In Salcombe, 300 yards up from South Sands beach, towards Overbecks and the coastal path to Bolt Head (both Nat.Trust), an elegant first-floor apartment in a huge Victorian house with the most glorious views of the Salcombe estuary and coastline to Prawle Point. Around the house are well kept gardens for communal use, full of flowering shrubs, mature shady trees and quiet corners. Fifty-six steps from parking area to apartment; two shorter access routes available.Inside, sophisticated simplicity. External door to stairs up to own front door; hall; living/dining room decorated in subtle, gentle colours with wood floor, high ceiling, TV/DVD and French windows to balcony (table/chairs) with gorgeous river and sea views; designer fitted kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, washer-drier, fridge-freezer, cooker with induction hob, granite worktops). Two bedrooms – a double (5' four-poster bed) with Italian-style en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), and a New England-style twin (TV/DVD) with those lovely views; fully tiled shower-room (suite). Damages Deposit £150. No children under 6. A lovely apartment in a stunning location, especially for walkers and nature lovers – a great chill-out place.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (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 4.5 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.