Summer Cottage is a very comfortable and well presented detached stone cottage with off road parking and substantial mature gardens, retaining much of its original character and 16th century charm. Set in a delightful rural location on the outskirts of Salcombe, the two-storey accommodation has been tastefully refurbished and furnished in recent years to create a cosy and very well equipped holiday home, sleeping up to eight guests (maximum of 4 adults) in four bedrooms, plus a well behaved dog! The cottage is an equally delightful retreat for school holiday parties or couples looking for a quiet and comfortable base in an idyllic setting.
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LOCATION The cottage is the hamlet of Batson, just 5 minutes walk from the head of the creek and fifteen or so from the popular sailing town of Salcombe, from where you can explore art galleries, individual shops or enjoy fresh Salcombe crab and locally caught seafood at one of the many restaurants. The stunning estuary and local sandy beaches (mostly dog-friendly all year round) are easily accessible from the town via small passenger ferries.
VIEWS Wonderful country views from the cottage, terrace and upper garden areas.
ENTRANCE The main entrance leads into the sitting room whilst a side stable door from the terrace area opens directly into the kitchen.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A well-equipped and elegantly crafted Shaker-style kitchen has a good number of wall and base units, tiled flooring, and a range of appliances including an oil-fired Watson range cooker, multi-function microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer (in pantry). The dining area has a wooden table seating 6-8 guests. A door leads out to the rear terrace and decking areas.
SITTING ROOM A charming and cosy living area with original supporting beams, oak flooring and stone-faced Inglenook fireplace (with wood-burning stove) is tastefully furnished at one end with double sofa, armchairs, coffee table, TV with Freeview, DVD player, and music system. The back of the sitting room features a desk with chair, and two further bucket chairs in front of an open fire.
BEDROOMS Four in total, all on the first floor. The en suite master bedroom is furnished with a King size bed, bedside unit and lamp, wardrobe, dressing table and stool. The en suite bathroom has whitewashed floorboards and is fitted with a bath, shower (over), wash-hand basin, and w.c. The second bedroom has a wooden framed double bed, bedside units and wardrobe, whilst the third is a twin with two single beds. The fourth bedroom has full size bunk beds (both bedrooms 3 and 4 are strictly for children only). N.B. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels (excluding beach and tea towels) are provided.
BATHROOMS In addition to the en suite (above) is a further family bathroom on the first floor with whitewashed floorboards, bath, shower (over), wash-hand basin and w.c. On the ground floor there is a shower room with wash-hand basin and w.c.
OUTSIDE To the front and one side of the cottage is a small area of level lawn with mature shrubs and trees. To the other side is a substantial terrace area with large wooden table, chairs and bench seating. Wooden steps lead down to a lower level of mostly flat lawn, which then opens and extends down to a substantial area of garden and woodland (N.B. There is a pond at the very bottom of the garden, but outside the boundary of the property – young children and dogs should therefore be supervised at all times). There is also a separate STUDIO with TV, comfy sofa and table football, an ideal escape for teenagers - this area is available and included for all 'High' Season bookings, and on request at other times of the year for an additional £100.00 per week.
PARKING Off road parking for up to two cars
OTHER INFORMATION Wireless broadband internet available, and telephone for local and incoming calls (limited mobile coverage). Strictly no smoking but one small, well-behaved (and well-managed!) dog is welcome on the ground floor only. Oil fired central heating and hot water.