- Property code: 165CCL
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Access statement available
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Malborough, this property is ideally situated for those who like easy access to the golden beaches that surround Salcombe and Hope Cove. The property has a sunny lounge diner, three comfortable bedrooms and two patio areas one of which has wonderful country views. Malborough itself has a couple of pubs, park, and good Co-op shop and it is not far to the South West Coastal path as it follows the coast, giving those who love walking some spectacular vistas. Nearby Salcombe, also linked by a cycle path is a bustling seaside town, full of shops for those who enjoy serious retail therapy as well as a diverse selection of pubs and restaurants and it’s a wonderful place to just sit, watch and enjoy the busy boating activity that takes place on the water.
Entrance hall with space for shoes and coats. Open plan living area with lounge area with sofa, 2 armchairs, TV, DVD player, access to patio and dining table to seat 6 people. Kitchen area with electric cooker and hob, fridge freezer and microwave. Cloak room with basin, WC and washing machine. First floor: Bedroom 1 with 4ft6in double bed and country views. Bedroom 2 with 3ft twin beds. Bedroom 3 with 3ft single bed and country views. Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Patio area off lounge with table and chairs and country views. Additional patio area at other side of property.
Parking for one car in designated space located 125 yards from the property. Additional parking usually available on streets surrounding the property.
Included: Duvets and pillows (Bed linen and towels not provided), electricity and electric heating.
Telephone: No telephone. Mobile reception generally good depending on network. Wi-Fi.
Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
Local facilities: North Sands beach 1.5 miles. Good Co-op shop and two pubs in village within walking distance. Kingsbridge with all facilities including supermarkets 4 miles.
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The Old Inn - Malborough
(Less than a mile)
We were staying in Malborough and had dinner here a couple of nights before we went home. Lovely food, charming premises and friendly staff. Very dog-friendly. Highly recommended.
Excellent dog friendly pub. Landlord and landlady and locals very friendly and welcoming. We ate there several times as best food and reasonably priced within in the area. Even if we didn't stay in Marlborough would definitely go to visit for the food.
Great pub, warm welcome and good food
Food was excellent and staff worked really hard to provide good service despite being under pressure at busy times.
excellent food ,very friendly staff. proper pub
Very friendly pub & excellent food.
Eaten supper here twice in January / February 2018 - local Dexter steak and chips both times as it was so good & the wine was excellent too. Great atmosphere with the cosy open fire, welcoming staff and comfortable decor / furnishings. Great to see the old place back on form at last.
Had a lovely lunch here. We had sandwiches, chips and also the homemade lasagne. Very dog friendly and the staff were an absolute delight, so friendly and welcoming. Would definitely visit again
The Winking Prawn
A quirky beach- shack style café with plenty of inside and outside seating, and a menu brimming with quality local seafood and other tempting options. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as popular daily barbeques in high season. Ice creams, coffees, wines, beers and snacks available throughout the day.
The Winking Prawn North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD (T: 01548 842326)
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Always a must when visiting Salcombe. Wonderful seafood restaurant almost on the beach. Don’t miss it!
We visited the Winking Prawn for breakfast on the last day of our holiday, after hearing from numerous friends that we mustn't leave Salcombe without having sampled their legendary breakfast! We were not disappointed. It's perfect for families, as rather than having to choose from a menu and then ask for substitutions for things you don't like, you just choose how you like your eggs, and then help yourself to as much as you want of bacon, sausages, beans, toast, fried potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes and black pudding. It's all great quality and regularly topped up, so we left happy and set up for the day ahead! The service is helpful and friendly and the beachside location is gorgeous, I would love to go back for lunch and dinner next time we're in South Devon. Highly recommended!
Great place. Very dog friendly. Good food.
Great food. Excellent location. Tiny car park, though, and a bit on the prices side!
Great place to look at but it is overpriced. You can't see the sea from there due to the sea wall but it is there so handy if you've been on the beach.
We ate here 3 times in all and were made really welcome. A great place if you have dogs who can have a swim on North Sands Beach right opposite! Very fresh and tasty sea-food and one night we enjoyed the BBQ which was great value for money, all swilled down with a bottle or three of their lovely house rose wine. A place to sit and watch the world go by, and great for an evening/afternoon out with friends and/or dogs.
Can't believe that this is the first review of this ever popular food outlet. Perfect location on the beach at north sands, plenty to entertain the kids and food is good, decent grub. A must visit if you're in the area.
Enjoy the sea views from this bright and airy restaurant within the South Sands Hotel. Seafood is the speciality here, with the dishes created to suit the seasons as well as the day’s catch. A fine selection of high quality spirits, cocktails and wines are also available.
Beachside Restaurant South Sands Hotel, Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL (T: 01548 845900)
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Friendly, comfortable and great service every time i ve been (about 8 times)
Average food average service very expensive would not recommend.
Only went here for drinks but it was a beautiful hotel.we sat outside overlooking the beach ,what a spot! Staff were very friendly and efficient.
Pretty Local - Salcombe
Like an online supermarket only better, Pretty Local supplies boxes of delicous local produce direct to your South Hams holiday home. Discover the fantastic food products that West Country has to offer including fresh fish & seafood, high quality meat, organic veg, cakes, treats and lots more all brought together on one website, order by midnight the Wednesday before you arrive or during your stay for delivery Friday or Saturday.
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Enjoy a free bottle of Heron Valley apple juice with orders over £30. Use code 'salcombe2018'
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We used Pretty Local during our stay in Hope Cove after finding their details on the Toad Hall Cottages website. Andrea couldn’t have been more helpful in arranging our order & we arrived at our cottage to a fridge full of delicious local produce. Everything was locally sourced & was delicious, without any unnecessary packaging. The meat was particularly amazing! Would highly recommend using this fabulous service-we’ll be using them again next time we visit the area.
So pleased I found this wonderful service. I placed my order the week we were coming to stay in Salcombe and when we arrived the fridge was filled with beautiful local produce. The website was simple to use and the service is truly amazing. I would recommend to anyone coming to stay in the area.
Andrea delivered the most wonderful produce for the start of our holiday. Everything was locally sourced, we especially loved the Crab and BBQ box, the food was so fresh and waiting for us on arrival to our holiday home. Amazing service, I would recommend this to everyone coming down to the South Hams!
Island Street Bar & Grill
Famed for its burgers, seafood and cocktails as well as live music events, this bar has a great atmosphere and a popular terrace overlooking the water. Open for lunch, dinner and drinks as well as breakfast during peak season.
Island Street Bar & Grill Island Street, Salcombe TQ8 8FE (T: 01548 844007)
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Super for a good burger but ate their twice and curry/fish dish rather lacking in quantity but burgers are excellent. Great staff - pleasant and helpful
Very disappointing. Service was quick but there was no chat or smiles. They are clearly wanting a swift throughput of clientele and must be relying on the beautiful location and once a year tourists because we certainly would not return. The food was such a let down and in hindsight we should have sent some of it back. Nowhere near the standard of its partner restaurant The Winking Prawn.
We went here twice for our evening meal on our recent week in Salcombe, the food is lovely and the restaurant is in a nice quiet location away for the main strip... would recommend
Funky restaurant serving seafood, burgers, steaks and ribs. Plus plenty of rum cocktails. It was a nice change to dine here instead of on the main street in Salcombe.
A lively and vibrant place to spend an evening in Salcombe. There's often music on during the high season weekends (at least). Good little terrace that sits out over the water too. Food very reasonable and tasty.
Sea n Shore
A super friendly water sports company offering RYA courses, events and family friendly days out on the water around Salcombe. A popular choice is the thrilling Fast Rib Ride, a 75 minute 007 style high speed rib ride taking in the magnificent South Devon coastline and its wildlife. Or groups can try the exciting half day treasure hunts where teams are challenged to carry out fun tasks culminating in a raft race. Other options include more relaxing rib rides up the Salcombe estuary taking in lunch and drinks, coasteering trips, wakeboarding, water skiing and banana boat rides.
Sea n Shore are very flexible and can tailor courses and activities to your requirements. They can also provide lunch time hampers, or decadent cream teas with champagne to enjoy on your day out.
Sea n Shore (T: 01548 842276 M: 07713 745609)
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We had a brilliant time on the fast rib with Sea and Shore. Great fun and an amazing way to see the coastline.
Had a brilliant ride on the RIB. Saw seals out near Start Point and the remains of the lost village of Hallsands. Good information and great fun on the boat. Suitable for kids and adults
Salcombe Sea Kayak
Based at sunny South Sands in Salcombe, Salcombe Sea Kayak is the adventure paddle company linked to Bo’s Beach Café, so you know that in addition to an unforgettable seaside experience you can get a good cup of tea and a piece of cake afterwards to warm up. Offering kayak tours, white water sea adventure tours, full day tours and all the equipment to go with it, the experienced team will guide you along the South Hams coastline that boasts 68 beaches including secluded bays, isolated coves and caves and gullies to explore. Bring your sense of adventure and you’re ready to go.
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We had a great morning kayaking. Highly recommend a trip out with Ben and his team.
Very friendly staff with excellent knowledge and very safety conscious. Wet suits available if required at no extra charge. Staff happy to offer a quick tutorial if needed and suggestions of where to paddle.
Salcombe Shooting School
Founded 20 years ago by Royal Marine Chris, and set in a valley in Bolberry, Salcombe Shooting School makes for the perfect location to simulate game shooting. They provide a variety of targets and a wonderful training ground for those wanting to hone their clay shooting skills. A fun and safe experience for all ages and levels, the school provides all safety equipment and offers individual lessons from £50 for an hour or two sharing for £80 for 90 minutes. They also offer air rifle sessions and cater for shooting parties which can be a wonderful way to spend birthdays, hen parties and stag dos in the South West.
Overbecks National Trust
Once owned by inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck, this National Trust property and its gardens are perched high on the cliffs overlooking Salcombe with glorious views of the coast and estuary below. The house and gardens are both full of surprises from seasonal exhibitions and displays to permanent collections of historic artefacts, and of course the beautiful subtropical gardens to roam around in. They have a delightful café which serves a wonderful afternoon tea in the summer months, and they also host a number of events for children through the peak season, so it’s worth keeping an eye on the website for those too!
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We have visited Overbecks many times, but this year for the first time we visited in Spring, the garden was beautiful with so many spring flowers and amazing magnolias. The views as always are fantastic , a lovely way to spend a few hours.
Lovely exotic garden with fabulous estuary views. Interesting museum. Excellent café.
Stunning gardens and really interesting selection of plants. Amazing views and extremely peaceful. Very approachable staff and an enjoyable tour from a knowledgeable gardener. We also enjoyed a cream tea on the grass overlooking Salcombe. Heaven!!
Interesting house, with Good Cafe. Best feature is the sub tropical garden with fantastic views over the Salcombe Estuary.
We make sure we visit Overbecks every time we come to South Devon. It's a such a beautiful and peaceful spot with the most amazing location. The front lawn is the perfect place to sit and have a cream tea and there is plenty to keep the children interested too.
Such a beautiful spot. Amazing views of Salcombe and out to sea. The house is quite interesting and but we loved the gardens best. We had a great tour with Sam and then enjoyed a cream tea on the lawn!
Paper Bird Island
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My four year old son and I spent an hour here quietly absorbed in decorating some elephants for his grandparents. There were other children present, but the place was so quiet and peaceful. Great experience for children, but equally enjoyable for adults.
The whole family love this place
The kids loved it here, really creative and a great rainy day activity
Fantastic place to while away a few hours with the children entertained. The decoupage was really good and prices pretty reasonable.
Soar Mill Cove
Nestled between the cliffs in the undulating Devon landscape, Soar Mill Cove is something of a hidden gem, only really accessible on foot. The easiest way reach it by walking down from the Soar Mill Cove Hotel, where there is a car park, or if you’re making a day of your jaunt, why not stroll along the South West Coast Path from Bolberry or even from Salcombe? The beach is a mix of sand and stone and has seen a fair amount of weathering in storms in recent years, which has merely added to its character and charm. There are no facilities in the immediate vicinity unless you wander up to the hotel. Dogs are welcome throughout the year at Soar Mill Cove, and it’s definitely worth the effort to visit!
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We have visited Soar Cove many times and we love the tranquility. We go out of school holidays and often have the cove all to ourselves amazing .
Recent storms have left piles of seaweed and rocks across the beach. The rocks made it impossible to swim and board in with my family.
This has been a hidden gem for many years with our children enjoying wonderful swimming and body boarding. I cant explain how disappointed I was to arrive in August 18 to find piles of seaweed but more importantly the damage caused by this years storms. There are rocks all over the beach where you would normally surf or swim. This has ruined a wonderful beach for the time being and will not be returning anytime soon.
Lovely secluded cove.
North Sands, Salcombe
The first beach as you walk along the Cliff Road out of Salcombe, North Sands sits in a valley and is a sandy horseshoe shaped beach that’s expansive at low tide. Thanks to its shape and location, it’s extremely popular in the summer because there’s plenty of space to set up camp for the day with buckets, spades and fishing nets in tow for avid marine biologists and sand castle connoisseurs. The beach has a fresh water stream running through it from the top of the valley, which, aside from providing hours of entertainment for accompanying dogs and a marvellous place to wash the sand off your feet, also means that the beach is largely wet sand, so don’t forget to take something to sit on if you’re heading there for the day. Popular with swimmers, despite the chilly water, North Sands provides a wonderful view out of the mouth of the Salcombe estuary and into the deep blue yonder so, for keen photographers, it’s ideal. If the weather is right then it’s a favourite amongst body boarders or even surfers on choppier days, and it’s a great place to take the paddle boards and kayaks if you happen to have them. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round, unlike many of the beaches in the area, there are toilets over the road and there’s a car park with charges from £1 throughout the year. The cherry on top of this beautiful location is The Winking Prawn café and restaurant that’s right next to the beach. Open all year round they serve everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner to coffee, tea and cake, and in the summer they provide a barbecue in the garden overlooking the sea. It is popular though so leave a little time to queue for that Salcombe Dairy honeycomb ice cream in the height of summer!
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North Sands is a wonderful beach great for families, the winking prawn restaurant is great for anything from snacks to a full meal stunning views out to sea
Very nice beach for dog lovers and good café.
Gorgeous, just stunning! Brilliant beach, fabulous cafe (Winking Prawn) and good priced car park! Love, love, love it!!
Superb safe and stunningly picturesque
South Sands, Salcombe
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A beautiful sandy beach that is superb for children as you have to go out quite a way before the water gets deep. Water sports available. Access is via very narrow lanes so be prepared to reverse and parking is very limited.
Accessed either by boat, via a 10-minute walk through the woods from parking at Mill Bay, or a stroll from the Salcombe to East Portlemouth Ferry, Sunny Cove is a sandy beach which, as you might expect, catches the sun throughout the day, weather pending. It’s on the East Portlemouth side of the Salcombe Estuary opposite North Sands beach and Fort Charles, the ruined fortification that was originally constructed during the reign of Henry VIII to defend the Kingsbridge Estuary against French and Spanish Pirates. It’s a relatively gentle spot for swimming and ideal for picnics, lazy summer afternoons, and reaching on kayaks and paddle boards from other nearby beaches as well as being the perfect spot for building sandcastles. That said, the tide can come in quite quickly so make sure you don’t get caught out and be careful of the swell when bringing boats into the beach. Head there for the day in the summer or as a stop off en route to the café at Gara Rock or a longer walk along the coast path towards Prawle Point. Dogs are welcome all year round but keep in mind that there aren’t any facilities in the immediate vicinity (it would be a 10-15-minute walk along wooded footpaths) so take your sandwiches with you!
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Best reached by direct boat access but easy enough walk from ferry or mill bay car park. Our favourite beach.
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A fabulous beach. Especially great fun at low tide for a water loving Labrador. We enjoyed our visits here. We also loved the passenger ferry from here to Salcombe. Beautiful beach.
Beautiful beach lovely and clean. Small car park free to N.T. members. Highly recommended. Drawback no immediate café available. Venus café nearest but a trek if not mobile.
Lovely beach well worth a visit. Dog friendly as well. Well worth the £7-50 national trust car parking fee.
amazing beach, dog friendly, only downside is the toilets near the National Trust hut are very poor