Located in East Portlemouth
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: No
Hillcrest is situated in the scenic village of East Portlemouth and enjoys magnificent panoramic views across the Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary - one of the most beautiful locations in the South West. Sleeping up to 6 people, Hillcrest is a spacious, semi-detached four bedroomed cottage. Patio doors to upper and lower balconies at the rear of the property offer charming views down the valley and the front of the property enjoys stunning estuary views. Hillcrest sits at the top of the headland, so enjoys great views with good access to the beaches of East Portlemouth and Millbay via the public footpath steps or a more gentle descent via the winding coastal road. Hillcrest has been a much-loved family holiday home for years. With the bustling holiday town of Salcombe just a 2 minute foot ferry ride across the estuary, Hillcrest is sure to be popular with families and friends looking to explore this wonderful area.
The village itself has a café, the fabulous Port Waterhouse, with pop up dining events and a bar open seasonally, and some fabulous sandy beaches along with direct access to the South West Coast Path. A very scenic 2 mile walk takes you to The Gara Rock Hotel, serving delicious food with some of the best scenery a restaurant could provide, plus a spa and cinema room. The bustling market town of Kingsbridge is a 25 minute drive away, with shops, pubs, eateries and a cinema and in the other direction along the picturesque coastal road is the historic Naval town of Dartmouth, again well serviced with amenities. This popular location along with this fantastic property has all the ingredients for an idyllic holiday come rain or shine.
Porch – Coat and boot storage. The hall leads into kitchen/diner/breakfast room with fridge freezer, slimline dishwasher, washer/dryer machine, microwave, filter coffee maker, electric double oven with hob, dining table and seating for 6. From the hall, family bathroom, WC, hand basin and bath with shower over. Lounge with open fire, TV and DVD player and two 2-seater sofas. Rear-facing sitting room with 3-seater sofa, 2 armchairs, patio doors with access to balcony and sun terrace.
From Lounge, stairs lead to 1st Floor: Bedroom 1 with 3 foot single bed, door with access to large upper balcony with view over the countryside to the estuary. Bedroom 2 with 4’6 double bed with estuary views. Bedroom 3 with 3 foot single bed with estuary views. Bedroom 4 with 4’6 double bed. 2 windows with both estuary and countryside views. Shower Room with power shower, WC and hand basin.
Balcony and sun terrace from rear-facing sitting room. Large balcony from Bedroom 1. To the rear of the house, there is a paved terrace and wooden picnic bench.
- Included: Bed linen and towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels) electricity and heating
- Wi-Fi connection.
- Mobile reception good.
- Local Facilities: Salcombe 1 mile via passenger ferry, (there can be a queue during summer high season). Beach 0.4 miles
- Port Waterhouse, bar open in peak holidays and pop up restaurant evenings Millbay beach 0.75 miles. Beach cafe and ferry 0.4 miles. Millbrook Inn gastro pub at South Pool 3 miles. Well known Pig’s Nose Pub, East Prawle just over 3 miles.
- Kingsbridge 9 miles. Selection of shops, cafes and restaurants in Salcombe via the ferry or water taxi
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.