Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Devon 2 minutes ago

1 of 48 View Larger Image
  • Startline House - Devon - 995835 - photo 1

3 people have recently viewed this property

Startline House

Salcombe, Devon (Ref. 995835)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Show on map


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

19 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely house, homely and well equipped."

    The whole family me Grandma, my two daughters and two grown-up Grandchildren, had a great holiday. I could spend all day just watching the boats, toing and froing, while enjoying the sun from the wonderful top balcony. It was great to be able to walk to the shops and restaurants even if it was a climb to get back!! We enjoyed trips to South Sands and North Sands, stopping for coffee at The Winking Prawn and getting the ferry back. We hope to repeat the experience one day.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay here at Startline House and that it provided you with everything you required during your stay. The nearby costal walks are stunning! We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "The property had a lot of stairs as it was 4 stories high, we were fine but had we have taken other friends they may have found it difficult."

    Maybe it’s worth a mention. 43 steps from top to bottom. You inform your clients if a property is child friendly or dog friendly so if it’s not going to be easy for people with mobility problems it could be pointed out politely. Or maybe you already do and I wasn’t aware of it.

    Reviewed by LinJun 2021

  • "Good reminders from Sykes about booking fees, information about the property etc"

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "Startline House was great and gave us a welcome and relaxing week away."

    Given Covid restrictions we didn't think the cleaning went deep enough. The accommodation was generally very good but the second bathroom on the lower level is in need of improvement given it is accommodating 4 people.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we were really pleased to learn that your stay here was enjoyable. We were only sorry to read that the cleanliness of the property was unsatisfactory upon your arrival. Please be assured that should you have contacted us, we would have arranged for the property to be re cleaned. We do hope that despite this, you had a very enjoyable stay. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by GuyOct 2020

  • "We stayed at Startline 2 years ago and really liked the balcony with its superb views."

    Unfortunately this year we found the balcony to be unusable because of the seagull mess on it- it clearly hadn't been cleaned for quite some time, it was so dirty we didn't even want to stand out there to admire the view. Also the shower on the lower floor leaks from the bottom corner. It leaked when we stayed 2 years ago and we can see it's been patched up a few times, but it is still leaking. Otherwise it is a lovely house in a fantastic location.

    We were so sorry to hear that the balcony was not presented satisfactorily on your arrival at Startline House. It is a shame that you did not contact the local office during your stay as we most certainly would have been able to rectify this for you during your stay. Thank you for reporting to us the leaking shower, we have passed this on to the Owners and maintenance team for their attention. Despite these issues, we hope that you enjoyed your time in Salcombe and look forward to welcoming you back to the area again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SherryJul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week here celebrating Christmas with 3 generations of our family."

    The house was warm, comfortable and very homely, and we appreciated the fully decorated Christmas tree! We ate in almost every day, and the kitchen was really well equipped and well organised, with everything we needed to cook varied meals with enough space for lots of helpers (although we could have done with a small hand food mixer for making the Christmas cake icing!). A big dining table next to the kitchen which was perfect for our extended meals, and loads of space in the top floor lounge for 7 of us to relax and play Christmas games. Fabulous views of course from all rooms. Walkable into town for all but the oldest generation who needed a lift up the steep hill. More expensive than other properties we have stayed in but worth it as we had a lovely stay, and we are all looking forward to returning. (note to owners: the dishwasher wasn’t working very well and several items had to be re-washed. Might need a service or a clean? It was better on standard wash, the default setting to “eco” not sufficient, and this was just for cups and glasses, we didn’t use it for pans).

    Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback on your stay at Startline House. The owners have asked us to pass on the following. “It is always satisfying to know that guests appreciate the homely touches at Startline House as we endeavour to make it feel and think of it as an extension of our own family home. There is a hand held food mixer in the cupboard above the microwave together with food scales, cake tins, and a rolling pin for those Mary Berry's amongst us. Sorry you didn't find it for the Christmas cake Icing. We will check the dishwasher. Thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you again at Startline House. Kind regards & Happy New Year.” Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2019

  • "All facilities were spot on and the accommodation was fantastic for all from my 14 month old Granddaughter to my 96 year old Mum."

    Perfect holiday home.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Startline House, the photographs do not do it justice at all."

    Spotlessly clean and with everything you could ever need in a holiday home (including gin glasses..hooray!) Three generations all saying the same thing..."more please". We could not find fault - Our new favourite and we will be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2019

  • "Stunning location, pictures do not do the view justice!"

    Very comfortable clean accommodation with all facilities you could need. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by AndreOct 2018

  • "Great property with magical views and petty well kitted out."

    However, expensive properties should have comfortable beds and higher quality duvets. Lounge sofas also not comfortable.

    Mr Christopher EllisAug 2018

  • "The house is great with fantastic views and offers everything you would require for your stay."

    There is only one slight negative about this house in the sofa's are slightly uncomfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to consider this accommodation again.

    Mrs Ann ParkerOct 2017

  • "Perfect location and lovely house with lots of space on four floors."

    May 2017

  • "Great views and ideal for a large family holiday, loved the house."

    Aug 2015

  • "The house was clean, spacious and extremely well equipped."

    The views are exceptional and with two sunny terraces to choose from as well as a bit of grassy garden, we were spoilt for choice when it came to relaxing. We were attending a race week at the Yacht Club so the position of the house was ideal, but also very convenient for getting anywhere in the town. Highly recommended!

    FionaJun 2015

  • "The position of the house was fantastic however the interior was rather dated ..."

    The position of the house was fantastic however the interior was rather dated and I thought it was expensive taking this in to account I know we were paying for the fabulous view but no ensuites and the furnishings were tired also the kitchen equipment such as cooking tools were sparse

    Sep 2014

  • "Lovely property - amazing location, some elements needed a little maintenance such as shower on the bottom floor."

    Sep 2014

  • "Last year I would have rated as excellent, it is lacking some maintenance."

    Jul 2014

  • "All good - will return"

    Jun 2014

  • "Very attractive, well equipped, clean property - perhaps just suffering from a little end of season tiredness!"

    Apr 2014

Show more

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: 2 x Twins, 2 x King size beds
  • Shower room with shower, basin and w.c
  • Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin ,w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Hallway/dining room.
  • Gas fired central heating. Fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven, hob, dishwasher, tumble dryer. microwave, toaster, kettle, iPod docking station. TV, DVD. Wifi available. Off road parking for 2 small cars
  • Balcony with table, chairs, sun-loungers
  • Decking, BBQ. Bed linen and towels supplied.

The property

A large, detached house in an elevated position, overlooking the Salcombe estuary towards the beaches of East Portlemouth and Millbay.

The bright and welcoming property is well-equipped and finished to a high standard throughout.

Featuring four good sized bedrooms, Startline House is ideally suited for families or a group of friends who wish to explore this beautiful part of the country.

The entrance to the house is via a porch situated on the third floor of the property.

Accessible from the nearby off-road parking, the porch features ample space for you to store your coats, walking boots and beach equipment.

From here, a second door leads into a spacious hallway, which is also used as a dining area.

The table comfortably sits eight people and the room boasts beautiful views of the estuary. Adjacent to the dining area, you will find the kitchen.

Well-equipped, the kitchen includes plenty of fitted units and ample amenities including a breakfast dining area, an electric double oven and a dishwasher.

There is also a useful utility room with washing facilities as well as a separate WC and basin.

As you head upstairs to the fourth floor, you reach a very spacious lounge with beautiful exposed beams and a decorative woodburning stove.

The bright room features two sets of large sliding French doors, which lead out onto a magnificent balcony showcasing fantastic 180-degree views across the estuary.

The four bedrooms are split between the first floor and ground level.

Whether you opt for the king-size wooden sleigh bed or prefer a private balcony, each room has something special and of course a superb view for you to wake up to.

The balcony off the lounge runs the whole width of the house and just off the lower ground floor level, there is another large area of decking with a BBQ for you to use.

Perfect for unwinding after a day out with loved ones.

Startline House is situated in an ideal location, just moments from Salcombe town centre where you have easy access to local shops, restaurants, beaches and the waterfront.

Just a stone’s throw away, the estuary is bordered by magnificent cliffs, which form part of the South West Coast Path – a must for keen walkers!

For an unforgettable Devonshire break with loved ones, head to Startline House in Salcombe.

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

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Salcombe

Region Information

Telephone available for incoming calls only.

Wood burning stove not in use.

No pets 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.”

Parking is located outside the property, just off the road. This road is fairly busy with through traffic so please ensure that your vehicle is parked with consideration.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas