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Sandpiper Cottage

(Ref. 1088402)

Batson near Salcombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Fab Cottage, very homely with great comfortable beds."

    Love the South Hams area and had great weather which was a bonus. Thank you.

    Sep 2023

  • "Lovely quiet cottage, perfect distance from Salcombe."

    Would have preferred less rain but when the sun came out, we had a wonderful time.

    Sep 2023

  • "Sandpiper Cottage was so beautiful."

    We walked in and immediately loved it. Especially welcoming was the lovely card we had from the owners - it was written with such warmth and immediately made us feel at home. The cottage was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated. It has really comfy beds and lovely soft pillows. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. It has a lovely, sunny, secure garden for the dogs, it is a perfect place for dogs and there’s a lovely table and chairs to sit at on the patio . It is so tranquil. So quiet - just horses neighing to each other in the fields in front and behind. There are Beautiful dog walks all around and the walk down to Batson Creek was so relaxing. Everyone we passed so friendly. We loved every moment at Sandpiper Cottage and didn’t want to leave. If you want a countryside, but still by the sea, restful, peaceful holiday in Salcombe, we cannot recommend Sandpiper Cottage enough. Mum and I loved our stay so much, wonderful memories made. Love Katie and Wendy and Ol and Nell xx

    Thank you so much for your kind words about Sandpiper cottage and thrilled that you all enjoyed you stay. Hope to see you again one day. Kind regards Jane and Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location but cottage lacked some of the little features that make a cottage special such as books, maps and board games and recommendations on places to walk eat etc."

    Hot water situation was unacceptable though - it’s not reasonable to ration hot water on holiday and once a Bath had been run on arrival no one could shower until the next day when the heater came back on. As this happened on the weekend had to wait until Monday to resolve. Beds were also extremely uncomfortable and resulted in very poor sleep. TV very small and not what we have experienced with other properties. All these are key consideration for a good holiday. We had a really nice break but we’re disappointed by the lack of comfort in the cottage especially given cost.

    Reviewed by David2.8Aug 2023

  • "Sandpiper cottage, you have been perfect."

    Thank you so much.

    Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed the location perfect for dog walking & cycling into Salcombe."

    We loved the inside of the cottage. The back garden was not enclosed & so not dog friendly - even a small gate at the top would be great. It also meant as it was not enclosed a local terrier used the back patio as his own… The parasol hinge was faulty & the parasol blew over & we were unable to use it + a few of the garden chairs were a bit rickety.

    We have responded to your comment about a back gate at the top of the garden which is now in place to also stop other dogs coming into the top garden. A new garden table and chairs has replaced the old one and we have Ed taken away the parasol as it was causing problems with guests not folding it down and the wind catching it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona3.4Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage- comfy and has everything you could need."

    SamanthaJul 2023

  • "Nice property with enough room for us ."

    Shower went cold by 4 th person in (which is strange because it was electric?). Farm or whatever it was next door was very noisy with lots of loud music in the evening ( I nearly went round ) not what you expect from a country cottage . People were not very considerate in picking up dog poo in the parking area (one thing as I dog owner I am hot on )but I do appreciate the fact that the owners let us take a third dog on our visit . Would I go again … probably but next time I would be more inclined to complain at the music

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2023

  • "Charming comfortable cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was nice, clean but small for six adults."

    There was plenty of parking although hard to find initially and very narrow lanes to get to. The walk to Salcombe was pleasant but hilly and exerting on the way back and not to be undertaken in the dark. The walk along the creek was pleasant. The plumbing in the bathroom - the bath/shower did not drain as it should so you were left standing in inches of water. The toilet in the main bathroom did not always flush properly. The main bathroom had no lock on the door. There were only 5 outside chairs (cottage sleeps 6) and the garden was definitely NOT enclosed as advertised. There was a wide open exit at the top and many gaps in the gate to the next door property. I would not recommend if you have dogs as there was no way to contain them and my dogs spent the entire holiday on the small patio by the door on leads. The bench in the top garden was covered in bird poo and did not feel stable so we did not use the top garden area. The rotary line is too close to the holly bush and so the wet clothes did not dry. The kitchen was well equipped. Perhaps instructions for the oven and hob would be useful (although we did manage to work it out!). One bedroom was very bright only having very light curtains which is fine if you want to wake up at dawn and most curtains fell off their hooks every time you drew them (particularly the back bedroom).

    Reviewed by Lisa3.1Jun 2023

  • "We did have trouble finding the cottage as was looking for the name Sandpiper instead of Horscombe Court, fortunately two colleagues from Coast and country came to the rescue, which was very much appreciated."

    The cottage is delightful, set in the tranquil country side surrounded by horses, birds and the buzzing wildlife, it was very cosy, comfy, clean and incredibly warm. It was very well equipped too. I would highly recommend if wanting a complete break from the hustle and bustle of the town, we didn’t attempt the walk down the hill purely as there had been a tremendous amount of rain prior to our arrival so drove down instead. The hosts had left a welcome gift which was very much appreciated, thank you from myself and hubby and our furry friend too. I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Many thanks for letting us stay in your lovely holiday cottage."

    Firstly we were unable to write anything in the visitor book as there isn’t a pen in the property and we didn’t have one. So this is what we would’ve written. What a relaxing break we have had. From the moment we arrived, and found the touching welcome pack we have felt at home here. Sandpiper is a tranquil cottage, well furnished, with a bonus of a lovely garden and parking spaces. Its stroll away from the hustle and bustle of Salcombe centre it’s a perfect base to explore. We have had the most lovely time and cannot wait to come back. Thank you.

    Hello Tim, Thank you for your kind comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sandpiper over the Easter break and look forward to welcoming you back again. In the meantime, will rectify the pen problem!! ; Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great cottage everything you need Will be back"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and good facilities."

    The shower leaked through to the kitchen which we had to put a bucket under - there was a note from the owner regarding this but I think with the price of the property ‘‘tis should be something that is fixed rather than a note stuck on the shower door!

    Reviewed by Sophie3.8Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculate with everything you would need while you're on holiday."

    The gardens were lovely and kept really nice. It was very quiet with only the sound of birdsong and the occasional whinney of a horse to wake up to in the morning!. the owners even left us a bottle of wine and some fudge on the table to welcome us when we arrived which we thought was a lovely touch. A great place to stay for your vacation,you wont be disappointed.

    Thank you so much Amanda for your lovely comments and we are really pleased you loved your week at Sandpiper as we really try to make it an enjoyable experience. It’s such a lovely spot to relax and unwind in the countryside but also not too far from Salcombe and it’s neighbouring beaches. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with good quality furnishings, particularly the curtains, blinds and the duck feather and down duvet and pillows on the main double bed."

    A delightful garden clearly designed by an enthusiast - I loved the Forest Pansy tree in the foreground. The approach to the cottage was very pretty up a beautifully planted path and spacious car park equally set in beautiful gardens. Unfortunately, as is very common in most places I have stayed (and there are many), cleanliness remains an issue. Attention to detail is key - the toilet in the bathroom had remnants of previous use on the underside of the seat which was off-putting from the start! Only on the last day when stripping the bed did I notice staining on the protective mattress cover! The bed was EXTREMELY uncomfortable and did affect my sleep for the whole stay. I examined the spare double which was as bad and on one of the twin beds, I felt a spring sticking up! As mentioned by previous occupants, the kitchen could have been better equipped - there was no bread bin (surely a standard in any kitchen?!), teapot or oven gloves to name but a few. Although the website advises to bring towels even though “towels are provided”, it was a good job I did as I was left one hand towel and one bath towel for a fortnight! The rotary washing line was great but needs properly fixing as it was leaning badly and will soon collapse or snap at the base. One or two of the windows did not close properly but after calling Coast & Country, these were repaired by a very pleasant handy man called Michael. Finally, although I cannot fault the outdoor furniture for eating outside, surely a couple of sun loungers could be provided for those of us who wish to relax in the sun with a book. Admittedly they are cheap enough to buy but not always practical to take home with an already full boot! Finally, despite the cottage’s location, I cannot recommend it as peaceful. There was a lot of noise from next door at Horsecombe Farm over the weekend with all night partying (till well after 4 a.m.), rumbling of the hot tub when occupied and the farm’s yapping dog on and off every day! Some of the above points may seem trivial, but the cottage is expensive compared to others that are better equipped and more peaceful e.g. Summer Cottage, Orchard Barn and Elworthy to name but a few that I have stayed at in the past. The beds definitely need replacing. Overall, I loved the cottage and garden when it was quiet and it did not spoil my stay on this occasion.

