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Stable End Cottage

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Malborough, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quiet location with lots of wildlife to watch out for."

    Only downside was no shower over the bath but we got round that by only using the walk in shower downstairs. Owners very helpful, and cleaning and linen change was done after one week.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2024

  • "This is an excellent cottage situated close to Salcombe."

    It has everything required for a perfect holiday. It is spotless and well equipped. The hosts are welcoming. Definitely will be back

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2024

  • "A beautifully maintained cottage in a delightful setting, it includes everything you need for a great relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Keith Michael4.7Apr 2024

  • "This was our second visit and hopefully it will not be our last."

    Reviewed by Sally-ann5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have been staying at Stable End Cottage for many years and have already booked for 2025."

    The cottage is perfect for us. It is always spotlessly clean and very well maintained. It sits in stunning countryside with great local walks. Mr & Mrs Read are always on hand to help with any information you may require.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "We received a warm welcome along with great tips on local areas to explore."

    The cottage was maintained to a high standard and very comfortable. We had everything we needed for 3 adults on a walking holiday. Good October weather and a courtyard garden was a bonus. Breakfast outside was such a treat. A fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Stable End Cottage."

    The cottage was in a perfect location for us with footpaths off in all directions and an easy walk to the coast. The cottage was so comfortable with everything we needed and a nice private garden to sit out in.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was fabulous and we couldn’t fault anything."

    It was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. There was even some new comfortable garden furniture in the enclosed small garden. We didn’t use it as much as we would have liked due to poor weather. We loved the peaceful location, not far from the small supermarket and bus stop. Parking was very easy just outside the front door. We enjoyed some lovely walks from the property without having to use the car. A fantastic base to explore a beautiful area. The owners have obviously thought of everything to give visitors a great place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2023

  • "A well presented and very clean property set in a very peaceful setting."

    The cottage is very comfortable with good quality fittings and furnishings. It is an ideal holiday cottage for a quiet get away, or a base for exploring the nearby countryside and lovely beaches.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jun 2023

  • "Loved the house, so nice to have a good size main bedroom."

    Back garden is a gorgeous sun spot for enjoying the afternoon/early evening sunshine.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "This is a superb cottage in a really great, quiet location."

    Would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone wanting to visit this part of the world.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "I have stayed here many times."

    The cottage is in a great location. It is beautifully maintained and extremely comfortable. Highly recommended. The perfect holiday destination

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean, well equipped and well maintained cottage in a beautiful location."

    Coastal walks can be easily accessed from the property. Thank you for another relaxing and peaceful holiday. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "We would not hesitate to recommend Stable End cottage."

    The location and setting are excellent for those wanting to feel remote but within walking distance of amenities and the beautiful coastal paths. The property is well thought out and equipped to a high standard. The owners are also extremely helpful, suggesting some excellent walks and sharing other hints and tips about the area.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have been staying at this property every year for the last thirteen years except during lockdown."

    The property has ample parking and is always spotlessly clean and very well maintained. We tend to eat in and the kitchen area is more than adequate for our needs. There is excellent TV reception and good internet access. It is situated in a quite valley surrounded by beautiful countryside with access to public footpaths nearby. We will be returning in 2024.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was very comfortable and ideally placed for lots of walks.

    Reviewed by Sally-ann4.1Oct 2022

  • "We found the cottage very comfortable and we especially loved the location, a part of Devon we were not that familiar with and have therefore booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stable End cottage is in a perfect location, surrounded by countryside it has lots of places for walking and enjoying the Devon countryside."

    It is also very close to the lovely town of Salcombe which apparently is the Kinightsbridge of Devon with its fabulous independent boutiques and harbour. The cottage is peaceful a real bolt hole from the noise of life. It has an amazing huge bedroom with tons of storeage space, a lovely en-suite bathroom with a bath and amazing views across the countryside. The smaller twin room downstairs is a fair size, I think if there were 2 adults in there it may be a bit of a squeeze, but perfect for kids or one adult. Great size shower room downstairs. The cottage is comfortable and is equipped with all you need for a good stay including some cooking utensils, iron, hoover etc. There is a really nice garden area where you can sit and relax looking out over the countryside. The cottage was very clean and tidy and looked brand new. My advice would be before arriving call the owners for directions as the ones on the website lead you to a new build estate and you can easily miss the turning for the cottage. I would highly recommend this cottage as a perfect place to stay in Devon.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very friendly & helpful owners, Lovely cottage, immaculately clean and well cared for, couldn't fault it."

