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Expansive sea & lighthouse views; beach 2 min; pool, tennis court; dvd/sky; wifi

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Hallsands - 4* Gold Award, Visit England

Sleeps 4. Luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on clifftop at Hallsands.

Five, Prospect House is a self-catering luxury apartment, sleeping four in two bedrooms. Situated in a unique and peaceful location on top of cliffs overlooking Start Bay, between Salcombe and Dartmouth. Purpose-supplied furnishings and contents for a prestige holiday let. Consistently furnished in a New England theme with high-quality products throughout. Awarded 4* Gold by Visit England, you are assured of a high quality, comfortable stay.

Children and babies are welcome (high chair, cot and steam steriliser provided).

Expansive views across the whole of Start Bay, from Start Point lighthouse to Mewstone Rock off Dartmouth, and probably the best wide view in Devon. Ideally situated between Salcombe and Dartmouth, with easy access to coastal walks, beaches, sailing, and surfing. There is a heated swimming pool (May-Sept only) and tennis court (all year).

An ideal location for a family holiday or a romantic break for two, Five offers a comfortable relaxed living space, with high-quality entertainment systems (Sky HD, DAB radio, iPod dock, two flatscreen tv's, wifi), that ever-changing view, yet within easy reach of local pubs, restaurants, and a huge variety of outdoor activities.

Beaches: There is a beach less than 2 minutes walk from the apartment, reached via a gently rising and falling path. The popular beaches of Lannacombe and the quieter but no less beautiful Mattescombe are less than five minutes by car, whilst Slapton Sands and Blackpool beach are less than fifteen minutes away, and there are dozens of other beaches, inlets and rias to explore nearby - Mill Bay as well as the usually more crowded North and South Sands beaches in Salcombe are recommended.This variety of locations allows you skim stones, build sandcastles, explore rock pools, swim either alone or with lifeguards around (in season), and you can usually find a sheltered location no matter what the wind direction.

Walking: The South Coast coastal path runs directly outside Prospect House, making it an ideal base for walking the cliff-tops and seashore. A forty minute walk talks you to the Start Point lighthouse, whilst less time in the other direction takes you past North Hallsands beach and brings you to The Cricket Inn, a pub serving excellent food at Slapton Sands. There is also a children's park and playground for them to run off any more energy, and the best seafood shack in Devon, with bring-your-own drinks and fresh catch of the day.

Local Towns: Salcombe and Dartmouth are the two main tourist towns nearby, both about 20 minutes by car, offering all amenities and activities. Kingsbride is the town closest by car, and there are numerous villages, most with highly agreeable pubs, spread over the area.

Ornithology/bird-watching: as well as the sea birds soaring on the up draughts along the cliff edge, Slapton Ley, very nearby, offers some excellent brackish water wetland bird-watching.

Horse-riding/mountain biking: as well as the local lanes, there is excellent riding on Dartmoor under an hour away.

Fishing: sea fishing trips go from Dartmouth and Salcombe, with some good river fishing in a variety of waters from Dartmoor southwards.

Astronomy: the coast offers some of the clearest skies in Britain, and, away from the flick of the lighthouse beam, there is no light pollution, so you get dramatic views of the stars and planets.

Recommended Pubs: The Cricket Inn is the closest pub, easily reachable by car or via a picturesque walk along the coast (25 minutes of undulating cliff-top path with great views and wild flowers: a torch for the return journey is recommended if it's after dusk). It serves a wide range of predominantly seafood-based dishes, good beer, and has a friendly atmosphere and staff.

The Pig's Nose, at East Prawle, is also close by, and is renowned for its friendly (and child-friendly) atmosphere, excellent events, and hearty food.

As a family, we have been sailing and holidaying in this area for many years, enjoying the friendliness of the locals, the fresh air, sea and beaches. We hope that you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Russell Beale
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2016
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Why Russell Beale chose South Hams

We first explored this coastline from the sea, sailing along it, and fell in love with it. With small children, sailing has diminished, and so when we found this with the great sea views, it was the place for us.

What makes this apartment unique

Winter walks on deserted beaches; summer sun and ice creams; freshest lobster on the planet; that view; tennis, swimming on site; mountain biking, walking, moors and wilderness all nearby. Great markets, interesting shops, and a local feel and culture all its own.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Expansive sea & lighthouse views; beach 2 min; pool, tennis court; dvd/sky; wifi
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Great views and history.

  • 5 of 5

The drive to the property is down some typical narrow country Devon lanes but if you take your time it's fine and the location is worth it. The house that the apartment is in is gorgeous. The apartment itself is very comfortable, light bright and airy. We experienced a strong wind while there but the apartment was well insulated so we could enjoy the sea waves from indoors. It's a great place for walkers as the coastal path is right on the doorstep. The history of Hallsands was well worth reading; interesting and moving. We got in contact with Russell (the owner) at the beginning and end of the holiday just to for information really and he replied very promptly. The nearby villages are all worth visiting. A really great place to take a relaxing break - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Stunning place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped flat in a truly stunning location with a very interesting history. Great place to stay to explore the local area. Fabulous pub within walking distance (you'll need to book during busy period) and a great pool (not too cold! Even I went in!) and tennis court so you don't have to venture out by car if you choose not to. A lovely pebble beach close to property which is very calm for swimming (beach shoes helpful for pebbles). A very much enjoyed holiday by all of the family. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed yourself. The lobster shack near the pub is also excellent. Hope we see you again.
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5

Spring break 2016

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property with every comfort for an enjoyable stay. Fantastic location .Lovely touch to arrive to a selection of goodies .Wine very nice .I find nothing negative to say about our stay .We saw dolphins and seals .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you enjoyed it, and liked the wine and suchlike. The flat does has such a wonderfully expansive view, and I think you're the first to see both dolphins and seals - sounds like a great week. Hope to see you again.
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A beautiful bijoux property in a stunning location that is equipped with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little place, spotlessly clean and exceptionally comfortable. Stunning views, out of this world sunset potential from the comfort of the lounge with a g&t in hand.

Prefect for couples and small families alike. Toddler friendly without losing any grown-up's only appeal.

The softest bedding and most comfortable bed we've slept in for a while. What a great find!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Comfortable apartment,great location!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this apartment for its location and were not disappointed although be warned that the approach roads are narrow. However,once there we didn't need to use the car with coastal walks available in both directions from in front of the house.

Well equipped, clean and comfortable with good quality furniture and fittings.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your time at 5 Prospect House. As you note, the South Coast footpath passes just in front of the house, so you can go out and left and head to Beesands (and the excellent Britannia@the Beach for fresh crab, fish and lobster, and the Cricket Inn for local beer, cider and good food), or to the right and to Start Point Lighthouse - both locations less than a mole away, but you can keep on walking if you want, as the south coast path meanders along from one bay to another, for a total of 630 miles..... The Devon roads are indeed narrow - we would advise people travelling here to allow an average speed of 30-40 mph along the lanes, as you may well have to pull into passing places to let people by. This is true all over Devon, however. It means that there are fast routes to about 25 miles from the flat, then Devon lanes from there. A satnav is useful if you want to explore the villages, or you can meander gently and enjoy getting lost!
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Wonderful apartment in a truly stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This a fantastic apartment with wonderful views. The decor is lovely and fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. In particular, the showers are wonderful - beautifully clean and very powerful.

The design of the whole development means that the apartment is lovely and warm. We barely needed the heating on at all.

The views are amazing- this really feels like the most beautiful place in England to us. The light, the sea, the history, the lighthouse and the whole atmosphere makes us feel privileged to be here. It really is a wonderful, relaxing place.

We find this a great place for walking, running, playing tennis, fishing and chilling out. We barely use our car- this is all part of the attraction. However if you want to use the car there are plenty of places within easy reach (if you don't mind the narrow Devon lanes)!

How could the property be improved? Well, it would be great to have a bit more information about how things worked (manuals etc). We found the heating controls challenging (it said there was an instruction booklet, but we searched high and low and couldn't find it). We also had issues with the coffee machine and gave up in the end (again no instructions).

