What a gorgeous house!
What a fabulous lawn. Perfect for the younger members of the party to let off some steam.
The fabulous bi-fold doors fully open to enhance your dining experience to the maximum.
Fancy banqueting like royalty? In this magnificent dining-room you can't help feeling rather regal. The room links the house beautifully, also offering easy and direct access to the patio-area.
The patio-area is slightly shaded, providing the perfect place to spark up the barbecue and dine al fresco in this superb spot.
The beautiful cabin nestled in the garden provides the perfect spot to cuddle up and enjoy the view.
....and what a stunning view!
Retreating to this luxurious sitting-room is a real treat.
Complemented by a glorious wood-burner, this cosy room is perfect for snuggling up after a full day of fun and adventure.
Looking through the dining-room. With the kitchen to the left, bedroom one and en suite to the right and the master staircase to the first floor rooms.
Beautiful furnishings throughout.
The kitchen/dining-room is a beautifully light and airy space. It is easy to see why this could prove to be the most popular room in the house.
The fully equipped kitchen is completely state of the art, with no expense spared on equipment, gadgets and general facilities. Whipping up a feast will prove a pleasure in this gorgeous kitchen.
Now that's what I call dining with a view! Such a fabulous spot, even on a drizzly day.
Looking back at the house from the lawn. Can you tell why I fell in love with this house!
Bedroom 1 offers this sumptuous king-size bed.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite linked via this walkway, which makes doubling this en suite as the downstairs bathroom facility easy and private.
En suite to bedroom 1 is very spacious.
This room is now a snug with a sofa bed. On request the sofa can also double as an alternative sleeping facility (as it converts into a super comfy double bed)
The desk is very handy if work calls.
Venture upstairs to the first floor, and prepare to be wowed.
Bedroom 2 now has a single bed with a truckle bed underneath if needed. This lovely room has oodles of space to pull the truckle out and create two single beds.
Pretty bedroom 2 also has a cot.
Bedroom 3 is stunning. This super-king size bed just makes you want to dive straight in.
What a view to wake up to! Anyone for breakfast in bed?
Bedroom 3 also has this lovely comfy area for sitting in peace with a good book.
Beautiful detail in the en suite to bedroom 3.
En suite to bedroom 3 boasts this beautiful free standing bath and eye-catching brickwork.
Bedroom four is found is this beautiful annexe.
Bedroom four is dripping in luxury.
Such a wonderfully private and peaceful space.
En suite shower room for Bedroom four.
On arrival you will be greeted by this beautiful sight.
Such a wonderful place for the whole family.
Your four-legged friends will be delighted at the thought of exploring these beautiful gardens.
Space for the whole family in the garden cabin. With the wood-burner as icing on the cake for those chillier nights.
Imagine this being your home for the week, or perhaps two!
The Lodge is accessed via these gates.
Welcome to The Lodge.
Kingsbridge is as pretty as a picture.
The glorious south Devon coast is waiting to be explored.
There's lots of choice when it comes to eating out, this is The Oyster Shack in Bigbury.
One of many gorgeous beaches on the south Devon coast.
Walkers will love the miles of coast path.
Say hello to Herman the Sherman tank on Slapton Sands.

The Lodge

4211

1.9 miles NE of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £1102

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

Nearest pub

A traditional country pub with rustic interiors and a roaring log fire in winter. There's plenty of outside seating for al fresco dining in summer and dogs are welcome both inside and out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Great food

Enormous portions for a super Sunday lunch, good choice of beer on tap
Children welcome and they will cater for vegetarians and vegans on request

Nearest beach

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

A gentle one mile stroll around the town with a trail map available on the Web site giving lots of interesting facts about the town including the story of the Curious Clock!

Nearest town

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

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 3 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Closed!!

We went on a Tuesday for lunch.
We had a pushchair and this made some places inaccessible. places that were open were full the pub by the carpark was a 40 minute wait for food.
Many of the shops said they only open at the end of the week. This was during the Easter holidays!!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Lovely town to visit with quirky little market.


Rated 3 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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

October 2022

Beach walk

large car park and a short walk to a small ferry to Bigbury on sea, a great beach walk


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Perfect beach

Something for everyone here plus a good cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


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

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

October 2022

Better than Eden project

Really wonderful visit to greenway ,( the day before we had been to Eden project that was so disappointing compared to Greenway) interesting visit round house, and the gardens are wonderful the trees and plants labelled so helpful, my sister and I went on the ferry from Dittisham only a little ferry but great fun and only five minutes across estuary recommend as you can only park at Greenway for Three hours and it is all so fascinating there we spent longer than three hours. Well done to all at Greenway.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

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

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Bigbury Golf Club

A well maintained golf course with great views. Staff and members very friendly and welcoming.


Rated 5 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!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

August 2021

Dartmouth

We were staying in Brixham and decided to book tickets on the boat to Dartmouth .the boat crossing was fine , lasted about 80 mins. Dartmouth is a beautiful location with some great shops and eateries .well worth a visit!
We got the steam train back to Paignton which was a good experience and then the bus back to Brixham .Alternatively the drive to Dartmouth is short and you can get on the car ferry across the river


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

August 2019

Brilliant

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fresh, local oysters from Bigbury Bay; if you are squeamish about eating them raw, there are a variety of baked and grilled options.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2023

Quirky but fabulous!

A slightly challenging drive to the Oyster Shack (very narrow, winding lanes) is amply rewarded by fabulous food and friendly service. It really is a shack, but a very comfortable one!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Fab food and location

Third time coming here, as previously experienced amazing food well worth the cost.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Delicious seafood

We ate here for lunch and it was absolutely delicious. Quite pricey but the quality was worth it. Oysters were very fresh and we enjoyed the different toppings. BBQ octopus and dressed crab. Brilliant for gluten-free (delicious GF bread!) Came off the beach - 10 mins from Bigbury-on-Sea so we had a lovely day. Thank you.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

The oyster shack

Great sea food and welcoming staff. Quirky decor very relaxed and informal. We went twice for lunch which speaks volumes and I can recommend the lobster. We visited in autumn and could imagine on a summer evening sat outside it would be magical.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Shell Out!

Very good sea food restaurant, lots of choice - not just Oysters! Good lively atmosphere - best to book, even at lunchtime.

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