3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), sleeps 6
About Julian Baust
We are a family of four who have enjoyed many happy holidays in the area. We currently live and work in Bedfordshire but plan to spend as much time as we can at Iris cottage
Julian Baust purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Julian Baust chose Frogmore and Sherford
We bought Iris to give us a home within the area that we have known and loved for over 50 years. The beauty of the South Hams is plain to all who visit, with it's rolling hills and fabulous coastline. Great for walks and for those who enjoy water sports and a range of other activities. The property benefits from a range of on site facilities set in beautiful grounds which cater for all weathers.
What makes this Cottage unique
Stancombe is a wonderfully secluded, peaceful and calming place- but with lots of amenities and close to lots of wonderful countryside, beaches and eateries.
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We had a great time staying in Iris. It was well equipped, clean and in a lovely location.
Our only disappointment was that the sauna wasn't working. That said the games room, tennis court and swimming pool were ideal. Hopefully we will be returning in the not too distant future
A great week in a lovely setting. Enjoyed the swimming pool, snooker, table tennis etc. Week went by far too quickly. Next doors dog yapping at 6:30am was quite annoying but that’s life!
Great property, good, well maintained facilities both in the property itself, and on the site
Really nice (remote) area. Kids loved the pool, the tennis courts, and the snooker room, particularly.
Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to make good use of the facilities. We hope to welcome you back soon.
Iris Cottage was beautiful. So peaceful and surrounded by stunning country side.
Set in the beautiful Devon countryside the property was lovely. Lots to do for the children, they loved the pool and the games room. Plenty of space for a family to have an amazing holiday.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope you will return soon.
Lovely cottage in lovely vicinity, with great on site facilities. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby.
Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to make good use of the facilities on site.
Hope to welcome you back soon.
Compact and charming cottage
Pretty semi-detached cottage set in the grounds on Stancombe Manor. All form part of a conversion with many small apartments and two cottages. Great to have the facilities of a lovely swimming pool and games room within the complex. Very quiet and peaceful area. Iris Cottage was an ideal base for touring South Devon and we were fortunate not to have snow as we would have struggled with our car on the nearby steep, single track roads. The accommodation is basic and cosy. There were 4 of us for several nights and we all felt that stretching it to 6 people would have been cramped. Probably fine during sunny weather as you would be outside more. Kitchen is well-equipped and showers were powerful. TV is small with a few stations and not the best picture although we are not massive TV viewers. A wardrobe in the upstairs bedroom would have been useful although there really isn’t room. We really enjoyed our stay as it was quiet and peaceful. No-one was next door until the last night when we could clearly hear them.
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We will give some thought to the TV, which has not been raised before, but thank you.
The property is semi detached so subject to whether next door is occupied. Not generally an issue out of season of course and always dependent on who is resident.
It would be good to welcome you back when the sun is out !
South Hams, in the south of Devon is famous for its beautiful unspoiled coastline and has the mildest year-round climate on mainland Britain. From Stancombe you are within easy reach of the dramatic granite slopes of Dartmoor, breath-taking countryside and spectacular coastline and beaches. Salcombe (10 miles) has many interesting shops and restaurants and is a designated area of natural beauty and the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve (3 miles) is the largest freshwater lake in South West England.
The naval town of Dartmouth (10 miles), famous for its castle and bustling harbour provides a wide range of independent shops and restaurants. The market towns of Kingsbridge (3 miles) and Totnes also provide excellent shops, restaurants and pubs.
For those interested in sports there is sailing, fishing,clay pigeon shooting,tennis,golf,swimming,sports/fitness center,horse riding,beaches and coastal paths to run. There are numerous activities for children including a woodland park and the famous zoo in Paignton