• Colby Cottage
    Colby Cottage
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
    Twin bedroom
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    West Charleton Grange - Colby Image 6
  • Ensuite from twin bedroom
    Ensuite from twin bedroom
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    West Charleton Grange - Colby Image 8
  • Log fire with help your self log store.
    Log fire with help your self log store.
  • Our fabulous indoor pool open all year round
    Our fabulous indoor pool open all year round
  • Indoor playroom suitable for all ages
    Indoor playroom suitable for all ages
  • BBQ in the walled garden
    BBQ in the walled garden
  • Playtime
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    West Charleton Grange - Colby Image 14
  • Beach time!
    Beach time!
  • Sunset at nearby beach.
    Sunset at nearby beach.
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    West Charleton Grange - Colby Image 17
  • Kayaking adventures close by
    Kayaking adventures close by
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    West Charleton Grange - Colby Image 19

West Charleton Grange - Colby

Devon, United Kingdom

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The Owner / Manager

Sharon Bennett

Member since May 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:13 minutes
  • Availability Updated:11 days 15 hours

BFB's Overview.

West Charleton Grange may have an enviable haul of awards and a host of national newspapers singing its praises but what most impresses us about this cluster of 5-star cottages is that they are so baby and child friendly too.

This beautifully set 10-acre country estate housing a cluster of architect-designed luxury cottages for families of up to six people. It is just a few minutes walk from the bustling market-town of Kingsbridge on the Salcombe estuary, with a host of beautiful beaches within a short drive and a glorious heated indoor pool onsite for relaxed days ‘at home’.

Each cottage is equipped with helpful baby and toddler essentials including travel cot, high chair, stairgate and a selection of toys and games, plus the owners offer a genius ‘First 24 Hours Hamper’ tailored to children’s preferences or allergies. An even long list of other baby and toddler gear can also be arranged according to requirments, along with babysitting by a CRB checked and OFSTED registered child minder.

Mini guests and their parents love the fact that, almost from arrival onwards, little ones can be safely let loose to burn off energy and make new friends in the enclosed, close-cropped playfield, with a climbing frame, swings, slide, Wendy house and play den. Kids can also race each other on John Deere pedal tractors and small bikes or play football, cricket, tennis and basketball with the sports sets provided. Whatever the weather, parents and children will also be making a beeline for the 10x5 metre indoor pool, heated to a cosy 29.5 degrees and open 8.30 in the morning until 8 at night, with pool toys and towels provided, a poolside shower, changing rooms and underfloor heating.

Elsewhere in the ‘swallows and amazons’ grounds, families can discover a secret garden with a shallow stream, follow nature trails to a fenced wildlife lake, have a barbecue and find secluded spots for a picnic or to sneak a quiet read. A footpath along green lanes leads to the village and the local pub is just a 5-minute walk, serving take away fish and chips.

Each of the cottages is the height of contemporary sophistication and luxury, with a nod to New England and Scandinavian simplicity, earning their place in Country Home and Interiors. Character features include vaulted, beamed ceilings and wood burning stoves, complimented by top quality furnishings, handmade kitchens, luxury bathrooms and all mod cons for unwinding in style. A delicious homemade meal can be ordered and in the fridge to make that first night dinner hassle free and parents can be pampered during their stay by booking an onsite massage.

Accommodation Overview - Colby:
This 2-bedroom Cottage boasts a lovely open plan living/dining room and kitchen on the first floor, with a white, raftered ceiling, wood burning stove on a slate hearth and several windows overlooking the gardens and lake. Plush carpeting is soft for tiny feet and a pair of Divani Seville check sofas are nice and comfy for flopping in front of the Philips flat screen TV with Freesat and DVD player. The handmade oak kitchen, with thick granite worktops, is equipped with an electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher and fridge, plus a freezer, AEG home laundry and separate cloakroom are in the utility room. On the ground floor, the master bedroom has a king size Rest Assured divan bed and large ensuite with underfloor heating, tumbled stone tiling, a bath, drench shower, washbasin and WC. The second bedroom has twin Rest Assured divan beds and an ensuite, tumbled stone tiled shower room. Outside, steps lead from the ground floor to a private sheltered terrace with a table, chairs and sun loungers on stone paving, plus direct access to the playfield.

