A comfortably furnished cosy cottage in the heart of East Portlemouth Village, set high above the Estuary opposite Salcombe, with superb views. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideal for sailors, walkers, birdwatchers and families. The excellent Mill Bay and Gara Rock beaches are nearby. Unspoilt countryside and coast, with access by pedestrian ferry to Salcombe. Sleeps 6 ( 5 adults max ).
Guests must bring their own standard size bedsheets, duvet covers, pillow covers and towels
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Next to the pedestrian ferry. 350 m|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Totnes 37 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Near the Southernmost point of Devon, East Portlemouth was once a busy port and shipbuilding centre, building five ships which helped to carry the English army to France in 1346 for the Battle of Crecy. Later, clipper schooners were built here to carry fruit to England from the West Indies and the Azores. Until about 1885, Primrose Cottage and the adjacent cottage were a pub, the Exeter Inn. The Village shrank in Victorian times, when the local landowner demolished a large no of homes, claiming that the villagers refused to work on his land ( for the little money offered ) and that they were only interested in fishing, smuggling and drinking. Pillaging from wrecked ships was also a popular local pastime. A number of ships were wrecked on this coast and the Village Churchyard is said to contain the bodies of many mariners.
Apart from sailing, swimming, birdwatching and walking, there are many wet weather activities, details of which are in the Cottage and at the information centres in Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Totnes is worth a visit, particularly on market days, and also Dartmouth. There are National Trust properties at Overbecks nr Salcombe, and at Coleton Fishacre and Greenway ( Agatha Christie's home ) nr Dartmouth. An excellent beach restaurant for families is the Winking Prawn, on the South side of Salcombe, while there are many pubs with reasonably priced food. The popular Start Bay Inn is excellent for fish and chips, but get there early.