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Woodwell

Salcombe, Devon (Ref. 995928)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "It’s the second year we have been to this amazing house and we love it, we want to come next year!"

    Thank you for the great review, we're delighted that you loved your stay at Woodwell. Hopefully we'll see you next year! Many thanks once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2022

  • "Woodwell what can I say gorgeous beautiful fabulous accommodation lovely house with a view to die for just hime and so good we booked another week in September a week is too short will try to get two weeks next year."

    Only one problem Internet went out no Tv for a few hours but who cares not an issue for us a well equipped house fabulous Aussie design upside down to take advantage of vires reminded us of our time in beautiful Mossman Sydney , the owners must be very proud of what they have achieved

    Thank you for your lovely review! We're delighted that you enjoyed the house and views so much and look forward to welcoming you back in September. Sorry about the temporary loss of Sky and internet, there are odd occasions in Salcombe when the power drops out for a v short period and that can upset the system. We worked hard with our architects to design Woodwell to be as relaxing as possible as well as taking advantage of the amazing location and views. It's great that you enjoyed it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2022

  • "This was our 5th time at Woodwell and it feels like a home from home, so much so that we've booked again for next year."

    Only negatives I can think of was that we lost signal to Sky box for a while, due I assume to poor weather and Kitchen electrics tripped out shortly before we left. To sum up, the house and views are fab and we feel lucky to be able to spend a week on holiday there

    Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We're delighted that you feel at home at Woodwell and look forward to welcoming you back for your sixth visit next year! I'm sorry that you experienced an issue with the Sky signal and the kitchen electrical circuit. There was a short power cut in Salcombe during your stay, as a result of a thunderous storm, I'm guessing that this was the reason why the signal went and a circuit tripped as all has been fine since then. Thanks for letting us know in any case. The view is pretty special isn't it?! Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2022

  • "Beautiful property and facilities and great location and views."

    We have stayed here a couple of times before and booked it this time for our family's stay for our daughter's wedding. Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay. Half way through the holiday, we had an issue with the fridge which broke down. We had to chase action with Coast and Country (otherwise recommendation would have been 10/10), but the property manager was considerate and excellent. Would certainly stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to post this review and we're delighted that you chose to return to Woodwell for such a special occasion. We're very sorry for the inconvenience caused when the fridge stopped working, there is a second small fridge in the utility but i'm sure it was still a pain. We're pleased that Charlie, our Property Manager, jumped on it and it has now been replaced. We will speak to C&C to ensure that they respond to guest issues without delay. We're glad that everything else went well and look forward to welcoming you back to Woodwell in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LizMay 2022

  • "The accommodation has amazing views and very well situated, the pictures you see on the website really are true and I think in real life actually better."

    I took an iron, dishwasher tablets, hand wash, washing liquid, these were all provided. Everything was taken care of. A lovely welcome pack which was local produce very lovely touch. I can not recommend this accommodation enough really was like home from home with with added luxuries. I would say if your a larger family or friends looking for a wonder break this is definitely the one. I will be rebooking was out of this world.

    Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review. We’re delighted that you enjoyed Woodwell so much and that the welcome pack and other items we leave for guests was appreciated. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "Woodwell is an excellent rental house ."

    Week equipped kitchen . Felt welcoming on arrival . Only two suggestions. Key box needs some attention as we had difficulty opening it and I would suggest a small comfortable chair in the bedrooms . Otherwise zero criticism , only praise . Excellent location and magnificent view

    Thank you for your feedback and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We've oiled the latch on the key box and that's now much less fiddly to open and we'll certainly take a look at the seating in the bedrooms. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherDec 2021

  • "Woodwell was an absolute joy to stay at for the second year running."

    The views from the house are stunning and there is so much great living space. The property is a short walk from town so a great location. The only constructive feedback is the cleaning standards I think have slipped a bit, but I would still highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted that you had an enjoyable time on your second visit. I'm sorry to hear that Woodwell wasn't spotless on your arrival and have already passed this on to our cleaning team to ensure that standards are kept at the highest level. We hope to welcome you back to Woodwell again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahSep 2021

  • "Wi Fi was very weak and the satellite signal fluctuated with the weather."

    The patio was excellent but the photographs were obviously taken when the shrubs were newly planted as they are significantly larger now making it impossible to sit and enjoy the view which was wonderful. An enjoyable stay but I doubt if we will return.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that you experienced issues with the Wifi and satellite signal. There were storms at the beginning of your stay that may have affected the satellite signal and it may have been that the router needed resetting to get the Wifi back to it's normal full coverage. It's a shame that you didn't inform us during your stay as we would certainly have resolved both of these issues for you. Suffice it to say that we've checked everything and it is now working well. The rose bushes have now flowered and have been trimmed back on the top terrace so the view is even more fantastic! Many thanks once again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2021

  • "We should have been advised about the building works in close proximity, property not as clean as in previous years, though obviously washed large stain on duvet cover, lost power/lights three times (caused I think by a blown light bulb) and no batteries in games controllers (so grandchildren could not use)."