    Reviewed by Sally3.1Jun 2022

  • "Sandpiper cottage is in a great location as long as you enjoy walking."

    The beds could do with replacing as they were not very comfortable, and the twin room isn’t really a twin as the bed are pushed together due to space, I would say there too much furniture upstairs which makes some of the rooms feel really small. The shower leaked despite following instructions. The bathroom radiator was on all the time and no way to turn it off. However we did have a lovely holiday here and would like to thank the property owners for being able to share there holiday home

    Reviewed by Clare3.8May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Sandpiper Cottage."

    The house was heated well (February!) and the log burner was welcomed each evening. The location enabled us a quiet, country walk (with children) into Salcombe. Some feedback we would leave to enhance facilities further that could be added would be; hooks on all bedroom doors for towels and dressing gowns, more crockery including egg cups, scales, butter dish, more bowls for children and cups etc. The key safe was very difficult to use and we had to call for help to get into the property - this I have no doubt was being fixed and the service was exceptionally quick to look after us. We will definitely book again - a beautiful little cottage in a quiet haven! Thank you

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Feb 2022

  • "Thank you so much for the use of your fantastic Property."

    So calm and peaceful and what a lovely welcome pack . Brilliant ; 10 out of ten .

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit here to Sandpiper Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking places for 3 cars and suitable to park a boat
  • Enclosed multi-level back garden with patio, gravelled area, lawned area, barbecue and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 1.5 miles, beach 1.9 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300
  • Note: There are steep steps in the back garden that may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, please consider this when booking
  • Note: Note: Check-in is from 3pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Salcombe town centre just a mile away.

Enjoying the quintessentially Devon countryside in Batson, is the charming barn conversion Sandpiper Cottage.

Ideal for a family of six wanting to experience Devon's stunning coast whilst retreating to a cottage in the countryside, Sandpiper Cottage enjoys access to an array of picturesque villages and beaches of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The charming home-from-home offers three allocated parking places ideal for parking a boat if you'd like to bring yours along.

Wander down the short path to the entrance of the property, before being enveloped by the toasty warmth of the woodburning stove in the living/dining room, a space also boasting exposed stonework and ever so comfortable sofas; be sure to switch on the TV for some evening entertainment.

Continue to the well-equipped kitchen, where the head chef of the group can get down to business and whip up tasty meals for the family to enjoy at the dining table.

When the evening comes to a close, retire to one of the three tastefully decorated bedrooms for your night's rest with two cosy doubles and a twin that is superb for children.The bedrooms share the landing with the family bathroom, where you can freshen up in the in the bath with overhead shower.

There is a convenient cloakroom on the ground floor. The back garden enjoys a multi-level layout, with a sunny patio offering a superb spot for alfresco dining, leading to a raised lawn area via stone steps where you four-legged friend can stretch their legs.

Wander down to Batson and take a twenty minute stroll along beautiful Batson Creek into Salcombe to discover all your amenities, including an array of pubs, eateries and shops.

Treat yourself to Salcombe's famous fresh crab and lobster, lunch at the popular Winking Prawn, enjoy a local gin or beer whilst you admire the estuary from The Ferry Inn.

Enjoy a masterclass at Salcombe Gin and create your own bespoke distillation.

Local independant shops will tempt you with their clothes and housewares.

Foodies will love the choice of gastro treats on offer at the bakeries and delicatessans.

Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing in the beautiful Salcombe harbour and along the stunning coastline.

The nearby market town of Kingsbridge with it's pretty estuary and independant shops and restaurants is a short drive away.Sandpiper Cottage is the perfect stay for your Devon getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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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There are 3 allocated parking spaces, ideal for 2 cars and a boat
There are open steps leading to the upper level of the rear garden, care must be taken.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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