturday, 7pm - 8pm Sundays)
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We visited this friendly pub 3 times during our holiday because it was a couple of minutes from our accommodation. We had the Sunday roast, which was plentiful and delicious, and on one of the other occasions we had the famous 'Steak on the Rocks' which was interesting and very tasty! Our dog was made very welcome too, and on each visit was given his own portion of beef! He would love to go back, as would we!
Went for steak on the rocks. Very accommodating for our requested time but things went down hill from here. Pint of lager smelt like bad eggs, returned it to be given a fresh one and told everyone else is drinking it and no complaints. We requested a child's vegan meal due to a milk intolerance, we received an adults seafood meal, we sent this back and was told the chef won't make a child's portion. Our bill came and we were charged for a seafood linguine instead of the vegan meal which was £4 cheaper. We were told the menu had changed and the prices are now the same even though the menu we saw begged to differ. The good points, the steak was lovely.
Friendly village pub with good food (try the steak on the rocks!)
A small pub in a beautiful setting serving excellent classic English pub food with a hint of French thrown in. Under the watchful eye fo 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)
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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.
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!
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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
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.
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!
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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 Art Café
On Fore Street in Kingsbridge, The Art Café is one of those joyous places where children and adults can enjoy visiting thanks to good coffee, good cake, toasted sandwiches and tea cakes alongside a welcoming, peaceful environment. Choose from mugs, ornaments and lots more to decorate yourselves, the perfect place to visit on a rainy day with the kids (they happen occasionally), or for a little peace and quiet after a long day outdoors.
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Really good place to visit (especially if weather isnt great) that'll keep kids happy for a few hours. Be warned that whatever you make will need firing in the kiln, so will be a day or two until picking it back up usually!
Great place for kids and adults on a rainy day
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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.
A long stretch of beach with spectacular views of the sea stretching into the distance, Slapton Sands is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and for good reason. Adjacent to Slapton Ley, a freshwater lake that’s home to an abundance of wildlife and one of the many reasons people come to visit the area, the beach has a history of welcoming families in the summer for long days in the sunshine, building sandcastles, surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. It’s amazing to believe that this peaceful corner of South Devon has its place in military history as in 1943 the beach was taken over by allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. However, live ammunition and poor visibility ended in the deaths of more than 700 servicemen, so today there is a stone monument in place for Operation Tiger, as it was called, as well as a Sherman Tank at nearby Torcross. On a more current note, there is a beachside café at Slapton Sands for teas, coffees and other light bites, and there are also toilets nearby. The beach has disabled access, and also allows dogs throughout the year, so it really is fun for everyone and very easy to get to. There is parking nearby and in the summer months from May to September there is lifeguard cover. Last, but not least, a small collection of pubs reside in Torcross for those who are feeling peckish after a long day in the fresh air, or if you have been for a nice walk along the sand!
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A totally unspoilt stretch of beach with wild flowers and wonderfully coloured rocks. We were lucky to be staying on a stones throw away and spent a few happy hours there with our dog watching the locals beach fishing in the evenings - bliss!
Lovely walking -
Lovely walk for wild flowers, bird watching sea views
Clean beach.No plastic.
This is certainly a lovely beach and so little rubbish.
Really interesting area and good walks along the coast and by the Ley. Generous provision of toilets and parking and a number of places to eat. Would particularly recommend The Start Bay Inn, The Boathouse and Seabreeze Cafe at Torcross. Also very handy that there is a bus should you want to walk one way and get a bus back. Very beautiful and peaceful.
Beautiful beach right across from our Cottage
Wonderful nature reserve with well signposted walks.
Beautiful stretch of shingle beach - dogs allowed all year. Not many facilities - we went to the Strete end of the beach as there is a great little coffee hut there - great coffee and friendly staff.
Clapton Sands is beautiful. The rocks are the most beautiful colours, wild flowers abound on the beach, the views in either direction are stunning and it is rarely over crowded.One of the most wonderful areas in the U.K.
Great place for a walk along the beach and had some great events for children at Easter. Great fish and chips in the pub at the end on Torcross
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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
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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Parking charge between £3 - £8 depending on time of year, Also food good but e.g. Hawaiian Prawns (£9) consisted of 5 prawns. Not good value for money.
Lovely beach, not sandy but the stones are okay. Good food, beverages, coast guards, Nice view and not so cowded
Lovely clean beach in super location along coastal road. Great place to visit.
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.
Beautiful location but shame it a shingle beach and not sandy. Also very disappointed with the £8 fee to park the car .
Perfect venue for a sunny day! Secluded beach which is clean and tidy, with a cafe, snack bar and shop, beach equipment hire too
The cost of the parking steep
Our family 's favourite beach
Stunning beach, and you can get takeaway cream tea from the cafe to have on the beach!!