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The Chauffeur's Flat

Kingswear, Devon

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The Chauffeur's Flat is a self-contained, first-floor Art Deco apartment above the old 'Motor House', set within the picturesque grounds of Coleton Fishacre. Spacious and bright, the flat makes a stylish and comfortable base from which to enjoy the celebrated garden of Coleton Fishacre: keen gardeners might find this a particularly attractive prospect. In addition, the beautiful port of Dartmouth is within easy reach, and the spectacular South Devon coast is right on your doorstep.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
First floor
kitchen, sitting/dining room, bedroom (double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request), bathroom with shower over bath, separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: There is a parking space outside the door to the flat.

Utilities: The water is fed from a private water supply which is tested regularly by the local authority. If there is an interuption to the supply bottled water will be supplied.

Television/Signal: The number of television channels is limited, there is a DVD player so guests may wish to bring their own DVD's.

Please note: This flat is not suitable for young children.

Offers: Guests are entitled to free and unlimited use of the Coleton Fishacre gardens. A leaflet with the code to unlock the gate to the gardens will be left on the welcome tray within the cottage.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. Our range of holiday cottages in Devon are brimming with character, lovingly restored and all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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  • Living Coasts
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Pennywell Farm
  • Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Cockington Village
  • Walking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • canoeing.
National Trust places to visit
Coleton Fishacre
Coleton Fishacre A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts and Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors
Greenway Greenway house and garden on the River Dart: 'the loveliest place in the world'
Compton Castle
Compton Castle Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden
Bradley Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
Overbeck's Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections
South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    In grounds of stunning NT Property

    This was ideal accommodation for a couple wanting a quiet few days within the grounds of a stunning NT property. Coleton Fishacre was a gem and we would have no hesitation returning to the flat for a visit at a different time of year, to see the spectacular gardens in another season. Very quiet, very comfortable, very clean accommodation in an idyllic National Trust setting. All staff on site were very friendly and helpful. The only minor issue was the visibility/lighting of and ease of access of the key safe at the entry to the property.

  • Mr Antony Alcock
    • May 2015
    • Great Britain
    Helpful staff

    The Staff on site were ALL extreemly helpful , and the extra touches in the Flat, ie flowers in the rooms were a welcome extra , and the milk and biscuits, simple things but very nice. It was so peaceful and in spite of the very wndy weather we still enjoyed our stay.

  • Jane Jones
    • April 2015
    • Wales
    Made special as it:

    Reminded us of our parents and grandparents homes. Access to house and gardens was special as they are exceptional. Love Arts and Crafts era. The staff at Coleston Fishacre were extremely friendly, helpful and sociable.

  • Anonymous
    • March 2015
    • ---------------
    Made special:

    The reception staff at Coleton Fishacre were very friendly and helpful Flowers in the rooms and nice NT biscuits were great extra's and being at the Chauffers flat was special for us with a brand new car!

  • Carrie Jaffe
    • March 2015
    • Somerset
    Made special:

    The proximity to Coleton Fishacre, my favourite NT property was very special. Having the garden to myself out of hours. All the people I met on site were charming and very helpful

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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