The Priesthole

Kingsbridge, Devon

A fun base from which to explore the South Hams. Beaches on the doorstep, two great pubs in the village, and a child-friendly garden to roam


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


In the thatched village of Stokenham, just strolling distance from the church, is 12th-century Stokenham House. Attached, but tucked away and secluded, is the Priesthole, a characterful cottage that a family would love. It has its own courtyard for barbecues but, even better, the garden is yours to share: 1.2 acres of classic English loveliness, it has a pool that catches the evening sun and a tantalising glimpse of the sea. The delightful owners, who do B&B, meet, greet and show you around. Downstairs, enter a wide corridor to a cosy split-level living room with a stylish vintage décor: white walls, local art, bold colours. The kitchen is cheerfully on trend (metro tiles, feature lighting), the dining table seats up to five, and three spotless bedrooms lie above. The double is on the first floor, next to the bathroom, and the rest are under the roof, up steepish wonky stairs. You’re two minutes from the stunning coastline, you can walk to a farm shop or café, eat well at the pubs in the village, and, on lazy nights in, order a fabulous meal from former chef Iona.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast £25 for 2 or at a special family rate. Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
No deposit is required. please let us know about any damages and reimburse
1 Cottage for 5
From £904 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Iona & Paul Jepson

  • The house with the church was given to Anne of Cleves in her divorce settlement from Henry VIII. We are a stroll from the famous Torcross and Slapton beaches where they practised the D Day landings and the beautiful conservation area of Slapton Ley
  • Our grounds are extensive with lawns and woods to stroll or run about in, a pool in the orchard that catches the afternoon sun, a trampoline, swing, summer house, croquet, out door giant jenga and plenty of beanbags and secluded benches to sit and relax on
  • The House is moments from two good pubs with excellent food and a short walk from a wonderful farm shop which also has a cafe and restaurant. The Priesthole has super fast wifi, a large smart tv hard wired to the internet and a netflix account for guests
  • We are on the bus route to Dartmouth and Kingsbridge and all the little villages and fabulous beaches in between and though we love the Devon lanes there is no need to drive any of the narrow ones to get to us and once here we have private off road parking
  • Stokenham is in easy reach of wonderful walks, great and varied places to eat and lots of fun activities from stand up paddle boarding to museum visiting. Practical amenities like supermarkets and useful shops are close by in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth
  • We can arrange babysitting, visiting beauty treatments, massage, and lots more. I have a deliver to the door evening menu, a great wine and drinks list, you can book breakfast in the main house, order a daily paper, have extra cleaning and lots more!