Rickham Farm is the principle residence of a 500 acre farm, built in the late 1800's. It has been modernised to a good standard in recent years, and is situated in a truly spectacular position overlooking the unspoilt coastline close to the mouth of the Salcombe estuary. Rickham is a spacious and well appointed house situated on the South West Coast Path, and is an ideal base for walking breaks in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A short walk takes you to the sandy beaches of Rickham Sands and Millbay and the passenger ferry to Salcombe - ideal for bucket and spade family holidays. The Gara Rock Restaurant with its stunning views is within easy walking distance, and the characterful Pigs Nose pub a short drive.
LOCATION The house is set in the tiny hamlet of Rickham half a mile from the village of East Portlemouth, offering excellent access to the coast and the Salcombe estuary. The sandy beaches of Millbay and Rickham, and the South West Coast Path are within walking distance whilst a regular foot ferry and water taxi service runs across to Salcombe itself throughout the year. The Start Bay coastline and Slapton Ley nature reserve are within a 15 minute drive, whilst the naval town of Dartmouth is only 10 miles away.
ENTRANCE The rear entrance (from driveway) leads into a large..
UTILITY/BOOT ROOM with units, sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to garden and terrace.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A spacious open plan kitchen and breakfast room with fitted units, dresser, 4 oven Aga, electric oven and halogen hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and fridge. Pine breakfast table and chairs.
DINING ROOM Off the kitchen is a large dining room with lovely views across the garden from the bay window. Dining table and chairs.
SITTING ROOM Also on the ground floor is a comfortable sitting room with two large three seater sofas, chairs, feature fireplace with wood burning stove (logs supplied), flat screen TV with Freeview, and DVD player. Lovely country views from bay window towards Salcombe.
STUDY A further reception room with broadband router, desk and chair. Views over garden.
BEDROOMS Five in total, all on the first floor. The main bedroom has a super king size (6') wooden framed bed, bedside units, wardrobe, drawers and stunning views across the neighbouring countryside. En suite bathroom with bath, shower (over), basin and w.c. A further spacious double room also has lovely views, with double bed, bedside units, wardrobe, drawers and wash hand basin. A third smaller double room, also with country views, has pine double bed and bedside units and drawers.Two twin rooms, one with two single beds, a fitted wardrobe and shelves, and a second twin room with two single beds, drawers and fitted wardrobe. N.B. All duvets, pillows, bed linen, hand, bath and tea towels are supplied. Tenants will need to bring own beach towels.
BABY FRIENDLY FACILITIES: Highchair and cot available.
BATHROOMS In addition to the en suite (above) is a family bath/shower room on the first floor with bath, hand-held shower (over), basin, w.c. and separate shower cubicle. There is also a downstairs toilet with wash hand basin.
OUTSIDE Very spacious gardens to the front and side of the house with good sized areas of lawn and a number of terraces with garden furniture. The house sits in 480 acres of farmland with coastal path and other walks close by.
GAMES ROOM A cellar below the house is set up for children with a table tennis table, other games, equipment etc.
PARKING For several cars on gravelled drive to the front and rear of the house.
OTHER INFORMATION: The property enjoys the benefits of double glazing and oil fired central heating. Mostly carpeted throughout with parquet flooring in the hall and study. Strictly no smoking or pets permitted. Maps and books of walks available. Telephone and wireless broadband internet available.
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- 2 Bathrooms
- Bedlinen supplied
- Changeover Day:Saturday
- Close to beach
- High chair
- Open fire
- Sky TV
- Towels supplied