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L12 - Ash Park

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Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Ash Park is about � mile from East Prawle village. Nestled into a rocky hillside, it has 180 degree uninterrupted views over farmland and coastline to the sea (the coastguard cottages at Prawle Point the only other habitation at all near). It is the sunniest of south-facing houses, imaginatively designed, set in the most beautiful, 3 acre landscaped garden (with gardener happy to chat 'plants' to you as he works!); pond (unnetted), lawns, winding paths and steps, huge rocks, herbaceous borders, semi-tropical plants and trees, a kidney-shaped, outdoor heated swimming pool (fenced, 27' x 12' x 2'9" to 5'6" deep, available 22 May to 11 September), two west-facing terraces (furniture) and balustrade.

The house has huge picture windows, bringing the views and garden into the house. Sweeping drive to 5 wide steps up to a verandah and door into spacious, open hall, light streaming down over the staircase. Off the hall, large elegant drawing room with carved slate fireplace (gas fire) and expansive picture windows with breathtaking views over the coast and sea. This room opens to sunroom with door to balcony.

Next door, dining room with mahogany dining table seating 10, big windows (views) and swing door into excellent, well-fitted, west-facing kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, Aga plus ceramic hob/double electric oven, tiled floor, granite worktop, TV, breakfast table/chairs). Glazed doors to terrace and swimming pool. Utility area with washing machine, tumble drier, freezer; boot room. Off the entrance hall, second sitting room with large fireplace (gas fire) and, opposite it, a twin bedroom with balcony (furniture), views over garden to sea, and shower-room (suite) across the hall.

Elegant stairs up to a large landing, off which three more excellent bedrooms � the master double (6� bed) with large en suite bathroom (suite); a second double (5� bed) with separate bathroom (suite with separate shower); and a large twin with sofa bed, en suite shower-room (suite) and door to the previous bathroom.

Available from April to October, a further twin bedroom, accessed by steps from the kitchen and terrace by the swimming pool, with en suite shower-room (suite) - not quite as luxurious and best for teenagers. Games room in garage (table tennis, table football, skittles, Xbox 360). 2 TVs/DVD. The magnificent gardens have interesting paths and steps which young children and people with limited mobility need to negotiate with care. Damages Deposit �500. Best for maximum of 10 adults and 2 children; accommodates maximum of 10 during winter months. An exceptionally positioned house with fabulous gardens and beautiful interior.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), 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 4.5 star.

The Devon 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.

East Prawle

East Prawle: village (shop, pub, good food caf�) a mile from the sea in the middle of an unspoilt peninsula (farmland, cliffs, coves, beaches). Superb scenery, cliff-birdwatching and walks - coast path to little sandy cove beaches (nearest 1 mile). East Portlemouth (small village, ferry to Salcombe), easy 3� mile walk. Kingsbridge by road, 9 miles.

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Calendar last updated:27 Jan 2015

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