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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


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.

Patricia Tucker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 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.


Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Brilliant Country Location Near Coastal Path Free Ferry from South Sands to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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 ? go on the beach. Best wishes and to Luke, Louise and Nick. Tricia
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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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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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Cottages, Coves and Clifftops

  • 5 of 5

Having read some very positive reviews on Owners Direct, we were not disappointed to find that Higher Soar Farmhouse was a perfect choice for our family holiday. The accommodation had plenty of room, heaps of character, was meticulously clean and everything we needed was provided. Outside there was a pretty private garden and the owners allowed us use of their field with a beautiful wild pond.

We enjoyed many family days out to the local beaches, including the popular Bigbury-on-Sea with a walk (or sea tractor at high tide) to Burgh Island across the causeway (great fast food cafe), to the dramatic rock arch in the bay at Thurlestone and a quieter evening visit to the fishing harbour at Hope Cove. An early morning walk to Soar Mill Cove, including spotting buzzards, kestrels and peregrines, was a real treat.

For something different, we also enjoyed the inland estuaries at Kingsbridge with its child-friendly restaurant serving great pizzas at the Crabshell Inn and also the causeway and nature reserve at Aveton Gifford (great play park in the village centre). Further East, we enjoyed a pleasant sheltered walk down to Start Point lighthouse and the atmospheric ruins of the deserted village at Hallsands. We would also recommend visiting the pebbly beach and lagoon at Slapton Ley and broad seafood menu at the Start Bay Inn in Torcross.

Salcombe was the place to experience the real ‘boating’ feel especial arriving by the owner’s ferry from South Sands. The more choppy return was immensely enjoyed by our son who could have stayed on the boat all day!

The rugged beauty of Dartmoor was an easy hour’s drive, where we enjoyed the waterfall at Lydford Gorge and the wonderful panoramic view of the moors from the church at Brentor.

But our favourite place became Bolberry Down with its fantastic views along the coastline and finding lizards in the gorse. We had a superb meal on our last night at the Port Light Hotel with excellent service from the staff and a great wooden play park for the children.

In short, the farmhouse was the perfect base for a range of family activities in the South Hams, the owners were very welcoming and helpful, and we would happily return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a really great review. No wonder I had difficulty finding you in!!! We are so pleased that the Cottage lived up to expectations and especially pleased that you enjoyed the bird-life that abounds round here. We will look forward to welcoming you back at any time. Tricia and Tim
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Just wonderful !!

  • 5 of 5

Can't really but into words how amazing this places is , the cottage is very clean with plenty of storage and all the things you need , all rooms are very good size with lots of space and very peaceful , lovely views from all rooms. Lots to do , amazing walks with fantastic views , lots of beautiful beaches , sailing , cycling ,windsurfing , ferry rides and more eg all on your door step !!! We had the best week ever and really didn't want to come home and that's with bad weather ! we will be definitely be coming back if Tricia and Tim have us , ( who were very friendly and helpful) can't wait to come back , feel jealous of Tricia and Tim who live in such a wonderful part of the country . Angela ,Gerry ,Todd and Abigail a big thank you x

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, Gerry, Todd and Abigail. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We were worried that the weather might have spoilt you holiday somewhat, so are very glad to hear that was not the case! We will certainly look forward to seeing you back again and yes, we do feel incredibly lucky to actually live here and it is lovely to share it with people who are so appreciative. Hope to see you next year when the weather must be better....Tricia and Tim
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Royal Oak
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
South Sands Ferry (free)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
A 38/M5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Port Light
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Soar Mill Cove
Car: necessary


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 two luxury hotels, a beach cafe and watersports facilities. Salcombe and the South Hams area boast many more excellent beaches.


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.


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.

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.


Rates & Availability

Kingsbridge Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 21 2017 - Jul 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay

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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