Higher Well Cottage

Kingston, South Devon Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)

You can book this property from:

  • £645 per week
  • £92 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16.00pm
  • Check out: 11.00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Higher Well Cottage - 2 storey property.

 The property can be found on www.bluerivercottages.co.uk
 Bookings /enquiries may be made on line or by telephone on 01803 833682
 The nearest bus stop is by the village fire station, once a week on a Friday
 The nearest train station is Totnes
 The local taxi service number is Ivybridge, Ivy cab 01752 895555
 The nearest shop is St Annes Chapel mini supermarket
 The nearest pub is The Dolphin, Kingston
 The nearest equipment hire service is Kingsbridge


 Number of designated parking spaces is 4
 Distance to public parking is NA
 It is pay & display NA
 There are /are not any disabled parking spaces 
 There is rear access to the vehicle once parked
 The distance from the parking area to the property is 5 metres
 The width of path leading to the property 0.5 metre  (paving stones in grass)
 There is 1 step to the entrance
 The ground surface is level / gravel /grass


 There are 2 entrances to the property
 The door widths are 70cms
 There is one step at the door


 The flooring is tiled
 The door widths are 67cm
 The furniture consists of sofa and table
 The furniture is movable


 The door width is 130cms
 The height of sink unit is 36''
 The type of taps are mixer and knobs
 The fridge height is 36'' under counter
 The cooker height is 36''
 The cooker controls are 36''
 The storage height of crockery is under counter
 The worktop height is 36''
 The flooring is tiled


 The property has 1 floor, there is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom.
 The number of steps between floors is 11, 2 extra to half landing with handrail
 The flooring is carpet 
 The doorways widths are bedroom 1 29'' bedroom 2 28''
 The bed types is King
 The bed / bedroom furniture is moveable

 The door widths are 28''
 There is not an accessible /adapted WC
 There is an accessible drop down wall seat in shower
 The height of basin is 33'' in the ensuite and 34'' in the shower room
 The floor surface is tiled

 External areas are firm/level/ramped/gravel /rough /grassed
 Permanent seating is provided
 There is outside lighting
 There  is not colour contrast of critical surfaces (e.g. white on edge of steps )
 There are not footpaths to follow for visually / mobility impaired
 There are not barriers to entry into any part of garden
 There are not other hazards such as ponds, water features

 The Fire Escape route is through both the main front door as well as the side door. Doors fitted with thumbturn locks
 The property has a no smoking policy
 Service dogs are accepted
 Details of emergency call facilities are in your welcome book. In emergency, use of house phone is permitted
 Your mains water stopcock is located under the kitchen sink.

 Your mains electric fuse box is located in the utility room above the fridge freezer

Please follow the 3 p's rule in the property as it is on a septic tank



Along the drive behind the gates, off a little used single track lane, Higher Well Cottage sits above the village of Kingston. Nestled within 1.5 acre garden and meadow designed to maximise the views towards Bigbury Bay to the South and Dartmoor to the North West surrounded by working farms, miles of beautiful coastline and estuaries lies Higher Well Cottage. Within a short car drive are the other outstanding places to visit, Plymouth, Bigbury-on-Sea, Modbury, Salcombe and Dartmouth, true jewels in South Devon's crown.

This delightful retreat offers both tranquility in a superb setting as well as fabulous nearby walks joining the South West Coastal path and 1 mile from Wonwell Beach and the sandy Erme Stuary, an area of Special Scientific Interes (SSI), where there is on-side road parking and Turning Bay above the slipway. Westcombe Beach and Ayrmer Cove are accessible only on foot with National Trust car park at Ringmore. Burgh Island and Bigbury Beach has pay and display parking. All are dog friendly, all year round, with dogs restricted to the right hand side of the beach at Bigbury during summer months.

Set in a beautifully fragrant garden with an abundance of flowers, shrubs and fruit, Higherwell Cottage is a haven for birds and wildlife and offers the most wonderful dawn chorus. From indoors, the harmonious feel continues with original artwork adorning the walls and the country cottage styled interior. Sleeping 5 and benefitting from a three bedrooms (one of which is ground floor with a shower/wc in the next room), this spacious cottage has a well-designed kitchen and dining room, conservatory room and living room with triple aspect garden views and out across Bigbury Bay in a clear weather, utility room and separate loo. Higherwell Cottage gives relaxation in a stunning setting and all within a close proximity to some of Devon's most scenic villages and coastal areas. Furthermore, bring along your two well behaved dogs on your stay and explore this beautifully area together.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining Room: Neff Electric fan oven, Neff electric hob, larder refrigerator, glass cafetiere (cut plastic waste), italian stainless steel espresso and milk frother.

Conservatory: Seating with garden views.

Sitting Room: 36" Samsung HD TV with BT You View box, stereo radio, multi fuel woodburner. 

Utility Room: Indesit washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer 

Family Bathroom: Thermostatic shower in cubicle (with seat), hand basin, w.c

Bedroom 1: King Size (5'0'') bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, settee, 28'' TV

First Floor

Bedroom 2: King Size (5'0") bed, blanket box, bedside cabinets, 20'' TV (views over Bigbury Bay on clear day)

Ensuite:  Bath and washbasin

Bedroom 3: Single (2'6") child's bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, velux window (fields and distant sea view on clear day) 

W/C Room: w/c with hand basin


Garden: Large garden with lawned area, trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Fruit and veg available certain times of the year and may be picked. An outside barn is available for storage if required (unsecured). Seating area in various locations, log pit for al fresco cooking.

Parking: Parking for 4 or more vehicles on driveway and 1 undercover space in car porch.

Changeover Day: Saturday- Arrival 4:00pm - Departure 11:00am

Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.

Power and Heat: Oil central heating and electricity are included in rent. 

Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided (please bring your own beach towels)

Shop: 2 miles Pub: 0.5 miles

Notes - No Smoking. Two Dogs allowed, downstairs only and please clean off after any walks. Baby Equipment is not provided, please bring your own. WiFi Provided. Good mobile phone coverage. Please provide your own coal or logs for the woodburner/garden fire pit which can be purchased locally.