Emma and Tim's Cottage

East Prawle, Devon
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£122 - £215
per night
£850 - £1500
per week

A stylish and characterful cottage which reflects the owners' love of vintage finds and a sunny, flower-filled garden with views to the sea


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Pets welcome

£122 - £215 per night

£850 - £1500 per week

The Experience

Twist and turn your way to the edge of the world and Devon’s most southerly cottages perched on the cliffs, their gardens tumbling down to the South West Coast Path and beyond to the sea. Walk to hidden coves in either direction while watching out for cirl buntings, peregrines and dolphins; pack a picnic for breakfast on the rocks after a dip in the briny; head up to the quirky village where locals and visitors converge at the famous Pig’s Nose Inn for live music and fun.

Step into the terraced garden with a good book, glass of Prawle Point Gin and a pair of binoculars, flopping onto a sun lounger to gaze at the sea all day – or a panoply of stars all night. Inside is just as pleasing: no nautical nick-nacks here – the owners love beautiful things, and have filled the cottage with a collection of treasures.

A wood-burner in the dining room and an open fire in the sitting room will make wild weather days worth staying in for.

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We think you'll love

  • A late night escapade down the garden to the 'moon' loungers for a spot of stargazing in the inky black skies
  • Lying in bed with a cup of tea, watching the sun rising and ever-changing seascape as housemartins swoop in and out of the eaves
  • Ambling 15 minutes to Maceley Cove for an early morning dip - chances are you'll have the beach to yourselves
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You should know

  • It really is at the edge of the world, so there's no mobile signal, but there is excellent WiFi
  • The terraced garden steps are not really suitable for elderly visitors, or toddlers
  • You may think it's a road to nowhere, as you weave down the narrow lanes, but have faith


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from £122
Weekly price
from £850
1 Cottage for 5
From £1223 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 3 nights; 7 nights in high season. 1 well-behaved dog welcome, £20 per week.


The best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have rented a few. We just came back from spending three weeks in Emma & Tim's beautiful cottage over Christmas & New Year. We simply had the best time, the cottage is beautiful, the views of the sea are amazing and you have access to some of the best walking in the UK right on your doorstep, Emma & Tim clearly understand hospitality as they have thought of everything. Sometimes you rent a lovely cottage but the bedlinen is rubbish, not so here, every last detail has been considered. We cannot wait to go back!

Anna Hedvig, London

The most stylish and comfortable cottage, in a beautiful part of the world. We are really keen to return soon!

Penelope, Bristol

We stayed at Emma and Tim's Cottage in May 2021. It has a lovely homely feel and is beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished. The views from the cottage are spectacular and the setting wonderfully peaceful. You wake gently to the sound of the sea and the abundant bird life in the garden. Despite its seemingly exposed position so close to the sea, the garden is configured in such a way to provide protection from the sea breeze - it feels private, secluded and is a sun trap. The cliff walks directly from the cottage are spectacular and the local pub fantastic. We will be back!

Paddy, Brighton

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The neighbourhood

East Prawle (a 20-min walk) has a village green around which are a seasonal shop and café and popular pub, The Pig's Nose Inn. Drive (10 mins) or walk to East Portlemouth and catch the passenger ferry to Salcombe to spot the haves and have yachts or drive to Start Point lighthouse and walk along the coast path to the seal colony at Peartree Cove. Hire paddle boards and discover the estuary inlets.

Local points of interest from Tim Painter & Emma Broughton

  • 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.


Tim Painter & Emma Broughton

Tim has a family connection to the area and has been coming here forever. Emma immediately fell in love with East Prawle too. They bought the cottage a few years ago in this ruggedly beautiful corner of Devon and hope you enjoy it as much as they do. Sarah manages the bookings on their behalf.