Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Perched high on the cliffs overlooking the remains of Hallsands (viewing platform) is Prospect House. It was built by two extraordinary local sisters to become a legendary hotel – now 16 smart apartments with stunning ocean views across to the dramatic lighthouse at Start Point and along the coast to Dartmouth. To the front and back are communal gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool (31' x 15' x 4'3'' to 5'10'' deep, open 8am to 8pm, Whitsun Bank Holiday to 30 September) and tennis courts.
We have a ground-floor apartment, elegantly furnished in New England coastal style with an eye to detail by interior designer owner. Open porch (for boots/outdoor gear) into light, sunny living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer) with TV/DVD and lovely long sea views to the lighthouse through bay windows. Two attractive bedrooms – a double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite) and French windows to small terrace (table/chairs) with tranquil views of hilly meadows, and a twin; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Damages Deposit £200. No children under 6. Sleeps maximum of 3 adults, 1 child. A stunning apartment in a stunning location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||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.
No children under 5. Best for maximum of 3 adults, 1 child.
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.
Hallsands: once a thriving fishing community, famously swept away one stormy night in 1917. Now a few dwellings and a gem of a sandy cove, right on the stunning coastal footpath in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; 1 mile coastal walk to excellent pub at Beesands. Kingsbridge, 8 miles, Salcombe, 12.