- Property code: GWILO
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Set in six acres in a beautiful sheltered valley this ancient farmstead is now a small group of charming cottages that hug the side of a gentle slope that rambles down to the beautiful tidal creek of Goodshelter. Here you can wander through the apple orchard to the 800 ft private foreshore, row one of the dinghies provided round to South Pool to the pub (tides permitting!), barbecue by the old lime kiln on the foreshore and revel in the views of this dreamy stretch of water. The tiny hamlet of Goodshelter is on the edge of the Kingsbridge/ Salcombe estuary just a mile from East Portlemouth, the lovely beaches of Millbay and Sunny Cove and from there, a ferry ride to the popular town of Salcombe. The cottages are alongside a courtyard shared with the owner’s home, overlook an orchard that slopes down to the Creek and provide very comfortable, well-furnished and flexible accommodation. A Wayfarer sailing dinghy is available for use by the experienced as well as a couple of rowing dinghies, but entirely at guests' risk, (ask for details). Windfalls is an ideal spot and with access from both the ground and second floor may be suitable for those with limited mobility. With the addition of The Love Shack, accessed across the courtyard this property can accommodate up to 6 guests.
There is a shared laundry room accessed from the courtyard with chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board. The gravelled courtyard in front of the cottages is enclosed with a five-bar gate and provides ample parking. From here a pathway leads through the orchard to the creek.
Please Note: At spring high tides (which occur throughout the year) and for one hour either side of high water, it may be difficult crossing the fords on the tidal road that accesses the property. Tide Tables will be forwarded to guests with their travel directions.
From the courtyard door to tiled hallway with a large storage cupboard and a fine settle. Stairs up to the attractive open-plan living room with views to the creek across the courtyard. The sitting area has two armchairs, comfortable sofa (this converts to a 4ft 6in sofa-bed), satellite TV, telephone and circular dining table to seat 4. The kitchen area has electric hob and built-under oven, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and a breakfast bar with 4 stools. The bedroom has twin 3ft beds, a vanity unit and fitted cupboards and large double doors that open to a grassy area alongside the lane. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
The Love Shack-double bedroom- From the courtyard, door into tiled hallway with a wrought iron spiral staircase to the bedroom under a pitched ceiling with a 5ft double bed, large sofa, a desk and hanging wardrobe. Heating is provided by an oil filled radiator. The shower room is off the hallway on the ground floor with electric shower, basin with hot water dispenser and WC.
Windfalls has no garden, but a table and chairs have been put on top of the limekiln that overlooks the creek for guests’ use. It is short walk through the orchard, but definitely worth it when you get there.
- Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), WiFi, travel cot, high chair, heating (night storage) and electricity.
- Telephone: Provided, free UK calls only. Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Beach 1 mile. Shops and pubs in Salcombe by passenger ferry 1 mile. Pub at South Pool 2 miles. Pub at East Prawle and Seasonal village shop 3 miles. Ashbys garage, convenience and leisure store 3.5 miles. Stokeley Farm Shop 5.5 miles. Kingsbridge with all conveniences 7 miles.
- Pets: Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week.
we had a fantastic time, the views were amazing form the lime kiln, we will definitely be back! on a separate note, the people using appletree cottage used one of the rowing boats but left it out all week, my husband and I tried to move it after they had gone but it was too heavy, I didn't want you to think we had left it there, we used the wooden rowing boat. Thanks