Cottage in Salcombe, South Devon, England - Great Location, Within Minutes Walk To Town And Beaches
About Tim Goodall
We (Tim and Emma) are putting our family home up for holiday lets. We live and work in Dubai, but have had our second home in Salcombe since 2007. Salcombe is where my wife's family live and so is somewhere we will continue to visit, in addition to the fact it is in a beautiful part of the world. The house was gutted and stripped back allowing us to create a very personal special, albeit compact, family home for our holidays in the UK. We are not letting the home as a business but more of a sustainable need given it is a second home used once a year. We have put a lot of love, care and thought into the design of the interior and outdoor spaces, and we hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do.
Tim Goodall purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Tim Goodall chose Salcombe
Salcombe is a quintessential English seaside town. Very picturesque town, active sailing and fishing harbour with plenty of outdoor scenic and activity opportunities.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our Property has the benefits of: - easy access, on the flat, a few minutes walking distance to town - off street parking - outdoor living area - all mod cons If you have a bigger party, and require more bedrooms and sleeping space, it may be possible to have a twinned booking with next door [which we also own] No 5 Shadycombe Road
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice cosy/small cottage, good use of space, nice location
A lovely cottage near the centre of town, generally well-equipped (though an oven glove would be helpful!). It is quite small for 3 bedrooms but everthing is laid out cleverly. Good rear garden which is more private than the photo suggests. Hosts very communicative and helpful.
The cottage is beautifully restored in a way that brings it up to date and at the same time keeps its character. It is beautifully furnished, comfortable and has all practical needs of parents with young children. The rest of the family were staying at the top of the very steep hill so everyone became fitter during the week of the hill climb!
Thank you also for all the practical information you sent about the area.
We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone.
Lovely house, beautiful stop
Such a lovely little house, in a perfect spot, really easy walk into town. We stayed with a 6 month old baby and it was great! The house had everything we could need and more!
We will hopefully be back soon. Xxx
Really good, property exactly as described, well equipped and clean. Quiet spot, very local to town and just around the corner from the creek and CoOp.
Lovely house and central location
This house was perfect for our stay. Good walking distance of all local amenities and beautifully finished. Feels very homely. We will return.
We had a really super break at this lovely, well appointed cottage.
Special interest holidays:
Sailing courses at the Island Cruising Club - RYA Sailing Training Centre - Multi Activity Centre with power boat training.
Fishing on 'Anglo Dawn', an Angling Charter Vessel.
Scuba diving on the wrecks, canoeing, kayaking, power-boating, surfing.
Painting courses in watercolours at Harbour House in Kingsbridge where there are also classes for yoga, tai chi, pilates.
South Devon Steam Railway at Dartmouth for enthusiasts.
There are a number of beaches within the Salcombe estuary, sandy, safe and clean. All within varying walking distances and ferries, the ferries are taken from the Ferry Inn. Clambering over the rocks to Sunny Cove or walking along the cliff tops, the views are stunning with spectacular coastal paths for lunch at Gara Rock and beyond.
The nearest airports are Exeter & Plymouth. There are trains to Plymouth and Totnes with buses to and from Salcombe. Once in Salcombe a car is not necessarily required as there is so much to do within walking distance.
Totnes - train station 20 miles 30 mins
Plymouth - Train, Airport & Ferry Port 25 miles 40 mins
Exeter - Airport 60 miles 1 hr drive
Bristol - Airport 120 miles 2 hrs drive
The cottage is within walking distance of the Salcombe town.
Further afield there is:
Kingsbridge - market town - 6 miles by car, 15 min drive
Totnes - Historic Market town, with great tea and crafty type shops- 20 miles, 30 min drive
Dartmoor - scenic outdoors - 15-30 miles, 30 min to 1+hr drive
Dartmouth - historic harbour & steam railway - 20 miles, 40 mins drive
Plymouth - historic city and harbour - 25 miles, 40 mins drive
Eden Eco Project in Cornwall - 60 miles, 1 hr 40 min drive
The local shops are very good. You will find Coleman's a family butcher , delicious baker, fishmongers, delicatessen shops, grocers, gift shops, clothing, interiors & home-wares etc and the best sweetie shop you have ever seen, which the children love. There is a Lloyds bank and a Boots chemist. The clothing shops are interesting and varied for wetter days. We love "Chattels" at the end of Fore street opposite the butchers, for its interesting selection of home-ware, interiors and gifts. We love the sausages from Colemans the butchers. There are numerous restaurants and pubs for eating out and serving locally caught fish or shell fish; Captain Flints has great pizza's, but it is very popular and queues are to be expected; Salcombe ice-cream is a must! For a very good curry on a Friday night at The Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island, go to Bigbury which is accessed at high tide by a tractor, or walk over the spit of sand for an adventure. Newton Ferries has The Ship Inn on the tidal river's edge. Kingsbridge has two of the usual supermarkets. Walking in the area is so varied with Dartmoor close at hand and the Ramblers welcome people to join them three times a week. There are National Trust houses, e.g. Sharpitor on the cliffs at the mouth of Salcombe estuary and another at Dartmouth.