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The Gulls

(Ref. 1059768)

Stoke Fleming, Devon Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely stunning we didn't want to leave."

    The views are breath-taking the villa is beautiful. We would like to thank the owner for sharing this property we lived in luxury for a week. We certainly will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Sep 2023

  • "We stayed for 9 nights this coat £6500 If you have booked this take a tool box for the general maintenance that needs to be done during your stay."

    For that money I would expect a cleaner property, inside kitchen cupboards dirty, oven and hob have dried food all over it. Window and doors dirty, all mastic black in bathrooms. Light bulbs not working. Outside decking dirty, poo bags left by previous holiday maker, table cover in bird poo, grass needs cutting. The general maintenance is bad, slip bricks have come off everywhere but just left, main bathroom toilet flush broke, a paper clip for a chain in the sink, the fridge freezer doors don’t shut unless you push hard, washing machine trips electric every time you put it on. A ridiculous thing is that you have to call an office 8 miles away if you want to the umbrella up as they have locked it? Other things you get left 3 toilet rolls one in each toilet for 9 days? You also are advised that they have left you a bin bag for your rubbish and a spar one for you to put all the bedding and towels in on departure? Firstly a family who is staying 9 days will need more than one bin bag also all the bedding doesn’t fit in one bin bag. They also ask you to store the rubbish in the house until the night before when you should put the bag in to the bin cupboard next to the garage this doesn’t exist? Make sure you make no noise as the neighbours next door report you for anything which is strange as I have never heard a dog so noisy as there’s. We played no music just a normal family trying to enjoy ourselves. To sum up the view is lovely but the property is no way worth the money no chance. If the owner read this I would suggest that you visit the property and fix the maintenance and I would recommend getting proper cleaners in for your change overs.

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Aug 2023

  • "Our travel counsellor hit the mark with the most perfect house for my family."

    The view, village and setting stunning. What has been so disappointing is how the property is being maintained and cleaned by the agent. A luxury property needs luxury care and this simply wasn't the case. The owner and the house deserve more and also when we finally got through to the agent, I was met with lack of engagement and almost annoyance at saying it wasn't clean. A faulty window was explained as 'my fault' and someone would need to come and show me if 'you can't figure it out'. Our travel counsellor did more to support than the people being paid to. She even sent us flowers for our return to apologise for it not being 100%, now that is service! The Gulls is a special property and needs to be looked after in the same vain. Pop some flowers on the table for arrival, clean it so it is sparkling, leave some local produce - cake, biscuits and some proper milk in the fridge. Those extra touches align to the price tag. The box of fake milk and a sachet of coffee represent a Premier Inn.

    Reviewed by Natalie3.4Aug 2023

  • "The Gulls, what a view!"

    There are a lot of wonderful things about this property, the view, a swimming pool, downstairs bedroom, sun lounger’s & very comfortable beds. However for us as a top price 5 * rental there are some areas that could be improved on. Tumble dryer tripped every time used, around the pool area no fencing with a big drop into the garden, upstairs shower blocked drain, power point cover fell off when plug taken out, on the first night the large mirror in the downstairs bedroom fell off the wall (luckily it didn’t break). Overall we had a pleasant stay but would say the current price point is too high.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Jul 2023

  • "I stayed here with my parents, husband and 3 children."

    Children's ages vary from 18 to 2 years old. The house doesn't really cater to children as there was no high chair or cot. It's not a massive deal, but if you're staying for a week, every inch of boot space counts. It's would just be nice to not have to worry about those things. There were a few bits that I wasn't overly impressed with, especially when you think of how much you're paying for the house. There were loose tiles in the shower on the top floor. The plug in the main floor bathroom was being pulled out with a paperclip because the chain had snapped. Every time we used the dryer, it tripped the electric. We needed to call the agents to help put the parasol up.

    Reviewed by Keri3.8Jun 2023

  • "Whilst The Gulls is an exceptional property in itself our stay was ruined by the poor unreliable internet connection."

    We believe this should have been indicated in the property description. It kept dropping out, and sometimes for hours on end. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Julia2.5Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous stay in a wonderful spot."

    Lovely home and very nicely presented. Sensational views.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at The Gulls."

    House is suitable for all family members, a few steps to negotiate if you are disabled, but we managed. Rooms spread out, with lots of space for all. Beds and bedding super comfortable and the place was very clean. Exceptional sea views from the stunning deck. Even managed time in the pool as it’s heated. Very dog friendly. Parking slightly limited but as the road is quiet, never a problem. Devon is very hilly therefore the walk into the village was up hill. Not a big deal. Would certainly stay again and highly recommend this beautiful house. Services from the agent locally was 10/10, nothing too much trouble

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very happy with our stay."

    We had a very relaxing week and at the same time visited sites nearby. The house is conformable all round. The facilities are very good and high quality. We didn't know how yo use the air-conditioning but we didn't ask as it wasn't too hot. The closest beach is not dog friendly (just a note for those who are hoping in a stroll to the beach). The next dog friendly beach is 10 minutes drive. The shower in the garden was broken but was promptly fixed on the Monday afternoon. There are nice pubs to a short walk, which also our puppy could cope with. The house offers few reception rooms with quiet time for members of the family. Beautiful Kingsbridge...worth to visit. Not clear the arrangement for the bin collection, but went well anyway. The neighbourhood is quiet and neighbours are lovely and friendly. Stip walk to the top/main road (not great for the less fit or someone who has mobility issues). COMMENT This house, location, setting and views are amazing. Monica

    Reviewed by Monica4.4Jul 2022

  • "What a wonderful property in a stunning location!"

    We had a couple of technical difficulties early on - the parasol, and a spectacular unstoppable fountain of water from the outdoor shower. We are so grateful to Becca of C&C who arrived within minutes, climbed into a spidery hole, and stemmed the flow of water. Also grateful to her husband who sorted out the parasol. We could not have asked for more. Lovely people.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "A stunning location for a holiday property!"

    Uninterrupted views of the sea and Blackpool and Slapton Sands beaches, the former being a 15 minute walk away for a great little breakfast on the beach. Lovely and quiet in the back garden with only the seagulls for noise. Highly recommend The Green Dragon pub and Radius 7 restaurant just a 10-15 minute walk up from the house. A bus stop 5 minutes walk from the house for a ride into Dartmouth, where parking can be problematic. Speaking of parking, we parked our two cars outside the house and only were asked to move once when I delivery lorry couldn’t manoeuvre past. Finding a parking spot near a property in Dartmouth town is a problem most of the time, so this was something we didn’t have to worry about at The Gulls. A couple of constructive points of feedback…. There were lots of garden furniture cushions yet no garden furniture to lounge on bar a good big 6 seater table and chairs (lovely to sit at over breakfast) A set of instructions for lights and heating would have been useful. There were so many light switches yet very few actually worked. We’ve stayed in Dartmouth before but a week at The Gulls was considerably more relaxing, a very comfortable, well appointed home in the stunning, quiet Stoke Fleming.

    Reviewed by T4.4Apr 2022

  • "After a questionable experience on arrival (no heating, no wifi, no hot water, cobwebs) we had a wonderful time thanks to the exceptional save made by Rebecca and her team at Coast and Country Cottages."

    She went above and beyond on a Saturday night to secure our comfort and it is because of her that I would definitely use them again. All told it was a lovely spot with an amazing view.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic house with stunning views."

    Great location. Excellently equipped kitchen and good media facilities. We had a lovely holiday and would book this property again. Only improvements I’d suggest are fixing the slats on the beds in the smaller top floor room, more sun loungers with cushions, a barbecue and a welcome pack to give an overview of the property facilities.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a Fantastic holiday and didn’t want to leave."

    I wish we could come back but know we won’t simply because, however fantastic it was, its simply not worth the money we paid. I can’t really fault anything but at that price we expected more luxury: No bbq, outdoor seat cushions but not matching, only 2 loungers for a house that sleeps 8 and the cushions were not correct for the loungers so didn’t fit . Initial impressions of the outside of the house aren’t particularly good just ok, very few coat hangers, no drawers in one bedroom. Nothing that spoilt the holiday but not luxury. It’s a very normal , practical house with a position that is fantastic but I can’t justify the cost for a view. Had to call the agents for a couple of minor issues and they were excellent and very prompt. It’s a wow view and an ok house and we had a great holiday. But it’s not priced right.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.4Jul 2021

  • "The house did cost a lot of money and we did expect a little more."

    No BBQ,Outside furniture poor and very few seat cushions.The rest were filthy.No cushions at all for the 2 bed loungers.The front door kept getting stuck when opened. The cleanliness of the house was poor and sofas needed cleaning. The position,view and pool were excellent. Only one wardrobe in the whole house. No information re the area given by owner. No welcome info. We had a good time but the owner needs to improve things rather than relying on the location. Sorry Ro Hall

    Reviewed by Roland3.1Jun 2021

  • "It would be great if there was a BBQ available with the property."

    One of the single beds within the top floor bedroom needs slats replacing as these kept falling through. Apart from these minor points it was a great house and great trip and we would definitely revisit! The views are stunning and great location!

    Reviewed by Alex3.8May 2021

  • "Our stay was absolutely amazing!"

    We felt totally relaxed and enjoyed a week of luxury, spoilt for the most insane see views and heated swimming pool this property more than exceeded our expectations. One niggly issue we had was there wasn't enough storage for rubbish with only the one bin collection and we would have benefitted from at least 1 clean there was a lot of house work to do with all the cooking etc having to be done in the property due to covid.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0May 2021

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x Emperor size bed with sitting area and TV, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size bed (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request), 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom room with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen
  • Lower-ground-floor utility and cloakroom
  • Lower-ground-floor dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with 2 x electric fire
  • Electric Range cooker, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Raised decked terrace with table and chairs and lower terrace laid with lawn area and further decked terrace
  • Outdoor heated Plunge Pool is available from Easter till October half-term
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • One well behaved dog permitted
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Children will have to be supervised when using the Plunge pool and lower garden area.

