Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Set high on the hillside and with magnificent views over the village, the harbour, the sea (as far as Weymouth and Portland on a clear day) and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this superbly appointed house offers a luxurious base for enjoying all the pleasures of this popular area.
Gulls Rest is one of those rare houses which inspire involuntary gasps of delight. The owners extended the original property to take full advantage of the amazing views, both from inside the house (most of the front of the sitting room is glass and the vast master bedroom has a similar front wall and a balcony), and from the attractive terraced gardens immediately outside. With its superb facilities - state-of-the-art kitchen with granite work-tops, generous bath and shower rooms (even a sauna!) - and its general air of welcome, Gull`s Rest qualifies on all counts as the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday in this lovely area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beer - shingle beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance through small lobby into large hall. Huge sitting room with open fireplace containing a fitted gas fire, L-shaped leather seating plus further armchairs and fine solid dining table with comfortable seats for 8. Picture windows with access to terrace and garden, overlooking the village and harbour. Luxury kitchen with all appliances and breakfast table, and access to utility room with door to outside. Also off the hall, two double bedrooms, both ensuite (one shower room, one bathroom with shower over bath), plus one single room with access to one of the bathrooms. Further separate wc. Open stairs from the sitting room to landing. Enormous master bedroom with kingsize (6ft) bed, Very large ensuite bathroom with corner bath and shower over. Further separate shower room, wc and sauna. Second, well-equipped kitchen.
|Further details outdoors|
Attractive terrace bordered by herbs (NB small children need supervision because of drop to next terrace). Lower terrace and further grassy area. Gazebo. Barbecue. Smaller garden at front, from parking area to house. Choice of steps or ramp.
Single garage with electric doors. Further parking for 1 car.
There is so much to explore: the Cathedral city of Exeter (about 45 minutes by car), the Regency town of Sidmouth; National Trust properties (Killerton and Shute Barton, for example), and Lyme Regis with its famous `Cob`. On the coast, the visitor is spoiled for choice: endless beaches, both sand and pebble, wonderful walks (the South West Coastal Path is just at the end of the road), and the fossil-hunter`s paradise of the Jurassic Coast cliffs. Beer itself has much to offer, too: the caverns, formed by quarrying stone from Roman times onwards; Pecorama, a railway-themed attraction with fine gardens; and a wide variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. There is also an attractive, sheltered harbour and shingle beach.