With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, glorious open-plan living, and tons of outside space, this brand new home perched in a beautiful spot overlooking the South Hams coast, proves that reconnecting with nature doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Settling in the South Devon hills that back the three-mile stretch of shingle beach known as Slapton Sands, Higher Poole offers an exceptional retreat for friends or families longing to shun their hectic schedules. Jaw-dropping architecture and beautifully styled spaces create a home that’s beyond fabulous, with every room’s layout capitalising on the most unbelievable coastal views.
This is a place where you can truly get away from it all. Play, feast, unwind, explore. Your bedroom has glass sliding doors and its own sea view, so you can unashamedly commit yourself to long morning lie-ins without feeling like you're missing out. Indoor and outdoor living areas and kitchens mean that lounging and entertaining can both be relished inside and out, with a log fire to keep you toasty in cooler weather, and loungers on the terrace for sunning yourself on warm, bright days. To the back of the house and perched above the garden, a large hot tub invites luxurious alfresco soaks overlooking the valley and sea, and with its incredible south-facing vantage you’ll be treated to stunning views and out-of-this-world sunrises.
The South West Coast Path which starts at Slapton Sands, is a scenic twenty-minute walk away (or few minutes’ drive), so for those who enjoy salt-water dips or exploring the coast on foot, it doesn’t get much better. Also within a short walk from the house is Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve which boasts the biggest natural lake in south-west England, while umpteen wonderful beaches including Beesands, Bantham and Mill Bay are within easy reach. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Devon’s South Hams is a nature lovers dream where ramblers, birdwatchers, swimmers, and dog owners have some of the prettiest spots to indulge their passions. And for parents looking to entice kids off their devices, there are lighthouses to discover, wide open space for running wild, riverside towns like Dartmouth and Kingsbridge to visit, and land and water-based adventures galore.
The home’s two lovely living rooms (one upstairs and one downstairs) both have patio doors to outside gardens and terraces. The upstairs has views over the village and the valley while both floors enjoy spectacular views of the ocean. The contemporary custom made corner log fire can have the glass door open or closed and there is a basket of logs provided to keep it topped up. The downstairs lounge has a flat screen Smart TV and sliding doors out to the terrace
Situated on the ground floor this unique double height yoga space has plenty of room for yoga/ workouts. Complete your exercise as the sun comes up on the outside terrace or in front the large glass windows of the yoga space.
The beautifully stylish home office can be found upstairs and has built-in desks and leather desk chairs, perfect for at least 2 people working. Sliding doors open out to the Juliet balcony with gorgeous views over the garden and out to the sea
A vast contemporary Italian kitchen resides upstairs and has an open plan dining area. Superbly equipped it has a built in Neff coffee machine with bean grinder to make your perfect coffee, Quooker tap for instant boiling water, 2 electric ovens, microwave, full size fridge and separate full- size freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. An enormous Dekton kitchen island has five stools, perfect for families and groups to gather and cook together
The ground floor utility room has a sink, cupboards, washer and dryer, vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board and access to garden
Open plan with the kitchen, this area has a large table with seating for ten, and gorgeous views (of course!)
All bedrooms provide a hairdryer. And all apart from Room 4 (Mustard Room) are en-suite, however this room has the sole use of the lovely family bathroom (just outside the room)
The exquisite upper floor master en-suite with walk in wardrobe and private balcony has views of Start Bay, the ocean and Slapton village. Furnished with a King bed, desk and chair, armchair and side tables with lamps. A deep Japanese soaking tub sits in the room in front of the sliding doors and windows so you can enjoy those wonderful panoramas while relaxing in the bath
Bedroom Two (Teal room)
This gorgeous ground floor en-suite bedroom has twin beds (which can be configured to a super king), a dressing table, mirror, bookshelves, built in wardrobe and sliding doors straight onto the large garden with beautiful sea views
Bedroom Three (Green)
Set on the ground floor, this lovely en-suite room has beautiful sea views and is furnished with a super king size bed (can be configured to twins), dressing table, mirror, built in wardrobes, bedside tables with lamps and sliding doors straight onto the large garden
Bedroom Four (Mustard)
This ground floor bedroom also has wonderful sea views and is furnished with bunk beds, a desk, built in wardrobe, table with reading lamp, and has a patio door straight out to the large garden
Bedroom Five (Purple)
This beautiful en-suite bedroom is on the ground floor and features a super king bed, dressing table, mirror, built in wardrobes, side tables and lamps. There are also lovely sea views and a patio door to the garden
En-suite to Master Bedroom with luxury double shower with rain head and handheld attachments, twin basins, heated towel rail and WC.
En-suite to Bedroom Two. Gorgeous shower room with overhead shower and separate hand-held shower wand, basin, mirror, heated towel rail and WC
Bedroom Three en-suite shower room. A gorgeous room with overhead shower and separate hand-held shower wand, basin, mirror, heated towel rail and WC
The ground floor family bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and separate hand-held shower wand. As all other bedrooms have en-suites this bathroom can be used solely by the bunk room (Bedroom Four)
The en-suite to Bedroom Five with walk-in shower and separate hand-held shower wand, basin, mirror, heated towel rail and WC
Upper floor WC and basin
Both floors can be accessed from outside via a slight slope avoiding the internal flight of stairs
This home has multiple huge sliding doors on both levels to its various furnished patios and terraces. Perfect for warm-weather cooking, the fantastic outside the kitchen features a built in Weber Komado BBQ, L-shaped stone worktop and four stools. There’s also outside dining for ten guests, a massive garden with fire-bowl and benches, three patios/ terraces and various outdoor lounges, seating, another dining area and a double swinging chair. A large hot tub overlooks the garden and has views down to the coast. It has LED lights and different jet settings and is big enough for six people in one go. The side of the property, accessed from the garden or utility room has an outdoor hot shower, perfect for washing dogs/ kids after a day out on the beach, as well as a rotary washing line.
The house offers private parking for four cars on the drive
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