About this listing
A wood burning stove in the sitting room, a well equipped kitchen, bags of character and a private terraced garden with views of the Creek. But also a very short drive from South Devon's loveliest beaches including Beesands and Blackpool Sands.
The cottage is in the village of Frogmore, a typical Devon village and one which has managed to hang on to its pub, the excellent Globe Inn just one minute's walk. Walk 50 yards in the other direction to reach the excellent local post office and bakery. The village is perfectly placed to reach the best South Devon beaches in just a few minutes drive including the award winning Blackpool Sands, Beesands and the beaches around Salcombe.
The cottage has a very snug sitting room with a wood burning stove, comfortable sofas and a TV. The large, well fitted kitchen has two separate seating areas for maximum flexibility. Upstairs there are 3 good-sized bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 twin) and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom is ensuite.
There's a second reception room downstairs which is a den/family room. There's also a large downstairs cloakroom with wheelchair access.
Wifi has just been installed in this cottage along with electric storage heaters to supplement the wood burning stove.
The cottage has it's own private terrace. This is set up some steps about 40 yards from the house and is a great place to have a drink and relax with views across Frogmore Creek.
Previous guests have mentioned the Portlemouth passenger ferry where you can catch the ferry across to Salcombe without the parking nightmare that is Salcombe in high summer. However it's also worth exploring some of the wonderful hidden sandy coves (approached on foot) near Start Point. And while you're there pay a visit to the Pigs Nose, the wonderful old pub in East Prawle.
The cottage is quite close to the road, which is fairly busy during the peak summer weeks. However all rooms are double glazed so traffic noise is minimal.
There is private parking for 2 cars just behind the house.
Full access to everything.
Interaction with Guests
Regular email contact and on the phone if needed.
Buses go past the cottage but a car is recommended.
7 nights minimum in July, August & May half term. Well behaved pets are accepted if notified in advance with a charge of £25 per pet per visit. Pets must be kept downstairs and off the furniture.
There is strictly no smoking in the house although you can smoke in the garden.
Please leave the cottage clean and tidy, although of course we do send in professional cleaners after each visit.
A lovely cottage in a great location. Comfortably furnished, well equipped and surprisingly spacious. The local pub literally a few doors away was excellent and did great food. It was easy to find and really well placed to explore Dartmouth, Salcombe and other parts of Devon. The owner was very helpful when I had a wi-fi issue and got this resolved as soon as possible - keeping me informed along the way. Would happily stay here again when I am in Devon again.
Listing description arguably didn't do the property justice! Excellent location for our purposes. Everything was there as promised - simple instructions to start fridge etc. We really like the terrace to the back of the property also.
We now the South Hams area of south Devon very well sop knew exactly where Ben's cottage was. The location was the reason for choosing it and it turned out a very good choice. The cottage has a very well equipped kitchen should you need it with so many very good eateries close by. We would certainly book this again should we want to go back to Frogmore.
Everything was as communicated, so while we didnt meet Ben, the cottage was just what we'd been looking for. We had some terrible weather while we were there (and some lovely days) but the cottage was warm and cosy as promised. The cottage is between a pub and a village bakery/shop, so we were only a couple of doors away from a pint in the evening, and breakfast goods the next day.
We'd love to come again.
The house was perfect for us, very comfortable and clean. Good location (the road is noisy if you need to open windows, but didn't really bother us) - near fantastic beaches and coast. The bakery is lovely and the Globe Inn was good. The Brittania @ Beesands served great seafood, and the Seven Stars in Kingsbridge also did very good food. Definitely recommend!
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About the Host, Ben
Director of a holiday cottage agency called West Country Lets in Devon. We specialise in hand-picked cottages and apartments in the South Hams and Devon areas.
I moved out of London in summer 2010 to Devon. Married with two teenage sons and in my spare time into cycling (on and off road), trail running. skiing and the occasional triathlon.
In the past I worked as a journalist & magazine publisher but more recently have run my own companies: a dating company, a travel company and now my agency.
I'm happy with lots of styles of travelling. I have particularly fond memories of cycle camping around Europe. But a bit of luxury can be good too.