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.
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.
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.
Bedroom 2 has a single bed, or perhaps you have the need for the truckle bed underneath. If so, this lovely room has oodles of space to pull the truckle out and create two single beds.
Venture upstairs to the first floor, and prepare to be wowed.
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.
En suite to bedroom 3 boasts this beautiful corner bath and eye-catching brickwork.
The snug, also known as bedroom 4, has a fixed cot, and on request the sofa can also double as an alternative sleeping facility (as it converts into a super comfy double bed).
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.
Imagine this being your home for the week, or perhaps two!
The Lodge is accessed via these gates.
Welcome to The Lodge.
Only a short stroll up the lane is a special treat awaiting you in the shape of the award-winning Buckland-Tout-Saints Hotel & Restaurant. Go on, treat yourself to a cream tea on the terrace.

The Lodge

4211 - New

1.9 miles NE of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

7 Nights from £689 - £1497

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

Nearest pub

The Crabshell Inn (2 ¼ miles)

In a great setting overlooking Kingsbridge estuary. You'll find local treats like Devon buffalo mozarella and Dartmouth kiln oak roast smoked salmon on the menu here.

Nearest beach

Slapton Sands (4 ¼ miles)

This pebbly beach stretches for three miles next to a narrow strip of coastal road.There are opportunities for windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.

Nearest walk

Kingsbridge Town Trail (2 miles)

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

Kingsbridge (2 miles)

Kingsbridge stands at the head of the estuary, and is full of interesting lanes and passageways with specialist, often family run, shops.

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 (9 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

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.

The Millbrook Inn (3 ¾ 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.

Bigbury on Sea Beach (7 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.

The Old Bakery (2 miles)

Located conveniently in the centre of Kingsbridge, this friendly restaurant offers traditional Greek and Spanish food. Tapas produced using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Home baked bread and cakes are a must have!

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

Mrs Wallace June 2011

Delicious homebaked bread and cakes, coffee, brunch and evening tapas meals with Greek and Spanish specialities. Excellent cooking and friendly service.

Salcombe (4 ¾ miles)

Long the favoured destination for yachties, Salcombe is in an exquisite location surrounded by sheltered water and a string of tiny, sandy bays. There is a distinctly upmarket feel to the town itself; boutique shops and chic cafes and restaurants abound throughout Salcombe’s quaint streets. Activities revolve around the wind and waves; sailing is the number one sport here and there is plenty of opportunity for lessons for the beginner or boat hire for the more experienced. For much of the year (March to October) you can also leave the car behind and use the South Sands Ferry.

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

Mrs Gage September 2012

Salcombe

Salcombe is located in the most southerly part of Devon.
Because of the narrow streets and the priority given to pedestrians, a park and ride scheme operates during the summer from the outskirts of Salcombe. Plently of shops, galleries and cafes/restaurants for relaxing with a cuppa. Sit by the marina to end off a perfect day. Visit Overbeck's a National Trust Gardens, and enjoy the views over the Salcombe Estuary from the house and garden. There are 2 lovely beaches in Salcombe, South Sands & North Sands.

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