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Brilliant Country Location Near Coastal Path Free Ferry from South Sands to Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Cottage in Soar,Nr Salcombe,Cottage overlooks it's own field and large pond full of wildlife.Spectacular night sky

The cottage is part of a 16C Devon Longhouse, set in it's own garden with plenty of off road parking. A fifteen minute walk away from Soar Mill Cove and the Coastal Path. Sitting peacefully amongst farmland with lovely views towards the south. The pretty garden is totally secluded. A few minutes down the road is South Sands Beach where quests are welcome to free trips on the ferry into Salcombe Town.


Owner
Patricia Tucker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Patricia Tucker

We are Tim and Tricia Tucker and moved to Salcombe in 1986. We have owned and run the South Sands Ferry for over 25 years, alongside welcoming guests to our holiday cottage to whom we offer free use of the ferry during their stay. We are always pleased to meet new visitors and are happy to share our extensive local knowledge.

Patricia Tucker purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Patricia Tucker chose South Hams

For its idyllic and peaceful setting, with coastal paths, sandy coves, on its doorstep yet within a stones throw of Salcombe and all that it offers.

Amenities

Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Heater and large towel rail
  • Bathroom with bath/shower. Basin and WC, heater and large heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5' double bed, TV with integral DVD. Bedroom 2 with 3' twin beds. Both bedrooms with beautiful countryside views. All beds with luxury 'toppers'.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is centrally heated, with internet access, a full sized cot is available on request. Unfortunately we are unable to accept dogs. Outside: The cottage has its own private entrance via a honeysuckle clad porch and is set in a pretty, secluded garden. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided. From the garden there is access to the owners 4 acre field with its well established large pond which attracts many species of birds and wildfowl. Guests are welcome to walk in the field and use the picnic table by the pond. There is off road private parking for 2 cars/boat. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided. Please bring own beach towels! The cottage is cleaned weekly.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful location. Lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage. Owners have thought of everything you could need. Lovely and clean. Very comfortable. Very welcoming. Beautiful location for walking the coast path and not having to use the car.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Heather X Tricia
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5

Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this gorgeous ,cosy cottage . We love the location , just away from the crowds of Salcombe but near to everywhere we wanted to go.

It is very comfortable and well equiped , beautifully clean and well presented. . We enjoyed a quiet privicy whilst knowing any thing we wanted or needed was at hand from our delightful owners .Can highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home from home in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay here made even better by Tricia, our wonderful host. We were greeted with a smile and a home made easter cake!

The property is probably the cleanest place I have ever stayed, well looked after with a beautiful garden. The garden is enclosed which was ideal for our little boy and beyond that is a field with a pond and geese which delighted our son. We had to drag him away from the window the first evening!

The kitchen is well equipped, sofas and beds very comfortable. We also made use of the free ferry pass a few times which was lovely and something we perhaps wouldn't have done without having the pass!

We had a brilliant stay and enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. We were lucky with the weather but had we not been we wouldn't have minded staying cosy in the cottage. Thank you Tricia, we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellie, Thank you for such a lovely review and we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay so much. It makes it all worth while!! I do hope you really will come back and perhaps this time, in the summer when it is warmer for Louie AND ?.....to go on the beach. Best wishes and to Luke, Louise and Nick. Tricia
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5

Higher Soar Farm House. Marlborough

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Mr and Mrs Tucker were both very welcoming and helpful. They were helpful on information for restaurants and places to visit. Ideal location for lovely costal walks. The cottage was clean, bright and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your New Year break. Hope to see you in the summer! Tricia
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in your farmhouse very much. Your cottage is charming, comfortable, wonderfully equipped, and with a delightful outlook. It more than met expectations. We were blessed with lovely weather and enjoyed visiting much of the beautiful countryside in the area, including the views from your ferry. We shall not hesitate to recommend to others. Thank you too for your warm welcome – not to mention the delicious cake!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the weather was kind! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and hope that you will stay with us again in the near future.
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5

Perfect Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Boxing day and spent a week in this beautiful traditional cottage. We could not have chosen a better place to stay and can highly recommend it. The location is just perfect to enjoy walking and exploring the stunning countryside, coast and beaches of South Hams a lot of which is on the door step. The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy and is set in a very peaceful, beautiful and tranquil setting with a very well kept garden around it, which was beautiful even in winter. It is only a short drive to all the towns and villages and there are lots of great pubs and restaurants to chose from in the area. We particularly enjoyed the Church Inn at Churchstow who do a superb carvery on certain days. We enjoyed the local beach just down the lane and also Bantham Bay, Hope Cove, bIgbury on Sea and Thurlestone. Blackpool sands and Slapton Ley is also worth a visit.

