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Lee Shore

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Salcombe, Devon Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week at Lee Shore."

    Parking permit was a bonus , but be aware the car park isn’t near the property when either carrying luggage or attempting to drive through the narrow town and drop off luggage . Overall , we loved our stay . Especially the location . Lovely views from the upstairs living area and lovely smells from the bake house in the bedroom in the morning . A nice walk through the town to the north and south beach . You can walk into any of the hotels for food or drinks . We tried all the pubs out for eating and the service and food was good at all of them . We recommend a visit to the crab shack looking over the estuary,near the car park , food is amazing ( will need to book ) . Our only negatives were the sofa was very hard, so sat on the comfy lounger chairs but these are very stained . A tear in the curtains (that we reported) . The stairs could be an issue for some . Previous comments about the mattress and sheets must have been sorted at it was a memory foam mattress and clean bedding . Overall this was a very comfortable place to holiday in the heart of Salcombe , very good value for money .

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Sep 2023

  • "I’ve stayed here many times."

    A lovely family cottage despite its very steep staircase. Delighted the front window in the bedroom can now be opened. Also, relieved that a fan was provided for the very hot weather. The bakery opposite can be quite noisy early each morning, but I sleep in the back bedroom which is quieter. I minor quibble: I keep hitting my head on the ceiling when using the toilet which is under the slope of the stairs. Maybe a ‘mind your head’ sign would be helpful. Already booked for the same time next year!

    Reviewed by James3.8Sep 2023

  • "This is our second time at Lee Shore having stayed last year for the first time in Salcombe."

    I am disappointed that our feedback from last year, and by reading some of the other reviews, the feedback of other guests, hasn’t been taken on board. The reason we returned was the size of the property and it’s excellent location; we are a couple so don’t need a large property, it’s a 30 second walk to the waterfront to launch our kayak and with the expectation our feedback had been listened to so our stay would be more comfortable than last year. I wholly agree with another review that the extremely steep, precarious and small staircase to access the living area is not mentioned, not an issue for us but could be for others with less mobility, plus there are numerous steps to ascend to even reach the property, THIS SHOULD BE CLEARLY MENTIONED AND PHOTOGRAPHED. We fed back last year that the bed was absolutely awful, very uncomfortable, the mattress is indented on both sides and the sheets on the bed were ill-fitting and well worn and need replacing - EXACTLY THE SAME MATTRESS AND SHEETS THIS YEAR. We even flipped it over to see if this would help but alas no. My partner in despair on night three from lack of sleep, went to spend the night in the single room, alas, he reported that the single bed was much the same if not worse and could feel the springs in his back. The futon sofa is still in place, despite feeding back that it also needs replacing with something much more comfortable as you cannot relax on it and seems pointless. The kitchen equipment could all do with checking through and replacing as needed, as a lot of the items are well used at best and have seen better days, the oven trays and cooking paraphernalia need a good scrub if not binned and replaced with new. We bring our FireStick to plug into the TV so we have access to Netflix etc in the evening as the channel content is very poor, which I would recommend others to do. Overall, Lee Shore is OK if you don’t have high expectations and don’t sleep much. It is very tired and needs a complete overhaul of contents, a thorough deep clean, repair of cracks and fresh paint throughout. It is a shame as the location and stunning views from the living area make this property a real winner. We have no issues with Coast and Country as a service, however, due to the above, we shall not be returning to Lee Shore and would advise others to read all the reviews carefully to make an informed choice when considering booking this property. The expectation now is that the property owners take notice of the reviews and rectify the issues before the 2024 season begins, if so, we would gladly return.

    Reviewed by Emma2.5Sep 2023

  • "We have used Coast & Country on a number of occasions now and to be honest have never had a single complaint."

    Unfortunately Lee Shore has let us down this year. We found the property very tired and in need of some TLC. All I could mention has been said in previous reviews but clearly nobody is listening. The mattress, the sofa are appalling, please change them. The fact that you don’t mention the very steep staircase in the property is just wrong. The most disappointing thing for me is that when my partner returned the keys on leaving day. She was asked about Lee Shore. She replied and said the property was in a perfect location but felt it was a little tired. The reply she received was, ‘well you get what you pay for’. Very poor!

    Reviewed by Neale2.8Jul 2023

  • "No mention of very steep stairs wash room in a broom cupboard."

    Reviewed by Anthony1.9Jul 2023

  • "Property not on Fore street."

    Street map is needed. Luggage has to be dragged from car park through streets, down very steep steps and up more to enter Lee Shore. Inside rope handrail on steep wooden stairs to upper room dangerous. Shower low water pressure and drain blocked with hair, likewise in cloakroom. Single bed wooden bunk bed in cramped tiny room. Estuary views over rooftops. Property not ‘Fabulous’ as stated. Unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems. Totally misrepresented and very disappointing left two days early .

