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2 Garden Apartment

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Hallsands, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Just what we needed, total peace and quiet."

    The pool was a wonderful asset to this comfortable place. The information from the owners was spot on and helped make the stay easy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sandra Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, is nice quiet place to go away from city rush and noises!"

    Views around place is amazing! Swimming pool was our favourite thing during our stay! Apartment was nice and clean, had everything essential what needed to feel like home! 100% recommended

    Reviewed by Liga4.7Aug 2023

  • "This holiday accomodation did not disappoint."

    A fabulous apartment with great facilities. Everything was clean and tidy throughout. The natural light is wonderful. During our stay, we made use of the swimming pool on a daily basis. The shared garden is stunning, we saw dolphins, seals and coastal birds, we even spotted a lizard sitting on a bench! This property offers great access to the South West Coastal Path and beaches. The views on the walk to Start Point are breathtaking. A trip to Mattiscombe Sands is definitely worth it! We took swimming gear and a picnic. A 40 minute walk. We also wandered 20 minutes to The Cricket Inn at Beesands (great food and Pimms), on another day had lunch at Britannia at the Beach (with the best Seafood Platter and Fish Pie). We ventured onto Torcross, then Stokeley Farm Shop for supplies (a bit of a trek if you're not a walker). Most evening we walked 5 minutes to Hallsands Beach, to watch the swifts and skim stones. Our 2 teenage sons were in their element. Thank you to the owners for their support when needed.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We’re so delighted that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we do when we visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We’ve stayed in many properties in the past and 2 Garden Apartment was probably the best we’ve ever stayed in."

    It was quiet, comfortable, clean and well appointed in every aspect. However, we will not return and would not recommend the property due to the remoteness of the property. When we booked the apartment we had no idea that it was so remote and difficult to access due to the very narrow lanes which were more than 5 miles from the nearest A road. Travelling backwards and forwards to the property was a nightmare and especially as the hedgerows in the lanes were overgrown and in my opinion making driving dangerous. I suppose that it was my fault for not investigating how remote the property was but I also think that Sykes should have at least mentioned it in their write up.

    Thank you Sir, for your comments. I’m delighted to hear that you thought our apartment was “the best we’ve ever stayed in.” With regard to the location of Hallsands (our village such that it is), it’s remoteness is what many people actually come for. There are few places nowadays that are genuinely peaceful and free of light pollution. The location is well described in the property details (including a map), and more so in the welcome pack. The closest shop is 10 minutes away by road, and The Cricket Inn is 25-30 minute walk along the coast path for example. Sainsbury’s will deliver to the property, and Dartmouth is less than 30 minutes by road. Unfortunately, we have no control over when the hedgerows are cut, and much of Devon’s road network is the same. At this time of year the vegetation grows prolifically, and I’m sorry that this made your experience less enjoyable than it could have been. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2023

  • "2 Garden Apartment was the best property we have stayed in!"

    It was in a lovely setting very comfortable and beautifully warm and cosy. We loved our little garden and due to time of year it was very private and quiet. Very relaxing sitting in the garden. Loved having 2 TVs, lights in the wardrobes, and heated radiators in both bathrooms.

    What pleasure it is to hear that you’ve enjoyed yourselves as much as we do at our apartment. Thank you, and we hope you come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2022

  • "2, Garden Apartment is part of a former hotel situated towards the end of a 0."

    9km single track road with passing places, which leads off a similar 5km single track road from Stokenham. Both roads are bounded by high hedges and negotiation in the summer, with tourist and local traffic, is challenging, such that excursions by vehicle have to be undertaken with particular care. Indeed, although we went out on most days we did not go out at all in the evenings. If one were to stay in the property without travelling out, there are excellent pool and tennis facilities but walking is confined to the coastal path, so is somewhat restricted. In truth, we would not go there again. The apartment is well maintained, and the aspect is lovely, especially in the good (for tourists!) weather we have been having (September 2022). We had a few niggles: the code we were given for entrance to the grounds was incorrect, lacking the prefix letter, while the description of the location of the entrance code at the property was unclear: it took us 30minutes, with the help of local visitors, to get inside the property when we arrived. The washbasin in the double bed room lacked a serviceable stopper and the dishwasher instructions were incomprehensible. Communication with the agent was very difficult by mobile phone (outside the property).

