Churchward House

Located in Stoke Gabriel
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Churchward House is a unique and elegant period property offering bright, spacious and stylish accommodation across 3 floors and a large private south-facing garden with a tiled patio area. Situated in the heart of the popular South Hams village of Stoke Gabriel, on a creek of the picturesque River Dart, guests are spoilt by a host of local activities: while away the days relaxing by the tranquil Mill Pond and river in the excellent waterside café – The River Shack; busy yourself on the water or quayside with a variety of water-based pursuits, wonder the numerous beautiful local countryside riverbank walks or participate in guided or DIY wine tasting of award-winning Sharpham wines at the nearby Sandridge Barton vineyard.

After a day out exploring the local area, relax in complete comfort, spreading out across the property's flexible living spaces and catch the last of the light in the properties south facing garden. Boasting a large fully-equipped kitchen and open-plan dining room with double doors leading to a spacious patio area, the opportunity to eat alfresco style will be hard to resist in the warmer months. Or, if stepping away from the main crowd is more desired then guests can enjoy a quiet morning coffee or evening drink on the smaller front patio. In cooler months relax in the well-presented sitting room with its full-height windows and gas log burner.

Contemporary and stylish throughout but with tastefully retained features from its past days as a boutique hotel, the property boasts quality, high spec finishes and many modern conveniences. All bedrooms are well furnished, with the master and second bedroom benefitting from modern ensuite shower rooms. There is parking for up to 4 or 5 vehicles.

Please be aware there are some weekday building works in the vicinity of the property. This has been factored into the advertised price.


Front door to entrance hall leading to cloakroom, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, WC and staircase to first floor.
Kitchen with built-in fan-assisted electric oven, electric hob, full-size dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, drinks fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine.
Open plan dining room with large table and seating comfortably for 8 and doors leading to patio and garden.
Sitting room with three 2-seater sofas and two armchairs, smart television, coffee table, a gas log burner and patio doors leading to a front patio area.
Ground floor W/C

Stairs up to the first floor.
Master bedroom with 6ft super king size bed, two armchairs, dressing room, door leading to balcony and ensuite shower room with walk-in shower, w/c, basin and towel rail.
Bedroom 2 with twin 3ft beds and ensuite shower room with walk-in shower, w/c, basin and towel rail.
Bedroom 3 with 5ft king-size bed.
Family bathroom with bath and shower over bath, w/c, basin and towel rail.
Stairs up to the second floor
Bedroom 4 with twin 3ft single beds.


There is a large tiled patio area with table and seating for 8 and a further smaller patio area to the front of the house. The property also has grass lawns and a good size first floor balcony too.


The property has private off-street parking for up to 4 or 5 vehicles or a smaller number of vehicles and a small boat.


  • Included: Bed linen and towels, WiFi, electricity and central heating.
  • Internet and Telephone: Wi-Fi available free of charge. Regret, No landline telephone available. Mobile reception generally fair but please check with your provider prior to booking.
  • Pets: One well behaved dog permitted (Pet charge £30 per week).
  • Local Facilities: All within a short stroll is a well-stocked local village shop and post office, two village pubs, The River Shack café and restaurant (check opening times), Emma’s Restaurant takeaway (check opening times) and Totnes Kayaks (season water activity hire shop).
  • Sharpham wines at Sandridge Barton vineyard is 1 mile away,
  • Paignton Zoo 2.8 miles, nearby beaches approx. 4 miles and large supermarkets (Asda, Sainsburys and Aldi) approx. 2.5 miles.


Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Area Details

Stoke Gabriel

Stoke Gabriel is a pretty village by the River Dart. The village has a shop, a post office, a cafe and the choice of two pubs. The towns of Brixham and Paignton are near and the village is set in the rolling hills of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are a range of walks to explore along the river, on a low tide, walk along the shoreline to Duncannon Beach, or venture into the woods and explore. Have lunch at the waterside cafe and then try a spot of crabbing. Let the children enjoy the community orchard and playpark. Further afield, enjoy a great day out at Paignton Zoo or Splashdown Quaywest.

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