high in farmland a mile from Noss Mayo and ½ mile from the sea at Stoke (splendid cliffs, coast path, cove beach), a number of cottages well converted from Grade II listed farm buildings, sharing a 1½ acre garden (barbecue, picnic table, dogs permitted on leads only), games/laundry room (table tennis, darts, washing machine, tumble drier - extra), courtyards and hard tennis court. We let three (see also L43, L150).... this smart, three-storey, 'upside down' cottage sits mid-row, looking over the shared inner courtyard. Inside has been totally transformed and given a stylish, contemporary feel with quality furnishings and fabrics, painted beams and interesting artwork. Front door from courtyard to hall (plenty of space for coats/boots); three nicely furnished ground-floor bedrooms – a double (footboard), and two twin (one zip-linkable to 6' double, the other with limited clothes-hanging space). Attractive ground-floor bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Stairs up to first floor and open-plan living/dining room with long oak dining table, big comfy sofas, TV/DVD, iPod dock, electric 'living flame' fire and neatly fitted, galley-style kitchen area (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave). Further stairs up to second floor and the enormous master bedroom (6' bed, TV/DVD, sofa bed for alternative sleeping) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower), both with Velux windows, some sloping ceilings/beams. Two stairgates available. Good quality, stylish and comfortable, well suited for one or two families to share.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 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||TV, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Private tennis court|
|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.
Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo: adjoining small villages beside the lake-like river Yealm estuary, sheltered by oak-wooded hillsides, popular for sailing, lovely for walking or just sitting. Essential shops (Newton Ferrers) and good food pubs. Low tide footpath across the creek. Tennis courts; riding stables. Pedestrian ferry to coast walk to Wembury, and secluded beach. Mothecombe (nearest sandy beach by car), 4 miles. Plymouth, 11.