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South Wing

(Ref. 995545)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was good."

    The facilities are more than expected..fully equipped kitchen etc Lovely views over the countryside. Would book again

    Reviewed by Toni4.4Oct 2023

  • "The property was very nice But some more care with curtains would improve the look overall and it was abit shabby looking ."

    Reviewed by Norma4.1Jun 2023

  • "Accommodation spacious, lovely bathrooms, spotlessly clean."

    Bedrooms and bedding lovely. Great to have leather furniture and no carpets, feels much more hygienic. Loved staying there and would recommend. Location also great,.close to Salcombe and beaches. My only gripe is that kitchen equipment wasn't that clean and I had to wash items before I could use them. Oven trays were dirty as was oven. A little more attention to cleaning in the kitchen, otherwise stay was perfect. Thank you

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jun 2023

  • "First off all we where told there would be wood supplied and there was not!"

    Then two days into our hoilday my children aged 5 where playing in there rooms to find the owner had been in the attic and caused a water leak which poured through the ceilings onto my children causing damaged to there belongings. They had no where to sleep that night. We then gave the owner the chance to fix the problem leaving the house through the day. To find the electricity went out when ever it pleased. We left after 4 days because our hoilday was simply ruined. The owner told us he would refund us. 3 weeks later he has refused to refund us. The booking agency have closed the door on us so we will be now cliaming damages through our soiltors. We left the house on good terms. Expecting our refund that was agreed. Don't not book with this company!! Or or this property! Horrible service.

    Thank you for your feedback. We received a call from you to say that you had arrived back to the property to find a leak, so we surprised to read that you were in when this occurred. We offered to re-house you but you declined as you were leaving on the Monday due to work commitments and were quite happy to move the mattresses into another room. We are sorry you are yet to receive any compensation, unfortunately this can take time but we can see it is now in the process of being rewarded. We can only apologise that this occurred during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joshua1.3Nov 2022

  • "The house was like a National Trust House very old with modern bathrooms and furniture and kitchen ."

    It has central heating but we had no heating it was turned off there was a log burner but no wood provided.A few days in we hadn’t got any water with no explanation from owners it was off from that evening from 10pm till early the next morning about 8 45.we got in touch with sykescottages they said they would try to find out what had happened.The owner's left fruit potatoes and eggs which was nice but it would have been nice to have had some contact about some of our concerns.

    Unfortunately you did not contact Sykes as soon as you noticed the water had stopped. You waited until 8.30am the next morning before calling them. The water was back on within 15 minutes, the boost pump had tripped. I can only apologise for the inconvenience caused by this minor issue however if I don’t know about a problem I cannot rectify it. Similarly as far as I can make out you did not turn the heating on, the instructions are in a folder on the kitchen table, nor did you contact Sykes to ask about the heating. It was warm weather that week and I did not expect you to need the central heating so it was off. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn3.4Sep 2022

  • "We thought it would have been good to feel welcomed at the property rather than an inconvenience to the owner and just a money making venture."

    Apart from this the property worked very well for us.

    Reviewed by George3.4Jul 2022

  • "Great accommodation, the area is beautiful and within a short driving distance of some lovely beaches and towns."

    We would have given 5 stars if there had been an enclosed area for our dog, but that is a very minor thing, to be fair you wouldn't really expect that when booking a working farm.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jun 2022

  • "We were disappointed with this accommodation."

    The property has very small living area although the upstairs was great. Some of the kitchen equipment wasn't clean. We found dirty pans in the oven and the cupboard under the kettle smells like a school home economics room. I am not sure how the leg on the ironing board could be so bent! For a property which was supposedly dog friendly there was a great list of things that you mustn't do and stipulation that you must clean property where your pet had been on departure. We did this so not sure what the £25 fee for him was for! Also, given that presumably the owners knew we had a dog would it be too difficult to leave suitable directions for dog walks rather than the 'leave us a note' and we will get back to you system that was in place. We did miss the call from the office to check that everything was ok and appreciate this level of customer service. We wouldn't stay again nor recommend. Sorry!

    Reviewed by Helen2.5Jun 2022

  • "Spacious and very comfortable."

    Really enjoyed our stay and would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2022

  • "Everything good except most of the time we found the electric hob touch controls unreactive and unusable."

    If taking dogs there is no direct access to outside. Otherwise enjoyed stay everything good.

    Reviewed by Antony4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect holiday for us and our large pet dog."

    Comfortable rooms. The wooden floors and leather sofa’s meant that the dog could settle on the floor in the lounge as we sat around the wood burner.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property, would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet getaway."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful property with a wow factor we all loved our time here"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a great stay."

    The only thing I would improve would be to have some blankets in the lounge. We were a bit cold. We did light the fire one night. Also I couldn't find a veg peeler, that would have been a useful thing to have. Sorry if there was one and I just didn't see it.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Oct 2021

  • "The shower head in the en suite need attention as it slips out of its holder and could hit someone on the head"

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Oct 2021

  • "The bathroom radiator is always red hot ."

    the toilet is to close to it and many times we burned ourselves on it.Would be very dangerous to young children using the loo.We were greeted by bags of dirty laundry in the hall .A small welcome pack would go far.

