Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Here you can enjoy refreshments at The River Shack, a few steps from the cottage, feed the ducks and swans, watch the children crabbing, walk out to the point where the creek meets the river Dart, or just sit and enjoy the tranquil views from the balcony. The cottage is on the edge of the Stoke Gabriel Mill pool and has superb uninterrupted views across the water from the spacious, reverse level living room. This unspoilt thriving village nestles on a creek on the edge of the River Dart and enjoys a beautiful tree fringed Mill pool, a source of much enjoyment for all from kayaking, crabbing, pottering around in boats, to peaceful riverbank walks. The quay opens out to the wide stretches of the River Dart, so bring your boat, launch from the slipway (Dart Harbour Authority Licence required) and explore the dreamy waters of the Dart estuary, a haven for boat enthusiasts. Not much further afield are the South Hams' secluded beaches and coves to discover, or the wild expanses of Dartmoor to roam. This is South Devon at its best.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Totnes 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Hallway with coat hooks. Polished wooden stairs rise to the very spacious living room that encompasses the whole of the first floor area of the house with triple aspect windows and French doors that open to the balcony overlooking the Mill pool. The sitting area has sofas, chairs, a gas flame effect fire, large flat screen TV with DVD, radio/CD player, some DVDs and games. A large dining table with chairs to seat 8 divides the sitting area from the kitchen. This is well equipped, has fitted shaker style units, gas hob, built-under electric oven, combination microwave/2nd oven, dishwasher and Smeg fridge freezer. An adjacent utility room houses a washing machine, tumble dryer, airing rack and boiler.
Ground floor bedrooms: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, Mill pool views and an en-suite shower room with cubicle, basin, WC and ladder towel rail. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds that can be put together and fitted wardrobe. Children's bedroom with two 2ft 6in fold down bunk beds, a further single 2ft 6in bed with same size pullout beneath and fitted wardrobe.There is limited room if the 4 beds are used. Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and ladder towel rail.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside: The balcony extending from the living room has table, chairs and very fine views across the Mill pool which is home to egrets, cormorants, herons and several varietys of gees as well as mallards, gulls and swans. The garden surrounds two sides of the cottage, is gated and enclosed with low stone walls and opens out to the village green area alongside the Mill pool (at busy times this is used for overflow car parking). There is storage space for a small dinghy or kayaks (not secure) in the garden and at the rear of the cottage is designated parking for two cars only.
Included: Duvets, pillows, bed linen, (not towels, guests to supply their own), travel cot, high chair, 2 stair gates, electricity, gas central heating and coal effect gas fire.
Security Deposit £200
Telephone: For incoming and outgoing local calls only. Mobile reception fair. WiFi broadband available.
Beaches from 4 miles. Shops and pubs a few minute's walk in the village.
Paignton with supermarkets, shops and restaurants, zoo and Goodrington Sands 5 miles. Torquay 7 miles. Totnes 4.5 miles. Dartmouth 17 miles.
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.
This unique area of outstanding natural beauty is particularly popular with sailors and fishermen along with all those with an artistic temperament and who enjoy peaceful tranquillity in a truly beautiful rural environment. Delightful riverside villages such as Dittisham, Tuckenhay, Ashprington and Stoke Gabriel situated in the heart of the South Hams make this area unique. Unspoilt tree-lined banks, secret creeks with countryside sweeping down to the river have been inspirational to many. Walkers, ornithologists and photographers can enjoy the delights of river, estuary and countryside and boat trips from Dartmouth will take you up river to Totnes with its winding streets, historic town walls and ancient castle.
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3 Sep 2014
"Fantastic location & lovely accommodation"
We had an excellent holiday staying at Pool Cottage. The great location means that you are right in the middle of all the action around the Mill Pond. Activities on your door step like crabbing, hir… More
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