Yeoman's Cottage


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2 bedrooms

Up to 3 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: YEOMA
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Real fire
  • Short breaks available
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Formerly a granary, Yeoman’s Cottage, attached on one side of a lovely thatched Devon longhouse, is situated at the end of a no-through road at the head of a 12 acre beautiful, hidden valley edged with trees and where a former cider orchard with ornamental trees slopes down to two ponds naturally fed by local springs. The area is a natural habitat for ducks, moorhens, herons and a Preservation Area for the Cirl Bunting. In the distance the heights of Salcombe can be seen, but all that can be heard is the sound of birdsong, a magical and very peaceful spot. The cottage has been well restored, is centrally heated, comfortably furnished with lovely views from the main rooms and is a true hideaway in this secluded hollow, ideal for a small family or couples who want to get away from it all. The sea at North Sands and South Sands is only a mile by footpath and Salcombe a mile further. Walking is spectacular whatever the season, over cliffs, headlands and woodland owned by the National Trust. A welcoming bottle of wine is provided on arrival.

Please note: This property is for a maximum of 3 people (including infants).

Large hallway/boot room with doors to both the main house and the cottage and washing machine. Front door into charming living room divided into two separate areas. The sitting area is most comfortably furnished with two sofas, rugs on the wood floor, 32” LCD Freeview digital TV with DVD, CD Hi-Fi, large fireplace with log burner and a window seat with lovely valley views. The kitchen area is well fitted and equipped with electric ceramic hob, built-under double oven, dishwasher, microwave, integrated larder fridge, freezer and washing machine. Dining table to seat 4. Upstairs: Open plan bedroom with wardrobe and fine kingsize 5ft bedstead. French windows open to a small balcony from which to enjoy the views. Newly fitted en-suite bathroomwith bath, electric Mira shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Adjoining bedroom with single 3ft bed, chest of drawers and window to the rear.

The property is approached up a long private drive. To the front of the cottage is an extensive sun patio with a table, chairs and barbecue. There are 12 acres of meadow with sea views in parts, which guests are welcome to use.

For several cars in front of owners’ garages alongside the cottage.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), central heating and electricity.
  • Telephone: No telephone. Mobile reception variable. Emeregency calls can either be made at neighbouring property, via mobile signal picked up a few steps from the cottage door or via Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi (Superfast broadband).
  • Pets: Sorry, no dogs allowed.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches at North and South Sands approximately 1 mile by footpaths. Salcombe town centre approximately 2 miles. Pubs, restaurant and shop in Malborough three quarters of a mile. Kingsbridge 4 miles.


April 2019

Walking instructions good.

February 2019

We had a lovely time. Such a beautiful spot and everything we needed in the cottage with home comforts. We hope to visit again.

February 2019

A true gem, an excellent hideaway to unwind!

January 2019

Wonderful, off the beaten track, all helped to make a wonderful relaxing break. Woul definately recommend this cottage.

October 2018

A wonderful place to stay would not hesitate to return when we next visit the South Hams. Peace & quiet, stunning view's & very cosy.

September 2018

We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was comfortable. We appreciated the laundry /boot room entrance. Lovely view and plenty of places to visit. Footpath to Salcombe was convenient. Luckily we brought our e-bikes because it is very hilly but do-able.

August 2018

Great cottage in a quiet location but within easy access of Salcombe. We loved the views down the valley. The cottage was perfect for two and comfortably furnished. There are some great walks from the cottage although you definitely need a car to make the most of the area. We had excellent meals at the Crab Shed in Salcombe and at the Wild Artichokes pop up restaurant at East Portlemouth.

July 2018

Yes, it was in a lovely location.

July 2018

We enjoyed a lovey week at Yeoman's Cottage. The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed. We often have self-catering holidays and this is one of the best properties we have stayed in. The owners, who were on site while we were there, were very attentive and helpful.

May 2018

We had a really nice holiday and enjoyed staying in such a peaceful location.

September 2017

We enjoyed our stay, Yeoman's cottage is in a beautiful setting, peaceful. It needs some work as above, one irritation was the labelling of washing up liquid/ handsoap dispensers ! Brighter lighting found it difficult to read.

Many thanks for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. In response to the feedback the owner has confirmed that they will be adding additional lighting to the property.

- The Toad Hall Team

July 2017

Wonderful cottage, really really enjoyed. So lovely and peaceful, just what we needed. Cannot fault yeomans Cottage - did not want the week to end.

May 2017

Fabulous property! View absolutely gorgeous and so peaceful n quiet. We found the walks a little too steep for us in our 60s but we used it as a base to travel round the area using the car n still had an Excellent holiday! It was recommended by a friend n we wd definitely recommend it to others. I also have back problems n the mattress was ideal n very comfortable! Thank you very much to all concerned for an excellent break.

May 2017

The information regarding local supermarkets was a bit negative and could do with updating. We were very pleased with the local Co-Op at the petrol station and with Morrisons a few miles away in Kinsgbride.

Sorry about that. We'll ask the owner to update the information. There's also a very good Tesco supermarket a little further on from Morrisons in Kingsbridge as well as a Tesco Superstore in Lee Mill Ivybridge about 30 minutes drive away. Glad to see though that you had an enjoyable holiday.

- The Toad Hall Team

June 2015

probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in

June 2015

Yeomans cottage & it's location was superb we will certainly consider booking it again.

February 2015

Yeomans Cottage was a fantastic cottage in a brilliant location.

December 2014

A lovely cottage in a delightful position. Very clean and well equipped.

September 2014

The whole experience booking with Yeamans was seamless. It was a fantastic experience I can't wait to repeat. Having looked through the visitor book at Yeomans Cottage I can see why people keep returning.

August 2014

Yeoman's Cottage is a perfect spot for a relaxing break. The owners are incredibly helpful, the cottage is very well equipped and really comfortable. We visited with our 4 year old boy and the property was very family friendly. Just 5 mins drive from the lovely beaches at North and South Sands and 10 mins from Salcombe it is a great base to explore the surrounding area from. Would highly recommend Yeoman's Cottage.

July 2014

Yeomans Cottage was of a very high standard, as usual for Toad Hall Cottages.

February 2014

This is our fourth visit to this lovely cottage and we think the owners are to be highly commended on the high quality of amenities provided. Thank you for the wine and flowers which was very much appreciated.

February 2014

We have had a lovely week in your homely cottage. The location is beautiful and SO quiet. The whole area has spectacular scenery and numerous beautiful hidden coves. Cottage contains everything we could ask for. We will definitely come back again.

July 2013

Yeoman's Cottage is a wonderful property for a couple, and is in an absolutely beautiful setting.

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