… 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 and same views. Smart, stylish kitchen/dining room (two dishwashers, microwave, fridge-freezer, double-oven range-style 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).
From the living room, elegant curving stairs up to five bedrooms – a double (6' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite, bidet) and limited clothes-hanging space; a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with little balcony; a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with additional child's 5' long bed; one with two singles (limited clothes-hanging space); and a narrow room 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.