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Modbury, Devon (Ref. 973373)


(20 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A great cottage in a very peaceful location"

    Reviewed by MrMay 2022

  • "The one bit of advice I would give to any prospective booker, is that when approaching the property, from either side, for the last mile and a half or so, be extremely aware of your surroundings and make sure you know exactly where your last area to pull in was."

    There are absolutely no passing places for the last 2 miles and you need to rely on farm entrances and the such and they are very few and far between. Having said that, once at the property, it is a lovely off grid out of the way place, very quiet and peaceful. There were only 2 of us, but the property accommodates 4 quite comfortably, with more than enough crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils and very clean and tidy. There is a wonderful enclosed field area where you can walk your dogs safely. We had our 2 dogs with us. A great Dane and a Chocolate Labrador and they ran themselves ragged. There is a stream that they can play around in, but the large pond is a bit to green with algae, so probably best to avoid that. There is a picnic bench down by the pond which was very pleasant on the few warm dry days we had to sit out and have a drink. Phone reception for those reliant on it is sketchy at the best. Not a bad thing as far as we were concerned, but if you need to make or receive a call, probably need to wait till you leave the property. Wi-Fi was fine for us, so email is always an option if desperate. Only a minor observation, but a few board games or such would have been welcome. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were fortunate to meet nothing on any of the roads.

    Reviewed by MrOct 2021

  • "Should point out the lane to the cottage was not the best, it was a case of fingers crossed you didn't meet another vehicle, but still had an enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by RobSep 2021

  • "The property was beautifully situated and both scenic and tranquil."

    The owners have provided absolutely everything you need to self cater from cookware to utensils. The only surprise was the absence of a dishwasher. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the access road in is very narrow with alot of overgrowth either side. That said, in one week, we only encountered two other motorists. Without such a rural approach, the tranquility and seclusion, which is a big part of the appeal, would be lost though. The property around the accommodation includes a small lake, meandering meadow and stream, all of which is available for guests to enjoy. We all look forward to returning to Bearscombe in the future!

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2021

  • "Beautiful, tranquil location."

    The owners have clearly put so much thoughtfulness and consideration into all the things provided. We loved our stay and would happily go back. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by LottiJul 2021

  • "The barn was lovely."

    The feel of the whole place was airy and everything felt new and fresh. so quiet and peaceful. The double bed was unfortunately very uncomfortable - so much so that my husband slept in the other room on a single bed! The gardens were lovely and great for a quick walk for a dog. However... I'm afraid the location of this place meant travelling down a 1 mile lane - 12ft hedges/solid walls, road only 6 foot wide, single track with limited passing places and lots of blind bends. Honestly we dreaded leaving and dreaded coming back! I realise the locals are used to this and lots of delivery vans and utility vehicles use these lanes but for us it was just a massive distraction when trying to enjoy our holiday. NOT the fault of the owners but an important factor.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Absolutely idyllic From the moment we arrived it looked and felt like we were in a foreign holiday villa."

    Although as some have suggested it is down a narrow track this never caused an issue and we like being out of the way. It's a very pretty area to walk around and the vast grounds we had all to ourself left us feeling very lucky, almost spoilt. There is a stream with small waterfalls running the whole length of the lower field with a large pond so in the mornings we got to have a hot drink watching the fish or the deer, during the day the kids loves finding newts, tadpoles and lizards and it's a great spot in the evening to have a bottle of wine, enjoy the sun and the tranquility, I think even the dog will get the holiday blues when we leave. There is a nice seating area by the accommodation which is a nice sun trap in the evening with a few cows just over the fence and bat's late on. The owners are incredibly friendly yet unobtrusive, we were left a greatly appreciated bottle of fizz, some mik and biscuits. The accommodation is all on one floor but doesn't feel small, the kitchen had all we needed, the bedrooms were clean and comfy as you would expect and the juliet balcony off of the living room was a fantastic addition, you really barely have to leave the accommodation. As we were visiting family it was a great base as every beach and town seems to be within 20-25 minute drive, and the lanes really aren't that bad at all except a vast number of holiday makers feel they need an 8 foot wide 4x4 and struggle to deal with the passing places. However even at a busy time we had no issues getting to Salcombe, Kingsbridge, south Milton, Thurlstone, and bigbury all under half an hour. It may also be handy to know, tesco can deliver here, there's a petrol station within ten min drive, and most of the beaches have dog friendly areas. The anchorage pub in Ugborough was a nice place and there's still not much point in joining the 30 thousand other people that cram into the one tiny street in overhyped Salcombe, unless you have a boat or your going to enjoy the view from the ferry Inn its a lot of hassle for very little gain. Aside from that we really can't Gush and recccomend Bearscombe enough, time for one last drink by the pond methinks.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Beautiful house in beautiful setting."

    Very clean and comfortable. Excellent facilities. We would have found it more relaxing if dogs were allowed more freedom but we coped. We would return for the peace.

    Reviewed by SylviaApr 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful location ."

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2021

  • "It was a very warm, comfortable and clean cottage in a lovely peaceful location, and we had a wonderful holiday."

    We would suggest the owners consider purchasing some cookware which can be used in the microwave (pyrex bowls?). Fortunately we took our own as we've encountered this before with cottages. It would also have been nice if the owners had contacted us early on in our holiday just to say hello and is everything OK? We had no contact at all from them, although we had contact numbers if there had been a problem. The cottage would be improved if there was a walk-in shower but the shower over the bath was fine and there was plenty of hot water. All in all, a big thumbs up from us but with some suggestions for improvement.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2021

  • "A fantastic well equipped and beautifully maintained cottage and a secluded and tranquil location, perfectly placed to visit the beach and enjoy the lovely South Devon coast and countryside."

    The owners were lovely and helpful and couldn’t do anymore to help.

    Reviewed by TimJul 2020

  • "We have just returned from a very enjoyable week away at Bearscombe."

    The property is remote, which suited us, and does involve driving through very narrow lanes to reach it, but it is worth the effort, as the location is so peaceful. Very well equipped barn conversion with two lovely outside seating areas. Beautiful beaches are within 30 minutes drive, as are Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth. We would definitely return at some future stage

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "The directions to the property are not nearly descriptive enough."

    Given the hidden nature of the property, they should include much more detail, including distances, roads crossed, names of crossroads and checks such as "past Witchcombe Barn on your right". Without these, we spent nearly an hour trying to find the right road and had no idea how far along it to go. A real time waster which would cost nothing to improve. Otherwise all OK.

    Reviewed by Timothy JSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at Bearscombe, set in peaceful countryside, the narrow lanes were not a problem, we didn't meet any traffic going on our travels."

    A good base for exploring South Devon. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Fantastic property in lovely location."

    Just need to address a couple of things to improve it. Very minor issues for us. Toilet seat won't stay up, need a airer to put clothes out when raining and no dvd remote.

    Reviewed by MattAug 2019

  • "Bearscombe is an absolute Gem In such a beautiful setting."

    Really quiet and tranquil location and only a short drive to The stunning beach at Bigbury-on-Sea. We also found some easy walks around Modbury and some decent pubs. The accommodation itself was really comfortable with a large fully equipped kitchen and lounge with sky tv and a balcony for star gazing. No light pollution here. We had such a warm welcome. Thank you so much. we will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and in a quiet area."

    It was close to a variety of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Lovely quiet spot - lots of wildlife."

    Little bit tricky on the narrow lanes, but we hardly met any traffic. Comfortable, well equipped accommodation and lovely owners.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2019

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage, we enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2019

  • "A very nice cottage and we greatly enjoyed our stay."

    We would recomend this to anyone who wants a quiet location in the countryside. To access the cottage you do have to drive for 1 mile down a very narrow lane with few passing points.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and basin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Utility
  • Living/dining area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Front patio with furniture, rear gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is limited mobile coverage and WiFi can be temperamental

The property

Bearscombe offers refreshing and modern accommodation amidst the wonderful and idyllic countryside of South Devon.

Friends and family seeking magnificent scenery, plentiful outdoor opportunities and attractive towns should look no further than this single-storey holiday home.

Enter into a bright and airy kitchen, lined with neutral units hosting a useful range of appliances.

A charming breakfast table provides a lovely spot for your morning coffee.

The two bedrooms are close at hand, one king-size and one twin, both dressed tastefully with the twin room looking out towards the beckoning valley.

A spacious living/dining room complete this accommodation in style, hosting a dining table and plenty of seating for all.

A superb Juliet balcony looks across the luscious countryside and river valley surrounding this wonderful property.

Choose from a paved area at the front and a gravelled area below to the rear to chill out in the warmer weather.

In addition, you have the option to explore the field below the property that stretches down the valley to a river and multiple ponds, the ideal area for short walks or to let your dog's exercise.

Close by Modbury boasts all you may need in terms of essentials with its quaint Shopping Highstreet, various fantastic Pubs and well-priced Takeaways.

Also within a short driving distance is Dartmoor National Park where rugged breath-taking walks are around every corner.

Failing that we are perfectly suited for those searching for Beaches, Coast and Surf.

With the world-famous Bigbury On Sea just a 25-minute drive away.

It must be said that being situated nearby to the South Devon AONB will give you every chance to get out and explore the great outdoors, offering a multitude of excellent opportunities no matter your tastes.

The A38 or Devon Expressway is a 10-minute drive from our door and allows you quick and easy access most of the county's outstanding attractions.

However, we always ask all visitors to please remember to drive slowly and carefully on the smaller roads leading to the property.

Why not book in today and secure Bearscombe as a rural countryside retreat for your perfect Devon holiday?

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About the location


Plymouth 12 miles.

The small and delightful Georgian market town of Modbury rests in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the western side of Devon’s glorious South Hams district. Modbury offers a range of shops, cosy pubs and good quality restaurants. Surrounded by unspoilt rolling fields and bordered by a stunning coastline, this is a place for those who enjoy great opportunities for walking, cycling, sailing, surfing and sea bathing. Explore the matchless South Devon coast with its fabulous sandy beaches (some of them dog friendly all year round) and its breathtakingly beautiful coastal path. Or simply take time to visit some of the charming estuary towns and villages dotted throughout the area, such as Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The city of Plymouth and the wild open spaces of Dartmoor and also close at hand. A brilliant holiday location at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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