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Little Starboard

(Ref. 1051605)

Kingsbridge, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (8)
  • little (8)
  • location (7)
  • clean (6)
  • property (6)
  • comfortable (6)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "Shaving was difficult with small sink and no mirror above, in bathroom."

    Would have liked a TV in the bedroom. Overall a very nice bungalow, clean and comfortable with good kitchen and equipment. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great property, nice and clean, good size for a family of 4."

    Well located for Kingsbridge centre.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Little Starboard is comfortable and very well equipped."

    It's in a good location, and only a ten minute walk to the centre of Kingsbridge. We enjoyed our stay. It would have been 5 Stars had it not been for the internet. There seems to be some restriction on it, making social media access difficult. Pictures won't download etc, etc.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Little Starboard. What a shame that you were unable to rate it as 5 stars due to the internet restriction, which we, and the owner were unaware of. This has now been removed, and we could easily have remedied this for you during your stay if you had mentioned it especially as we had dealings with your party during your time here. We hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Sep 2022

  • "We arrived just before 3pm, at the same time as the cleaner so not the best start to our holiday."

    No communication re this. Cleaner was very quick but not very thorough. She also arrived before 10am on the day of departure which wasn’t very helpful either. The property isn’t in the nicest park of Kingsbridge. The car parking space wasn’t allocated and therefore wasn’t always available leaving us having to try and park on a not particularly nice street at times. Various items of crockery, cutlery, oven mits etc were soiled/sticky, with remnants of food etc on them. The shower tray didn’t drain on arrival so we were left from Friday to Monday without being able to use the only shower in the property. The TV screen was marked/scratched but subsequently cleaned by maintenance so presumably just dirty. Sykes were very helpful and reassuring re all of the above. The person that called from Coast and Country was rather defensive and dismissive. No additional toilet rolls, bin bags, cleaning products were left in the property. There are also no tea towels or hand towels for the kitchen. With the unfortunate bits out of the way the property is very nicely decorated with very comfortable beds and sofa. There’s plenty of crockery, cutlery etc to use during your stay. There’s also plenty of cupboard, fridge/freezer space. No wardrobes but good sized hanging rails and lots of drawers. It’s so light inside and there’s a lovely courtyard garden with a nice view from one corner. Bed linen was nice and plenty of bathroom towels were left. Kingsbridge and the South Hams are lovely. Kingsbridge has some good delis, a cinema, ice cream shops and various independent shops to mooch around. There’s lots of great beaches; South Milton, Bigbury, Mothercombe. Lots of lovely places to eat nearby. The Oyster Shack is a must, you’ll need to book in advance though. The ferry to Salcombe is lovely and the staff had great local knowledge for lovely things to do during our stay. We had lovely weather to really enjoy the area. We’ve booked several cottages through Sykes before and all has been well, I don’t think we’ve booked directly with Coast and Country before. Would we stay again, I’m not sure, I’d like to think this was a one off bad experience it’s a little disappointing that no one has checked in with us to check everything was resolved. We’d definitely stay in Kingsbridge again as it’s a really nice part of the country.

    Reviewed by Sally2.8Aug 2022

  • "Great little bungalow, a little stark in the living room with bare bulbs, white walls and blinds."

    also needed a thorough clean, thick dust on the TV and Standard lamp and mouldy instant coffee in one of the caddy jars. Brilliant location and very quiet.

    Reviewed by B4.1Jun 2022

  • "The proposal was perfect, well located close to the town and very clean and tidy."

    We have no adverse comments at all.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2022

  • "My daughter and I have stayed in many holidays cottages between us, and this is by far the best we have ever had."

    Everything was so clean, and it was fully-equipped with everything anyone could need. We needed to turn on the heating on day 2 but it was registering “call for engineer”. We rang your office and by the time we returned after an afternoon out it had been fixed. Your whole service was second to none - thank you for making our short break so effortless

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Little Starboard."

    Great location to walk into town. Great location to use as a base to explore the gorgeous area. Our only problem was we couldn’t find the switch for the bathroom heated towel rail to turn it on. Everything in the house was to a high standard and we would love to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2021

  • "After a long journey we were delighted when we arrived at Little Starboard!"

    The accomodation was perfect! There are some stairs down to the property ,so some may find these difficult. A short walk downhill to the town and the river estuary. Several beautiful beaches nearby for days out and ideal for those who enjoy walking.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time in this superbly refurbished bungalow."

    Great location, and the property lacks nothing in terms of facilities

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Location was great within walk distance to shops in the town."

    Great location for visiting Salcombe and Dartmouth and totnes

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic property, very well equipped and in a great location."

    The refurbishment has been done to a very high standard. We found the property very comfortable and the garden is a great sun trap! Helpful directions and key information plus the checkout email was also very handy the day before. The only thing the property could benefit from is curtains in the bedrooms! Thank you for a fantastic stay we will be back next year :)

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2021

  • "Little Starboard was perfect for our family holiday, the house has been beautifully renovated, had everything you could need for a week's stay, the kitchen facilities were excellent and we felt very comfortable there."

    It was also spotlessly clean which is particularly reassuring at the moment. The location is also great, just a 5 minute walk to the estuary and into town to the shops, restaurants etc. There is also a playground just 2 minutes away if you have little ones. We loved our stay and would highly recommend this place to others.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Little Starboard and we do hope we can welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2020

  • "A little disappointed with the approach to the Bungalow having to negotiate 2 ..."

    A little disappointed with the approach to the Bungalow having to negotiate 2 flights of steps and having to park car away from the property making transport of luggage difficult The one double bed requires a topper of some sort because not at all comfortable The cleanliness and facilities were very good

    Thank you for your comments. We have taken these on board and made the description regarding the access clearer. There is a mattress topper for the bed, and we are sorry this was not in place for your stay. We hope that these points didn't inconvenience you too much and hope that you'll come back to the area again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Sep 2020

  • "Little Starboard is in an ideal position for local shops, restaurants and pubs."

    It is a short drive to some beautiful beaches. The house has been tastefully refurbished and very well equipped. I should be keeping quiet about this little jem as we will surely think about booking again in the future. It made for a really enjoyable holiday in these very strange times.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a wonderful week very good facilities good parking all in all excellent time."

    If had to make a comment for help for future residents some outdoor receptical or instruction for rubbish would be helpful. Look forward to the next trip with you. Pam Peregrine

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2020

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
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  • All-ground-floor, although approach is down 5 steps
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size double (Can be made into twin beds if requested at time of booking), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle, basin, heated towel rail and WC with separate douche
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and seating area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, large fridge freezer,microwave, Miele washing machine and separate tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear patio garden with furniture
  • Parking for one car approximately 50 yards from the property via steps (however this is not an allocated space and is on a first come first served basis)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

The property

Tucked away on a residential street, just off the main road in the centre of Kingsbrige, Devon, is this wonderful recently refurbished single-storey property, Little Starboard.

Within touching distance of the South Devon AONB and less than five miles to the coast, this charming, contemporary property is well-placed for discovering the incredible countryside and coastline of South Devon.

This all-ground-floor accommodation is ideal for one or two couples or small family looking for a cosy and relaxing base for their South Devon getaway.

Enter the property into the open-plan living room, with white painted walls, making the space bright and airy, with a well-equipped kitchen featuring glossy white units and stylish worktops, where you can prepare delicious home-cooked meals, to be enjoyed together at the dining table, before retiring to the plush corner sofa and enjoying your favourite shows on the Smart TV, or making plans for the remainder of your stay.

Choose from two cosy, all-white bedrooms with ample storage and hanging space for your belongings; a super-king-size (which can be converted into twins if requested at time of booking) and a double, to accommodate for a variety of groups, served by the immaculate family bathroom with a choice of a short bath or a separate shower cubicle.

Outside is an enclosed rear patio and gravel garden with outdoor furniture, ideal for enjoying alfresco meals and watching the peaceful night sky, surrounded by the warmth of the fire.

The rear garden is also ideal to store those paddleboards or bikes on the odd day that you won't be using them.

The bustling town of Kingsbridge is a short walk away, with a good selection of shops, cafés, other eateries and an award-winning pub, as well as a museum and two art galleries.

Visitors can enjoy scenic walks along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles, an Elizabethan market arcade.

Situated on the edge of the South Devon AONB, within the attractive South Hams area, Kingsbridge rests at the head of a marine estuary, and during the summer months you can take a boat excursion to Salcombe, enjoying an abundance of wildlife along the way.

Salcombe rests mostly on the steeper, west side of the Kingsbridge Estuary, and is a popular resort with tourists and sailing enthusiasts, known for its incredible scenery.

Here, you can enjoy a visit to the maritime museum, the 20th century Edwardian property Overbeck's, with fascinating art & history collections, the ruins of its castle, Fort Charles, overlooking the estuary and close to North Sands Beach, one of two stunning sandy beaches you can spend the day relaxing on, and you can't visit Salcombe without trying some of its incredible gin at the Salcombe Gin Distillery.

From here, you are within easy reach of the National Trust's Snapes Point, with walking trails along the estuary, panoramic views and opportunities to see fascinating wildlife, while just across the estuary, on the other side of Salcombe's harbour, is the small town of East Portlemouth, with a stunning sandy beach and positioned on a hill, where you can enjoy views as far as Dartmoor.

Keen walkers can join the South West Coast Path in both directions, taking in some outstanding coastal views along the way, with a venture east taking in the incredible English Riviera, a section of the South Devon coastline thought to resemble the magnificent French Riviera.

The seaside town of Paignton is a short drive away, with a zoo and environmental park, Splashdown Quaywest water park, Victorian pier with plenty of entertainment and its selection of picturesque beaches, which form part of the incredible English Riviera.

A wonderful base from which to explore the true highlights of South Devon.

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

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About the location


Salcombe 5 miles; Bantham 5 miles; Dartmouth 12 miles; Totnes 13 miles; Plymouth 20 miles.

The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of South Devon. Kingsbridge is home to a range of lovely independent shops and coffee shops, as well as a 3-screen cinema and an award-winning pub. During the summer season there are estuary excursions by ferry to Salcombe which lies on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, making it one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. Salcombe is famous for its outstanding coastal views, rolling countryside, and is a watersports paradise for kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding and powerboating. It is packed with boutique shops, high street brands and independent producers, restaurants serving freshly caught seafood, and Salcombe Gin and Ice cream! Kingsbridge is perfectly located as a base to enjoy 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 in Totnes, 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 night life, including theatres, restaurants and bars. Kingsbridge can be easily reached by train to Totnes and then a local bus service which will take you to Kingsbridge town centre.

Please note there are steps leading to the property and from the parking area

Chiminea featured in the pictures has since been removed.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas