Here’s a haven where you really can get away from it all and relax in beautiful, totally private surroundings right on the water’s edge. This fantastic Tuscan style villa of the art deco era with intriguing connections to Daniel Defoe and his famous ‘Robinson Crusoe’, hence its name, is situated on a peaceful bend of the Avon estuary giving guests not only amazing views, but also access to the water and Bantham and Bigbury’s golden sandy beaches at the mouth of the estuary. Spacious and informal accommodation evokes the mood of a less frantic age with wonderful views from most rooms, log fires in the reception rooms and a large dining room overlooking the water that can sit up to 12 people. Step outside and wander around the beautiful gardens set in 4 acres, with a stream that tumbles past the sunny rear patio on its way to the water. Set over the boathouse, with its two slipways, is a large patio area, ideal for summer barbecues and evening aperitifs, with unrivalled views up and down the estuary as it winds through the soft Devon countryside. The owners supply four kayaks and a small dinghy for use by the guests, who may also bring their own boats on trailers up to around 20’. (Ask for details). For the more energetic, this area has wonderful coastal and estuary walks and an 18 hole golf course is located just a few minutes drive away. It is impossible to do justice to this property in a few words, but suffice to say that Villa Crusoe will provide a unique and entertaining venue in any season, which once experienced is sure to lure you back again and again.
Front door into hallway. Cloakroom with WC and handbasin. Utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Lounge with 2 large sofas and armchairs, open fire, and views out to the water. Large kitchen/diner with open fire in dining area and table to seat 12. Archway to farmhouse style kitchen, electric Aga with four ovens, two hot plates and warming plate, large American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, plenty of oak storage cupboards, oak island table with stools, separate pantry and large dresser. Off the kitchen is a cosy second lounge with two sofas, an open fire and TV with DVD, video and Sky. From the kitchen, stairs to the separate west wing, double bedroom overlooking the water with 4’6” double bed, children’s room with 3’ single bed and a set of 3’ bunk beds, shower room with shower cubicle and hand basin, separate WC and separate bathroom with bath and hand basin. From the main lounge, oak staircase to first floor with large master bedroom in east wing, 5’6” double bed, magnificent views and en-suite bathroom with bath (shower over), hand basin and WC. Family bathroom, adjacent to the en-suite with similar arrangement. Captain’s bedroom, fully oak panelled in ship’s cabin style with 4’6” double bed and views. Third double bedroom with 4’6” double bed, again with views. Second floor twin bedroom, with 4’6” double bed and 3’ single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC.
Large rear patio to side of villa with ornamental pond and stream running beside. Extensive sloping mature gardens with pathways surround the property with sunny lawn at the front overlooking the water and foreshore. Boathouse (not available for guests use) has two slipways giving access to the estuary at all states of tide, the quayside is accessible three hours either side of high water, with a wonderful roof dining terrace equipped with table and chairs, barbecue facilities and chimenea. Four kayaks and a small dinghy are available for use by guests at their own risk.
Parking: Plenty of parking and room for small boats and trailer. Please note the long lane down to Villa Crusoe is rough in places and may not be suitable for low clearance cars.
- Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, initial log baskets for 3 open fires, cot, high chair, central heating (oil) and electricity.
- Security Deposit: £250.
- Pets: Well mannered pets welcome (must be kept downstairs).
- Telephone: With honesty box.
- Mooring: For larger boats (up to 25’), which need to be launched from slips at head of the estuary or Bantham - contact Harbour Master for details.
Local Facilities: Beaches at Bantham and Bigbury at mouth of estuary. Shop in St Annes Chapel 5 minutes drive. Pubs and Golf in Bigbury 2 miles. Kingsbridge 10 miles, or Modbury 7 miles.
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