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Sarah – April 2024 – Airbnb

We loved James’s place – very clean and homely. The kitchen was excellent with everything we needed. We felt at home straight away and our dog was also made to feel welcome. Lovely area we’ll definitely stay again.
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Chloe – March 2024 – airbnb

We had a lovely stay at James’ cottage, a great location to explore the coastal area and lots within easy reach nearby! The cottage is really spacious yet still feels cosy!
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Deb – March 2024 – airbnb

Pleasant stay. Wonderful kitchen facilities
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Vlora March 2024 – airbnb

James is a very good host. We loved our stay here
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Chris March 2024 – airbnb

Honestly this cottage is so beautiful and tranquil, I didn’t want to leave. It’s situated in a stunning area with beaches just a 10-15 min drive. Perfect for dogs to run around and live their best life. The kitchen was particularly impressive and had been finished to an impeccable standard. Being able to light the…
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Emma Nov 2023 Airbnb

The cottage is in a great location, within 30 minutes of some the UK’s best beaches. The bedrooms were spacious and the kitchen was excellent to cook and hang out in.
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Jake Airbnb Dec 2023

James was a terrific host and left us some lovely Christmas touches to make our stay that little bit more special. Thank you James. The stay it self was fantastic, tranquil surroundings and a cosy barn conversion with modern touches making it a perfect balance of modern and rustic. I look forward to returning again…
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Daniel – AirBNB Dec 2023

Beautiful house in a very peaceful location. James is a fantastic host and was always available to answer any queries.
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Stephen – Dec 22

We had a really lovely stay. Kingfisher Cottage was everything we wanted, peaceful, cosy, great facilities. I have no hesitation in recommending Jame’s place to anyone.
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Elizabeth – October 2022

Great place to stay & very clean. Love the new kitchen!
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Laksha – October 2022

The cottage was absolutely lovely and was equipped with everything we needed. We had a fantastic stay. The cottage is lovely. The location really tested our country road driving! James was very responsive and provided plenty of information about the cottage and the local area. This made accessing the property a lot easier. Would be…
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Lorraine – Oct 22

Lovely spacious barn, in a great position to explore the local area. The barn had everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable break.
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Lauren – September 2022

Really enjoyed our stay! Homely cottage with room for large families and a dog. Can’t fault the cottage or the location – however accessing the cottage is via narrow, low visibility lanes so you need to be a confident driver. We found it no hassle but if you’re not used to difficult lanes it’s something…
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Liz – August 2022

Beautiful house in a great location. Perfect for exploring local coastal walks and beaches – Maceley Cove, Sunny Bay and Lannacombe Beach were our favourites!! Kitchen is a dream and the rest of the house doesn’t disappoint either. James was easy to contact when needed providing helpful local information. You can tell that this is…
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Rebecca – July 2022

Lovely cottage with spacious indoor living spaces in a great location for exploring south Devon, although the roads are rather teenie! The courtyard is shared with other cottages and there is also an adjoined neighbour so the terrace is a little overlooked. We really enjoyed our stay and the local farm shops were fab.
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Amelia – July 2022

We have just enjoyed a fabulous week in South Devon at Kingfisher Cottage. The cottage is located in a quiet cul de sac overlooking a lovely duck pond in the countryside only 10 minutes from Kingsbridge. There was plenty of space for the three of us, with a large open plan kitchen and comfortable bedrooms.…
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Laura – June 2022

Had a wonderful week in Devon with the family. The house was exactly as described, and we were particularly impressed with the quality of the kitchen (and how well equipped it was) and all the extras for kids, including all toys and games. The bedrooms were a great size, too. The house is remote, but…
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Andrew – May 2022

This was our first holiday since the pandemic and we were absolutely thrilled with the property, it’s location and the facilities. The provision for young children was excellent and our grandson loved playing with the toys! The decor was very tasteful and the property is in an extremely peaceful location, yet only a short drive…
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Britta – May 2022

