Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
A beautiful, light, detached house, formerly a barn, set just off a quiet lane near the centre of Loddiswell. A shared driveway leads down to the parking and a small, enclosed gravelled courtyard with table/chairs. Across the driveway, an enclosed, gently sloping, lawned garden with fruit trees and bench from which to admire the view.
Inside, smart and very welcoming. Large length-of-house hall and three bedrooms – a single, a twin with en suite shower-room (suite), and a double. Bathroom (suite). Utility room (washing machine, sink). Upstairs, huge living/dining/kitchen with scissor beams, big window (window seat) with countryside views across the Avon valley, woodburner, TV/DVD/video and plenty of comfy seating; in the middle, a smartly fitted kitchen (dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave); at the far end, table/chairs with French windows to a balustrade. A superbly comfortable and well thought out house in a great spot for exploring both coast and moor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1)|
|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 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.
Loddiswell: little hillside village (pub, essential shops, church) above the beautiful river Avon valley, 3 miles from Kingsbridge, 5 from the sea (beaches) at Thurlestone and Bantham or Bigbury-on-Sea. Fishing lakes and lovely gardens to visit nearby.