    Otherwise we had, as always, a great time.

    We always appreciate feedback from our guests and often act on the comments made to further improve Woodwell. It is important, however, to ensure that comments are factually correct so that other guests are not misled. Please see below: • Cleaning. The house is spotless before every visit and is double checked by our Property Manager before guests arrive. In a text you mentioned glitter on the stairs as the issue. There was categorically no glitter on the stairs prior to your arrival, its appearance is a complete mystery. You also mentioned a lack of black bin bags, there were six in lined bins and four spare, ten in total for your week. We left additional bags for you when you told us that you needed more. • Power. We note that you had plugged your electric car charger in to the garage circuit. We checked with our electrician and this is almost certainly why the power tripped rather than a bulb failing. Unfortunately, you didn’t tell us that you were using this circuit to charge your car, if you had we could have directed you to an alternative socket that would have prevented the consumer unit tripping. Light bulbs do eventually fail, as I’m sure you appreciate. • Batteries. There were batteries in all games controllers, they were replaced just prior to your visit and were fully functioning when we checked them on your departure. Turning the controllers on is simple when you know how, it would have been so much better if you had asked us how to turn them on so that your grandchildren didn’t miss out. • Duvet. All fresh bedlinen, towels etc are fastidiously checked before every visit to ensure that it is all immaculately clean. We checked all bedlinen on your departure and could find no stain such as you described. You informed us of this issue two days before your departure, again, it would have been much better if you had shown us any stain earlier and we would have changed the bedding immediately, even if it happened at any time during your stay. • Building works. Completion of the property nearby has been delayed by the Covid pandemic and unfortunately this has meant that there is some ongoing internal building work. The project will be complete in the autumn. We note that you have booked for 2022 already. On this next visit, please bring any issues that you have to our attention immediately, rather than leaving it to near the end of your stay, and we will do our utmost to resolve them straight away. Response from the Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "We have stayed at Woodwell before, so knew what to expect."

    It's a beautiful property in an ideal location with a wonderful view. It was a lovely and considerate gesture for the owner to leave us with some local fresh food supplies, which were delicious. We are statying at Woodwell again next year and looking forward to it already!.

    Reviewed by LizJun 2021

  • "The family break at Woodwell Salcombe was superb, especially after such a long Covid lockdown!"

    We all came away fully rested and regretting that we had not booked it for a week! Everything was just perfect! The booking process was effective, the accommodation was amazing, with the finest views of Salcombe and the estuary! The level of equipment, appliances and furnishings were excellent! Although the weather was mixed there was plenty to do, both in the house and surrounding area! The property was exceptionally clean, the bedding and towels were lovely just what is required! The house manager was incredibly polite and had ensured that the property was very well prepared, with such well thought out local produce waiting for us to enjoy! And a lovely welcoming card from the owners! We will definitely return and consider using coast and country to book with again! Thank you to the owners for allowing people to enjoy such a wonderful property we certainly appreciated it! And many congratulations to who ever designed and decorated it, it was outstanding and well thought through!

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2021

  • "Most expectations met but there were a lack of recycling bags,There were no tea towels,luckily we brought some extras and no towelling robes which we had on previous visits."

    In addition the wonderful picture windows had not been cleaned.We could see where people’s head s had leaned against the windows.-not good in Covid times.This was our 6th visit and there had been a drop off in cleaning standards.We have booked again for next year but this drop in cleaning standards does not reflect well on Sykes

    Thank you for your feedback with regard to your most recent stay at Woodwell. We are sorry that you experienced some issues that fell below the high standards you have come to expect from your stays at Woodwell. It was a significant challenge to open up Woodwell for guests during the Covid-19 pandemic in particular with regard to finding cleaners willing to undertake changeovers along with bedlinen/towels suppliers and laundry firms that were still able to operate. Under firm advice from Sykes we were asked to remove as many things that were deemed to be an additional Covid risk to guests, cleaners etc. This included the face to face welcome for new guests, any unnecessary toiletries, dressing gowns, fresh flowers, wine and even the visitor’s book. To take your points in turn: - No tea towels. The laundry firm should have left tea towels for your use. We apologise that they failed to do this for you; we have told them of this oversight and they have asked me to apologise on their behalf. - Not enough recycling bags. We had to remove the rolls of blue and clear bags because of the risk of Covid-19 being passed from one weeks’ guests to another. Clearly extra bags should have been left for your stay, we’ll make sure that ample bags are left for guests in the future. - No dressing gowns. These have been removed as they were deemed to be an unnecessary Covid-19 risk for guests and cleaners/laundry staff. This was stated in the updated Guest Information manual but we understand if you may have missed that. - Marks on the inside of the windows. I can assure you that the whole property is intensively cleaned on each changeover day. We have twice the number of cleaners engaged in the changeover clean and they sanitise the property from top to bottom. This should include cleaning the windows on the inside. I have shared your feedback with the cleaning firm and they were very apologetic, this is the only complaint we have received this season regarding standard of cleanliness. We are delighted that you have booked to return next year where I sincerely hope a vaccine will have been introduced and ‘normal service’ will be resumed at Woodwell. If you do experience any issues at all on your next stay please contact Coast and Country immediately to ensure that they are resolved to your satisfaction. We have spoken with Coast and Country and they said they always encourage their guests to contact them during their stay if there is any issue whatsoever. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Excellent property with fantastic open living space and beautiful views."

