From the moment you arrive you will fall in love with this quintessential traditional cottage. Perfectly situated halfway up a private sloping lane, yet in the heart of the pretty village of Yealmpton in the glorious South Hams, this delightful cottage has been beautifully refurbished throughout whilst still retaining its charm and character. Yealmpton offers the best of traditional village life, from the local shop to the many inns, you will never be short of places to dine. Footpaths criss-cross around the village and beautiful countryside of the Yealm Valley so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to local walks. This cottage will make you and your dog feel welcome from the moment you arrive.
Step over the threshold and you will find the gorgeous kitchen, tastefully furnished with beamed ceilings and pretty ornaments. The fabulous dual fuel range gives you the opportunity to cook up a feast whilst chatting to your fellow guests as they gather around the lovely kitchen table. The sitting-room is a delightfully cosy hideaway with a comfy sofa and a cute love seat, perfect for relaxing at the end of a busy day. On cooler evenings light the wood-burner, make a hot chocolate and snuggle up. Bliss! The shower-room and handy utility-room are just off the kitchen, accessed via four steps.
Climb the character steep stairs to the first floor and you find two picture-perfect bedrooms. The pretty main bedroom is decorated in soothing pastel shades and has a sumptuous king-size bed with a handy en suite WC. The second bedroom is a lovely, light, double room and is a blissful place to relax with a good book, but only if you can tear yourself away from the scenic views out across the village.
The icing on the cake here must surely be the fabulous cottage garden. Well stocked with flowers and shrubs it is the perfect tranquil place to soak up the sunshine with your morning coffee and plan your next walk from the garden gate. At the end of the day the seating area becomes the ideal place to spend balmy summer evenings whilst cooking up a storm on the barbecue. There is a handy storeroom for your bikes and parking nearby at the end of the lane. So plan your day of adventure, enjoy all the sights that south Devon has to offer and return to Chou Cottage, here's to the perfect holiday!
Being in a lovely village setting the parking for the cottage can be found on the main village road at the bottom of the private lane or slightly further away by the shops and café additional free parking can be found. Devon being Devon you will have to head back up to the cottage although you will be sat in the garden within minutes!
The idyllic riverside villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are considered to be two of the most attractive, unspoilt villages in south Devon, and they are just a few miles away. Sitting on opposite banks of the river Yealm you really do experience a slower pace of life here, and of course what better way to enjoy village life than sampling a gin at one of the renowned local pubs!
When it comes to beaches you really are spoilt for choice. With both Mothecombe and Bigbury-on-Sea not far away, family beach days are sorted. Alternatively discover the joy of walking mile upon mile of coastal paths which link all the many beaches and hidden coves together.
Chou Cottage is just ten miles away from the Maritime City of Plymouth with its bustling Barbican area, packed with fabulous waterside eateries, and the fascinating National Marine Aquarium. The iconic Plymouth Hoe and lighthouse have sublime views across the harbour and out to sea, or head in the other direction to Salcombe for a day of exploring the town, crabbing off the harbour wall or building sandcastles on South Sands beach.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), fridge and slimline dishwasher
4 steps to Utility-room with microwave, freezer and washing machine
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (accessed from Utility-room)
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Please note the parking and unloading is a short walk following a private lane up to the cottage. Owing to the charming character of this cottage, taller guests may need to duck through the doorways. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Thursday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Welcome to Chou Cottage.
Find everything you need in the fabulous cottage kitchen.
The wood-burner in the comfy sitting-room will keep you toasty during cooler months.
With reclaimed wooden floors and its feature window, Bedroom One is the perfect place to relax.
A rainbow of colourful flowers in the fabulous cottage garden.
Everyone is welcome, including your four-legged friend.
With many original features, Chou Cottage is pretty as a picture.
Ideal for sociable dining, cook up a feast whilst chatting to your fellow guests at the table.
The fabulous rainfall shower in the downstairs shower-room.
Love the clock.
Enjoy time with family and friends here.
The kitchen is beautifully kitted out with oak worktops and a fabulous range cooker.
In every nook and cranny you'll find something delightful.
The super shower-room is just off the utility-room.
Natural light fills the shower-room.
Kick back and relax in front of the wood-burner.
Morning coffee anyone?
Bedroom Two is beautifully furnished in pastel shades.
A quiet corner for contemplation.
Stylish Bedroom One is a delight.
Breakfast in bed anyone?
The pretty cottage garden welcomes you.
Every meal will be a pleasure in the lovely garden.
Al fresco dining at its best.
The perfect place for an aperitif.
The cottage can be found up a sloping small path off the main road which runs through the heart of the village.
Step out the door and explore the pretty village of Yealmpton at the bottom of the sloping path. Please note this is the main road that runs through the village.
Head down to Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, a lovely spot for a coastal walk.
Bantham village has a great pub, why not enjoy a meal on the way home from Bantham beach?
Discover the many beaches of the south Devon coast.
Cycling on Dartmoor is fabulous at any time of year.
The maritime city of Plymouth is a short car journey away.
Plymouth is a great place to spend the day.
The wilds of Dartmoor waiting to be discovered.