The property

An exceptional getaway awaits you at The Gulls, an outstanding detached property enjoying one of the most sought-after positions on the cliff tops of the South Hams district of Devon, offering a wonderful self-catering experience at any time of the year.

With four spacious bedrooms, an immaculate interior design and its superb position on the coastline, this property is perfect for groups of families and friends to call home as they enjoy a coastal break to Devon, with the added luxury of an outdoor Plunge Pool to enjoy in the summer months.

At the end of each day, look forward to returning to the warmth of the property and relaxing and unwinding within the sitting room, where the large windows affords breath-taking sea views and the plush seating arrangement invites you to kick back in front of the TV, with the electric fire setting a cosy ambiance.

The adjoining snug room allows younger guests of the group to enjoy an evening of games brought from home or allows you to escape the excitement of the group to curl up on the sofa to delve into a good book.

From here, take the staircase to the lower-ground-floor to reveal a well-equipped kitchen, boasting a contemporary design and all the quality appliances required to cater for yourselves, with the windows providing stunning sea views to admire, while dinner simmers on the Range hob.

The dining room provides a social space for everyone to gather together, with the picture window providing uninterrupted sea views to enjoy as you tuck into a home-cooked dish or toast to a special occasion.

Once the evening has drawn to a close, look forward to retiring to one of the four bedrooms, each one boasting good storage space, a refreshing ambiance and quality linens, promising that sleep will come easy at the end of an action-packed day.

Discover the master suite on the first floor, featuring a plush Emperor size bed and a sumptuous L-shape sofa with a Smart TV, yet the most impressive feature is the jaw dropping view of the Devonshire coastline and beyond.

Bedroom two comprises of a twin bedroom and is served by a shower room, whilst on the ground floor there is a double bedroom and another super-king-size bedroom with zip/link features, offering a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your party make up.

Continuing to impress is the garden area, where you and your loved ones can look forward to a spot of alfresco dining upon the raised terrace or taking a dip into the plunge pool, where the stunning sea views continue to captivate.

Better acquaint yourself with your surroundings by taking a stroll into the centre of Stoke Fleming, where you will find an array of amenities, including a pub, a restaurant, a café and a Post Office with a shop, where you can pick up all the essentials.

From the property, the award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands is just a mere stone’s throw away, where you can try your hand at one of the watersports or you could explore the coastline further by walking the magnificent South West Coast Path passing in either direction.

The Dart Valley Trail is another great walking opportunity, offering the best of Devon’s coast and countryside, whilst the town of Darmouth is also nearby, offering a lovely leisurely afternoon of exploring and visiting the 14th century castle with views over the River Dart Estuary and Bayard's Cove Fort, as well as museums and art galleries to meander.

Further afield are the famous seaside resorts of Paignton and Torquay, home to even more family-friend attractions and Salcombe on the Kingsbridge Estuary is a charming spot with beaches and the National Trust property of Overbeck’s to visit.

With so much to see and do, a stay at The Gulls promises to be an outstanding getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

STOKE FLEMING

Dartmouth 2.9 miles, Paignton 10.2 miles, Kingsbridge 10.8 miles, Salcombe 17.8 miles; Torquay 21.5 miles

A village and civil parish sitting within the South Hams district of Devon, Stoke Fleming is a wonderful base for those seeking to explore both the coast and countryside of the South of England. Lying on the shores of Start Bay, this picturesque village offers a wonderful array of amenities, as well as being within easy reach of the many wonders of Devon. The village itself benefits from a Post Office with a village shop where you can gather all of your self-catered necessities, as well as two pubs to choose from whether you're seeking a rewarding beverage after a day of rambling or a tasty treat in the form of a traditional pub lunch. Positioned within the South Hams district, you can expect to find unspoilt coastline, rolling hills and plenty of adventure no matter where you're positioned. Spend a day on the award-winning sands of Blackpool Sands, or simply soak in your surroundings of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its abundance of river valleys, moorland and coast to explore by foot, bike or even boat. Close by is Dartmouth with its enticing history in the form of a 14th century castle and fortress offering views over the estuary and Bayard's Cove Fort, as well as an art gallery and museum providing culture and excitement for all ages. Further along the coast you can find both Paignton and Torquay, providing plenty of attractions all-year-round including zoos, even more history and culture and plenty of delicious eateries to choose from, or spend a day in Salcombe for a truly traditional day out in Devon with its maritime museum and quaint aura. Stoke Fleming is perfectly positioned for exploring all of the delights that Devon has to offer.

Please be aware that children are not to be left unattended in the lower garden and plunge pool

Plunge pool is available from Easter till October half-term

One well behaved dog permitted at a charge of £50 per week and is not permitted in the bedrooms

Strictly No Smoking

PLEASE NOTE: This property is located in a rural area where WiFi speeds vary.