We had a wonderful weekend at Kingfisher Cottage! It was very remote but we were in a good position to explore Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Beesands & Slapton. The house is very well equipped and the beds comfortable. We had some lovely walks nearby! Would highly recommend.
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Kate – April 2022

Kingfisher Cottage is in a beautiful setting in the countryside, the cottage itself is very spacious and cosy. It was ideal for our break to Devon, there were six of us staying in total with two dogs, this was also very helpful that they allow pets as many places don’t allow them. The location is…
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Lee – April 2022

Had a great time at the cottage. Cannot fault anything. Lovely place.
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Fiona – October 2021

Fabulous place. Immaculate. Well appointed. Superb communication with James who provided lots of really useful information. Highly recommend
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Francesca – July 2021

Spotlessly clean, larger than expected, really great little sun terrace and gorgeous newly refurbed kitchen. We had a week here in the lovely little heatwave we just enjoyed in the UK and I couldn’t fault it. Two 65+ adults, us, our baby son and beagle all were so well catered for and it really was…
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Chris – May 2021

Nice kitchen and good facilities for a young family
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Leisure / Spas

Salcombe Harbour Hotel Spa – www.salcombe-harbour-hotel.co.uk/spa Treat yourself to a Luxury Spa treatment or day in Salcombe with amazing views. Thurlestone Hotel – Spa – www.thurlestone.co.uk/spa-hotel-devon Offering complete calmness and a range of superb health and beauty treatments, the Thurlestone Hotel has one of the best spas in South Devon.
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Restaurants & Farm Shops

The Seahorse Dartmouth www.seahorserestaurant.co.uk The Seahorse is situated in Dartmouth on the front and is the idea of award winning restaurateur, food writer, chef and founder of FishWorks chain Mitch Tonks. The Seahorse, with seats for 40 diners, offers an experience with great food served in a relaxed but informal surroundings. Tel: 01803 835147 Riverford…
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Pubs we recommend…

The Tradesmans Arms, Stokenham (our local) – www.thetradesmansarms.com The Tradesman’s Arms is 14th Century, part-thatched pub and restaurant, with beams, log-burning fires in the village of Stokenham South Devon. The Tradesman’s Arms serves good food real ales, local ciders etc. A favourite with our guests in 2010. The Cricket Inn, Beesands thecricketinn.com The Cricket Inn…
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Watersports

Salcombe Dinghy Sailing Salcombe Dinghy Sailing operates from Whitestrand in the centre of Salcombe and our boats are on moorings nearby. You can hire one of their boats if you have suitable experience or they can offer high quality professional sailing tuition. Salcombe Powerboat School Salcombe Powerboat School has built its reputation on safety and…
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Golf

Thurlestone Golf Club www.thurlestonegolfclub.co.uk This nationally known coastal course, has a well deserved reputation for excellence and will provide both the lower and higher handicap golfers with a stern, yet enjoyable test of golf. It offers 18 Holes and 6,340 yards with beautiful views, including Burgh Island and over to Bigbury Bay. Dartmouth Golf and…
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Activities & Fun for Families

Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve www.slnnr.org.uk Slapton Ley Centre is 8 minutes drive away and a 200 hectare National Nature Reserve. Owned by the Whitley Wildlife Trust and managed by the Centre, the Ley is the largest freshwater lake in the south west and is extensively used in the courses at Slapton. The surrounding coastline…
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Interesting buildings/places to visit

Buckfast Abbey www.buckfast.org.uk Home to Roman Catholic Community and Benedictine Monks. Castle Drogo www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-drogo The last castle to be built in England, set above the Teign Gorge with dramatic views over Dartmoor by the architect Edwin Lutyens. This is a National Trust property. Greenacres www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway Agatha Christie’s holiday home nestled on the bank of the…
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Local Beaches

Blackpool Sands www.blackpoolsands.co.uk The official website for Blackpool Sands a beautiful beach in the South Hams with Venus Organic Cafe, Venus Shop and toilet facilities & showers. Also you can surf ski, kayak, boogie board, wet suit and snorkel hire. Slapton Sands Visit Website On top of being an extremely picturesque and 2 mile long…
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