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).. Apple Tree Cottage is welcoming, bright with vibrant colours and enjoys its own pretty garden. Windfalls is an ideal spot for two and with its level access is also suitable for disabled and wheelchair users. Between the two cottages and attached to Windfalls, although entirely separate, is what in family parlance has become known as The Love Shack! This little nest can be let with either of the other cottages but not on its own. This delightful set of cottages can be a haven for couples, a great spot for families or indeed a wonderful place for a large family celebration, all in the most idyllic position. 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.
?Fantastic location, loved Mill Bay, the walks and just pottering around the garden. Our 3-year-old had the time of his life. Thanks.?
?A lovely cosy cottage, wonderful trips down the river in the skiff and superb coastal walks and beaches.?
Apple Tree Cottage is a most attractive detached cottage with all rooms enjoying views across the orchard to the creek beyond.
Front door into bright, attractive living room with floor rugs, sofa, chairs, telephone, satellite TV/video, stereo CD/tape player, open fireplace, lots of books and dining table to seat 6. French doors open to a paved terrace overlooking the orchard. Glazed doors to a snug with a piano, books and lovely aspect through large patio doors to a paved terrace and garden. The fitted limed oak kitchen has a hatch to the living room, is well equipped with an electric hob, built-in double oven, microwave, dishwasher, integrated larder fridge and separate freezer. There is a downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC and a walk-in larder. Carpeted stairs to landing. Lovely double bedroom suite with a lobby area and large hanging cupboard, a 5ft double bed under a pitched pine ceiling and creek views. The en-suite bathroom is prettily tiled and has bath, shower over, basin and WC. Small single bedroom with vanity unit and fitted cupboards. Twin room (3ft beds) and fitted cupboard. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
The cottage enjoys a private, level garden, with a picnic table and paved terrace that extends around the side of the cottage.with barbecue.
The Love Shack
Windfalls or Apple Tree Cottage can be let combined with The Love Shack at an extra cost and availability permitting.
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. The shower room is off the hallway with shower, basin and WC.
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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.
East Portlemouth is a small pretty village set on a hill giving outstanding views to Kingsbridge and Dartmoor. Set in an area of outstanding beauty, it has one of the quieter sandy beaches of the area and is fantastic for families..even dogs are welcome all year round here. East Portlemouth has a number of small beaches. Fishermans Cove, Small Cove and Mill Bay. All have won Safe Bathing status and this is great for families of young children as you know the water is clean, shallow and safe for paddling. At low tide, you will find lots of shallow rock pools and you can pick up the Ferry to Salcombe from Fishermans beach. Well worth exploring is the trail form Ease Portlemouth to Prawle Point. Here you find a watch station, manned by volunteers and you can take in the magnificent views out to sea. This area is very popular with birdwatchers as many migratory species gather here. If you walk on to East Prawle then you can pick up refreshments at the village cafe or at the Pigs nose.