Driftwood Lodge is a contemporary upside-down house with stunning views over the River Dart Estuary. The property has wonderful airy rooms with high ceilings and a superb outside garden space opening up directly onto the river.
From the entrance parking area, a dozen steps lead down to the main entrance. As you enter the house a beautiful living area greets you with its indulgent wood-burning stove for cosy evenings playing games or catching up in front of the large Smart TV. The magnificent display window stretches to the 4 metre high ceilings allowing for great views over the river from the comfort of one of the inviting sofas. Settle down with an early morning coffee on the fabulous balcony area and keep your eyes out for heron, swans, egrets and even the occasional seal.
The oak dining-table is great for enjoying hearty suppers after long days exploring. At the rear of the living space sits the modern kitchen with granite worktops, range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher.
To the rear of this floor are two beautiful bedrooms. Bedroom one has a lavish king-size bed, Smart TV and en suite shower-room. Enter bedroom two with its double bed and enjoy its wonderfully light and airy feel thanks to its fabulous high ceilings and gorgeous pastel tones. For those who don't have access to an en suite retreat to the luxuriously decorated family bathroom with its beautiful free-standing bath tub and separate shower cubicle. Venture down the spiral staircase to the lower ground floor river room with further dining and sitting areas. The river room is split between a comfortable sitting area with large sofas and Smart TV and a servery area with sink, fridge, wine fridge and drinks bar and a circular glass dining-table.
Beyond the river room is a large laundry-room with a washing machine and tumble-drier and a further large storage area for visitors' bikes and toys. Bedroom three has a luxurious king-size bed, Smart TV and large en suite bathroom with a bath and shower cubicle. Bedroom four has twin beds and looks out over the garden and river beyond and is ideal for the kids.
Outside, the beautiful garden is set up for day and night time fun whether you're dining al fresco, soaking up the sun or simply listening to the river. The main patio dining area is accessed directly from the river room patio doors and has access to two barbecues. After dinner why not enjoy fun evenings with family and friends sat on the benches around the fire-pit, or simply relax by the water's edge directly outside the garden gate.
Stoke Gabriel is a pretty historic village where the cottages tumble down the hill to the picturesque River Dart Estuary. The centre of the village is only a two minute walk from the house and has pubs, Emma's Restaurant, an art gallery, a Post Office and a general store. The Rivershack Brasserie sits on the foreshore some 200 yards from Driftwood Lodge. The Sharpham Winery at Sandridge Barton is only a short woodland walk away, with wine and cheese tastings and vineyard tours, together with its own on site restaurant.
Riverside activities abound with beautiful riverside walks, kayak and paddleboard hire on the slipway and crabbing on the quayside for the younger family members.
Other local attractions include Agatha Christie's house Greenway and D'Oyly Carte's Coleton Fishacre house within a short drive. Bohemian Totnes is only a ten minute drive away with its mainline railway station to London, Paddington and its array of quirky shops and art galleries and weekly market. Or take an idyllic river boat trip to bustling Dartmouth which can also be accessed by steam train. The sandy beaches of Goodrington, Broadsands and Torquay are on your doorstep as well as the zoo at Paignton and the fishing harbour at Brixham and boat trips along the English Riviera.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Lower Ground Floor
Living-room 2 with Smart TV
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Please note there is a spiral staircase, however the lower floors can be accessed via standard external steps. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Patio furniture, barbecue and fire-pit and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Welcome to the luxurious Driftwood Lodge.
This property is home to some gorgeous views.
There are plenty of places to relax around the house.
The glorious outside space is perfect for enjoying the sun and the views.
Driftwood Lodge sits right on the water's edge.
The toasty wood-burner keeps the house nice and cosy.
As you enter you'll be greeted by the tremendous open plan living space.
Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the brilliant Smart TV
Gaze out of the window while enjoying delicious meals on the lovely dining table.
A crisp modern kitchen sits at the end of the space.
Here you will find everything you need to cook up a storm.
The house comes equipped with some tasty essentials.
The superb balcony is a great place to enjoy a glass of fizz in the evening.
How about that for a view!
Bedroom one comes equipped with a lavish king-size bed, TV and an excellent en suite.
The magnificent, large window floods the room with natural light.
Unwind in bedroom one's gorgeous en suite.
Bedroom Two's high ceilings give it a wonderful light and airy feel.
There is a beautifully finished bathroom situated next door to bedroom two.
Relax in the gorgeous free-standing bathtub.
Down the spiral staircase, you will find a fabulous second living space.
The space comes equipped with another Smart TV and sliding doors to the garden.
Downstairs are two more bedrooms - Bedroom 3 is a king room.
Bedroom 3 has an en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 4 is a sweet twin room.
Another gorgeous bathroom can be found on the lower floor.
A lovely spot to relax.
Your gorgeous setting.
Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the wonderful garden area.
The fire-pit is perfect for stargazing in the evening.
There's plenty of space to enjoy on the water's edge.
There is ample parking for two to three cars behind the property.
Stoke Gabriel is a very pretty village.
The River Shack in Stoke Gabriel is a lovely spot for coffee, cake, lunch and ice cream!
If you're looking for a pub, the Church House Inn is a great choice.
The beautiful River Dart and the stunning watercraft in Dartmouth.
Dartmouth and Dittisham are well worth a visit.
Traveling by ferry is a real pleasure.
The beautiful harbour in Brixham.
There's plenty of fantastic restaurants in Brixham.
Beautiful Blackpool Sands.