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Detached House With Stunning Views Of Salcombe Estuary And Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
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About the property

House in Salcombe, South Devon, England - Great Location Within Walking Distance Of Pubs, Restaurants, Shops, Boat Quays, Ferry

A charming detached property, the Orchid House is ideally situated to explore and enjoy Salcombe and the South Hams area. The property sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on 2 floors. Bedrooms and sitting area benefit from stunning views over the estuary. Ideally placed within an easy stroll of the town center, waterfront, restaurants and shops. Off street parking for 2 cars, sun terrace with seating and table for 6, free WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and tumble drier.

Rory Symons
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Rory Symons

The Orchid house has been family owned for nearly thirty years and our friends and family continue to enjoy its great location, for its easy access into town, for the beautiful views and for experiencing all that Salcombe and the surrounding area has to offer. We hope you do too!

Rory Symons purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Rory Symons chose South Hams

Salcombe is a captivating harbour town surrounded by a scenically beautiful coastline and unspoilt countryside. Whether you are planning a short break, a family holiday, new to the area or come back time and again, whether you are a sailor, walker, beach-lover, the Orchid House is perfectly situated to enjoy the area's distinct charm, attractions and many activities.

What makes this cottage unique

The Orchid House is only minutes walk from the town centre, shops, restaurants and the passenger ferries to East Portlemouth. The sunny interior is fully equipped and its main attraction is the stunning panoramic views of the estuary. A sun terrace offers an outside seating and dining area. There is private off street parking and free WiFi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I just wanted to say that we had a fantastic break and loved staying at Orchid House - it’s just about the best position in Salcombe!"

"What a fantastic area and your property's location was unbeatable. Thanks again, a holiday to remember!"

"We are really enjoying the Orchid House, the location and views are fabulous!"

"We had a wonderful break in Salcombe. The cottage was just as described, quite a little gem."

"The Orchid House was great - such a good location for everything."

"Thanks for allowing us to rent your property, the views from the first floor were simply wonderful."
Apr 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Detached House With Stunning Views Of Salcombe Estuary And Beaches
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Location and views are perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this cottage twice now and love the views and location - perfect for exploring Salcombe. The house is clean and comfortable; great for a family. I'm sure we'll stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a well placed property in Salcombe with 2 parking spaces. We did not need to use a car during our stay as it was so close to the town. It is clean, well equipped with everything that is required for a holiday. The owners responded quickly to all emails.

We spent a long weekend there in order to attend a wedding in the Harbour Hotel. It was probably the nearest we could have stayed to the hotel, without being in the hotel itself, and we were able to pop back during the day when required, as the walk was less than 5 minutes.

4 adults stayed in the property and although our grown up daughters shared the downstairs bedroom, they preferred to use the upstairs shower. We did not use the room with the bunk beds which was probably more suitable for children.

One of the best things about the property was the great view from the lounge window and to be able to 'people watch' whilst sitting on the beanbag at the window!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing views, great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here, the views of the harbour from the living room were stunning! The house is clean and comfortable with amble room. It is a great location just a minute walk into the heart of Salcombe. The little terrace was a fantastic place to sit and watch the sunset. Already looking at when I can come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect location, stunning view, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I loved being able to walk into the living room and see the entire Harbour from the comfort of the sofa! The house is incredibly clean, comfortable and well-equipped and just moments away from the centre of Salcombe; we rarely used our car as everything was so close. I would thoroughly recommend this property and hope to stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

I loved it here! We didn't have sun everyday but still had a wonderful time. The walking around here is varied and there are so many beautiful beaches to choose from. I would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Central location in Salcombe

  • 4 of 5

We have fond memories of our stays at the Orchid house : it is well positioned with restaurants and shop close by with parking a particular bonus. The estuary views are very special indeed. We have recommended the property to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Ferry Inn
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Salcombe Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Thurlestone Golf Club
Nearest Train
31 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The Ferry Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Smalls, Mill Bay, Fisherman's Cove via ferry
Car: not necessary


Numerous safe, clean and sandy beaches in the South Hams area with several beaches within walking distance of The Orchid House via the two pedestrian ferries.


Salcombe town is within 1 minute walking distance of the Orchid House. Further afield, Kingsbridge town centre is 6 miles by car (15 mins drive). The nearest train station is at Totnes, a drive of 20 miles by car (40 mins).


Rates & Availability

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $120

Booking Notes:

The Orchid House is available to rent throughout the year on a weekly basis. Short breaks out of season can also be negotiated. Provisional reservations can be accepted by telephone or e-mail and confirmed on payment of a rental deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday with departure time by 10:00 am and arrival after 4:00 pm unless by prior arrangement where possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £480 per week low season to £1,575 per week high season. Short stay rates are available during non-peak periods and costs, as a percentage of weekly rental rates. 3 nights: 70%, 4 nights: 75%, 5 nights: 85%, 6 nights: 92%, 7 nights: 100%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Salcombe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 - fitted bath, shower within the bath and hot water tank. Wc, basin and heated towel rail. Bathroom 2 (downstairs) - shower room with walk-in shower, wc, basin, hot towel rail and fan heater.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk beds. Sturdy and can take adults.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 5ft double bed, cupboard & small chest of drawers. Bedroom 2: bunk beds to accommodate full-size adults & ladder, under bed storage. Bedroom 3 (downstairs): twin 3ft divan beds, built in wardrobe and drawers. All bedrooms with fitted carpets. Pillows and duvets provided on all beds. Towels and linen NOT provided but can be pre-ordered and hired separately with notice.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Pillows and duvets provided on all beds. Towels and linen NOT provided but can be pre-ordered and hired separately with notice. End of stay cleaning included in the price. Child's travel cot, high chair and stair gate can be pre-ordered and hired separately with notice. Please note the path to the cottage is steep. We regret no pets or smoking allowed. Outside: The Orchid House is situated in the grounds and gardens of The Grange. There is a sun terrace equipped with table and seating. Whilst there is no right of access nor garden of its own, the Orchid House is very close to the public gardens on the other side of Cliff Road overlooking the estuary.

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