Apple Tree And The Love Shack

east portlemouth

From £632

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4 bedrooms

Up to 7 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: GAPLO
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Short breaks available
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


Set in six acres in a beautiful sheltered valley this ancient farmstead is now a small group of charming cottages that hug the side of a gentle slope that rambles down to the beautiful tidal creek of Goodshelter. Here you can wander through the apple orchard to the 800 ft private foreshore, row one of the dinghies provided round to South Pool to the pub (tides permitting!), barbecue by the old lime kiln on the foreshore and revel in the views of this dreamy stretch of water. The tiny hamlet of Goodshelter is on the edge of the Kingsbridge/ Salcombe estuary just a mile from East Portlemouth, the lovely beaches of Millbay and Sunny Cove and from there, a ferry ride to the popular town of Salcombe. The cottages are alongside a courtyard shared with the owner’s home, overlook an orchard that slopes down to the Creek and provide very comfortable, well-furnished and flexible accommodation. A Wayfarer sailing dinghy is available for use by the experienced as well as a couple of rowing dinghies, but entirely at guests' risk, (ask for details). Apple Tree Cottage is welcoming, bright with vibrant colours and enjoys its own pretty garden, and with the addition of The Love Shack accessed across the Courtyard can accommodate up to 7 guests.

There is a shared laundry room accessed from the courtyard with chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board. The gravelled courtyard in front of the cottages is enclosed with a five-bar gate and provides ample parking. From here a pathway leads through the orchard to the creek. 

Please Note: At spring high tides (which occur throughout the year) and for one hour either side of high water, it may be difficult crossing the fords on the tidal road that accesses the property.  Tide Tables will be forwarded to guests with their travel directions

Front door into bright, attractive living room with floor rugs, sofa, chairs, telephone, satellite TV/video, stereo CD/tape player, open fireplace, lots of books and dining table to seat 6. French doors open to a paved terrace overlooking the orchard. Glazed doors to a snug with a piano, books and lovely aspect through large patio doors to a paved terrace and garden. The fitted limed oak kitchen has a hatch to the living room, is well equipped with electric hob, built-in double oven, microwave, dishwasher, integrated larder fridge and separate freezer. There is a downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC and a walk-in larder. Carpeted stairs to landing. Lovely double bedroom suite with a lobby area and large hanging cupboard, a 5ft double bed under a pitched pine ceiling and creek views. The en-suite bathroom is prettily tiled and has bath, shower over, basin and WC. Small single bedroom with vanity unit and fitted cupboards. Twin room (3ft beds) and fitted cupboard. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

The Love Shack-double bedroom, From the courtyard, door into tiled hallway with a wrought iron spiral staircase to the bedroom under a pitched ceiling with a 5ft double bed, large sofa, a desk and hanging wardrobe. Heating is provided by an oil filled radiator. The shower room is off the hallway on the ground floor with an electric shower, basin with hot water dispencer and WC.

The cottage enjoys a private, level garden, with a picnic table and paved terrace that extends around the side of the cottage.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), WiFi, travel cot, high chair, basket of logs (for Apple Tree), heating (night storage) and electricity.
  • Telephone: Provided, free UK calls only. Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Beach 1 mile. Shops and pubs in Salcombe by passenger ferry 1 mile. Pub at South Pool 2 miles. Pub at East Prawle and Seasonal village shop 3 miles.  Ashbys garage, convenience and leisure store 3.5 miles. Stokeley Farm Shop 5.5 miles. Kingsbridge with all conveniences 7 miles.
  • Pets: Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week. 

May 2019

We loved the house and the location and really enjoyed our holiday - thank you.

September 2018

We loved our 2nd stay & will go again.

September 2017

Yes , has a lovely time Issues with the tidal road at the start but soon got use to working with the tides

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