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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (10)
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  • garden (9)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Andy and Fiona - thank you so much for making the effort for our New Year stay, with decorations and fizz."

    It was very much appreciated. The property is lovely. Good location, quiet, *very* well equipped. Cosy but spacious. We would come back.

    Very pleased to hear you had a good stay. Happy New Year and do come back. It’s lovely in the spring, summer and autumn!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "The house was in a good location ,well equipped and nicely decorated."

    It did have a parking space but for two families the need to keep finding parking in and around Salcombe is a nightmare. Not the owners fault but I do think all the owners could feed this back to the local authority!!!! Over a period of 30 years of visiting it has become progressively worse with permit holders only and double yellow lines and a much reduced Batson car park . We will return but will be looking for more parking space at a property unless the situation improves. Big thanks though for a lovely stay!!!!

    Very glad you had a good stay. The house does certainly have a parking space which suits all but the very largest vehicles. Parking in Salcombe is indeed a challenge for a second vehicle. In winter Batson car park capacity is reduced due to half of it being a boat park and in summer the town is of course very busy everywhere. Our recommended solution is to pay £3/day and park at the top of Bonfire Hill in the Council's Park & Ride area. That is just a five minute walk to/from the house. We know that the Town Council is very aware of the car parking issue and we shall reflect your message to the Council members who we know are seeking to improve the situation for all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house, great location."

    For us with a family of 6 adults and a 3 year old there was plenty of room downstairs. We loved the kitchen diner and garden were fabulous and well equipped. Things that could use improvement were;The twin bedroom at the top of the house had no storage for clothes etc which was very inconvenient and we had to use the drawers in the bunk room and wardrobe in the main bedroom in the lower floor. The rope hand rail leading up to the top floor came apart at both ends in my hand which could have been serious but luckily wasn’t is was dangerous and requires immediate attention because this has obviously happened before. There were several signs of attempts to repair with black tape. The remote controls for the TV in the living room didn’t work and on further investigation we found corroded batteries in all 3. There were new batteries provided but not the right size. It would have been really nice to have had a welcome pack containing tea, biscuits and especially milk, just to give us time before heading to the supermarket. It’s a nice touch that we have appreciated in other holiday rentals and the welcome guide needs refreshing and updating, however the laminated instruction signs placed in strategic points were very helpful. Thank you it’s a nice house.

    Thank you for your helpful comments. We are planning a winter overhaul to the house which will include replacing the rope handrails to the top floor with two oars as found on the stairway to the first floor. The top floor twin is small but your comment is acknowledged: we shall see if we can create an improved clothes storage space there. The TV actually only requires the larger control to operate it. The smaller control unit is for a now redundant DVD player (so that will explain the corroded batteries). We shall discuss with C&CC the options for including a welcome pack although we expressly ask the cleaners to leave tea bags and coffee available in the top cupboard by the oven and also to leave our quite extensive range of herbs and spices available to tenants with the request that they replace any that they finish. However the possible addition of milk and some biscuits is noted. The local Co-Op is just two hundred yards down the road and is usually open until 10 pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Sep 2023

  • "Shipwrights is a lovely house to stay in."

    It is in a great location and has everything you could wish for. We enjoyed the top floor bedrom. The garden is a delight. Only slight issue is parking on the drive with the slope and the high kerb. Having said that we only moved the car twice as we were blessed with great weather. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The house is well equipped (even though I always take my own knives and cooking basics) and we loved the open plan dining kitchen area. Sadly the weather wasn't too good so we were not able to make the most of the outside space. There is now a gate down the alleyway so it is safer for little ones. We managed to get a Golf plus on the drive parked on an angle so that was a bonus. Many thanks for a great stay.

    So glad you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house with everything you need."

    We had mixed weather so it was used more and we didn’t feel cramped at at. Very convenient for the co-op and only a short walk to the town.

    Delighted you had a good stay in spite of the mixed weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a delightful stay!"

