LOCATION Set in an elevated position above South Sands, Oversteps House is located in an unrivalled position for a fabulous seaside break close to this beautiful Blue Flag awarded sandy cove. Just 100m or so from the beach, guests can enjoy a full range of water sports during the main season, including sailing tuition, sea kayaking and paddle-boarding, or simply spend lazy days building sandcastles, playing beach cricket or exploring rock pools. After all this activity you can relax at your private beach house (the Hobbit House), taking in the amazing views or sample expertly cooked local seafood at the nearby Beachside restaurant. A water ferry service runs from South Sands to Salcombe every 30 minutes throughout the season, but for those who prefer to walk, the picturesque town is a scenic 25-30 minute stroll away, with North Sands beach and The Winking Prawn restaurant conveniently situated for refreshments along the way!
VIEWS Incredible views over the beach and out to sea from main living and dining areas, balcony, some bedrooms and the Hobbit House, plus lovely views through and over woodland towards South Sands and the sea beyond from other areas of the property.
This luxury holiday property won Silver at the 2017 Devon Tourism Awards and Bronze at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017/2018, in the category ‘Self Catering Property of the Year’.
Originally constructed in 1901, this imposing three storey seaside holiday home has been renovated to the highest standards and is cleverly designed to be used as a spacious and luxurious eight-bedroomed house with seven bathrooms. As it can also be presented (by arrangement and at restricted periods only) as two delightful four bedroomed apartments, known as Peninsula and Penthouse, the property benefits from additional facilities including two well-equipped kitchen/dining areas and two separate living rooms, which offer space and flexibility for larger parties and extended family gatherings.
Entrance hallway with coat hanging space and shoe storage with stairway to the first floor above, and door through to the lower level accommodation.
SITTING ROOM This light and bright dual-aspect living space is very comfortably furnished with three double sofas, window seat, coffee table, wall-mounted flatscreen Smart TV (with Sky and Sky Sports), DVD player, and contemporary feature fire. A set of triple French doors lead out onto the terrace.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM The open plan accommodation extends into a stylish kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fitted with elegant white gloss units and silestone worktop, and a range of Neff equipment including induction hob, integrated electric oven, microwave and dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. A sleek dining table can seat up to eight, plus there are two bar stools. A further set of French doors open onto the terrace.
BEDROOMS Two steps lead down from the sitting room to a spacious en suite double bedroom (Paris), which has a Double bed, bedside units, hanging rail, TV, and glass breakfast table with four chairs. French doors open to the terrace. The stunning en suite shower room has large shower unit, vanity unit/wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point. The beautiful master en suite bedroom (Emilia) has a super-King size bed, matching bedside units, dressing table and stool, wardrobe and additional hanging rail, TV, as well as French doors and lovely views. Glass saloon doors divide the bedroom from a spacious en suite with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, vanity unit/wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point. A third double (Juliet) also has a super-King size bed, matching bedside units, dressing table and chair, small wardrobe, TV, and French doors leading to the terrace and decking. A small fourth bedroom (Hero), for younger children only, is fitted with cabin beds, dressing table and TV/DVD player.
BATH/SHOWER ROOMS In addition to the two en suites (above) is a further family bathroom at this level - adjacent to Hero and Juliet bedrooms - comprising bath, shower (over), vanity unit/wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point.
UTILITY ROOM A small (second) utility area has a washing machine and tumble dryer.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A very sunny and spacious kitchen is fitted with elegant white gloss units and silestone worktop, and a range of Neff equipment including induction hob, integrated electric oven, microwave and dishwasher, and fridge/freezer, separate drinks fridge, Nespresso coffee machine and iPod dock. Two sets of French doors open onto the balcony. A sleek dining table can be extended to seat up to 16. There are also four breakfast stools and a leather bench seat.
SITTING ROOM A very comfortably furnished dual aspect living room has fantastic views, three double leather sofas, window seat, oak coffee table, large rug, wall-mounted flatscreen Smart TV (with Sky and Sky Sports), DVD player, and contemporary feature fire. A set of French doors lead out onto the balcony furnished with wooden table and chairs.
BEDROOMS Three steps lead down from the sitting room to a double bedroom (Angelo), which has a King-size bed, bedside units, dressing table and stool, hanging rail and TV. A beautiful en suite bedroom at this level (Cassio) has a super-King size bed, matching bedside units, dressing table and stool, wardrobe and TV, as well as French doors out to a private balcony. The spacious en suite has a bath, shower (over), vanity unit/wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point.
BATH/SHOWER ROOMS In addition to the two en suites (above) is a family bathroom, also on the first floor, comprising bath, shower (over), vanity unit/wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point.
UTILITY ROOM A utility area has a washing machine and tumble dryer.
BEDROOMS A third double (Lucio) has a King size bed, matching bedside units, dressing table and stool, small wardrobe, TV, and magnificent views. Last, but not least, is the master suite (Romeo), fitted with a King size bed, matching bedside units, dressing table and stool, hanging rails, TV, as well as an open area with freestanding bath (and hand-held shower) and heated towel rail. The room opens out into a seating area with two armchairs and table, and picture 'Velux' windows with panoramic views. A separate cloakroom has a vanity unit/wash-hand basin, w.c., and shaver point.
SHOWER ROOM Adjacent to Lucio is a shower room with large shower unit, vanity unit/wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point.
OUTSIDE A large balcony at first floor level, with superb views over the beach and out to sea, runs the full length of the house, and has garden table seating up to eight comfortably. On the ground floor level is a large area of gravelled terrace extending out to wooden decking overlooking the beach and out to sea. A large wooden table with bench seating accommodates all guests comfortably. In addition two private pathways within the grounds provide direct access to South Sands beach (Please note that BBQ's and/or open fires are not permitted at Oversteps House).
THE HOBBIT HOUSE Located approximately half way down to the beach is a very special little beach house with toilet, sink, shower, small fridge, tea making facilities, day bed and outdoor furniture (including two sun-loungers) the perfect spot to watch the world go by...
PARKING Ample off-road parking for 4-6 cars (maximum of 2 cars permitted if Penthouse apartment is booked for a party of 8 or fewer).
OTHER INFORMATION All duvets, pillows, linen and towels are provided but guests will need to bring beach towels. REN toiletries provided in bathrooms. Mostly wooden flooring throughout, with carpet in the majority of bedrooms. An oil fired boiler supplies hot water and central heating. Wireless broadband internet available. Strictly no smoking permitted. Up to 2 small well-behaved dogs are welcome dependant on breed, and with owners consent at an additional cost of £10.00 per dog per day - with easy access to beaches and coastal walks there's plenty to keep your four-legged friend entertained. The owners of Oversteps House also provide a welcome pack for your pet including a dog bed, bowl, treats, poop bags and suggested walks. Baby friendly facilities available (2 x Highchairs and a Travel Cot)
REDUCED OCCUPANCY BOOKINGS In 'Early' and 'Low' season periods the 'Penthouse Apartment' is available at a reduced rate for parties of up to 8 people. Please contact our Salcombe office for further details.