Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
400 yards from the wide, fine pebbly beach of Hallsands, a totally transformed Victorian cottage tucked between two neighbours in the tiny hamlet of Bickerton - wonderfully tranquil and sheltered by flower-filled hedgerows, where migratory toads have their own road sign! This traditional cottage has just been renovated to provide smart, modern comfort, combined with a little bit of quirky 19th cent. character. At the back, a decked terrace (table/chairs) with lovely long views to the sea.Four steps up from the lane to stable doors into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, cooker with induction hob) with slate floor, woodburner, TV/Blu-ray and iPod dock. Door to stairs (stairgates) up to two bedrooms – a double, and a bunk room (TV/DVD) with stable doors to terrace; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A brilliant cottage for beach enthusiasts and walkers. Parking bay, 50 yards.
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), 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.
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.