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Friday Cottage a beautifully presented & peaceful home for 6 in central Salcombe

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,097 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

High standard of comfort, minutes from shops & quay with a pretty walled garden

Perfectly situated in one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Devon, Friday Cottage is quietly tucked away right in the centre of Salcombe in Robinsons Row, a pedestrian alley, just off picturesque Fore Street and within just a few steps of Salcombe's array of boutique shops, pubs, galleries and waterfront. The famous harbour and estuary, popular with sailors and other water sports enthusiasts, is within 2 minute’s walk from the cottage, whilst the magnificent beaches of East Portlemouth and Millbay can be reached via a small passenger ferry that runs from the quay throughout the year.

The cottage is a fully refurbished, stone-built fisherman's cottage, dating from the 18th century and is available to rent for just a limited number of weeks each year. It is centrally-heated, cosy and comfortable and has been tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. It is a home for all seasons.

No smoking and we are sorry that PETS ARE NOT permitted.

The cottage sleeps 6 with two bathrooms. A stable door leads directly from the covered porch into the spacious modern kitchen/diner. The kitchen is well planned and presented and features grey granite worktops, an integrated dishwasher, electric hob & oven and a generous fridge/freezer. Emma Bridgewater crockery (and her melamine for the beach) is the order of the day and there is numerous practical equipment - thermos flasks, cool bags and even a Weber beach BBQ to help you make the most of the outdoors. The adjacent dining area has a generous oak table & chairs and French doors lead to the rear garden and lower terrace where a new Bridgman table and matching (cushioned) chairs make for luxury dining outdoors. There are winding steps to two further light and airy terraces where you can relax within the characterful stone walls surrounding most of the garden.

From the dining area, one doorway leads to a compact mosaic-tiled shower room & downstairs cloakroom and a passageway beneath the stairs leads into the elegant living room with its two beautiful sofas, leather chair, a cosy wood-burning stove, large flat screen TV, games cupboard and characterful tongue and grooved wall panelling. Practical hard flooring is laid in the kitchen to allow for welly boots and sandy feet but in the rest of the cottage there is natural Sisal Malay carpet by Alternative Flooring with a rug by Roger Oates in the living room for added comfort. Soft furnishings throughout are by new designer Sarah Hardaker.

Narrow stairs lead up to the upper floor with a well-proportioned family bathroom (with shower, corner bath and WC) . The three light-filled bedrooms all benefit from lovely views over the pretty tree-filled garden to the rear or over gardens towards the old stone church at the front. Luxury cotton bedlinen by Lexington and towels etc can be supplied at extra cost and blackout lining in all bedroom curtains make for lazy lie-ins.

The main bedroom features a brand new VI Spring 5ft 6"+king bed, fitted cupboards a vintage painted table and a hand basin. Next to this is the twin room with two 3ft comfortable beds, a fitted cupboard, an antique bedside table and a painted chest of drawers in the characterful and historic bay window. The third bedroom benefits from an elegant adult-sized sleigh bunk bed with Vi Spring mattresses for added comfort. A fitted wardrobe, Lloyd loom arm chair and vintage pine table complete the room.

A cupboard on the landing houses the combi- boiler (for constant hot water supply), an integrated washing machine/drier for emergency use and a drying rack, iron & ironing board.

There is a lovely large garden to the rear complete with a Weber BBQ, deck chairs and a big lawn. The garden has separate access through a 'hidden' door in the wall if you wish to store your own small dinghy/canoe during your stay and there are distant estuary views from the top of the garden.

PLEASE NOTE Strictly no smokers or pets permitted. Very small children will need supervision, as the garden has steep steps, and as a family home the cottage is unsuitable for groups of unaccompanied teenagers.

Parking is available at nearby car parks and you can buy a weekly permit.

More Details

Pauline Dudgeon
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Pauline Dudgeon

We are a family of 6 who live in Hampshire. Grandparents, parents and children have all grown up having wonderful holidays at all times of year in this special place. We love boats, beaches, crabbing, good restaurants and pubs on our doorstep and walks to hidden coves and on the coastal path. There are loads of things to do in and around Salcombe - two lovely old fashioned foot-ferries in the estuary and fabulous shopping (Jack Wills, Crew, Quba etc - all started here!).

Pauline Dudgeon purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Pauline Dudgeon chose Salcombe

Friday Cottage is characterful and comfortable, beautifully decorated, tucked away and yet close to all the fun things that make this such a popular place. It is reasonably priced, filed with homely things, has a spacious (for Salcombe) and lovely garden and is somewhere to enjoy at any time of year.


Salcombe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1097 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Modern fittings, generous shower, large corner bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 2 is downstairs, modern, fully mosaic tiled shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 x 5'6" Vispring luxury divan, Handbasin, Fitted wardrobes
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 x comfortable 3' single beds, fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Note: Adult sleigh bunkbeds + luxury mattresses, wardrobe
  • Master bedroom has lovely views over the garden. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have far reaching views over Salcombe and a lovely open aspect
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Friday Cottage a beautifully presented & peaceful home for 6 in central Salcombe
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Perfect house & location

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated & homely house so brilliantly situated. We've just stayed for the first week of September, which was lovely as the summer holiday rush was over, but it was still buzzy. Pauline was really helpful with any questions that we had. The house has everything & more that you could ask for.

Salcombe has so much to offer, great restaurants, shopping & is one of the most beautiful places we've been to. It's really easy to get around by ferry, bus & car.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you have had a lovely stay and such a good holiday.
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Lovely Salcombe and lovely cottage. Perfect.

  • 4 of 5

A very well looked after cottage and would recommend to anyone - lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Friday cottage was wonderful. Very clean and tidy and it had everything you wanted from a holiday cottage. Pauline was extremely helpful and provided us with all the necessary information. It was a fantastic place to stay,quiet but only moments from the town centre. We would love to revisit the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for this review and so glad you had a lovely stay.
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Excellent cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped rental with a small garden, location is fabulous.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, tucked away but in the heart of Salcombe

  • 5 of 5

Friday Cottage is a delightful house, and deceptively large and accommodating, with three good sized bedrooms, a large kitchen and sitting room. It's surprisingly light and airy too.

Pauline was exceptional in helping us book and sorting out the rooms to our family needs.

Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your kind words and we are delighted that you had such a good holiday. We love Salcombe and the cottage and it's rather lovely to have other people enjoy it too!
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Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Friday cottage over February half term, there were six of us including four teenagers and the cottage was spacious enough to let us all have our own space without losing any of its cosy charm and plenty of room for all of us to sit around the log burner in the evening. The location of this cottage is perfect and it was so easy to walk down to the bakery for breakfast every morning, for the children to wander down to Cranches to top up their sweet supply and to stumble home after supper!! We had a wonderful time here and I cannot wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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48 Miles
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Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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Nearest Beach
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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $138.49
Bed linen supply $0

A linen service is available @£15/ person. This includes bed make-up service (for all beds except top bunk), and provision of pillowcases, bottom sheet, duvet cover, towels, bathmat, dishcloths.
We do not accept pets in Friday Cottage.
We do not accept smoking anywhere in Friday Cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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