    Even in April when it's a bit cooler, it always feels like summer in Salcombe. The property has a large convenient layout and is very well equipped. Estuary vies from the attic room and the garden is a sun trap. Co-op a 5 minute walk down the road. Everything you need on your doorstep and best of all you can see the stars at night, no light pollution and no passing traffic. I Would highly recommend.

    Delighted you had a good stay. Many thanks for taking the trouble to provide the 'constructive feedback'. The baking trays are kept in the kitchen drawers with the saucepans and other kitchen utensils. All of the lights in the dining area work perfectly and have always done so; maybe it wasn't obvious where to switch them on. We only have one large green bin which is collected by the Council every Monday under a 'trade waste' weekly contract. If for some reason it is not collected then Coast & Country can report a missed collection to the Council and if necessary can arrange for the waste to be collected by a private contractor. We have promptly added a pizza cutter to the other kitchen utensils. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Apr 2023

  • "What a fantastic house."

    Absolutely perfect. Wonderful kitchen space. We had a very happy week. Thank you.

    Thanks so much for your positive review. Very pleased to know you loved the house and area as much as we do. Come again!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous accomodation, fantastic location a short walk into town, a couple of minutes walk from the coop."

    We managed to park our Audi A3 in the drive so we were chuffed. Accomodation was lovely, homely and so many facilities it was like being at home. Would highly recommend.

    Delighted you had a wonderful stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped , comfortable accommodation in a great location but really needs a ..."

    Well equipped , comfortable accommodation in a great location but really needs a fence to ensure that dogs and children are secure in the rear garden

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very comfortable beds. Nice and warm even in February. Great enormous kitchen/dining/sitting in big room at back. Amazing views too floor double. Very sunny aspect sitting room and master bedroom too. Bathrooms modern. Car parking is a huge bonus and we left larger car in Bonfire Car Park as you come into Salcombe on the left for a very small daily rate.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Property was exactly as described."

    ..although I took my own cooking equipment the kitchen was very well will be lovely in the summer with the doors open, but guest with young children be aware there is a alleyway running down the side...yes I would recommend this property .

    Reviewed by Shelia4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place all you could want near to Salcombe Main Street easy walking distance with shops, pubs."

    Lovely and warm with all facilities. Would have appreciated a television in the kitchen/dining area. Also the back garden not secure for small children and or pets as previous reviewer mentioned. Wall is not very high with a side passage adjacent to this. Easy to step right into back garden. A side door leading off this passage would benefit from a bolt for extra security.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you had a lovely stay. Thank you for bringing the outside area to our attention, we have passed this onto the owner. We do hope to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Dec 2021

  • "Great holiday home."

    Very clean, every thing you need to make your stay comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked and and has all the equipment you might every want. Excellent location in Salcombe, only negative is the parking, the drive is small we have a Peugeot 208, it still hanged over the drive. Have to pay for parking in town We thought the TV in the lounge, was a smart TV so could access our Netflix and Amazon accounts, but its not connected to WIFI, there's a sky box and remote which doesn't work? Would absolute go again

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you found the property comfortable for your stay and that it provided you with everything you required. Thank you for bringing the parking situation to our attention. There is a car park nearby. Unfortunately, this proves busy in the summer. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maryann5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely house to stay in a great place to holiday, well equipped, great location."

    We feel relaxed after returning from a weeks holiday. Couple of things to note, car parking is not great, if you cannot fit your ‘small’ car in the front of the house the surrounding area in the street is either permit or double yellows, parking is then available about 5mins away, and payable - bit of a potch! At the back/side of the house there is a gully which is accessible and open to the garden, we had a couple of occasions where people used the gully and were practically in the garden, a bit worrying if you have children or a dog - would be great if a fence could be erected to make it more private/secure. Recycling in the area appears to be poor, everything in one bag, with bottle recycling down towards the car park.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. We were only sorry to learn that you had some difficulty with the parking arrangements, the summer period proves busy here in Salcombe. Thank you for your comments regarding the garden, we have passed your concerns onto the owner and very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay at Shipwrights."

