In Kingston, two marvellously pretty 16th cent. semi-detached cottages, south-facing and 200 yards from the pub. Communal terrace, and each has its own entrance and small, enclosed, private garden. The gardens are delightful, unusual, with interesting plants and an old donkey house converted to children's playhouse. Professional catering available. Interconnecting door (lockable), so when booked together the cottages accommodate 10. Quaint, characterful cottages in a pretty village.Clematis Cottage is beautifully restored: original beams (some low ceilings), delightful. From a quiet lane, entrance via old herb garden with patio (table/chairs, barbecue) to entrance with tiled floor (washing machine, tumble drier); cloakroom (loo). Three steps down to fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker). Step up to large living room with Victorian open fireplace, TV/DVD/Blu-ray/PVR. Steep stairs (rope rail, stairgates) from living room up to two bedrooms - a double (5’ bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and 2 steps up to a twin (iPod dock) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower).
KINGSBRIDGE Salcombe 5 miles; Dartmouth 12 miles; Totnes 13 miles; Plymouth 20 miles. The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of South Devon. During the summer season there are river excursions to Salcombe to see the abundant wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which also forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast. Visitors can take a walk along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles, an Elizabethan market arcade. Around the South Hams area there are picturesque ports, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, together with sandy beaches at Blackpool Sands near Stoke Fleming and the two sandy beaches at Thurlestone. There are a host of small attractive villages in South Hams offering interesting pubs, local farm produce shops and pretty rows of cottages, plus further afield the waterfront city of Plymouth is a vibrant centre housing the National Marine Aquarium, historic Barbican Quay and plenty of night life, including theatres, restaurants and bars.