Let by Helpful Holidays: 1½ miles inland from Slapton, in a sheltered wooded valley, a fine, Grade II listed Georgian manor house, partly rebuilt in 1860. Secluded, large lawned garden with mature trees and flowering shrubs at the front, with ample parking beyond.
Inside, a clever combination of period charm with modern comfort. Handsome porch to hall with tiled floor; sunny living room with oak floor, woodburner, TV/DVD/video and card games; second living room with open fire; large kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, range-style electric cooker) with flagstone floor and table/chairs; laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier) with butler sink; downstairs shower-room (suite). Slate-floored den (games/toys, piano, bar billiards, TV) leading to a huge conservatory (woodburner) with chairs, sofas, tables, overlooking neighbouring duck pond/orchard.
From hall, stairs up to landing with original Victorian stained glass window and six bedrooms – two double, one with 5' bed, en suite shower-room (suite) and pretty garden view, and one with washbasin; a linkable twin (makes 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-power-shower) and pretty garden view; a twin; one with two single beds; and a bunk room. Bathroom (suite plus bath-power-shower).
Ground floor studio apartment (one step up) with tiny kitchen area (microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster), TV/DVD, table/chairs and double bed with en suite shower-room (suite). It has views over the duck pond and orchard and door to small patio; also access from the conservatory. Professional catering available. A fine family house. Can be booked together with L38 and L63 to accommodate larger parties.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|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.
Slapton: lovely village (two pubs, shop, narrow streets, church) on the hillside down to the sea (1 mile). There, the long lake/lagoon of Slapton Ley nature reserve (birdwatching) and Slapton Sands (pebbles, not sand, but multi-coloured and 3 unspoilt miles of them). Blackpool Sands (The Venus Café, Restaurant, Takeaway and Watersports), 4 miles. Superb coastal walks not far. Dartmouth (town) and Kingsbridge, about 8 miles.