Five, Prospect House is a self-catering luxury apartment, sleeping four in two bedrooms. Situated in a unique and peaceful location on top of cliffs overlooking Start Bay, between Salcombe and Dartmouth. Purpose-supplied furnishings and contents for a prestige holiday let. Consistently furnished in a New England theme with high-quality products throughout. Awarded 4* by Visit England, you are assured of a high quality, comfortable stay.
Children and babies are welcome (high chair, cot and steam steriliser provided).
Expansive views across the whole of Start Bay, from Start Point lighthouse to Mewstone Rock off Dartmouth, and probably the best wide view in Devon. Ideally situated between Salcombe and Dartmouth, with easy access to coastal walks, beaches, sailing, and surfing. There is a heated swimming pool (May-Sept only) and tennis court (all year).
An ideal location for a family holiday or a romantic break for two, Five offers a comfortable relaxed living space, with high-quality entertainment systems (Sky HD, DAB radio, iPod dock, two flatscreen tv's, wifi), that ever-changing view, yet within easy reach of local pubs, restaurants, and a huge variety of outdoor activities.
Beaches: There is a beach less than 2 minutes walk from the apartment, reached via a gently rising and falling path. The popular beaches of Lannacombe and the quieter but no less beautiful Mattescombe are less than five minutes by car, whilst Slapton Sands and Blackpool beach are less than fifteen minutes away, and there are dozens of other beaches, inlets and rias to explore nearby - Mill Bay as well as the usually more crowded North and South Sands beaches in Salcombe are recommended.This variety of locations allows you skim stones, build sandcastles, explore rock pools, swim either alone or with lifeguards around (in season), and you can usually find a sheltered location no matter what the wind direction.
Walking: The South Coast coastal path runs directly outside Prospect House, making it an ideal base for walking the cliff-tops and seashore. A forty minute walk talks you to the Start Point lighthouse, whilst less time in the other direction takes you past North Hallsands beach and brings you to The Cricket Inn, a pub serving excellent food at Slapton Sands. There is also a children's park and playground for them to run off any more energy, and the best seafood shack in Devon, with bring-your-own drinks and fresh catch of the day.
Local Towns: Salcombe and Dartmouth are the two main tourist towns nearby, both about 20 minutes by car, offering all amenities and activities. Kingsbride is the town closest by car, and there are numerous villages, most with highly agreeable pubs, spread over the area.
Ornithology/bird-watching: as well as the sea birds soaring on the up draughts along the cliff edge, Slapton Ley, very nearby, offers some excellent brackish water wetland bird-watching.
Horse-riding/mountain biking: as well as the local lanes, there is excellent riding on Dartmoor under an hour away.
Fishing: sea fishing trips go from Dartmouth and Salcombe, with some good river fishing in a variety of waters from Dartmoor southwards.
Astronomy: the coast offers some of the clearest skies in Britain, and, away from the flick of the lighthouse beam, there is no light pollution, so you get dramatic views of the stars and planets.
Recommended Pubs: The Cricket Inn is the closest pub, easily reachable by car or via a picturesque walk along the coast (25 minutes of undulating cliff-top path with great views and wild flowers: a torch for the return journey is recommended if it's after dusk). It serves a wide range of predominantly seafood-based dishes, good beer, and has a friendly atmosphere and staff.
The Pig's Nose, at East Prawle, is also close by, and is renowned for its friendly (and child-friendly) atmosphere, excellent events, and hearty food.
As a family, we have been sailing and holidaying in this area for many years, enjoying the friendliness of the locals, the fresh air, sea and beaches. We hope that you'll enjoy it as much as we do.