Accommodation Local Businesses

The Dolphin Inn 
The Coach House 
Helpful Holidays 
Toadhall Cottages

Directory of Trades and Skills 
Pollards Quality Meats Service  
Start Point Sail West 
Smashing Glass                   Scobbiscombe Farm Produce  
Anne's Wonwell Nursery    

The Dolphin Inn provides bed and breakfast in the village centre. In addition the Dolphin is well known for good food with a varied menu for both lunch and dinner. Geoff and Pete are your welcoming hosts. 
Tel: 01548 810314 Postcode: TQ7 4QE
The Dolphin Inn
There are also a number of self catering cottages to let in Kingston, most handled through agents.
The Coach House, Kingston is a lovely old coach house, recently converted to a very high standard, providing a lovely base for 2 people to explore this fantastic part of South Devon. Situated in the coastal village of Kingston and just a mile from the sea, coast and beaches. The wilderness of Dartmoor is just a 20 minute drive away - giving you a fantastic choice of walks and cycle routes nearby, as well as water sports! 
The cottage is totally detached and has its own private garden overlooking the fields behind. There is a double bedroom and bathroom (bath with shower over) downstairs. Upstairs is a light and airy open plan living (with woodburner) and kitchen room and a utility room - handy for coats and boots! 
Prices are from £250 to £400 a week (fully inclusive of all heating, power, bed linen and towels) depending on the time of year.

The Coach House, Kingston

The inside of The Coach House, Kingston

Helpful Holidays, one of the leading holiday home specialists in the West Country, has eight holiday cottages in Kingston. A Devon based, family run business, they are advocates for holidaymakers with a "tell it like it is" ethos, offering straightforward advice for people wanting self-catering holidays in the West Country. Their knowledgeable telephone team has first-hand experience of all eight properties in Kingston to help guide you to your perfect holiday home.
Tel: 01647 433593 Email:        
Helpful Holidays

Toadhall Cottages

are a well-established family run holiday cottage letting agency, with over 22 years unrivalled experience for providing self catering cottages in Devon for visitors looking for high quality accommodation in the South Hams. Our properties are chosen for their character and must possess that “certain something special” along with good quality, home from home accommodation. Many properties welcome dogs and have internet broadband.
We have several wonderful holiday properties in the delightful village of Kingston including a large, detached and very comfortable family home, with an acre of spacious gardens, doorstep walks to the beach and the nearby coastal path and a pub around the corner. Sleeps 9, but also priced for lesser number of people.        
We also have a delightful, small and comfortably furnished 2 bedroomed cottage with a wood-burning stove situated off a quiet lane, a pleasant stroll from a well-known pub.        
Perhaps you would prefer our classic, detached, thatched chocolate-box 17th century Grade II Listed cottage. Sleeps 6 but also priced for couples.         
How about part of a lovely and very large secluded stone property situated in a small hamlet just over a mile from the village and set in beautiful, peaceful, informal grounds of 6 acres with a lake. Excellent value for a couple.    
Click this link to go directly into these properties and why not book a cottage break, romantic getaway or family holiday on line. Alternatively telephone our proficient and cheerful team based here in Kingsbridge in South Devon who will be sure to give you a personal and welcoming service. Tel: 01548 853089

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Toadhall Cottages

Toadhall Cottages

There is a wide range of other accommodation nearby, from hotels in Kingsbridge, to pubs in Modbury, the nearest small town, and farmhouse B & Bs.

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Kingston residents display an extraordinary range of talents. Many are given freely to the benefit of the community when common needs arise. However, all are also available at a price and everyone is encouraged to use local tradespeople to keep our economy thriving. You could learn to play the clarinet, hire a jazz musician, sail  a yacht or learn navigation skills, order a fabulous cake or a complete dinner for two. How about buying an unique fused glass picture from a well known local artist? Do you need your garden sorting out, require home care or help with minor legal issues? It is all possible in Kingston. Just click on the Directory of Trades and Skills above.
Carole Rolfe at Smashing Glass Carole is an artist in fused glass pictures. She creates ''expressive, intuitive glass that contains overtones of drama, movement and the natural harmonies found in nature. There are visual links to Art Nouveau as glass lends itself to sensual organic forms'' . Carole's intention is to  display glass and its purity of colour at its best.  Her exciting and unpredictable technique is an ancient process used by the Romans and revived by the Victorians, but with a contemporary twist. Even Carole does not quite know what will finally emerge from the kiln. See details via the link above and read an article on one of Carole's commissions under 'Diary Articles' September16th  2011.

