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Devon Self Catering cottage, 5 Prospect House, Hallsands, sleeps 4

5 Prospect House

5 Prospect House, Hallsands, Devon

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £640.00

First floor apartment in the fishing village of Hallsands, sleeping four in two bedrooms.

5 Prospect House is a spacious, sunny first floor apartment, located minutes from the coast path. With two bedrooms (master suite and twin room), and two bathrooms, the property sleeps four guests. The open plan living area boasts views stretching to Start Point lighthouse and beyond.

Additionally, guests have use of the communal gardens, outdoor swimming pool, and all-weather tennis court. Suitable for couples and families, 5 Prospect House is the perfect property for those in search of a coastal retreat.


How much can you charge for a view?
Location first. The view from the apartment is undoubtedly spectacular ? a full 180 degrees from Dartmouth on one side, across Start Bay to Start Point Lighthouse on the other. Prospect House was originally built in 1923 as a hotel. The history of the hotel, its owners and of the village of Hallsands, which fell into the sea in 1917 is worth reading; it can be found easily via Google. The Coastal Path runs outside the front of the building, allowing ready access to Hallsands beach c. 400 metres away (fairly quiet, shingle and quite steeply shelving; good for paddle boards and kayaks). Some 1km further along the path to the north is the village of Beesands, offering a pub and an excellent fish and chip shop as well as a larger shingle beach. Roughly 2km miles from Prospect House in the opposite direction is the lighthouse. We do plan to return to the area - an utterly beautiful location. As for the apartment, it has a lot going for it. It is quite compact, with three main rooms plus a bathroom. There are two fairly small bedrooms, one en-suite, and the living area incorporating kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Total floor area is stated to be 538 sq. ft. It is generally well appointed and the owners have clearly taken notice of some previous, negative reviews. A new carpet had been laid immediately before we arrived and a new microwave and built-in washing machine had been installed. However, we felt that the decoration of the apartment remains tired, especially in the kitchen area. Sadly, the new washing machine had not been set up properly and the vibration from the unbalanced drum made it unusable. Also, the kitchen unit door to go in front of it had not been fitted. The skirting board at the base of the unit had been prised off to install the machine and not refitted. I gather that these points are being addressed. Leaving aside the issues above, in terms of value for money (especially at high-season prices), we are unconvinced. Obviously, the location is unique and there may therefore be a captive audience for whom location and view trump cost. We are not among them. For top dollar, we expect nothing less than a pristine property. In our opinion, that remains a work in progress here.
Stephen N



Parking Space Parking Space
Telephone Telephone
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Neff equipment including induction hob, electric oven, new fridge- freezer (2024), washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine and microwave
43" QLED TV with premium BT TV package (including Sky Sport and BT Sport, movies and children's channels), Nintendo Wii, upgraded wireless broadband internet and telephone
Amazon Fire TV in bedroom
Naim Mu-So wireless music system
Communal gardens, barbecue area (BBQ not provided) and terrace
Heated swimming pool, tennis court and further landscaped gardens to the rear
Parking for one car plus visitor bays within 50m
Gas central heating and hot water system
All duvets (goose down and feather unless otherwise requested), pillows, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are supplied
You will need to bring your own tea towels and pool/beach towels
Strictly No Smoking
The main bedroom and bathroom have been redecorated in 2023/24, new carpets throughout, balcony doors and widows refurbished and fully working, there is a new fridge-freezer

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Approximate Location

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Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Hallsands area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Salcombe Maritime Museum - 4.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Overbeck's Museum and Garden - 5.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Gallants Bower Fort - 8.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth, St Petrox Church - 8.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth Castle - 8.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bayard's Cove Fort - 8.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth, St Saviour's Church - 8.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth Museum - 8.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Coleton Fishacre House and Garden - 9.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Greenway - 10.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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