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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
(Visit England - 4 Star Gold Award) This beautiful contemporary house is situated at the top of Onslow Road, a hilly road leading down into the town. The Quays and mooring, ferry rides and beaches, boutiques and waterside cafes are a 12 - 15 minute walk away, while the beaches of North and South Sands are a mile or so away.
There is a fantastic 25m outdoor heated swimming pool located just next door to The Retreat. This can be hired for private use. See internet for details.
Level access from the driveway (privately set back approximately 35m from Onslow Road), leads into a welcoming hallway off which is the stylish living accommodation and two of the ensuite bedrooms. Upstairs are two further luxurious bedrooms with ensuite facilities
The stunning contemporary kitchen has solid dark wood worktops and central island/breakfast bar with three stools. Appliances include a 5-ring gas range, electric oven and grill, integrated microwave, larder fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. In the adjacent utility room you will find a washing machine. The sun drenched dining area is situated beneath the glazed atrium roof and has a table with eight comfortable dining chairs. Concertina glass doors fold totally to the sides, bringing the outdoors in. Outside there is a large flagstone terrace, perfect for catching some rays and dining al fresco.
There is a large, comfortable and beautifully furnished sitting room, with ample seating for eight. It is equipped with a flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player. There are folding glass doors to the sunny front terrace. We have a double sofa bed available in the main living space. We normally rent to groups of 8; the sofa-bed is for occasional use. (If guests have a visitor for a limited period or with agreement from the owner).
On the ground floor is a spacious twin room and double bedroom both with an en suite shower room with oversized rainhead shower, w.c. and basin.
The upstairs bedrooms are both generous sized bedrooms one has a king size bed and one with twin single beds. They both have en suite bathroom with bath, and shower.
The garden has a drive large enough for 3 cars and small boat trailer, lawn and flagstone terraces furnished with garden table and chairs.
This property boasts gas fired underfloor heating and instant hot water via combination boiler. One well behaved pet is permitted. Wireless broadband internet available. Also a travel cot and high chair is available.
N.B. Bed linen and bath towels are included in Nightly and weekly price. Tenants need to bring beach and tea towels. Strictly no smoking permitted.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
About this location
The Devon 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 is extremely popular as a sailing holiday destination, boasting a fabulous harbour and many facilities for boating enthusiasts. Indeed the annual sailing Regatta brings thousands to the town every year. Salcombe also has two beaches, North Sands and South Sands, both of which remain unspoilt and are perfect for sailing, surfing, swimming, sandcastle building, rock pooling or simply relaxing! Try crabbing on the quayside with a locally made ice cream, explore the National Trust gardens at Overbecks or for something more exhilarating, walk along the South West Coast Path and enjoy the breath-taking views out to sea. The town offers shops ranging from the butchers and bakery, to independent boutiques and designer clothing outlets.The main Fore Street also boasts many fabulous restaurants, offering fresh, locally caught seafood, including delicious South Devon crab.
Visitors can soak up the exciting atmosphere in the Summer, or the calm, relaxed vibe in the town out of season. The surrounding villages and hamlets also provide plenty of quieter retreats, for those looking to experience true peace and tranquillity in the South Devon countryside. Whether you are looking for a beach break, a sailing trip, or a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings,
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20 Oct 2014
"lovely place. close walk to all amenities"
Great stay, thank you very much, easy walk to Salcombe, lovely places to walk our dogs. people very friendly in local Spar shop, met lots of other very friendly dog walkers… More
31 Aug 2014
"Fantastic accommodation close to all amenities"
We had a very good week at the retreat - the accommodation was excellent and was located a short walk- 10 min walk to the centre of salcombe . We took our dog and found a number of excellent walks close to the accommodation - North sands being a favorite. - The weather was kind to us and we had a really good weeks holiday - we only needed the car for visits to Bantham and South Milton.
2 Aug 2014
"Beautiful holiday home in the perfect location"
We had a fabulous week at the retreat in Salcombe and we couldn't of asked for a lovelier property. With the weather being glorious we picked the best week and being in Salcombe "Who needs abroad"
The property is well equipped, clean and perfect for a family! We also loved the fact we could take our dogs and there was a lovely walk just up the hill from the house where we met the locals who were also extremely friendly.
Salcombe itself is a beautiful place and we had many days on the beach and some lovely evening meals particularly at the Salcome Harbour Hotel. What an amazing place! We will definitely be returning next year and would recommend this property to everyone.
Thank you John for giving us an EPIC holiday!
30 Jun 2014
"Beautiful modern bungalow"
Having stayed in a few crumby holiday rentals over the last few years we were very pleased that we chose to stay at The Retreat this time around.Very quiet and peaceful, very modern & fitted with ens… More
3 Aug 2013
"I cannot praise the Retreat enough!"
We stayed at the Retreat in July and must say it delivered everything it promised. The overall standard of the property was first rate. The attention to detail for the provision of comfort given by the owners could not be bettered.
I would whole heartedly recommend the Retreat for your holiday stay. I will be booking again.
30 Jun 2013
"A superb property; spotless, luxurious and with en-suite rooms and excellent facilities."
Salcombe is a wonderful location with quite spectacular views over the inlet. The small town itself is up-market with gorgeous shops, delis and eating places. It is a boating haven. The waters lapping… More
4 Mar 2013
"Amazing home in gorgeous Salcombe!"
We travelled to Salcombe with friends (3 couples in total) for a long weekend break and all I can say is - great accommodation, perfect location and great value!
From the moment we arrived to 'The retreat' it felt like a home away from home. The house is large enough that you feel you have plenty of space and privacy, but has a homely feel so you feel relaxed and comfortable while in the lounge watching TV or reading a book. All of the bedrooms are a good size which avoids any issue when sharing with friends of 'who gets the smaller rooms' and the bedrooms are also all ensuite, which was a nice bonus.
We loved the kitchen / dining room space as well - it was ideal for socialising while cooking and enjoying a glass or two of wine. We opted to cook at home one night and found the close proximity to the supermarket (short 10 min drive) convenient and also a small corner shop within a few minutes walk for the morning papers.
The location of the property was ideal for us - plenty of space for the 3-cars on the drive - and we were amazed how quiet it was. Only a short walk to Salcombe for coffee or walk around town and quite a few nice pubs to discover in the evening.
There is a nice patio area as well (we didn't use as we stayed in January) but can see the potential for the summer months to spend an evening outside entertaining.
This property certainly represents value for money and was a great find in Salcombe. We are already planning our next stay!
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