What a welcoming sight. A lovely little sun-trap right on your front doorstep, especially when we have a sunny day.
The stunning Laurel Cottage.
Perfect space for enjoying each other's company in this lovingly designed living space.
Master bedroom, with a fabulously comfy super-king size bed.
Delightful, fully enclosed private garden.
The perfect patio to enjoy dining al fresco.
Well-equipped kitchen. Perfect for cooking that special meal.
Open plan kitchen, dining and living area.
Cosy living area to slump into after a long day exploring the beautiful surroundings of the South Hams.
Downstairs cloakroom.
Step through this door into your fully enclosed, lovingly maintained garden.
Many days/nights can be enjoyed sitting in this little sun-trap. Especially as you have the peace of mind that younger members of your group, or your four-legged friend, can't escape.
The master bedroom boasts delightful features from the original linhay days.
Bedroom 2, made up as a 5ft double. This bed is zip and link, and can be made into twin beds.
Second bedroom made up as twin beds.
Sparkling family bathroom.
There is no excuse for getting the tides wrong with this lovely clock.
The entrance to Laurel Cottage and your private gated courtyard.
The delightfully named Laurel Cottage will provide the perfect holiday retreat for every occasion.
Laurel Cottage through the beautiful greenery.

Laurel Cottage

3807

6.5 miles W of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 5 + 2 cots*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Dolphin Inn (½ mile)

Situated in the pretty village of Kingston this traditional pub has warming open fires in winter and a sunny garden for summer months. The restaurant offers a good selection of local dishes and is popular with both locals and visitors.

Nearest beach

Wonwell Sands Beach (1 ½ miles)

On the east bank of the river Erme, this beach joins up with the beach next door, Mothecombe, at low tide. A sandy beach, there are lovely views over the estuary and dogs are welcome year round.

Nearest walk

Modbury Walking (2 ¼ miles)

Pull on your hiking boots and enjoy one of eight circular walks which start from Poundwell Car Park, lower Modbury. Check out the website for Visit Modbury here for details; https://www.visitmodbury.co.uk/walks.html

Nearest town

Modbury (2 ½ miles)

Deep in the heart of South Devon, Modbury is a pretty little market town with lots to offer. With a plethora of independent shops and cafes pay a call, it's a lovely place to while away a few hours.

Also nearby

Bantham (3 ¼ miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Bigbury Golf Club (3 miles)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

Bigbury on Sea Beach (2 ¾ miles)

Sit on the sand, go for a paddle or walk across to Burgh Island at low tide. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea Beach offers plenty of choice for everyone. If you don't want to bring your own, sports equipment hire is available. There are also lifeguards on patrol in the summer, an added comfort for families with children.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Van De Poll July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

Greenway (16 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Burgh Island (3 miles)

Sat opposite Bigbury-on-Sea, Burgh Island is a tiny tidal island. Home to a scattering of buildings including a hotel, the island becomes completely cut off at high tide. Once the favourite haunt of pirates and smugglers, it’s easy to lose yourself in the atmosphere at Burgh Island.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs George September 2020

Fabulous views

After walking across the sands to the island you have the most wonderful views. The coast paths are easy to find. There are lots of places to take wonderful photos but don’t go too close to the edge as the sides are very soft.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Thought it might be interesting to go over for dinner, but £60 per person... Pub has unwelcoming signs outside for non-residents. The island is very small and you can walk all the paths in about an hour. The views are not as worthwhile as walking the coast path.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Nice beach

We had a very nice afternoon stop at the beach. Fine sands, fantastic view, clear water.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

A lovely place to visit, the views from the top of the island are beautiful. There is also a pub on the island for a well earned drink and the idea of the tide coming in and cutting you off is very unusual and a lot of fun.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning January 2009

Great view

Worth going across to Burgh Island for the view back to the Devon coastline alone. Go to the top of the hill where there is a ruined cottage and walk around it for the full 360. The hotel does look a bit posh if you are in walking gear, but we have promised that we will go back for Sunday lunch. Go to the pub for refuelling but beware, it can get busy in the holiday periods.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Whitehorn October 2008

A Bygone Age

Well worth a visit just to enjoy the magnificent panorama that this unique view point affords - even better in the evening with a pint at the Pilchard to watch the sun go down!
If you're looking for something a bit different for a special occasion then treat yourself to a stay in the hotel and get the full flavour of this art deco retreat where guests still dress for dinner and enjoy a cocktail or two - the sunsets are even better then!

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