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The Signal Box

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Loddiswell Station, near Kingsbridge, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

Idyllically situated alongside the river within the Avon Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is the perfect place for a well needed get away.

This pretty, detached cottage, stands on the route of the former Great Western Railway ’Primrose Line’, and is adjacent to the Loddiswell Railway Station, which is now the owners’ home. The Signal Box is an unusual property that offers something special, and just a little bit different. There are superb views through the trees, across the river and to the valley beyond. With direct access to almost 4-acres of outdoor space, there is an extensive network of private footpaths to explore at your leisure. Walkers and dog owners will love the convenience that this stunning property offers.
The building has been extensively renovated and converted into a wonderful property. It has been thoughtfully furnished and well-equipped with an upside down layout and an open plan living space comprising of a kitchen, dining area and a comfortable living area, complete with a cosy wood burner. A spiral staircase brings you downstairs where you will find a large shower room and two comfortable bedrooms.
The local town of Kingsbridge retains its character offering a wide variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafés and supermarkets. Just 220 yards downstream, on the opposite side of the riverbank is the Avon Mill Garden Centre, and alongside it you will find the small deli, shops and a gallery, which boasts a fabulous café. Nearby there are many historic houses, including Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Saltram and Overbecks, whilst Dartmouth and Totnes both have castles to explore. Close by you will find the South Hams beautiful beaches and some breathtaking coastal paths, including Bantham, Bigbury on Sea, South Milton Sands and Hope Cove. Lovers of the outdoors, wildlife and history will all discover something truly magical about this fabulous area. Beach 6 miles. Shop and restaurant 200 yards, pub 1 mile.

16 steps to entrance (level access available).
Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and door leading to garden.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and 2ft 6in pull-out bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
Spiral stairs to...
First Floor:
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Lawned garden, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Barbecue on request. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds, 20 yards.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Railway Theme
    Railway Theme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 7

    10/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    We had an enjoyable stay at the Signal Box. It was very clean and nicely decorated and the welcome pack was a lovely gesture. We brought our dog with us as it was his first holiday but he really didn't get on with the stairs especially the internal spiral staircase which was a bit of a pain. We wouldn't stay at the Signal Box again but it is still a lovely place to stay/visit.


  • 10

    24/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    I only say I will not stay there again because we wish to go to other areas of the country. The signalbox was an excellent base for touring South Devon. The welcome and help from the owners was outstanding and the welcome pack much appreciated. I did have a nagging doubt - I thought I had booked to stay in a historic / converted signalbox. That was not the case. Loddiswell never had a signalbox on this scale. This is a purpose built holiday cottage "in the style of" a signalbox and as a new / purpose built property it is absolutely fit for purpose. We have no hesitation in recommending it.


  • 10

    08/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Possibly the best holiday location we have stayed in. The beautifully presented Signal Box and the wonderful setting was the perfect place for us. The owners were a lovely couple. We very much look forward to returning.


  • 10

    17/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    Lovely accommodation, lots of character overlooking the river.


  • 10

    02/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    The Signal Box is a wonderful venue for a holiday. The owners are welcoming and helpful. It is beautifully equipped, clean and comfortable. The grounds are great especially if you have dogs, as they have room to run and walk along the river. I would thoroughly recommend it.


  • 10

    23/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 18/12/2017
    The Signal Box was a great place to stay, it is equipped to a very high standard and has everything you would need for a holiday, the location is excellent,very tranquil set in the owners garden , however it is not overlooked by the lovely owners Richard and Nicky , the bird feeder in the garden was always full of different species of birds, nice to sit in the lounge and see them feeding, unusual but highly recommended accommodation


  • 10

    17/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/12/2017
    The signal box was all you could ask for, the owners very thoughtful. The accomodation was excellent, the fire wasn't really needed as it was very warm and cosy but we lit it anyway as we love log burners. The main room is set high enough to be in the tree canopy overlooking the river.We spent lots of time watching an array of birds on the feeder they had set up. A tranquil and peaceful place yet close to the all that the amazing South Hams has to offer.


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