Marigold is such a pretty detached cottage.
The stunning communal indoor heated pool is a very welcome sight on a dull day or in fact any day!
There's plenty of seating for everyone in the cosy living-room.
The large and well-equipped kitchen makes rustling up any meal a pleasure.
Light and airy, Bedroom 1 is very cute and welcoming.
The modern shower-room can be found on the ground floor.
The delightful twin room is a great bedroom for both young and old, especially as it has a spacious en suite with bath and fitted shower.
En suite for Bedroom 3.
Marigold is accessed via your own private gated entrance.
What a lovely spot to enjoy a touch of al fresco dining.
On entering the property, you are welcomed into this fabulous open plan layout.
Bedroom 4 is home to this super-king bed. What a fabulous bed to jump into after a long day of entertainment and adventure.
The dining-area is a great place to discuss the days plans and lay some new ones for tomorrow.
Bedroom 1 is tucked away at the end of this hallway. Please mind the steps.
Snuggling up in front of the wood-burner is a must after a day of adventure.
Bedroom 4 comes fully equipped with a spacious en suite too.
The en suite for bedroom 4.
Bedroom 2  is this rather sweet bunk-bed room which is only on offer to the kiddies. Please do note that to access this room you need to go via the utility-room.
The steps leading down from the living-area into the utility-room which then leads into the bunk room.
The utility-room houses the washing machine and tumble-drier. The small fridge/freezer pictured is being replaced by a large freestanding fridge/freezer for 2023.
You have arrived, welcome!
Anyone fancy a game?
The communal games-room has a pool table, perfect for 'staying in' days.
Stancombe Manor is where all the facilities can be found, and it is literally metres from your front gate.
The grounds at Stancombe Manor are exceptionally well maintained.
Sit back and watch the kiddies wear themselves out.
For the walkers of the party, there are numerous walks and paths which lead out from the Stancombe Manor grounds.
The communal games-room for the younger members of the group is a godsend on a rainy day.
Even the adults are catered for with this full-size snooker table.
The shared pool is a real favourite with the little ones. Good luck getting them out!
Slapton Sands beach is even closer and offers so much history to marvel at.
Only a short drive away you will find the beach at Blackpool Sands. A fabulous day out for all the family.

Marigold

4299

3.1 miles E of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 8 + cot

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

Nearest pub

A lovely traditional pub in the heart of the village offering a menu created using local produce. Dogs are welcome and there is outside seating for warmer months.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Good Local Pub

Excellent all round, very good welcome and service from all staff there. The food is so well cooked and presented and the decor is light and airy, with comfortable furnishings. Would highly recommend.

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

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

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

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

Located in the small village of Beesands where you will find a mile long shingle beach backed by grassland and a fresh water lake, the Cricket Inn is a welcoming meeting place for tourists as well as residents. The Inn has a wide selection of traditional ales and fine wines and the food has a great reputation.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Definitely worth a visit

Great food and suited us as a group of 7 with baby and two dogs.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Excellent gem

This pub and the entire staff were amazing. The food was fantastic. Well worth the 20 minute walk in the dark!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2015

Great food and friendly service. Always busy so best to book. Lovely location and views of the sea as you dine in or sit outside for a drink. Dogs are welcome too which makes life easier for dog owners. We ate at The Cricket Inn 4 nights out of our 7 night holiday and enjoyed their varied menu.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The Cricket Inn, Beesands

Open all day; practically on the beach; plenty of parking; food delicious - fresh fish and seafood and local meat too; staff really friendly and helpful.

- Dr P Frost

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