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Crab Cottage

(Ref. 995362)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a little bit of a rocky start, but by Monday this was sorted by the management company for the property."

    Parking was not a problem this week, as no one was next door. I parked outside the cottage all week and no trouble getting into space with a small Honda. There are two local carparks, Shadycombe (max 14 hours) and Creek car park which has a 24 hour car park. Most things were in the cottage that we needed. The cottage was warm enough in the day, but at times it did feel a little chilly at night (October). The radiators in the bathrooms, on the first floor and loft spaces were easy to use with the instructions. The living spaces and the bedrooms could do with some blankets, on sofas and ends of beds to use in the evenings. We had to use the additional duvets from the other beds for the bedrooms. The oven worked a treat, just needed a light as I think it has gone. We enjoyed Salcombe.

    Reviewed by Venetia3.1Sep 2023

  • "Thank you we had a wonderful stay"

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place and great position, would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Ross4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with an excellent location for visiting Salcombe."

    We were able to park in the cottage's parking space with our Yaris cross (please note other reviews). The kitchen was well equipped and the cottage lovely and clean and welcoming. It was warm on a chilly and wet spring day. The two twin beds in the front bedroom were very firm. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Apr 2023

  • "The overall appearance of the cottage looked great & lovely decor too."

    Plus great location! BUT its a shame the owners didn't listen to past feedback of the king size bed being so uncomfortable! There appeared to be a ridge down the centre & also sloped down on one side - very odd. So from lack of sleep after lovely days out - it gave a bitter taste to the stay. We had to leave a couple of days earlier to get home for some rest (such a shame). The parking space definitely will only fit a mini.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were sorry that you found the bed uncomfortable. We do recognise that mattress comfort is a matter of preference, however the mattresses in the top bedroom are of good quality and brand new. Due to the room being at the very top of an old cottage we have to use 'zip and link' with a king sized memory foam topper. With regard to your comment about parking, it is clearly listed on the website that this property only accommodates a small sized car up to 4m. We were only sorry that you did not see this before booking. On behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage the only disappointing thing was the outdoor space."

    Very sparce.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jun 2022

  • "Very nice nice cottage well equipped and well decorated but the parking place is ..."

    Very nice nice cottage well equipped and well decorated but the parking place is very small and next door was parked too far forward so it was difficult to park

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely break cottage was really cosy had everything we needed for our stay ..."

    Had a lovely break cottage was really cosy had everything we needed for our stay car park was full most days so luckily as there was no-one in the next door cottage it wasn't a problem to park would imagine it would be a nightmare in peak season

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2021

  • "I have stayed here before and love it but there are two things that need updating-the car parking ‘space’ doesn’t fit a mini so I think you need to be clear on that."

    Also the double bed at the top of the house needs replacing it is beyond uncomfortable.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We were sorry to read that you had some difficulty with the parking arrangements. It is indeed listed on our website, that this property only accommodates small/ medium sized car. We were only sorry you did not see this before booking. We were sorry you found the bed uncomfortable. Although we recognise that this is a matter of preference; we have passed your thoughts to the owner and hope that it did not detract what is a beautiful week in Salcombe. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and suited us well."

    It was very useful having the tumble dryer! The parking at the front of the property is only suitable for a medium sized car and not a large 4 x 4 as it overhangs the neighbours parking so we parked in the main car park. Overall a comfortable and cost cottage.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2021

  • "A few people have complained that the parking space is too small to fit a regular size car."

    This is not true, we parked our large 4x4 next to the house the whole time so a regular sized car will easily fit so don’t let the parking put you off booking it. However there are plenty of car parks in Salcombe. The location of the cottage is excellent as you can easily walk to most places in Salcombe. The kitchen is fully equipped with absolutely everything you need to do cooking and laundry if needed. There’s also a supermarket very close by. The cottage is nicely decorated and comfortable although does need a paint freshen up but is very clean which is the main thing for us. Overall very happy with our stay and would re-book Crab Cottage.

    Wow! We were delighted to read that you had a very enjoyable stay here at Crab Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Aug 2021

  • "Bed in upstairs bedroom needs replacing as very uncomfortable."

    Main disappointment was the advertised parking. There is no parking for a normal to large size car. If we had of been able to park outside the property, the continual flow of work lorries parked in the middle of the single track road would have meant we could not get in or out of the space!! Very disappointed and parking space should not be advertised or owner should provide a permit for the car park.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were terribly sorry to read that you had some difficulty with the parking arrangements. Due to the building work taking place in Salcombe, traffic flow was somewhat heavier than it ordinarily would be at this time of year. We can only apologise for the inconvenience this must have caused and hope that it did not detract too largely from what is a beautiful week in Salcombe. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley2.5Jun 2021

  • "Enjoyed our time at crab cottage but feel lounge needs better lighting/ lamps and seating could be more comfortable."

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Crab Cottage. We will pass your comments on to the owner. We do hope to welcome you back to Salcombe soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2020

  • "This is the second time that we have stayed recently at Crab cottage and on both occasions we have had a super break."

    The cottage has everything you need for a warm and comfortable winter stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2020

  • "Overall we were very pleased with Crab cottage other than the king size mattress is in need of changing and the 2 sofas,although were comfortable are looking quite grubby."