    Very peaceful & quiet location, lovely little garden with comfortable furniture.Had a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous family holiday in Stable End."

    The cottage is brilliantly located for exploring the beautiful surroundings and super comfortable for relaxing after a day out. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our 4th stay at Stable End and this property never disappoints."

    Immaculate in every way and so well appointed and comfortable. Excellent position ,very quiet and restful. Garden ideal to relax in after a day exploring the area. Footpaths from the door and its very convenient to reach wonderful beaches and coves and wonderful coastal walks by short car journeys. We sincerely hope to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2022

  • "First stay at Stable End Cottage, but hope to return again soon."

    Cottage is well equipped, spotlessly clean, very well decorated to a high standard and in a beautiful quiet location, secluded but easy to get to. Very handy for Salcombe and surrounding coves and beaches. Hope Cove was a gem to find. Our weather wasnt perfect but it would have been great to make use of the garden and BBQ provided. No phone signal for us but wifi good so not a problem. Really enjoyed seeing wild Deer in the field most days along with other wildlife. Perfect location for relaxing holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "2nd visit - just as good as the first."

    Immaculate cottage in a great secluded and quiet yet easily accessible location.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage is maintained to a very high standard, very comfortable and provides everything required. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property, in a great location to get out and walk."

    Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Thank you for providing the cot, high chair and stair gate. We had a great week and were blessed with beautiful weather.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely lovely property - well appointed, exceptionally clean and well maintained."

    Location was superb. If not eating out, local Co-op and Ashbys had good quality supplies. The owner came to greet us after our arrival which was lovely, and gave us some useful tips about where to go. Our only issue would be to comment on the fearsome draught through the bottom half of the front door, which, as we had some very cold days, meant it was difficult to get the ground floor warm enough (upstairs was fine).

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2022

  • "Stable End Cottage is an absolute gem, it offers seclusion, character and charm whilst being conveniently situated for walks along the scenic coast, trips to the beach and the shops."

    Many thanks for leaving us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit here at Stable End Cottage. The nearby walks are stunning. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stayed at Stable End, lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings."

    Recommend the walk to stunning Soar Mill Cove and a meal at The Old Inn Marlborough, feel completely relaxed after our stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "A delightful cottage in a quiet location but within easy reach of daily needs."

    The pretty patio garden with its open views is private and perfect for al fresco dining. The property is very well presented and is well maintained and equipped. There are attractive villages and wonderful beaches all around accessed by typically challenging Devon roads. HOWEVER, Sykes Cottages need to update their directions i.e. the garage at the crossroads in Malborough is now the "Co-Op": the final direction stating turn right at last house in Collaton Road leads into a new housing estate, so please add "then turn left" (as this extra turning looks unlikely).

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay here at Stable End Cottage and that it was presented beautifully prior to your arrival. Thank you for bringing the property’s directions to our attention, we will be sure to update these immediately. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great week in a Devon in this really lovely cottage."

    The hosts are very friendly and they should be very proud. The cottage was very clean and welcoming. Great location with some stunning walks right from the doorstop. We hope to go back.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous location."

    The cottage was absolutely spotless and very comfortable. It was better in real life than the photos showed. The only small criticism is the wi-fi could be better. Maybe a satellite broadband solution could be the answer. But everything else was absolutely superb. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Jul 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful host."

    Property was really lovely, very clean and tidy. The bed upstairs was very comfortable and it was lovely to wake up to a nice view and just the birds chirping- a very peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2021

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Beautiful views, access to walks, the owners of the cottage were really helpful and friendly, can't recommend the area and cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped."

    Location is so ideal for walks to Hope Cove, Soar Mill Cove, South Sands and the coastline without having to drive anywhere.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is the 4th or 5th time in recent years we have used Sykes and we have never been disappointed."

    This cottage is excellent in a great location. Would definitely recommend it and Sykes too,

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage with gorgeous views."