    Reviewed by Vivienne1.6May 2023

  • "Found it very difficult to find actual entrance to property as entrance not on Fore Street as stated, would have appreciated a directional map."

    Far too many stairs for older people with luggage to entrance from Buckley street and steep stairs within property. Just a few more snags otherwise all was very good. Limited TV viewing, not even BBC for first couple of days, no video recorder (TV needed when its bad weather) Found the sofa very hard and uncomfortable, but chairs were fine. Extraction fan in loo very noisy. Besides these niggling things we enjoyed our stay in Salcombe and Lee Shore. Thank you

    Reviewed by Terri4.1Apr 2023

  • "Bit of a pong in the shower when we arrived - drains we think"

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Feb 2023

  • "Overall, we had a fabulous break."

    Absolutely perfect location in the town centre (and the bakery across the road!) as we only had a 30 second walk to the waterfront to launch our kayak. The views from the living area towards the estuary are beautiful. Only whinges are; my partner found the bed uncomfortable, perhaps invest in a new mattress? And the fitted sheets were very loose, meaning waking up with the sheets all baggy and coming away from the mattress, which I know is picky, but leaving feedback. Also, that there was nowhere ‘comfortable’ to relax; futon type sofa which was very hard. A soft, comfortable sofa would be ideal (the individual Scandi-type chairs were very comfortable though)

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Sep 2022

  • "Delighted to see a new rope handrail on the stairs."

    Also pleased to see a new sash window in the main bedroom. Unfortunately, neither this nor the one in the small bedroom could be opened, which made the rooms rather airless. Otherwise, an ideal location. Looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely property - just as expected and all in a more than acceptable condition for a holiday get away."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superb location right in the heart of Salcombe."

    Great for people watching and an early morning croissant from the bakery opposite. Also some great views of the herring gull chicks on the adjecent roofs although they are prone to falling off.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We are currently on holiday, staying at Lee Shore which will be our 4th/5th stay, but the first time leaving a review."

    We love it here, it’s our happy place and oozes relaxing vibes. It’s the perfect mix of well equipped compact living, there’s plenty of storage and it doesn’t feel cramped (for 2+ a little one). It’s a quintessential sea side cottage (apartment) with rustic floorboards and lovely sash windows which frame the views perfectly. We stayed elsewhere for our trips when our little boy was crawling / toddling as the stairs are steep and very open but our little boy is 3 now and is sensible enough to avoid them. In our opinion Lee Shore can’t be beat for its location - right in the centre of things, lots of atmosphere from the street below and smells wafting up from the bakery opposite. In terms of noise, which has been mentioned in the previous comments - it is next to the fortescue pub and the bakery. We have yet to stay during the school holidays (which I hear are very busy), but during our stays there is chatter from the pub until midnight-ish but this doesn’t cause much disturbance. The bakery now has evening deliveries which is much better than the 2am ones previously. The master bedroom window has had its draft / acoustic seals replaced recently and they are very effective in deadening the noise. Many thanks to the owners for another lovely stay, and if they ever wish to sell we would bite their hand off - haha… Emma, Peter and Charles x

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2022

  • "Generally fine but the description was "fully fitted kitchen", however there was no dishwasher or washing machine."

    The property was not easy to find as the address is misleading. The printed address is Fore St. but the entrance to the property is on Buckley St. This should be highlighted on the details.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Mar 2022

  • "I had read other feedback but personally we were more than happy with our stay."

    The parking is a good five minutes away but I would imagine most holiday makers and residents park in the carpark. The cottage when we found it, it was a bit busy that afternoon is situated in the middle of Salcome ideal for shops and pubs as well as takeaways, it was clean when we arrived and pretty much as the photographs had shown. We had a good week around South Devon and would return to the area.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are pleased you were able to enjoy your stay here at Lee Shore in the centre of Salcombe and its nearby amenities, we are only sorry it took you a little while to find in amongst the hustle and bustle of busy Salcombe! We hope to welcome you back to sunny Salcombe sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jun 2021

  • "The whole cottage is very tired - Damp walls round the front bedroom window - We found dried food on the plates and cutlery from the previous occupants."

    The neighbour is very noisy, drilling holes in the wall at 7.00 pm There is everything you need for your stay but the property requires a full clean and a some repair work - Don't go by the pictures - Great access to the town. You did ask....

