- Property code: SKIPP
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Situated on the edge of the popular village of East Prawle at the southernmost tip of Devon. Skippers is an impressively spacious and comfortable holiday home just a stone's throw from the coast and a short distance from the sandy beaches of the Salcombe estuary. Formally a modern coastguard cottage it boasts a large living room with woodburner stove, five comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of parking which includes room for a boat trailer. East Prawle has a lively pub; the Pig's Nose, a cafe and shop and easy access to the South West Coastal Path that meanders along this dramatic coastline. From the sandy beaches at East Portlemouth you can catch the passenger ferry across the water to bustling Salcombe, where you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to shops, restaurants and traditional inns. This is a thriving boating centre with almost every type of watersport on offer from sailing to scuba diving, although sitting watching all this activity from the waterside Ferry Inn can be just as enjoyable as taking part. If you want to get out and explore, Torcross with its miles of shingle beach and Slapton Ley nature reserve are close by, the historic naval port of Dartmouth is well worth a visit, as is scenic Dartmoor.
“Skippers is perfect - very clean, extremely comfortable, cosy and warm. East Prawle was the perfect location to stay - fantastic coastal walks and within easy reach of some pretty places....Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. Dog will be glad to get home for a rest!”
Door from front porch into hallway. Cloakroom with hand basin and WC. Living room running the depth of the house with laminate wood flooring, sofa and two armchairs surrounding the woodburner stove with bean bags for occasional seating, TV with BT vision and DVD. Dining areawith table, chairs and bench to seat seven. Archway to kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Rear hallway extending into a small sunroom with coffee table and chairs. Utility room with freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and butler sink. Stairs from living room to first floor. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and fitted wardrobe. Single bedroom/snug with 3ft bed, sofa and TV/DVD. Family bathroom, bath with hand held shower, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaver point. Twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds and wardrobe. Single bedroom with 3ft bed and fitted wardrobe. Shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaver point. Single children’s bedroom with child’s 2ft 6in bed.
Door from sunroom to private enclosed rear garden with patio and garden picnic table and garden furniture.
Ample for 2/3 cars and room for a boat trailer.
- Included : Bed linen and towels, (guests to provide their own beach towels), travel cot, high chair, stairgate, electricity, oil central heating and an initial basket of logs, WiFi.
- Telephone for incoming, outgoing local and 999 calls, mobile reception poor.
- Pets: 2 dogs welcome. Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week.
- Local facilities: Beaches: Gara Rock approx a mile or 25 minutes' walk. Millbay 2 miles. Pigs Nose pub and Piglet cafe and shop (open March to end of October) 500 yards. Ferry to Salcombe 2 miles (there can be a queue during the summer high season). Kingsbridge 9 miles.
Overall the house was spacious and comfortable. The location was a little out of the way surrounded by many lanes, which meant car journey times were longer than we expected.
We very much enjoyed our stay, the property was lovely.
We had a great stay as usual, wonderful location and a perfect house to spend it in.
We loved the cottage and the area
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well-equipped, comfortable house. As we were taking two dogs with us on holiday, it was wonderful to find they were welcome as well. We were there for a walking holiday and the location of the house was ideal: we were able to do three walks from the door which meant we did not have to brave the surrounding narrow lanes every day.
The outside locks all need attention as locking front door became difficult The cottage decor was abit tired. Cooker could do with being updated, worked ok but door abit dodgy. I felt that the cleaning could do with abit more detail as I found lots of dust and debris under sofas when hoovering. Plastic basin in utility room needs to be replaced as leaking. Showers were brilliant. Although internet was slow it was useful.
Excellent weekend with lots of coastal walking close by. A great house, very welcoming and in a fantastic location. We enjoyed the quirky local pub and waking to the sounds of lambs and geese.
We thought the whole accommodation was superb. It had everything we needed including a few complimentary food items on our arrival which was nice. All the rooms felt comfortable for our stay.