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Lower Widdicombe Farm Beesands South Hams | 7 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3429 | Sleeps 14
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Lower Widdicombe Farm 7 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | WiFi | Games Room | Beach 800m | | Sleeps 14
Lower Widdicombe Farm is a working farm at the end of ½ mile of private drive, surrounded by its own 280 acres of verdant farmland. It’s a mile inland from the sea, between the coastal villages of Torcross and Beesands (2 road miles from each). Footpaths crisscross the land, leading to the Coast Path and the shingle beach at Beesands (½ mile).
Down 3 steps, smart shower-room (suite) and, at the other end of the landing, beautiful bathroom (suite with separate shower).
The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.
Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton’s long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth’s beach and Salcombe’s location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don’t need to be brash; Bigbury’s huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.
Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area’s heart; Plymouth – the West Country’s biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area’s edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.
Beesands: tiny village (good pub, fish restaurant) beside the beach (coarse sand/pebbles) and on the Coast Path, looking straight out to sea and across Start Bay to Start Point and its lighthouse. Locally caught fish for sale; excellent farm shop at Stokenham, 2 miles. Kingsbridge and East Portlemouth (foot ferry to Salcombe), 6 miles. A remarkably unspoilt farming area with beautiful, little built-on, coast.
Dogs permitted in kitchen and boot room only