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Strete, near Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 976246)

  • Skerries - (Ref. 976246)

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  • Sleeps 10 people

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 5 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Mason

    “This house has the most amazing views and the majority of it was refurbished to a very high standard with unexpected additions such as a Quooker tap!”

    The two bathrooms downstairs do not live up to the high standard of the rest of the house, the lower ground shower would not stay up to get underneath, and the adults staying in these rooms opted to use the upstairs showers when available. ...

    The two bathrooms downstairs do not live up to the high standard of the rest of the house, the lower ground shower would not stay up to get underneath, and the adults staying in these rooms opted to use the upstairs showers when available. In the lower room the bed had not been made up otherwise it would have been noted that the mattress was covered in biscuit crumbs. The small bath towels would not dry as the radiators were not on and labelled not to be switched on, these we draped in the bedrooms where the sun is. When we tried to hoover areas that were missed unfortunately the hoover was ineffective. The saucepans had the teflon scratched in all cases, which is unhygienic so were not used and the oven pan had not been cleaned, there were no other baking trays. There were no clear waste bags and we did feel that perhaps the house had not had the same clean and attention usually given by the Sykes cleaners. The house has many positives, the scones milk etc on arrival were very much appreciated and was a lovely touch. The house itself is in a fabulous position as we discovered staying at Landscombe last year, the views are amazing. We would very much like to consider returning to Skerries and feel the above areas could be very easily addressed and would very much like your comments. You may publish our comments if you wish but have not agreed in the box due to some negatives.

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The property

Skerries is a stunning detached house close to the heart of Strete.

Carefully refurbished, it is stylish accommodation with great views to the sea from big windows.

At the heart of the house you will find the big sociable country style kitchen with its dining table, leather sofa, TV and doors which slide open on a fine day to the terrace.

In the evenings snuggle up beside the glowing open fire in the comfy sitting room, also with glass terrace doors.

The bonus here is the additional spacious sitting room when you head down the flight of stairs from the kitchen, giving plenty of space for the family to spread out and relax.

The bedrooms ramble comfortably and generously over the ground and first floors.

The garden around the house is safely enclosed, with a sunny terrace for enjoying the coastal views over evening drinks, and private Mediterranean-style space to explore.

If you don't feel like cooking, wander out to the village restaurant or head to the historic old town of Dartmouth with a choice of excellent eateries.

Here you can also catch a movie at the cinema or take a trip on the steam railway or a river boat.

The shingle beach in Strete is charming, or you can walk along the Coast Path to a secluded cove or the big popular beaches at Blackpool Sands or Slapton.

Skerries is a lovely family base in a beautiful area.


  • Three levels
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three first floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double with dressing room and bathroom with bath, two basins, separate shower WC), 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x family room with three singles (two 2’6” and linkable to king size double) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double with balcony
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchen with dining area and doors to terrace
  • Sitting room with open fire and doors to terrace
  • Lower ground floor sitting room with doors to lower terrace
  • Lower ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin.
  • Central heating, open fire with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Dartmouth 4.8 miles

Strete is a village looking over Start Bay just south of Dartmouth. The hills and countryside that encircle the village to the west converge on the memorable coastline forming one of the most visually striking images in the South Hams. There is a post office and general store in the village along with a lovely church plus the well renowned Laughing Monk restaurant. There is a small community area where you can picnic and walk your dog with its wildlife section and notable views of Start Bay. A few short miles in either direction brings you to the magical crescent shaped family beach at Blackpool Sands and the three mile stretch of Slapton Sands. Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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