½ mile from the centre of Salcombe and 500 yards (via footpath) from North Sands beach, on a sunny hillside, two comfortable and welcoming apartments (L129 and L185). The apartments have shared use of a communal sloping lawned garden and the ground-floor apartment also has its own private garden. Shared laundry room (coin-operated washing machine/tumble drier). A fabulous, fuss-free base in a beautiful part of the world. ... the ground-floor apartment has been beautifully refurbished: the owner's much loved bolt hole. Two flights of stone steps lead down from the private parking area to your large, south-facing suntrap terrace, steps to your own lawned area and steps up to private large elevated decked terrace area (table/chairs, barbecue) with fabulous views to Bolt Head and out to sea - a perfect spot for all-day lounging. Inside, kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, gas hob/electric oven) with slate floor and door to terrace. Spacious living room with high ceiling, leather corner sofa, TV/DVD and tri-folding doors across the width of the room that open to the terrace. Two bedrooms – a double (5' bed, washbasin) and, at the back, a large twin (zip-linkable to 6' double). Smart internal bathroom (suite, shower over bath). No children under 5.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Property is within 1 mile of a sandy beach|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2)|
|Access||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.