"Driftwood," as featured on Channel 4's "A Place by the Sea," is a spacious modern detached home that overlooks Seaton Beach and the beautiful Seaton Valley. It stands in a prominent position, just a stone's throw from the beach and an ideal base to explore the miles of Cornish coast and countryside. To the west are the quaint fishing towns of Looe and Polperro and to the east, the spectacular Rame Peninsula.
The spacious open-plan top floor includes: a Danish woodburner; easy cleaning Amtico wood-effect flooring; a large dining-room table for eight and a fully fitted kitchen. Sliding doors lead to a full-width balcony where you can appreciate the stunning sea and valley views.
The middle floor hosts two double bedrooms with balconies, a twin bedroom, 2 ensuite shower rooms and a family bathroom. On the ground floor is another twin bedroom, shower room, utility room and large conservatory that leads to a private Mediterranean-styled garden with barbeque and seating in the summer - a place to relax after your day on the beach and watch the wild life. All bedrooms are spacious with wardrobes and storage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Seaton 100 m|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: Liskeard, St Germans|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is off-street parking for three cars on a private drive, wash-down facilities and a line for drying beach gear. Shoes etc. can be stored in the sheltered porch.
Changeover day is Saturday during 'peak' season but can be flexible in less busy times. Arrival after 3pm and departure by 10am. Duvets, pillows and bed linen are provided and we also provide towels. However, please ensure you bring your own beach towels.
It is said that Cornwall has its own micro-climate. It certainly is one of the warmest counties in the United Kingdom. There is so much to do for everyone: rugged coastlines to explore; sandy beaches to play on; historical places to visit and great local food and drink to enjoy.
The fishing village of LOOE not only lands some of the finest fish in the country, but also has a popular sandy beach and bustling harbour. Take a boat trip around LOOE ISLAND, try your hand at crabbing or enjoy some of the fine restaurants and cafes.
Further along the coast is TALLAND BAY, a picturesque Cornish bay with a delightful beach cafe that serves delicious homemade snacks and has kayaks to hire. TALLAND BAY is also a popular refuelling point for those walking the magnificent coast path from LOOE to POLPERRO.
The historic fishing village of POLPERRO is typically Cornish: narrow streets; small cottages; great pubs!
Heading east from Seaton on the breathtaking coast road, is the five mile stretch of beach called WHITSAND BAY which is a popular surfing destination and is also home to the award-winning restaurant 'The View', as featured on Channel 4's "Cornwall with Caroline Quentin". RAME HEAD is a tanalising hike away from WHITSAND, while further down the coast road is MOUNT EDGECOMBE estate with its gardens, tea rooms, walks and pedstrian ferry to PLYMOUTH.
Slightly further afield is the magical GOLITHA FALLS, windswept and mystical BODMIN MOOR, and the delightful town of FOWEY, which hosts the Daphne Du Maurier festival and annual Fowey Regatta. For those more adventurous, cycle along the CAMEL TRAIL to earn your fish and chips at Rick Stein's restaurant in PADSTOW.
And don't forget a day trip to the famous and educational EDEN PROJECT which is less than an hour's drive from Seaton.
Seaton is an ideal location for families and those who love exploring the great outdoors: body boarding; kayaking; canoeing; snorkling; walking; cycling; bird watching; fishing; kite flying. Family facilties include a children's playground, brand new personal training equipment and boule court.
Seaton not only has a family and dog friendly beach with cafe, places to eat, pub and shop, but is at the heart of the expansive wetlands and nature reserve of Seaton Country Park - a designated area of natural beauty. Follow the river for 2 miles up the winding valley, past ponds, woods and beauty spots and you'll find the welcoming Copley Arms pub at HESSENFORD
Alternatively you can walk along the rugged shoreline to DOWNDERRY where there is a well-stocked local store/post office, the Inn on the Shore pub and fine dining at the Blue Plate Restaurant, which is highly recommended.