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Island House- Cottage near the Sea with 4 Bedrooms

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We overlook the village Green
This is us from the back

Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
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Cottage
Island House boasts an enviable position in a beautiful rural location and a large fully enclosed garden with a patio. The property was tastefully and thoroughly renovated in 2014. Island House is set in the popular picture-postcard village of Stokenham, with its thatched cottages and overlooks the child friendly village green. The nearest beaches can be enjoyed less than a mile away. The South West Coast Path, the longest footpath in Britain, passes close to the village and provides superb walking through stunning and dramatic countryside. Nearby Kingsbridge is a busy market town distinguished by fine Tudor and Georgian buildings, with a largely Elizabethan colonnaded Shambles. A summer ferry runs from here to the sailing and holiday resort of Salcombe, whose calm waters are strewn with ...Island House boasts an enviable position in a beautiful rural location and a large fully enclosed garden with a patio. The property was tastefully and thoroughly renovated in 2014. Island House is set in the popular picture-postcard village of Stokenham, with its thatched cottages and overlooks the child friendly village green. The nearest beaches can be enjoyed less than a mile away. The South West Coast Path, the longest footpath in Britain, passes close to the village and provides superb walking through stunning and dramatic countryside. Nearby Kingsbridge is a busy market town distinguished by fine Tudor and Georgian buildings, with a largely Elizabethan colonnaded Shambles. A summer ferry runs from here to the sailing and holiday resort of Salcombe, whose calm waters are strewn with small craft, with the ruined Fort Charles at the entrance to the harbour injecting a touch of romance. Just east of Island House approximately 1m away is the lagoon of the Slapton Ley nature reserve which supports herons, terns, widgeon and great crested grebes. Less than ten miles along the coast is Dartmouth, which is one of the most popular and picturesque tourist destinations in Devon, as it's not only close to the sea, but it's also situated on the River Dart. Further afield is the unique resort of Torquay, where the small marina can seem almost Mediterranean, especially at night when coloured lights festoon the harbour. The ground floor of the property is all on one level and comprises a hall which runs through the property. The hall provides access to new kitchen overlooking the rear private garden. The dining room can be accessed through double doors from the kitchen or from the Hall. The sitting room is comfortably furnished and includes a flat screen TV and DVD. The bathroom has a full size bath with shower over. The two front bedrooms which both have a sea view have double beds. Whilst both rear bedrooms are arranged as twin rooms, one of which can be set up as double. All four bedrooms are well appointed and a good size. The first floor is completed by a WC. There is a further put up bed that can be used to accommodate a ninth visitor if required.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Charging of electric vehicles by agreement only ( subject to charges)
Bedrooms
2 Fulls4 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
clive j
Hosting since July 2014
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (15)
Lynne S
Lynne S
1 contribution
A perfect family holiday home.
This was our third holiday at Island House. The house is situated in a beautiful village located a few minutes drive from Torcross beach. The house provided everything we needed. It has a lovely, comfortable family feel making it very welcoming. Looking out onto the village green, with a play area, it is a perfect place for children too. We would highly recommend it and will definitely return in the future.
Visited August 2022
Written August 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joshua G
Joshua G
Solihull, United Kingdom6 contributions
Better than expected
Island House is absolutely gorgeous. The photos don’t do it justice. Pretty much everything you need is there. Built in 1901 with big deep window seats to snooze on in the sunshine. Stokenham is a lovely little village away from the hustle and bustle of places like Salcombe but easily accessible to them. Totnes sea front is a 40 minute walk away, mostly off road. There you’ll find the Start Bay Inn - the best fish & chips Mom had ever had in her 86 year life! The beach there is stones / shingle and not great to walk on if you have any mobility issues, but the water is crystal clear. There are sand beaches nearby in Salcombe and Blackpool Sands. The two local pubs looked good but sadly, due to staff shortages, weren’t doing food during our stay. We noticed that a lot of places in the area (shops, restaurants, pubs) had signs for job vacancies. The Church in Stokenham has an interesting history and is amazing in its construction. Sadly the village green doesn’t allow dogs but the house has a secure garden to use. Will definitely return at some point
Visited September 2021
Written September 22, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Experience789241
Experience789241
1 contribution
Island House
Fabulous house, wonderful location with park opposite the park where children can play. No dogs allowed. House spacious and bright. Well stayed House. Near lots of beaches.
Visited June 2021
Written June 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Clare
Clare
1 contribution
Recharged the batteries
Had another wonderful stay at Island House. Perfect location for exploring the local area. Lots of places to eat and drink. A beach within 15-20 minute walk. Again we all enjoyed relaxing and having somewhere nice to come back to after exploring the area. Thank you 😊
Visited October 2020
Written October 12, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dave
Dave
5 contributions
Beautiful cottage, idyllic location
The whole family had a great time at Island House with all ages catered for - walks, beaches, pubs and a lovely garden for chilling out. The facilities at the cottage are excellent with everything provided that visitors require. The owners were very helpful with pre visit information and the occasional query during it. Thank you.
Visited July 2019
Written August 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Discover566012
Discover566012
we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again.
Written August 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charlene O
Charlene O
Bath, United Kingdom4 contributions
Idyllic
We spent New Years weekend at Island House, we were hoping for a lovely cottage in a quaint Devonshire village with a quirky little pub and a few nice walks in which we could Enjoy with the dog and Island house did not disappoint!!! A beautiful house in a wonderfully rural setting, the views are stunning! We found not one but two pubs near by, we are a family with small children so found the Church Inn to be more suitable, a friendly welcome & great food. Walks/footpaths are plentiful and there are some lovely places to visit just a short drive. Start Point lighthouse was amongst the favourites. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Island House and definitely look forward to returning in the near future.
Visited December 2017
Written January 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Discover566012
Discover566012
Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that you enjoyed Island House as much as we do.
Written January 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James M
James M
2 contributions
Comfy house in stunning location
We rented Island House for six weeks in September and October when our house purchase fell through at the last minute. We couldn't have chosen a better place as a temporary rental. It is a spacious, comfortable, well equipped and in a perfect location. It's just a twenty minute walk to the sea and less than a minute to the nearby friendly thatched pub. In front of the house is.a beautiful green which our children safely played on each night after school whilst I enjoyed the stunning view of the church and the sea. We will always remember our stay there fondly and be forever grateful to Clive for letting us rent his property at such short notice.
Visited September 2017
Written November 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Discover566012
Discover566012
Thank you for your well. Best wishes for your new home.
Written November 11, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laurence Maitla... B
Laurence Maitla... B
1 contribution
Fantastic location
The house was wonderfully situated for exploring quaint villages and beautiful coves. The house itself was well equipped in a small village with adequate space for all our family which was three generations. All the family enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to come back.
Visited August 2017
Written September 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Discover566012
Discover566012
We are so pleased that you enjoy the South Hams as much as we do.
Written September 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

