Tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of Idstone, just a mile outside the village of Loddiswell in the heart of the South Hams, Higher Orchard is a lovingly restored, reverse level, two bedroom cottage.
Attached to the owners’ house, it offers a gloriously sunny and private aspect and is ideal for couples, friends or families looking for a bolt-hole to explore Devon’s south coast.
A flight of external stairs leads you into a bright, open plan, modern living room with wood burner and two settees that face patio doors to the front.
A dining area and sleek modern kitchen to the rear of the room is superbly equipped.
Stairs lead down to two lovely double bedrooms both with their own en-suite shower rooms.
One room has a super-king bed that can be split into twin beds.
Enjoy alfresco meals on your private patio, or unwind with a book on the garden bench.
The village of Loddiswell has a village store and pub and is just over a mile away, as is the village of Aveton Gifford, where along the tidal estuary you will find the award winning Oyster Shack restaurant.
The shallow waters and soft sands of Bigbury on Sea is a little over 6 miles the famous landmark Burgh Island is accessible via a causeway at low tide on foot.
However, hitching a ride on one of the unique sea tractors as the tide ebbs its way back into the beach, is by far the best way to reach the island.
The south Devon coastline is peppered with beautiful beaches and picturesque coastal towns and villages.
Explore the bustling and lively market town of Kingsbridge, that sits at the top of its own estuary just 4 miles and away from the coast, Dartmoor National Park is just 7 miles.
A stay in this area is wonderful experience as it’s a truly year round destination.
Over two floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite shower room, shower, basin and WC. 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room, shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
About the location
Salcombe 5 miles; Dartmouth 12 miles; Totnes 13 miles; Plymouth 20 miles.
The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of south Devon. During the summer season there are river excursions to Salcombe to see the abundant wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which also forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast. Visitors can take a walk along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles, an Elizabethan market arcade. Around the South Hams area there are picturesque ports, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, together with sandy beaches at Blackpool Sands near Stoke Fleming and the two sandy beaches at Thurlestone. There are a host of small attractive villages in South Hams offering interesting pubs, local farm produce shops and pretty rows of cottages, plus further afield the waterfront city of Plymouth is a vibrant centre housing the National Marine Aquarium, historic Barbican Quay and plenty of night life, including theatres, restaurants and bars.