- Property code: WALKR
- Changeover day: Friday
- Nearby shop
- Designated parking
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
Situated in the older quarter of Malborough, overlooking the pretty surrounding cottages, this tastefully renovated and welcoming home from home provides everything needed for a great holiday. With spacious accommodation, a private sunny garden, plenty of parking, located just a short drive from the popular seaside town of Salcombe with its wonderful sandy beaches and water sport traditions, this well appointed property is perfect for families and couples alike who want to explore the picturesque South Hams. The beautiful Salcombe estuary meanders up to the market town of Kingsbridge and provides fantastic surroundings for those who like messing about on the water, whilst the nearby South West Coastal Path provides superb views for those who enjoy walking. The famous surfing beaches of Bigbury Bay are just a few miles away and for those days out, attractions such as the Dartmoor National Park, the historic port of Dartmouth, Torbay, Cornwall and even the north Devon coast are all accessible. Malborough itself has a couple of thriving pubs, a restaurant and a well stocked shop and for those who can’t be bothered with cooking both nearby Salcombe and Kingsbridge provide everything required for dining out.
Steps up from driveway to front door and hallway. Large triple aspect living room with some pretty views over the village and countryside. Lounge area with sofa, two armchairs and occasional chair, flat screen TV with DVD and Freeview. Patio doors opening onto rear garden. Dining area with glass topped table and 6 chairs. Modern shaker style kitchen with ceramic hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge and separate freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Door to rear garden. Family bathroom off the hall with bath, shower over, hand basin, WC and shaver point. 5 steps to upper level. Master bedroom with dual aspect, 5ft bed, bedside cabinets and chest of drawers. En-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and shaver point. Large twin bedroom with two 3ft beds, two wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet. Single/twin bedroom with 3ft truckle bed with 2ft 6in pull out bed underneath.
Secluded and sunny rear garden with a patio area furnished with garden table and chairs. Lawn bordered by established shrubs. Decked area to the side of the house furnished with a picnic table and benches as well as a small patio in the front with bistro style table and chairs. Garage under property, suitable for parking a small car or storing kayaks, dinghies etc.
Please note there is an unfenced drop on one side of the rear lawn - young children should be supervised.
On sloped drive for one or two cars. Additional parking available on the road.
- Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), central heating (oil) and electricity.
- Telephone: For incoming calls only. Mobile reception variable. Wi-Fi.
- Pets: No dogs allowed (Allergy note: Please be aware that the owner has a small dog which on occasion is taken to the property on owner visits).
- Local Facilities: Salcombe beaches 3 miles. Bantham and Thurlestone beaches 5 miles.
- Pubs, restaurant, P/O and Co-op shop/garage 200 yards. Supermarket, shops, banks, sports centre, cinema restaurants and pubs in Kingsbridge 3 miles.
Walkers Rest is a delghtful quiet haven in a secluded setting yet still within reach of Salcome and Kingsbridge. Decorations ans furnishings are excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definately return.
Malborough is a great location for exploring the coast from Salcombe to Hope Cove on foot. There are two decent pubs in the village (the Royal Oak did some particularly good food) and a Co-op convenience store which is open long hours so we didn't need to use the car very much. This is a modern house in a quiet location close to the centre of the village. It is clean and uncluttered with plenty of room and well equipped. We have rented a variety of houses over the years and this is certainly one of the best. However, there is no internet available at the property nor can you get a mobile signal in or near the house. We thought that a blessing - our teenage children weren't so impressed!
The Old Inn - Marlborough
(Less than a mile)
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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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.
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.
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.
Great food. Excellent location. Tiny car park, though, and a bit on the prices side!
Great place. Very dog friendly. Good food.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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
The Crab Shed
A vibrant seafood restaurant on the water’s edge serving 100% hand-picked crab meat along with some of the finest fish and seafood delivered straight from the fishing boats. Expect relaxed dining in the contemporary restaurant with its waterside terrace overlooking Fish Quay.
The Crab Shed The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU (T: 01548 844280)
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Called in for lunch one Friday - lovely staff, nice food, although not the largest of portion sizes, but still lovely - would recommend and will return when in Salcombe next year
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.
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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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
We had a brilliant time on the fast rib with Sea and Shore. Great fun and an amazing way to see the coastline.
Salcombe Sea Kayak
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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.
Overbecks National Trust
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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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Fantastic place to while away a few hours with the children entertained. The decoupage was really good and prices pretty reasonable.
The kids loved it here, really creative and a great rainy day activity
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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Lovely secluded cove.
North Sands, Salcombe
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Superb safe and stunningly picturesque
Gorgeous, just stunning! Brilliant beach, fabulous cafe (Winking Prawn) and good priced car park! Love, love, love it!!
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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Absolutely love this place! Perfect for families, safe swimming and and lots of rock pools to explore. Our kids were down there every day. Can't wait to come back next year. Mrs Sutton
Beautiful coves and pretty cottages
A really pretty place with all you need fir a relaxing holiday, beautiful views and lovely coast walks
Lovely and well worth a visit.
Friendly , beautiful - everything you could want in a holiday spot - didn't matter what the weather was like ,plenty to do and see .
A beautiful coastal village with two sandy beaches. The village centre has some pretty thatched cottages and there is a good choice of places to eat most with sea views. We ate most nights at the Hope and Anchor and they are dog friendly. We enjoyed walking along the coastal paths with fine views from both sides of the village. Hope Cove is a good base to explore South Devon with Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Totnes within easy reach.
Breathtaking views, very quiet village, very peaceful.
A really nice walk over the hill tops from Thurlestone, Hope Cove is pretty but a bit busier than other places we visited. Lovely views.
Lovely location, beautiful beaches and some great places to eat!
Well worth the walk along the coastal path,stunning views and 2 nice pubs for lunch
Love it. And it's a great base for this part of Devon. Excellent coastal/cliff walking.