SHERRIFFS – BANTHAM
Sherriffs, situated in the heart of the small village of Bantham, just a short walk to the delightful country pub, The Sloop Inn, a mosey up the hill to the local shop and café or a meander down to the famous Bantham beach, is an excellently located ground floor holiday home, perfect for families, friends, limited mobility guests and even pets to enjoy.
Off-road parking for 1 car is found outside the wooden garden gates. Through the front garden gates, a stoned path leads up to the wonderful sheltered wooden porch. To the right a strategically positioned utility room can be found equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer, guests need not worry about bringing wet clothing, wellies or soggy dogs indoors.
Upon entry to Sherriffs, a wide entrance hall welcomes you. To the left, a door leads into the bright and airy open plan living area. The classic galley kitchen is the perfect cooking space with the open-plan kitchen diner, keeping the social aspect alive. Fitted with gorgeous wooden countertops for preparation and serving, functional crockery, cookware and bakeware storage. Appliances available include an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, microwave and toaster.
Down a small step into the dining room, a lovely family table seating up to 6 guests stands. The vintage welsh dresser is a great feature decorated with white and blue china plus a wine rack to the side. Great light is brought through this spacious diner from the wide window overlooking the front garden, as well as the conservatory lounge, presenting a grand view of the rear garden and Avon Estuary in the distance.
Continuing with the open plan layout, the diner unfolds into the conservatory style lounge. This spacious and bright living area is perfect for relaxation right throughout the year. All window blinds, large sofas and cosy armchairs allow guests to settle in, flick on a film on the small TV and DVD-player or simply enjoy sounds of symphonies on the Bluetooth radio.
French doors open out to the perfect outdoor entertainment patio with seating for 8 guests. Whether it is al-fresco BBQ dining, sundowners and sunsets, stargazing or catching the occasional meteor showers, Sherriffs offers it all. A few steps lead down onto the well-maintained lawn garden. A beautiful tree-lined path leading to Bantham Quay is accessed from the rear garden.
Back indoors; two doors leading from the kitchen and dining room take you back into the entrance hall and towards the sleeping arrangements. The first bedroom closest to the front door is a great room for the children or grown-ups if so desired! Dressed with soft colours and a built-in library shelf, this room offers 3 single beds in the figuration of bunk beds and a single. The large bay window has been carefully designed with window seating and a draw for storage space.
Adjacent to the children’s room is a powder room fitted with a toilet and washbasin. The family bathroom is next-door. This bathroom is small but practical offering a bath with overhead shower, toilet and washbasin.
The second bedroom is a spacious one, accommodating up to two guests across the twin singles. A large chest of drawers presents perfect storage space during your stay. An interesting feature of this room is the Victorian bedroom washbasin and a separate en-suite shower.
The final bedroom is the master room. This king size bedroom with bedside tables offers a comfortable hideaway to the rear of the house. A glass door opens out onto the rear garden patio with a serene view of the river.
Why Sheriffs is so special to the owners – Liz and Roger
Roger first came down to Bantham as a young boy in 1952 and after many holidays over the years with family and friends they bought this property following an unexpected phone call from the then owner. They were given half an hour to decide whether they wanted to buy it! Three generations of family later they are still enjoying holiday life there (as much as the family of house-martins that nest at the rear of the property!)
Nothing compares to those few days in Bantham, when you arrive, take a deep breath and relax into the village. It’s timeless and unchanging. Everything revolves around the tide and the silence, and the wonderful night sky with no light pollution is just magical.