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.
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.