Near the centre of Strete, a large detached house with gravelled forecourt and big,mainly flat, grassy, enclosed garden at the back (small terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, gate to field and direct access to Coast Path). Stunning,180 degree sea views from all south-facing windows. Blackpool Sands, about 20 minute walk via lovely woods and Coast Path (no roads). Inside comfortable and spacious with original paintings and full of light. Hall, off which lobby (loo, good drying room), leading to dining room with big picture window with sea view; archway to smart, well-equipped kitchen with 8-burner hob/double ovens, two dishwashers, tumble drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, espresso machine. Utility room (two washing machines, two tumble driers, large larder fridge). Sun lounge with rattan furniture and door to garden. Living room with lovely views, TV/Sky/DVD, 'living flame' gas fire; through this room to large family room with TV/DVD, sliding doors to the garden.
Two staircases, one from dining room up to first floor and two double bedrooms, both with bay windows, views, one with 5' bed and two steps down to en suite luxurious bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand shower), the other with step down to en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath); smart shower-room (suite); further stairs up to second floor and an attic twin bedroom (sloping ceilings, loo) with the best view of all. Second staircase from the family room up to two more bedrooms - a double (5' bed) with views, and a twin (footboards); bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower). Sleeps maximum of 8 plus babies. Arrival after 4pm. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250. A really welcoming and generous coastal house for families at any time of year.
Strete: cliff-top village (good food pub, restaurant, PO/shop) ½ mile walk from a shingle beach. Coast Path walk to secret cove (¾ mile). Blackpool Sands (coarse sand, The Venus Café, Restaurant, Takeaway and Watersports), 1½ miles, and, a mile away, the magnificent crescent of Slapton Sands and Slapton Ley nature reserve (birdwatching, walks). Dartmouth (restaurants, cinema, river trips, steam railway), 5 miles.
Three levels. Five bedrooms. First floor: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin, 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, WC, basin, 1 x double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC, basin. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. Second floor: 1 x twin with WC. Ground floor WC with basin. Hall. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Sun lounge. Sitting room with gas fire. Family room.
STRETE Dartmouth 4.8 miles Strete is a village looking over Start Bay just south of Dartmouth. The hills and countryside that encircle the village to the west converge on the memorable coastline forming one of the most visually striking images in the South Hams. There is a post office and general store in the village along with a lovely church plus the well renowned Laughing Monk restaurant. There is a small community area where you can picnic and walk your dog with its wildlife section and notable views of Start Bay. A few short miles in either direction brings you to the magical crescent shaped family beach at Blackpool Sands and the three mile stretch of Slapton Sands. Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon.