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Summer Cottage

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Salcombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned from a lovely break at Summer Cottage."

    The Cottage is stunning, in a great location and beautifully furnished. We loved the well kitted out kitchen. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we would love to return!

    Reviewed by Domine5.0Jan 2024

  • "Summer cottage is beautiful and quirky period cottage."

    It was very clean on arrival and had everything we needed for a self catering holiday. The unusual cooker didn't bother us at all as there are good instuctions provided and we even managed a full roast dinner easily enough. We especially loved the log burning stove in the lounge, the wide variety of books, games and DVDs provided and the beautiful views from the master bedroom. My teenagers spent hours playing table football in the den. It's a lovely 15 minute walk into Salcombe which we did most days but it is steep so might not suit anyone with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Oct 2023

  • "We found ‘Summer Cottage’ to be a delightfully well-presented period cottage in a charming (and very quiet) location."

    At the top of the tide, boats can be launched from the head of Batson Creek, just 5 minutes walk down the hill. Read the instructions for the Sandyford (Aga) carefully, as it takes quite a while to heat up! ‘The Den’ is cool, but it would benefit from a slight change of layout in order to maximise the space - mount a big TV on one of the side walls, and put big sofas on the opposite side or in a corner. You’ll then have a cool snug for kids, whereas today you have a small TV and a sofa for 2/3.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and in a fantastic location, peaceful but close to Salcombe."

    The bedrooms and bathrooms were well appointed and comfortable. The chairs in the lounge were ok but not really that comfortable for a longer evening. The kitchen was nice overall but the cooking facilities are completely inappropriate for a holiday stay. The range cooker temperature needs to be manually controlled 30-60 minutes ahead of use, and even then the hot hob does not hold a boiling pan effectively. The induction hob unit to the side of the range is not straightforward to work out, and when in use the temperature cannot be finely adjusted. Coupled with the range issue we had to constantly blow on a simmering pan for 20 minutes to avoid it boiling over otherwise it would not hold a simmer either. This made cooking a meal for our family extremely difficult. The kitchen also needs to be equipped with more dish cleaning products, and we found the coffee machine wasn’t clean and we found old jacket potatoes in the range oven!

    Reviewed by Melanie3.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful place, garden is gorgeous."

    Beds comfortable. We had a blissful week, ate all our meals outdoors as weather was perfect. Facilities are good especially the showers, the cooker was different but once you got used to it, it was fine. Very handy for Salcombe, a beautiful walk in which we did most days.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was immaculate, location was perfect and we can’t wait to visit again!"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2023

  • "We greatly enjoyed our stay in Summer Cottage."

    It was extremely comfortable, well-appointed and beautifully maintained. It was decorated with real flair and high quality fittings. A most convenient base to explore the Salcombe area’s beautiful coastline, beaches and countryside,

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cleanliness of the cottage was far better than our last visit, everything was immaculate."

    The only slight moan would be the same as our previous visit-the cooker. Taking half an hour to heat up & only the 2 hot plates makes it tricky to cook a full meal for a family. We appreciated the separate electric hob, but a double one would be great then we wouldn't have to heat up the main oven, therefore saving money on fuel for you too.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.1Sep 2022

  • "Cleanliness has been mentioned by others in their feedback and still hasn't been addressed."

    My wife wrote dust on shelves in the lounge, there were also thick cobwebs everywhere. We got there early at 2pm and we were allowed to put things in the fridge, but when we got in at 3pm the kitchen floor was still wet. The banister rail at the top was wobbly, the doors wouldn't shut properly, catches were broken and there were loose tiles in the kitchen. I noticed that there was a leak through the kitchen ceiling, probably from the main bathroom. In the main on suite bedroom there are yellow tail scorpions in the wall, which my son had to block off with tissue paper.

    Reviewed by Graham2.8Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    One tiny tiny gripe - it felt a bit invasive having the window cleaner arrive during our stay as he was told to clean both inside and out which could have been a little uncomfortable had we not been out of bed!

    Reviewed by Orsten5.0Feb 2022

  • "Delightful stay in this perfect authentic cottage which is in such a peaceful comfortable location - but so easy to reach Salcombe and The Bakers it’s also a great starting point for our many walks be it Snape or North Sands via Hanger Mill."

    We loved the fittings so in keeping and the painted decor, it was a great size for 4 adults and 3 children without feeling on top on each other. we didn’t use the Den but can imagine on warmer days it would be used a lot. We loved our stay in our ‘Christmas Cottage’ and we’re sad to leave

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that the property was comfortable and the location was great for what you had planned during your stay. How lovely to spend Christmas by the sea this year!.. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage but could have been cleaner."

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We were terribly sorry to read that the cleanliness of the property was unsatisfactory for your stay. Please be assured that should you have contacted our office during your stay, then we would have arranged for the property to be recleaned. We can only apologise for this and hope that despite this you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Oct 2021

  • "General cleaning leaves a lot to be desired."

    Decor is getting tired needs revamping.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage and well situated for Salcombe with short but steep slope on part of the walk."

    As other reviewers have stated the cooker takes some getting used to and switches off completely after 10.30pm So beware if you arrive late on your first day and try to cook pizzas as we did. Take something microwaveable instead!

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    We really enjoyed staying here.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was great although a bit cobwebby!"

