About this listing
Stancombe Manor is a unique hamlet set in 21 acres of its own beautiful grounds and cider orchards in the heart of the South Hams countryside. Orchid is a recently renovated apartment, one of eight properties converted from the old Tythe barn.
Orchid apartment is on the first floor and overlooks the pond and surrounding countryside. It has been refurbushed to a very high spec and can sleep up to four people. There is an en suite double bedroom with king size bed which also splits into two singles. In the lounge there is a large, extremely comfortable bed settee that can sleep two adults comfortably. The kitchen is fully fitted providing everything needed. Guests at Orchid can really enjoy a peaceful holiday in one of the most beautiful locations in the South Hams.
Guests at Stancombe are free to use all of the many leisure facilities including heated indoor pool, sauna, oak panelled snooker room, indoor games/playroom with table tennis, pitch and putt, tennis court and acres of communal gardens with many barbecue areas furnished with wooden tables and benches.
Stancombe is less than 10 minutes from the charming estuary town of Kingsbridge and well located for the many unspoilt beaches along the South Devon National Trust coastline. The nearest shop/bakery is located five minutes drive away in the village of Frogmore.
There is an awful lot to choose from in the South Hams area and it is worth exploring to find your own preference, depending on whether you prefer sands or shingle, small coves or large beaches, or are prepared to walk. There is Thurlestone Sands, with its wide sandy beach is one of several locally owned by the National Trust and attracts both families and water sports enthusiasts. The wide sandy beach is backed by a nature reserve where rare and exciting birds have been spotted. Or Bantham (great for surfing, sandy - 20 mins), Beesands (shingle and large - 15 mins), huge stretch from Torcross along Slapton Leys (shingle - 10 mins), Hope Cove (small, sandy - 15 mins) and Blackpool Sands (beautiful clean water sports - 20 mins) driving.
Thurlestone Golf Club is a 20 minute drive away. It is one of the most beautiful courses in the South West of England, set in about 50 spectacular acres on the cliff top with beautiful sea views.. The course is a mix of links and cliff-top terrain with the latter providing breath-taking views of the legendary Thurlestone Rock to the East and the beautiful Avon Estuary and Burgh Island to the West. It provides ideal holiday golf - not too severe with quite generous fairways.
Kingsbridge, at the head of the estuary, has a wide range of shops and places to eat.
Further afield, Totnes, Salcombe and Dartmouth are great towns to visit. Dartmoor lies to the north, and the towns of Plymouth, Exeter and Torquay (the 'English Riviera') are an easy drive away.
Other things to note
Stancombe itself has many facilities on site to suit all ages including an indoor heated pool measuring 6 metres wide by 13 metres long with changing rooms and a sauna at a nominal charge; tennis court; snooker room with a full sized snooker table; games room incorporating table tennis, billiards table and plenty of toys; small pitch and putt and outside play area. Most of the leisure facilities are open for use 24 hours every day.