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Ivy Cottage

Kingston, Devon (Ref. 976172)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “Overall, the cottage is lovely, with high-end towels and bedding and a well equipped kitchen.”


    The cleanliness is questionable. Corners had visible dirt, many light fixtures had dust webs and there was food on the first pot I removed from the cupboard. The dryer had enough lint to knit a jumper. The sofa really let's this place down. I'd expect that sofa in a student house. The owner really needs to replace it. It's unacceptable in a cottage at this price level. I did inform the "caretaker" of the lack of cleanliness on the second day, and whilst my text was read, I never received a reply. The superking beds are fantastic. I do recommend this place, but the cleanliness and sofa need improvement.

    - Mr Hazell, October 2020

The property

In the pretty little village of Kingston with its good-food pub, a detached, Grade II listed, thatched cottage, light and spacious and full of charm.

Good-sized, pretty, enclosed garden with patio (table/chairs) and lawn (bench), and steps up to sheltered terrace with further lawn, table/chairs and barbecue, a lovey spot for evening sundowners and alfresco meals.

Inside, lovely 17th cent.

features like knobbly walls, beams (lowest 5'11") and the original stone staircase have been complemented and made welcoming with contemporary soft paint colours and smart furnishings.

Six uneven steps (no handrail) up to slate-floored entrance lobby (armchair).

Step up to living room with inglenook fireplace (open fire), smart TV/DVD/PVR/Blu-ray, iPod dock and arch (step) to attractive dining room with doors to patio.

Shower-room (suite).

Cosy cottage-style kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, larder fridge, electric oven/induction hob) with granite worktops, antique pine table/chairs and stable doors to drive (tall gates to road) and garden.

Outside utility room (tumble drier, fridge-freezer, sink).

Door (5'10" lintel) from living room to steep spiral stairs (central vertical handrail, narrow treads, care needed; stairgate) winding up to three large bedrooms - two double (6' beds), and a pretty twin.

Bathroom (suite with separate shower).

Arrival after 4pm.

Comfortable and full of character and in a great spot with a welcoming pub and choice of lovely sandy beaches nearby. Kingston: remarkably off-the-beaten-track little village (good pub, church) with lots of pretty houses, a mile from the River Erme’s beautiful wooded estuary and good sandy Wonwell beach (bodyboarding, paddle boarding, kayaking).

St Ann’s Chapel (PO/shop), 1 mile.

More fine sandy beaches and golf at Bigbury-on-Sea/Burgh Island, 4 miles; for shops, pretty Modbury, 3½ miles.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Shower Room Reception Hall Drawing Room Utility


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x super king doubles
  • 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor lobby
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Dining room with doors to patio
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Outside utility room.
  • Central heating, open fire with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has steep spiral stairs with a central vertical handrail and narrow treads - care is needed
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Kingston is a very pretty Devon village, well off the beaten track in an AONB, one mile from the River Erme’s beautiful wooded estuary and sandy Wonwell beach.

Note: 5'10" lintel at bottom of stairs. Steep spiral stairs (central vertical handrail, narrow treads, care needed). Arrival after 4pm. Sorry, no short breaks

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