    I placed a bag on top of the wardrobe to make space and when I took it down it was literally covered in dust and fluff. I realise it is an old cottage and accept cobwebs but a quick dust on top of wardrobes not difficult. The bedding was all very nice and fresh feeling. The downside of the kitchen was the cooker I would say. It was quite annoying that it had to be switched on 30 minutes before you could start to cook anything which is no good if you have young children who want to eat soon after you arrive home. Also, because I have arthritis in my hand, I found the doors almost impossible to open. Something to be aware of I think. Lovely view from the cottage windows, the children enjoyed watching the cows moving from field to field. Finally I would like to say I didn’t need so many emails from C &C giving me instructions on how the cottage was to be left, it was quite irritating, remove all bedding, put towels in black bags, make sure dishwasher is emptied, remove all rubbish etc etc. Personally I would always do that but when you are paying a not inconsiderable amount for a weeks stay you do not expect to be told to do the job of the cleaners for them.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are happy to hear that you loved Summer Cottage. The comments in respect of the accommodation are much appreciated, these have been passed on to the owner who will be looking to address the various points mentioned. We can only apologise that you felt we asked too much of you on your departure, please know these are only suggestions to help the cleaners at this busy time. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Jul 2021

  • "We have been staying in this cottage for many years it location is ideal just far enough from the hustle and bustle of Salcombe and so relaxing."

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very well equipped & in particular the beds/ bedding extremely comfortable."

    The downstairs shower room wasn’t clean- hairs in the plug hole from a long while ago stopping it from draining which I dealt with. Whilst we are used to an Aga style oven, those who aren’t would struggle to cook a full meal effectively. Perhaps a separate hob could be installed as well, which most people with Aga’s have. It must have made the kitchen very warm in the hot weather as well. A lovely cottage in a great position.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Summer cottage, however we are disappointed that you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of the property. We work very closely with our cleaners who have been informed of your comments and will rectify these issues. Many thanks for your feedback regarding the Aga, we will pass this onto the owner. We do hope you had an enjoyable stay despite the issues you encountered and we hope we can welcome you back to the are soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, it was very clean and tidy on arrival and in a beautiful location."

    Would definitely recommend to friends / family and would go back again.

    We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at Summer Cottage and hope we can welcome you back to the area again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great property a short walk from Salcombe."

    House had a lovely flow to it with lots of social space. Cleanliness left a lot to be desired however, and we left the house in a much cleaner state than when we found it.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We do apologise that the property was not presented satisfactorily on your arrival. We have discussed and worked with the housekeeper of Summer Cottage to ensure that the cleanliness is improved upon. We do hope despite this, you were able to enjoy your time at the cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back to the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    .really appreciated all the personal touches. Every kitchen implement you could think of, including a coffe machine, ...loads of games, videos, and a welcome pack, brilliant! The walk alongside the river into Salcombe is an easy stroll, and very pretty. We go away every February, and have stayed in many lovely cottages, but this was exceptional.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2019

  • "As above - a wonderful cottage and perfect location."

    Very peaceful and well equipped.

    Mr John Bryan PattersonOct 2018

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Four bedrooms: 1x King size bed with en suite bathroom fitted with a walk in shower, wash-hand basin, and w.c
  • 1x Double bed
  • 1x small 2 foot 9 inches wide Twin
  • 1x set of full size bunk beds
  • Family bathroom on the first floor with bath, shower (over), wash-hand basin and w.c
  • Shower room with wash-hand basin and w.c on the ground floor
  • Studio
  • Kitchen / dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil fired central heating. Fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle. Wifi available. TV, DVD
  • Off road parking for up to two cars
  • Garden and terrace with table, chairs and bench seating
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • One well-behaved dog allowed
  • Max 4 adults/ 4 children
  • No stag/hen parties
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

This pretty 16th century stone cottage is situated in the idyllic hamlet of Baston, just 15-minute walk from Salcombe. Summer Cottage has been lovingly refurbished in recent years to create a stylish, characterful holiday home offering wonderful countryside views. The cottage is ideal for a family looking to explore the South Hams, widely regarded to be one of the most beautiful parts of Devon. Step inside to find Summer Cottage’s cosy living area with delightful traditional features including supporting beams and oak flooring.

The calming, neutral décor will help you to relax into your holiday as you curl up in front the roaring wood-burning stove. The shaker-style kitchen and dining area is spacious with plenty of room for the whole family to gather for meals.

The Watson range cooker will see you cooking up a storm.

No need to worry about the dishes afterwards – just pop them in the dishwasher. The ground floor shower room and WC is great for that little bit of extra space. On the first floor, the master bedroom is striking with exposed stone walls and its own en-suite.

The rest of the party can choose from equally charming bedrooms to snuggle up in with a double bedroom, a child’s twin bedroom and a fourth bedroom with children’s bunk beds. As well as the en-suite, there is also a family bathroom upstairs with a bath and shower overhead.

To the side of the cottage, there is a large terrace area with outdoor seating.

Perfect for enjoying a cup of tea in the morning as the sun comes up!

Outside, you’ll also find a separate studio with a TV, comfy sofa and table football – an ideal escape for children.

Salcombe’s many shops and restaurants are all within easy reach.

While you’re here, make sure you try fresh Salcombe crab at one of the town’s many wonderful seafood restaurants. There are two lovely beaches within a short distance and for the more adventurous, you can try your hand at activities such as surfing or kayaking. This pretty cottage is the perfect home away from home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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One well behaved dog permitted at a charge of £25 per week.

Logs not provided for burner, guests will need to bring own.

Telephone available for local and incoming calls only.

Mobile reception is limited.

For reasons of comfort, maximum 4 adults/ 4 children in one party.

Ensuite bathroom has walk in shower, photos to follow

No stag/hen parties.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas