Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
500 yards from the centre of Chillington, beside a very peaceful country lane, a lovely, detached, 16th cent. house with south-facing verandah, patio and delightful, good-sized enclosed garden (lots of flowers, lawn, picnic table, barbecue, sandpit, fenced stream, small woodland area). Games/play room (table football, toys). Inside, very much a home - prettily decorated/furnished (paintings, ornaments), light and spacious. Big, bay-windowed, flagstoned fitted kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, larder fridge) with Rayburn (lit November to end of March) and French windows to patio; utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, additional fridge); loo; centre-of-house room with refectory dining table, beamed fireplace (woodburner), sofas, chest of toys, door to garden; drawing room (woodburner, TV/DVD/video) with French windows to verandah. Steep stairs (handrail, stairgate) up to four bedrooms – a double (5' four-poster) with balcony and en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and bidet); a single (washbasin); a room with two singles (washbasin, limited clothes-hanging space), and a room with double (5' contemporary four-poster) and single bed. Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Logs included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|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 West Country 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.
Chillington: old cottage village (good PO/shop, pub) on the road between Slapton Sands, 2 miles, and Kingsbridge, 6 miles, on the edge of that wonderfully unspoilt peninsula (see East Prawle). Slipway on tidal creek, 1½ miles. Nearest beach, Beesands (good food pub), 1½ miles.