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Merlin

Malborough, Devon (Ref. 1070089)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Merlin was nice, clean, cheery accommodation which met our needs.”

    It was better equipped than most holiday lets which felt thoughtful. Some places you can’t visit the loo on arrival without unpacking soap but in Merlin there were supplies of kitchen cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, laundry capsules, toilet paper etc. There was also good WiFi & excellent tv provision, not just freeview. And a tv in the master bedroom. Which was nice. ...

    It was better equipped than most holiday lets which felt thoughtful. Some places you can’t visit the loo on arrival without unpacking soap but in Merlin there were supplies of kitchen cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, laundry capsules, toilet paper etc. There was also good WiFi & excellent tv provision, not just freeview. And a tv in the master bedroom. Which was nice. If you are happy to drive everywhere & do not mind your immediate surroundings I would recommend Merlin. If you don’t mind long walks you can access at least 3 beaches on foot. However, Malborough is not nice at all. The village centre is moderately pretty (nice, historic church), but tiny with no pavement & a constant stream of traffic making it hairy to walk through, especially with dog & kids. The location of Merlin is a massive built up council estate with so many parked cars it can be hard to get off the driveway. There are countryside views. The walk from Merlin to the village is an exercise in dodging dog poo. We love dogs but it felt like going back to a time when no one bothered picking up after their animals. Having said that, we had a wonderful time walking to Hope Cove (scenic countryside & coastal views), Salcombe (cycle path but next to a road so not such a nice walk but amazing destination) & Soar Mill Cove (pretty countryside walk with coastal views), all from Malborough. Only attempt these walks if you are keen, fit walkers & your kids are not too small or moany. You’re talking at least an hour each way for all of them. The South Hams is a stunning area we loved exploring.

    - Ms Wildin, August 2021

The property

Situated in the delightful village of Malborough, Devon lies Merlin, a quaint, single-storey terraced cottage boasting off-road parking and a pretty terrace with lovely views.

Ideal for friends and family alike, this property is the perfect base for exploring all Devon has to offer.

On arrival at the property, the kitchen welcomes you to cook up a storm for the group, hosting all the appliances you need for your self-catering requirements including a dishwasher and a handy washing machine to refresh your sandy clothes.

Moving through the property, the dining and living area is decorated with a bright white and blue décor which continues throughout the cottage for an airy nautical feel; here the dining table is the ideal spot to plan your day's adventures before moving into the sitting area of the room to relax in front of the Smart TV and snuggling up with your loved ones on the sofas.

Retire to the bedrooms in the evenings; the first bedroom is home to a king-size bed and includes a TV and DVD.

The second hosts two singles where you can get some rest before another day of action-packed excursions.

Guests will benefit from a shower/wet room, fitted with a walk-in shower with a hand rail, as well as a basin and WC.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace overlooking the vast extending views across the village and countryside.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, nearby eateries include the Old Inn Pub and restaurant, offering an everchanging menu produced from fresh local ingredients in a traditional pub setting.

For days out while staying at the property, why not visit Overbeck's, a museum with gardens just a short drive away where you can discover the 1900s house before taking a stroll through the delightful gardens.

While you are visiting this charming area of the country the beaches will be your next port of call; Salcombe North Sands is within a short drive or scenic walk, and by car you can also reach Mill Bay and discover its stunning sandy shores.

The coastlines are perfect for enjoying on foot, make your way to Salcombe to set off on the Bolt Head Walk, a 3 mile walk along part of the South West Coast Path.

There is a handy CO OP within walking distance of Merlin, supermarkets can be found in nearby Kingsbridge and Salcombe is a foodie's delight with it's many artisan bakeries and delicatessans.

Make Merlin your base for your next holiday to Devon.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, SmartTV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Terrace at front with furniture, gravelled parking area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles, beach 1.5 miles
  • Note: Though the property is all one level there are steps to the exterior

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location

MALBOROUGH

Salcombe 2 miles; Kingsbridge 4 miles.

The attractive village of Malborough boasts a multitude of thatched cottages, a village shop, two excellent country pubs and a thriving post office. It is located just 2 miles from the popular sailing resort of Salcombe, the southernmost town in the South Hams. Boasting a beautiful, scenic coastline, Salcombe is ideal for enjoying sailing, watersports, coastal walking or for simply soaking up the sunshine. Observe the plentiful wildlife in the area, visit several country houses and gardens close by or visit the lovely market town of Kingsbridge. Alternatively, explore the wide open spaces and rocky tors of Dartmoor, just 15 miles away. A perfect holiday location, with much to see and do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas