Drift Cottage

Turnchapel, near Plymouth, Devon (Ref. 976153)

  • Drift Cottage - (Ref. 976153)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • “I twice rang the caretakers, but only had the answerphone.”

    On both occasions I asked them to ring back, but did not hear anything from them. I also rang Helpful Holidays office for some clarification on a matter, but after 6 m... more

    On both occasions I asked them to ring back, but did not hear anything from them. I also rang Helpful Holidays office for some clarification on a matter, but after 6 minutes of hanging on the line, lost the will to live and hung up. As it happened when we reached Drift Cottage all was clear and the items we were enquiring about were included. Drift Cottage exceeded our expectations and was delightful. Our two grandchildren enjoyed fishing off the floating pontoon and crabbing. We were also so close to the Mountbatten Centre, ferry to Plymouth and runs along the coastal path, so all generations were very happy. Loved some of the quirky touches in the cottage and it is obvious so much thought had gone into making it a very desirable holiday stay.

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The property

Right on the water’s edge in the heart of Turnchapel, with outstanding and ever-changing views across bustling Plymouth is Drift Cottage.

This stunning detached cottage dating from 1755, was once a pilot boat house, but has now been beautifully refurbished to create a fabulous, contemporary holiday home.

Arranged over two floors, you enter through French windows via a decked area to the bright and spacious kitchen/dining room – a great space for everyone to be together.

Also on this floor is a king-size double bedroom with doors to the deck, splendid waterside views and an en suite shower-room.

There’s a family bathroom and a neat snug for children to play in too.

Head up to the first floor, where you'll find the main living space, a lovely, lofty, open room with beams to the apex, a feature 19th cent.

warship’s burner now housing an open fire and sliding doors to the balcony which has an elevated view of the water.

Two more bedrooms – a double with sliding doors to private balcony overlooking the water, and a small twin with original ship’s cabin beds and a smart shower-room complete the accommodation.

To the front is a private decked area, right on the water with table and chairs - a wonderful spot for alfresco meals, and below it a pontoon and private shingle foreshore.

Turnchapel is a historic fishing village right next to the water where the River Plym meets Plymouth Sound.

The village is home to two good food pubs, gym/squash courts, pool and water sports, so there’s always plenty to do.

Or if bright lights and big cities are more your thing, then little ferries will take you across the water to Plymouth where there is a theatre, cinema complex, shops and restaurants.

For a day at the seaside, the beaches of the South Hams are all within 15 miles.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • 1 x first floor double with balcony, 1 x first floor twin with cabin beds
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor snug
  • Kitchen with dining area and French windows to deck
  • First floor sitting room with open fire and balcony.
  • Central heating, open fire with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Netflix WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars, further parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Access to the parking area for this property is very steep and narrow (7'3" at the narrowest point)
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Staddiscombe 2 miles.

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Dartmoor, the glorious countryside of the South Hams and the vibrant scenery of the South Devon coast. A small cove with a small pebbled beach, there are two pubs both serving food. Set right on the South West Coastal Path you are well placed to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Visit the aquarium, or shop till you drop at Drakes Circus, stroll the many restaurants and bars which are built around the large harbour. Plymouth offers the perfect mixture of maritime heritage and natural beauty in a vibrant city environment.

Region Information

Note: Very steep, narrow access (7'3" narrowest point) to parking area.

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