About a mile from Sherford, along a little used, flower-filled, hedge-sheltered lane, is Stancombe Manor (mentioned in the Domesday Book) set in 21 acres of well-kept gardens (good for children and dogs to explore, picnic benches, barbecue area, fenced duck pond), shared indoor heated swimming pool (42' x 19' x 8'6" to 3'6" deep, available 8am to 8pm), sauna (small extra charge), tennis court, snooker room, games room (table tennis, pool table), cider orchards and woodland, pitch and putt, children’s play area, all for you to enjoy. In one of the handsome barns, now converted to accommodation, is this first-floor apartment with pretty garden/orchard views. Fourteen steep open tread steps (handrail) up to front door. Inside, fresh, light and contemporary with open-plan living/dining/kitchen (washing machine, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with TV/DVD and pull-down double bed; twin bedroom (linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath). A tranquil spot for chilling out, with excellent on-site facilities.
Sherford: sleepy hamlet of pretty cottages and scattered farms 3 miles inland from Slapton, the long fine pebble beach of Slapton Sands and the Coast Path. Kingsbridge, 5 miles. Dartmouth with one of the loveliest old town centres in Devon, and Salcombe, 9 miles.
All first floor, one level. 1 x twin bedroom (can convert to super king double) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Open plan living space with seating area, dining area, kitchen and fold-down double bed.
SHERFORD The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of south Devon. During the summer season there are river excursions to Salcombe to see the abundant wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which also forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast. Visitors can take a walk along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles, an Elizabethan market arcade. Around the South Hams area there are picturesque ports, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, together with sandy beaches at Blackpool Sands near Stoke Fleming and the two sandy beaches at Thurlestone. There are a host of small attractive villages in South Hams offering interesting pubs, local farm produce shops and pretty rows of cottages, plus further afield the waterfront city of Plymouth is a vibrant centre housing the National Marine Aquarium, historic Barbican Quay and plenty of nightlife, including theatres, restaurants and bars.
This property offers the following short breaks: