B27 - North Park
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Perched on the hill in Maidencombe, just off the A379 and ½ mile from the beach, a well-equipped detached bungalow close to the Coast Path and with outstanding views along the coast to Hope's Nose and inland towards Dartmoor. Well maintained, sloping, enclosed garden (tables/chairs, swing bench) with some steps and large, flat patio area.Ten steps up to porch into hall. Good-sized kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with gas Aga (available by arrangement), large pine table/chairs and the sea views. Comfortable, cosy living room with TV/DVD/video and gas coal-effect fire. Four bedrooms – the master double (5' bed) with dressing room and en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower); another double (5' bed) with French windows to the patio and sea views; a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin), and a single (2'6” bed) with external door (lockable). Family bathroom (suite plus bath-shower and separate shower). Back porch (washing machine) with door to garden (ideal for sandy boots). Pub, ½ mile. A comfortable house with time-wasting views in a great place for enjoying peace and relaxation as well as the bright lights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), 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
Torbay and the Red Cliffs: Napoleon declared Torquay “beau” when he saw it from the sea (true, he was a prisoner and there wasn't much of it then), and certainly it could be in the south of France when, in the sunshine, you look down from most of its seven hills on the expensive boats in its harbour/marina, windsurfers and water-skiers skimming its bay, and palm trees, very well-kept public lawns and flower beds and posh-looking hotels lining its seafront behind a sandy beach. People play bowls in white clothes. The exotic impression fades in its streets, but name a likely resort facility, sport or amusement and you can bet Torquay will have it, as well as some fine houses on its hills.
The three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham surround a very beautiful bay and make up the West Country's largest resort. Paignton, less glamorous-looking than Torquay, has red cliffs and sand and an excellent zoo. Brixham is the fishing port, with still attractive harbour and tiers of coloured houses around it. There are several sandy beaches, and boat trips across the bay and round Berry Head (lighthouse) to Dartmouth.
North of Torquay is a mainly cliff-coast to the boat-filled mouth of the long, broad river Teign estuary (Teignmouth). Above Teignmouth, its good golf course has wonderful views both inland to Dartmoor and out to sea. The best route to Exeter and places east is via it and the A380 – not the coast road which is mainly ribbon-developed, slow and dull. The most beautiful route of all is by the mainline railway (Brunel designed) which for much of the way between Newton Abbot and Exeter hugs the shore.
Maidencombe: rural hamlet (pub) with peaceful sandy cove beach (swimming, seasonal café, steep access) surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and rock pools, on the South West Coast Path, yet only 4 miles from Torquay (resort entertainment) and Teignmouth (small resort/port, sandy beaches, promenade).
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Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2014
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