In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

72 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 21 View Image Gallery
  • 4 Bolt Head - Devon - 995053 - photo 1

4 Bolt Head

(Ref. 995053)

Salcombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • views (20)
  • apartment (19)
  • property (15)
  • lovely (11)
  • all (11)
  • great (10)

49 Customer Reviews

  • "Another excellent stay with amazing views and visiting robins."

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jun 2024

  • "New balcony furniture lovely and much more comfortable :-) New shower head required in the ensuite rather than just stuck together with duct tape!"

    Light bulb out in the family bathroom and light bulb out in the ensuite, did mention it for maintenance but not a problem that needed attending while we were there - just for future.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7May 2024

  • "The property was in a good location."

    Spotlessly clean and spacious. Very well equipped. It overlooked the bay of South Sands. We had a most enjoyable week. Thank you for making our week relaxing.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious property with gorgeous views"

    Reviewed by Ian David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful property and amazing views."

    We have been holidaying in Salcombe for 40 years and this is the best property we have stayed in . The outside areas are beautifully maintained and immaculate . The key safe is a great addition in being able to leave the keys on departure day instead of having to drop them into the office in Salcombe . We were fully aware of the position so knew the walk up to the apartment is steep and wouldn’t recommend staying there lf you have mobility issues . the car park height restriction would also be a problem .We use the ferry from south sands to town and you can get the bud from salcombe to kings bridge , Dartmouth and Totnes if you don’t want to drive . The biggest issue currently is the extensive building work taking place all around the area so the constant noise of drilling and lorries from 8am to 5pm spoils what used to be a peaceful haven of relaxation but this is not within your control however it maybe something that as a business that relies on tourism you could raise with the south hams council Regarding building restrictions being imposed during the holiday season .

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely spacious apartment."

    Fantastic views. Very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very satisfied with all aspects!"

    Two very minor constructive suggestions for making it even better still. - Have clearer instructions in the apartment on waste disposal and any recycling. - in the promotional literature, explain to potential guests (who may have health or driving limitations) that access to the property and South Sands location generally is via quite steep, and narrow lanes with tight bends. The last point though is also a great strength as the views from the apartment were stunning and its isolated location was quiet and peaceful; thanks to all for a wonderful holiday, and we have rebooked for next year.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, really well kept, and obviously the views were amazing."

    We had a great week - 10 out of 10 for holiday places thank you so much! the one thing that I was really disappointed about and I am not sure this is anything to do with the owner as they had left full instructions was the lack of recycling rubbish due to it being a commercial property? I think we should do better

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing Place… which reflects on amount of times we have booked this apartment."

    Ten times, but not counting. A few improvements this time, new radiators not that we needed them this time, mugs, glasses, towels and a couple of new pictures. All I can say, if you want an amazing holiday don’t book this place because I don’t want you booking it when I want it.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "Yet again a great fortnight (last year was 3 weeks !"

    ) though not in our preferred dates. Shame we have to pay a third a whole year in advance to secure our preferred dates. We missed out this year and don't wish to miss out next year but Sykes have no goodwill gestures to regular customers unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable as always."

    It the mattress on the large bed was so hard we came home after4 days just to get some sleep !!!

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Apr 2023

  • "The property is well equipped with everything that is necessary for a super family holiday and more."

    We were a group of x4 - two teenage children and elderly grandparent. The lift access for the latter was an added bonus. The apartment is spacious, clean and well maintained. Beds very comfortable and Wow - that view! We all had a very relaxing time. The location and surrounding area are stunning. The South West coastal path is on your doorstep. Wonderful. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have now visited this property for the past four years,never been disappointed."

    The location is lovely,and all the facilities you need on holiday,easy access to beach,safe beach,lovely eating venues a beautiful place to relax. Many thanks Robin

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Have stayed at this apartment for many years now, recently 3 weeks!"

    We like to have the same period every year in the middle of May and with Coast & Country Cottages could reserve the period in question at the end of our holiday until November when a deposit was required. There was a special deal last year to reserve with £25 but now it's 30% deposit which is a lot of money (£500-ish) to tie up for a whole year in advance being handed over to Sykes. Not very happy about this though we do wish to go back again next May but fear we may miss out on the dates we'd like.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "We were so glad to return to the beautiful Bolthead having stayed here a couple of times & will never be disappointed with the stunning location & views."

    Wonderful time. Some constructive criticism; the property despite being lovely is generally tired looking & could do with a refresh. The shelf in shower is still loose, (mentioned in previous review), towels/linen gone past there best, some mugs tired & marked, dining table surface tacky despite cleaning, dimmer switches need attention as the lights pulsate when on full. Some crockery was found to be dirty but this may be crockery going back in cupboards from dishwasher without checking. Do cleaners check crockery that has been put away from previous guests as part of their processes? Having balcony seating that is more relaxing/comfortable could be considered to appreciate the spectacular view Bolthead offers for longer! The location & views will always draw us to re book but apartment in current condition less so. It just needs a little bit of love & attention! Andrew & Ruth (May 2022)

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2022

  • "The location was ideal and the views where spectacular!"