Location Information

With Plymouth to the west, Torbay to the east and Dartmoor to the north, The Cottages are surrounded by the gorgeous countryside and beautiful beaches of South Devon, close to Kingsbridge on the Salcombe Estuary.

The family friendly village pub is just 5 minutes’ walk, serving home cooked dishes and take away fish and chips, while Kingsbridge is a thriving little market town with plenty of places to eat, buy delicious local produce and browse interesting little shops. The owners’ favourite pub is The Millbrook Inn at South Pool or guests can check out TV chef, Mitch Monk’s award-winning fish and seafood Sea Horse Restaurant in Dartmouth. Even without leaving the cottages, families can order all kinds of delicacies to be delivered to the door from pizzas and baltis to organic groceries, gourmet ready meals, picnic hampers, cream teas and sumptuous seafood platters.

Beautiful beaches are South Devon’s obvious natural playground and there are lots of sandy bays and coves to explore within 15-25 minutes from the cottages, including the Blue Flag South Sands, Blackpool Sands and Bigbury-on-Sea. Many Happy hours can be spent peering into rock pools or clinging to crabbing lines or children can try surfing at Bantham or paddle boarding from Kingsbridge. A river cruise to Salcome is a relaxing way to enjoy the stunning views in the estuary or families can book a picnic boat from Dartmouth for afternoon tea on the water.

On dry land, all kinds of family friendly attractions are close by to thwart the lowest boredom threshold! Just a handful of the most popular things to do nearby include Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Dartmouth Steam Railway, Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre, Buckfast Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary, Paignton Zoo and the National Aquarium in Plymouth.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00


Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 40 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00


Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 40 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00


Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 40 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 +cots in 1 x king size bedroom & 1 x twin room.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bristol Airport and Exeter is 1 hour away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are a good selection of sandy beaches just 15- 25 minutes drive from the cottages.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The family-friendly village pub is within about 5 mins walk and also does take away fish and chips!

Any Pool

Guests have shared use of a lovely indoor heared pool which is kept at a constant 29.5 degrees. The pool is open daily and towels, swim nappies, nappy bags, changing mat, pool toys and floats all provided at the pool.

Indoor Play Area

Indoor play areas include a lovely playroom with wooden train set, reading area, activity cube and football table, there is also a wendy house and “den” on the play field, as well as the indoor heated swimming pool with play pen.


The owner can pass on details of a qualified child minder in nearby Kingsbridge and a team of babysitters. These are CRB and OFSTED registered.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The cottages have a good list of baby gear including, baby bath and infant bathing seat, potty and toilet training seat, Stairgates, Bed guards, Socket covers, Plastic crockery, plastic cutlery & sippy cups and blackout blinds.

Indoor Toys

There are children’s books and games and general toys in each cottage. Library of U-rated childrens DVDs in office, selection available on request.

Games Room

The Playroom hosts a wooden train set table, reading area with mini beans bags, wooden dolls pram with doll, activity cube for toddlers, retro table football table and retro games console with Pacman and many more games!

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Supermarket deliveries are available from Waitrose, Tesco or Sainsbury. In addition, a local company can provided freshly cooked & locally sourced meals, delivered, ready to heat and eat including special dietary requirements and children’s meals available.

Outdoor Toys

There's abundant outdoor play gear at this child-friendly cottage cluster including an enclosed playfield with swings, slide, toy-stuffed wendy house. There are also farm animals and small wooden train set. A “den” with toy cars, trucks, garage and 2 ride on pedal John Deere tractors with trailers. Plus a garden shed with cricket set, rugby ball, footballs, hoola hoops, small trikes, small bikes, scooter & rocking toy. Buckets and spades, fishing nets, crabbing nets and lines are available on request. There's also a 'secret fairy trail' garden.

Visiting Spa Therapist

In cottage massages and local spa treatments available by arrangement.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided in each cottage, four of which are fitted as part of bannisters

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottage has steps from ground floor hallway to very large, sheltered, private terrace with table & chairs and sun loungers on stone paving.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WIFI is available in each cottage and around the grounds.

Pet Friendly

In three of our six cottages

2+ Cots and Highchairs

One travel cot and highcahir is supplied in each cottage, a Wooden cot bed and further highcahirs are available from local hire company who put it up in cottage ready for guest arrival.

Daily Cleaning

Mid stay cleaning and ironing available.

Parent Rated*

  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 2 guests.

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