250 yards up from the centre of Salcombe, the ground-floor apartment of a substantial Victorian house with high ceilings and plenty of space. Easy access (3 steps) at the front of the property or from the back 20 steps lead down to its own well established walled garden (table/chairs, barbecue) with huge magnolia and level lawn. Inside, homely, easy, with good pictures and fabrics. A verandah at the front shelters the front door to tiled lobby and large centre-of-apartment tiled hall. Off this, living room with TV/DVD/video and door to big, sunny conservatory with seating. Dining room with seating for 10 and archway through to kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge). Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, Belfast sink) and separate loo and door to garden. Three bedrooms – a large double (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower) and door to conservatory; another double (5' zip-linked bed or 2'6" singles); and a large room with two sets of bunk beds with pull-out truckle beds under, so suitable for up to 6 children. Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); loo. Best for maximum of 6 adults. A great family house, close to the centre of town and all Salcombe has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|
|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 3.5 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.