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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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Walpole House is a characterful detached home around a 100 years old, located in the heart of the village of Strete, which is on the South West Coastal path between the glorious beaches of Slapton and Blackpool Sands. Strete benefits from best of both worlds being a Coastal village with secret coves and a Country location, suitable for family, friends and get togethers, with spoilt for choice Restaurants, Pubs, shops all close by.
With a Rayburn and real fire for those cooler evenings, or private rear courtyard for balmy evenings, Walpole House is a house for all seasons. Sea views in a village location, Walpole House is an ideal holiday base with luxury accommodation which was refurbished in June 2013 and excellent village amenities. The House comprising of;
Entrance Hall leading to;
Lounge – A Cosy room, where you can relax after a coastal walk, with a real fire and verandah doors, views onto the village and beyond out to sea. With TV, DVD player, Hi-fi, books, games, dvd's, WIFI, information pack, comfy sofa's and chairs.
Kitchen/Diner – Great for social gatherings around the table deciding the next day's excursion and or to enjoy cooking up some local seafood produce. Fully equipped kitchen inc espresso coffee maker, microwave and the usual appliances. Door leading out to -
Outside - Enjoy a glass of wine in the privacy of the rear Courtyard.
And so to bed…we have 3 lovely bedrooms, master bedroom with Sea and village views from the comfort of your bed, double bed with sumptuous cotton bedding and feature fireplace. Bedroom 2 is a twin bedroom, again with luxiourious bedding, feature fireplace and overlooking the rear courtyard. Bed 3 is a single bedroom with a small double bed which can sleep two adults making 6 if required. (Note access only one side of the bed) with views out to sea.
Bathroom – Bath with power shower over, WC and wash basin.
Strete boasts the friendliest of folk and the following village amenities; Fantastic restaurant for when you feel like a night off cooking, aka The Laughing Monk restaurant, residing in the old village school, sourcing seasonal local produce from our fishermen and butchers, boasting a great reputation and early doors' fixed price menu.
Village Shop/Post Office selling groceries, fresh bread, newspapers, cash back facilities etc. (We can even shop for you with our 'Essentials' shopping list service, have all your favourites awaiting your arrival.)
Walpole House's fantastic location is just 5 miles from the bustling naval town of Dartmouth, with cosmopolitan shops, restaurants and harbour, equidistant to Kingsbridge and onto Salcombe, just a short drive to Blue Flag Beach 'Blackpool Sands', you can even walk there....the relaxing nature reserves at Slapton Ley are just down the road, something to suit everyones idea of relaxation. An abundance of great plublic houses in the nearby villages, restaurants and farm markets.
For the more energetic holiday maker - why not try your hand at a water sport, from Sailing, Kayaking, Coasteering to Kite Surfing there's something for all ages to try.
We are more than happy to help you find the right activity for your visit with our local knowledge, information pack and 'Whats on' calendar. Why not time your visit to coincide with the fabulous Royal Port of Dartmouth Regatta, Candlelit Dartmouth, Totnes Festival, Kingsbridge Show, Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta, Agatha Christie Festival, Christmas Markets, Brixham Trawlers Race or try your hand at worm charming at Blackawton Beer Festival ....just some of our local events this year...
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool Sands 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The West Country region
Strete is a wonderful base to explore all the many attractions that the South Hams has to offer, from coastal walking, fabulous beaches, nature reserves, fishing, sailing and water sports to suit all.
Our events calendar is packed all year round with Food and Music Festivals, Regatta's, Art Exhibitions and Village Open Days to Christmas Markets and Candlelit Floatila's in the winter months, making all year round a great time to visit.
The region attracts keen cyclists and walkers alike along the coastal roads and paths, and Watersport includes, kayaking, Kite Surfing, Wind Surfing, Canoeing, Power Boats, Diving and Coasteering all within easy reach.
Great transport links to utilise if you want to park up and hop on buses, steam railway and ferry boats to lots of nearby attractions.
For the Children in addition to days at our numerous beaches, there are theme parks, farm parks, aquariums and many other in and outdoor activities.
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18 Aug 2014
We were so disappointed that there was nowhere to sit outside. There is a courtyard but it has extremely high walls and was a bit scruffy, the table and chairs were dirty. We couldn't sit outsi… More
Thank you for your feedback, we take all comments seriously as a responsible owner. I will address your points as until your feedback, we'd been listed Excellent, so am somewhat dissappointed myself?
