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Marine Cottage

Salcombe, Devon (Ref. 929494)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We were delighted with the cleanliness and condition of everything- The owner met us on arrival and apologised for the out door furniture which had deteriorated due to UV although only 3 years old and she has been unable to replace it yet due to high demand because of Covid."

    We could have used the outdoor cushions supplied but actually we were perfectly happy using the dining table inside for all our meals so we didn’t use the outside table or the barbecue at all. We found the house so welcoming and light and bright, with super views that we didn’t feel the need to be outside and the weather was a bit uncertain at times so we tended to be in the house when we were back rather than the garden or patio. We had a really enjoyable week and despite the unpredictability of the weather we were very fortunate in managing to avoid heavy showers so that we were able to do what we wanted every day. We visited Hope Cove and Mill Bay beaches and had a wonderful picnic on Bolt tail with views back to Hope Cove on a beautiful day. On other days we had a boat trip to Greenways in Dartmouth, visited Dartmouth castle, the Bygones museum in Torquay and Berry Pomeroy Castle among other things. The Spar shop round the corner was an absolute boon and we used it quite a bit. The only thing that would have improved the cottage would be the provision of some extra large saucepans. Our meals on holiday tend to be simple affairs with something in a sauce accompanied by rice or pasta but the lack of any saucepans large enough for 7 people's portions was a slight problem so we found we were having to cook liquid meals in batches in frying pans but we managed. The smaller saucepans were just not big enough. However I have mentioned this by email to the owner who has promised to supply some large saucepans in future. She has been extremely helpful and approachable. My husband and I slept in the double room on the first floor and I was so comfortable in that bed- even better than our one at home!. The pillows were also extremely comfortable. We also loved the décor and the pictures and ornaments- Marine Cottage is a beautiful house and we feel very lucky to have been able to stay there. All in all it was a most memorable holiday

    Reviewed by M EJul 2021

  • "Firstly the positives."

    Decent location in Salcombe, great views from the top bedroom and 2 parking spaces. All great. However............. Property a little tired and outdated. Plastic coverings on the dining chairs, old throws on sofas. Patio doors broken and unable to open. When we arrived the bins were overflowing outside, no room for any of our refuse and overnight the overspill bags were attacked by seagulls which we had to clear up. The beds had been changed but all of the previous guests dirty laundry was left in the house which was worrying with Covid regs. No front door key so only one key for the back door for 8 people meaning the door had to be left unlocked in the evening if some of us went out. Also not great for fire regs. We called the owner and this was sorted within a few days but it wasn't a great or hygienic start to the holiday. You also have to transfer a £250 cash deposit to the owner. I had no problem with that but once it was paid we received and email saying no towels, tea towels or bathmats provided. Also told that property had to be fully cleaned by ourselves before we left. We own a holiday cottage and would never expect this from our guests. We hoovered and tidied but a part of our deposit was still kept. We were told it wasn't clean enough and accused of breaking ornaments which we hadn't. I think it should be made much clearer on the property description about what is provided and what is expected.

    Reviewed by KatieJun 2021

  • "The House position was great, however, there were a number of issues with the property:- 1) Fridge freezer was not switched on - so arriving with little children and a lot of shopping was not convenient 2) No towels were provided - which we felt was unnecessary as all laundry is sent away to be cleaned 3) The garden furniture is in very bad repair and deteriorating with holes in chairs which will inevitably break, they need replacing 4) The bed on the top floor is very uncomfortable and the mattress uneven."

    5) The cleaners are not doing an efficient job, Dust under beds and dining room furniture 6) Terrible facilities for rubbish - inadequate tiny bin underneath the sink. for 8 people. There were only two bins - one for rubbish and one for garden waste and this became a real issue as were charged extra. 7) Very tight parking on the drive for two cars. 8) We were never given a front door key and the patio doors impossible to open and shut.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2021

  • "Beautiful house, very well furnished, and appointed."

    Having to vacate by 9am on leaving day, emptying bins, stripping beds and putting out for laundry man was quite a challenge.

