' 800 yards up from the quay in Salcombe, at the end of a no through lane, an impressive custom-built detached house (split-level foundations) with superb views over the town and estuary, bobbing with yachts and assorted boats. Everything about this house is spacious, full of light, hugely comfy and convenient. Space at the front for cars/boat, then steps lead down to a surrounding, enclosed garden on various levels with a lawn, patio, table/chairs and barbecue.
From parking area, door to big square hall (for coats/boots) and loo/washbasin (tumble drier), through to large open-plan living/dining room with TV/DVD and glazed doors to balcony and those great views. Smart separate kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer) with slate floor. At this level, two bedrooms ' a double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower) and lovely long estuary views, and a twin with en suite shower-room (suite). Stairs from living room down to smaller living room-cum-children's den with toys, TV/DVD/video and French windows to garden; little secondary kitchen (larder fridge). Two more bedrooms ' a double looking to the garden with en suite shower-room (suite), and a twin with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). So that's four bedrooms in all, two double and two twin, all en suite. Damages Deposit '250. Sleeps maximum of 8, including babies. An excellent house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|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 star.
The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.
Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.
Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.
Salcombe: one of the most beautifully sited small towns in Britain, at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary, a yacht haven with creeks, sandy bays. Waterside pubs, nice shops. Boats to hire, fishing, superb Nat. Trust cliff walks/gardens; museum, tennis, outdoor swimming pool (in summer); pedestrian ferry to East Portlemouth (lovely beaches, The Venus Café and Takeaway). Thurlestone and Bigbury (golf), 6 and 8 miles.