The kitchen equipment is sufficient but we would have liked some short, tumbler style drinking glasses if we are being really picky.

In summary, great location, wonderful apartment and everything in place for feeling like you are in an English paradise. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne, Thanks for the comments - we're delighted you enjoyed it so much: I'm pleased it exerted its magic on you all too. Regarding how we can improve things: * manuals - there is a folder in the cupboard with the manuals for all the appliances etc. in the property, but we'll leave it somewhere more accessible next time. * heating controls - we have just upgraded the system and the new controller is much much simpler and clearer, and will be fitted in the next few weeks - I agree the old one was a pain to use. * coffee machine - sorry you had problems - I think for people used to such things it's a pretty straightforward one, but we will ensure the manual is more accessible in future. * tumbler-style glasses - we have small ones, suitable for whisky etc. in the cupboards, and larger ones for longer g&t's, but will get some mid-size ones put in too We are also in the process of creating an illustrated 'house book' with instructions for the key devices, and our notes on where to go and what do, to augment the guidebooks and reference books already in the flat, which, if you return, will address many of your comments too. With thanks for the detailed and useful feedback, Russell. ----//---//----//--- update: 5th April: new heating control system installed, much simpler to use; new glasses bought; manuals refreshed and left in more accessible location, on shelf on coffee table; coffee machine checked, manual left accessible.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Cricket Inn
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
North Hallsands
Car: recommended

Prospect House is located above the historic ruined village of Hallsands, perched right at the foot of the South coast, overlooking the channel to France. It is easily reached via the M5 and A38. It is roughly equidistant from the picturesque coastal towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe (approximately 20 minutes by car), with major centres like Plymouth, Exeter and Dartmoor within easy reach.

There is a beach less than 2 minutes walk from the apartment, reached via a gently rising and falling path. The popular beaches of Lannacombe and the quieter but no less beautiful Mattescombe are less than five minutes by car, whilst Slapton Sands and Blackpool beach are less than fifteen minutes away, and there are dozens of other beaches, inlets and rias to explore nearby - Mill Bay as well as the usually more crowded North and South Sands beaches in Salcombe are recommended.This variety of locations allows you skim stones, build sandcastles, explore rock pools, swim either alone or with lifeguards around (in season), and you can usually find a sheltered location no matter what the wind direction.

The South Coast coastal path runs directly outside Prospect House, making it an ideal base for walking the clifftops and seashore. A forty minute walk talks you to the Start Point lighthouse, whilst less time in the other direction brings you to The Cricket Inn, a pub serving excellent food at Slapton Sands.

Salcombe and Dartmouth are the two main tourist towns nearby, both about 20 minutes by car, offering all amenities and activities. Kingsbride is the town closest by car, and there are numerous villages, most with highly agreeable pubs, spread over the area.

The Cricket Inn is the closest pub, easily reachable by car or via a picturesque walk along the coast (25 minutes of undulating clifftop path with great views and wild flowers: a torch for the return journey is recommended if it's after dusk). It serves a wide range of predominantely seafood-based dishes, good beer, and has a friendly atmosphere and staff. The Pig's Nose, at East Prawle, is also close by, and is renowned for its friendly (and child-friendly) atmosphere, excellent events, and hearty food.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hallsands, South Hams

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
early
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£520
£1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£230
Fri,Sat
£860
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

For weekly rentals, the changeover day is a Saturday. Other days can be considered but may incur a surcharge.

Key codes and directions will be sent once payment has cleared.

There are 4 beds for adults in the proper - two babies/very young children in cots can also be accommodated, if you wish - though it's a squeeze to get the cots into the rooms, it is possible.

In low season only, the linen charge is separate and can be waived if you bring own bed linen and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hallsands in South Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , main bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , one cot provided - can fit into either room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bustling, historic towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth nearby. Market town of Kingsbridge not far, with Totnes as closest railway station. Many beaches, local walks, exceptional pubs with great local food and beers, superb seafood places. Dartmoor is within an hour, with horse riding, climbing, and remote walks.

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