birdsunlimited
birdsunlimited
Austrey, United Kingdom19 contributions
A wonderful place for my mother's 90th birthday!
We went as a family holiday to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday. The cottage was all we had hoped for. The bedrooms were large and the layout of the cottage suited us just fine. The kitchen is spacious and the gardens were lovely. The separate dining room was excellent for eight people. There is a bbq which we used on a number of occasions and we went to the Tradesman's Arms for the evening meal on the special day. The Church House Inn was also very good although we didn't eat there. There is plenty of garden furniture.
Visited August 2017
Written August 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Discover566012
Discover566012
We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind words
Written August 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FrequentFlier683461
FrequentFlier683461
1 contribution
Fabulous holiday cottage in idyllic location
We stayed for a week (2adults, 3 kids and grandparents for part of the week) at Island House and would definitely recommend it. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed for our family holiday. The location is perfect for exploring the area. Great coastal walks, beautiful beaches, friendly pubs and delicious food are all on your doorstep. We were reluctant to leave and would love to come back.
Visited July 2017
Written July 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Discover566012
Discover566012
Thank you for your generous words. I'm glad that you had a good stay.
Written August 16, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access

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Map
Access
Car advised
How to get there
If you are coming via Exeter on the A38, there is a scenic route off the Totnes to Kingsbridge road. Turn left at Halwell by the church. Go to the top of the hill and turn left again, towards Dartmouth. After Woodlands on the right and the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club on the left, take the turning on the right, signposted Blackawton and Strete. Follow this road for about 5 miles to Strete and turn right onto the main road. From this road you get stunning views over Slapton Sands and Start Point. Drive along Slapton Sands with the sea on one side and the Ley on the other. Drive through Torcross and up to Stokenham. Turn right at the church and take the narrow road up through the village, past the Tradesman's Arms and Island House is on the right a bit further along the road. Parking is available in front, or in the public car park to the side of the Church House Inn. Alternatively, you can arrive via Kingsbridge. Once in Stokenham, continue forward over the round about, down the hill and straight on when the road bends sharply to the right. Follow signs towards The Tradesman's Arms and Island House is the 5th house on the left.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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