Fri 21st Sep to 28th Sep 2018
Underbecks is an exceptional detached house, brilliantly positioned on the hillside just above and overlooking South Sands' sandy beach and with sensational views upstream to Salcombe, a mile away, from its good-sized enclosed terrace (loungers, table/chairs, sheltered barbecue area). The South Sands Hotel (excellent cosy bar and New England-style restaurant overlooking the beach) is within easy walking distance. Boats can be hired locally. Less than ½ mile to Overbecks (Nat. Trust) with its fascinating and eccentric Victorian collection and beautiful gardens.Inside, Underbecks is spacious, full of light streaming in from many floor-to-ceiling windows and roof lights, decorated and furnished cleverly and comfortably, very stylish and modern.Steps (42) from the road down to the front door and into the large hall - where light streams down from roof windows on to two specially designed sails hanging on the side wall - and on to the large open-plan living room (TV/Sky/DVD/PVR) which draws you to the huge bay windows for the view. Off it, a double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate power-shower); and another double (5' bed) with double aspect view and en suite bathroom (suite with separate power-shower). Both these bedrooms have excellent views. At the back - no view - are a twin bedroom and separate bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a fine big twin bedroom (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate power-shower) and doors to decked balcony with sea glimpses. Stairs down from the hall to a large full-width-of-house open-plan room (49' long) with tiled floor. This comprises a second living room with floor-to-ceiling bay window leading to the terrace, a state-of-the-art home cinema including plasma screen, TV/DVD/Blu-ray/PVR/Sky High Definition, digital music library and surround sound, Wii, and dining room with atmospheric overhead mood lighting, which in turn leads to the beech kitchen with island divider (freezer, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, electric hob/double oven) - a fine room full of sunshine and light with great views towards Salcombe. Sliding doors in second living room and dining room open to the terrace. Washing machine and tumble drier in separate utility cupboard.At the back of the house on this floor is a bedroom decorated for children, with two sets of full-sized bunk beds and en suite shower-room (wet-room suite).
PC provided. Professional catering available. Damages Deposit £500. A wonderful place.
Salcombe: one of the most beautifully sited small towns in Britain, at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary, a yacht haven with creeks, sandy bays. Waterside pubs, nice shops. Boats to hire, fishing, superb Nat. Trust cliff walks/gardens; museum, tennis, outdoor swimming pool (in summer); pedestrian ferry to East Portlemouth (lovely beaches, The Venus Cafe and Takeaway). Thurlestone and Bigbury (golf), 6 and 8 miles.
Five bedrooms. Four ground floor bedrooms: 2 x king size double with en suite bathrooms with baths, separate showers, WCs and basins, 2 x twin (one links to super king double with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin and balcony). Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. 1 x lower ground floor children's room with two pairs of bunks and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. Ground floor hall. Sitting room. Lower ground floor sitting room with doors to terrace. Kitchen. Dining room with doors to terrace.
SALCOMBE Kingsbridge 7 miles; Dartmouth 21 miles; Plymouth 24 miles; Paignton 26 miles. Salcombe is a popular destination for walkers and families looking for a holiday by the sea and was once a major port. There are two pretty beaches within a short distance, North Sands and South Sands and further on is the National Trust property Overbeck’s where you can wander through the subtropical gardens. Why not have a more adventurous day and try out the watersports available on the estuary including surfing, kayaking or a more leisurely boat trip? Whilst staying in Salcombe you must take advantage of the locally sourced seafood which is served in many of the restaurants, pubs, cafés and delicatessens. The southern tip of Devon provides some spectacular scenery and picturesque vistas with a number of sandy beaches, lovely villages with thatched cottages and some fantastic opportunities for walking, including the South West Coast path.