3 Lily Cottages

Chillington, Devon
+44 (0)7714 487756

A cosy, welcoming cottage in a village with a pub just a short drive from Slapton and Blackpool Sands


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

An end of terrace, stone-walled little cottage dating from the 1700s and slap bang on the village road is your base for everything Devonian: cream teas (jam on top of course), wonderful beaches, cycling and walking inland or at the coast, some great National Trust houses and gardens to visit and estuary sailing or paddling.

When you’re not exploring you’ll feel comfortable indoors by the wood-burner on chilly days or cooking in the pretty kitchen – you’ll find basics for cooking in the cupboards, a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and some logs to get you started; take a book to the reading nook at the bottom of the stairs. In summer you’ll spill out into the little garden for al fresco suppers and a barbecue.

There’s a pub a few yards away and more in Kingsbridge, a 15-minute drive – you can moor a boat here too. Two farm shops (Springfield and Stokeley) are less than 10 minutes away for stocking up the fridge.

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We think you'll love

  • Opening the prosecco, lighting the wood-burner and feeling like you're on holiday
  • Packing up picnics and heading to a host of beaches
  • Having a village shop and a pub to nip to
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You should know

  • No private parking – you park up the road and walk down to the cottage
  • The staircase to the bedrooms is steep and narrow
  • It's a little cosy for four people


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season.
Pub 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £82
Weekly price
from £575
1 Cottage for 4
From £822 beds2 bedrooms


A pretty little stone cottage bolthole to return to after day trips to some of Devon's best beaches. 3 Lily Cottages is warm and welcoming. Take your pick of many local eateries - try some fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, locally produced sausages and eggs or even wood-fired pizza and then drive home for a beer on the patio or a glass of red, snuggled up on the sofa in front of the wood-burner.

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The neighbourhood

Apart from the pub and the shop there’s not much in the village but you're central for everything. Walking on Dartmoor (40-minute drive) is sublime: climb high to wide open spaces of bracken and boulders, wild ponies and mewling buzzards; clamber down to chocolate box villages and neat, hedge-lined fields. A five-minute drive away is Torcross with birdwatching at Slapton Ley and crashing waves on the beach.

Local points of interest from Anita Atkins

  • In the lovely village of Chillington, with the whole of South Hams and everything it has to offer on your Doorstep. Great beaches nearby; Slapton (less than a 5-minute drive or 40-minute walk), Blackpool Sands just a little further along the coast.
  • We love a trip to Dartmouth, it's less than half an hour away. Go for a stroll around the harbour, a spot of shopping or some lunch. It has many great restaurants, The Seahorse is a real treat & does a 'local's lunch' offer which is an amazing value.
  • Hire a boat! There are lots of places to get one from Dartmouth, Salcombe, Dittisham to name a few. From Dittisham, you can sail all the way to Totnes. Which goes past the delicious Sharpham Vineyard, moor up walk up the hill for some local wine and cheese
  • Take a trip to Hope Cove, two great beaches, swim in the sea, a couple of pubs and places to eat. In the summer there is a BBQ's on the deck of Hope Cove House.
  • Totnes is a great day out, start with flat white and a pastry from The Almond Thief, go for a wander around the town filled with independent shops. Check out the market, a stroll down the river.
  • Go for a ramble out to Start Point Light House, the views are amazing along the coast. Good for blowing away the cobwebs! Treat yourself afterwards, to fish and chips or a crab salad by the sea at The Britannia at Beesands or a pint at The Cricketers.


Anita Atkins

Matt owned and ran a cafe and Anita works for Boston Tea Party. They bought the cottage in 2018 and Matt has single-handedly renovated it. They live in Bristol and you let yourself in with a keysafe.