3 AVONSIDE – BANTHAM
This charming Victorian terraced villa has undoubtedly the most spectacular views of the Avon Estuary, Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island. Charm oozes from every corner of this quirky property with its relaxed, fresh and bright accommodation, providing laid back holiday living within walking distance of one of the finest beaches in the South West.
The front door leads straight into a spacious utility area, with ample space for wetsuit and surfboard storage. Children will be delighted by the bucket and spade corner, and numerous bats, balls and fishing nets. In fact, there is everything here you need to make your days at the beach with the kids a resounding success.
The dishwasher and large fridge freezer are also in this room along with a large shower room for rinsing the sand off your toes, a separate loo, washing machine, tumble dryer and butlers sink.
This leads neatly into a well-equipped kitchen with electric hob and oven. Plenty of space for preparing dinner and packing up the picnic.
Next door is a large sitting/dining room featuring a beautiful bay window overlooking the garden and beyond to the shimmering estuary complete with bobbing boats.
A well-stocked bookshelf, flat-screen television, video and DVD recorder, Wi-Fi and cosy open fire make this room perfect for relaxing with a good book.
A dining table sits at the far end of the room great for family gatherings while you plan the day ahead.
The spacious first floor main bedroom has a comfortable king-size bed, two fitted wardrobes and a chest of drawers. Two chairs sit side by side in the bay window, perfect for gazing out over the water.
The second bedroom has two single beds (Which can be separated or pushed up together.) Ample storage with a double fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers but what makes this room extra special is the secret room! The loveliest, tiny bedroom perfect for a small child. With a single bed – A secret hideout for a little one, a bit of independence but not too far away from big brothers or sisters!
The family bathroom is also on this floor, light and airy with a loo, washbasin and bath with shower over
On the top floor is a large, light triple bedroom with a kingsize bed and a small single bed. Light and airy with two skylights, one overlooking the South Hams Valley, the other looking over towards Burgh Island. There are storage cupboards and a small chest of drawers
To the rear of the property is a well-maintained garden with a lush, green lawn. A patio complete with table and chairs, for alfresco dining and watching the spectacular sunsets.
This really is the easiest most relaxed holiday home that you won’t want to leave!
Parking Space for two cars directly outside the property.
Things to do
Beautiful Bantham beach is lovingly described as a tiny jewel along this stretch of stunning coastline. The sapphire blue sea and golden sands make this an unforgettable holiday destination. The waves attract surfers from all around the world but if you prefer a more relaxing stint on the water, Bantham Surf Academy will helpfully provide you with paddleboards, kayaks, wetsuits and all the information you need. Instructors are available to take you out in groups or one-one sessions if you fancy some extra tuition.
Just minutes from here is the pretty harbour, where you can while away the hours crabbing, sailing or just watching the boats go by.
The Gastrobuses are a regular summer feature on the beach. Gourmet burgers, Devon ice-cream and amazing sandwiches are readily available all through the summer. Throw in some regular pizza nights with some live music and you’ve got yourself the perfect evening.
If walking is more your thing, The South West Coast Path runs right past Bantham – A ferry is available to take you across the River Avon (Not available all year round) and nature lovers may just glimpse Kingfishers, Housemartins and Guillemots in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Look towards the shoreline and occasionally they’ll be a shy seal or even a playful dolphin among the rocks.
The village itself is host to a fantastic pub/restaurant – The Sloop Inn. Here you can find delicious freshly cooked meals, an ever-changing selection of creative daily specials using some of the freshest fish, meat and game and the finest local produce Devon has to offer. Head up to the village shop which stocks a great range of groceries, newspapers, freshly baked bread and pastries, as well as all your holiday essential including wetsuits, bodyboards and buckets & spades. Its beautiful terrace cafe produces a spectacular Devon Cream Tea which you can sample whilst overlooking the estuary and debating the age-old question; Jam or Cream first?
Out and About
If you want to venture further afield, Kingsbridge and Salcombe are only a few miles away and the historic Tudor town of Totnes just slightly further.
Woodlands Adventure Theme Park, South Devon Chilli Farm, Living Coasts and Kent’s Cavern are all nearby days out, particularly good for little ones. And if you fancy a change from the coast, you can head inland to stunning Dartmoor National Park with it’s magnificent Tors and wild ponies, only a short drive away.