    Reviewed by Edward3.4Sep 2021

  • "Great property and location for local beaches and exploring South Devon."

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation had everything you need."

    The beds are comfy, the property is spotlessly clean and it's nice to stay in somewhere with character. I would just echo what others have said, which would be that there are only 2 cooking hobs which means you have to think about how you're preparing food (if you're not eating out). Then it would have been nice to have had a chair in the sitting room so that you don't have to sit in 3 side by side on two sofas. Would highly recommend the property, the location is great, the local pub does excellent food and the deli is smashing.

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2021

  • "The photos of cottage are very deceiving the property is a lot smaller and the rooms are very dated needs redecorating the bathrooms were fine just needed better showers there was no pressure in water."

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We can only apologise you felt that the photos were deceiving, we have not had a comment of this nature before. South Wing is an historic building which may be perceived as dated, however it can be difficult to offer a property to accommodate everyone’s taste as it is such a personal thing. We will of course pass all your comments onto the owner. We hope you had enjoyable stay in spite of these issues and look forward to welcoming you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn2.5Jun 2021

  • "Where it states where the recycling bin bags were kept, it just stated back of cupboard."

    It would have been useful if they specified which cupboard.

    Reviewed by Tamsin3.8May 2021

  • "Beds were really comfortable and we would have had a good nights sleep except for 3 farm dogs that constantly bark and howl all night , I know it’s a working farm and you expect some noises but this was all night , every night."

    There is no enclosed yard to let our dog out I think this needs to be mentioned in the description. A soiled nappy was found under a chest of draws in the twin room , god knows how long that had been there for . Considering the owners share the same house it would have been nice if they had took the time to interact and ask if we had any concerns or just to introduce themselves would have been nice . It’s a shame about our experience as the let is in a fantastic part of the country and is a great location for exploring what is to offer .

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, however we are disappointed to hear the points you have raised. We passed your feedback onto the owner who informed us that he met with you on several occasions so was surprised to receive your comments. He also advised that if the dogs had been persistently barking he would have addressed this. We have also passed your feedback onto the cleaner. We can only apologise for the matters which occurred during your stay. We can only hope you had an enjoyable stay despite theses and hope to welcome you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther3.1May 2021

  • "The cottage was charming, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    The location is ideal for exploring Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth and the wonderful beaches and coastline in the area (although you do really need a car).

    We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at South wing and were able to visit the surrounding areas. That you for taking the time you leave your feedback. We do hope that you choose to visit the South Hams again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoy self catering and have dogs."

    This place fits the bill and is a wonderful base for a visit to South Hams. The accommodation is excellent and whilst the kitchen is somewhat basic it had all the facilities to live and eat well. It is very private despite being located in a working farm. This was our second visit and we plan (hopefully) many more in the future.

    Reviewed by Charles4.4Sep 2020

  • "Accommodation was spacious and very well kept."

    Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. Only slight negative would be cooking facilities and kitchen cupboards. Did have a large oil fired Aga, but you need to have experience with Aga's. There was also a an induction hob and cooker which was also difficult to operate. Although kitchen was spacious, there is a lack of cupboard and preparation space for food, especially if you have young children and are eating in most of the time. The only other small negative would be that there is no rear garden to access and the garden and patio photos as shown in the property details, face east/south east and if you do stay in, in the evenings you don't get any late afternoon evening sun.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, regarding your stay at South Wing. We have looked to get further instructions on using the Aga and Induction hob. We do hope you choose to book with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2020

  • "This is a really lovely house, reasonably well equipped, with Denbyware crockery of plenty."

    We would suggest a larger hob as 2 rings for five people was a nuisance, we love cooking on holiday maybe we are the exception, and another large saucepan would complete the set, but all the equipment was good. As usual when the furniture was to accommodate six people two sofas mean two rows of three, another armchair would stop that happening, but beautiful sofas. Dining furniture was great albeit chairs a bit heavy, but plenty of room. Bathrooms great and bedrooms comfortable especially the beds. The house was lovely and warm at all times with plenty of room to give five adults plenty of space. Although it is a working farm there wasn’t much noise to show that, although the cockerel did make one of our party jump! We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay, but easy to get to both Dartmouth and Salcombe.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "1st of all I would like to say Sykes were great and kept us up to date right from the start as always."

    The west wing is obviously an old property and one would normally expect maybe to smell a bit of damp and see a bit of wear and tear. However, the place was immaculate and without doubt a 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. Beds were comfortable as was the lovely leather sofas. kitchen knives and pans were all very high quality and all in all the accommodation was well presented. Anyone wishing to stay during the winter months would be advised to light the stove in the lounge as this room became quite cold when the temperature dropped. The adjoining property has a very lovely lady there who is most helpful, unlike her mother in law who made it clear that dog walking in nearby tracks was a non starter as she owned them, although no signs were there to tell us this was the case. The area also had many good restaurants and places to visit. Dartmouth and Salcombe being two of them. All in all good value and a nice place for a stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Property not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users"

    Reviewed by Allyson5.0Jun 2019

  • "Friendly owner who greeted us on arrival."

    Very comfortable. Plenty of hot water, heating,lovely beds and bathrooms. Tvs in all bedrooms. Missed welcome pack. First time we have encountered this. Also no toys or games for children ( As it rained non stop all day and every day non stop for a week parents would have appreciated this. Added to which no books to read) These are complimentary gestures which mean so much to visitors. Having had our own holiday to let bungalow in Devon and from the feedback all our visitors commented how appreciative they welcomed these extras we provided. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay though and very well equipped with top quality equipment in this spotlessly clean South Wing working farm.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jun 2019

  • "The south wing was a lovely place to stay, and central place to get anywhere, the views where lovely and it was so quiet there, plus the beds were so comfortable."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very characterful old property off the main road yet really easy to get to towns beaches and lovely sheltered backwaters."

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely location Ideal situation close to places of interest Wonderful hosts Highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2019

  • "A few thoughts re this holiday letting."

    First off, we certainly enjoyed our stay there over the three days we were there. A few pointers for the owners to take into consideration. First, there was no leaflet about how to use either the Rayburn or the hob. Second, there was a freezer under the stairs, behind the ironing board. We weren't sure if that worked or not. We didn't find it straight away but were surprised when we did. Third, there were no details of where to put all the rubbish when we left the property. We found some wheelie bins in an open barn but the details on those bins of what they took did not coincide with what was written on the large plastic refuse bags that were left under the sink. We separated the rubbish as best we could. Fourth, we never saw anyone to speak to about the property. The owners were obviously there in the main house but never made contact with us at all. Fifth, in the twin room, the door that connects that room to the owners' accommodation does not seal all the way around and so the light was shining through into the the twin room during the night. Also, our grandsons who were sleeping in that room could hear the noise coming from the main residence. Finally, on our last morning a local shop had delivered some groceries to the main property and left them by the main front door. For anyone staying longer it would be good to know that a grocery delivery service is available.

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, spacious,clean and comfy."

    Fluffy towels provided and kitchen well equipped.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Feb 2019

  • "The South Wing is absolutely beautiful, its located in an excellent position to visit the local towns, villages and beaches."

    The accommodation is gorgeous and was more than sufficient for a family of 6. Would definitely rebook.

    Mrs Yvonne BaileySep 2018

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Three bedrooms: 2x double (one with an en-suite), 1x twin
  • Fully tiled family shower room
  • Refurbished kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Garden
  • Ample off-road parking.
  • Central heating rads
  • Fridge /freezer, washer/dryer, oven 1 x Rayburn and 1 x integrated lamona, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • TV, Sky Q box
  • Wifi available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Small terrace with table and chairs
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

South Wing is a characterful holiday home, just a short drive from the small chocolate box village of Sherford which is found close to the town of Kingsbridge.

The beaches of Torcross, Bantham, Bigbury and Slapton are all within an easy drive whilst the accommodation itself is situated on a working farm.

This property, which sleeps up to six, is a part of a traditional Devon farmhouse which, in areas, dates back to the twelfth century and is ideally suited to young families or walking couples whom want to explore the beautiful coast and the surrounding countryside.

South Wing has a newly refurbished kitchen area with a Rayburn Range cooker, two ring hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, washer/dryer and a microwave.

There is attractive slate flooring throughout the kitchen area and an oak window seat.

The dining area is furnished with a large wooden table to seat six comfortably whilst a set of stairs lead up to a cloakroom with w.c.

and basin, and onto the bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor.

The sitting room has characterful restored oak panelling lining the walls, two Chesterfield sofas, a TV with Sky Q and a wood-burning stove.

There are three bedrooms in total; the first being a double with an en-suite bathroom featuring an electric shower, wash-hand basin, w.c.

and heated towel rail whilst the second is a king and the third is a twin, ideally suited for children.

In addition, there is a spacious family bathroom with bath, shower, w.c., basin, heated towel rail.

To the front of this accommodation is a small area furnished with a garden table and chairs where you can enjoy an al-fresco meal in the summer months.

There is ample parking for at least two cars on the private driveway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of south Devon. During the summer season there are river excursions to Salcombe to see the abundant wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which also forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast. Visitors can take a walk along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles, an Elizabethan market arcade. Around the South Hams area there are picturesque ports, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, together with sandy beaches at Blackpool Sands near Stoke Fleming and the two sandy beaches at Thurlestone. There are a host of small attractive villages in South Hams offering interesting pubs, local farm produce shops and pretty rows of cottages, plus further afield the waterfront city of Plymouth is a vibrant centre housing the National Marine Aquarium, historic Barbican Quay and plenty of nightlife, including theatres, restaurants and bars.

Up to two well behaved dogs permitted.
Please note that there is a £25 charge per pet

Accomodation is located on a working farm and is part of the farmhouse.

Guests have sole use of the terrace to the left of the steps and use of the lawn to the right.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas