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South Manor Cottage, Gerston

  • Property Ref: SMANOR
  • Kingsbridge
  • TQ7 3BN


  • Self Catering

About this Property

“Romantic destination” is a term that can be very overused, but here is one, we assure you, that will exceed all your expectations. Imagine arriving after a tedious journey and opening the door onto a spacious room with magnificent Georgian fireplace, limestone flooring, comfy and elegant furniture, off which is a modern well-equipped kitchen. You dump your bags in the huge double bedroom, glance at the tasteful bathroom as you return downstairs to light the fire, although the under floor heating means the room is already warm. You open a complimentary bottle of wine, get out your favourite book as you sink into the sofa, listening to the crackle of the fire and just enjoy being in somewhere special. And it is special. With direct access down to a beautiful creek and the foreshore of the Salcombe estuary, the site dates back to William the Conqueror and where you are staying is part of the Manor House, which was originally built in 1088. You are in the beautiful South Hams, halfway between Salcombe and Kingsbridge and within striking distance of golden sandy beaches, stunning coastline and wonderful scenic walks. Excellent inns and restaurants abound with so much else to do that a week is just not long enough. But hey, it's certainly worth a try.

“In thirty years of renting holiday accommodation around Britain, South Manor Cottage is by far the best we have stayed in.”  Brian and Julie.
“My husband brought me here as a surprise for my birthday!! It is the most amazing and romantic place I have ever been to! Beautiful cottage, beautiful countryside! He will have to drag me away kicking and screaming. Thank you. A truly MAGICAL place!!"  Mark and Lucena


Gravelled path up to porch and door into lounge/diner. Beautiful oak table set in window overlooking front garden. Feature stone fireplace with woodburner stove, 3 seater sofa, fireside armchair and 24” flat screen TV/DVD with Freeview. Contemporary kitchen, equipped with granite worktops, electric cooker with ceramic hob and twin grill and oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave. Stairs to landing and large bathroom, with limestone floor and wall tiles, bath (shower over) hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaver point. Oak floored double bedroom with 5ft bed, wardrobe, dressing table, sofa and occasional 3' single bed.


Pretty front walled garden, mainly laid to lawn provided with tables and chairs. A private communal lane (shared with the other properties in the group) leads down to the creek and foreshore, where at high tide small boats may be launched.

Parking: For up to 2 cars adjacent to property.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, initial supply of logs, full under-floor central heating and electricity.
  • Telephone: No telephone.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches Salcombe estuary and other South Hams beaches all within 10 minutes drive.
  • Inns, Restaurants, shops, supermarkets and other amenities in Kingsbridge, 1½ miles. Salcombe 4 miles.
  • Please Note: The property is not suitable for children but immobile babies are welcome.


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