    We had the most fabulous time, thank you.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful view from lounge area of apartment."

    Extremely clean. Bed comfortable. One comment about recycling. This is not clear, as all dustbins are unmarked. Needs to be more clarity.

    Nov 2021

  • "Upon arrival the property smelt damp and musty so we opened all the windows and both balcony doors."

    When we took out 2 cups to make a cup of tea both had lipstick residue, as did several glasses and the cutlery had food debris stuck to it, so before we could even think about unpacking, the entire cutlery and crockery we were to use was washed in very hot soapy water. I then cleaned a cupboard into which our cleaned crockery was placed and also cleaned the cutlery drawer, which had food debris, hairs and dust removed before the cleaned cutlery was replaced! All 3 coffee tables in the lounge area were dusty and had dirty cup marks on the glass top, the throw on the dirty sofa was also really dirty, but better than the sofa! All floors were swept and hoovered as they felt gritty under foot. We also swept and hoovered the accumulated sand from the balcony, which had not been touched for months! We also wiped every surface, door handle and cupboard door wtih anti-bax and sprayed dettol anti-bax spray in every room and on all soft furnishings. Long dark brown/black hairs were found in the ensuite shower and on the floor. In the main bathroom dirty mop water was left, unflushed in the toilet and this may have been the cause of the damp musty smell On Monday 9th August, we tried to contact the offices of Coast and Country Cottages in Salcombe, from where we had collected the keys on at 3pm on Saturday 7th August, but no-one answered the phone. When we dropped the keys off shortly after 10am on Friday 13th August the issues we had experienced were pointed out and we have since sent a very detailed email. We eagerly await a response from both Sykes Cottages and Coast and Country Cottages.

    Reviewed by Howard3.1Aug 2021

  • "Lift didn't always work , The building work at the new hotel was so busy and left the beach dusty very busy with very large traffic up and down not the beach days we have had over the past 8 years getting out was made very difficult as there was a very big push to get the hotel finished to open up by the first of August ."

    With little regard for anyone else . We have over the years been used to some building work at southsands so always use to some disruption but this was way beyond that. In the future some information from you On matters like this would be helpful .

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, unbelievable view."

    Couple negative points the bed in master bedroom was like laying on bricks, I like a firm mattress but that was way to firm. Also no hot water past early morning and had to keep overriding the timer to have hot water. Not ideal when we have a young child that needs a bath before bed. Small things that could be improved but for the main lovely peaceful accommodation and a great holiday.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay here number 4. The views the apartment has to offer are stunning. We were sorry you didn’t find the bed comfortable, we have passed this on to the owners however, we do recognise that this is a matter of personal choice and therefore may not be suitable for every person. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages oh behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2021

  • "The apartment was so beautiful, lovely and clean."

    The walks on the beach after lockdown with rest in my memories for ever

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great location particularly if you enjoy walking."

    Comfortable accommodation, with all the amenities you need.

    Reviewed by Laurence4.7Sep 2020

  • "Everything was perfect."

    We shall be back next year.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2019

  • "Starting to lose count now many times I’ve stayed at this accommodation."

    As for the accommodation location.....Perfect for my requirements and the views are amazing. As for the accommodation itself I would say it’s In need of some TLC. New iron definitely, new towels these have seen better days, shelf in the en-suite needs fixing, that’s been like that since my first stay. The lighting in the main room needs attention regarding the dimmer switch. This is the reason for losing one point on the facilities. Apart from that....I still love it and will book again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2019

  • "A wonderful property; the brochure didn't do it justice; an amazing location with views to die for!"

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2019

  • "The staff on arrival at booking centre in Salcombe very friendly helpful with all questions also when dropping off the keys again helpful and at such an early hour."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2019

  • "A fabulous property with views that go on and on."

    Lounge, dining and kitchen area was exceptional. Bed rooms were small and the bed was not brilliant. We took our own mattress topper so made it more comfortable. However, overall the apartment was great. We decided that we would not use the car whilst we were there and therefore enjoyed the walking. The only places to eat around the property was the South Sands Hotel which was excellent, lunch at OverBecks was very good and the Winking Prawn at North Beach which was disappointing . Would we go again? Yes definitely.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation ,fantastic views."

    The whole complex is superb.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2019

  • "I have stayed here a few times and this time it was cleaner."

    It would be useful to be issued with two sets of keys and fob. Most people would expect to have a second set in the apartment. The fob is needed for entry into the main building at all times, not just from the car park.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely as always and the view is fantastic"

    Mrs S FairlessSep 2018

  • "2018 was the 5th time we have stayed at 4 Bolt Head exceptional Property & Views"

    Mr Robin KingAug 2018

  • "Perfect with stunning views and extremely well equipped"

    Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful apartment with glorious views."

    Our second visit. Two things make it less than perfect. 1. The cleaning is not thorough. It’s okay, but not brilliant. 2. I find the bed in the main bedroom a bit small, but I think it is a king sized and I am used to a super-king. For these two reasons I will look for an alternative accommodation in the area for next year. If you find my two comments ‘a bit harsh’, then you will adore the apartment. All the comments in the visitors’ book are very positive with many returning visitors. The roads to South Sands are very narrow and winding, but once you have arrived you can leave the car in the car park and walk everywhere. Brilliant coastal walks and National Trust Overbecks right on the doorstep. For top up groceries catch the ferry (or walk) to Salcombe. The nearest supermarket is a car drive away so you may need to bring your main groceries with you or call in at the supermarket on the way to the apartment.

    FrankiJul 2018

  • "Only marked a one star loss due to advertised broadband which wasn’t available until our last day ."

    Otherwise 5 star apartment , wall to wall comforts

    Mrs C WaltonJan 2018

  • "It's lovely and we were very lucky to stay there again ."

    Mrs S FairlessAug 2017

  • "Brilliant holiday ,great weather"

    Mr Gary BriggsJul 2017

  • "I expected salcombe to be more expensive than other parts of devon but I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't"

    Jun 2017

  • "As advertised if not better"

    Mr StaceyMay 2017

  • "A beautiful apartment with the most stunning views."

    Immaculately presented and well equipped. The only downside is the access road. A narrow lane with no passing places and on occasions had to make several attempts to get up and down.

    Sep 2015

  • "Perfect. Loved the nice touches to make you feel at home"

    Sep 2015

  • "Great location and views."

    The apartment was beautifully presented and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bolt Head and would book go again. It would be even better if there was somewhere for wet beach gear (particularly wet suits) and as there is no mobile reception wifi would have been helpful. Also for a place that is so well appointed in every other way and marketed as a "high end" rental, it's a shame the sheets were poly cotton and that the sofa covers which were damaged hadn't been replaced.

    Jul 2015

  • "4 Bolthead was a lovely apartment - beautiful sea views - could just do with ..."

    4 Bolthead was a lovely apartment - beautiful sea views - could just do with wifi so we could keep up to date with emails

    Jul 2015

  • "Immaculate apartment in superb position - couldn't ask for more."

    Jun 2015

  • "Excellent apartment, very clean and gorgeous views."

    Only criticism is no broadband.

    Oct 2014

  • "Our seventh stay and a view to die for."

    Aug 2014

  • "Property was very high standard in design, furnishing, equipment and layout - everything worked!"

    Only slight caveat is that the property faces North and gets hardly any sun on the balcony - Magnificent view up the estuary however!

    Jun 2014

  • "Super property - my only criticism would be that the windows were dirty."

    On a property that is sold heavily on its view I would expect keeping the windows clean (inside and out) to be on the weekly cleaning list. However, that said I would come again.

    Apr 2014

  • "As above"

    Apr 2014

  • "A great property with stunning views."

    The view of the Estuary is magical.

    Apr 2014

Show more Hide all

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.


  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1x King-size with en suite shower room
  • 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom
  • Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room
  • Two balconies.
  • 4-ring halogen hob, electric oven, microwave oven, waste disposal unit, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Widescreen TV with Sky, Freeview, DVD player and CD/digital radio
  • Wifi
  • Allocated parking for one car
  • Please note that the main allocated car park has a 1.9m height restriction, with an alternative of limited visitor spaces
  • Electric heating throughout with an immersion system providing instant hot water
  • All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided – guests need to bring their own beach towels
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

4 Bolt Head is stunning first floor apartment set in a complex of luxury properties, offering spectacular views over the Salcombe estuary and the South Sands beach below.

Located a short walk away from South West Coastal Path and the popular National Trust property Overbeck’s, the seaside home of inventor Otto Overbeck.

The apartment can be accessed from a communal door in the parking area to a small lobby on the first floor.

The front door opens in to a hallway from which all rooms can be accessed.

The very attractive and well-presented open plan kitchen/sitting, and dining room offers breathtaking views out over the golden beaches of East Portlemouth and the Salcombe estuary.

Two sets of French doors lead out to two separate balconies each with table and chairs.

The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units a central island/breakfast bar and electrical appliances.

The dining area has a large New England table and chairs, with matching sideboard, and a writing desk.

The spacious lounge has a large sofa, armchairs, coffee table and TV with sky.

Two bedrooms in total: a master bedroom with King-size bed, bedside units, wardrobe and an en suite with large shower cubicle, w.c and wash-hand basin.

The second bedroom has twin single beds, bedside units and wardrobe with drawers.

In addition to the en suite is an elegant, fully tiled family bathroom with bath, shower (over), wash-hand basin and w.c.

There is allocated parking for one car in the undercover carpark.

PLEASE NOTE THE LIFT IS CURRENTLY OUT OR ORDER AWAITING REPAIR. Please contact the customer support team for further information.

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

For reasons of safety the apartment is not suitable for families with young children. (No children under 10)

Main allocated car park has a 1.9m height restriction, with an alternative of limited visitor spaces.

“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.”

For guests wishing to use EV charging please contact the office to confirm how to register for this, the EV charging ports are shared with other apartments at Bolt Head.

Strictly No Smoking

PLEASE NOTE THE LIFT IS CURRENTLY OUT OR ORDER AWAITING REPAIR. Please contact the customer support team for further information.