    Every thing you could possibly need. In these strange times you couldn’t ask for anywhere more isolating. The owners very accommodating and friendly. Will certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely private cottage with a lovely sheltered garden ."

    Owners very helpful gave us loads of information on walks .Shop near by, which stocked everything one needed .

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a fabulous location."

    Owners were really friendly and gave us lots of recommendations of places to visit and restaurants/pubs for eating out. Would definitely like a return visit to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Nice, freindly hosts, cottage quiet, would suit keen/able walkers as there are some footpaths running in several directions to bays and beaches which are quite lovely."

    Reviewed by Antony4.4Jul 2019

  • "Are you Coast and Country or are you Sykes?"

    We seem to be working with 2 companies! Cottage was perfect for a holiday in or around Salcombe without fighting with the traffic yet close to towns, coast, walks and countryside.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2019

  • "Another lovely holiday at Stable End Cottage."

    Lots of walks straight from the door and a pleasant garden to sit out in. A friendly welcome from the owner.

    Reviewed by Janice4.1May 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week at Stable End Cottage."

    This is a top quality accommodation. On arrival we met Stuart, who gave us information of local activities, walks, restaurants, and things of interest. Fully equipped Kitchen with everything you would need. Bathroom and Shower cosmetics also supplied.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2019

  • "We holiday here every year and always stay at this lovely cottage."

    It is very comfortable, clean and finished to a very high standard. Wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Beautiful area too. Perfect for a holiday

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Hosts were very welcoming."

    Maps and walking guides provided were fantastic. Wi-fi signal much better than anticipated!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2019

  • "We have stayed at this cottage every year for the last ten years."

    It has always been excellent every time. We expect to visit again next year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "All of this and where it was, tucked away in our favourite part of Devon."

    Would love to come back

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely peaceful cottage for a get away from it all holiday."

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Dec 2018

  • "Helpful and efficient and very friendly"

    Sep 2018

  • "Beaufitul cottage, well maintained and furnished to a high standard."

    Friendly owner next door should you need anything.

    Mr Martyn BennettJun 2018

  • "Lovely excellently maintained cottage."

    We love it here. Sofa a little lumpy but still happy here

    Mrs J WoodallMay 2018

  • "Very Well equipped and clean."


    Mr Tim LeonardMay 2018

  • "We have stayed at this property for the last 9 years."

    Each time we have found it to be extremely well maintained with excellent resources. On arrival the cottage is as clean and tidy as anyone could wish for. The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. The cottage is in a lovely countryside setting and is very quiet and peaceful.

    Mr D SteeleyMar 2018

  • "Wonderful location very comfortable cottage"

    Mr E KennaOct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    However property advertised as having WIFI, but wasn't working properly and the owner said that even when it was it was slow and unreliable. There was also no phone reception. This made it very difficult to plan anything to do with a toddler on a wet week! There was also no phone to use to contact emergency services. Would use the company again however.

    Aug 2017

  • "Well equipped and well appointed."

    Very comfortable.

    Mr P J WalkerJun 2017

  • "We have stayed at this cottage for the last seven years and each time the property has been impeccable."

    Spotlessly clean and fitted out to a very high standard. This is the best cottage we have stayed in during our many holidays around the UK. An excellent property.

    Mr D SteeleyApr 2017

  • "Absolutely loved the property, very clean, modern and very relaxing."

    Owners next door and were only too willing to offer advise about the cottage and local area. Would love to use this property again.

    Aug 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, it was nice to return again."

    It had been decorated since the previous year and everything in full working order.

    JACKIEAug 2016

  • "The cottage was pristine and a real pleasure to stay there"

    NevilleJun 2016

  • "An excellent cottage, always very clean and tidy and maintained to a very high standard by the owners."

    Lovely quiet location with good parking and access to countryside walks straight out of the door.

    David & Gillian SteeleyApr 2016

  • "Excellent"

    Mr E KennaOct 2015

  • "Decent accommodation apart from the construction work."

    Points to note:- the toaster is faulty and the freezer compartment in the fridge does not work particularly well.

    Aug 2015

  • "It is a beautiful property, well maintained and a great location."

    Our only concerns were that it stated Broadband was available, however this was not the case but the owners apologised for the problem and no mobile signal either which I know is out of their control. It just happened that our holiday coincided with some concerns with my parents at home and I would like to have had better contact with them in the cottage via wifi for example rather than having to go up to the top of the hill each time I wanted to call them. The property itself was lovely and comfortable, great facilities and plenty of room. The owners were delightful and very welcoming and I would highly recommend this property, unless you need to be online at all times.

    Aug 2015

  • "An absolutely lovely little cottage, very clean, well resourced and comfortable."

    We loved staying here and would definitely stay again.

    Aug 2015

  • "This cottage is excellent for a quiet get away Holliday, it is well equipped & kept Spotlessly clean, we enjoyed our time there & would recommend it to anyone."

    The views from the secluded terrace were wonderful with plenty of wildlife To observe. ( red deer etc).

    May 2015

  • "Lovely accommodation with pleasant owners."

    There to welcome and there if needed but privacy entirely respected. I was also given a complementary Riverford organics box. I took the trouble to advise well in advance that I was veggie-but still got given a packet of bacon and at least a pound of sausages. C&CC may have passed the message on but having it ignored did not impress. They might also like to think about cleaning the chiller packs -they smelt appalling and unwelcome alongside stuff to be eaten.

    Apr 2015

  • "The cottage is very good, well appointed and maintained to a high standard."

    The owner lives next door and always pays us a visit the day we arrive to welcome us.

    Apr 2015

  • "Clean and well equipped."

    Very convenient for what we wanted to do - walking the SW Coast Path.

    Nov 2014

  • "Lovely cottage, nicely situated, very clean and warm."

    Oct 2014

  • "Loved it-wish I could live there permanently-will return!"


    Oct 2014

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, clean and spacious and a family that cannot do enough."

    Wonderful holiday, thanks again team.

    Aug 2014

  • "Location and accomodation good."

    Aug 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Jul 2014

  • "Well equipped, tidy and clean and a wonderful location."

    Apr 2014

  • "Good"

    Apr 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Apr 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Apr 2014

  • "An excellent rental with helpful & friendly host."

    Was great to have the garden and barbecue as weather was good. The upstairs bedroom is great and all beds comfortable. Excellent having 2 bath/shower rooms.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2011

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1x King with en-suite, 1x Twin
  • Additional shower room
  • Modern kitchen
  • Extensive garden and terrace
  • Ample parking
  • Baby friendly
  • Rural setting.
  • Central heating
  • Double oven, hob,washer/dryer,fridge, microwave, kettle toaster
  • TV, DVD, Ipod docking station
  • WiFi. Baby friendly equipment
  • Parking for up to 4 cars
  • Private terrace, table, chairs and BBQ
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Just half a mile from Malborough and two miles from the renowned sailing town of Salcombe, Stable End Cottage is a tastefully furnished renovated barn which sleeps four.

This property enjoys far reaching views of the tranquil surrounding countryside of Portlemore Barton from the main bedroom and terrace/garden.

There is a fully fitted country style kitchen with a range of modern appliances.

The open plan lounge / dining room has a TV, comfortable sofas, a dining table to seat four, and a door out onto the private terrace where guests can enjoy al fresco dining in the summer sunshine.

On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with adjacent shower room and a super king bedroom room with an en-suite bathroom is on the first floor.

Outside is a private walled terrace with table, chairs and a barbeque, and parking for up to four cars.

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

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About the location


Salcombe 2 miles; Kingsbridge 4 miles.

The attractive village of Malborough boasts a multitude of thatched cottages, a village shop, two excellent country pubs and a thriving post office. It is located just 2 miles from the popular sailing resort of Salcombe, the southernmost town in the South Hams. Boasting a beautiful, scenic coastline, Salcombe is ideal for enjoying sailing, watersports, coastal walking or for simply soaking up the sunshine. Observe the plentiful wildlife in the area, visit several country houses and gardens close by or visit the lovely market town of Kingsbridge. Alternatively, explore the wide open spaces and rocky tors of Dartmoor, just 15 miles away. A perfect holiday location, with much to see and do.

Mobile phone reception is llimited at this location.

Strictly No Smoking