About ¾ mile from the centre/waterfront of Salcombe, high on the cliffs above South Sands (cove beach), with spectacular views over the estuary to East Portlemouth, out to sea (dolphins sometimes) and along the coast to Gara Rock and Prawle Point, a beautifully positioned, south-facing, detached, split-level house (c1990), the last house at the end of a private lane, only woodland beyond. Double garage.
Lilleby is set in about 2 acres of landscaped garden (barbecue) with mature trees, gravel paths winding down through terraces to woodlands (pines and hardwood) and then a gate to a footpath down to South Sands.
Wide tiled hall with high vaulted ceiling and French windows to large balcony with wonderful views. Elegant, 30', beautifully furnished drawing room decorated in creams, yellows and blues with wood floor, marble fireplace ('coal effect' Jetmaster gas fire), sumptuous curtains and light streaming in, TV/Sky/DVD, door to balcony. Dining room. Conservatory with wood floor, cane furniture, TV and time-wasting views, from which archway into beautifully fitted kitchen with Corian work surfaces, wood floor, pine table/chairs, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, cooker with ceramic hob, double oven, TV. Lobby (loo). Door to garage (fridge-freezer). Good-sized twin bedroom (front garden view).
Stairs down to four more bedrooms (all with door to lower balcony) – the super master double (5' bed) with large en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate double power-shower, two washbasins); a double with en suite shower-room (suite with power-shower, double shower tray); a twin; and another double; large bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier). Outside, an annexe with one large bedroom/snug with twin beds and shower-room (suite) - less luxurious, but ideal for teenagers. Small children should be supervised in the steep, terraced garden. Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £500. A fantastic, peaceful place and the view is exceptional.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Property is within 1 mile of a sandy beach|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair available|
|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 5 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.