The heavy rain we had at times didn't spoil our trip as the cottage was really warm and cosy and a great place to relax.

The owners were extremely helpful prior to and during our trip and we were very grateful for the delicious mince pies, nuts and tangerines left for us on our arrival which was very festive. Thank you very much Tricia & Tim we hope to be back soon. Jackie, Steve and Hannah

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie, Steve and Hannah, Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your New Year break and managed to do so much despite the odd monsoon!!! Hopefully we will see you again in the summer when the Ferry is up and running. Best wishes and once again Happy New Year! Tricia and Tim
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Royal Oak
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
South Sands Ferry (free)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Thurlestone
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Totness
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
A 38/M5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Port Light
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Soar Mill Cove
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

After a 15 minute walk down to Soar Mill Cove you will find a beautiful, unspoilt sandy beach with rockpools a plenty. A 25 minute walk will bring you to South Sands Beach, famous for its unique Sea Tractor and Ferry that takes you into Salcombe town centre every half hour. Guests enjoy unlimited free rides on this Ferry (owned by us)! The Blue Flag beach has a luxury hotel, a beach cafe and watersports facilities. Salcombe and the South Hams area boast many more excellent beaches.

Travel:

By Rail: Totnes staion has regular fast train links to London Paddington,

By Air:Exeter City Airport is approximately 1 hours drive. There is a grass landing strip nearby at Bolt Head. By Road: from the M5/A303 the A38 Devon Expressway takes you to within half an hour of the cottage. By Sea: the nearest port is Plymouth (a 45 minute drive away) which is serviced by Brittany Ferries from the Continent. A car is recommended.

Distances:

Approximate distances: Malborough 1.6 miles, Salcombe 3 miles, Kingsbridge 5 miles, Plymouth 24 miles, Exeter 30 miles.

Further Details:

In Malborough Village the local store sells a wide range of groceries, freshly baked bread, wine, etc. Salcombe has a range of excellent shops, including a butcher, fishmonger and many clothes shops. Locally caught Crab and Lobster are available to buy from the fishermen in Island Street. For larger supermarkets the nearby town of Kingsbridge has a new Tescos and Morrisons as well as a very attractive High Street with Boots, Smiths, Costas etc and a range of interesting local shops Delis. Kingsbridge also has a Leisure Centre and weekly outdoor markets. Just down the road is a newly refurbised large Co-op

There are many lovely places to eat out in the vicinity of Salcombe, whether you fancy a full english breakfast overlooking the water at the Winking Prawn, a Devonshire cream tea at the South Sands Hotel or a meal at one of the town's numerous restaurants. Should you just wish to have a drink there are many good local pubs.

Salcombe is a well known centre for sailing and other watersports, from waterskiing lessons to Mackerel fishing trips and Estuary cruises. A few miles away at Bantham and Bigbury are two of England's foremost surfing beaches, both with surf schools and equipment hire available. There really is something for everyone on the water.

For walkers the area really is idyllic. From the cottage, footpaths connect you to the National Trust Coastal Path which in turn leads to the NT Overbecks House and Botanical Garden, home of a world famous Magnolia. In the other direction Hope Cove and onwards. A little further afield is Dartmoor National Park complete with Tors and ponies.

The area is well known for its bird life, the cottage was even graced with a flypast from two Bustards (part of the reintroduced birds from Sailsbury Plain).

The cottage is a firm favourite for Astronomers, with no other houses between us and France. The clarity of the night sky with no light pollution, has to be seen to be believed.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit is required at the time of booking, full payment due two weeks before arrival. Holiday insurance is recommended. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your booking please feel free to telephone Tricia on 01548 561035.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, with some flexibility during the low season, minimum number of nights also negotiable during this time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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