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Starboard Light

Malborough, Devon (Ref. 995825)


(29 ratings)

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 bedroom
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The front of the property was very close to an extremely busy fast rd which obviously was not mentioned or in any of the photographs which made pulling on & off very difficult also two of the bedrooms were at the front which hardly made for a good nights sleep!"

    The standard of cleaning could also have been better, bedroom carpets were quite stained & it was very dusty behind the bedroom furniture.

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2022

  • "All okay. Except, no spare toilets rolls after day one."

    No reflection on the owners. Just on the cleaners. Poor info from Sykes. Who informed me that a Good house keeping bonus of £200 was included in my £2007 booking fee. On checking with Country cottages, Salcombe, this was not the case and expected refund of £200 was not forthcoming. Otherwise an excellent 2 week holiday

    Reviewed by PApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely holiday in a delightful well equipped cottage."

    the property was beautiful with lovely views. A perfect place to spend time on holiday. Sykes cottages were excellent with regular communication to ensure our holiday was up to standard.Perfect!

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "We thought the property was very clean and tidy and very well equipped."

    Plenty of room for a large family and what a splendid view from the back door and windows. My only criticism was that the stairs were slippy and as a result our grandchildren were not allowed upstairs.

    Reviewed by ValerieApr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation"

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2022

  • "The four of us really enjoyed our Christmas break in this well-designed, spacious, comfortable, clean and well-equipped house."

    We did find that the taste of the water out of the filtered drinking water tap was not so pleasant but everything else, including the superb views, was perfect.

    Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you had a lovely Christmas here at Starboard Light and that the property was comfortable. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipDec 2021

  • "This was the second stay at Starboard Light and it fits all of our requirements and more."

    Already thinking of when we can return.

    Reviewed by Sally-annOct 2021

  • "The location, and facilities were fantastic and the views were amazing."

    We only encountered two issues, sink in one of the upstairs bathrooms drains extremely slowly and the other was both upstairs showers were blocked with hair and had to be cleared. The facility provided a great base for the surrounding area and amenities and the house was supplied with all the basic items to start our holiday and allowed time for us to shop for the essentials. Great holiday and would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that the property was comfortable for your stay. We were only sorry that the cleanliness of the bathroom was below standard. Please be assured that should you have contacted our office during your stay, we would have arranged for the property to be recleaned. We do hope that despite this you still had a lovely stay here in Devon and very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "We visit this area most years, this particular house was one of the best we have stayed in."

    Everything has been thought of. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Arrived at Starboard Light at 4pm the same time as the 4 cleaners arrived, Sat outside waiting after a very long drive when all we wanted was a drink and shower, after 20 minutes cleaners said all done ."

    Impossible to clean 4 bed house in that time, it was absolutely filthy. Phoned and after long conversation 2 cleaners returned at 5 pm , cleaners asked us to check their work had to point out peddle bin in kitchen had all dried food on inside of bin , dead flies in 2 corners of lounge also on work top in kitchen . Also said about outside table and chairs , one chair had lots of dried birds mess on and was told they don’t clean outside Finally cleaners left at 7 pm , when we could finally enter the accommodation. As you can imagine not a very good start to our holiday . Coast and Country have opened an investigation but waiting to hear the out come .

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation with all you could need what ever the weather"

    Reviewed by JillMay 2021

  • "The first floors were making creeping noises while walking which makes the people at the ground floor trouble sleeping especially when the guests are light sleepers otherwise the cottage and location is excellent to visit."

    Reviewed by VinothkumarApr 2021

  • "We had the most lovely weekend At starboard light"

    Reviewed by LizaSep 2020

  • "We were very pleased with the communication we received prior to the holiday very comprehensive."

    The house exceeded our expectations it was very comfortable spotlessly clean with the most wonderful views. There was everything we needed to have a brilliant holiday. We managed to work out most things in the end but a few more instructions on certain things would be helpful eg opening the patio doors. Overall though a superb place to explore the south hams we will be back

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday great location and accommodation would happily book again for next year if it was available"

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2020

  • "Very good accommodation meeting our requirements for a post lock down family get together holiday, enjoyed by all."

