Woodpecker Cottage


From £394

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20% off all bookings at this lovely little hideaway up until 9th February!

2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: WOODP
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Nearby shop
  • Designated parking
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Short Breaks available
  • May be suitable for those with mobility problems
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Near Beach


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 £25.00 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.

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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