In Salcombe, a large, detached family house on three levels, on a residential street 800 steep yards up from the waterfront, pubs, cafés and shops and with terrific long views of the estuary. Five minute walk to public outdoor heated swimming pool (May to September). In front, an enclosed, private courtyard (table/chairs, gas barbecue); at the back, a smallish lawned garden.
Inside, fresh, simple, unfussy decor, full of light from lots of windows. Open-plan hall and living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, fridge, gas hob/electric oven) with open fire, comfy seating for 8, TV/DVD, iPod dock and sliding doors to balcony (table/chairs), all with super estuary views. Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, through to shower-room (suite). Stairs (stairgate) down to three bedrooms – a double, a room with 3' bunks plus single (both with doors to garden), and a single; bathroom (suite with separate shower). From living area, stairs up to landing (TV/DVD/video, good area for toys/games) and two more bedrooms with great views – a roomy double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a very small single (limited clothes-hanging space). Corner shop, 200 yards. Best for family parties of maximum 6 adults. A good, convenient house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 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: 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.