Please Note: If at full occupancy, this cottage will only sleep a maximum of 6 adults (plus 2 children).
Written on some old deeds in rather ancient script were the words 'a field called crackle' referring to the land adjoining Bantham House, hence the name Cracklefield Cottage! Some 200 years old and originally part of Bantham House (but now entirely separate) this charming property is in the heart of the village of Bantham, situated a few yards along a quiet lane from the main street with its pretty thatched cottages and the ever-popular Sloop Inn. A short walk through the village, with its spectacular views of the Avon estuary and on across the 'ham' brings you to the dunes and the very special beach of Bantham. This is a paradise for surfers, beach lovers and walkers alike with its rolling surf, vast stretches of golden sand, and beautiful headland walks along the coastal path to Thurlestone and beyond. The cottage is friendly and comfortable, a real family home with a delightful fully enclosed courtyard garden.
“Very comfortable, cosy, good quality. Wonderful location in this beautiful estuary. Everything works, interesting and well chosen pictures and lovely days on the beach. Thank you.”
“Another lovely stay at Cracklefield Cottage. Thanks for the cream tea on arrival.”
Hallway. Spacious attractive kitchen/diner with laminate floor and oval table to seat 8. Well equipped fitted kitchen area with ceramic hob and built-in electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, small chest freezer and door to paved courtyard. Charming, cosy and attractive carpeted sitting room, with sofas, chairs, large flat screen TV and DVD and large open fireplace inset with woodburning stove. Door to the garden. Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC. Upstairs: Cupboard on the landing housing a washing machine. Large double bedroom with range of fitted cupboards, washbasin and king size 5ft bed. Twin children's bedroom with steeply sloping ceiling and 3ft divan beds. Further double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed, sloping ceiling and wash basin. Bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Steep stairs up to the attic bedroom with velux windows and twin 3ft beds.
The cottage, protected by a castellated wall, is alongside a quiet lane. From the kitchen there is access to the enclosed garden (a suntrap) with a paved courtyard area, table and chairs. There is a raised level area of lawn with a bench and apple trees.
Parking: Off road parking for one car opposite the cottage, further limited on road parking on the main street. Weekly parking permit available from main beach car park.