Lower Widdicombe Farm is a working farm at the end of ½ mile of private drive, surrounded by its own 280 acres of verdant farmland. It’s a mile inland from the sea, between the coastal villages of Torcross and Beesands (2 road miles from each). Footpaths crisscross the land, leading to the Coast Path and the shingle beach, pub and café at Beesands (½ mile). The drive sweeps down past old farm buildings to a large courtyard, open garage and this 19th cent. former farmhouse. The house, with sea glimpses from all front-facing windows, has been brought bang-up-to-date with careful and thoughtful renovation and furnished with flair to create a unique, stylish and spacious home. To the front of the house, a south-facing terrace (picnic tables) with seaward views over rolling farmland, perfect for sundowners. Steps lead to a rough sloping lawn beyond for running free and ball kicking. Front door to slate-floored hall. Cosy, peaceful living room (woodburner) with seating for 8 and TV/DVD. At the heart of the house, generous farmhouse kitchen/dining room with French windows to the terrace: to one end, a bespoke oak table/benches, woodburner and snuggle chairs and, at the other, a beautiful hand-built kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, electric range oven/induction hob, drinks fridge, double sink). Behind the kitchen, a large, bright boot room (fridge-freezer, original well) with stable doors and original slate floor, the place to ditch walking boots, coats and soggy dogs. Up 14 stone steps, large games room (table tennis, table football, TV/DVD) with sofas. Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier); cloakroom (loo). Downstairs smart double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite). Stairs up to first-floor and five more bedrooms (Vispring beds) and four bath or shower-rooms:- Double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite) - Double (5' bed) with window seat and en suite shower-room (suite)- Twin with window seats - Twin with window seats - Room with two singles and window seatDown 3 steps, smart shower-room (suite) and, at the other end of the landing, beautiful bathroom (suite with separate shower). Second flight of steep stairs (rope rail) down to the kitchen/dining room. From the landing, more stairs up to a loft double bedroom (5' bed) under the eaves with Velux windows and views, plus neat shower-room (suite). Professional catering available. Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £750. Dogs permitted in kitchen and boot room only. A fabulous house in a great spot for exploring the beautiful South Hams coast and kicking back with your nearest and dearest or for get-togethers and celebrations at any time of year.
Beesands: tiny village (good pub, fish restaurant) beside the beach (coarse sand/pebbles)
and on the Coast Path, looking straight out to sea and across Start Bay
to Start Point and its lighthouse. Locally caught fish for sale;
excellent farm shop at Stokenham, 2 miles. Kingsbridge
and East Portlemouth (foot ferry to Salcombe), 6 miles. A remarkably unspoilt farming area with beautiful,
little built-on, coast.
Three levels. Seven bedrooms. Second floor: 1 x king size double. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. First floor: 2 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower WC and basin, 3 x twin. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin. Ground floor: 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin. Ground floor WC with basin. Hall. Sitting room with seating for 8 and wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area and wood burning stove. Boot room. Games room up 14 steps.
BEESANDS Hallsands 3 miles; Kingsbridge 8 miles; Dartmouth 12 miles; Salcombe 13 miles; Totnes 16 miles. The small fishing village of Beesands is situated within the South Hams area of Devon, within reach of the towns of Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Beesands has a Blue Flag, mile-long shingle beach, a village green, a beach shop and café, a fishing tackle shop, the award-winning Cricket Inn and a large freshwater lake, known as Widdecombe Ley, from where a variety of bird and wildlife can be seen. Close by is the small village of Hallsands, which has a dog-friendly, unspoilt beach, and linking both villages is the National Trust’s South West Coast Path. The sheltered South Hams Peninsula is in 'deepest Devon', a pastoral landscape of flowering hedgerows and ancient sunken lanes, carved into by the richly wooded Avon and Dart Valleys. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is decorated with white, pink and ochre thatched cottages, picturesque fishing ports such as Dartmouth, and is renowned for its stunning coastline, popular with yachting enthusiasts. Nearby, uncover the beauty of Blackpool Sands and Torcross, a historic site where the Normandy landings were practiced; explore the nature reserve at Slapton Ley, and stroll along Slapton Beach, feeling the soft sand between your toes. Park at East Portlemouth and catch the ferry across to the beautiful seaside town of Salcombe with its renowned estuary, or visit the Start Point Lighthouse, which is a few miles away. Beesands is a wonderful base for uncovering the unspoilt beauty of Devon and the South Hams, all year round.
This property offers the following short breaks: