Miss Cobb April 2022
Stayed May 2022. Loved the cottage and location. So quiet and picturesque looking over neighbours beautiful garden. Classic cottages were always great when contacted as well. Thank you
Mr Hickman January 2022
Cosy cottage albeit smaller upstairs than down. Good bath & shower. Garden fine for dogs who don’t need to run around! Yes tight lanes but good spot for visiting Salcombe & Dartmouth.
Mrs Jeskins October 2021
Lovely Cottage; excellent facilities and wonderful view of the garden in the valley
Mrs Kelleher August 2021
The location is beautiful and the beach at Beesands is remarkably quiet and well worth the walk. I think this is a perfect cottage for people who enjoy a good walk, you just need to be aware of the traffic as the lanes are very narrow. There are lots of lovely coastal walks that you can do and the scenery is breathtaking. The cottage is a very comfortable and pleasant place to return to after a day in the fresh air.
Mrs Canea August 2021
The cottage is situated in a stunning, idyllic place, with views of a beautiful garden (albeit of the neighbour’s) and cows coming down onto the pastures above. Unfortunately the house is a bit run down, and the garden too small.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are so happy to read that you enjoyed the idyllic location of The Garden Cottage, it's a wonderful area to explore. We are so sorry to read that you felt the property was showing signs of a busy season but we have shared your thoughts with the owners so they can investigate - we'd have loved to have heard from you during your stay so that we see if we could help. We try to be as transparent as possible in our descriptions and recommend looking at the photos and captions at the bottom as they show the garden. Our sales team are more than happy to help find the perfect property for you and we hope to welcome you back to a Classic Cottage again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Dr Wales July 2021
A gold dawn seen from outside the cottage, with the sun rising over the ocean, was a memorable experience.
Mrs Cope June 2021
This is a gem of a cottage. Beautifully quiet, only birdsong to hear most of the time. From the patio we could hear the waves breaking on the beach when the sea was rough, which was unexpected but lovely. Some great walks starting from the cottage so didn't use our car for several days. Good take away food at 'Brittania on the Beach' at Beesands, with friendly service and lots of outside space to sit. Visited Overbecks, which is a gorgeous garden with great views over Salcombe and the estuary. Worth using the path through the fields for the last part of the walk to Beesands. Will book this one again.
Mr McCabe June 2021
We had very relaxing week at The Garden Cottage.Enjoyed the view of the beautiful gardens surrounding the cottage.We did have the weather on our side.Steep walk back from the beach so would not recommend for people with mobility issues.Beach was good and our dog thoroughly enjoyed himself.Plenty of walks in the area,especially liked the walks to Torcross.Can walk to and from it along the beach if the tide is out but several different walks to it taking in Stokenham along the way. Had meals at The Cricket Inn Beesands and takeaway from The Brittania Beach Hut all good,Sunday lunch at The Tradesmans Arms Stokenham very good.
Mrs Knowles June 2021
This is a lovely little cottage and very close to the beach. However the garden is on the small side for our dog who couldn’t really run about in it.
Mrs Pritchard April 2021
A very cosy comfortable cottage in a truly rural location overlooking amazing gardens, offering peace and tranquility. We thoroughly enjoyed our week exploring this beautiful part of Devon and the wonderful coastal walks with our dog. Great to return and enjoy the garden each afternoon. The pub is walkable (40 mins)but down very narrow lanes and then you need to climb back up! The roads are not for the faint hearted as extremely narrow but worth it. The only negatives were the lack of a second sun lounger, seemed a bit strange to only have one. However we will definitely return as we loved the setting.
Mr Jones October 2020
Very peaceful few days with our dog in a warm and comfortable cottage. Short walk to the coast path and Beesands but it is over a hill so need to be fairly fit and take a torch. Great food at the Britannia takeaway and Cricket Inn (need to book for the evenings) otherwise best to stock up before arrival.
Dr Nunn October 2020
A delightful location near unspoiled beaches and countryside.
Mr East September 2020
If you want a peaceful retreat overlooking beautiful gardens this is the place to come.
Mr Goss July 2020
The cottage is in a lovely part of Devon. It has a lovely view over someone else's garden. It's generally well-equipped and well furnished.
We were disappointed to discover that it's not really practical to walk to the beach along very narrow roads with no pavements and lots of bends. At least it's not a pleasant experience when there's a reasonable amount of traffic and barely space for a car to pass a pedestrian.
We were disappointed that there were no garden chairs/sun loungers - upright patio chairs are not that comfortable for relaxing outdoors. And it could do with some form of garden umbrella or other shade - if you don't like sitting in direct sunlight there's no shade at all in the garden area for much of the day.
We found the sofa so uncomfortable that we resorted to using our own camping chairs. This was, we think, purely because the cushions had been removed to make it Covid-safe but it is low and deep and without cushions forces you to sit at a very strange angle.
Mrs Wood August 2019
We had a lovely holiday in Garden Cottage along with our cocker spaniel. The cottage is in a beautiful, dog friendly area of Devon which we enjoyed exploring. Excellent farm shop nearby with basic essentials aswell as quality local produce, a lovely cafe and a brewery. Fantastic fish at Brittania on the beach in Beesands.....we ate there a number of times! Happy memories.
Mrs Manners July 2019
The Garden Cottage is set in a beautiful ,quiet location ,in a particularly lovely part of Devon. The cottage is dog friendly ,and there are a few local (a short drive) pubs and restaurants in the area. Sad to leave,as there was so much to explore !
Mrs Osborne June 2019
Perfectly proportioned for 3 people everything you needed was there and of the highest standard. The fenced garden was a bonus as dog owners as you had no concerns about them wandering. The area is beautiful & secluded perfect for a truly relaxing holiday. Make sure you visit britannia@thebeech at bee sands
Mr Card June 2019
Beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend if you want to get away and recharge.
Ms Parrott May 2019
The cottage was in a beautiful location and very well equipped
Mr Blanshard May 2019
Well kept and maintained property and well equipped also. It was a pleasure to spend a week in the property.
Miss Badham October 2018
Great location, just a short walk to the beach, cut across the footpath to avoid worst of hill ! Cottage well equipped with great luxury spa bathroom, very warm and welcoming with lovely touches throughout. Would recommend and return.
Mrs Giddings October 2018
It may be helpful to other visitors if you mention the shower is over the bath, and not in a shower enclosure. It is quite a high bath and maybe a big difficult for someone with mobility problems.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review of The Garden Cottage - it's great to hear you had a good time overall. The cottage offers a spa bath with an electric fitted shower over the bath as detailed on the website. Showers with enclosures will be described as such but please do give us a call and we'd be delighted to help you find something to meet your requirements if you decide to return to the area in the future. Bryony, Customer Services
Mrs Dalton August 2018
A beautiful, quiet hideaway.
Mrs Lever August 2018
The holiday started the afternoon we stepped into the grounds of The Garden Cottage. The scenery and abundance of wildlife did not disappoint. Retiring to the cottage at the end of the day was a pleasure with everything you need. A well deserved rest was had by all.
Mrs Kempston June 2018
Liked the location with the gardens.
Mrs Lawrence June 2018
Garden cottage is lovely and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need. The garden is outstanding and is a beautiful Devon garden with stream,lake and lawns. The main feature is the planting . It was a joy to see the beautiful plants. The garden is huge and so well cared for. Although walking to the beach is easy, coming back is very steep and I found I needed the car on the return journey. My husband could walk back being fitter than me. However, plenty of car parking at beach so it wasn’t a problem. Good fish and chips at beach. Supermarkets (Tesco Morrisons) in Kingsbridge We had a lovely week in the garden cottage and saw a lot of beautiful Devon
Mrs Loughan June 2018
The cottage lovely and the gardens absolutely stunning, highly recommend.
Mr Ross May 2018
A beautiful cottage set in a large and secluded garden - a haven of peace and quiet
Mr Kirby May 2018
Bring enough food for a week as driving down the narrow lanes to get provisions is not for the faint-hearted.
Reply from Classic Cottages
This lovely little cottage is tucked away in the midst of the Devon countryside, accessed we agree by some little country lanes, but with the added bonus of resulting in a lovely tranquil holiday. There is a lovely farm shop with a butchery, bakery, deli, food and grocery market, coffee shop and garden centre within two miles of the cottage (www.stokeleyfarmshop.co.uk), so you really don't have to travel far to stock up on some of the tasty local produce this area can offer. Tanya, Customer Support
Ms Hamilton September 2017
Wonderful views. Nice & comfortable furniture and bed. Well stocked with local information. Kitchen equipment plentiful and good. Overall very happy with the cottage
Nice touch to arrive with tea and cake laid out.
