Cottage | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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
Access Car advised
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 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)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Secure parking
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 West Country region

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, Devon

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.