Boathouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This very special and unusual waterside property is a beautifully converted semi-detached boathouse in an unrivalled position on the shore of the beautiful Salcombe estuary in South Devon. Although just a short walk from Kingsbridge, its secluded and peaceful location makes it seem that you are far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Superb views from the balcony and most windows extend across the water to unspoiled countryside on the opposite side of the estuary. At high tide the water often laps the footings of the house, where small craft can be moored or beached and with a slipway nearby this is a great place to enjoy a watersport based holiday. At low tide the shoreline offers wonderful opportunities for bird watching, glorious walking along the estuary, crabbing for the young, or just to watch the passing yachts and river craft and enjoy the natural beauty of these stunning surroundings
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||hallsands 200 m|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|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, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Accommodation: A long, shallow flight of steps (53) and pathway lead from the parking bay to front door. Spacious, comfortable living room with sofas, chairs, cane table and 4 chairs, open fireplace, TV/DVD, video, radio/CD player, extensive windows and terrace door to sun deck balcony overlooking the estuary. Side door leads to conservatory dining room with table to seat 8, also accessed by a walkway from the entrance door, a good area for wet gear, wellies etc. An attractive marble top bar in the sitting room extends into the kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and walk-in larder with shelving. A washer/dryer is located in the utility area at the end of the entrance corridor. Narrow steep stairs lead up to two bedrooms. Double room (4ft 6in bed) with fitted wardrobes and lovely views. Twin room with 3ft pine beds. Small bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower attachment, basin and WC. From the living room a wrought iron spiral staircase leads down to the lower tiled level. Master bedroom with 4ft 6in pine bed, excellent range of fitted mirrored wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with large bath, handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, basin and separate shower. Small bunk bedroom with full size 3ft bunk beds and walk-in hanging/storage cupboard. Separate WC with bidet and basin.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside: Door from the conservatory dining room leads up a few steps to small level secluded garden overlooking the estuary with built-in barbecue, table, parasol, chairs, a stone bench set into the bank and a cosy corner ideal for sunbathing. Uneven stone steps, accessed by the sun deck, descend through a small gate to the shoreline. Discover the unusual folly on the way!
Included: Bed linen, towels, cot, high chair and summer electricity.
Electricity, Central Heating (gas) end Sept to Spring Bank Holiday £40 a week.
Starter pack of logs and kindling provided for fire, further supplies may be purchased locally.
Security deposit £150.
Parking in bay on the road above the property for one car only. Further on road parking available nearby.
Payphone. Broadband available.
Beaches Thurlestone, Hope Cove 5 miles.
Shops, pubs, restaurants 15 minutes walk.
The path, steps and stairs of the property make it unsuitable for frail persons.
The West Country region
Few areas of the UK, or even Europe, have a lure greater than beautiful South Devon. Dramatic Dartmoor gives way to rolling hills, wooded valleys and stunning coastline that never fails to leave visitors wishing they could stay just that little bit longer. While away your days in market towns and quaint villages that retain their tradition whilst now offering fine dining and excellent shopping, or leave the townships behind and head to any one of the outstanding sandy beaches that dot the South Devon coast. It's impossible not to fall in love with lazy, relaxed South Devon and it's otherworldly pace of life.
The secluded village of Hallsands is perfectly located for access to many of the South Coast.'s paths and beaches, with North Hallsands and Torcross beaches both within walking distance.
You'll find everything you need for a self catering holiday at the village shop in Torcross and the Farm Shop in Stokenham.
A 15 minute walk on The South West Coastal Path will take you to Beesands, a bustling little seafront village with one great Gastro pub and the increasingly popular Brittania fish shack- where you'll probably eat the most fresh caught fish anywhere in the UK!