LOCATION The cottage is in a unique location adjacent to East Portlemouth beach on the beautiful Salcombe estuary. It offers excellent opportunities for watersports and other beach activities, and the cottage includes the benefits of both a swinging and running mooring for boats or dinghys ('Whitestrand Boat Hire' offer a dedicated hire service to Ferrycot tenants at additional cost - boats can be hired and placed on these moorings as required. Please contact office for further details). The cottage is also ideally positioned to take the late afternoon and evening sun and to see the sun set behind Salcombe. The cottage can be reached quickly and easily via the small passenger ferry that runs all year round from East Portlemouth slipway (or water taxi after 5.30pm during High Season).
VIEWS Ferrycot has stunning, panoramic views up and down the estuary and across to Salcombe from all of the South-facing rooms, including the lounge/dining area and master bedroom.
ENTRANCE Steps lead down from the elevated parking area (on coastal lane above) to the rear of the cottage. A door leads into the first floor landing. There is also access to the kitchen at ground floor level via a shared passageway.
KITCHEN A newly refurbished modern kitchen with granite worktops, fitted units, four-ring ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
UTILITY ROOM On the first floor with butler sink, fitted units, washing machine and tumble dryer. The kitchen opens out into the main reception rooms.
SITTING/DINING ROOM A light and spacious room with wonderful views of the Salcombe estuary. The sitting area has a large L-shaped sofa, chairs, woodburning stove, occasional furniture, widescreen digital television , DVD player and Bose iPod docking station. The dining area has a large oak table, chairs, bench and window seating within the large bay window and views over the beach and across to Salcombe.
BEACH ROOM Off the sitting room - and with direct access to/from the beach and terraces is an 'empty' room to deposit boards, wetsuits and other beach equipment.
CLOAKROOM On the ground floor is a fully tiled cloakroom with w.c. and wash-hand basin.
BEDROOMS Four in total, all on first floor. The master bedroom has a super king-size four-poster bed, wardrobe, drawers, TV and stunning estuary views. Fully tiled en suite wet room (with access also to/from hallway) with shower, wash-hand basin and W.C. Bedroom two is also a double room with king-size wardrobe, drawers, TV and excellent views once again! Fully tiled en suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and w.c. The third bedroom (accessed via the utility room - see above) has two single beds, wardrobe, TV, Playstation 3 games console and French doors to small terrace. Fully tiled en suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and w.c. Bedroom four is ideal for three children with bunk beds and single bed. N.B.All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided. Tenants will need to bring their own beach towels.
BABY FRIENDLY EQUIPMENT A travel cot, high chair, stairgate and children's are available (from 2014)
EN SUITE SHOWER/WET ROOMS Three en suite shower/wet rooms in total as outlined above. The master bedroom en suite wet room can also be accessed from the first floor landing.
OUTSIDE Access from both the sitting and beach rooms to terrace garden with wooden table and chairs. Barbeque available. Low walls on either side of the cottage between neighbouring properties, and sea wall to front - private timber steps from the wall down to beach. To the rear is a communal passageway giving access to ferry steps/slipway.
PARKING Two off-road parking spaces available.
MOORINGS Two available - running mooring for 13' boat/dinghy (max.) and swinging mooring for 18' boat /dinghy (max.)
OTHER INFORMATION Wireless broadband internet available. The cottage is fully double glazed and enjoys the benefit of oil fired central heating and hot water. Hardwood flooring on the ground floor with sea-grass carpet on the stairs and throughout the first floor bedrooms. Strictly no smokers permitted. One well behaved dog accepted. Please note that there is a drop from the top of the terrace wall to the beach below of approx.15' at low tide and the estuary at high tide - young children must therefore be supervised at all times.