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Drift Cottage

Turnchapel, near Plymouth, Devon (Ref. 976153)

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Special Offers

  • 20% off

    Fri 18th Jan to 1st Mar 2019


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Absolutely lovely cottage in idyllic setting - with real village life going on around us. Thoughtfully equipped. Favourite aspect - sitting on deck watching all the boats go by.”

    Mrs Ruschen, CHELMSFORD, August 2018

    • “We stayed here last October and loved the property then, we wanted to return in the summer as daughter loves the sea and she was able to enjoy being in the water on her doorstep, a very comfortable property with plenty of resources available would recommend”

    Taylor, Oldham, July 2018

    • “This house is superb, it is in an excellent location and so well equipped, everything has been thought of. There is a huge amount of lovely historic furniture and bits and pieces which are very interesting to look at. Whilst there is a constant low level noise from the industries on the opposite side of the river this soon becomes background noise and is not noticed. The marina is very busy so there is plenty to watch - we downloaded an App that kept us informed of what boats were, where they had come from/going to, what they were carrying etc. The drive to the property is quite a challenge but if you do not want to take up this challenge there is a lot of free parking very close to the property. I would highly recommend this property and I am absolutely sure we will return to relax on the floating pontoon and in the numerous areas in and around the house, you are really spoilt for choices of where to sit.”

    Ms Prior, ROCHESTER, July 2018

    • “The accommodation was very relaxing with close proximity to the water and things going on in the harbour. The upside down lay out worked very well especially the upstairs large balcony. The close proximity of Jennycliffe for walking was also useful. More could be mentoned of his in the literature. The ease of access to Plymouth, Dartmoor and Edgecombe Park and the coast attractions were also excellent. Only downside was the very narrow access to the property.”

    Mrs Bennion, EASTLEIGH, June 2018

    • “Drift cottage is in an idyllic setting and makes for a very relaxing holiday, the steep drive is not for the faint hearted or nervous driver but this is stated in cottage details and we managed to get a truck and boat trailer down and our son joined us on his motorbike so no problems.”

    Mrs Allsop, CHICHESTER, May 2018

    • “Fabulous cottage, it was our 2nd visit just feels like home. We will visit again.”

    Mrs Grove, ROCHESTER, May 2018

    • “Our second visit to Drift Cottage, and if possible it was better than the first. The pictures of the property do not do it justice as it is in a perfect setting. Some of the interior has been upgraded since last year which is great, and it still manages to retain its charm and relaxing ambience. A wonderful place to stay. Hopefully, we will return again. Thank you for allowing us to share this beautiful house.”

    Mrs Harris, Salisbury, April 2018

    • “First impression was WOW, the second impression was amazing and the lasting impression was AWESOME. The cottage was more than comfortable with everything you could need there already. The view was fantastic and the atmosphere was just right to unwind and then recharge your batteries. You could do as little or as much as you wanted in terms of getting out and about but if you did go out the cottage was lovely to come home to.”

    Mrs Thompson, Bristol, April 2018


    Mrs Hardy, Billingshurst, April 2018

    • “Location, location was top of the list here and the cottage was excellent too.”

    Mrs Case, April 2018

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The Property

Tucked on the water’s edge in the heart of Turnchapel, a detached cottage dating from 1755, once a pilot boat house and now beautifully refurbished with nautical features and outstanding and ever-changing views across bustling Plymouth harbour to the city from almost every room. To one side, a level lawn and very steep, narrow access (7'3" narrowest point) to parking area. To the front, a private decked area on the water (table/chairs, barbecue), wonderful for alfresco meals. Steps down to pontoon and private shingle foreshore. Crabbing from the garden and nearby slipway at low tide.
Step from decked area through French windows to kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/oven). From the kitchen, hall to double bedroom (5' bed) with doors to decking, views and en suite shower-room (suite). Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Snug (TV, double futon), suitable for children to play in. Stairs from dining area up to living room with TV, Netflix, beams to apex, 19th cent. warship’s burner (open fire) and sliding doors to balcony with elevated view of the water. Two more bedrooms - a double with sliding doors to private balcony overlooking the water, and a small twin (limited clothes-storage space) with original ship’s cabin beds; smart shower-room (suite).Two well behaved dogs welcome. Wireless music system in most rooms. A stunning, contemporary home where you can watch boats sailing past and fall asleep to the lapping waves.

Turnchapel: historic fishing village (two good food pubs, gym/squash courts/pool, watersports) by the water, where the River Plym meets Plymouth Sound, with little ferries to Plymouth (theatre, cinema, restaurants, art deco lido, ferries to Cornwall) and South Hams beaches (plenty within 15 miles). Mount Batten peninsula (watersports, marina), ½ mile. Golf (spectacular views), 1½ miles. Bovisand (sandy beach), 2½ miles. Dartmoor, 20 miles.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Bathroom Master Bedroom Ensuite


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. 1 x first floor double with balcony, 1 x first floor twin with cabin beds. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. Ground floor snug. Kitchen with dining area and French windows to deck. First floor sitting room with open fire and balcony.


  • Central heating, open fire with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Netflix WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars, further parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Access to the parking area for this property is very steep and narrow (7'3" at the narrowest point)
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

TURNCHAPEL Staddiscombe 2 miles. Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Dartmoor, the glorious countryside of the South Hams and the vibrant scenery of the South Devon coast. A small cove with a small pebbled beach, there are two pubs both serving food. Set right on the South West Coastal Path you are well placed to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Visit the aquarium, or shop till you drop at Drakes Circus, stroll the many restaurants and bars which are built around the large harbour. Plymouth offers the perfect mixture of maritime heritage and natural beauty in a vibrant city environment.

  • Note: Very steep, narrow access (7'3" narrowest point) to parking area.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.