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to read that the property upon your arrival was presented unsatisfactorily. We have passed your concerns onto the housekeeping team and the cleaners have been briefed that cleanliness is so important and this is not up to standard. Please be assured that should you have contacted our office during your stay, this would have been rectified. We can only apologise and hope that this did not impact your stay too heavily and you were still able to enjoy what Salcombe has to offer. We hope to welcome you back to South Devon soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob3.4May 2021

  • "From booking to checkout the process was smooth, efficient and stress free."

    The welcome by the local team was warm and we were soon settled into the house which is situated in the middle of Salcombe. For a couple the property is ideal and a bit quirky. After a day of exploring it was great to come back to a warm comfortable base which had great internet access and free Netflix and Amazon tv. The great advantage was that we were able to shop locally and Prepare our own meals . It was almost impossible to book a table anywhere. Overall we would fully recommend the company, the local team and Lee Shore. Thank you Karen and Keith

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are really pleased that you were able to enjoy your stay at Lee Shore and were greeted with a warm welcome by our team here in Salcombe. We are sorry you had difficulty with booking restaurants, Salcombe proves a popular destination in the summer and so we recommend booking ahead as much as possible. We were happy to read that you were able to purchase produce locally and make use of the facilities the property has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lee Shore hopefully sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4May 2021

  • "What a super cottage."

    It's brilliantly located and is warm, cosy and comfortable and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Rosalyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "Information not great as to finding accommodation as need to explain that there are two types of parking permits in Salcombe."

    We have never used this system before and managed to park in wrong car park and received two parking tickets. Needs explaining that the permit does not guarantee a space in the car park but only pays for your stay if you can find one. Accommodation was fine apart from finding it.

    We were sorry to hear that you had issues using the parking permit issued to you during your stay at Lee Shore. The list of car parks that the permit is valid in are printed on the laminate issued to you, and unfortunately having a permit does not guarantee a space. We do endeavor to make this as clear as possible in the description. We hope that despite this inconvenience you were able to enjoy your time in Salcombe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "We found the accommodation ideally placed for all the restaurants, pubs & shops, with a bakery directly behind the accommodation in a busy side street, this could be a little noisy from 5am but didn’t spoil our stay."

    Our biggest gripe was the lack of parking, we noted the permit mentioned, but thought it would be near the accommodation, instead we found it was for a public car park some distance away with NO guarantee of a space! This made getting our weeks bags of clothes etc very difficult, having to make a couple of journeys each time, this will NOT suit anyone with walking or similar health issues or possibly small children, and infact once you’ve given up your space for a day out perhaps, you will be very lucky, certainly in high season, to get another on your return unless it’s later in the evening! Yes the permit let’s you park in other areas of the coast, but not in Salcombe, we made a mistake of using it one afternoon in a second car park because the main one was full, this cost me a £50 parking fine, ok my fault for not reading small print, this only allows for free WINTER parking. Unfortunately this was enough to put us off visiting this accommodation again, and I think this situation should be CLEARLY explained by Sykes Cottages in the ad for the accommodation for the benefit off everyone..

    Reviewed by Lance4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lee Shore is a delightful holiday home."

    The third time I've stayed there. However, I would feel a lot safer going up the steep stairs to the living area if there was some kind of hand-rail to assist. Also, I note the main sash window is in need of repair. Looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2020

  • "The staff in Salcombe were excellent, responsive and polite whereas Sykes let’s itself down centrally."

    My only criticism of the property, is I must stress, nit picking,:- Cutlery drawer short on forks, Plaster flaking by bedroom window, understandable with an old property, Crisper bedding would have been nice ( my partner’s comment.) As I said all pretty petty stuff but you asked for feed back so I had to find something.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Aug 2020

  • "I have marked cleanliness as the property has a large patch of damp coming through the wall under the main bedroom window."

    Also the kitchen window frame is covered in black mold.

    Reviewed by Alistair3.1Jul 2020

  • "Yes we were very pleased with Lee shore but we were disappointed with the ..."

    Yes we were very pleased with Lee shore but we were disappointed with the cleanliness and the bedding was a bit tatty, and only having one large towel and one small towel to last a week is not good

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.1Oct 2019

  • "This is the second time I've stayed in this property."

    Glad to see that towels are now provided (they weren't last year). I wish there was a lighter duvet supplied as the one on the bed was far too thick for Summer use.

    Reviewed by James4.1Aug 2019

  • "Possibly up grade shower waste as it can drain to slow and can overflow the shower tray and wet the floor"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2019

  • "Great location & lovely accommodation."

    Pity about noisy seagulls at night.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jun 2019

  • "This is a regular booking for us, we love to return to Lee Shore in Salcombe year after year, it almost feels like our 'home from home'."

