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Holiday Home near Salcombe

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home nr Salcombe, Galmpton, South Devon, England, UK

The Old Parsonage is 6 bedrooms and sleeps 15/17 guests . It is located in the hamlet of Galmpton, near Salcombe, Hope Cove and Thurlestone. Hope Cove is a mile away and has two beaches,one is dog friendly,good pub and village shop. The house has been extensively refurbished in recent years to provide a very high standard of accommodation for one/two families in a beautiful location. There is a large enclosed garden with lawns and glorious views.

Andrew Turner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Why Andrew Turner chose South Hams

Directions to : The Old Parsonage, Galmpton,Kingsbridge,Devon TQ7 3EY

The OP is just under 2 hours from Bristol. The easiest way , if you have not been here before is : When on A38, take TOTNES turn off, when approaching Totnes you need to take Kingsbridge sign, approaching Kingsbridge take the Salcombe Road, after about 4/5 miles you need to take the road to Hope Cove. When on this road,after ac ouple of miles (down then up !) you reach a T junction, go straight over (direction Hope Cove) and after a mile you are in Galmpton ; there is a left hand ‘fork’ road , take this and after an s bend the road straightens and the OP is about 200m on the left.. If you have got as far as the church you have gone too far.

There is a key box in the porch and the code is 1004.


Kingsbridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with antique roll top bath and walk-in power shower. En-suite to bedroom 6 wet room. One family bathroom.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king , En suite
    Blue double - 1 double
    Downstairs double - 1 double , En suite
    Bunk room - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk room 2 - 5 child bed , 2 bunk beds and 1 single
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with 2 singles with 2 divan beds if reqd. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. Bedroom 4 with 3 single beds, and camp bed by request Bedroom 5 with double bed and terrace. Bedroom 6 with double bed and en-su
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved dogs are welcome, by arrangement.w IMPORTANT : Sept 2014 We are intending to build a summer house this winter, in the lower part of the garden, it will have bi-fold opening doors and their will be pool and table tennis tables. The rates for 2015 will remain the same. Outside: Spacious garden with patio area and BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided but not towels, lost too many! Cleaning can be organised during your stay. Other: There is a further living room / snug and working fireplace and television with views over the garden.


Good! 3.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Holiday Home near Salcombe
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 13 reviews
United Kingdom

A beautiful family home. Welcoming and clean.

  • 5 of 5

12 of us stayed in this beautiful home for a hectic chaotic busy family Easter reunion. The house was just the perfect place for this. Our family ages range from Grandparents to new babies and everything in between (toddlers, teenagers and stressed parents). The house was big enough for us all to have our own space when we needed it but the large kitchen provided a perfect place to come together for family time. The garden is perfect for dogs and kids to explore, there's even a fire pit, which our teenagers loved. Hope cove is an easy amble away with a lovely restaurant and pub and lovely safe beaches. Waitrose don't deliver to this postcode (boo!) but a lovely bottle of prossecco was waiting on our arrival (yay) Kingsbridge is nearby so a supermarket was near enough for supplies to be gathered when needed. Toilet roll and a kitchen pack are supplied for short breaks. The bedrooms were spacious clean and tidy with freshly made comfortable beds and beautiful views over the fields. The main en suite was a delight (especially the shower!) The play room is packed with games and connect four wars quickly and blissfully dominated our evenings. You won't get a mobile phone signal but wifi is provided (although we would have been fine without it as there's so much to do). The owner was helpful and kind from booking our stay to even accommodating an extra night for some of our long distant relatives to help with their travel plans. We thoroughly enjoyed our break in this holiday home from home. Perfect for a large family break by the sea!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely family holiday at this property. What can I say?..... very welcoming, cosy and clean property. The location is perfect for beach or countryside walks also some lovely pubs at Hope's cove. We were 7 adults, 7 children and 2 dogs and everyone was very happy. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely house for a big group

  • 4 of 5

The Old Parsonage is a lovely house. Lots of practical space and nicely furnished. We had a great time with our friends and it's in an ideal place to explore the beautiful costal path and beaches. The communication regarding how things work was not good so a folder would be really helpful as we took some time to find out things like the heating. Also the house needs an overhaul as the shower was blocked, the dishwasher needs a service as does the Aga. Having said that we really enjoyed our stay so thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the OP for a family New Year get together - 12 peops and 2 dogs. Directions and access to the property was easy and accurate. On opening the front door we were greeted with a warm cosy atmosphere, the smell of furniture polish, and the added bonus of the 2 Christmas trees having their lights on ready for our arrival. What a perfect place it was - large, homely and well equipped. We all loved it there and didn't want to leave. We all had our own rooms when we wanted quiet time, and never a wait for a bathroom as with 2 showers, 2 baths and 4 toilets, plenty to go round. The communal space was fab and we thoroughly enjoyed big family sit togethers for all meals and party games. Plenty of comfy seating to go round too. We did all our own cooking and the kitchen was super equipped for all our needs there. Fabulous location for walks to beaches and coastal paths. We would not hesitate to book this property in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good property for a family celebration

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the old parsonage over Xmas. The property was ideal for us and the wonderfully mild weather helped us make the most of the area. It is very much a family property and one that has a comfortable lived in feel to it that allows you to relax when holidaying with grandchildren and dog - 12 of us stayed celebrating Xmas and my wife's 60 th birthday. The only negatives revolved around - the property needing a bit of an extra clean when we got there, some glasses needing stocking up I guess due to previous breakages and some bed linen looking as if in some cases it had seen better days. Only minor and I share them for your information. Nothing that stopped us having a fantastic Xmas and really enjoying our stay. Great location too.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello The Old Parsonage is a lovely house I am a family person and have had some of the most amazing times here with family and friends. We try each year to improve, I love this hose , and only want others to not only like the OP, but enjoy it and beauty around. I invite and and hear your comments/suggestions. andrew A new cleaning firm has been appointed.
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Such a shame

  • 2 of 5

House is really nicely laid out and decorated. The garden is large and well maintained with a great view over fields.

The location is good, with the lovely hope cove within walking distance.

The real shame was the house was not cleaned properly. This is not us being over fussy. The bedding had not been changed

before our visit, with hairs on pillows and the sheets smelling of sweat !! floors were dusty and the chairs stained.

Called the owner and left a message and emailed him but got no reply.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This booking for some reason was not entered into the booking calander. I was in Central America at the time and was without Internet. My booking process has been changed to ensure this does not happen again . The guests are returning next year gratis .
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The cove
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Cove
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hope Cove
Car: necessary


There are many beaches to choose from. Hope Cove (5 mins) has two beaches, great for little ones. Bantham, sandy and good surfing,Thurlestone sands and many others.


Nearest railway station is Totnes, about 35 mins away.


Hope Cove is 1 mile away, Salcombe and Thurlestone about 5 miles.

Further Details:

As far as eating out there great pubs - the Village Inn, Thurlestone, The Sloop, Bantham, The Ferry Inn, Salcombe and do try South Sands Hotel, Salcombe - its new and fantastic.


Rates & Availability

Kingsbridge Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Half Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
High Summer
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Half term 2
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
New Year
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% on booking, balance 6 weeks before stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays in peak season, but flexible outside main school holidays when short breaks are available.

Dogs Welcome £25 for 1 and £35 for 2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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