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Batson House is a spacious and beautifully presented holiday home within a few steps of the pretty tidal creek at Batson, and just a 15 minute (mostly level) walk into Salcombe. The three-storey Victorian house has been extensively renovated in recent years to provide a high standard of comfort for two-three families (or an extended family party), adult groups or those simply looking for a large holiday retreat in a mostly quiet and sought-after location on the edge of the town. The accommodation, presented over three floors with six good-sized double bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms (including two en suite) and tastefully furnished, well equipped living areas, is complimented by gardens to the front and rear, and parking for up to four cars.
LOCATION Overlooking the head of pretty Batson Creek, a mostly level walk of approximately 3/4 mile meanders via the banks of the tidal estuary into Island Street and onto Salcombe itself, with its beautiful sailing harbour, sandy beaches, narrow streets and stunning views.
ENTRANCE A flight of stone steps lead up to the front garden and to the canopied main entrance at the front of the house
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A good sized open-plan space on the ground floor has a large dining area with table and chairs, bookshelves with games, DVDs and books, and attractive bay window with desk and chair. Two high chairs are available. The modern kitchen has an extensive range of fitted units, breakfast bar, and is equipped with a four-ring halogen hob, integrated electric double oven and dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The adjacent UTILITY ROOM has a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and Belfast sink. There is room here also to hang/dry wetsuits etc. and a separate CLOAKROOM with w.c. and basin. Lovely oak stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom
SITTING ROOM The tastefully furnished and well equipped sitting area has two double sofas, armchair, oak tables and dresser, wood-burning stove with oak mantle, widescreen TV (with FreeSat), DVD player and bay window overlooking the front garden.
BEDROOMS Six in total, divided equally over the upper two levels. On the first floor is an en suite double bedroom with King-size wooden framed bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobes, drawers and TV. The en suite has a large shower cubicle, wash-hand basin, w.c., bidet and heated towel rail. The second room has a pine double bed with matching bedside tables, shelving and TV, and fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom, for children only, has bunk beds and drawers. At second floor level is a further en suite double bedroom, also with King-size wooden framed bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobes, drawers and TV. The en suite has a walk-in shower, wash-hand basin, w.c., and heated towel rail. In addition a twin bedroom has two wooden framed single beds, bedside units, fitted wardrobes, drawers and TV. The sixth bedroom is another for children only, with bunk beds and drawers. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are supplied.
BATH/SHOWER ROOMS In addition to the two en suites (above) there are two further family bath/shower rooms. On the first floor is a bathroom with bath, shower (over), wash-hand basin, w.c., and heated towel rail, whilst at second floor level is a shower room with large cubicle, wash-hand basin, w.c., and heated towel rail.
OUTSIDE To the front of the house is a small area of mostly lawned garden with wooden table and chairs seating up to twelve. There is also an extensive and enclosed sloping garden to the rear of the house (young children must be supervised at all times) as well as an area of patio with table, chairs and barbecue.
PARKING Off-road parking opposite the house (and across the narrow lane) for up to four cars
OTHER INFORMATION Mostly wooden flooring at the lower level with with carpet on stairs to top floor, landing and most bedrooms. The house is fully double-glazed and enjoys the benefits of oil-fired central heating and hot water. Wireless broadband internet available. Strictly no smoking, single sex groups or pets permitted. For reasons of comfort the house is limited to a maximum of eight adults in any party. As there is a flight of stone steps up to the garden/entrance from the parking area and adjacent lane this house may not be suitable for guests with access or mobility issues or for children if unsupervised.