50 yards up a little lane from the creek in South Pool, with stunning views of the estuary and the surrounding village, a wonderful, spacious, 1/3upside down’ house converted from two old barns. Large, enclosed, paved courtyard immediately outside with 5 steps (no handrail) down to sunken dining area (huge slate-topped table/benches, stone-built barbecue) for alfresco dining and evening sun. Beyond a five bar gate, an acre of sloping paddock overlooking the village, the bottom part of which is lawned with a play frame (Wendy house, slide, swings), brilliant for children to let off steam.Inside, attractively ‘own home’ with original art work and good quality furnishings. From the hall, spiral slate stairs up to kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, electric hob/double oven, larder fridge) with porthole window looking into the living room, French windows to balcony (table/chairs, views), cloakroom (loo) and door to lane. Huge, beamed living room (26' x 15') with open fire in raised hearth, TV/Sky/DVD/PVR and, at one end, glass box/window with splendid views over the creek. On this floor, step up to a generous-sized triple-aspect bedroom (6' zip-linked double or twin) with beams, en suite bathroom (suite with separate power-shower) and village and estuary views. On the ground floor, another large bedroom (6' zip-linked double or twin) with en suite shower-room (suite) and French windows to courtyard, and a double (5' wrought iron bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Large utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer) for dogs or drying wetsuits and beach stuff. From the living room, more spiral stairs down to small kitchenette (sink, small larder fridge) and folding doors to courtyard - a handy area for preparing trays with drinks and nibbles to be enjoyed outside. Also at this end of the house, a large twin with en suite shower-room (suite). A lovely spacious family house in a 'Swallows and Amazons'-type area, just a stroll from an excellent pub.
South Pool: picture-postcard village (award-winning good food pub, fine church) at the head of a creek (sailing/boating) off the Kingsbridge/Salcombe estuary. Sandy beaches, slipway, pontoon and moorings for your boat, and pedestrian ferry to Salcombe at East Portlemouth, 3 miles. Lannacombe (lovely sandy beach) 2 miles; Gara Rock (beautiful sandy beach, good restaurant), 3; Start Point (lighthouse, cliff walks, sea-bird watching), 3½; Kingsbridge, 5.
Four bedrooms: 1 x upstairs twin (can convert to super king double) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x downstairs twin with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double (can convert to twin) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Ground floor hall. Kitchenette. First floor kitchen with dining area and French windows. Sitting room with open fire.
South Pool The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of south Devon.