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The Chauffeur's Flat

Kingswear, Devon

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The Chauffeur's Flat is a self-contained, first-floor Art Deco apartment above the old 'Motor House', set within the picturesque grounds of Coleton Fishacre. Spacious and bright, the flat makes a stylish and comfortable base from which to enjoy the celebrated garden of Coleton Fishacre: keen gardeners might find this a particularly attractive prospect. In addition, the beautiful port of Dartmouth is within easy reach, and the spectacular South Devon coast is right on your doorstep.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, sitting/dining room, bedroom (double with 6\' bed which can also be a twin on request), bathroom with shower over bath, separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: There is a parking space outside the door to the flat.

Utilities: The water is fed from a private water supply which is tested regularly by the local authority. If there is an interuption to the supply bottled water will be supplied.

Television/Signal: The number of television channels is limited, there is a DVD player so guests may wish to bring their own DVD's.

Catering: Please see attached pdf for full details of on arrival meal options.

Please note: This flat is not suitable for young children.

Offers: Guests are entitled to free and unlimited use of the Coleton Fishacre gardens. A leaflet with the code to unlock the gate to the gardens will be left on the welcome tray within the cottage.

Cottage details
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Let starts
Thursday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
012016
Acorn rating What's this?
2
Special offers
  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount
Features
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

Torbay
View of the Dart Estuary downstream from Greenway, Devon, which was the holiday home of the crime writer Agatha Christie between 1938 and 1976. © Andrew Butler

Torbay is known as the English Riviera - and not only because of its mild climate. Its beaches and scenery have made this one of our most popular holiday destinations. Stretching from Torquay in the north, through Paignton to Brixham in the south, the scenery is a marked contrast to the rest of Devon, with an extraordinarily vibrant land ablaze with with the colours of the red sandstone cliffs, exotic semi-tropical plants growing in the warm atmosphere and the myriad greens and blues of the river estuaries burrowing their way deep into the pastoral landscape. National Trust properties in the area include Coleton Fishacre, with its magical garden and Art Deco holiday home and Greenway, the former holiday home of Agatha Christie with its secret garden and evocative house. Other National trust properties include Compton Castle and Bradley Manor and there's an endless list of other attractions to suit all ages including sandy beaches with excellent walking, watersports and boat hire, the resorts of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, Paignton Zoo and Dartmouth Steam Railway.

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Attractions
  • Living Coasts
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Pennywell Farm
  • Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Cockington Village
Activities
  • Walking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • canoeing.
National Trust places to visit
Coleton Fishacre
Coleton Fishacre A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts and Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors
Greenway
Greenway Greenway house and garden on the River Dart: 'the loveliest place in the world'
Compton Castle
Compton Castle Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden
Bradley
Bradley Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
Overbeck's
Overbeck's Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections
The Church House
The Church House Fine two-storey granite building dating from c.1537

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Jan Mills
    • January 2014
    • West Sussex
    Appreciated extra touches

    Appreciated little extra touches like milk in fridge, goodies, tea, coffee, ground coffee starters, flowers and champagne for New Year. Very clean, everything topped up (eg liquid soap), appliances looked like new. Best self catering experience.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2013
    • ..........................................
    Magical gardens

    We enjoyed the gardens especially - quite magical, the flat was very comfortable and had a calming quality to the decor.

  • Pat Taylor
    • September 2013
    • Berkshire
    Clean & cosy

    Clean, cosy and close to Coleton Fishacre which is one of the best NT properties we've visited.

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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount

Supplements
(not included in the price table above)

  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Salmon & Chive Veloute - 21 Feb 2014 to 31 Dec 2014 GBP10
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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