Welcome to Kittiwake CottageWe hope you enjoy looking around the website, it is packed with useful information. We hope it inspires you to come and visit. If you have any questions or specific requirements please don't hesitate to ask we will do our best to help.
Kate & Phil
Our first stay at Kittiwake and we will certainly be returning. Breathtaking views. Friendly people, great pub. Thank you for a great stay.
Michaela & Nigel Lane
We are Business Members of the South West Coast Path Association & support the work they do to protect & promote the South West Coast Path.
East Prawle is Devon's most southerly village and Kittiwake Cottage lies on the seaward side of the village green, half a mile from the sea and just under a mile inland from Prawle Point.
A fine example of a traditional Devon village, East Prawle has a green, a duck pond, a shop, pub and café. It's way off the beaten track and is one of those places where it feels like time stands still. As you approach the village, drive round the bend and admire the sea views from the village green, you really get the feeling that you have travelled to the end of the road. There's no passing traffic; nobody arrives here by accident!
The South West Coastal Path is a short walk from the village and gives access to some of the finest coastal scenery in the country. This coastal preservation area is mostly owned by the National Trust and has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's a rugged, rocky landscape peppered with pretty little bays and coves, pebble beaches, rock pools, sandy bays and amazing wild flowers. From East Prawle you can walk along the path, east to Start Point and beyond or west to the Salcombe Estuary. See the South West Coast Path Association's website for further details.
The area provides a haven for one of Britain's widest range of birds including the rare Cirl Bunting, and the peninsula is on migration routes for many species so it's a popular spot with keen birdwatchers.
You'll find a warm welcome in East Prawle. Full time residents are very happy to share their little bit of paradise with visitors and many families have considered this their 'special place' over several generations, returning time and again. The village provides a safe environment in which children are welcomed and can, perhaps, have a little more freedom to roam than they might elsewhere. It's easy for youngsters to make friends and they can play together on the village green.
East Prawle has a good village pub - The Pig's Nose Inn.
The pub faces onto the village green and is owned by Peter and Lesley Distin-Webber. Their relaxed, friendly approach makes for a very pleasant atmosphere.
The pub is a former smugglers' inn, some 500 years old and the décor is an eclectic mix of curios and bric-a-brac with wooden chairs and tables and a cosy fireside area for the colder weather.
The beer is well kept and there is always a choice of real ales and ciders. Carlo, the Italian chef, provides homemade food.
In short, this is a great pub. It's open every day throughout the year including lunchtime on Christmas day and Boxing Day and hosts a fab New Year's Eve party.
For more information view the Pig's Nose website.
The Piglet Stores
It sells groceries, local produce (including locally reared meat), fresh fruit and veg, bread - baked on the premises, wine, beer and a range of gourmet frozen meals. It also stocks newspapers, postcards beach equipment, etc. Closed in winter.