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The Sands

Salcombe, Devon (Ref. 995770)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the best property we have stopped in."

    The quality of the finish and appliances, the location and the view was sensational The cot that was supplied was a travel cot and one of the clips was damaged but was still ok. Would it not be possible to have an actual cot? A mirror in the ground floor bedroom would be useful.

    Reviewed by MickMay 2022

  • "Property needed a bit more of a deep clean, was quite dusty."

    Other than that, it was great. Internet speed could have been better but overall was a very pleasant stay!

    Thank you kindly for leaving us your feedback. We were terribly sorry to read that the cleanliness of the property was unsatisfactory upon your arrival. Please be assured that should you have contacted our Salcombe office, we would have arranged for the property to be recleaned. We would like to reiterate that this is not the standard we work hard as a company to maintain and can only apologise that you arrived to this. We hope that aside from this you had a lovely stay and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by OliverFeb 2022

  • "Stunning property with stunning views absolutely loved the house, met all of our ..."

    Stunning property with stunning views absolutely loved the house, met all of our needs as a family getting together, was great value but wouldn’t have paid more as it would have been past my budget Hot tub would have complimented the stay and a gate to secure garden for little pooch would have been great These are just little things to consider But over all it’s a 10/10 from all of us Absolutely No complaints, we all loved the house and the owners had provided everything we could have needed from a thoughtful perspective Great luxury stay, thank you for making our stay amazing

    Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that the property was presented beautifully upon your arrival and exceeded every one of your expectations. Thank you for your suggestions, we will be sure to pass these onto the owner. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholaDec 2021

  • "We visit Salcombe every year and have always stayed in the hotel there but as we had family joining us we thought we would try as house this time."

    The Sands was a fantastic house to stay in and offered so much space and comfort for all and the views were breath taking and so lovely to wake up to every morning. There were a few minor things that need fixing but nothing that effected our holiday. We hope to be back again next year as we had a wonderful time and the weather was incredible for October.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you had a lovely stay and the property exceeded every one of your expectations. We were sorry you experienced a couple of minor issues. Please be assured that should you have contacted us during your stay, we would have arranged for these to be resolved. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon to Salcombe soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2021

  • "Sykes did not respond to a single complaint in the week we stayed there."

    The house is superb but is sadly let down by Sykes as managing agents.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "The standard of cleanliness was poor."

    Cob webs, kitchen extractor dripping with oil, hair in shower enclosures, carpet in lounge with multiple stains. The response from the property management company was poor. I have made a complaint which I assume is being dealt with regarding cleanliness, a broken vacuum cleaner and utensils with badly scored non- stick surfaces. Sands is an excellent property being spacious and well appointed and in a good location but sadly let down by the service provided by its property management company.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Please accept our apologies, we were terribly sorry to read that the cleanliness was unsatisfactory and the property was presented this way upon your arrival. We can only apologise that the level of service you received was poor. We work hard as a company to meet our guests’ expectations and so we were disappointed to read that you felt this way. We hope that despite this you had a lovely and we very much hope to welcome you back to the area soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by RussellJul 2021

  • "A first class property with quality furnishings in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2021

  • "The Sands is a stunning place for a family holiday in Salcombe."

    The house is spotless and in an ideal location. We would love to return!!!

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2021

  • "The Sands was a gorgeous holiday home, well placed to explore Salcombe and the surrounding area."

    the house itself was extremely well equipped and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. it was also very warm and toasty, so would be good for a winter break as well. The hill into Salcombe was a challenge as it seemed to get longer each time we walked it, but it helped work off all the lovely meals that we had out!

    Reviewed by GillOct 2020

  • "An amazing family holiday , spent in such a beautiful house , the attention to detail , the views , everything you could ask for , we shall certainly return ."

    Reviewed by ThereseAug 2020

  • "Just returned from an amazing stay at The Sands."

    Top quality throughout and could not fault anything as advertised. Easy access to Salcombe and the nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Amazing house."

    Great location and views. House spacious and very comfortable for 2 large families sharing and had everything needed for a well needed break.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2020

  • "Fantastic break ."

    ..I cannot fault the experience in any way . Thank you.

    Reviewed by JonathanFeb 2020

  • "The house was lovely."

    Very comfortable and clean. It was great that everyone had their own en suite. Plenty of room for 10 adults - and the dog. The outside shower tap was very useful for washing off the dog. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by LorraineJan 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday, very nice place, the beach is few minutes walk from the house, luxury property."

    My family really enjoyed it. Definitely will book again next holiday.

    Reviewed by KhaledJan 2020

  • "Beautiful house for party of 9 adults and 1 baby."

    Excellent views, very well equipped and perfectly located for stroll into Salcombe and visiting surrounding areas. Only minor issue was the shower in the Master Bedroom was out of action. Would definitely book this property again

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "Another wonderful week at The Sands."

    An exceptional house in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2019

  • "The Sands proved to be the perfect holiday accommodation for nine people and our four grandchildren loved having a whole floor to themselves."

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic 7 night stay at The Sands."

    The perfect house for our family celebration week. The house is stunning and provided everything you could need for a luxury self catering holiday. The position of the house was also great for strolling into town and also down to North Sands. Beautiful views to the estuary from the terrace too. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by EJul 2019

  • "Lovely house great views close to shops and beach loved it will be back soon."


    Reviewed by DuncanMay 2019

  • "Amazing house with amazing views!"

    Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by NikkiMar 2019

  • "We had an absolutely amazing stay at The Sands!"

    The house was stunning and the view was absolutely incredible. Sadly half the group didn’t make the first night because of the snow but we still had the perfect weekend away catching up with old friends and making new memories. Little hiccup with the bins but a friendly and swift response by the Sykes cottages team with advice. Would definitely love to come back!

    Reviewed by PhilippaFeb 2019

  • "It was every thing we hoped for ,and all the little extras put in by the owners was great"

    Reviewed by GrahamJan 2019

  • "The accommodation is not suitable for somebody who has difficulty in walking or health problems as there are 46 steps to get into the property."

    Plus the position of the house is on the hill and therefore once you have walked into Salcombe it is uphill all the way back. However we enjoyed both the area and the property.

    Reviewed by FrancesJan 2019

  • "Great house, in brilliant location and superbly equipped."

    Mr Tim FletcherJul 2018

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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.


  • Five bedrooms : 2 x Super king bedroom and ensuite with shower, basin and w.c (one on ground floor)
  • 1 x Master bedroom with Super king bed and ensuite with bath, separate shower enclosure, basin and w.c
  • 2 x Twin bedrooms and ensuites with shower, basin and w.c
  • All rooms can be set up either as a superkings or twins but will be in this configuration unless otherwise requested
  • Cloakroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, w.c and heated towel rail
  • Entrance/dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Sitting room
  • Attic/snug room
  • Underfloor heating
  • Fridge/freezer, oven, hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, dishwasher, wine cooler, Kupps coffee machine, toaster, kettle TV, DVD/Blue-Ray, Sky Q
  • Wifi available
  • Paved parking area for up to four cars
  • Outside - lawn and sun terrace, with garden sofa, table and chairs and BBQ
  • Bed linen and towels supplied.

The property

A luxurious and contemporary property, situated in an elevated location, with uninterrupted views over the Salcombe Estuary and beyond.

The property is just a short walk from the sandy beach of North Sands, and a short ferry ride from yet more beautiful beaches.

With quick access to Salcombe town, and also the South West Coast Path, it’s the perfect coastal retreat.

Access from the driveway leads you to the front door, surrounded by double height windows.

The entrance enjoys a striking glass and oak staircase, a large dining area, a cloakroom, and access to the rear terrace.

The kitchen is well equipped, with a breakfast bar and breakfast table, in front of sliding doors, leading to the front sun terrace.

The separate utility room is accessed via the kitchen, with a door to the garden, and hand held shower, ideal for cleaning sandy children!

The sitting room is triple aspect, with sliding doors leading onto the front sun terrace.

Additionally, full length windows/door lead onto the side sun terrace, with views of the estuary and Bolt Head.

The property enjoys five bedrooms, all of which are en suite, and have super-King size beds.

The zip and link beds are set up in a variety of configurations (three doubles and two twins), and can be changed upon request.

Two bedrooms enjoy private balconies with sweeping sea views.

There is an additional shower room on the first floor.

The attic room boasts a snug sitting area, with TV/DVD/Playstation unit.

Outside, steps rise through a front garden with a sloping lawn to a luxuriously furnished wraparound sun terrace, providing plenty of space for relaxing.

The rear terrace is sheltered by fencing and woodland.

Parking is available for up to four cars.

Wireless broadband is available.

One small dog is permitted.

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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Region Information

46 steps from parking area to front door.

All rooms can be set up either as a double or a twin must be requested at time of booking if different from the usual set up.

One small well behaved dog permitted - restricted to ground floor level.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas