Western Knowle


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: WKNOW
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Nearby shop
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Discount for small parties
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine


Kingsbridge is the central hub of the South Hams and Western Knowle can be found at the top of this attractive, vibrant South Devon market town, within the conservation area and just a few minutes’ walk away from a diverse selection of individual shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and a cinema. This handsome town house has all the benefits that the Georgian era bestowed with well proportioned rooms, high ceilings, large shuttered windows and a charming, south facing, very private rear walled garden. The light and bright spacious rooms that retain many period features, have been totally refurbished and provide exceptional comfort in a most attractive setting. The property is an ideal choice for walkers and cyclists, with secure bike storage and all amenities to hand, so no driving necessary.

Front door into porch with glazed door to hallway. Beautiful sitting room with marble fireplace with electric fire, magnificent gilt mirror above, polished wood floor, window shutters, TV/DVD with Sky HD (includes Sky Sports and Sky Movies), two sofas, one a Chesterfield and antique furniture. Second sitting room; a large, handsome room that extends the depth of the house, with comfortable seating area including two sofas, chairs, shelves of books, a fine marble fireplace with log burner, children’s games and 2 steps up at one end with glazed doors to a conservatorywith seating. This room which also provides a storage area for logs and garden furniture opens to the garden. Superb kitchen/diner that features a decorative old range, large storage cupboards, a dresser, original slate floor and dining table to seat 8. The modern kitchen area is very well fitted and equipped, with granite work surfaces, a gas-fired Aga, gas hob and built-under electric oven, integral larder fridge and dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and portable iPod player. Adjacent cloakroom with basin and WC. An arch from kitchen leads through to slate floored conservatory, with under-floor heating, comfortable seating and doors to the garden.

From the hallway, stairs down to owners storage cellar with uneven slate floor and restricted head room. Contains washing machine, tumble dryer, and a pool sized snooker table, all of which guests are welcome to use. Stairs from the hallway to a spacious landing. Bedroom 1. A spacious double bedroom with 5ft pine sleigh bed, large pine armoire, fitted cupboards and town views. Bedroom 2. Double bedroom with 5ft pine bedstead, fitted cupboards and town views. Bedrooms 3 and 4: Twin bedrooms both with two 3ft beds and garden views. Two bathrooms, both with bath, basin and WC, one with separate shower cubicle the other with electric shower over the bath.

Steps up from the pavement to pathway to front door. At the rear of the house is a beautiful, totally enclosed, walled garden. This is a total sun trap, has a pretty vine covered arbour and terraced area with table and chairs, a small lawn, small pond (toddlers will need to be supervised), bench, built-in barbecue, fruit trees and paved paths that wind between attractive shrubs. Unloading possible outside the property.

Unloading possible outside of the property. South Hams car parking permit provided. Parking in Quay Car Park, approx 5-7 minutes’ walk down the high street hill from the property (longer coming back). The parking permit also allows parking in many other South Hams council car parks.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), cot, high chair, electricity and central heating (gas).
  • Pets: One dog only welcome - basket and bowls provided, secure back garden. Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
  • Telephone: For incoming calls only. Mobile reception good. Wi-Fi.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches 5 miles at Thurlestone or Bantham. Shops, pubs and restaurants all a few minutes’ walk. Salcombe 7 miles. Dartmouth 14 miles.

July 2018

As mentioned above we were very disappointed in the overgrown nature of the outside area and the fact that it had been left to become so inaccessible. The gardeners sent spent the whole afternoon to rectify this! We particularly chose this property as it had a sheltered area for my mother to sit who is disabled and we were unable to use it for the first part of the holiday. We have booked with Toad Hall cottages in the past and hope to do so in the future as we have always been pleased with the standard. We would, on this occasion, appreciate a partial refund or a discount on our next booking as the first part of our holiday was spoilt by trying to sort out the garden so that it became accessible as advertised.

May 2018

We had 2 cars but only 1 parking permit so was continually moving cars to avoid parking tickets. We enjoyed our stay and the sheets were lovely quality. So were the duvets but the double duvets were far too heavy and hot for summer weather so used the singles which were lighter weight. The house was nice and spacious and although we were only 4 people it would easily absorb a bigger family so good value.

August 2017

Absolute delight to stay here. We will be coming back hopefully. A lovely house, huge.

April 2017

Beautiful 3 generation(with teenagers and dog)town house. Lots of room for all parties to survive the week with one another. Fabulous amenities with all condiments Dog necessities catered for. We all loved it and have agreed to meet there again next year. ThQ for the doggy bag too Toad Hall cottages. Much appreciated. Regards Julie Sugden

May 2015

Another superb holiday in Devon through Toad Hall. Western Knowle is a superb property. It was great to have an enclosed walled garden that even our dog could not escape from !! Also, another big "Thank You" to Debbie the Caretaker for helping us when we locked ourselves out of the property. We can't wait to stay in the house again. The Smith Family with Libby the Dog, Hampshire

August 2014

Spacious well proportioned house, close to all amenities. A real bonus having two sitting rooms when the party consists of teenagers and adults.the snooker table proved to be a big hit.

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