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Barnacle Cottage

100 Stoke Gabriel Road, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon, South Devon

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Description of Barnacle Cottage

Dating from the 16th Century, Barnacle Cottage offers visitors a real taste of traditional Devon living with full modern amenities.
The ground floor is spacious with oak flooring throughout and offers a convenient open plan living area with dining and seating area with two sofas and an ‘all you need’ kitchen area with dishwasher. A turning wooden staircase leads up to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The perfect size for a family or three adults, with a high chair/travel cot for the little one. The master bedroom has a super comfy king size bed and TV/DVD whilst the smaller bedroom has a single bed with another stored underneath. The beach themed bathroom has a bath with an electric shower overhead.
Whilst enjoying the beautiful peaceful grounds bordered by woodland, it is impossible not to convene with nature in the early morning sunrise! Or, in the evening with an alfresco dining experience by the BBQ and the chimenea.
Peace at last with no other house as far as the eye can see and only the birdsong for company!
Sitting on the edge of a coastal village the cottage is surrounded by peaceful beauty and is perfectly placed to explore all the best that South Devon offers. There is private off road parking adjacent to the cottage and a rear garden with a real wow factor set on several tiers with wooden garden furniture and swing seat, parasols and shady trees.
However, keeping track with the needs of today, there is WIFI, 38” LCD HD TV, iPod dock, stereo player, DVDs , board games and lots of books!
Galmpton & Area
The picturesque village of Galmpton, a mile from a Blue Flag beach, centres round the Marina, a friendly pub/restaurant, a general store and a great butcher shop, where locally sourced produce is plentiful. A good choice of supermarkets are a short drive as are many other shopping and browsing opportunities, including in the historic fishing port of Brixham (3 miles), the famously quirky town of Totnes (6 miles) with fabulous eateries, tea shops, markets and interesting independent shops. Dartmouth (via car ferry) is the beacon of the area with its Royal naval history, markets and award-winning restaurants. The famous Agatha Christie Greenway House and Gardens lies within 2 miles of the cottage and is one of the National Trust's most popular sites. The scenery there on the banks of the River Dart is truly spiritual and inspired many of her novels.
Speaking of ‘spiritual’ you can spend a day at The Sharpham Vineyard, take a tour and taste their wine and cheese in a magical spot, overlooking the ever present River Dart. And then there is glorious Dartmoor with its very special scenery, walks and abundance of villages, pubs and restaurants. Dartington Hall on the outskirts of Totnes dates from 10th Century and offers culture, walks in the glorious grounds, and a darling little independent cinema, The Barn.
If you still have time there are boat trips, many stunning walks along coastal paths and more to explore in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is South Devon.
You will find me your host, Phyllis, right next door in the attached cottage armed with a promise not to bother you, but a bigger promise to be there to welcome you, help settle you in and assist in any way I can to make your stay here memorable.

Features of Barnacle Cottage

  • General
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Cot available
  • Car parking (1 car)
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Entertainment
  • Colour TV
  • DVD player
  • Garden Barbecue
  • Wifi / Internet Access
  • Additional Facilities
  • Near the sea
  • Village shops
  • Village pub
  • Golf Course
  • Marina/Creek
  • Stunning garden
  • Games, DVDs and books

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users.


Three or more nights for shortbreaks available during mid to off season times.

Booking Conditions

Payment of one third to confirm booking. The balance will be due eight weeks prior to visit.

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Location details for Barnacle Cottage

  • Distance from:
  • 8 minutes drive from Paignton (3 miles)
  • 43 minutes drive from Exeter (27 miles)
  • 1 hour 8 minutes drive from Taunton (59 miles)
  • 38 minutes drive from M5 J31 with the A30 and the A38 (27 miles)

  • Nearest Beaches:
  • 5 minutes drive from Broadsands Beach (2 miles)
  • 6 minutes drive from Elbury Cove (2 miles)
  • 7 minutes drive from Goodrington Sands (3 miles)
  • 7 minutes drive from Churston Cove (3 miles)
  • 9 minutes drive from Shoalstone Beach (4 miles)
  • 10 minutes drive from Paignton - Paignton Sands (4 miles)

(All distances and times are approximations)