Coastguard Cottages

East Prawle, Kingsbridge, Devon

Edge of the world cottage for 5 with amazing sea views, a great pub nearby and no mobile reception. What are you waiting for!


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome

The Experience

You can’t get more southerly in Devon – if you did, you’d be in the briny! Keep the faith as you weave from the Blytonesque village of East Prawle with its village green, Piglet Stores, café and legendary pub – the Pig’s Nose Inn – to the edge of the world. The cottage is beloved and visited often by its owners – no sterile holiday home feel here –  instead, a warm and comfortable house with character.  A dramatically decorated snug with deep dark walls and white painted floorboards is the place to curl up in the evening while someone else gets on with the cooking, but it’s the seaside rooms that will particularly delight with their thrilling views and sounds. The attic bedroom is reached via a single room so makes a perfect family suite while the first floor bedroom with pretty wallpaper and vintage flower paintings has a charmingly old-fashioned feel. Outside, a delightful garden tumbles down to the coast path – in summer a mass of seaside-loving flowers. You could easily stay put but venture along the coast you must – either direction will lead to some of the loveliest beaches in Devon. Heaven.


  • 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 4pm Friday-Friday
Check out
By 9.30am Friday-Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub in village.


Nightly price
from £178
Weekly price
from £1250
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 5
From £1783 beds3 bedrooms


Stayed with our son's young family for a magical little holiday far too long ago!. It is just as lovely as the photos suggest: truly breath-taking, and beautifully set up with exceptional charm and attention to detail. The enchanting garden featured in Country Living shortly after our visit. Head and shoulders above any other holiday accommodation we had ever had. Sarah was immensely helpful and although we never met her our email exchange was so warm that she seemed more like a friend.

Rosie, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mark & Sarah Bolton

  • The Pig’s Nose Inn - Just go there! Lively, eccentric and sometimes simply a place to just sit and be cosy by the fire, the pub is a one off - the antithesis of a smart gastro pub.
  • Piglet Café and Piglet Stores - The little café on the green opens from about Easter until the end of October and serves good breakfasts, cakes, lunches and cream teas. Occasionally open in the evenings too as the Piglet Bistro (bookings essential).
  • Salcombe - Walk to East Portlemouth from the cottage (1 hour) and then catch a ferry or drive for 10 minutes, park in the village and walk down the steps. A very pretty town beloved by yachties and Range Rover drivers.
  • Gara Rock - actually quite a chi chi hotel with restaurant and bar for non-residents and an outdoor terrace which is the perfect sundowner spot. And all above one of the loveliest beaches around - Rickham Sands or simply Gara as it's known to most.
  • Maceley Cove - A 15 minute walk along the coast path is a little bit of the Med in the South Hams with gorgeous, turquoise waters and a sheltered, sandy cove. A picnic is a must and it’s a good spot for breakfast before anyone else arrives.
  • Overbeck’s On the Salcombe side. Catch the ferry across and walk past North and South Sands to this wonderful NT garden with sub-tropical planting set high on the cliffs on the way to Bolt Head.