"They're so cool" seems to be the universal reaction to seeing the distinctive highly polished, curvy Airstreams. And cool Airstream 1234 certainly is. Built in 1956 it is a 'Sovereign of the Road' model and epitomises the style of Wally Byam, the founder of Airstream trailers. Owned by a member of Wally Byam's Caravanners Club, the original stickers from a 1961 Omaha, Nebraska meeting are still on the windows. The current Owners have lovingly refurbished and restored this American icon of road travel.
Gleaming inside and out, tucked into a quiet corner of 20 acres of rolling south Devon countryside, it is a mile from the riverside village of Dittisham with Dartmouth just down the road. Views of a beautiful lake, grounds to explore and a small flower-bordered patio (complete with your very own electric hot tub), this is a fitting location for such a thing of beauty.
Inside the furnishings are totally in keeping retaining the retro feel but ensuring that all mod-cons, and we mean all, are provided – TV, sound system, WiFi, combination oven, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, power shower and proper flushing toilet, even under-floor heating and air conditioning – most of life's essentials and more are here. There are burnt orange leather seats in the sitting-area and a table that can seat up to four and can be moved around for having dinner, or landing a drink or cup of tea whilst watching the TV.
The bedroom is gorgeous, with lovely Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and lots of retro fittings that are so in keeping. Clever use of space means that all the kitchen appliances are on hand but tucked away neatly behind shiny walnut finish doors. The shower-room is compact but the hot water is on tap and the shower itself oh so powerful. In the winter this is a cosy retreat with under-floor heating and comfortable seating and in the summer you will no doubt want to explore the lovely grounds, watch the wild birds on the patio whilst having an early morning coffee, relax in the hammock or admire the iridescent flashing wings of numerous dragon flies that flit over the lake in front of you. Or, at any time of year, while away the hours in the hot tub - bliss.
There is also access to an outhouse with washing machine and boot/coat storage for your use. For those with a competitive spirit there is a shared games-room complete with pool table, table-football and table-tennis. Tennis rackets and balls can be found stored in the games-room, so why not try out a bit of serve and volley on the tennis court.
This part of south Devon is renowned for some glorious beaches – try Blackpool Sands just six miles away or Dartmouth with its fascinating proud naval history as well as some great restaurants and stylish shops. Greenway, Agatha Christie's restored home, is close by and well worth a visit (we advise you book in advance).
Boat hire is available locally as well as stand up paddle boards and kayaks and with wonderful walks from your doorstep there is so much to see and do in this area with the added benefit of returning to the iconic Airstream 1234 at the end of the day.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, Blu-ray DVD player, music system, induction hob, combination oven, fridge and dishwasher
Shower-room with power shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom with double bed (4'6'')
Access to Outhouse with washing machine
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Thursday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and fire-pit
- Under-floor heating
- Air conditioning
What a beauty!
Stunningly finished throughout.
While away the hours in the hot tub, taking in the lovely surroundings.
There are all mod-cons, even under-floor heating in the winter and air-con in the summer!
The gorgeous bedroom area.
What a fabulous bed to snuggle into.
The table can be used as shown here or turned around to face the seating.
Looking down towards the seating at the end of Airstream 1234.
A fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, oven and induction hob.
Colourful touches add to this fabulous retreat.
The compact but efficient en suite shower-room.
There are retro details throughout.
The perfect get-away-from-it-all retreat.
A perfect spot for an al fresco meal.
The location of Airstream 1234 is just lovely.
Tucked into the edge of the woods.
A great place to sit and while away the hours.
Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views.
Sheltered and private, a great way to start of end the day in the hot tub!
Shiny and fabulous!
Retro features really make the airstream special.
There is so much history to this funky retreat.
The details really add to the experience.
This is original photography of Airstream 1234 touring the USA in the fifties.
Even back then this was a style icon.
What better than a pink Cadillac and an Airstream behind - this photo dates to the early sixties.
The small lane approaching the Airstream - you can park just on the left and walk a few yards down.
There are lovely views over the Owner's 20 acres.
A sunny patio for most of the day.
Shiny and fabulous!
Looking from the airstream towards the lake.
Complete with lakes, the grounds are just stunning.
This is the fabulous games-room (shared with two holiday cottages on-site).
Complete with pool table, table-tennis and table-football.
There is also a wonderful tennis court here (rackets and balls can be found in the games-room).