Stunning communal, indoor heated swimming pool.
The beautiful stone exterior of Foxglove, what an attractive terraced building.
Imagine sitting eating breakfast in this perfect spot! The picnic benches are shared with other on-site guests, however mostly used by the occupants of Foxglove.
Cosy living area. Such a comfortable welcoming space after a full day of fun and activity.
Anyone for a game of tennis!
For the younger members of the group, this games-room has something for everyone.
Picnic benches outside your front door. Perfect for laying out a cream tea and enjoying the stunning surroundings.
Looking back at Foxglove across the front garden.
Lovely open plan living area. Perfect for enjoying any group holiday.
Dining-table, perfect for laying out a feast for four.
Compact, yet fully equipped kitchen, offering everything you will need.
Bedroom 1 has wonderful views over the rolling countryside. What a lovely sight to wake up to.
Bedroom 2 made up as a twin room.
Bedroom 2 made up as a super king-size bed.
Sparkling bathroom.
Anyone for a game of snooker? Why not on this glorious table!
Hours of peace and quiet to be had when the little ones find this room.
Children's activity area.
Barbecue area.
Lovingly manicured pitch and putt course.
Many walks can be found leading directly off Stancombe Manor grounds, you can walk safely for miles enjoying this stunning area.
The beautiful beach of Slapton Sands is just a touch over 5 miles away.
Blackpool Sands beach also has a delightful cafe and beach shop, so to sit back and watch the action is easy and relaxing in this beautiful spot.
Blackpool Sands beach is packed with activity, from body boarding, kayaking and windsurfing this beach and all its entertainment is a real treat. You can also hire all equipment required.
The swimming pool can be found in this lovely building.
The superbly maintained and loved Stancombe Manor.
As you enter Stancombe Manor, the car parking area is directly in front of you, with Foxglove 25 yards to the left.
The car park. Your space is clearly marked (to the right of the red classic car).
A charming cider press, a nice tribute to the history of Stancombe Manor.

Foxglove

3855

3.1 miles E of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 4 + cot

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

Nearest pub

The Tradesman's Arms Stokenham (2 miles)

A lovely traditional 14th century village pub with obligatory thatched roof and roaring log fires to keep you toasty in winter. Open daily, check out the menu on their facebook page for daily specials.

Nearest beach

Slapton Sands (3 miles)

This pebbly beach stretches for three miles next to a narrow strip of coastal road, the subject of many a picture postcard. There are opportunities for windsurfing, sailing and canoeing as well as just stopping and admiring the view plus a strong military history for those wanting to delving a little deeper into the area.

Nearest walk

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve (2 ½ miles)

This is the largest freshwater natural lake in South West England. and it's protected from the salt tides of the sea by a long bank of shingle. Teeming with wildlife, this is a great place to bring children and you can choose from three different walks, a family trail, village trail or the valley trail which incorporates the costal path. Or you can just amble down to the beach, lovely!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

Guided Walks around Slapton Ley are the best way for visitors to get an instant feel of the place. Every year a summer program of regular weekly events is held, including twilight walks where groups watch badgers and listen for bats, as well as family orientated mini-beast hunts and gentle walks of the nature trail footpath.

Nearest town

Kingsbridge (3 miles)

If you're looking for a traditional, bustling market town surrounded by lush rolling countryside then Kingsbridge is the place for you. Situated at the head of the estuary you'll find interesting lanes and passageways with an eclectic assortment of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

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

August 2011

Lovely town to visit with quirky little market.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Kingsbridge

Set on a steep hill with a small harbour at the bottom, where a weekly market is held, Kingsbridge has lots of lovely shops to wander in and out of- often owned by generations of the same family- something we see too little of these days. A few good deli's, greengrocers, and butchers shops lend it an old fashioned air - reminds me of towns from 30 years ago - and there are plenty of chic kitchen and furnishings/interiors shops and cafes to entice as well as a popular farmers market once a month . Great 25m swimming pool and gym/squash facilities at the leisure centre, the Reel Cinema, which is small but perfectly formed, a bowling green and tennis courts, and trips down the estuary on "Rivermaid" means this is a place with lots on offer!! Wish I could live there!!

Also nearby

Greenway (8 ¼ 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.

Bantham (7 ¾ 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

Dartmouth (7 miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

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

Mrs Baker October 2020

Dartmouth boat trip.

We loved Dartmouth. Use the park and ride bus down into the town, much easier than trying to park.
The one hour boat trip was very informative and we saw Seals.
Take the car ferry across the river and enjoy the scenery on the route back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Clark April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

Bigbury Golf Club (7 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!

The Millbrook Inn (3 miles)

Savour the wholesome food cooked here using local ingredients, seafood is a favourite, whilst keeping an eye on the wildlife that visits the creek.

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

Mr Ross May 2018

A Wonderful Fish Dish in the Sunshine

We called in to the Millbrook for lunch on the last day of our stay at Garden Cottage and regretted that we hadn't tried it sooner. We sat in the small outside seating area and ordered the fish of the day which in this case was plaice. It was light, beautifully cooked and absolutely exquisite. The best fish dish that I can remember. It is quite expensive and doesn't do traditional 'fish and chips' but if you want excellently prepared food in a small and friendly environment, make your way to the Millbrook.

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