    Couple of points you might want to take on board; 1) Rubbish arrangements eg recycling/ general not clear and there was no collection in the week we were there resulting in a large pile of ours and previous occupants bin bags at the front (bin full) 2) One of the twin beds was found broken on arrival, bringing into question why it was not noticed in the "deep clean" ; however on the plus side this was repaired very rapidly by "Coast & Country" Otherwise we would recommend the property which is in an ideal location near attractive towns , with the great scenery of South Devon.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2020

  • "We loved the amount of downstairs space and that we could walk straight onto decking."

    It was toddler friendly. Very clean and high standard appliances. Good car parking. Near to Co Op Near to play area and fitness park Bottle bank nearby Easy access to beaches. Stunning rolling countryside view We would be very happy to stay at this accommodation again Exceptionally good value Thank you for making a family Covid compromised holiday a really happy one.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well-equipped house in a convenient and lovely area."

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2020

  • "We've stayed here twice now, the only complaint is we couldn't access the key from the key safe, it's so stiff and if your elderly or disabled you would never do it."

    It was hard last time but this time it was almost impossible, i think it needs looking at otherwise people might find themselves locked out Regards Karen Attwell

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2019

  • "We have used this property for a number of years for holidays in the south devon area and it continues to please."

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2019

  • "The house was amazing, so plush and had everything we needed."

    A really beautiful open space for us all to enjoy and very comfortable beds. Everyone loved the showers, they were amazing! There was a daily battle to stay in them as long as possible, the kids never normally fight over who gets to go first lol. Only downside was the road, it’s so busy! Reversing onto the drive is best if you can. Also the floor was quite dirty, we had black feet after showering and really black socks. Other than that we loved our stay

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay at Starboard Light. We apologise that the floor was not as clean as it should be, this has been raised with our housekeepers to ensure the property continues to meet the high standards we expect from all of our properties. We hope to welcome you back to the area soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage ,very good spec ."

    .would definatly recommend this cottage to anyone and would definatly stay here again..a real gem

    Reviewed by DarrenSep 2019

  • "Although the details did say a separate Laundry room we had a problem locating it and only when we went into Coast and Country Cottage's office that it became obvious ."

    We had thought perhaps it was the shed on the terrace. Perhaps a little note somewhere would be useful. Our concerns about parking were totally unnecessary we had three cars and there was plenty of room to park and easy to get out without having to move any vehicle.

    Reviewed by ValAug 2019

  • "We’ve stayed here before and it always more than meets our expectations."

    It’s in a perfect position for Salcombe and Kingsbridge as well as local beaches. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by CathyJul 2019

  • "Amazing comfortable home."

    It rained for most of our stay but we would have happily have stayed in the accomodation for most of the time. It was convenient for areas of interest. A lovely place, would love to return.

    Reviewed by LesleneJun 2019

  • "Me and 5 friends booked this beautiful house for a weekend away (from our husbands and children!"

    ) It was perfect in every way! From an exceptionally clean and house with an amazing view to the beautiful village. We are hoping to book again as we all had the most relaxing and amazing time. The kitchen was fully equipped and even had a games cupboard! The perfect getaway!!!

    Reviewed by LaurenMay 2019

  • "Good sized common areas with all facilities required."

    Ideal for spending a week away with friends. Excellent location (WITH PARKING) from which to explore the area.

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2019

  • "It was a brilliant place and really suitable for the wheelchair, we are booking to go again."


    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2019

  • "Nice clean open living cottage."

    Mrs Siobhan FarlowOct 2017

  • "Property was amazing photos didn't do it justice, everything you could want was in the house"

    Mrs B TudorSep 2016

  • "Excellent"

    COLINJul 2016

  • "Veludstyret hus med en pragtfuld udsigt der varierede med vejret."

