Heron’s Rest is a hidden delight. Park up and walk down the narrow, stepped path, and you will find it tucked below the gardens of the cottages above, with a wonderful view over the patio wall; the River Dart sparkling in the distance and the South Devon Steam Railway running along the valley. Surrounded by the Greenway Estate, once owned by Agatha Christie (now by the National Trust), totally refurbished and almost all on one level, Heron’s Rest is gorgeous. The sitting-room’s floor to ceiling glazed doors take full advantage of the view, and the larger of the bedrooms also has huge glazed doors. With under-floor heating in the living area and radiators elsewhere, this is the perfect bolthole whatever the season.
Furnished and equipped with comfort in mind, this lovely retreat will help you shake off the stresses of everyday life and completely unwind. You may choose to stay close to the cottage and simply enjoy its peaceful setting, but if you wish to venture further afield, from here you can simply walk down the lane and catch the foot ferry over to Dittisham and Dartmouth.
Sitting-room with Dining-area TV, DVD player, CD player and living-flame electric fire
Steps to Kitchen/Breakfast-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Utility-room with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC, bidet and 2 wash-basins
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
The view from the patio in front of the cottage, with the River Dart and Dartmouth in the distance and the steam railway running along the bottom of the valley.
The patio is approached through floor to ceiling glass doors and windows.
The lovely sitting-room.
The sitting-room is remarkably spacious with the well-equipped kitchen at the far end.
A cosy sofa in front of the TV.
The large breakfast-bar in the kitchen.
The well-equipped kitchen.
The en suite bathroom for Bedroom 1.
The gorgeous double bedroom also has glazed doors out to the patio.
Bedroom 2 can be made up as a double or twin - here as a double.
The twin bedroom also has an en suite bathroom.
The en suite bathroom for Bedroom 2.
The family shower-room.
What a view.
A great spot for a drink or an al fresco meal.
Looking down towards the river Dart.
The outer patio with secure door down to the house.
Loungers outside the bedroom (Bedroom 1).
The secure gate into Heron's Rest.
The approach down to Heron's Rest.
Glimpses of the River Dart.
The stepped path down to the property, shown here in winter, with the glint of the River Dart in the background.
Steps lead from the car park down to the house.