Anne's Wonwell Nursery, Wonwell Court Farm est.1996 ( specialising in bedding plants with a small selection of perennials house plants etc. Sundries also available eg compost, bamboo canes). A selection of plants are also available at the Tuesday Morning Market. Normally open every weekend in May from 10-12noon.Other times by appointment only.                    

Pollards Quality Meats service. Pollards is a new family business, building on Melanie and Richard Pollard's 50 year experience in farming and butchery. Pollards takes great pride in selling high quality meats at good value prices, sourced directly from traditional Devon farms and cut and packaged by traditional family butchers. Pollards products are sold at the Kingston Tuesday Morning Market, in the Kingston Reading Room. Free holiday home and local meat box delivery is at your convenience.   Pollards also provide private cutting and packaging of your own meats. Email or call Richard or Melanie on 07807 863 102 or 01548 811135 for enquiries, quotes and wholesale prices, or call in at their new premises near the Butterwalk in Dartmouth .
Start Point Sail West offers shore based and practical sail cruising courses. 16 week evening courses available in Kingston, Dartmouth and Ivybridge.
Tel Wendy Langdon on 01548 810917
Scobbiscombe Farm Produce have a freezer full of of LAMB and BEEF from animals that have been out grazing in the fields at Scobbiscombe as well as home reared SAUSAGES, BACON AND HAMS.  No Christmas lunch in Kingston would be without a bronze free range  Walters Christmas Turkey , traditionally reared and prepared in the time honoured way to give a moist, flavoursome meat. Walters turkeys meet the Golden Promise standard with welfare a top priority.
 For further information or to order please ring the Walters family at Scobbiscombe Farm, Kingston. 01548 810259 or drop into the Tuesday Morning Market held in the Reading Room between 10-12noon. Potatoes and eggs also available.
Are you considering setting up a new business? or does your business needs help and advice? 
Women Do Business, which is a programme of FREE support and training for any woman in Kingston and the surrounding areas who is either running her own business or would like to consider the options for starting up in business. Women In Business is run by the Community Council of Devon and is funded by the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group (incorporating funding from the EU, Defra, SWRDA and LEADER.) Contact Gail Hickson 01392 382403 or Email

 DR Funding and Support for Young Entrepreneurs and Business Support 

Are you between 18 and 30 and looking for funding and business advice to set up or develop your business?

We want to help you

The Offer

·      Grant funding available from £2,000 to £10,000 for up to 40% of your project costs

·      Up to 1 full day of free one to one advice tailored to your business, worth £400

Available in the Greater Dartmoor and South Devon Coastal area

To find out more contact Fiona at the DR Company on 01837 658643 or to apply

Enterprise South Devon, which provides professional business advice to get you started plus ongoing support as your business develops. The service is completely confidential, entirely impartial and at absolutely no cost to you, as all expenses are met by a number of funding sources including: the Small Business Service, 'Business Link', district councils and private sectoor sposorship.
Contact Enterprise South Devon 08456 447558 or email 

 Health checks for coastal businesses in the South Hams 

South Hams businesses on or near the coast can get low cost advice thanks to a new project, supported by South Hams District Council. Advice is being offered to existing businesses to help them grow and improve their profitability.
During the one-to-one meetings, business “health checks” appraising relevant aspects of the business are carried out, including finance, marketing, customer relations and other areas of business management. 
The aim is to help businesses improve their competitiveness, attract more customers and safeguard jobs.
The expert advice would normally cost around £500 but is available for just £20 - thanks to grant funding.
The business health checks are provided by Business Information Point (BIP), a Devon based enterprise agency.
The low cost advice is open to communities in the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group area, including Kingston.
In addition, a free Enterprise Club is due to start in Ivybridge, supported by BIP, which is open to anyone thinking of starting up a new business.

 For more information contact BIP on 0800 592 872.

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