    Støjen fra vejen var intet problem, man hørte den knap nok. Husets placering var ideel for mange ture i omegnen, idet man ikke først skulle køre til en hovedvej ad en singletrack road.

    FINN AmsinckJul 2016

  • "This property was more style over substance!"

    It was bright with amazing countryside views BUT it was bang on a main road with traffic thundering past day and night. The kitchen was well stocked: the metal patio table and chairs were rusty and the coating was peeling off the legs of the table - dangerous. The floorboards in the unconverted part of the property were very creaky so downstairs you could hear every movement upstairs. Would not stay here again.

    Jun 2016

  • "Great place to stay"

    Jun 2015

  • "Starboard light was a lovely place to stay, views were beautiful accommodation excellent, weather pretty good also!"

    Jun 2015

  • "It was lovely but need to take note of comments above so as not to let overall standards of property interior slip out of the high end category."

    Thank you.

    May 2015

  • "Lovely cottage, furnished to a high standard."

    Very comfortable and extremely clean. Beautiful views from the decking over the fields. The pictures on the website looked so good, we did wonder if they had been 'enhanced' but they haven't. Well equipped kitchen. Bathrooms excellent, wifi signal great. All open plan downstairs - very sociable but enough space for our group of 7. Bit reluctant to leave a glowing review, in case we cannot get in next year!

    May 2015

  • "Excellent"

    Apr 2015

  • "Good"

    Nov 2014

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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: 2x King with en-suite bathrooms, 2 x Twin
  • Additional shower room
  • Open plan kitchen/dining/living room
  • Laundry room
  • Substantial terrace
  • Countryside views.
  • Gas central heating and underfloor heating Fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven, hob, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, toaster and kettle. TV, DVD, Freeview box, music system
  • Wifi available
  • Off road parking to 2-3 cars plus boat trailer
  • Large decked area with table and chairs
  • Bed linen and towels supplied

The property

Located in the quaint village of Malborough, Starboard Light is a bright, open plan property which sleeps eight, only two miles from Salcombe.

Located within walking distance of local pubs, post office, garage and restaurants, this property is a fantastic base for families and groups wanting to explore the surrounding towns of Kingsbridge and the village of Thurlestone.

Salcombe with its beautiful waterfront, shops, restaurants, cafes and the passenger ferry running to unspoilt sandy beaches is two miles away.

This property has been designed and furnished to a high standard throughout and boasts enviable panoramic views across the adjacent green fields and down towards the Kingsbridge estuary.

Starboard Light has an open plan ground floor with a modern kitchen with a range of modern appliances, a separate utility / laundry room and a sunny dining area with a large round table which seats eight comfortably.

There are double French doors which lead out to the decked terrace and outdoor furniture where guests can enjoy a spot of al fresco summer dining.

The sitting area has black leather sofas, a TV with DVD player, music system and a stylish wall-mounted gas fire.

There are matching twin bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor which are perfect for guests with limited mobility whilst on the first floor are identical master suites, each with King-size beds, plenty of storage and en-suite bathrooms.

To the rear of the house is a large area of decked terrace with table and six chairs which is ideal for al fresco dining in the summer sunshine, and offers outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.

On the drive there is ample off-road parking for two to three cars.

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

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About the location


Salcombe 2 miles; Kingsbridge 4 miles.

The attractive village of Malborough boasts a multitude of thatched cottages, a village shop, two excellent country pubs and a thriving post office. It is located just 2 miles from the popular sailing resort of Salcombe, the southernmost town in the South Hams. Boasting a beautiful, scenic coastline, Salcombe is ideal for enjoying sailing, watersports, coastal walking or for simply soaking up the sunshine. Observe the plentiful wildlife in the area, visit several country houses and gardens close by or visit the lovely market town of Kingsbridge. Alternatively, explore the wide open spaces and rocky tors of Dartmoor, just 15 miles away. A perfect holiday location, with much to see and do.

Region Information

No pets permitted. Property located on main road.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas