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3 Bedroom Delightful Cottage near Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, Devon, England

Dartmouth, Devon, England, Europe
Alice Cottage
3 Bedroom Delightful Cottage near Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, Devon, England
Alice Cottage exterior Blackpool Sands Bedroom Garden
Twin room Living room Kitchen diner Spring at Alice
Blackpool Sands Welcome to Alice Cottage Foss Street shops Boats in Dartmouth
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Price: From £65 per night Minimum stay 4 nights
One Off Places rating: 13 reviews (13 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
Property Setting
Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Relaxing
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
Exterior Facilities
Interior Facilities
  • Cot / Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Beach within 30km
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf within 30km
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Child Friendly
  • Ideal for honeymoons
  • Short breaks available
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

This delightful three bedroom cottage is the former home of the author A.A. Milne's real life character Christopher Robin.  Located in a pretty valley, it's just a 15-20 minute walk to the famous Blue Flag Blackpool Sands beach, and a 10 minute drive from the bustling seaside town of Dartmouth.  In a peaceful setting, but with endless fun and activities on your doorstep.

General Info

There are two supermarkets in Dartmouth (Lidl and Sainsbury's and an M&S food shop). The nearest village, Stoke Fleming has shops, pubs and good restaurants. The Flavel Centre in Dartmouth of cinema, art, theatre talks, live music, kids' clubs, cafe, workshops and rainy day events. The river Dart is exceptionally picturesque and great for boat trips. Agatha Christie's former home Greenways - a National Trust property - is particularly recommended and accessible from the Dart. Colyton Fishacre, also NT, belonged to the D'Oyly Carte family and is well worth a visit. The gardens lead down to a secluded cove.Slapton Sands has a 3-mile beach and a well known bird sanctuary.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Alice Cottage is located in the beautiful South Hams countryside, close to the sea and to two well-known beaches -  Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands. The latter is close to the extensive Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. Dartmouth, with its shops, cinema/theatre, castle, pubs and restaurants and host to an extensive range of water-based activities culminating in its famous regatta at the end of August is 10 minutes drive. A steam train runs from Kingswear to Paignton. The nearest pub is the George & Dragon in Stoke Fleming; the nearest supermarkets are Sainsbury's & Lidl just outside Dartmouth and a large M&S Simply Food in Dartmouth. Guests staying at Alice can use the leisure and sports facilities at the Dartmouth Golf & Country Club at discounted prices (indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, golf courses) Recommended restaurants are The Sportsman's Arms in Blackawton (carvery)and Start Bay Inn at Torcross (very popular for fish meals).

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Alice Cottage is best reached by car - indeed a car is essential for visitors at the cottage who want to explore. For vistors coming by train, Totnes is the nearest mainline station - some 10 miles away. Taxis can be picked up at the station. For overseas visitors Exeter is the nearest airport, although suffers from few destinations served. People flying to the UK are more likely to have to fly to London Gatwick or Heathrow, or possibly Bristol. Plymouth is the nearest ferry terminal.

Nearest Airport:
Exeter 40 miles

Nearest Train Station:
Totnes (mainline) 10 miles

Nearest Bus Stop:
Blackpool Sands 1 mile

Nearest Ferry:
Plymouth 25 miles

Nearest Restaurant:
George & Dragon

Nearest Beach:
Blackpool Sands

Nearest Shop:
General stores, Stoke Fleming

Nearest Market:

Car Hire:

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
The cottage has three bedrooms, one double and two twins.  The double has an ensuite.  All the bedrooms (and an additional, separate bathroom) are on the ground floor.  Upstairs is a very well equipped kitchen diner (including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and fridge freezer), seating for up to six people and a cosy sitting room with open fire and picture window overlooking the garden.  There is wifi throughout.

Exterior Details
There are french doors from the sitting room out onto the patio and BBQ area, and there is a well maintained 3/4 acre garden.  The garden is maintained as a natural wildlife garden as was the wish of its creator Christopher Robin. In Spring the garden is carpeted with daffodils and bluebells followed by azealeas and rhodedendrons.

Conditions of Rental
Property is rented out on a Saturday-Saturday basis. For bookings more than a month in advance we ask for a 20% deposit. Balance to be paid in full 1 month before arrival. Towels and bed linen are included in the price.

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