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The Wood

(Ref. 980317)

Salcombe, Devon Show on map


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  • 15 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing property, will be back again next year."

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property for a family holiday combining all generations."

    It's in a stunning location and is very spacious to allow everyone enough room.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A great stay at the Wood - amazing views and fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "It would have been nice to put the umbrella up over the loungers but sadly it was broken."

    The umbrella over on the dining table wasn’t the right shape either !! Other than that we had a wonderful house party for my 60th (4th party at the wood over the last 20yrs) Loved the refurbishment that’s been done over the last few years

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Wood! Apologies for the broken umbrella, this has now been replaced. Please do contact Pebbles if you have any issues during a future stay at The Wood and they will be happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Wood is a very special place, from the moment we entered we felt at home."

    Our stay was to celebrate my 80th birthday and Diamond anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for a better setting. I note that in previous reviews someone had suggested a second dishwasher was needed, now there are two!. Kitchen incredibly well equipped. We so enjoyed the welcome pack of freshly baked scones with local jam .and cream which was a delightful touch. The one suggestion we might make is to have a lock on the shower room next to the ground floor bedroom! Gillian

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fabulous house, we loved it."

    Sadly we had to cut our stay short as we had a bereavement, but we all felt very comfortable in the house.

    Reviewed by S5.0Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful experience with fabulous views and very comfortable facilities for a mixed group."

    There was nothing we wanted or needed that we couldn’t find (apart from binoculars to take in more of the outstanding vista

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Nov 2021

  • "Excellent house , spotlessly clean, very spacious, well appointed, wonderful views and easy access to local beaches."

    Great for a large family holiday. Parking is a little tight but doable.

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Wood is a perfect holiday house for a large group, beautifully situated above South Sands."

    The house has a warm, homely feel, with plenty of light and spectacular views. It is decorated in a tasteful style. There are lots of things to do - footpaths, beach, Salcombe, paddleboarding, restaurants - so splinter groups can go off and occupy themselves. We really appreciated the white John Lewis linen and towels - this makes a difference. In terms of constructive feedback, the house needs two dishwashers, as there are so many guests. Also, on arrival, we would expect liquid soap to be in each bathroom - this disappointingly, wasn't provided. Otherwise, it was a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Joan and david4.4Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous house with amazing views."

    The owners have thought of everything to cater for all our needs. Cant emphasize enough how stunning this house and scenery are !

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2021

  • "Had an amazing holiday."

    The house was absolutely perfect and the booking and service flawless.

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Feb 2020

  • "A wonderful property in a lovely location, overlooking the sea."

    The outside decking is perfect to catch the early morning sunshine and to have large group meals outside - even in January!! The house was exceptionally clean and tidy, with plenty of cooking utensils, wood for the stoves and games. I would definitely chose to go back.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2020

  • "We loved The Wood, it was a beautiful property and exceeded what we had expected from the photos."

    Everyone that we dealt with was keen for our holiday to run smoothly and all requests were dealt with really quickly. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful welcome on arrival from Rachel of Pebbles."

    The family of thirteen thoroughly enjoyed the house with its great views and easy access to beach and ferry to Salcombe. We all enjoyed the music system and the games cupboard was well used by the younger members of the family. We all walked to the Winking Prawn for a most enjoyable celebratory birthday meal. We all managed to walk a few times into SALCOMBE even the two older ones. We were able to eat breakfast and dinner outside due to the great weather. There was everything in the house that we could have wanted to make our stay comfortable, if I were to make a criticism a few more coat hangers would have been useful. All in all a great time was had in The Wood.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were delighted to celebrate our daughter’s 30 th birthday in the Wood, which proved to have the most stunning location (the views!"

    ) and the house is superbly well furnished. Very good support by Pebbles too.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "Pebbles management company excellent."

    House and position just as described. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Would have been nice to have second dishwasher. We expect to return to this property. Thank you

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Nov 2018

  • "This was our third stay at the Wood, and sure not to be the last!"

    With its fantastic views across South Sands the house did not disappoint ! Comfortable with plenty of room for us all to relax it was the perfect venue for my husbands 40th celebration.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2018

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  • Four levels
  • 1 x second floor children's bedroom with 4 singles, and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Five first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double and steps down to en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin (zip-link), with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size with en-suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin (zip-link) , 1 x single with use of family bathroom, 1 x lower ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area and doors to deck
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Utility room
  • Ground floor hall
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Aga with induction hob,Miele combination microwave oven, fridge, fridge-freezer, wine cooler, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Apple TV with Sky, Sonos music system, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • One well behaved dog accepted
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults, small children should be supervised
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: Charcoal BBQ available
  • EV charger usage available for guests upon request.

The property

High on a hill above South Sands beach in Salcombe is this big impressive detached house.

Standing in its own garden and in prime position in one of the UK's most stunning towns, this is exceptional accommodation for families or groups of friends.

From the parking area off a private lane, head down the steps into the smart hall, off which you will find a splendid big kitchen, extremely well equipped and with a big dining area which opens to a large enclosed deck where you can sit with evening drinks and take in the amazing views of the estuary.

Double doors open to the sitting room, also with those views and an open fire to gather round and watch TV or listen to the Sonos music system.

On this level you have a handy twin bedroom (zip-link), or take the stairs up to five further bedrooms, all with fantastic views over the sea.

The master double is especially beautiful.

On the top floor, the children will love sharing the big en suite room with lots of beds, where they can sleep and play table top football as well.

Outside the garden is as spectacular as the interior, with 1½ steep acres of space where you can wander, sit, sunbathe, play table tennis or head down the steps through the garden to the lovely beach below.

You may not want to venture further than this lovely house and garden and the beach below, but if the mood takes you, wander into fascinating Salcombe town with its boutique shops, great restaurants and pubs.

Maybe hire a boat to explore the waterways, play tennis or go swimming in the seasonal outdoor pool.

The pedestrian ferry is fun to catch to East Portlemouth with more great beaches.

For a little exercise, it's no hardship to take to the South West Coast Path with wonderful coastal views and the occasional bench to take a breather, or perhaps head to nearby National Trust gardens for some green-fingered inspiration.

The Wood is a unique and very special haven for enjoying one of the loveliest spots you could imagine.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults, small children should be supervised

Note: No stag/hen parties or similar.