This 18th century attached cottage is set alongside a brook beside a hedgerow lane one mile from Stoke Gabriel.
In a peaceful location and with country character, this is charming accommodation for small families and couples.
Head down the steps to the front door and into the well equipped kitchen with its flagstone floor and old fashioned pantry attached.
You can prepare meals from scrumptious Devon produce to enjoy at the table in the sitting room, a snug and cosy room with a wood burning stove, comfy seating and a window seat.
At the end of the day, climb the stairs to the two bedrooms which both have tranquil views over the brook with its wild ducks and kingfishers to spot.
You can hang your clothes in the little dressing room which also doubles as a handy room for a cot.
Outside is your pretty garden rambling over several levels, with a terrace for eating al fresco beside the brook, a seating area within a wall for sheltered barbecues and seats in a small summer house on one of the lawns, so you have plenty of choice of sunny places to sit quietly with a coffee or a good book.
If you feel like a wander, head to Stoke Gabriel on the ¾ mile of footpath which wends beside the stream and takes you to the village pubs, shops and restaurant.
Here in the village you can catch crabs from the quay or go boating on the creek.
For beaches, Torbay has a wide choice, including fun nostalgic seaside amusements.
For exploring interesting old towns, catch the car ferry to Dartmouth or go to Totnes beside the River Dart.
History buffs will love Coleton Fishacre and Agatha Christie’s old home at Greenway, both now managed by the National Trust.
Meadow Brook Cottage is in an ideal location for discovering the delights of the South Hams.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin. Cot/dressing room. Ground floor kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove. WC in outbuilding.
About the location
Paignton 4.0 miles; Brixham 6.5 miles; Kingswear 8.9 miles
Positioned alongside a picturesque creek of the River Dart in South Devon, Stoke Gabriel is a delightful unspoiled village, a firm favourite for many visitors who come for its beautiful tranquil riverside setting. You need not venture far from the village, with a village pub, children’s play park, an apple orchard, restaurants, tea rooms and local stores. The River Shack beach café provides refreshments on the quay, a popular spot for the local pastime ‘crabbing’. Ideally placed for exploring South Devon and the South Hams, with Kingswear, Dartmouth and Brixham all within easy reach and the magnificent Torbay beaches on the doorstep.
Note: Sorry, no short breaks