Woodpecker Cottage


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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: WOODP
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • May be suitable for those with mobility problems
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Woodpecker Cottage is a delightful little hideaway, close to the village of Stokenham and set deep in Devon countryside up a narrow wooded lane, bordered by fields and farmland. The village, a 7 minute walk away, has two excellent pubs, both well known for good food, a thriving church, a farm shop and the wonderful shingle beach of Slapton Sands at Torcross a mile further on. The cottage, a recent conversion, is fresh and bright, is most attractively furnished and provides a perfect base to explore the miles of cliff walks around Start Point, golden sandy coves and beaches close by (one for each day of the week), bird watching at Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, horse riding and golf are all within easy distance.

Please note: This property may be suitable for those with walking disabilities.

Side entrance door into the smart new fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Archway through to a spacious living roomwith wood burner, two comfortable sofas, dining table to seat 4, Freeview Satellite TV with DVD, Hi-Fi system, MP3 and iPod connector and French doors that open to the front of the cottage. Door to inner hallway. A double bedroom has a 6ft bed and double aspect windows with views over the countryside. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds. Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

At one side of the cottage is a paved patio area provided with table and chairs and overlooks neighbouring fields and a large pond. Below the parking area (this is shared with the owners) and beside the driveway is a lawn area with apple trees. The lane is bordered by bluebell woods, that are available to explore and a large pond in an adjacent field provides an opportunity to watch the local wildlife.

Ample parking on shared driveway.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels (no beach towels), electricity, central heating (oil) and supply of logs for wood burner. Unlimited Wi-Fi. Travel cot and high chair available by prior arrangement.
  • Pets: Pets welcome.Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week. 
  • Telephone: No telephone.
  • Local Facilities: Several beaches from 1.5 miles.
  • Pubs 7 minutes walk, under 1/2 a mile.
  • Farm shop 1 mile. Kingsbridge 5 miles. Dartmouth 9 miles.

June 2019

very nice welcome from host.

June 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location. Two pubs and one farm shop, restaurant and brewery within walking distance. 30 minute walk to the beaches.

June 2019

Another wonderful stay at Woodpecker Cottage. Hope to return soon

May 2019

Loved our stay

March 2019

From start to end the stay was fantastic. We were made very welcome by Michelle & Steve who greeted us on arrival. Woodpecker Cottage is finished to a very high standard, and was very homely & comfortable. It is in a fantastic location, and the walks that we did are amazing. We had a relaxing getaway, leaving very refreshed. We have actually already booked again for a revisit as we enjoyed it that much. Thank you for a lovely time away.

February 2019

We did enjoy our stay and made the most of walking the coast path in both directions; recommend Blackpool Sands for dog owners and their dog café. We were lucky enough to have a visit from the woodpecker. Fabulous location, accommodation and facilities only surpassed by the warm and friendly welcome of Michelle and Steve.

January 2019

This is the 4th time we stayed here and will return. it`s wonderful for our two dogs!

January 2019

Excellent third visit looking forward to fourth!

December 2018

Very pleasant spot, peaceful walks and near the sea. Dogs loved garden and owners were kind and helpful.

October 2018

Enjoyed our stay very much. Clean and comfortable cottage, all we could want.

June 2018

Fabulous stay at Woodpeckers in June. Location is ideal for exploring the lovely local villages and the idyllic rural setting was perfect for us and our dogs. Would definitely recommend!!

May 2018

Our best holiday in years. The good weather only added to a perfect and convenient location, warm welcome and unbeatable scenery.

April 2018

We had a wonderful stay in Woodpecker Cottage. The cottage is first class.

March 2018

We really enjoyed our break. The only thing we would have improved was the weather, but other than that it was great.

March 2018

I want to say thankyou to Toad Hall for relocating me due to Torcross being inaccessible due to the weather and storms

February 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were looking for somewhere to hole up and really relax away from our busy life. This is the first time, in a long time, that we decided to take our dogs with us. With this in mind we wanted somewhere that could allow us to feel comfortable having the dogs with us. The lounge and kitchen area was designed for this and the bedrooms could be shut off from them. Not a white sofa in sight! Tap outside was a real benefit when they came back from the beach or the woods. Great to have a quick walk in the woods right next to the cottage for first thing in the morning. I have gone on about the dogs but the fact that we were not having to worry about them was so refreshing. The master bedroom bed was unbelievably comfortable and spacious. Lovely big bathroom and good shower. Small woodburning stove was incredibly efficient. The owners were so friendly and gave us all the information we needed to make the most of our stay. Huge number of local pubs and we really liked the SeaBreeze cafe and the cafe at Blackpool Sands. I do hope that we will be able to come back again.

February 2018

Friendly welcome from the owner. Cottage was immaculate and well equipped in a quite peaceful spot. Would highly recommend,

December 2017

Mrs Watson was very friendly and helpful.