    Great BBQ But was not well positioned on lower terrace. Insufficient lighting to use in the evening. BBQ would be better positioned on top terrace to enjoy cooking as a family.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "We have stayed in this property before so we knew what to expect and overall were very happy with our stay in this beautiful property with it’s fabulous views, despite the issues and restrictions caused by COVID-19."

    A few minor niggles worth mentioning, several of the controllers in the mezzanine games area had no working batteries, after using the washing machine the clothes smelt strongly of “fried food”,suggest the filters should be cleaned, and the plug on the iron was loose and had to be repaired before use. However, we would stay here again

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "Met expectations as this was our 5th visit which says it all."

    Lovely property lovely location,unbeatable view.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "Great house, location and views - we loved it."

    It needs a full length mirror somewhere. And also maybe leave tin foil and cling film in the kitchen. The welcome pack was fantastic and much appreciated, as were the fresh flowers and toiletries, dishwasher tablets etc. Excellent attention to detail. Would book again.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2019

  • "This was the 2nd time we have stayed at Woodwell and I hope it's not the last."

    The property is stunning as is the view and my only concern about giving it 5 stars is that it will make it harder for me to book for next year.

    Mr Nigel ThorpeOct 2018

  • "Probably the best views and maybe the best rental space in Salcombe!"

    Easy access to town and plenty of parking. The indoor and outdoor areas are spacious and the bedrooms kitted out to a high standard!

    Aug 2015

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
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Summary

  • Four bedrooms, all on ground floor: 1 x Master with Super king bed and ensuite with freestanding bath and hand held shower, walk-in shower, w.c, double vanity unit and heated towel rail
  • 1 x Super king bedroom and ensuite with walk-in shower, basin, w.c and heated towel rail
  • 1 x King size bedroom
  • 1 x Twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, bain, w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Wet room accessed via garage
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room/sitting room
  • Snug/games room
  • Utility room
  • Type 2 electric car charge
  • Fridge/freezer, extra fridge in utility, washer/dryer, oven, hob, dishwasher toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bed linen, towels, dressing gowns and toiletries supplied
  • 55” TV with surround sound, Blue-ray player with 100+ movie library, full Sky HD package with BT Sport, Sonos music system
  • Mezzanine snug/gaming room, TV, PlayStation 4 and games, full Sky HD package with BT Sport, 20+ kids films
  • Full Wifi throughout
  • House iMac
  • Underfloor heating throughout property
  • Ground floor large stone terrace with loungers, table and chairs, parasol and Firemagic BBQ
  • Access to terrace from bedrooms
  • First floor private decked and stone terrace with table and chairs, parasol and sun loungers
  • Parking for up to 3 cars on private drive and in the garage
  • Type 2 electric car charger

The property

Woodwell is a beautifully presented holiday home boasting stunning 180-degree panoramic views out to sea, across to the sandy beaches of Mill Bay and Sunny Cove.

Designed by local, award-winning architects, this luxurious property sleeps eight. Situated in a peaceful location, enjoy a 10-minute walk down to unspoilt North Sands beach one way or into picturesque Salcombe the other way, to explore the pretty waterfront and the shops, restaurants and art galleries of this popular sailing town.

Ideal for special family holidays or celebrations with friends, the light, open plan living spaces and the very special Bulthaup kitchen, plus two large outside terraces, have all been designed with entertaining in mind and to make the most of the fabulous views. On the ground floor are four boutique bedrooms all with lovely estuary views (two en suite, three with super King-size beds, one double and one with twin beds).

There is also a lovely family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, and a large wet room. On the first floor, the spectacular spacious open plan living accommodation has stunning panoramic sea views, enjoyed from the comfortable sitting area (with widescreen smart TV, full Sky HD package plus BT Sport), dining area and fully equipped luxury Bulthaup kitchen.

There is also a snug/gaming room, a utility room and cloakroom.

The magnificent first floor decked terrace has wonderful views and is fully furnished, whilst the lower stone terrace has a Firemagic barbecue.

Parking for up to 3 cars. Woodwell is perfect for the ultimate Salcombe holiday experience, offering a highly sought-after location, private parking and incredible views!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location

SALCOMBE

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

No pets permitted.

For safety reasons young children must not be left unattended on either terrace at any time.

Any early arrival/late departure needs to be authorized by owner

Please be respectful to neighbours with regard to noise after 10pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas