Mon 7th Jan to 1st Feb 2019
400 yards from the wide, fine pebbly beach of Hallsands and the Coast Path, a totally transformed Victorian cottage tucked between two neighbours in the tiny hamlet of Bickerton - wonderfully tranquil and sheltered by flower-filled hedgerows, where migratory toads have their own road sign! This traditional cottage has just been renovated to provide smart, modern comfort, combined with a little bit of quirky 19th cent. character. At the back, a decked terrace (table/chairs) with lovely long views to the sea.Four steps up from the lane to stable doors into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob) with slate floor, woodburner and TV/DVD/Blu-ray. Door to stairs (stairgate) up to two bedrooms - a double, and a bunk room with standard size single beds. (TV/DVD) with stable doors to terrace; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Parking bay, 50 yards. A brilliant cottage for beach enthusiasts and walkers.
Hallsands: once a thriving fishing community, famously swept away one stormy night in 1917. Now a few dwellings and a gem of a sandy cove, right on the stunning Coast Path in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; 1 mile coastal walk to excellent pub at Beesands. Kingsbridge, 8 miles, Salcombe, 12.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x standard size bunks with stable doors to terrace. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Open plan sitting room with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
HALLSANDS Start Point 1.5 miles; Beesands 3 miles; East Portlemouth 5.5 miles; Kingsbridge 8 miles. Hallsands is a small village near Start Point, one of the most southerly points on Devon’s coastline, near Salcombe in the beautiful South Hams area. 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 quiet fishing village, with its dog-friendly, unspoilt beach, is situated next to the historic ‘old village’ of South Hallsands, just three miles from the popular Beesands Beach which has its own gastro pub and shop. 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. Much of the clifftop land has been acquired by the National Trust, a haven for bird watchers and walkers who take advantage of the South West Coast Path, peppered with perfect picnic spots. 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, less than a mile away. Hallsands 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: