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Designer refurbished chalet with outstanding sea views close to SW coast path.

Bedrooms 2
Space 161 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet near Salcombe, South Hams, England, Quiet Rural Location,10 mins walk to Beautiful Beach

Luxurious leisure lodge with outstanding sea views close to coast path. Recently refurbished lounge/diner and bedrooms with the owners working with award winning interior designers SophieLouise Interiors in Exeter in 2015/early 2016 (new professional photographs pending, so mine will be out there for a few weeks!!). Fully fitted to a high standard, with super comfortable beds, spacious master bedroom, full size bath, and many luxury features. Views over farmland out to the sea. Quiet rural location, 10 minutes walk to beautiful beach. Fish and chips at both Start Bay Inn, Slapton (no booking possible) or the Cricket Inn at Beesands. Both pubs are on the coast path, and near the historic location of Hallsands village.

The decking has recently been extended to allow guests to enjoy the wonderful views.

More Details

Caroline Hooper
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Caroline Hooper

My husband and I have enjoyed visiting this area for over 20 years and are now both semi retired.

Having previously run a successful holiday let cottage for 6 years in the area, we know that people like a well equipped and comfortable 'home from home' environment to relax and enjoy after a busy day exploring the fantastic facilities. The lodge is therefore upgraded to a high specification and enjoys sea views.

We hope you love the accommodation and area as much as we do.

Caroline Hooper purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Caroline Hooper chose Kingsbridge

The lodge is adjacent to a National Trust farm and has far reaching sea views, including the Edison Lighthouse at night. It is 10 minutes walk from fabulous Soar Mill Cove beach.

The site is small, quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of Salcombe, yet within easy reach of many of the local hot spots such as Dartmouth, Totnes and Salcombe.

There are many beautiful beaches and coast walks nearby, along with bars, bistros and restaurants in Kingsbridge/Salcombe to suit all tastes and finances, as well as local produce and farmers markets for home-cooking. There are several National Trust properties in the locale.

Once here, the use of a car is not necessary as the links to the coast path and beaches are on hand.

There really is something for everyone here.

What makes this chalet unique

The balcony/open plan lounge area are comfortable and relaxing with great views over farmland and the coast. Binoculars, bird spotting books and local guide books are available for guests to use and enjoy.

The kitchen is well equipped for the gourmet cook, and the bedding and decor are tasteful.

All beds have been upgraded for superior comfort.

For the occasional rainy day, there are books, magazines, games, toys, 3 TVs, recorder, 2 DVD players and rural WiFi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful situation and walks. Superbly equipped kitchen. Best accommodation.

The lodge is very well appointed with great attention to detail. The view is great and the sunsets spectacular.

A real home from home.
Jun 2011
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Kingsbridge Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 161 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. please respect the lovely light coloured furniture and quality bedding. Any marks/grease stains/hair gel spoil the lodge for other guests.
  • 2. please do not be rough with wardrobe doors or blinds.Damage to the mirrored doors (£160 to replace) or broken safety chains callouts are chargeable
  • 3. please do not dent the new fridge freezer door with hands or feet! The S/S finishes are delicate, especially the hob. A
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower , Shower cubicle is large. Mirrored bathroom cabinet & light
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Curtained shower over bath, mirrored wall unit & light
  • En suite shower room and WC to bedroom 1. Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC. Both have shaver points and mirrored bathroom cabinets. and are fully tiled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) . Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is large with king size bed and 2 bedside cabinets with direct access to the ensuite shower room. TV and DVD player. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and TV. Room blinds are blackout type. Both with fitted mirrored wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: No bookings if all the party is under 25.. No smoking in or around the vicinity of the lodge please. Pets only after discussing the individual pet with the owner. BBQ tried and failed (too tough to clean between guests) so please do as we do: buy a large portable one and go along to South Milton Sands, which literally 'rocks and rolls' on summer evening and has parking near the beach. Please note: the Wifi is currently 'rural' with limited bandwidth. Please do not expect to be able to operate x4 devices with streaming etc.!!! Outside: Patio table and 4 chairs in situ with soft cushions available. Sun parasol and 4 further director type seats in shed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen provided as are tea towels and kitchen hand towel, plus one bath towel per guest and hand towel in bathrooms BUT NOT swimming / beach towels. The property is let and cleaned on a weekly basis.


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Designer refurbished chalet with outstanding sea views close to SW coast path.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous lodge, warm and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in February (it was snowing!) and the lodge was lovely and warm upon our arrival. The lodge is very tastefully furnished and has everything you will need. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and many thanks. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to your return trip - but maybe not in the snow!
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Peace in the Devon countryside

  • 4 of 5

Hi Caroline Thank you for a lovely holiday. The lodge was even better than we expected very comfy beds, well stocked kitchen with little extras to save on unnecessary shopping and lovely sunshine most of the week. We had a comprehensive tour of the area, which is absolutely stunning and the opportunity to see three National Trust properties all very different with interesting stories to tell and gardens. Hope Cove was also our favourite beach with the Cottage Hotel for Sunday lunch a must.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A warm, clean and modern property

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and attractively laid out with excellent views for a quite holiday beside nature!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your break, and appreciate your lovely comments.
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A truly relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults &2 children) spent a wonderful week at Sea Views in Salcombe. The location was very quiet and tranquil with outstanding views across the fields to the sea. This was a treat to wake up to, and come back to every day. The lodge itself was perfect in every way. It was clean and very well maintained. The facilities were of a very high standard. The fridge, cooker, washing machine, dishwasher were all in excellent condition and easy to use. We enjoyed all of the little extras that have been so well thought out for the visitor, from magazines of the local area, books, board games and snugly blankets that my children loved. Dealing with Caroline was very easy and comfortable - I will certainly be recommending it to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Teresa and family .. it is a pleasure as ever dealing with lovely guests like yourselves, and I am so glad you had a great week.
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expectations surpassed

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was larger and more luxurious than we had expected. The site was beautifully maintained and spacious. A sincerely nice relaxing week in an area of devon with lots to do. Bantham beach was 15 mins away in the car and perfect for access with our 3 small monkeys.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, relaxing holiday with a sea view...

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is lovely, comfortable, spotless and well equipped. This was our second stay at Salcombe Retreat and we will no doubt return. The lodges feel like solid buildings, with all the amenities and comforts of a cottage. Beatuiful sea view, deer and badgers in the field behind and we could walk to Salcombe in under an hour and along the SW coast path in both directions to make the most of those sea views. Would definitely recommend a stay here at any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Soar Mill Cove
Car: necessary


Soar Mill Cove is approximately a mile away and a 15 minute walk down. The return may take longer! A drive to South Milton, Thurlestone, Bantham, Bigbury, Wonwell are @20 minutes max. Salcombe centre is a 3 mile drive, Kingsbridge 4 miles.

Walking to South Sands/North Sands at Salcombe takes 40 minutes depending on route via woods/fields or coast path.

Boats from Salcombe (2 miles by car or bus) ferry you across East Portlemouth / Golden Sands and more coast walks to Gara Rock etc.


Exeter 30 miles. Plymouth 17 miles. Hire car is essential.


Malborough (garage for most provisions) 1.5 miles, Salcombe 2 miles (boating, shopping, eating, beaches, boat trips) Kingsbridge 4 miles (cinema, shops, estuary, shops/market, boat trips) Totnes 10 miles (shops, rail and boat trips), Dartmouth 15 miles (shops, rail and boat trips, Exeter (major shops, harbour, river and canal canoe trips, historic interest) and Plymouth (aquarium, harbour, major shops) as above.

Further Details:

Great fish and chips at both Start Bay Inn, Slapton (no booking possible) or the Cricket Inn at Beesands. Both pubs are on the coast path, and near the historic location of Hallsands village and the World War 2 tank at Slapton. Head on to Prawle point for more good walking and famous Pig's Nose pub.

Explore Noss Mayo and the walk around the headland head towards Yealmpton 10 miles from Plymouth and drop to the coast.

Dartmoor 15 miles at nearest, but is a huge national park with many activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $211.21

Booking Notes: 2017 short break rates available on request, with a minimum of 3 nights in mid to low season weeks only.
Booking direct via owner's email address, with a non-returnable 30% deposit payable at time of booking (unless circumstances are extenuating). Damage deposit of £150.00 refundable on inspection and inventory check. Balance payable within 4 weeks of holiday.

Changeover day in 2017 is Saturday to Saturday.

Any additional items hired locally are payable directly to Second-to-None, the on-site management company. This includes items such as high-chairs, travel cost or forgotten towels.

A single small dog may be allowed to stay but this is strictly by direct arrangement only, and is chargeable at £20 a week.

Changeover Day:
Saturday unless convenient for a suitable alternative. Arrival times from 3 pm and please vacate on departure day by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.