1½ miles from Stoke Gabriel, a smart, stylish cottage, one of a row of four beautifully created from a Grade II listed cider barn. A little brook runs along the back and the cottages have pretty views over neighbouring orchards (apples, geese, chickens, pheasants); cider is still made and sold locally. Own neat gravelled garden at the front and small, private, partly covered, enclosed courtyard (table/chairs) at the back, ideal for outdoor dining with the sound of the brook over the wall. Inside, original beams and large circular stone pillars are complemented by fresh modern decor and oak floors downstairs. Hall (space for coats/boots, dogs); loo; spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric oven/gas hob) with TV/DVD, iPod dock and door to sheltered rear courtyard. Stairs (stairgates) up to three bedrooms (carpeted), all with pretty orchard views - a double with en suite shower-room (suite), a neat single, and a twin with antique brass beds; shower-room (suite). An immaculate cottage in a lovely rural spot a few minutes’ drive from beaches (2½ miles) and shops.
Stoke Gabriel: pretty and beautifully situated village (three pubs, PO, shops, restaurant, medieval church) sloping to a little quay (good crabbing) and creek (boats) off the River Dart estuary. Sandy beaches at Torbay, and Totnes (attractive old town on the Dart), each 4 miles. Brixham, good golf (Churston) and car ferry to Dartmouth (town), 5 miles. Nat. Trust Greenway and Coleton Fishacre, 5 and 8 miles.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. Ground floor WC with basin. Hall. Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen.
STOKE GABRIEL Paignton 4.0 miles; Brixham 6.5 miles; Kingswear 8.9 miles Positioned alongside a picturesque creek of the River Dart in South Devon, Stoke Gabriel is a delightful unspoiled village, a firm favourite for many visitors who come for its beautiful tranquil riverside setting. You need not venture far from the village, with a village pub, children’s play park, an apple orchard, restaurants, tea rooms and local stores. The River Shack beach café provides refreshments on the quay, a popular spot for the local pastime ‘crabbing’. Ideally placed for exploring South Devon and the South Hams, with Kingswear, Dartmouth and Brixham all within easy reach and the magnificent Torbay beaches on the doorstep.