I think the property details, photo's, inventory of facilities reflect the property as it is. Apologies with your disappointment of no freezer at the property, but we haven't listed one, the current fridge was with the original house we purchased a year ago and see no need to replace at this point as not broken to coin a phrase ... The house on purchase in June 2013 has had a complete overhaul of redecoration both inside and out, Plumbing and heating also. (if a problem, we would expect you to contact us) With this in mind we are a little surprised with your 'scruffy courtyard' comment, personally we love our private little sun trap and were confused with your comment of 'nowhere to sit'? There is a set of vintage filigree chairs, table and bench which are cleaned every changeover and a set of seat pads for our visitors comfort provided, located in the shed. Apologies the airing cupboard is actually just a housing for the water tank, which we will perhaps lock in future to save confusion, we do however provide an airer for the drying of clothes, again located in the shed. The public house over the road is between tenants, we in the village look forward to it's reopen but unfortunatley I cannot control and we do state on our page and information file at the house excellent pubs/restaurants nearby. The Laughing Monk being a few doors away you mention is a well respected, highly commended local establishment, serving local produce, wines and spirits - A menu is posted daily for visitors to see before entering with dishes and prices. we also recommend their 'Early Bird' reduced menu, something for all budgets and very family friendly. Despite your concerns, we hope you enjoyed your overall holiday..
19 Jul 2014
"home from home"
We really enjoyed the house, beautifully restored,all impressed,clean and homely. Only pub in village was closed. Great thought about homemade scones'jam and cream on arrival. Met the lady next c… More
2 Jun 2014
"Lovely house, beautiful location, friendly village"
We stayed at Walpole House over Whit Week and had a lovely time. The house is gorgeous and in mint condition. On arrival there was a chilled bottle of prosecco in the fridge, which was a very good w… More
6 Oct 2013
"Beautifully restored house in great location"
My husband and I stayed at this property at the end of September, with his parents and sister. We were very impressed with the house, well restored with some nice touches and everything you would need. We arrived to a table laid with scones, jam and fresh clotted cream which was very welcoming.
It is in a quiet village called Strete which is well positioned for exploring the coast and nearby towns, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes, all worth a visit. Unfortunately it rained quite a lot when we were there but we still found plenty to do.
We had a meal at the local restaurant 'The Laughing Monk' which was good and the pub opposite was handy for a drink.
There were 5 of us and plenty of room. The main room was a nice size double, there is one twin room and the 3rd has a small double (could be a little tight if you are 3 couples).
The parking is just down the road so it's best to unload the car outside the house and then park up.
6 Oct 2013
"Great accomodation great venue lots to do and see"
Truly a home from home accommodation, would definitely recommend. great walks for the dog and plenty to see and do in surrounding areas. Going to book for out of season as would love to explore more.… More
16 Sep 2013
"Beautiful home and great location"
Walpole House was such a lovely home, simply but beautifully decorated, with everything we needed. There was useful information, the community shop was opposite the house, pub a few doors down and it was a 5 minute drive to a couple of beaches. Just wished we could have stayed longer to explore more of the area!
12 Sep 2013
"Fabulous house- more of a home from home!"
A delightful house, beautifully furnished with thoughtful lovely touches, in a fantastic location for countryside and beach trips and handy local pub. What more could you want. We will be back :)… More
12 Sep 2013
"Excellent renovated house"
We booked this accommodation over the internet at very short notice. It is on the main road through Strete but the village is generally quiet at this time of year, although that may not be the case a… More
Given your wealth of reviews we are very pleased to have been awarded a top rating by you, so Thank you. We opened our doors only this season and inherited fridge,it is something we will look into. Through traffic is pretty consistent to what you experienced, though we wouldn't swap this for the breath taking view we are lucky to have. We look forward to seeing you again.. and thanks again..
12 Sep 2013
"Fantastic location & property - Ideal base to explore a beautiful coastline"
We stayed at this property during July. The location is perfect with beaches on the doorstep, a local pub & restaurant in the village (great to unwind) and with Dartmouth only 5 miles away, a bus stop… More
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