If you do like to be beside the seaside, then wind your way along the pretty valley that leads you to the seaside village of Seaton where this fabulous villa is waiting to welcome you.
Set on a valley hillside and a mere hop, skip and a jump to the beach, you can sit back and take in the views of the seaside village, unspoilt wooded valley, beach and surrounding coastal landscape from this elevated position. Right in the heart of the village, the beach cafe, village pub and bistro are the very shortest of strolls away, as is the South West Coast Path and the beautiful riverside walks of Seaton Country Park and Nature Reserve where you can spot otters, kingfishers and butterflies, to name but a few.
The perfect retreat for family and friends to gather, Bridge House is a beautiful house where you can enjoy time together but also with oodles of space, so plenty of room to spread out.
Take the steps, there are 40 in all, that lead to the front door; the large porch and entrance hall will be a great place to store all that essential seaside holiday gear. Younger members will want to grab a quick breakfast all served up in the country-style kitchen/breakfast-room before rushing out to the beach, whilst others might prefer to linger a little longer at the kitchen table. The dining-room with its fabulous oversized industrial-style table is an excuse to enjoy celebration meals together and with patios doors leading outside you can spill out to the terrace and decking areas to take in some more of that sea air. The open fire in the sitting-room will keep you warm and toasty on those out-of-season stays, don't think for one minute a seaside escape should only be taken in the summer, and from the bay window you can enjoy views out across to Seaton Countryside Park. Younger members and those young at heart will love the snug/games-room on the lower ground floor with TV, Wii and table-football to boot!
Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor, with pretty bedroom three having French windows leading out to a balcony (you'll have to draw straws as to who gets it), along with a family bathroom and separate shower-room and the fifth bedroom is on the ground floor, ideal for those who might want a little privacy, and to make things easy there's another shower-room on the lower ground floor.
The beach is sure to be your playground whether it's a morning dip, bodyboarding, venturing in the rock pools or even shore fishing. At low tide you can walk for miles along the water's edge heading west towards Looe and east to Rame Head, your four-legged friends will love it and as it's dog-friendly all year they never miss out. At high tide, stroll along the promenade to the neighbouring village of Downderry where there are more choices of places to eat and drink along with a village shop for those essential items.
The pretty twinned villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, with their pastel coloured cottages huddled together along the streets with shops, galleries and even more pubs and cafes, are well worth a visit and at nearby Mount Edgcumbe the historic house and gardens, acres of open parkland and wooded walks and a whole host of events provide a complete contrast to your seaside setting.
For a bit of city culture, the ocean city of Plymouth is right across the Tamar. Discover the sights and unravel the history of the Pilgrim Fathers and Sir Francis Drake, indulge in some retail therapy, take in a show at one of the best regional theatres in the country or stop off at the city's latest hotspot, The Royal William Yard - a premier lifestyle destination with restaurants, outdoor theatre productions and open-air cinema, arts and crafts markets and many artists-in-residence, offering something to delight all ages and tastes.
So what are you waiting for - pack up that bucket and spade and head to the seaside - you won't be disappointed.
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with double electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Sitting-room with Smart TV and open fire
Utility-room with washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Stairs down to half-landing
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Stairs to Lower Ground Floor
Snug/Games-room with table-football, Wii and TV
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and TV
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6"), TV and balcony
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3') and TV
Bedroom 5 with bunk-beds (3') and TV
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room 2 with shower and wash-basin
There are 40 steps (not a staircase, but 2 or 3 gentle steps at a time that are wide and on a gravelled surface) leading up to the front door of Bridge House. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and 3 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car and public car park 20 yds distant
- No smoking
- Pub 275 yds
- Patio and balcony furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
The very impressive Bridge House.
Enjoy dining al fresco.
The cosy sitting-room has an open fire, ideal for those out-of-season breaks.
Bridge House has a choice of five bedrooms.
Bedroom 3 has a lovely balcony.
The beach is a mere hop, skip and a jump away.
The kitchen is well-equipped and there's also a useful utility-room.
Enjoy a leisurely holiday breakfast.
The dining-room has patio doors leading out to the decking-area.
The hatchway from the kitchen makes it easy to serve up your holiday meals.
Cosy up on the sofa after a great day at the seaside.
Take time out to indulge in a holiday read as you take in the setting.
There is a snug/games-room.
Bedroom 1, on the lower ground floor, can be set up as a super-king or twin beds providing great flexibility.
The shower-room on the lower ground floor.
Take a peak in bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 has a very grand king-size bed.
Pretty bedroom 3 has a double bed.
Open the French windows and take in the view.
Treat yourself to morning coffee on the balcony.
The twin bedroom.
Pretty artwork on the walls.
Younger members and even those young at heart will love the bunk-beds.
The family bathroom.
A bathing beauty.
On the first floor there is a second shower-room.
There are lovely nautical touches throughout.
More relaxing on the lower decking-area.
Being set on the hillside there are various levels throughout the garden and places to sit.
From sunrise to sunset you'll enjoy dining on the terrace.
You really do get a bird's eye view of the beach from the decking-area.
The beach at Seaton, when the tide is out you can walk all the way along the headland to Rame Head.
There are lifeguards on the beach during the peak months.
It is a lovely setting.
Your four-legged friends will love it here - the beach welcomes them all year round.
In the village you have a pub, a beachside cafe and The Beach House bistro.
The pathway and steps leading up to the front door
Looking back towards Bridge House.
Seaton Valley and Countryside Park is literally across the road.
A short stroll away is a children's play area.
The pretty fishing town of Looe is the shortest of drives away.