About the property
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House in East Portlemouth, Near Salcombe, South Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach And Foot Ferry To Salcombe
Cherished family holiday house in the peaceful village of East Portlemouth, beside the glorious Salcombe estuary in the beautiful South Hams. Ideal for holidays with children, grandparents, pets. Convenient for sandy beaches, walking the coast path, sailing and all water based activities, the buzz and shopping of Salcombe town.
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Mrs Patricia Taylor
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Mrs Patricia Taylor
We are Phil & Trish Taylor. We live near Axminster in East Devon. We have been running Summerleaze Cottage as a holiday home since 2006 and live next door, being on hand to answer any queries and offer advice. We have Hooter House in East Portlemouth South Devon, also available to rent.
Mrs Patricia Taylor purchased this House in 1998
Why Mrs Patricia Taylor chose East Portlemouth
We have holidayed in East Portlemouth for 20 years, and were lucky enough to Find Hooter House 14years ago. Our 3 children have spent summers on Mill Bay every year of their lives and are now 14,16 & !8! and still love their East Portlemouth holidays. A lot of our summer holiday weeks are used by ourselves and by guests who have been coming back year after year, but do please enquire - this could be the first of many stays for you!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean and spacious
The property was clean, spacious and had wonderful views. There is excellent coastal walking on both sides of the estuary leading to Gara Rock and Prawle Point on the Portlemouth side with easily accessible National Trust coastal walks on the Salcombe side. There is a lovely beach down the pathway from the house. If you have people in your group who struggle with steep hills they may need to take a car a short drive to the local foot ferry if you want to access the beach and Salcombe. This is ideal for families who like beaches, walking, fishing, boating and visiting towns.
Great house, beautiful setting!
A lovely 3 night stay in this delightful house.
Accommodated 3 generations during a 40th wedding anniversary celebration. Ideally situated for walks and to catch the ferry boat to Salcombe. The only downside was no local pub within walking distance, but it didn't impact on the holiday.
Comfortable family house.
Lovely peaceful location with great views. Owner helpful and friendly. Property basic but perfectly adequate , spotless on arrival. Care needed when parking outside house. Easier to park on road and walk down steps. Steep walk down to estuary.
the [property is generally tired and needs up-dating
the layout is great (bedrooms on the ground floor), with estuary views visible. there is simply not enough equipment in the house for 8 people. The cooker was extremely difficult to operate as the hob rings were no longer thermostatically controlled (either on or off). the fire alarm battery was flat, bedside lamps did not work (and hadn't been for some considerable time as this was recorded in the visitor book) the coffee machine was non-functioning: the list could go on!
Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the house.
We are sorry that the light bulbs were not working during your stay. Our cleaner checks these and that the smoke alarms are working. Spare light bulbs are available in the under stairs cupboard and smoke alarm batteries in the kitchen drawers, we will highlight this for future guests in the house notes.
Thank you for bringing the issues with the hob to our attention. On receipt of your feedback we have already made arrangements for this to be replaced.
Thank you for your positive comments on the layout and the view. Future guests will be pleased to know that as part of our continuing refurbishment of Hooter House a new glass balcony has been fitted this week.
Fantastic relaxing break away
It's a lovely house situated on a hill with a steep walk down to the beach. It is very remote and quite difficult to get to if you don't have a 4x4 especially in winter!! The house itself was really well equipped and had everything you could possibly need. There was plenty of room for 4 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs and the rooms were beautifully clean and tidy and very warm and welcoming.
We would love to come and stay again in the Spring or Summer and take full advantage of the gorgeous walks around the estuary and take the ferry across to Salcombe again. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Thank you very much for your comments. So pleased you had a lovely stay, it really is a special place.
There are a few country lanes on the way there but a Fiat 500 manages easily - don't want to put off anyone without a 4x4:)
There is a tidal road which can be tricky on the way there - satnavs do tend to send you this way. The directions I send have a much easier route.
Look forward to welcoming you again.
Well-maintained house ideally situated for a relaxed self-catering holiday
The directions supplied by the owner before our visit allowed us to find Hooter House easily. The house was larger than I expected which was a pleasant surprise and also very clean. The kitchen was well-stocked for self-catering and the beds were comfortable. The living room opens to a balcony overlooking a back garden which in turn looks over the neighbouring farm. The balcony was perfectly safe for our 2-year old daughter to run around. The garden was small but very pleasant.
If the weather is bad (as it was 1 day for us), don't bother to try streaming any TV programmes. The entertainment setup includes Netflix but internet connection proved too slow for this to be usable. However there is a decent range of standard TV channels, plenty of books and plenty of board games to play.
Salcombe wasn't our cup of tea. We found it overpriced and offering nothing of interest that I could see. It isn't what I'd call a "real town" - mainly set up to sell stuff to tourists. I would advise staying the Portlemouth side which was beautiful with great views from the house and lots of walking paths. The beaches are fantastic. No shops though so best to stock up with food/drink before arrival if self-catering (or take excursions out to a proper town like Kingsbridge to shop).
If you have small children, the steep steps cutting down from the house to the beaches are OK to go down, but tricky to get a pushchair up. Better to zig-zag up on the roads which is a bit of a trek but we enjoyed it.
So why 5 stars? Because the location is interesting with beaches and hills not just countryside/woods. Plus, the house is so clean and well-stocked and the owners very efficient in providing necessary information.
Thank you. I'm so glad that you had a good stay. East Portsmouth is a special place.
10 minute walk to the glorious sandy beaches of the Salcombe estuary.
10-15 minutes to the South West Coast Path
Nearest Airport Exeter 1 hour drive
Railway station Totnes 3/4 hour drive
Plymouth ferry port 1 hour drive
Use of car is recommended
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 20% deposit required to secure booking with balance payable 6 weeks before stay. Changeover Day: Changeover day Friday may be flexible out of season Notes on prices: Prices include cleaning and are for full weeks for maximum occupancy. Reduced rates for reduced occupancy are available out of the main peak weeks. The house sleeps 8 BUT PLEASE ASK if there are fewer of you, I can reduce the price accordingly. Heating/electricity charges are extra: Standard weekly charge Winter £30 per week/£15 weekend Summer £20 per week (from May)