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Salcombe, Devon (Ref. 995389)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Simon

    “4 couples on a walking weekend arrived on the Friday and found the property was in a wonderful location with fantastic views.”

    It seemed well equipped with plenty of crockery, glassware, cutlery etc. ...

    It seemed well equipped with plenty of crockery, glassware, cutlery etc. On unpacking we found the cleanliness to be well under par for this type of property, i have worked in hospitality for over 20 years and there are many simple things that can be done to improve this property, the wall behind the toilet in one room was mouldy and the mattress protectors and quilts were stained and in fact smelt musty. The general cleanliness was far from acceptable, i could have rung and complained however then having to wait around for someone to come would have taken up too much of our time. Things like crumbs in the cutlery drawers, oven trays unclean etc is just not acceptable. Sending people in to check after a complaint means nothing, this should be checked before people are due in. Another of my issues was the fact that there was no recycling, we had to take our own bottles with us and had this been mentioned in the website i would have been prepared for this but to arrrive and find a notice telling us it would cost £50 if we left it behind just didnt sit well. As for the games room the less said the better, we opened the door and it smelt so bad we locked it up and never used it. For the price of this property things should be perfect and unfortunately they were not. It was such a shame however we had an enjoyable weekend walking but it felt like we were not supposed to.

    - Simon, February 2022

The property

Dolphins is in a glorious position on the south side of the Combe Valley, just 200 yards or so from the sandy beach at South Sands which offers a full range of watersports facilities during the summer season as well as a snacks/coffee venue in the Old Lifeboat building.

The South Sands Hotel also has an impressive bar area and offers top class dining year round.

A water ferry service links South Sands to Salcombe town every 30 minutes throughout the Season.

Dolphins lies half a mile from the South West coastal path and is walking distance to Sharpitor. The open plan living accommodation features a modern kitchen with cream fitted units and a dining area with an extending oak table with eight chairs, with wonderful estuary views and a large sliding door to the terrace.

Meanwhile the adjacent utility room houses the fridge/freezer and microwave.

For extra convenience there is also a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The lounge/kitchen area has all the required facilities as well as an Alexa speaker and a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine.

Three bedrooms are twin bedded (3ft), two of which are en-suite.

There is a large terrace with outdoor furniture to seat eight and over an acre of gardens, plus off-road parking for up to four cars.


  • Four bedrooms: 3 x twin (two have their own en suite shower rooms)
  • 1 x Double
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, w.c and basin
  • Shower room with shower, w.c and basin
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room
  • Utility room
  • Lounge
  • Oil central heating and hot water
  • Fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven, hob, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle and a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine (pods not provided). TV with Freeview, iPod docking station, radio/stereo WiFi available
  • Off road parking on private drive for up to four cars
  • Large terrace to the side of the property with table and chairs
  • To the rear is over an acre of private grounds
  • All bed linen, towels, bath mats and tea towels are provided
  • Please bring your own beach towels.

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

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.

Children must be supervised in garden due to sloping nature.

There is a BBQ area on Dolphins patio. It is not serviced or cleaned by CCC but can be used by tenants who provide their personal BBQ disposable trays etc should they wish. It is the tenants responsibility to keep the area clean and dispose of the BBQ upon departure.

Steep steps up to property from parking area.

Please note the road to get to the property is a country lane and is very narrow in places.

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