About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Crabbs Park House (originally one very large house and now a large semi detached property) is a typical 17th Century Georgian Farm House. It is located on an elevated position overlooking Goodrington Church/Waterside and the sea beyond.
Crabbs Park was the original farmhouse for Hunts Cider then Whiteways Winery.
This is a very spacious, cosy and well-loved home for us, which initially we are renting out over the summer. Apart from removing a few personal items, the house is fully equipped with for example Nespresso, Juicer and some cooking ingredients (spices etc) that you can freely use, we just ask that you look after our home while it is yours.
We have recently updated the kitchen, bathrooms and very large original beamed Attic top (2nd floor) bedroom introducing a new en suite shower, toilet and sink.
The first floor bedrooms (super king and a double) both have sea views.
The lounge has a multi-stove burner, with a ceiling with the original acanthus and circular rose pattern mouldings and a chandelier. We have stayed in a lot of holiday homes where the lounge seating is not comfortable, but in Crabbs Park House you can relax in either the 3 or 2 seater leather sofas or the attention seeking rocking chair.
To the rear of the lounge is the dining table, which can comfortably sit 6/8.
The lounge and each bedroom have TVs, the lounge (48’’) and top room are smart with Netfix and also DVD players in case you want to watch anything from our library. Free wifi
Hope for good weather and sit out on the front lawn which gets the last of the evening sun behind and look out into the bay and watch the cargo boats, sailing ships and ferries cruise by. Rear garden has a fairly secluded patio (sun trap) and we leave our BBQ for your use.
Next door has a confused cockerel so expect the odd wake up call in the afternoon and some chickens usually make an appearance around the front of the house during the day, although mostly behaving and staying next door.
The house is situated in a very quiet cul-de-sac with main bus links at the end of the road across the whole of Torbay or easy access by car to the beaches and all of the other many tourist attractions to suite all tastes.
As keen walkers (and cyclists) we can walk from the house on a couple of beautiful – predominantly - off road paths that lead down to the coast path/beaches (20 minutes) where you can turn right to Brixham (2 hours) and Dartmouth (6 hours!!) or left to Paignton (30 minutes), Torquay (1.5 Hours) and Teignmouth.
We wish to rent this home by the week (7 days) on a Friday change over through the summer, but may other requests, so please contact us if interested.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A lovely home from home
We stayed for 10 days for a family holiday with grandparents, uncle and 2 and 4 year old. The owners couldn't have made us feel more welcome or supported during our stay, providing thoughtful information personal to us.
The beautifully decorated, comfortable house sits in a very quiet residential area with great views and friendly, knowledgeable neighbours. There's easy access to a good bus service and footpath to beaches if you're prepared for Devon hills. Almost everything we could have wanted in the house was there from cooking ingredients to wood for the washing machine fire basket (Who knew?!). The absence of a teapot became quite a talking point as everything else was there (I believe this has now been remedied!). There are some steep steps and a drop in the back garden which needed careful monitoring with the very young/old but otherwise quite child friendly.
We were never short of choices of things to do for every generation within local reach and despite being in peak season there were no problems with crowds or queues. Our best days out were kayaking at broadsands beach, the round robin trip with steam train to Dartmouth/ boat to Totnes / open top bus back to Paignton and the Exe estuary cycle trail.
We all felt as if we could have stayed longer if we'd had the time and would love to return. I'd definitely recommend this house as a great base for going out exploring south Devon and a comfortable retreat if you'd rather stay in. Everything a homeaway home should be!