Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
in Ringmore, one of the closest dwellings to beautiful Ayrmer Cove, at the end of a no through road, a spacious, detached, period home with outstanding uninterrupted views to the sea. Alongside, footpath down to the little shingle/sand beach (600 yards) and coast path, an unspoilt breeding haven for rare birds and dragonflies. On the seaward side, large sun terrace (table/chairs, barbecue, panoramic views, sunsets) surrounded by big garden with orchard and lawned/meadow areas (some sloping/steepish). Many idyllic childhood summers spent here, now refurbished, stylish, spacious and comfortable.
Four steps down to porch; loo (washbasin); smart, bright fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven, slow cooker, big table/chairs); hall; light and airy living/dining room with open fire, TV/DVD, big windows at each end (sea views) and doors to terrace; sitting room/snug (double sofa bed for alternative sleeping) with TV/DVD; shower-room (suite). Outside, utility room (washing machine, tumble drier) for beach gear/wetsuits. Stairs (stairgates) up to four bedrooms – a double (5' bed) with lovely sea views and en suite shower-room (suite), another double (5' zip-linked bed or 2'6" twin) with washbasin and en suite shower-room (loo), and, sharing wardrobe space on the landing, a bunk room and a single with pull-out truckle bed (sea views); bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). Pets permitted in kitchen only. Damages Deposit £150. An attractive house in a beautiful location, plenty of walks, beaches, stunning coastline.
|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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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.
Ringmore: extremely pretty village (fine church, excellent pub), ¾ mile by foot from small, sandy Ayrmer Cove (Nat. Trust) and coast path. Good walking. Sandy beaches at Challaborough, 1 mile, Bigbury-on-Sea, 1½ miles by foot, 3 by car, and The Erme estuary, 2½ miles by foot or 3 by car. PO/shop, 1 mile. Excellent seafood restaurant, 2 miles.