… in Salcombe, on a private lane, within ¾ mile of the beaches and quay, an impressive, 19th cent. detached house built for the owners’ great grandfather by the fashionable architect, C. Harrison Townsend. It has glorious long views of the estuary and lush coast from all rooms except one. A large, enclosed garden surrounds it with paved parking at the front, and lawn/shrubs on two levels at the back.
Inside, every inch a lovely, comfortable, much appreciated home. The moment you step through the front door, the gorgeous view strikes you; an open hall (loo/washbasin) leads into comfort-designed living room with views down the garden and across the water and French windows opening to sunny terrace (table/chairs); second cosier living room with TV/Sky/DVD/video and same views. Smart, stylish kitchen/dining room (2 dishwashers, microwave, fridge-freezer, double-oven range cooker, larder fridge) with double butler sinks, beech worktops, TV/DVD and those views. From back door, 5 steps down to courtyard and outhouses (washing machine, tumble drier, larder fridge, smart wet-room/loo ideal for sandy people, wetsuit/surfboard storage).
Back in the living room, elegant curving stairs up to five bedrooms – three with 6’ double beds (two zip-linked, another with en suite shower-room suite plus bidet and limited clothes-hanging space, one with a little balcony, and one with additional 5’ long child’s bed); one with two single beds (limited clothes-hanging space); and a narrow bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (limited clothes-hanging space); two bathrooms (suites, one plus bath-shower, and one plus hand-shower).
Ready meals available. Damages Deposit £200. A stunningly beautiful spot.