On a quiet country lane a mile from Stoke Gabriel village centre ( ¾ mile via waterside footpath) and next to historic Port Bridge, an 18th cent. attached stone-built cottage beside a babbling brook (unfenced) which forms one boundary, a peaceful and picturesque location shared with passing ducks and the occasional kingfisher. A large well-planted garden on several levels surrounds it, with waterside terrace (table/chairs), a lovely walled seating area (picnic bench, barbecue) and, on one of the raised lawns (steps up, care needed), a little summer house (chairs): lots of spots for all-day sun. Outbuilding with washing machine and loo. Steps up from parking area to gate and further path/steps down to front door. Flagstone-floored kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker, pantry), through to cosy living/dining room with woodburner, TV/DVD and window seat. Upstairs, looking over the brook, two bedrooms - a double, and a neat twin; shared clothes-hanging space in small dressing/cot room; bathroom (suite with separate shower). Interesting towns and beautiful coastline to explore close to this idyllic and peaceful location.
Stoke Gabriel: pretty and beautifully situated village (three pubs, PO, shops, restaurant, medieval church) sloping to a little quay (good crabbing) and creek (boats) off the River Dart estuary. Sandy beaches at Torbay, and Totnes (attractive old town on the Dart), each 4 miles. Brixham, good golf (Churston) and car ferry to Dartmouth (town), 5 miles. Nat. Trust Greenway and Coleton Fishacre, 5 and 8 miles.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin. Cot/dressing room. Ground floor kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove. WC in outbuilding.
STOKE GABRIEL Paignton 4.0 miles; Brixham 6.5 miles; Kingswear 8.9 miles Positioned alongside a picturesque creek of the River Dart in South Devon, Stoke Gabriel is a delightful unspoiled village, a firm favourite for many visitors who come for its beautiful tranquil riverside setting. You need not venture far from the village, with a village pub, children’s play park, an apple orchard, restaurants, tea rooms and local stores. The River Shack beach café provides refreshments on the quay, a popular spot for the local pastime ‘crabbing’. Ideally placed for exploring South Devon and the South Hams, with Kingswear, Dartmouth and Brixham all within easy reach and the magnificent Torbay beaches on the doorstep.