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  • £480  to  £1450

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby

About Ivy Cottage

Ivy Cottage is as pretty as a picture. The traditional Devon home has thick stone walls that keep it cool in summer and toasty warm in winter, especially when you light the open fire. With three bedrooms that sleep up to six people, plus a large private garden, it is perfect for families who want the experience of staying in a holiday home with genuine charm and character together with modern comforts and a location within walking distance of the friendly 16th Century Dolphin pub.

Kingston is a quiet community within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with much of the village - including Ivy Cottage - protected in two conservation areas. The South Devon countryside is lush and fertile, something which will be evident as you walk or cycle along footpaths, bridleways and cycleways. Kingston is in the Erme Estuary, and the River Erme flows into the sea at Wonwell Beach, less than two miles from the cottage. Wonwell is quiet and somewhat secluded, with no amenities or lifeguards, and fantastic for those who want to avoid summer crowds. Visitors who prefer a livelier stretch of sand will enjoy nearby places like Bigbury-on-Sea and Bantham, where both locations have lifeguards and amenities but rarely feel busy.

There are plenty of ways to keep yourself amused during a holiday in Ivy Cottage. Being close to the coast means not only beautiful beaches but also gorgeous coastal walks that include a challenging six-mile loop past Westcombe Beach and Hoist Point, passing above caves and coves used by smugglers in the 17th and 18th centuries. There are four rivers close by, so the opportunities for sailing and bird watching are plentiful; and market towns like Modbury and Kingsbridge provide a choice of places to eat, drink and shop. Plymouth is 14 miles or a 30-minute drive from Ivy Cottage, with a long naval history, museums, shops and other city entertainment.

Dartmoor is within easy reach, while local attractions include Dartmoor Zoo, Burgh Island and the sea tractor, Pennywell Farm, National Trust properties and Gardens. The beautiful English Riviera is less than an hour by car, giving easy access to Paignton and Torquay's beaches, parks, shops and seaside amusements.

Ivy Cottage provides a wonderfully rural base within easy reach of the beach so that guests can experience the beauty of both South Devon's coast and countryside.

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Owner details:

Maria Di Palma joined Independent Cottages in July 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Ivy Cottage is a Grade II listed thatched cottage dating back to the 1600s. It is full of the quirks you would expect from a building of this age, including solid oak beams and slightly wonky cob walls. Accommodation is over two levels with a steep spiral staircase to connect them.


  • An inglenook fireplace is a focal point in the living room, which is comfortably furnished with a 3-seater and 2-seater sofa and an armchair. There is a TV, books and a small stereo, and glass doors that open into the garden.
  • A hand-shaped arch connects the living room to the dining room where there is a table and chairs for six people, and doors that open onto the patio.
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with a scrubbed pine table and six chairs. A red range cooker sits in the original fireplace, and fitted cupboards hold an excellent complement of crockery and cooking utensils. Stable doors open into the back garden.
  • Bathroom with a big walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and hand basin.


  • Two bedrooms with 6ft-wide super king-sized beds, proper storage and bedside tables with reading lights.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds
  • Large family bathroom with a big walk-in shower, impressive freestanding deep zinc bath, a heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has an enclosed mature garden with a terraced lawn. A patio has garden furniture and a parasol for lazy meals in the summer sunshine. Guests have off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and bath towels are provided. A travel cot (no bedding), high chair and stair gate are available. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Ivy Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 1st Jul 2022 - Thu, 7th Jul 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 8th Jul 2022 - Thu, 14th Jul 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 15th Jul 2022 - Thu, 21st Jul 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 22nd Jul 2022 - Thu, 25th Aug 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 26th Aug 2022 - Thu, 1st Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 - Thu, 8th Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 9th Sep 2022 - Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Superkings, 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Maria Di Palma
Member Since July 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 3rd July 2022

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