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Gara Rock - Garden Cottage 5

Gara Rock, East Portlemouth, Devon (Ref. 978715)

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  • Bedrooms

    3

  • Bathrooms

    4

  • Pets

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The Property

1½ miles from East Portlemouth, eastwards along the coast, is Gara Rock, an utterly unique and spectacularly sited new development of 12 apartments and 5 cottages along with an excellent restaurant, all with fabulous, panoramic views seaward and towards the wild and rugged headlands of Prawle Point and beyond Salcombe Estuary to Bolt Tail. Once the dramatic site was home to a coastguard's station; the thatched lookout hut remains. Now it is a place to relax and rejuvenate, hunker down and watch the ebb and flow of the tides rather than the clock. It's a wild and remote spot, but also romantic and special - the sort of magical place that generations return to year after year. It is in a brilliant position for exploring the South West Coast Path that runs immediately below the development and hugs the coastline to the west, passing accessible coves en route to East Portlemouth (and the ferry to Salcombe and beyond), and eastwards towards East Prawle and Start Point. A footpath (steep in places) winds down the 550 yards from Gara Rock to unspoilt Rickham Cove (sandy, rock pools). The apartments and cottages have exclusive year-round use of the indoor swimming pool (kidney shape, 31' x 17' x 4'6', available 8am to 8pm), jacuzzi, and sauna and steam room (available 12pm to 6pm). From the end of May until the end of September (8am to 8pm) there is also exclusive use of the outdoor swimming pool (50' x 14'6' x up to 4' deep) with changing rooms, showers and sunbathing terrace with loungers. The surrounding landscaped gardens are enclosed and carefully planted and there are lovely spots for sitting, relaxing and admiring the view. The contemporary restaurant (gararock.com/restaurant) for informal dining offers delicious meals and has a glazed wall for watching the view, plus terrace for outdoor dining, taking full advantage of the breathtaking views from its cliff-top position. The accommodation is set beyond the restaurant and within the enclosed grounds. Each apartment and cottage has sensational sea views; some have small balconies, others their own terraces overlooking the coastline. Inside, they are individual and finished to a high standard with well-equipped kitchens and smart bath or shower rooms. There are steps down from the car park. Damages Deposit £200. Cottage 5: Arranged over three floors at the end of the row of five cottages, with a small terrace looking over the gardens and outdoor swimming pool to Decklar's Cliff. French windows into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, TV/DVD) with sea views; twin bedroom with en suite shower-room (suite). Stairs (stairgates) up to a double bedroom (5' bed) with bed on a mezzanine over a sitting room and en suite shower-room (fabulous coastal views); single bedroom; bathroom (suite, shower over bath); washer-drier in cupboard; door to steps to parking area.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with en suite with shower, basin and WC, 1 x single (on mezzanine floor). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, shower room, cloakroom with WC and basin. Open-plan living areas with sitting, dining and kitchen areas.

Amenities

  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer microwave, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony off master bedroom and balcony off lounge/diner, as well as a private sun terrace and access to communal gardens
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are 1 mile away if travelling by passenger ferry to Salcombe
  • Note: Guests have exclusive, all-year-round access to indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
  • From the end of May to the end of September guests also have access to the outdoor swimming pool with changing rooms, showers and sunbathing terrace with loungers
  • There is also a spa (treatments extra) available from 19th October 2018 and cinema room which is accessible by all guests
  • Note: The Gara Rock Hotel offers a contemporary restaurant for informal dining
  • Note : Due to on going upgrades to the development please see the notes at the bottom of this web page for further information.

Regional Information

EAST PORTLEMOUTH South Pool 3 miles; Kingsbridge 8; Salcombe 1 mile (by passenger ferry) 15.8 miles (by car). East Portlemouth is a tranquil village nestled on the southern edge of the Kingsbridge Estuary in the South Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The small number of properties that make up this settlement are scattered on the hillside and around the cliff, with part of the village once being home to Coastguards employed during the nineteenth century to prevent any smuggling on this section of the South West Coast Path.
Nowadays the village offers a little cafe (open only on dry days) and a number of tiny peaceful beaches - Fisherman's Cove, Smalls Cove and Mill Bay - all of which have been awarded Safe Bathing status.
Further inland situated creekside, is the pretty village of South Pool with its delightful pub, the Millbrook Inn. A haven for food-lovers, this establishment serves a heady combination of fresh English ingredients with traditional Galic cooking.
Just across the estuary is the popular resort of Salcombe with its charming independent boutiques and plentiful selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, which can be reached easily by a five minute pedestrian ferry ride. Further down the coast are the historic town of Dartmouth with its Castle and the bustling city of Plymouth with its museums, aquarium, theatres, shopping and the Barbican.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Please Note: The prices shown from 10th September 2018 to 14th February 2019 have been discounted by 20% due to the ongoing visual disruption of scaffolding and the possibility of contractors on site as finishes touches are still being put in place in certain areas. We have been assured by the developers that the work will be quiet and unobtrusive. If you have further enquiries please contact our travel experts.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.