Fri 4th Jan to 11th Jan 2019
In a wonderfully secluded, quiet spot in Salcombe, at the end of a no-through lane and high above the bustle and the beaches at North and South Sands, a large detached house surrounded by beautifully planted gardens. To one side, a sloping lawn with terrace (picnic table) and, to the front, another terrace with table/chairs. Magnificent coastal views towards Prawle Point and the mouth of the Salcombe estuary from most rooms, which are fabulously stylish with good furniture, muted tones, limed oak floors; all decorated with flair and an eye for detail. Hall, through to open-plan L-shaped living/dining/bespoke kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, American-style fridge-freezer, electric range-style cooker with induction hob) with woodburner, TV, large bay window for the sea views and French windows to the terrace and lawn beyond. Small office/snug. Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier). Small loo. Downstairs, off the living room, a double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and sea views. Upstairs, three more bedrooms, all with sea views - a large double (6' bed) with TV, en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and big windows; another double (5' bed) with TV, en suite shower-room (suite) and step down to sliding doors to balcony; and a twin. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath).Professional catering available. Arrival after 4pm. A lovely generous house and a wonderful space at any time of year to idle away hours with your nearest and dearest whilst watching the changing light on the sea, or to enjoy amazing walks, kayaking, paddleboarding, boat hire, surfing and all the other outdoor activities for which this area is famed.
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 Café and Takeaway). Thurlestone and Bigbury (golf), 6 and 8 miles.
Four bedrooms: 1 x super king double with TV and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x king size double with TV and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Ground floor hall. Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area, kitchen and French windows. Utility room. Ground floor WC with basin.
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.