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Stoke Gabriel, Devon (Ref. 991303)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "A great holiday location."

    Cottage was very clean with ample amenities. Stoke Gabriel is a lovely picturesque village, with lots of places to visit nearby. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SamMay 2022

  • "This cottage was very comfortable, bright and well-appointed, in a quite lane in Stoke Gabriel."

    Plenty of private parking too. We enjoyed our stay very much. Would come back. Lovely walks to the estuary. Good food at the River Shack.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "The house is warm, comfortable and very well equipped, in a beautiful, tranquil location."

    This was our third visit.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "Extremely clean and tidy property."

    Clear and concise instructions for all appliances, heating and local info. pack. Cream Tea a nice touch too ! Cannot fault in anyway. Have stayed in dozens of Holiday Cottages in the past and Hilltop is by far the best. Hope to book again soon .

    Reviewed by PhilFeb 2022

  • "The directions were not very accurate."

    .the address is classed as a "private road" by other locals. We drove around for some time before being helped by a lovely lady who lives locally.The bottom.of the access road is full of potholes which I know is not the owners responsibility. The letter box needs attention it rattles all the time and disturbed me most of the night. There had been yellow tape on the letter box but it had become unstuck. The shower head needs cleaning. These are only tiny niggles on the whole the accommodation was bright cosy and clean with very nice bedding and towels. The scones with Jam and clotted cream on arrival was a lovely treat. So was the tea milk and orange juice. We would recommend this property

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Hilltop is extremely quiet & private."

    After each days activities it felt like 'coming home'. A truely 4* property.

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2021

  • "Lovely house with a great view, really nicely decorated and well kitted out."

    The milk, orange juice and cream tea on arrival were a great surprise! Location is great - you're spoilt for choice with things to do in the beautiful surrounding area.

    Reviewed by SophiaJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Hilltop with our 14 month old daughter."

    Cottage was well appointed and had everything we needed, while being only about 15 minute walk down to the River Shack and pier. Would happily stay again in future.

    Reviewed by HannahJun 2021

  • "Hilltop is a lovely place to stay, quiet, spotlessly clean with really excellent facilities."

    The house being at the top of the hill has lovely views across the steep valley. A small veranda at the front is ideal for evening drinks in the sun, whilst the pretty little garden at the back has a dining table brolly and BBQ. While eating breakfast in the front bay window we watched goldfinch in the trees and a squirrel hopping about the lawn. All in all a very relaxing get away.

    Reviewed by KennethApr 2021

  • "Owner very Covid-19 aware and we felt safe throughout our stay."

    A very quiet and comfortable break. Owners very friendly but unobtrusive. Well placed for Torbay attractions but also for quieter walks within Stoke Gabriel itself. Outside seating well placed in the sunshine, ideal for reading and relaxing. Milk, Sugar, Tea, Coffee and biscuits on arrival much appreciated after a arduous journey down the M5 !

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "We have been holidaying in self-catering accommodation for many years, and Hilltop is definitely one of the best."

    It was clean, bright, in excellent condition and had everything you could want - a real home from home. It was exactly as shown on the website (which isn't always the case!), and the location is lovely. Would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2020

  • "We thought the owners were very friendly and helpful and their attention to detail was very much appreciated."

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2020

  • "A lovely 2 bed holiday rental in a beautiful village."

    We had a lovely week at hilltop cottage . It is a beautiful cottage that was perfect size for the 4 of us. The amenities were great, it was lovely and clean and the owners left a lovely welcome tray of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits. It is situated in a lovely village that we found perfect for crabbing everyday at Mill pond. There is a lovely shop and 2 pubs in the village. Only challenge we found was all the hills on our walks to Mill pond. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2020

  • "Really comfortable and in a lovely location."

    Very well equipped with lots of sundries (eg cleaning products) that are not always found in other properties. We just loved it.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2020

  • "Lovely house which was very comfortable."

    Matched description perfectly. The welcome pack left by the owner was very thoughtful and much appreciated. Would be very happy to stay here again and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by MaxineFeb 2020

  • "A homely feeling to the accommodation."

    We were particularly impressed by the attention to detail. Lovely personal touches left us believing that we were valued guests rather than short term tenants. We shall certainly have no hesitation in returning. It was a warm and cosy experience throughout the whole house.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJan 2020

  • "This was a very lovely place to stay."

    Stoke Gabriel is a typical beautiful devon village. The house was everything it claimed in the online description, and one of the reasons we chose this house was because it had one of the main things we look for in a holiday cottage - two comfy sofas! Having used Helpful Holidays (and now Sykes Cottages) for more than 25 years we know that everything claimed on the website will turn out to be true, which is why we have used them for so long, but to have comfy sofas (one each) for relaxing in the evenings - especially in the autumn when the nights get dark earlier and evenings are a bit chillier - is just the icing on the cake. Lovely! We had a lovely time and look forward to holidaying with you again next year.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2019

  • "The house was excellent, well appointed and in a great location in a beautiful village."

    I would highly recommend for the location, crabbing, two great local pubs and of course the house itself. The owner was welcoming and could not have been more accommodating during our stay.

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Upstairs bathroom
  • 1st floor cloakroom (WC and wash basin) Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with multi fuel burning stove
  • Gas central heating with multi fuel burning stove
  • Dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV with Sky, selection of books, games and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack with kindling logs and coal for the multi fuel burning stove will be in the property on arrival, plus instructions for use and where to buy more supplies
  • Ample off-road parking and room for a small boat/canoe
  • Rear garden with lawn area and a decked area with furniture to the front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop within 0.25 miles
  • Please note: This property now has an upstairs cloak room with WC and wash basin.

The property

Resting within striking distance of the River Dart, in the picturesque village of Stoke Gabriel, South Hams, is this quaint retreat, Hilltop.

This cottage is set amidst a leafy garden next to the owner’s home, offering a tranquil base for a family seeking to explore all of the delights that this corner of South Devon has to offer.

After soaking up the surrounding views from the garden area, be welcomed into the spacious kitchen, where the designated chef of the group will find all the essentials required to whip a home-cooked breakfast or dinner, including an electric oven, ceramic hob and microwave, in addition to a dishwasher and a washing machine for those longer breaks.

The charm of the property is highlighted within the sitting/dining room, where the large bay window filters in natural light into the space and offers views of the garden to enjoy whilst curled up on the plush sofas.

In here, you can choose to tuck into your home-cooked meals upon the formal dining table or tune into the TV to unwind after an action-packed day.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to find two well-presented bedrooms, each boasting a refreshing colour palette, carefully selected furnishing and ample storage to house your holiday essentials.

Here, you will find a spacious double bedroom and a quaint twin bedroom, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

If you are visiting during the summer months, enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the front decked area or roam the large lawn area to the rear of the property before heading out for the day.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful base, a short stroll will bring you to a selection of two pubs for a special treat one evening, whilst The River Shack offers light refreshments for those walking along the River Dart, where you will also find opportunities for crabbing.

Further afield attractions include over 20 beaches which line the Torbay coast with some breath-taking views and opportunities for swimming and diving to be enjoyed.

The nearby market town of Totnes situated in South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is lined with interesting shops, tea rooms, restaurants and a weekly Elizabethan market, offering local produce and unique finds.

Alternatively, head to the seaside town of Paignton where you will find a zoo or slightly further is Torquay where you will be welcomed by a larger selection of amenities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

Hilltop is a refreshing getaway that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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