Devon LivingIssue #04
Coastal escapes July 2018
This month, our selection of wonderful seaside stays takes us to Dartmouth and Braunton.
Gullsway Lower, Dartmouth
Recently renovated and situated directly on the River Dart waterfront, Gullsway Lower boasts stunning views across the Riviera. With Dartmouth town centre just a short walk away, you can enjoy all the delights that this charming town has to offer, including an elegant mix of eateries, cafés and shops, as well as the bustling marina.
The apartment itself has two ample bedrooms and two beautifully finished bathrooms. The open plan kitchen and dining area boasts panoramic views over the River Dart, and leads onto an outside terrace, creating even more space to entertain. The terrace itself has a table and seating area, perfect for relaxing with a glass of your favourite tipple and watching the boats sail by; you really couldn’t be closer to the water without actually jumping in!
In the kitchen you’ll find everything you need to cook up a storm using Dartmouth’s rich, fresh produce and in the lounge, a 42-inch TV with Sky is ideal for curling up on the sofa and relaxing, especially when the weather’s not so fair.
The best part is, Gullsway Lower is dog friendly, allowing up to two pets, and with this part of the West Country being superb for long walks and scintillating views, there really isn’t a better place to enjoy a Devon break with your furry friend in tow.
Braunton Farmhouse, Braunton
This impressive five-bedroom farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is just a stone’s throw from Devon’s glorious north coast. The popular beaches of Croyde and Saunton are just minutes away and provide long stretches of golden sand and famously-clean waves, and the house is also in close proximity to Saunton Golf Course, for those who like to stick to the green.
Sleeping up to ten guests, the recently refurbished yet traditional farmhouse has been expertly decorated by talented interior designer, Helen Riley at Palazzo Interiors, who effortlessly combines period charm with modern day style. The large family room is an ideal space for gathering everyone together after your daily adventures, with a calming colour scheme of soft beiges and muted blues. A large dining room provides ample space to sit down and enjoy a family supper. Then, when day breaks, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning coffee in the well-equipped kitchen.
Braunton Farmhouse is an ideal choice for families and groups of friends wishing to holiday together in a real ‘home-from-home,’ there’s oodles of space for everyone to spread out and relax, including a sprawling lawn perfect for children and your four legged friends, or even a marquee and wedding party! Surrounded by fields on all sides, the farmhouse provides a secluded and tranquil base from which to explore the best that Devon has to offer.