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  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Duffield is an excellent base from which to explore South Hams."

    The house is extraordinarily well-equipped and was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The kitchen had everything we could ever imagine needing and the bedrooms were extremely comfortable. Our two dogs loved the large garden. There are wonderful restaurants within a stone's throw, beaches and golf courses within a very few miles and a pub almost literally next door. We had a wonderful week and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely holiday at “Duffeld”, the house was spotless and had everything we needed."

    The double garage was a great extra as we had 4 surf boards, body boards & 2 dogs so it was a great space. The “Journey’s End” pub was absolutely fantastic and so pleased we booked in advance. Would highly recommend this property & location. Great surf, great walks fantastic house

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing house , it was clean and comfortable and large enough to accommodate our family."

    We had a great Christmas break , it was so close to the beach, shop and pub . The bedrooms are very roomy and comfortable. Bathroom is fantastic with the sunken bath . We only had a slight issue with heating, trying to override the timer and put the heating on earlier , but did manage to sort it eventually . We would love to come back again, hopefully next year . Thank you

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2023

  • "We would have preferred earlier access because of fading light."

    Needed heat on all towels rails to be on. Beautiful comfortable house enjoyed by all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday here, even had reasonable weather!"

    The house has everything you could possibly need and exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really beautiful house, wonderfully equipped and very well maintained."

    The garden was also lovely although the drop, from the grassed area to the patio, meant we had to be on constant alert with our two toddler grandchildren. Upstairs stair gates would have been very useful, but I understand not always easy to install. In all we had a great holiday and loved the house.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property, absolutely everything you could wish for!"

    We did a lot of cooking main meals in the evening, and we weren’t lacking a single bit of equipment! So spacious for 3 couples and a toddler, we didn’t feel like we were crampt or in eachothers space at all. We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Pip5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were so surprised how lovely the house was."

    It had everything at our disposal surrounded by beautiful countryside I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this house for a restful break for the family Fantastic very impressed

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect family holiday home!"

    We spent Christmas as a family of 12 at Duffield and it exceeded expectations. The house is beautifully presented with all rooms very comfortable and spacious. Great kitchen and living room for cooking, family meals, board games and cosy fireplace. Duffield facilities are incredibly well organised and we were fully set up for cooking numerous large Christmas meals with the ample utensils and fantastic induction range. Whilst we enjoyed a winter stay and did not use the garden space, the garage is stocked with lawn games and outdoor furniture so would be a great space to enjoy in the summer months. Great communication from the owner. I would thoroughly recommend booking Duffield!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Duffield."

    The house was perfect for our family, clean, warm and spacious. There was everything you might need in the kitchen and plenty of games for the family indoor and out. I would highly recommend this house and would hope to be able to stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "We stayed at Duffield for my husband's 60th birthday."

    We found it very comfortable and relaxing. Ample room for all of us. Very well equipped. Lovely dog proof garden so the dog had a super time as well. Lovely walks and a fantastic village shop that you can get most things. I would definitely book here again. It felt like home.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Duffield is an impressive and extremely well located large property with a great layout that feels cosy yet spacious both inside and out."

    Thoughtfully decorated and amazingly well equipped it has 5 large double bedrooms each one with double aspect windows that make the rooms feel roomy and luxurious. The garden is dog proofed at the back with a beautiful view and substantial furniture. The garage has a great table tennis table and literally anything you could imagine you might need in terms of kitchen appliances/supplies are in abundance. There is also a really great little local shop stones throw away with a post office that is very reasonably priced. To make our stay even better it would have been helpful if there had been some instructions for the house eg in a central folder available on arrival listing how to use the electric gates, where the keys were located (took us 3 days to find these in a drawer) a summary of local attractions/restaurants, nearest supermarket, recommended beach, Wi-Fi password .etc etc . to save us time fumbling around trying to discover how to use things and where they were. We also didn’t clock that there wouldn’t be any towels as this is unusual for a cottage stay and the “what to expect from your stay/what to bring” email didn’t mention this even though the information was buried in small print. Additionally it was exceptionally disappointing that the listing came up as within a mile of a pub and yet the pub has been shut permanently now for over 6 months. That aspect of the listing needs updating. All things considered I would definitely recommend this property it really is lovely and would be really great for eg a large family get together. It really is a fabulous place and we had probably the best holiday we’ve ever had there. We would definitely return with probably more of our family next time. Thank you.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We mention in the listing that the pub is closed temporarily as we do believe it to be reopening and changing hands as many local pubs do. We do also note that no towels are provided in the listing in two different places so it is super clear to guests before booking. In reference to the information folder, guests are normally emailed a house copy of the ‘House Bible’, which includes instructions on everything along with recommendations of Restaurant’s etc, prior to arrival. There is a also a copy of this available on the shelf of the hall table, together with all the instructions on the equipment in the property. Keys with fobs are left on the table with the instructions on where the patio door keys can be found. The Wi-fi code is in the ‘House Bible’, but also on the back of the router as normal. - Helpful Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laraine4.1Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with spacious rooms, excellent facilities and plenty of games and extras."