November 2017

Very well located cottage, presented in a clean, modern and professional way. The owner was very helpful & friendly. The standard of decoration was excellent & well thought out. Beautifully situated, with plenty of walking on the doorstep. Short walk to both village pubs, offering good food. Five minutes drive to nearest beach and many others within 20 mins. I would definitely reccommed. Thank you.

October 2017

This was our second visit to this lovely cottage and as before was extremely clean and well equipped. The owners are very friendly and easy to get hold of if needed.

July 2017

Had an absolutely brilliant stay at Woodpecker Cottage. The location was ideal. Rural setting but only a 10 minute walk to the village and a 25 minute walk to the beach. This was perfect for us and the dog and meant we didn't have to use the car if we didn't want to. The owners were friendly and were on hand for any problems. The accommodation was clean and bright and had everything we needed. The standard was top notch.

June 2017

Absolutely and weather just topped the week off brilliant.

June 2017

perfect location near to two amazing pubs that do quality food

June 2017

Superb property to stay in. Michele was a wonderful host and subsequently we felt really comfortable and relaxed here. It was perfect for our two children who loved to help feed the chickens, walk down to the stream every morning and walk in the stunning forest. The views from the patio are wonderful and we enjoyed dinner most evenings here. The surrounding area is just wonderful. Can't wait to stay again.

May 2017

Beautiful cottage , Greeted with a warm welcome everything you could possibly require was at hand . I would recomend this cottage to everyone .

May 2017

Wonderful Week in the cottage and can't recommend it enough. Owners lovely People and look after the cottage extremely well. Looking forward to our next visit.

April 2017

Brill everything. A fantastic week. It was a lovely touch to be presented with a dog goody bag!

March 2017

Very nice cottage. Close to beaches and two fairly large towns. Very peaceful.

February 2017

Very welcoming owners and delightful cottage. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. We will return again.

May 2016

Wow - what a wonderful cottage. Spotlessly clean and every amenity you need (most of which we didn't actually use). Owners very helpful. Lovely spot and a great base for our travels. Hope to be going back next year.

November 2015

This property is one of the best appointed properties we have stayed in there was nothing we needed that this cottage didn't have, except the sun ...... But that's not their fault!!! Ideal for the dog as the wooden floors make it easy to keep clean of sand and mud. Very quiet location which is just what we wanted. We will be coming back.

October 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Woodpecker Cottage. The cottage was perfect and very quiet. Only to get there was a bit difficult due to the narrow road. Michelle and Steve have been extremely friendly and helpful. Please send our warmest regards to them. To highlight: Excellent shower, comfortable sofas, very good beds, kitchen perfectly equipped, cozy wood burner, quiet and good to sleep and fresh eggs from the owner - and as well the great evening at Gladstonbury Festival :-). If you have an e-mail of Michelle and Steve, I would be very glad to receive their address to send some greetings and pictures.

October 2015

What a wonderful find,had a lovely relaxing holiday in a well equipped clean comfortable cottage in such a peaceful setting..To top it all off the weather was beautiful all week.We enjoyed our holiday with our dog we will be back no doubt about it.

March 2015

Woodpecker cottage is lovely. Always immaculately clean with very good facilities. The location is great, we will definitely be back!

February 2015

We got back today from a wonderful week at Woodpecker cottage, it was our first time but it won't be our last. The cottage is very well equipped and the log burner is lovely after a long day out walking. The cottage is immaculate and we loved the open plan living. The cottage is perfectly located and the beach is within walking distance. Thank you Steve

May 2014

Just returned from a wonderful week at Woodpecker Cottage. It is a great place to discover the South Hams from. It's is tucked away, has some lovely walking routes and beaches very close by. The cottage is so well equipped, it is like a home from home. The owners could not have been kinder or more helpful. A real find !

February 2014

Our forth time at Woodpecker....Say no more!

November 2013

Michelle and Steve were lovely to deal with and Wilf is a treasure loved the barn can't wait to come again

June 2013

We have had an amazing week in South Devon and could not be happier with our experience - in particular the standard of accommodation and the location of Woodpecker cottage. The setting is peaceful and tranquil yet it is in walking distance to several lovely pubs and other eateries - most of which are also dog friendly. There are two beaches in easy walking distance also. The cottage was perfect for us and our three dogs who were made to feel welcome by the owners rather than simply tolerated as has often been the case at other places we have stayed. We were really sad to leave.

April 2013

We did take a dog with us and I liked the wooded area near to the cottage which allowed me to give the dog a good walk in the morning and evening

November 2012

Lovely cosy cottage,in a beautiful part of the south hams,the cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard.have already booked to return next year.and thank you to the owners who were very welcoming.

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