Off a quiet hedgerow lane on the edge of Woolston hamlet, a spacious ‘upside down’ cottage sympathetically converted from barns in a small row around the courtyard of this former farmstead.
Over three floors with split-level foundations, light from big windows, cool coastal colours, polished wood floors and comfortable furnishings make this a relaxed place to stay year-round.
Behind, a south-facing garden with steps up to suntrap deck (table/chairs, barbecue) and gently sloping lawn with fruit trees and gate (lockable) to side lane.
Path across shared courtyard to front door to hall (cupboard for coats/boots); two smart bedrooms - a double with en suite shower-room (suite), and a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite loo, both with window seats looking over small tiered Mediterranean-style courtyard; bathroom (suite plus hand-shower).
Open tread spiral stairs (stairgate) up to open-plan living/dining room with woodburner (logs provided), TV/DVD/PVR, high ceilings and huge glazed doors to garden; stylish kitchen (slimline dishwasher, small microwave, fridge-freezer, ceramic hob/electric oven) with glazed door to garden; utility cupboard (washing machine, tumble drier); loo.
More spiral stairs up to second floor and the huge master double bedroom (6' bed) with high ceilings, apex beams, Velux window and en suite bathroom (suite, ¾-size bath plus hand-shower, bidet).
Arrival after 4pm.
A relaxed and peaceful retreat after a day exploring and enjoying nearby beaches.
Woolston: tiny farming hamlet in lanes, 1½ miles from Malborough (shop, garage).
Salcombe and Kingsbridge, 3 miles.