Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
This lovely spacious property in East Portlemouth has been thoughtfully converted from an original threshing barn into a superb and modern family holiday home. It is ideally suited for a self catering holiday and just a 5 minute walk down to Salcombe's sandy beaches.
The house is situated in a delightful and unspoilt village location within easy walk to the Salcombe ferry and National Trust coastal walks.the Venus cafe and National Trust coastal walks. East Portlemouth is the jewel on the East side of the Salcombe Estuary with beautiful family friendly beaches, a fascinating history and stunning coastal and country walks. For eating out there is a short walk to the new breathtakingt views of Gara Rock restaurant and bar, and a short drive to Torcoss, South Pool, Beesands and East Prawle.
From the roundhouse parking area you enter through a part glazed door to the atrium hallway with tiled floor. Two steps to a very large feature Sitting room with vaulted, exposed beam ceiling, stone fireplace with wood burning stove, double sofa bed, 42" TV, freeview and DVD.
From hallway up to recently refurbished Kitchen/Dining Room: electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer.
Bedroom 1: kingsize bed (5'), some views to the Salcombe hills on the other side of the estuary. Shower room: wood floor, shower, basin, separate WC.
From hallway, down to spacious Bedroom 2: single bed (3'), bunks (3'). Bedroom 3: two single beds (3'). Bathroom: wood floor, partially sunken bath with shower over, basin, WC.
Outside: Roundhouse with roof and partial covered sides is ideal for outside dining or as a play area, wood store, outside dining furniture, BBQ. Gravelled drive and suntrap paved courtyard, mature shrubs and trees.
Crisp white linen, comfortable bedding and duvets all provided. Tenants to bring towels.
Wifi broadband connection.
Gas central heating.
Well behaved dogs are allowed at an extra £25 per week per dog.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Salcombe must be one of the most beautiful harbour towns in the world. Situated in
the South Hams, at Devon's most southerly tip, Salcombe attracts visitors from all
over the world at all times of year to enjoy many coast and country activities. Famous
as a centre for sailing, diving and fishing the estuary has many sheltered, sandy
beaches and is a base for walkers and others with a love of nature.
The Salcombe harbour is a safe haven for visiting yachts and is a centre for sailors of
all ages and abilities. The Town and Yacht Club hold Regatta weeks for many types of
sailing craft and there are a number of opportunities for boat hire and tuition
The estuary also acts as home to a fleet of fishing boats which catch crab and lobster
in local waters. Boats and shore anglers have also caught mullet, bass, pollack, dab,
flounder, plaice, wrasse, freshwater and sand eel, coley, turbot, whiting and salmon.
Sometimes the arrival of dolphins and seals in the estuary generates excitement.
Divers can explore the submerged wrecks which dot the coastline and provide a
natural habitat for a multitude of fish. The estuary is designated a bass nursery area
but is also a site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve.
This provides added interest to walkers who use Salcombe as a base for beaches,
creeks and the spectacular cliff paths from which can be seen many species of flora
and fauna. Dartmoor and Slapton Ley with its Field Centre are within easy striking
The area is an ornithologist's paradise. Kittiwakes are among the numerous gulls and
the area is also home to greenshank, golden eye duck, great crested grebe, dartford
warbler, cirl bunting, swan, heron, egret, redshank, tern, curlew, oyster catcher,
ringed plover, dunlin, avocet, sanderling, willow warbler, tree pipit and many more.
Spring and autumn in Salcombe and surrounding area are very special. The spring
brings the most wonderful display of wild flowers, particularly down the narrow
lanes where the hedgerows are a mass of primroses, violets, bluebells and campions,
which continue the display into summer. Autumn brings beautiful colours, cider
and a totally different harbour, for most of the pleasure boats have disappeared,
giving the waters of the estuary back to the fishermen. The streets of Salcombe again
become quiet and peaceful, a tranquility which continues into the winter months.
Christmas in Salcombe is a magical time. The town in brightly decorated with
coloured lights and the illuminated cross on the church is silhouetted against the
water. At New Year most of the townspeople and visitors congregate in the central
quay area to welcome the New Year.