Mr Booth August 2017
Lovely cottage in beautiful part of Devon. Quiet, relaxing and short walk to the beach. Lovely.
Mr Nussle June 2017
Well worth the stay for beautiful surroundings, comfort and total peace. A gem. Classic Cottages we would highly receommend for both service and the properties advertised in their brochure. An all round pleasure.
Mrs Crook-Stanley May 2017
We had a lovely stay in The Garden Cottage. Ideally situated to explore the surrounding coast line, it made for the perfect little bolt hole to which to return after a long day's walking; where the jacuzzi style bath was especially appreciated to sooth away those aching legs ! Well equipped, this cosy little cottage also enjoys the added bonus of sitting within several acres of glorious gardens - leaving you torn between a day on the terrace enjoying the tranquil setting - or heading down on to the coast path and beach - just minutes away. Couldn't really fault it as a base from which to explore this beautiful part of Devon.
Mr Bonner April 2017
The cottage was warm and very comfortable. An excellent place to return to after a day out. The views of the garden were stunning and a bonus when the weather was warm enough for breakfast on the terrace, a super start to any day.
Mrs Northam April 2017
Lovely cottage, in a perfect location, peaceful with an amazing outlook over a beautiful garden. Short walk to the beach with two excellent eating places.
Ms Howell October 2016
This was out third stay at this delightful cottage, the last time being six years ago, but it was just as we remembered - perhaps even better! We love the location overlooking the lush garden. My husband is a keen naturalist and ran a moth trap every night of our stay and was delighted to observe several species which were new to him - a real bonus!
Mr Broom September 2016
Lovely quiet area within easy reach of places to visit such as Dartmouth and Brixham. Had a wonderful time.
Mr Nunn June 2016
The grounds are the best we have found on our holiday jaunts. When various tourism awards are dished out, The Garden Cottage should be made number one.
Mr Idle May 2016
An absolutely stunning location, peace, solitude and a beautiful outlook, highly recommended.
Mrs Buckerfield April 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at The Garden Cottage and plan to go back next year. The location is great to explore South Devon, there is so much to see & do without having to travel miles. The South West coastal path is within walking distance of the cottage & the scenery is beatiful.
Mr Garner April 2016
Excellent location with stunning views. Very comfortable accomodation. Excellent pubs nearby.
Mrs Hardy July 2015
This is an impressive cottage in a peaceful and beautiful part of Devon. It is ideally located in its own grounds yet within walking distance of the coast at Beesands.
Mr Kerrigan May 2015
This was our second holiday at the garden cottage , great location ,just far enough away from the main tourist spots but within walking distance of the local pub by the beach . and fish restaurant / cafe .
Miss Collicutt May 2015
The garden cottage is a beautiful, tranquil retreat with sea views and is set in a lush garden. The perfect place to unwind. Many lovely places to explore nearby where you can try a cream tea or the local fish & chips. Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes are all within an easy drive.
Mr Crone September 2014
Very quiet and comfortable "upside down" cottage located in lovely gardens with great views. A good location for visiting Plymouth, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth ,Salcombe and Totnes within an hours drive.
Dr Clark August 2014
The Garden Cottage is delightful. Wonderfully well appointed and equipped, beautiful grounds, even a distant view of the sea from the kitchen window! We had a great stay. A visit to the Britannia @ the Beach Cafe and the Cricket Inn in Beesands is highly recommended.
Ms O'Hora November 2013
Garden cottage is a lovely "upside down" cottage in a beautiful rural location. We were made very welcome and the cottage was a fabulous base for exploring the nearby towns such as Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. The beach is a 1 mile walk away down hill, which of course means it's up hill on the way back! This is the place to go if you want peace and quiet away from it all. Some fabulous walks nearby on the South West Coastal path. The cottage was spotless and was perfect for two of us although it comfortable sleeps three. It is very remote and the Devon lanes took some negotiating!
Mr Jones October 2013
A wonderful setting in a beautiful area. The cottage was cosy and very comfortable. An ideal base for 2-3 people.
Mrs Martin August 2013
A lovely property, the gardens are outstanding, we were able to relax in the gardens in the sunshine and had a lovely time.
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