    Plus there were some heavy stainage on the wall in the master bedroom,not sure whether it was damp due to the heavy rain storms that week Also the pots and pans are looking very tired and need changing. Overall a very warm,cozy and quiet cottage.....and would stay there again.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about Crab Cottage. All you comments have been taken on board by the owner and are being addressed. We hope to welcome you back to the area again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Nov 2019

  • "Parking is a little tight!"

    we were lucky because it was October and we had a little more flexibility than we would have had at peak I would suggest that you get a weekly pass for creek car park in high season. The house is fab, one of the best I have stayed in over 9 years, great location and so comfortable. Every need has been thought of and although we didn’t use the patio area because of the time of year it was lovely and well laid out. I will definitely look out for this property again.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is extremely well equipped everything was thought of, the location is excellent."

    This is the third time we have stayed at Crabb cottage and we have already booked to stay there next year.

    Thank you for a lovely review - we were so pleased we could welcome you back and we look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Enjoyed time in the garden feeding the resident robin! Very easy walk into the town with plenty of local shops and terrific views across the water. There is no weekly rate for car parking just a 24 hour ticket if you car won’t fit the space but that’s the only drawback in an otherwise great holiday setting.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "This is a brilliant house with far more and far better facilities and space than I ever imagined from the photos or the street view."

    Immaculately maintained and incredibly well equipped - please don't book here because I want to go again!

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent"

    Mr Keith ClanfieldAug 2018

  • "Great location, layout, décor and facilities"

    Mr A RickabyJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cosy house, had everything we needed and more for 6 people to stay over NYE, whenever we are back in Salcombe we will be looking to rent."


    Mr Chris CracknellJan 2018

  • "Beautiful property, Newly refurbished and clean."

    However, I don't think that the property should be advertised as having parking, no matter how small the car is. I feel sorry for the neighbours.

    Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, everything had been thought of even having soap and toilet rolls was really handy"

    Ms Karen FosterMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and close enough to the town for shopping and restaurants."

    Super walks in the area and no need to get in the car!

    Mrs C EdwardsJan 2017

  • "Excellent Will certainly visit again."

    Thank you.

    Mrs E E PearceNov 2016

  • "Just beautiful in every way."

    Mrs R MccullochNov 2016

  • "Attractive small cottage."

    No real parking unless you have a smart car. Ten mins walk into Salcombe. Top floor maybe a bit tricky to access for the slightly infirm. Otherwise a lovely, clean cosy cottage.

    Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and great location."

    We loved our walk along Island Street into the town but also really enjoyed being close to Batson's Creek. We managed to squeeze our car into the parking space at the front of the cottage and didn't use it all week but just walked and ferried everywhere. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Mary DSep 2016

  • "We were the first guests in this newly refurbished property."

    Everything was spotless and the owner's had obviously spent alot of time thinking about the design. Only minor issue, is parking, unless you drive a tiny smart car consider there no parking at the property, the good news is there is an excellent weekly parking permit available which covers tons of car parks around the area. Some information about the recycling facilities which are located by the car park nearby would have been useful. Neither of these two tiny issues should detract from how lovely are stay was. We will be back! Thankyou it was a wonderful stay.

    Peter AJul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1x King-size and 2 x twin
  • Additional cloakroom
  • Two bathrooms
  • Cosy living room with woodburning stove
  • Modern kitchen/dining room.
  • Gas central heating and hot water
  • Fridge/freezer, washing machine, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, toaster and kettle. 2 x TV with freesat
  • Feature fireplace with woodburning stove
  • WiFi
  • Raised terrace with table and chairs and BBQ
  • Off-road parking directly outside the cottage for one small sized car (approx 4m x 1.8m)
  • Please note this is accessed by parallel parking on a narrow road, if you have a larger car, additional parking is available in the nearby long-stay Creek Car Park (at additional cost)
  • All bed linen and towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring your own beach towels
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Located in a short, narrow cul-de-sac, Crab Cottage is only a few minutes’ walk into Salcombe and enjoys good views across Island Street towards Batson Creek and Snapes Point.

Head in to Salcombe and catch the foot passenger ferry across to the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth, or why not take the children crabbing on the quayside?

Salcombe is home to a fantastic array of boutique shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants… and with a wonderful bakery a short walk from the property, Crab Cottage is well located for enjoying all that Salcombe has to offer!

A set of a steps lead up from Croft Road to the ground floor lobby and sitting room, which has been comfortably furnished, featuring a wood-burning stove.

The kitchen/dining room is deceptively spacious with a table seating six, whilst a door from the kitchen leads out to the raised terrace.

There is also a cloakroom.

There are three bedrooms in total.

The master has a King-size bed and views towards Batson Creek, plus an en suite shower room.

The twin bedroom has two single beds, whilst a second twin room has two smaller 2'6 single beds.

There is also a family bathroom with whirlpool bath and corner shower.

To the rear of the property is a raised terrace with table and chairs.

‘There is also off-road parking directly outside the cottage for one small sized car (approx. 4m x 1.8m) Please note this is accessed by parallel parking on a narrow road.

If you have a larger car, additional parking is available in the nearby long-stay Creek Car Park (at additional cost).’ This three-storey property is ideal for those looking for high quality accommodation within quick, level access of Salcombe - a superb base for a family or group of couples, looking for a delightfully furnished holiday 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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For reasons of comfort the accommodation is not recommended for more than four adults in any one party.

No pets permitted.

The door of the top bedroom is at the bottom of the stairs and therefore not suitable for under 5's. You are welcome to bring your own stairgate.

Please note the rear garden has shared access to the neighbouring properties and is not enclosed.

‘There is off-road parking directly outside the cottage for one very small sized car (approx. 4m x 1.8m) Please note this is accessed by parallel parking on a narrow road. If you have a larger car, additional parking is available in the nearby long-stay Creek Car Park (at additional cost).’

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas