Cottage in Frogmore, Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Very close to some of the best beaches in the country
About sian janta-lipinski
We are a family of five with three young children. We spend virtually every holiday, half term and some weekends at our holiday cottage on the opposite side of the Salcombe Estuary from Forget Me Not Cottage. In our opinion it is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and we hope that you will like it as much as we do. We bought this cottage after we had missed out on the purchase some 9 years ago and we certainly were not going let it pass this time. We anticipate that we will also enjoy the cottage and beautiful creekside location out of season whenever the cottage is not let.
sian janta-lipinski purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why sian janta-lipinski chose Frogmore and Sherford
We almost bought Forget Me Not Cottage 12 years ago but were pipped at the post by the family we just bought it from. We fell in love with it right from the first minute. The views from the south facing garden and summerhouse are really memorable looking over Frogmore Creek across to beautiful fields and rolling hills. Not only that, the direct access to the water from the garden is a huge plus factor and effectively makes the Estuary part of your back garden. Frogmore lies between Salcombe and Dartmouth and some of the best beaches in the South Hams are just a short drive away, or a good paddle/sail along the Estuary!! Salcombe and Kingsbridge, with many fashionable restaurants and pubs are also "just round the corner". When the property came up for sale we snapped it up immediately.
What makes this Cottage unique
The best thing about Forget Me Not Cottage is the fact that you can happily spend a day or two just hanging out in and around the summerhouse and the tidal Creek. Mess around in boats or watch the kids play in their kayaks while you enjoy a glass of wine or two relaxing on the deck. A special treat is to watch the tide come in with returning local fishing boats. The bird life is something to behold both with the tide in or out. Some of the best beaches in the country, such as the fabulous golden sands of East Portlemouth are just a short drive from the cottage. For walkers, head out from the front door for long walks along the Creek or drive to Gara Rock and join the coastal path. Finally, the heated summerhouse, even in winter, is still a great place to just chill out.
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A very special cottage
The cottage has an ideal location- a tidal creek for water activities. plus bird life and a clear star light sky. A local pub and bakery providing local food and meals if you don't want to wander too far. Close to beautiful beaches and places of interest plus Stokely Farm shop for locally produced provisions . The cottage is equipped with good quality appliances and furnishing, whilst having a real 'home from home feel' The Summerhouse is perfectly situated to enjoy the surrounding creek life whilst enjoying a glass or 2 of local cider. A perfect holiday location.
A great base for exploring the South Devon area. Right by a peaceful stretch of water and within easy reach of beaches, country walks and great places to eat.
Beautiful location on the estuary
Lovely week in a quaint cottage. Prompt response from owners when booking and nice touch of milk, roses and biscuits on our arrival - very welcome after a long journey!The star is the summerhouse - it was lovely to sit and watch the world go by. We used our kayak so it it was perfect for us and in a beautiful part of Devon.
Wonderful Week in Devon
Forget-me-not cottage was just right for our holiday. A lovely and peaceful location on Frogmore creek, clean, well equipped and comfortable. Frogmore village is a good base for exploring the area without having to drive very far. Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe all within half an hour drive, and plenty of countryside and coast to explore beyond.
Comfortable and cosy, lovely bed!
Everything about Forget me not Cottage was as described, lovely! The only thing that could have it made it perfect was to improve the weather which was horrendous, we are coming back in June to put it to the test! 🤔Maryan and Stephen
Our cottage stay at Frogmore
We all absolutely loved it! The cottage is gorgeous, beautifully styled and decorated with a lovely big kitchen and pretty fireplace lounge with direct access to the magical garden, where we sat watching the world go by! It's very quiet, but lots to see, so great to de-stress away from our busy lives! Will definitely rebook, the parking is great, we only went once to eat in the local pub as we preferred spending time in the cosy summer house having an early evening drink watching the sun go down sat by the sea. It's perfectly placed for all the local beaches too and only a short drive to either Salcombe or Dartmouth.
There are fabulous beaches nearby, some of which can be accessed by boat from the back garden of Forget Me Not Cottage, tides permitting.
The 4 beaches at East Portlemouth are only 15 mins by car (6 miles)
Beesands only 10 minutes (4 miles)
Bantham Beach 20 mins (8 miles)
South Milton and Thurelstone 20 mins (8 miles)
Bigbury 30 mins (12 miles)
Torcross 10 mins (3.5 miles)
N & S Sands, Salcombe 20 mins (12 miles)
Blackpool Sands 20 mins (8.5 miles)
Hope Cove 15 mins (7 miles)
Kingsbridge 5 minutes away (approx 3 miles)
Salcombe 15 minutes away (approx 9 miles)
Dartmouth 20 minutes away (approx 12 miles)
Dartmoor 40 minutes away (approx 25 miles)
Forget-me-not Cottage is extremely well placed for visiting the whole of the South Hams area, designated as ‘an area of outstanding natural beauty’, famous for its rolling hillsides, beautiful estuaries and 60 miles of fantastic and varied coastline, with many clean, safe and sandy beaches to suit all tastes. At East Portlemouth there are at least four golden sand beaches. Slightly further away is the great sweep of sand of the surfing beach of Bantham linking into Thurlestone and Bigbury and not forgetting the really popular beaches of Salcombe and Hope Cove or a sheltered cove like Hallsands. Slapton Sands is less than a 10 minute drive from the Cottage, and backed by the extraordinary freshwater lagoon or drive for another five minutes along the beautiful coastal road to the wooded sun-trap of Blackpool Sands which was recently voted the best family beach in Britain by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.
You will be spoilt for choice with some of the best pubs and restaurants anywhere: Very close by are the Crabshell in Kingsbridge and The Millbrook Arms just up the road in Southpool. This is a favourite meeting place for visitors from all villages around the Estuary, particularly at high tide. Salcombe has the famous Winking Prawn on North Sands beach and South Milton Sands has one of our favourite places to eat, The Beach Hut. For those who like it spicy visit Maha Bharat and Cafe Asia in Kingsbridge, real top quality Indian, Chinese and Thai food.