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Saltwater Cottage

(Ref. 1079487)

Babbacombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "This was my second stay at Saltwater cottage, this time for a whole week."

    I was "Working From Home" whilst there and it was perfect. It was so tranquil that I could really concentrate and get loads of work done. Best of all I could pop out at lunchtime for a walk on Babbacombe Downs or Walls Hill to clear my head and get some air. The house is ideally located for that. I spent most evenings out with friends and family, but the couple of nights I was in the house alone were wonderful. It truly is a home from home with everything you need in a fantastic location!

    Dear Adam, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay again. As a repeat customer, you are especially welcome anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very friendly and helpful owners!

    Dear Denise, Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect location for everything you need from a holiday in Babbacombe, 1 minute walk to the down’s with beautiful views of the bay and beaches."

    Property is lovely and comfortable with all you need for your stay so you can cook, BBQ, or eat out at one of the close restaurants and tea rooms. The Torquay Golf Club is only 5 minutes drive away and is a very nice friendly course. We visited as three generations of a family and had a great week, we would highly recommend the cottage and area, Oddicombe beach was amazing and great for swimming and water sports. Thanks for sharing your cottage with us.

    Dear Simon, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your week. Please know that you are welcome back any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "I have been coming to Babbacombe/Torquay for the last 45 years and feel I have pretty much stayed in all the accommodation along the Downs."

    Saltwater Cottage is by far the best! It's deceptively spacious and well appointed and feels very homely and relaxing. The location is amazing, being in a quiet side street just off the Downs and close to the shops and restaurants in Reddenhill Road and St Marychurch. You won't be disturbed by any of the bars on the Downs but they are just a very short walk away. Babbacombe and Oddicombe beaches are on your doorstep (well, down a cliff but there's the Cliffside Railway!), so it really is in a fantastic location. My party was of four adults but we had another two visit for drinks and a meal - fish & chips from Hanburys, yum!. There was plenty of room for everyone. I would not hesitate to stay here again. In fact I'm looking forward to booking another trip soon! One last point: the owner genuinely cares about her guests and wants you to enjoy your stay. We didn't have any queries or issues but I got the impression that nothing would have been too much trouble, which is lovely to know!

    Dear Adam, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and that the house met your expectations. Thank you, also, for taking the time to write a detailed review. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gorgeous place and lovely stay really comfortable - a few issues with hot water ..."

    Gorgeous place and lovely stay really comfortable - a few issues with hot water and having to boil the kettle to wash up and draining board leaks onto floor ,but otherwise lovely place felt really homely

    Dear Penny, We are glad that you enjoyed the house and area. Thanks for the maintenance notes, and apologies for the inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Devon any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Mar 2023

  • "A really well equipped and nicely furnished house."

    Very attentive and helpful owners.

    Dear Roisin, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back, maybe next time there will be some sunshine! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roisin4.4Dec 2022

  • "We've fallen in love with Babbacombe."

    Fabulous property, beautifully dressed, a real home from home! An easy level walk to the shops and restaurants, and the 22 Stagecoach bus travels through every 20 minutes if you plan to go further afield. The wood burner was a treat, logs are available from The Range or St. Marychurch. Hanbury's Famous Chippy deserves a mention. So good! Thank you Siobhan & Andy, we hope to return soon.

    Dear Helen, We are so happy to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for being so communicative and appreciative of the house and area- Babbacombe really is lovely! We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage perfect location."

    .would highly recommend..

    Dear Leon, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation and very handy for local facilities especially public transport into Torquay."

    No need to use the car.

    Dear Cynthia Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.7Jul 2022

  • "The house is very cozy, well decorated and prime located."

    We were comfortable on it and enjoyed very much our time there.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and location and we look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tadeu5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant stay, delightful home and great hosts!"

    You’ll have a ball

    Dear James, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the feedback, you were excellent guests! We look forward to welcoming you again to Saltwater Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "The downstairs shower was was difficult to find a balance between scalding and cold so might need looking at."

    Not having a toothbrush charger in bathrooms means you could supply a plug in adaptor to be used as an alternative or advise guests in advance. Otherwise totally brilliant. Hope we did ok too.

