Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ideal for relaxing in the sunny garden, for walks along the coastal paths to the beaches of Slapton or Blackpool Sands, or for exploring the villages of the South Hams and its stunning coastal scenery, the two storey apartment is a peaceful and spacious base. The wilds of Dartmoor are 50 minutes away. The historic ports of Dartmouth and Totnes 15 and 20 minutes respectively. The apartment is set back from the coast road. It looks out across a sheep field and cliff top trees with panoramic views of Start Bay beyond.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool sands, slapton sands 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 50 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors||
Downstairs, a fully equipped modern kitchen, a shower and WC and a cosy, comfortable sitting room.
Upstairs a large sunny double bedroom with en suite bathroom and WC, and a twin bedded room with en suite WC and wash room. Heating by electric storage heaters.
|Further details outdoors||
Ample parking in front of the apartment on the ground floor. On the upper floor doors from both bedrooms lead out into the quiet, secluded, old stone walled garden. Views from seating area over the sea.
Parking area shared with members of the family living at the adjoining Strete Lodge.
The West Country region
The South Hams of Devon. Beautiful, accessible coastline --the coast path is well maintained by the National Trust. Farming and fishing villages. Rivers and estuaries. Sandy beaches. The area enjoys a generally warm and sunny climate -- touch wood! -- sheltered as it is by Dartmoor in the north. The valleys and coves very often benefit from their own surprisingly temperate microclimates.
There We have a highly regarded restaurant, the Laughing Monk, in the old National School classroom. The village post office and stores is the hub of the village life, where you can buy almost anything. There is a welcoming Anglican church and a friendly and thriving chapel.
We are ideally placed for the historic naval port and sailing centre of Dartmouth. Also for the lovely river Dart for boat trips up to Totnes and visiting Agatha Christie's former home high on the riverbank, now open to the public. Twenty minutes by car is the Tudor -- now New Age -- town of Totnes,and a mile further on the beautiful gardens and arts cente at Dartington.
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is three miles up the lane.Just beyond the golf club is Woodlands Leisure park for animals, water rides, boating lakes, and woodland walks. .
The tastiest crabs and lobsters can be bought at Dartmouth, Beesands and Salcombe. But above all there's the sheltered, sandy coves at Blackpool Sands and East Portemouth which are ideal for safe swimming and children's buckets and spades, the five mile long curve of shingle, including secluded naturist beach at Slapton Sands, and the fabulous coastal walking.
And if, if by any chance you find you are missing the city life, there's Plymouth (Theatre Royal and Drum theatre, historic Barbican and dockyards, and the wide grassy expanse of Plymouth Hoe where Drake insisted on finishing his game of bowls before sailing out to fight the Spanish Armada) just an hour away. Also an hour away is ther incredible Dartmoor National Park, with more prehistoric monuments than anywhere else in Europe, perfecrt for picnics and guided walks in a primordial landscape.