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Cottage | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 17

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A huge, handsome, detached house, set high looking over South Sands. It has the most sensational views along the estuary and stands in 1½ acres of steep, mature wooded garden (small pond). Numerous shallow steps lead down through the garden to a private footpath and the beach (100 steep yards away). Around the house and in the gardens there are several flat sunbathing areas and a lovely mixture of neat flowering shrubs and wildness.

A private lane leads to the house and parking area/garage and from there, 17 steps down to front door. Elegant hall with stairs down to very large and beautiful open-plan fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, large fridge-freezer plus drinks fridge, oil-fired Aga plus electric oven and induction hob) with granite worktops, Belfast sink, dining table comfortably seating 12 and doors to large, enclosed deck (table/chairs, sun loungers, cushions) with fabulous views; double doors to living room which is split-level (3 steps) with TV/Sky/DVD, open fire, comfy seating for 12 and estuary views. At the back of the house, a twin bedroom, a showering/wetsuit drying room with huge shower, Sheila Maid and Belfast sink, loo (washbasin) and a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and Sheila Maid.

Stairs up to five more bedrooms, all with stunning sea views – the master double with 6' four-poster bed, 2 steps down to en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower) and balcony; a double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower); a double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite); a twin; and a little room with child's folding bed or cot (limited clothes-hanging space). Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). More stairs up to a vast and brilliant children's room with four single beds, table football, folding beds (by arrangement) and en suite shower-room (suite).

There is also a modest but comfortable, detached little garden house with small kitchen/living area (VDU/video), bedroom with double cabin bed (5'), shower-room (suite) and limited clothes-hanging/storage space.

Table tennis and sunbathing on the lower deck and an outdoor shower – very handy for sandy bodies up from the beach.

Professional catering and ready meals available. Damages Deposit £500. A fabulous family house, but, as with any home, small children should be supervised. Best for maximum of 12 adults and assorted children.

Size Sleeps up to 17, 8 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking
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 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.

Salcombe

Salcombe: one of the most beautifully sited small towns in Britain, at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary, a yacht haven with creeks, sandy bays. Waterside pubs, nice shops. Boats to hire, fishing, superb Nat. Trust cliff walks/gardens; museum, tennis, outdoor swimming pool (in summer); pedestrian ferry to East Portlemouth (lovely beaches, The Venus Café and Takeaway). Thurlestone and Bigbury (golf), 6 and 8 miles.

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1 Jul 2012

5/5

"Outstanding Home"

We had a family reunion with 14 members in this beautiful three-level home that sleeps 17 and overlooks the Salcombe estuary--outside decks, living areas, bedrooms all have incredible views--quick wal… More

Thank you so much, we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed the house and had a great re-union. I hope we will see you all again in the future.

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  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:12 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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