    Thanks for your feedback Professor, you describe the location and facilities well. The property’s slight isolation add to the tranquility we find, (there are few places where you can wake up and literally not be able to hear a single sound as is the case here). Yet within a short drive you have Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth, alternatively a walk along the coast to Beesands for a pub or Fish and Chips. I’m sorry that you struggled with access, however when I spoke to you on the phone it seems you were trying to access an entirely different property. The access code does not have a prefix and was correct. I will review the arrival instructions, however, this is not an issue that has arisen before. Likewise, the instructions for all appliances are in the guest book, but I will review them too. Finally, I’m sorry the washbasin stopper was absent, but I will replace it when I visit shortly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 2 Garden Apartment."

    The apartment was bright, modern and well equipped. The Prospect House swimming pool was also fantastic and a great way to cool down after a warm day. Small touches like the Nespresso coffee machine, nice sunloungers and patio dining set add to the luxury feel. Highly recommended for anyone who is looking to explore Hallsands and The South West Coast Path. While the roads close to the property are narrow, as long as you drive at a slow and sensible speed they manageable. Salcombe is also only just over 30 minutes away and makes a great day trip.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. If you’re in the area again, you can drive to East Portlemouth and catch the ferry across to Salcombe. It’s a lovely way to arrive, and a much shorter journey than driving around the estuary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Jun 2022

  • "Access road to property is very poor."

    This definitely needs to be mentioned in description. Hedgerows over hanging which has resulted in so many scratches down both sides of car. This was the only downside to what was a enjoyable holiday in a lovely location.

    I’m very sorry that this is your lasting impression of your holiday. The lane leading to Hallsands is a public highway and as such is out of our control. The hedgerow is regularly cut by the farmer, but in the height of summer, grows prolifically. Whilst the narrow lanes of Devon can be frustrating, they also help to preserve the tranquility of the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment in stunning location, in genuinely peaceful surroundings."

    The apartment is fairly small, but has everything you need and is very well organised and thought out, with quality furnishings and kitchen wear and very helpful hints and little touches from the owners, including a generous 'welcome pack' of goodies. Being seconds' walk from cliff top walks and the beach in such a remote location, felt a complete privilege, not to mention with free usage of the heated swimming pool and tennis court. Take binoculars to watch the seals on the rocks, roe deer on the hillside and stonechats in the bracken and peregrines in the skies.

    Reviewed by Becca5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely peaceful spot to enjoy our weeks holiday"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely week staying here."

    The apartment was very clean and well presented, and very well equiped. The local scenery was exceptional, and we especially enjoyed sitting on the sheltered patio looking out at the countryside. We would recommend getting your food shopping in Kingsbridge on the way as although only a few miles away, it takes a while to get anywhere due to the narrow lanes. We enjoyed some fantastic coastal walks including the 25minute walk to The Cricket Inn at Beesands where the food was excellent. The owners were also very helpful, returning two items we left behind via Royal Mail, which is above and beyond expectations. We would hope to return some time - thank you!

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jun 2021

  • "The apartment was incredibly clean and well presented."

    It’s as per description and perhaps slightly larger than we were expecting. Very homely in a great spot just back from hallsands beach. You absolutely need a car here and for nervous drivers, the country lanes can get narrow in and around hallsands and Devon. Otherwise, a lovely place to stay and has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2021

  • "It is a lovely apartment."

    The only real negative was the availability of hot water during the day or when we wanted it. One other minor point is that the beds are not really big enough for people over 6ft tall.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad to hear that you loved the apartment. With regard to the beds; they are respectively a standard double bed in one room and two small singles in the other, which can be zipped together, upon request, to create a kingsize. All beds are standard 6'3" length. Like most homes with a tanked water system, the hot water comes on in the morning and the evening, giving two large tanks of very hot water a day which is available between heating cycles. This has always proved sufficient before, but we will monitor other feedback. Once again sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4May 2021

  • "Lovely spot with fantastic views rom the cliff top."

    Only thing to add would be a soap dish/rack in the shower please.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "This apartment exceeded our expectations, it was absolutely spotless all the bedding was new and bed very comfortable."

    We especially enjoyed the television with sound bar while cooking and watching u tube music channel.Lovely and quiet only the sound of the country side and watching the birds visiting was a pleasure.Sun beds was a nice addition.Would love stay again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2021

  • "Could you include information about the car parking."

    My wife is currently on crutches so I had to drop her at the gate before parking in the lower car park. This is an observation not a complaint! Apart from that we had a wonderful week in very comfortable accommodation. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin (can be a king-size on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area, kitchen and dining area with table for four
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, washer/dryer, 43” TV with Freeview, Netflix - Own login required, Sonos soundbar, high speed WiFi, and a selection of DVD's and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off-road parking for one car plus overflow car park for additional vehicles
  • Enclosed garden and patio with table, four chairs, parasol, sun loungers
  • Communal gardens, all-weather tennis court and outdoor heated swimming pool (usually open between May and September
  • After September, availability cannot be guaranteed and on occasions due to unforeseen circumstances, such as maintenance or poor weather, the pool may not be open)
  • Beach 5 minutes’ walk
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 3.3 miles by road (1 mile on foot along the coastal path) Please note, the property is not located on a holiday resort, all properties are private or permanent homes, please be respectful for other residents

The property

2 Garden Apartment is a lovely modern, stylish and well-equipped ground-floor apartment nestled just above the quaint fishing village of Hallsands, based within the stunning Prospect House development.

Ideal for couples or families, this inviting apartment enjoys shared access to the beautifully landscaped gardens, outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis court, making this an excellent choice for those looking to break away from it all and enjoy the amenities of this award-winning development.

Be welcomed into the bright open plan living space featuring white oak flooring throughout and French doors to the private patio garden.

The seating area houses a sofa, chairs and coffee table, large TV with Freeview and Netflix, DVD player and Sonos soundbar.

The fully equipped kitchen has custom-made units and includes an electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer and a Nespresso machine for those who’d like to bring their own pods!

At either ends of the apartment are bedrooms with en-suite facilities one of which enjoys a bath with shower over, whilst the other houses a walk-in shower unit.

Bedroom one features a double bed whilst the second bedroom can be configured either as two single beds or a king-size bed to suit all parties.

Step outside and relax on the outdoor furniture, sipping on your morning coffee as you enjoy the rolling countryside views.

Your private patio garden planted with lavender, olive trees and coastal plants, features a table and chairs and sun loungers.

You can also take advantage of the communal clifftop garden to the front of the property where a dining area with benches allows you to enjoy breath taking views across the whole bay and maybe even spot seals and dolphins!

Relax in the day by the pool or take advantage of the all-weather tennis court for some friendly competition.

Wander down to the viewing platform which poignantly illustrates how the original village of Hallsands was reduced to rubble by the waves on a stormy night in 1917.

From the front of the property, you can head in either direction along the breath-taking South West Coast Path.

Less than 5 minutes’ walk takes you to the fine shingle beach at Hallsands or venture a little further to the larger seaside village of Beesands (20 minutes’ walk or a short drive) with its popular seafood café (fabulous fish and chips!) and foodie pub, The Cricket Inn, Pub of the Year in the South West Tourism Awards 2019!

Further along the coast you will find two of the most popular beaches in South Devon: Slapton Sands, famous as the site for the rehearsal of the D-Day Landings and Blackpool Sands, a privately owned and maintained Blue Flag Award-winning beach backed by evergreens and scented pines.

Further afield explore the quaint streets of Salcombe, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge for boutique shops, wonderful restaurants and spectacular beaches, all just a short drive away.

2 Garden Apartment is a lovely base for those looking to be placed on a dramatic stretch of the South Hams coast with wonderful facilities and easy access to South Devon’s most popular destinations

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About the location


Start Point 1.5 miles; Beesands 3 miles; East Portlemouth 5.5 miles; Kingsbridge 8 miles.

Hallsands is a small village near Start Point, one of the most southerly points on Devon’s coastline, near Salcombe in the beautiful South Hams area. The sheltered South Hams Peninsula is in 'deepest Devon', a pastoral landscape of flowering hedgerows and ancient sunken lanes, carved into by the richly wooded Avon and Dart Valleys. This quiet fishing village, with its dog-friendly, unspoilt beach, is situated next to the historic ‘old village’ of South Hallsands, just three miles from the popular Beesands Beach which has its own gastro pub and shop. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is decorated with white, pink and ochre thatched cottages, picturesque fishing ports such as Dartmouth, and is renowned for its stunning coastline, popular with yachting enthusiasts. Much of the clifftop land has been acquired by the National Trust, a haven for bird watchers and walkers who take advantage of the South West Coast Path, peppered with perfect picnic spots. Nearby, uncover the beauty of Blackpool Sands and Torcross, a historic site where the Normandy landings were practiced; explore the nature reserve at Slapton Ley, and stroll along Slapton Beach, feeling the soft sand between your toes. Park at East Portlemouth and catch the ferry across to the beautiful seaside town of Salcombe with its renowned estuary, or visit the Start Point Lighthouse, less than a mile away. Hallsands is a wonderful base for uncovering the unspoilt beauty of Devon and the South Hams, all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas