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St Leonards

(Ref. 995834)

Salcombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (17)
  • comfortable (15)
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  • location (11)
  • parking (9)

41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful time, loved the house, a couple of things , only 1 roll of toilet paper for four people over 3 days."

    TV in the bedroom not there and in August 23 had been reported. Would be best to tell customers beforehand. No bags for bin in kitchen. But we would come again as we all had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Joycelyn3.8Feb 2024

  • "A very nice cottage,."

    Excellent location, parking was good. It was clean, tidy. Maybe some information on local places eat and drink, would be nice. We.did go in winter and was aware that places would be closed; however we were pleasantly surprised to find pubs were open.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely weekend break."

    Beautifully appointed home.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Nov 2023

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Hywel5.0Sep 2023



    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "We love st Leonard’s!"

    It is the fifth time we rent it out for summer holidays in Salcombe, and it is very well kept . The garden is much better tended than before and it is a lovely quiet spot. Right in the centre of Salcombe means we get anywhere by walking. Excellent address, just difficult to book for summer if not anticipated a year before, which is a challenge not knowing when we can take holidays.

    Reviewed by Helene4.7Jul 2023

  • "Good location, could do with some TLC, Dinner plates and tea plates need replacing badly."

    Downstairs smells musty and damp, with a fair amount of cobwebs, could do with a good spring clean. Upstairs bathroom clean & bed comfortable but front bedroom curtains difficult to close, pole not suitable for curtain rings. Hot water temperature set too high, could scald someone vulnerable. Some of these comments were written ion the comments book by previous occupants some time back.

    Reviewed by Diane3.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay, good to have parking."

    Utensils/pans/crockery need replacing and property needs updating/decorating. Ornaments dusty. Beds comfortable. Not too far to walk to pubs etc.

    Reviewed by Denise3.4Sep 2022

  • "Good comfortable cottage with sun trap outdoor space."

    and front as well as the small park opposite with beautiful panoramic views. Ideal access to Salcombe town. Tastefully decorated with most of what we needed. We could have done with a few more wine glasses and small tumblers in order to use the dishwsher efficiently. T.V. not working in the bedroom, but was reported to agent in Salcombe. (Not fixed whilst we were there) Stairs quite steep with short tread so would benefit from both hand rails starting at the top. Would book again/recommend

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "St Leonard's is a lovely place to have a really relaxing holiday."

    Every thing that you need has been thought about and provided. Bed really comfortable and the whole accommodation is spotless. Parking a stone's throw away is a massive bonus. A short walk from the harbour,shops and pubs. We really had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage and we will definitely rebook."

    The bed was SO comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. We really couldn’t fault it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "The only thing that lets the property down is the bathroom."

    Narrow bath, taps in the middle stick out to much very difficult to climb in ( No grab rail) And with a small curtain rail its difficult even to shower. However the positives far outweigh this negative which makes us return year after year

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2022

  • "The only negative comments are."

    We were concerned by the amount of commercial vehicles having to make numerous shunts to negotiate to turn to access the coop and construction vehicles serving work in the boat park. The only other issue is the front door is extremely difficult to open and close.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jan 2022

  • "Loved the property but was unhappy with the administration from Sykes"

    Reviewed by Torquill5.0Oct 2021

  • "Location to town and facilities."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2021

  • "There is a leak in the kitchen ceiling when someone has a bath/ shower."

    The steepness of the stairs to the playroom should also be noted as it is dangerous

    Thank you for your review and highlighting the maintenance issue, which we have attended to and rectified. We have also updated the property description to advise that the steps to the playroom are steep. We hope that you enjoyed your time in Salcombe and at St Leonards, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable."

    The only problem was it was situated on a very noisy road due to lots of traffic especially early mornings.

    Reviewed by Monica4.4Jul 2021

  • "Really lovely little cottage!"

    The ideal location for getting into the centre of Salcombe easily (less than 5min walk down hill into town). The kitchen was really well equipped! Garden was lovely and private. Only slight niggle would be there is only 1 loo (4 of us stayed there for the week) and the front bedroom is quite noisy in the mornings with lots of cars travelling past.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, very accessible to town and parking a bonus."

    Excellent facilities. Everything fine apart from cooker which had no manual, the control marks had worn away and the burners needed to be lit by a match. Also shower curtain could be replaced But all in all, an excellent place to stay.

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Thank you for highlighting the issue with the cooker. We have passed this onto the owner, who has now order a new one and that has already been delivered to the property. We do hope we can welcome you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2020

  • "Yes lovely cottage really cosy and comfortable and central so we could pop into town easily each morning first thing for supplies before it got busy."

    Very clean we brought our own bedding and plates etc but probably didn’t need to.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your stay at St Leonards. We are very happy to hear that you found the apartment exceeded your expectations and that you found it to suit your requirements. We do hope you choose to book with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "Comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great location ."

    .. parking is invaluable in Salcombe! A little dusty ... suspect no-one has stayed for a while (it is out of season) and I'd have hoped the cleaners would have given it a quick dust/wipe down. But all in all, would highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay at St Leonards. We apologise that the property was a little dusty; this has been raised with our housekeepers to ensure the property continues to meet the high standards we expect from all of our properties. A thorough clean will be carried out prior to the next guests' stay. We hope to welcome you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Mar 2020

  • "We’ve been to Salcombe many times, but this was the first time for the Christmas week and we had a fantastic time."

    Our cottage, St Leonard’s was very comfortable and very welcoming after long beach walks. We’re already trying to plan the next trip to Salcombe.....

    Reviewed by James4.1Dec 2019

  • "We spent a very comfortable and lazy week at St Leonard’s Cottage which was lovely and it felt like home."

    It’s close enough to the town without being in the centre and we really appreciated that there was a car space close to the cottage, although we didn’t use the car during the week but hopped onto a bus instead for excursions.

    Reviewed by Lynette4.4Sep 2019

  • "We love this cottage it is perfect for our family."

    We have been back a number of times and as our children really enjoy the familiarity of it. As well as being close to the town and good facilities.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a seaside theme - bigger than we expected from the photos."

    Short walk into town. The outside area was a sun trap. Everything we needed and more. Convenient parking area.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2019

  • "St Leonards cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished - roomy on the ground floor."

    However a steep staircase and "tricky" landing access the two very small bedrooms, bathroom and beyond via more steep stairs. The shower arrangement is frankly laughable. Vacating the property by 10 a.m. is nowadays archaic and to be asked politely by the owner via a note to strip the beds to assist the cleaner is a bit much! We loved Salcombe but because of the shower and staircase would not want to stay in this property again. We feel the staircase issue should be noted on the property description.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Jun 2019

  • "TV reception very disappointing, apart from that we were pleased"

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Jun 2019

  • "Lovely company to deal with from the word go."

    A warm welcome. Cottage was lovely and beautifully clean. We do staycations a lot and both had a really lovely time. your company was recommended to us so happy to pass that on x

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cottage in great location."

    Had everything we needed for a family of 4. Beds extremely comfortable! Upstairs playroom a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2019

  • "Another lovely property enjoyed our winter stay as usually at the seagulls every Summer."

    St Leonard’s may need the outside patio tidying up but we didn’t use it so was fine for us. St Leonard’s was cosy and the bedroom furnishings beautiful.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Dec 2018

  • "Perfect location with good parking."

    The house has a homely feel to it. Have stayed at St Leonards twice now, the garden has improved since last year so it is nice to sit out in and enjoy the lovely weather. Would definitely stay threw again

    Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage great position"

    Ms J PollSep 2017

  • "Very well situated with front-of-garage parking close by."

    Accommodation layout works well and standard of equipment and furnishings up to standard. Generally very comfortable.

    Jun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage a good location to use as a base to explore."

    MICHASep 2016

  • "Home from home!"

    It was really lovely even the chickens from next door!

    AAug 2016

  • "Great location, sophisticated and comfortable furnishings."

    Comfortable beds. Parking spot extremely convenient.

    Clair ReadingJun 2016

  • "We had a comfortable stay in St Lenards which is centrally located in the village."

    We would return.

    Feb 2016

  • "Lovely house."

    An information pack would be helpful though

    Mrs KAREN DentyNov 2015

  • "The cottage was a delight , the location was perfect."

    I would have liked a welcome pack but this is not essential. Attention is needed to the garden however.

    Mr JOHN WilkinsSep 2015

  • "Excellent"

    Nov 2014

  • "Lovely property, but needs bringing into the 21st century, i."

    E. wifi, dishwasher & TV. Very little storage space in bedroom two, as the wardrobe was locked !

    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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King, 1x twin
  • Modern kitchen
  • Snug / playroom (accessed via steep stairs)
  • Family bathroom
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, oven, hob, microwave, toaster kettle
  • TV, DVD, Freeview
  • Wifi available
  • Allocated off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard with table and chairs
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

St Leonards is located on Shadycombe Road within a short walk of Salcombe’s renowned waterfront, shops and restaurants.

This property sleeps four and is the perfect base for couples and small families wanting to explore the town, its sandy beaches and the catch the passenger ferry to the beaches of East Portlemouth and Millbay.

With a toasty fireplace, ample seating, television with integrated DVD player, the sitting room is the perfect place to unwind in comfort.

The bright open-plan kitchen/dining room has a range of modern appliances, a round six-person dining table, and a pair of French doors, which lead out to the rear terrace.

The master bedroom has a super-King size bed, whilst the second bedroom is a twin room.

The family bathroom is on the first floor.

On the second floor, steep stairs lead to a snug / playroom designed for children.

At the rear of the house is an enclosed garden with outdoor furniture for al fresco summer entertaining.

There is allocated off-road parking for one car and wi-fi is available.

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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No pets permitted.
Please note the stairs to the attic room are very steep. Children should be accompanied at all times when using them.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas