Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

In Salcombe, on a private lane within ¾ mile of the beaches and quay, an impressive, 19th cent. detached house built for the owners' great-grandfather by the fashionable architect, C. Harrison Townsend. It has glorious long views of the estuary and lush coast from all rooms except one. A large, enclosed garden surrounds it with paved parking at the front, and lawn/shrubs on two levels at the back.

Inside, every inch a lovely, comfortable, much appreciated home. The moment you step through the front door, the gorgeous view strikes you; an open hall (loo/washbasin) leads into comfort-designed living room with views down the garden and across the water and French windows opening to sunny terrace (table/chairs); second cosier living room with TV/Sky/DVD and same views. Smart, stylish kitchen/dining room (two dishwashers, microwave, fridge-freezer, double-oven range-style cooker, larder fridge) with double butler sinks, beech worktops, TV/DVD and those views. From back door, 5 steps down to courtyard and outhouses (washing machine, tumble drier, larder fridge, smart wet-room/loo ideal for sandy people, wetsuit/surfboard storage).

From the living room, elegant curving stairs up to five bedrooms – a double (6' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite, bidet) and limited clothes-hanging space; a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with little balcony; a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with additional child's 5' long bed; one with two singles (limited clothes-hanging space); and a narrow room with two sets of bunk beds (limited clothes-hanging space). Two bathrooms (suites, one plus bath-shower and one plus hand-shower). Ready meals available. Damages Deposit £200. A stunningly beautiful spot.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.

The West Country region

The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.

Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.

Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.


Salcombe: one of the most beautifully sited small towns in Britain, at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary, a yacht haven with creeks, sandy bays. Waterside pubs, nice shops. Boats to hire, fishing, superb Nat. Trust cliff walks/gardens; museum, tennis, outdoor swimming pool (in summer); pedestrian ferry to East Portlemouth (lovely beaches, The Venus Café and Takeaway). Thurlestone and Bigbury (golf), 6 and 8 miles.