� in Salcombe, a large, detached family house on three levels, on a residential street 800 yards up from the waterfront, pubs, caf�s and shops and with terrific long views of the estuary. Five minute walk to public outdoor heated swimming pool (May to September). In front, an enclosed, private courtyard (table/chairs, gas barbecue); at the back, a smallish lawned garden.
Inside, fresh, simple, unfussy decor, full of light from lots of windows. Open-plan hall and living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with open fire, TV/DVD, iPod dock and sliding doors to balcony (table/chairs), all with super estuary views. Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, through to shower-room (suite). Stairs (stairgates) down to three bedrooms � a double, a room with 3' bunks plus single (both with doors to garden), and a single; bathroom (suite with separate shower). From living area, stairs up to landing (TV/DVD, good area for toys/games) and two more bedrooms with great views � a roomy double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a very small single (limited clothes-hanging space). Corner shop, 200 yards. A good, convenient house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|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 Caf� and Takeaway). Thurlestone and Bigbury (golf), 6 and 8 miles.