    The request to vacate the property has now been changed to depart from the property at 10am. The initial request to depart at 9 am was made because we followed Sykes and the Tourist Board's recommendation. This was to allow the cleaners space before coming in and because of the length of time it takes to prepare the house for the next guests, and to use Antiviral cleaner throughout the house on all touchable surfaces. This is to make the house Covid free. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndySep 2020

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

    Very comfortable and spacious with a well equipped kitchen. Short walk into Salcombe downhill, steep walk back uphill, but worth it for the amazing views. Local store on the doorstep for essentials.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Marine cottage ."

    It was very spacious , accommodating eight comfortably . The facilities were first class . We had beautiful views of the estuary and were close enough to be able to walk to North sands for our daily swim and to the town in the evening . A really lovely holiday .

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Marine Cottage is exceptionally well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    Stunning views from the top bedroom.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "The facilities were excellent."

    We particularly appreciated the comfortable beds and generous provision of bathrooms. We have much experience of self-catering and kitchen equipment was more than expected; carving knives, cutlery, cling film etc. All equipment was fully functional.

    Reviewed by BrionyMay 2019

  • "Marine Cottage is a beautiful holiday home in a wonderful area."

    The pictures and description of the property are 100% accurate. The house is fully equipped except for the towels and no hair dryer. We were forewarned of this so no surprise but as guests arriving by plane from another country the option to have towels and a hair dryer provided would have been very nice even if at an additional cost . The internet was quick, the choice of television channels great and there was a good size refrigerator to keep food. The close proximity to Spar was another real bonus. I would highly recommend Marine Cottage for people visiting Devon and hope to stay there again myself.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2018

  • "The house was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped."

    Beds were very comfortable. We knew that there would be quite a walk up the hill from Salcombe shops and pubs.To have 2 dedicated parking places just outside the garage made packing and unpacking the care very easy. We had a great time - with great weather. Thank you

    Reviewed by JonJun 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and CDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with stone patio and rattan furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Beach 1.2 miles
  • Note: Property is in residential area - please be mindful of neighboring properties and noise levels
  • Note: There is a drop from the lawned area to the patio, children to be supervised
  • Note: Check-in time 3.30pm. Please NOTE: NO Stag/Hens or similar parties including same sex parties.

The property

Perfectly located for touring and enjoying the stunning South Hams, this delightful, spacious detached four bedroom house is set over three floors in an ideal location proudly sitting in a quiet residential area, overlooking the beautiful harbour town of Salcombe.

You will feel at home immediately on entering Marine Cottage which is full of character.

On the ground floor the well-equipped kitchen leads out to the stone patio terrace where you can enjoy alfresco dining in private surroundings amongst palm trees.

A cosy sitting room to relax at the end of the day and a comfortable dining room with ample room for everyone to sit around at dinner completes the ground floor accommodation.

There are four individually furnished bedrooms, two with an en-suite and the second floor room has a sitting area to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the estuary.

To be able to have a lie in whilst watching the boats and yachts on the water is something that will provide lasting memories.

Located at the most southerly tip of Devon and surrounded by stunning coastal scenery and beautiful beaches it is easy to understand why Salcombe is one of the most sought after and desirable holiday destinations in the UK.

The wonderful outdoor environment offers visitors a host of watersport activities.

For beach lovers the sweeping sands of Thurlestone and the sheltered coves of both South and North Sands offer some of Devon's finest beaches whilst a must do will be to take the ferry from the harbour to East Portlemouth where beautiful beaches look directly back over to Salcombe.

A wonderful house offering excellent accommodation in a delightful location at any time of year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Kingsbridge 7 miles; Dartmouth 21 miles; Plymouth 24 miles; Paignton 26 miles.

Salcombe is a popular destination for walkers and families looking for a holiday by the sea and was once a major port. There are two pretty beaches within a short distance, North Sands and South Sands and further on is the National Trust property Overbeck’s where you can wander through the subtropical gardens. Why not have a more adventurous day and try out the watersports available on the estuary including surfing, kayaking or a more leisurely boat trip? Whilst staying in Salcombe you must take advantage of the locally sourced seafood which is served in many of the restaurants, pubs, cafés and delicatessens. The southern tip of Devon provides some spectacular scenery and picturesque vistas with a number of sandy beaches, lovely villages with thatched cottages and some fantastic opportunities for walking, including the South West Coast path.

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Please NOTE: NO Stag/Hens or similar parties including same sex parties. Families only.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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