    It was clean, tidy and well maintained. We celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary with our family during our visit and we couldn't have enjoyed it more! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful well presented property in a quiet location."

    We had a fabulous family break here, very relaxed and only a short drive to the an outstanding beach at Bigbury. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed at

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2022

  • "What an amazing find."

    This house is so well equipped, comfortable & spacious….everything you need for a relaxing stay. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent clean facilities, so well equipped, welcoming property in a great location."

    It’s a shame towels, bath mats & tea towels aren’t included at all. A faultless stay and great information provided by the owner beforehand, who went above and beyond.

    Reviewed by Poppy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay in this lovely home."

    We really couldn’t fault anything and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Apr 2022

  • "An exceptionally comfortable well thought out home."

    ..if it isn't there, you don't need it! Beautifully clean and spacious, and the table tennis was an added bonus! So many wonderful beaches within a few miles, Burgh Island, Bantham, Hope Cove and Blackpool Sands being just a few. Totnes is well worth visiting too, with many interesting shops.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Family pre-Christmas event , it s just a great family house, excellent location, very well equipped and very welcoming."

    All of our group enjoyed the stay and it over achieved our expectations.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Dec 2021

  • "Duffield was everything it said and so much more."

    We had a fantastic family holiday

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property was great."

    The best kitted out rental I have ever stayed at. Very comfortable and warm. It was superb. The Garage as a games room with table tennis went down very well with our children and grandchildren. The rear garden is very safe and enclosed for dogs. Highly recommended. The village has a very good shop and pub both within a 100 yards. Some great places to visit like Burgh Island and Hope Cove.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was beautiful, in a lovely village location and was very comfortable with many amenities."

    Very clean and welcoming. However there was one major problem, in as much as there were no towels supplied. We contacted Sykes, Ref COR 234562-CF, about this issue. Christina said that in the description of the property this was mentioned. I checked the website again to see if we had missed this information. On the details for the property in clearly stated that 'linen and towels are included in the rent'. So unfortunately I think this is an error on Sykes behalf, that landed up costing us £40. We also spoke to the owner, who was incredibly helpful, but confirmed she did not supply towels and had informed the agents, so it is a great shame that this was not reflected on your website and no information was sent to us subsequent to booking. According to the owner there should have been a welcome pack. This too was missing, and although investigated was never supplied.

    Reviewed by Jacquelyn4.7Oct 2021

  • "We were very satisfied with the excellent accommodation, however, one of the reasons for booking this property was for its security."

    We were informed it had electric gates ( and were even given a code for them) On arrival it was obvious that they have been broken for some considerable time and were completely unusable. Hence they had to stay open all the time. Our party consisted of two very young children and this was not what we were expecting. The other problem was the waste facilities. They were completely inadequate for a party of 10.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The owners have been contacting each guest in advance to let them know the electric gates have been damaged by the wind and are awaiting repair. They have been left open meanwhile. The rear garden is also gated and is enclosed and this hasn't been compromised by the issue with the front gates. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda3.4Aug 2021

  • "A lovely clean, spacious property with all the facilities you could need."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2021

  • "All I can say about Duffield is WOW!"

    Hands down the best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in and I rent one for my family every year. Location is amazing with Bigbury on Sea beach a short drive away and a shop & pub 30 secs walk away! The house itself was outstanding with lots of social space as well as five large double bedrooms! Kitted out with absolutely everything you could possible want including a table tennis table, garden games, two large televisions and very good wi-fi! Brilliant holiday had by all of my brood and somewhere we are definitely considering returning to! Thank you for allowing us to share your amazing home!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2021

  • "Duffield was a lovely holiday home , great facilities and very well equipped."

    Location excellent , loads of good walking around the area , good pubs nearby (50 yards)serving decent food . Kingsbridge very useful for major provisions but local shop over the road also excellent Good fish and chips in Kingsbridge ( the codfather) Also great seafood from Catch of the Day . Superb Oysters .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a marvellous family holiday and could not have asked for anything more."

    A special thanks to the owner who went out of her way, to help us out after my mistake, thanks again

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is the loveliest self catering accommodation we have stayed in."

    It is fully kitted out with loads of little extras. Beds are super comfy, the rooms are massive and cosy. It’s actually nicer than the pictures. We had 2 screaming babies in our group but the house is so big it didn’t matter and we couldn’t hear each other! All of the sports equipment in the garage was used. The badminton was set up in the garden all week. Gorgeous garden furniture which was also super comfy. Literally could not say one bad thing about this accommodation. Will definitely return! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had an amazing holiday."

    The house is SO well equipped! However, the walls and floors are very thin! Also there were a couple of things that were damaged when we arrived and the curtain pole came off the wall in the master bedroom when the curtains were closed Otherwise, great, thank you

    Reviewed by A4.7Aug 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king size bedroom with en-suite, with walk-in shower, double basin and WC, 2 x king size double bedrooms, 1 x family bedroom with king size bed and two single beds, 1 x double
  • Family bathroom with sunken bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan plan kitchen with breakfast bar, and separate dining room table
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Garage doubles up as games room with table tennis table
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso (please bring your own capsules), fridge/freezer and 2nd fridge/freezer in garage, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 2 x TVs with freeview, Google Chrome Cast and Apple TV, DVD Player and DVDs, a selection of family friendly board games and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Garden with lawned area, complete with table and chairs, sun umbrella, garden games and BBQ
  • Cot (without bedding) and Highchair provided
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome at a charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 50-metres walk away
  • Note: Garage converted into games room with table tennis table
  • Note: No hen or stag parties permitted
  • Note:This property does not provide towels

The property

Duffield is a modern, well-appointed detached house situated on the edge of the hamlet of St Ann’s Chapel, just three miles from the surf and sandy beaches of Bigbury-on-Sea.

Inside, the property offers comfortable and spacious accommodation, providing the perfect base for a family celebration or a friends’ getaway.

From the spacious hallway there is an elegant sitting room, with comfortable seating around an inset woodburning fireplace; and French windows leading to the terrace and garden beyond.

A large contemporary kitchen, fully equipped with all the necessities required when catering for a large family or party, plus separate dining area that comfortably seats 10 and extends to sit 12.

Off the kitchen, the large utility room is perfect for housing sandy dogs and wet-suits.

In addition, there is a downstairs shower room, basin and WC.

On the first floor, there are three brightly decorated bedrooms; a master bedroom with en-suite shower, plus a further two double bedrooms, all enjoying country views.

Completing the first floor is a large airy family bathroom, with a sunken bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Located on the second floor, under the eaves, are two further bedrooms.

A large family bedroom, comprising a king plus two single beds opposite a further double bedroom.

To the rear of the property the enclosed lawn and terrace provide a large table, chairs and parasol, perfect for dining alfresco or stretching out with a good book and a sun-downer.

There is plenty of storage space for surfboards and beach gear, a must being so close to the glorious Devon coastline.

Try out surfing or paddle-boarding at Bigbury; and if you need a little help there's the popular surf school which can assist, offering lessons and/or equipment hire.

For walkers, the South West Coastal Path is perfect, providing miles of scenic clifftop routes to explore, and pubs to recover in.

For those feeling less energetic, a stroll across the beach to iconic Burgh Island, inspiring some of Agatha Christie’s tales, will blow away the cobwebs!

The nearby golf course will challenge all abilities when the sea breeze blows.

The nearby towns of Modbury, Kingsbridge and Salcombe are full of fascinating little independent stores, art galleries and restaurants.

Fifty metres from the house, are the quintessential village shop, Holywell Stores, and local pub, The Pickwick Inn.

With all this on your doorstep, Duffield is a fabulous family home in the heart of the South Hams area of Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kingsbridge 6 miles; Salcombe 40 miles.

St Ann’s Chapel is a small hamlet situated in the South Hams area of Devon, England, between the towns of Modbury and Kingsbridge. Within this small hamlet, you will find a good local shop and The Pickwick Inn, a charming pub serving food. Less than three miles away is Bigbury on Sea a village with a large sandy beach (surf school, cafe) and stretching to Burgh Island (famous art deco hotel, setting for Agatha Christie novels). Good golf course at Bigbury. The South West Coast Path is worth exploring as is the real ale pub in the nearby coastal village of Ringmore. A little further afield the traditional market town of Kingsbridge sits at the head of the many creeked Kingsbridge Estuary (boat trips), and plays host to a number of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and antique shops. Further afield sensational Salcombe at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary with its many cove beaches and boutique shops is worth a visit. St Ann’s Chapel is a picturesque hamlet, and a perfect base for exploring this diverse and interesting area.

Please note: This property does not provide towels
Please note: No hen or stag parties permitted

This property offers the following short breaks:

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