    The house was wonderful, in an excellent location. We especially loved the kitchen/dining room extending into the beautiful garden, which we made use of every day as we had amazing weather. The older kids loved the top floor bedrooms and bathroom, the master bedroom was airy and spacious, all of the beds were very comfortable. The only thing we thought it lacked was a downstairs toilet, but that certainly wouldn’t put us off booking was quite possibly the best house we’ve stayed in over the years!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of Shipwrights. We are very please to hear that all the party enjoyed this lovely property and that you had lovely weather to be able to enjoy the inside/outside feel that this property has to offer. We hope to see you back in the area again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a lovely property in an extremely good location."

    We would not hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Sep 2019

  • "We all had a great time at Shipwrights."

    It's very homely and in a great location. We hope to come back again next year!

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely house."

    Great space for family living.

    Mrs Z ClappAug 2017

  • "Good location & homely feel to property."

    Parking for additional cars - pass for car park would be advantageous.

    Apr 2017

  • "Fabulous house which totally suited our needs which involved two families of mixed ages."

    Everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. Within Easy reach of town and all facilities although the steep hill from the town to the house would be a problem for the less mobile.

    Aug 2016

  • "Very good, lovely house and garden."

    Jul 2016

  • "Great house, nice clean bathroom, kitchen a little too much 'stuff' lovely outdoor sitting area and dining area."

    Jun 2016

  • "The pictures on the website do not do the property justice."

    Lovely house with many home comforts, it is evident that the owners obviously go there themselves. Kitchen area with extension is particularly nice and bright and a good place for families to enjoy a long breakfast or lunch. Having said that, it would be good to have the wall lights repaired as they are not currently working. Stairs to upper floors are very steep, so care needs to be taken but you soon get used to this. As advertised, parking is for medium sized car only - it is no problem using the local car parks, although at busy times there can be a short delay finding a space, but again this is a minor issue. Thanks C&C once again for your assistance.

    Nov 2015

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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: 1 x King, 1 x Double, 1 x Twin and 1 x Bunk room
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin, w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Shower room with shower, basin, w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/dining room/garden room.
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Induction hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer, washing machine, toaster, kettle
  • Smart TV
  • Bluetooth enabled Roberts DAB/FM radio/speaker. Wifi available
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Bed linen and bath towels supplied, guests need to bring their own beach and tea towels
  • Off-road parking for 1 small/medium car
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Strictly no stag or hen parties

The property

Shipwrights is a traditional, Edwardian terraced house with accommodation arranged over three levels, extended and fully refurbished to a high standard and offers estuary views from the garden and top floor double bedroom. The property is an ideal base for one or two families or couples, set in a quiet location yet only a five minute walk to the centre of town, just a short walk from the boat park and Salcombe's wonderful waterfront, shops and restaurants.

Enter into the hallway which leads to a small but cosy sitting room with feature fireplace and Smart Samsung TV. Enter into the well-designed open plan kitchen/dining room with well equipped modern kitchen and dining area, perfect for socialising with family and friends.

This area now has a Bluetooth enabled Roberts DAB/FM radio which can easily be paired with any Bluetooth enabled device to allow tenants to stream their own choice of music or other media A step from the kitchen area leads up to a light and spacious 'garden room' with a large oak dining table with chairs and a long bench, a sofa and easy chairs.

From here full width folding doors open onto the good sized decking area and garden beyond.

The decking area has a large outdoor dining table with eight chairs with a sun parasol.

There is also a small garden area beyond the decking. There are four bedrooms; on the first floor is a double room with King-size bed and a bunk bed room. On the second floor (attic) level is a small twin bedroom with two single beds and a double room with a 4'6 bed. Ah highchair, travel cot, stairgate and changing mat are available for families.

On the first floor is a family bathroom with bath, shower (over) and on the second floor is a shower room.

One well-behaved dog is accepted for bookings from mid-September until the end of April.

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.

Please be aware, due to the nature of the town, several of our properties are situated up hills. Please contact our reservations team if you would like more information about the location of this property.

No loud music/parties after 11pm, please respect the neighbours

Parking is suitable for a small/medium size car

Enquire within for low occupancy Winter discount

Strictly No Smoking

Strictly no stag or hen parties

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas