Apple Cottage is a fabulous family holiday home.
The garden offers the perfect spot to relax with a good book whilst the kids let off steam.
Bedroom one is light, airy and super spacious. Home to this king-size bed.
The sitting-room is spacious yet cosy.
The open plan kitchen, dining and snug area. Perfect for whipping up that feast as a team effort.
Plenty of work surface space for creating that special meal.
Dining together is a pleasure.
The glorious Rangemaster makes cooking a pleasure for the 'chef' of the party.
Enjoy a moment of peace in this light yet cosy snug area.
Step out of the snug area onto the beautiful patio and garden area beyond.
A great space to relax and unwind.
The living area offers a second spot to dine in.
Swing the patio doors open and step out onto your sun-trap patio area.
Dining al fresco is a must in this glorious garden.
What a fabulous lawned area, perfect for the younger members of the family to let off steam in.
Back in the house, the stairs which lead up from the ground floor hallway deliver you onto this charming landing area. Another great space where you can escape from the remainder of the house.
Bedroom one.
Start as you mean to go on. Relaxing in this beautiful bedroom is the best way to start the day.
Bedroom one offers a fabulous en suite.
En suite to bedroom one.
Bedroom two is simply so pretty and inviting.
Peeking into bedroom two.
Bedroom three offers this super-king size bed, which can also be split into two singles for extra flexible sleeping requirements.
Super comfy bedroom three.
Family bathroom.
Bedroom four is home to these fabulous twin beds.
What a great room for the kids.
Apple Cottage offers oodles of space both inside and out. What a fabulous garden, which leads round to the parking at the back of the house.
Imagine relaxing in this glorious spot with the sun beating down, bliss!
A great space to dine, drink or just enjoy a good book.
The access to Apple Cottage. Follow the driveway up to the shared parking areas at the top. Apple Cottage's parking is situated to the right of the driveway (as marked).
The golden sandy beaches of Bigbury and Bantham are second to none. and are only a short car journey away.
The beautiful beach at Thurlestone Sands makes for another fabulous day of sand, sea and smiles.
The beachhouse cafe at Thurlestone makes for the perfect spot to enjoy lunch before heading back to some intensive sandcastle building.
Exploring the vast and rugged countryside of Dartmoor National Park is a must.
Meet some of the fabulous Dartmoor residents. Beautiful!
Take a trip to the naval city of Plymouth. A great day out for all the family.

Apple Cottage

4844

3.8 miles NE of Ivybridge / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A traditional Devon pub with the benefit of having a tea room. Located in the centre of the village, good food is available and there's a walled garden for sunny days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2024

Excellent food

Excellent food, friendly bar staff and landlord , great atmosphere


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Pack Horse Review

Fabulous Sunday lunch as per our reviews. Staff were lovely

Nearest beach

Also known as Meadowsfoot, Mothecombe Beach is seated at the foot of coastal grassland and woodland. An unspoiled beach, it is a popular spot throughout the year drawing locals and visitors alike. Featuring a sandy shore peppered with rocks, it provides the perfect backdrop to a day on the coast. A restaurant is open year-round and there are also public toilets available.

Nearest walk

Here you'll find a small reserve on the southern edge of Dartmoor with 3 hectares of woodland and a circular walking trail of 30 - 40 minutes. Looked after by the Devon WildlifeTrust, this is a lovely place to spend time enjoying peace and tranquility amongst the wildlife. Take a look at their website for location details.

Nearest town

Perfectly poised between Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams, Ivybridge makes a fantastic base for an exploration of Devon. Excellent walking, cycling, horse riding and rock climbing is right on the doorstep, and if you jump in the car, the fabulous beaches of the south Devon coast are just a short drive away. For horticulture fans, Lukesland Gardens, with 24 acres of woodlands, shrubs and wild flowers set into a valley with a cascading brook running through it, is less than two miles from Ivybridge.

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

Completely renovated in 2005, The Turtley Corn Mill is now a peaceful place to read, relax, eat and drink. With a light and airy atmosphere and a daily menu change that features local produce this is a great spot to soak in the idyllic setting of Avonwick.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Excellent supper destination

Had a wonderful supper.

Excellent quality food in a buzzy environment.

Friendly efficient staff. Beautiful gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Good Sunday lunch

We had a delicious lunch in this stylishly renovated old mill. The service was very friendly and the bill reasonable.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

A completely re-furbished grinding mill. Run by enthusiastic young staff. Very good food. Booking essential at week-ends.

- Peter Reynolds

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.

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.

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