    Dear Edward, We are pleased that you enjoyed the house and its location. As our first guests, your ideas about how to further improve the house for future guests are really important to us, thanks for taking the time to share them. I have asked the agents to look at the shower asap, and will add charging points to both bathrooms. You were excellent guests and we look forward to welcoming you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x Children's bunk
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Study/ cot room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV with Netflix, Virgin 360 box, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is no parking at the cottage, however guests can park to unload bags, before parking elsewhere

The property

Saltwater Cottage is a wonderful, Edwardian terraced cottage nestled near the beach in Babbacombe, Devon.

A family-friendly cottage with fun-filled activities on its doorstep, whisk your loved ones away to Saltwater Cottage for a seaside retreat.

You'll find the picturesque cottage down a quiet street with a pretty tiled pathway leading you to the front door of your home-away-from-home.

Guests are welcome to park up in front of the property to unload bags, before parking in a nearby public car park.

The long, spacious hallway is ideal for leaving boots, prams and bags before getting settled in; great care has been taken into creating inviting, attractive living spaces throughout Saltwater Cottage, with a mixture of contemporary touches and quirky, classic furnishings.

Sink into the corner sofa in the charming sitting/dining room to catch up on your favourite shows on the Sky TV, or start the woodburning stove for added comfort whilst the little ones play games before dinner.

Set the rustic dining table under the Velux window bringing in plenty of natural light, to plan the day's adventures over a hearty breakfast.

Pastel coloured tiles and warm wooden countertops offer a peaceful setting to prepare home-cooked meals or picnics for the beach, equipped with a gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer and ample storage space.

Enjoy your holiday to the full thanks to the handy utility with a washing machine and tumble dryer for quick cleans.

Completing the ground floor, a shower room features a spacious walk-in shower with lovely blue tiles to jump straight in and wash off the sand.

Unpack your belongings and rest up in Saltwater Cottage, the three fabulous bedrooms; a double, twin and a compact children's bunk room have hard wooden floors with colourful rugs, unique furnishings and are light-filled for pleasant spaces to relax and get ready for the day.

Run a bubble bath or warm up with a hot shower in the spacious, family-friendly bathroom.

Benefit from the first-floor study offering extra space for peace and quiet to catch up on work emails or fun activities with the children.

After a long day on the beach, make the most of the sunshine in the enclosed, rear courtyard to make dinner an alfresco affair; cook up a storm on the barbecue and toast to your seaside escape.

The cottage places you within easy reach of Babbacombe's curious independents, with plenty of pubs, shops, restaurants and cafés to try.

A quieter alternative, the village offers all the attractions without the crowds, such as Babbacombe Theatre, the superb Model Village and picturesque promenade overlooking the sea.

Embark on an adventurous day of walking along the picturesque South West Coast Path, spanning over 630 miles of imposing landscapes, seafronts and over to attractions such as Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Splashdown Quaywest waterpark, and Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, as well as the stunning Dartmoor National Park further afield with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company.

Hop in the car for a short drive to Wellswood with many hidden gems and boutiques, including family-friendly tours through the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, with a handy on-site restaurant to fuel up before heading further afield.

Pack your buckets and spades for the lively town of Torquay with sandy beaches and a harbour bustling with activities; take the little ones to Torquay's Dinosaur World, catch the views from English Riviera Wheel or wander the medieval Torre Abbey with a fabulous palm house.

Journey south along the coast to Paignton for a day along Preston Sands beach, explore the picture-perfect Fairy Cove and take a sunny stroll through Victoria Park.

Choose Saltwater Cottage for a family-friendly holiday in Babbacombe.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Torquay 1.5 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

Babbacombe is a tranquil village and is often known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera’ in Devon. The beach resort is a superb alternative to its bustling neighbour, Torquay, as you will find an array of things to do without the crowds of the people. Attractions include tennis, bowls, golf, putting and swimming, in addition to its picturesque gardens, the promenade and a wealth of shops, restaurants and cafés. A popular attraction includes the Babbacombe Model Village, which opened its doors in 1963 and today houses an indoor display, offering a superb attraction, all year round. Within 1.5 miles is the vibrant town of Torquay, boasting a bustling marina and sandy beach as well as a range of attractions. Babbacombe is a serene base for touring Devon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas