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East Portlemouth, Devon (Ref. 995421)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Barnes-kilpatrick

    “Wonderful as ever.”

    - Mrs Barnes-kilpatrick, September 2020

The property

Ferryside is a spacious waterfront terraced cottage (one of four) within just a few yards of the slipway and the beautiful sandy beaches of East Portlemouth and Millbay.

The cottage was significantly updated in recent years to provide a very comfortable standard of accommodation for families, adult groups or those simply looking for a unique holiday retreat in a stunning location! The cottage is in a unique location adjacent to East Portlemouth beach on the beautiful Salcombe estuary.

It offers excellent opportunities for watersports and other beach activities, and the cottage includes the benefits of both a swinging and running mooring for boats or dinghys.

The cottage is also ideally positioned to take the late afternoon and evening sun and to see the sun set behind Salcombe, which can be reached quickly and easily via the small passenger ferry that runs all year round from East Portlemouth slipway (or water taxi after 5.30pm during High Season).

Ferryside has superb estuary views from all of the South-facing rooms, including the lounge/dining area, family bedroom suite and double bedroom. Steps lead down from the elevated parking area (on coastal lane above) to the rear of the cottage.

A door leads into the ground floor hallway.

Just off the hallway is a fully tiled cloakroom with w.c.

wash-hand basin and heated towel rail.

This room also has a washing machine, counter top and space to hang wetsuits, towels etc.

On the opposite side of the hall is a shower room with newly installed cubicle and power shower.

A well equipped kitchen with range of fitted units, four-ring halogen hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Door out to terrace.

A spacious and sunny room with wonderful dual aspect views of the Salcombe estuary.

The sitting area has a two large leather sofas, two armchairs, coffee table, sideboard, widescreen television and DVD player.

The dining area has a large oak table, chairs and bench seating.

A door leads out to the shared front terrace and access to the beach/estuary.

Please note; Log burner is decorative and not in use.

Four bedrooms in total, all on first floor.

A family suite comprises of two adjoining bedrooms.

The first room has a set of metal framed bunk beds (single bed above 4'6"double) and wardrobe - this leads through into a double room with King-size bed, bedside units, drawers and stunning estuary views.

A further double room has a 4'6" wooden framed bed, wash-hand basin, dressing table, wardrobe and superb views.

Finally, a twin room has two single beds, wash-hand basin and window looking along East Portlemouth beach.

In addition to the ground floor shower room is an elegant family bathroom on the first floor.

Fully-tiled with bath, hand-held shower, large cubicle with power shower, w.c., wash-hand basin and heated towel rail. Access from both the sitting room and kitchen to spacious terrace (shared with neighbouring cottage) with table and chairs.

Low walls on either side of the cottage between neighbouring properties, and sea wall to front - private steps from the wall down to beach.

To the rear is a communal passageway giving access to ferry steps/slipway.

Two off-road parking spaces available, one in the garage and one on the driveway.

Further parking usually available opposite the nearby Venus cafe.

A running mooring (suitable for a small boat) is available during summer months and a permanent swing mooring may be available upon request.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with vanity basin, 1 x twin with vanity basin, 1 x family suite with a single bed atop a double bunk bed, leading to a king-size
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility/cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Living room/diner
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Double electric oven, four-ring halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Widescreen TV and DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking spaces for two cars, with further parking available nearby
  • The Venus Cafe
  • A running mooring (suitable for a small boat) available during summer months, permanent swing mooring may be available on request (contact for more details)
  • A terrace with seating overlooking the beach shared with the property next door
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1.1 miles, pub within 0.7 miles

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

Awards & accreditations

About the location


South Pool 3 miles; Kingsbridge 8; Salcombe 1 mile (by passenger ferry) 15.8 miles (by car).

East Portlemouth is a tranquil village nestled on the southern edge of the Kingsbridge Estuary in the South Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The small number of properties that make up this settlement are scattered on the hillside and around the cliff, with part of the village once being home to Coastguards employed during the nineteenth century to prevent any smuggling on this section of the South West Coast Path.
Nowadays the village offers a little cafe (open only on dry days) and a number of tiny peaceful beaches - Fisherman's Cove, Smalls Cove and Mill Bay - all of which have been awarded Safe Bathing status.
Further inland situated creekside, is the pretty village of South Pool with its delightful pub, the Millbrook Inn. A haven for food-lovers, this establishment serves a heady combination of fresh English ingredients with traditional Galic cooking.
Just across the estuary is the popular resort of Salcombe with its charming independent boutiques and plentiful selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, which can be reached easily by a five minute pedestrian ferry ride. Further down the coast are the historic town of Dartmouth with its Castle and the bustling city of Plymouth with its museums, aquarium, theatres, shopping and the Barbican.

A running mooring (suitable for a small boat) is available during summer months and a permanent swing mooring may be available upon request (please contact us for more details).

One well behaved dog permitted.

Terrace is shared with neighboring property

Please note that there is a drop from the top of the terrace wall to the beach below of approx.15' at low tide and the estuary at high tide - young children must therefore be supervised at all times.

Log burner is decorative and not in use.

All bed linen and towels are supplied. You will need to bring your own tea towels and beach towels.

Please note the property is undergoing refurbishment over January including a new kitchen. New photos will follow once completed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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