We stayed in the penthouse with our 4 children in late July and we were lucky as the weather was pretty much glorious all week.
The apartment is particularly well-appointed, all the electrical goods are top notch and in great condition. We were surprised and delighted by the coffee machine, especially as it was stocked up for us! When we arrived there was a complimentary basket of local produce including wine and local fruit juice which was all devoured and appreciated.
The four bedrooms are all of a good size with 2 en suites and a family bathroom. They are all clean and well-maintained and in very good order. The bedrooms are all of good sizes and are well lot and the beds comfortable with plenty of storage space for your bits and bobs.
I am frequently, shall we say, unimpressed by the cooking facilities available in holiday lets. Here I didn't want to go home! There is lots of storage space for your stuff and an open plan kitchen appropriate to the size of your party, also with a built-in dishwasher and (joy of joys!) a washer-dryer. The oven is clean and easy to use. The hob is induction and the provided pans are good in number and of a reasonable quality.
The entire living area is up in the roof and affords views, through the velux windows, of Slapton Ley and the beach which is, as mentioned in the blurb, on your doorstep! The beach is a shingle/pebble beach rather than sand but is good for swimming. The area is also fabulous for walking. On the front within a few hundred yards are places like a beach cafe (which does excellent breakfasts) and Start Bay Inn which also does take away. There is a local post office with some groceries. Up the road towards Kingsbridge there is Stokely Farm shop which has a butcher, green groceries and a well stock regular grocery area which is useful if you do not want to trawl over to Kingsbridge or Dartmouth to a regular supermarket.
We loved it and plan to return next year!
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