    The location of the cottage is perfect and the water views from the lounge window, an added bonus. We'll be back... :-)

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Apr 2019

  • "A great choice for a week over Christmas."

    A really snug and cosy little house,totally fitting the bill in every way. So handy for everything; breakfast croissants from the Bakehouse opposite really delicious! After a misty couple of days,we enjoyed lovely coastal walks with picnic lunches, and a visit to Greenway on the Dart...daffodils blooming! We hope to return but definitely not in the summer months!

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Dec 2018

  • "Very steep stairs up to the living room from the hallway."

    I didn't have any real problems but needed to take care. I think this should be made clear to customers who might have some difficulty with this. I would have liked a small table at which to eat rather than just a bar stool next to a counter. Other than this a very comfortable and convenient location.

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2018

  • "A small and central flat that was just what we needed for the week"

    Dr Andrew MillsAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay and enjoyed our time in Lee Shore."

    Excellent location and beautiful view from upstairs. Well equipped and perfect for visiting Salcombe and surrounding areas

    Miss Maggie TerlouFeb 2018

  • "Excellent"

    JAug 2016

  • "Lovely flat, great for two people."

    Nice views from the upstairs window of Fore Street and the Estuary. Right on Fore Street next to Fortescue pub and the bakery, so a bit noisy with early morning deliveries to both. But we had expected this. Well equipped kitchen, but could use a wooden spoon or spatula. Stairs a bit sleep and lots of them if you have mobility issues. Would stay again.

    EMMAJul 2016

  • "The perfect little hideaway and my 'home from home' after returning year after year."

    Great location and with a real cozy feel about the place, not to mention the best view across to East Portlemouth. Cannot wait to return...

    DeeApr 2016

  • "Amazing location, lovely cosy cottage, we had a lovely stay!"

    JFeb 2016

  • "A lovely little cottage - was perfect for the two of us."

    The open plan living room and kitchen was fab. The location was perfect (although sleeping with the bedroom window open was very noisy from the bakery across the road).

    Jul 2015

  • "Exactly as described."

    Really great central location overlooking Fore Street. Great Estuary glimpses from the living room window. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    Mrs KERRY JohnsonJun 2015

  • "Lovely property"

    Apr 2015

  • "We had a problem with the noise from the bakery opposite at the beginning of the week, not with the machinery but with the operatives shouting obscenities at each other during the night."

    For this reason would not revisit.

    Oct 2014

  • "Very nice little place, although no parking."

    Lost hours of sleep trying to find where to park at 2 o'clock in the morning and had to get up at 8am to move the car! Towels and bedding not provided. Big hassle to make the bed when we arrived at 1 in the morning!

    Sep 2014

  • "Great position-bedroom a bit stuffy as window opens up onto Fore st and a bit noisy so window had to be closed."

    But good space and facilities.

    Jul 2014

  • "Very comfortable, brilliant location and very well equipped."

    Apr 2014

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Summary

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x Double Bed, 1x Single Bed 1x Bathroom with: Shower, WC and Hand Basin
  • 1 x Living Kitchen
  • Fridge with a small ice box, oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Wifi available
  • Television with Freeview recorder box and DVD player
  • Electric feature fire place. Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Parking pass for one car is provided - for the long stay car park in Salcombe (subject to restrictions)
  • Strictly No smoking

The property

Situated in the heart of the popular sailing town of Salcombe, just a few steps from the town’s restaurants, shops and quayside, Lee Shore is a superb base.

This comfortable two storey apartment is perfect for three people with one double room and a single. Why not head out for a little retail therapy, enjoy an ice cream whilst wandering along the water’s edge hand-in-hand, or head to one of the many sandy beaches.

Whether you opt for sun bathing on the sand, paddling in the crystal clear waters, or trying new watersports, Salcombe’s sandy coves are unmissable!

If you prefer walking, the South West Coast Path is also easily accessible, whilst the National Trust property Overbeck’s House and Gardens is well worth a visit.

Lee Shore is imaginatively decorated and has a wonderful open plan living area, with a fully-fitted kitchen complete with a breakfast bar, and a comfortably furnished sitting area, boasting views across Salcombe estuary towards Fisherman's Cove and East Portlemouth.

On the lower floor are the double bedroom and shower room, plus a separate cloakroom.

With so much to do ‘on the doorstep’, Lee Shore is a fabulously located apartment for couples looking for a little rest and relaxation in beautiful surroundings.

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

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About the location

SALCOMBE

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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Located in town centre.

Strictly No Smoking

Please note -
The living area and kitchen is accessed by a steep staircase with a rope handrail.

Property access is from 2 short flights of steps.

The property is not suitable for young children due to its layout.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas