- Property code: OSMITH
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Designated parking
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Short Breaks available
- May be suitable for those with mobility problems
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
- Ground floor accommodation
The Old Smithy is a comfortable cottage in the pretty village of South Pool, Devon backing onto a brook that bubbles down to South Pool creek on the beautiful Salcombe estuary. The picturesque village of South Pool has great character, is full of pretty cottages and the welcoming Millbrook Inn serves delicious food. There are fantastic sandy beaches at East Portlemouth, just 3 miles away and from there you can catch a passenger ferry across to the vibrant town of Salcombe, which is packed with traditional inns, restaurants serving locally caught seafood and interesting shops selling anything from curios to fashionable clothing. The pretty market town of Kingsbridge at the head of the estuary caters for all your holiday essentials and you can visit the historic naval port of Dartmouth, passing through Torcross with its nature reserve and three miles of shingle beach on the way.
Wrought iron gates to quarry-tiled porch and entrance into hallway. Large living room with local slate floor, two sofas and a log burner set in feature stone fireplace, TV with Freeview and DVD. Dining area with table and chairs to seat 6 and French doors opening onto the rear terrace. Fitted kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer. Serving hatch to the dining area. Two ground floor bedrooms, one double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and a twin bedroom with one 3ft and one 2ft 6in single beds. Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Stairs from lounge area up to a mezzanine seating area with sofa. Master bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom, bath with shower over, hand basin, WC, shaver point and heated towel rail.
A sunny terrace equipped with garden table and chairs and sunshade overlooking the brook and the wild meadow. This is a lovely suntrap and is ideal for summer barbecues.
One allocated space. Additional parking available in the village.
- Included: Bed linen, towels and electricity. Wi-Fi. (Free Wi-Fi also available in Millbrook Inn, 50 yards).
- Heating: Night store/convector heaters with electric heaters in the bedrooms.
- No Telephone. Mobile reception mixed.
- No smoking.
- Local Facilities: Beaches: Millbay and East Portlemouth beaches, 3 miles. Pub: In the village. Shop and delicious home bakery: In Frogmore, 1.5 miles. Well stocked shop/garage: At East Charleton, 3.5 miles. Kingsbridge: With all facilities, 6 miles.
A great property and efficient service ensured a wonderful holiday. Thank you.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the old smithy and would be very happy to use the property again. There was a very small lighting problem in the upatairs bathroom which was dealt with very promptly by Adam at H.O. and the owner. Could some additional reading lighting in the Sofa area, perhaps table lamps, be provided and maybe a Barbeque v
We had a great holiday, we hope to use you again in the very near future.