In a terrace of cottages in the heart of Combeinteignhead and stumbling distance from an excellent village pub is this very spacious and beautifully furnished cottage. Behind the cottage, with views over fields towards the church, an enclosed lawned garden and 3 steps down to a patio (table/benches) with the soothing sound of a brook meandering just beyond a gate. Inside, generous, spacious and light with wood floors, beams and good fabrics. Stable doors to large, welcoming hall and 4 steps down to kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, range-style cooker with gas hob, breakfast table seating 6), through to very pretty living room (TV/DVD) with woodburner and, beyond, conservatory with dining table/chairs and doors to garden. Downstairs double bedroom (TV). Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier) and separate loo. Stairs up to three more bedrooms – an elegant double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite), another double, and a twin. Bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus bath-shower). A welcoming, quintessentially cottage-style home at any time of year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.
Torbay and the Red Cliffs: Napoleon declared Torquay “beau” when he saw it from the sea (true, he was a prisoner and there wasn't much of it then), and certainly it could be in the south of France when, in the sunshine, you look down from most of its seven hills on the expensive boats in its harbour/marina, windsurfers and water-skiers skimming its bay, and palm trees, very well-kept public lawns and flower beds and posh-looking hotels lining its seafront behind a sandy beach. People play bowls in white clothes. The exotic impression fades in its streets, but name a likely resort facility, sport or amusement and you can bet Torquay will have it, as well as some fine houses on its hills.
The three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham surround a very beautiful bay and make up the West Country's largest resort. Paignton, less glamorous-looking than Torquay, has red cliffs and sand and an excellent zoo. Brixham is the fishing port, with still attractive harbour and tiers of coloured houses around it. There are several sandy beaches, and boat trips across the bay and round Berry Head (lighthouse) to Dartmouth.
North of Torquay is a mainly cliff-coast to the boat-filled mouth of the long, broad river Teign estuary (Teignmouth). Above Teignmouth, its good golf course has wonderful views both inland to Dartmoor and out to sea. The best route to Exeter and places east is via it and the A380 – not the coast road which is mainly ribbon-developed, slow and dull. The most beautiful route of all is by the mainline railway (Brunel designed) which for much of the way between Newton Abbot and Exeter hugs the shore.
Combeinteignhead: sheltered valley village (church, two pubs) of mostly little cottages among farmland and woods (footpaths and bridleways). Pretty Shaldon and Teignmouth, 2 miles. Torquay, 4 miles. Golf and racecourse at Newton Abbot, 3 miles.