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Shipwrights Cottage on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and wonderful views of the beaches opposite

The location is in the heart of Salcombe town with its bustle of shops, restaurants, cafes and vibrant atmosphere. The beaches can be viewed opposite from the cottage windows. The Harbour is of great interest teaming with boats; sailing races can be seen from the cottage which is situated on the start line of the Yacht Club. Walking on the cliff tops and the coastal path is delightful, especially along estuaries such as Ernemouth at low tide. There are more lovely beaches, namely, Bigbury, Bantham, Soar Mill and Thurleston, to explore nearby. Dartmouth too is not far away to visit. Golf courses are excellent in the area. The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, with en-suite facilities, a lounge and a galley kitchen. The scene from the cottage windows changes every minute and is a delight to spend time just watching the world go by. There is no parking at the cottage but spaces can be found in the roads around or there is a car park about eight minutes away. A map is provided. There is a newly opened Spa at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel just along the road.

Anne Hereward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Anne Hereward

My name is Anne. I am retired now and love to escape from the routine to take a break at Shipwrights Cottage. My grandchildren also enjoy the holiday with all the family. We go across the estuary to spend the day on Millbay beach and also to race in the Club Regatta. There is so much to do down in this area for relaxing and I cannot recommend it highly enough to everyone.

Anne Hereward purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Anne Hereward chose South Hams

We used to have family holidays at Salcombe when we were young. It is such a beautiful area with the beaches, cliff walking, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, golf and exploring that we purchased a lovely, cosy cottage on the banks of the estuary thirteen years ago. The starting line for the racing is just below the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful views of the estuary. Situated opposite the beaches and wonderful cliff walks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everyone enjoys the visit to Salcombe.
Jun 2012
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Salcombe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, hand basin, wc and also to bedroom 2 with shower, hand basin and wc on ground floor. Towels are not provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Hairdryer.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is no parking but the roads adjacent have free parking, especially Herbert Road and there are public car parks a short distance away. A map will be supplied. Outside: The cottage is situated on the bank of the estuary; there is no garden but a town area of grass for watching the world go by is just opposite. There is a little harbour just below as well. Cleaning / Linen: Linen is included but towels and tea towels are not provided. The property is cleaned after each changeover but the people staying are asked to leave the property tidy, please. The cleaners like to have access by 10 a.m. on the day you leave.


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(5 traveler reviews)

Shipwrights Cottage on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Salcome and Shipwright's Cottage was very comfortable for my family. Our favourite place was sitting by the open windows in the morning. Watching the women rowers, boats and goings on of the water and all the dogs playing along the beach opposite. Weather was wonderful and walks to North and South Sands having a good breakfast at the Winking Prawn as well as the boat ride back which is a must. Went Crabbing in Dartmouth. We ate lots of gorgeous honeycombe ice cream and the kids loved getting crepes in the evening and we must not forget the sweetshop!

Such a lovely week! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully situated in the heart of Salcombe

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage - warm, lots of hot water, good wi-fi. Comfortable bed. Fine for two adults.

Fantastic walks on the headlands above Hope Cove, Overbecks and Greenways (both) NT worth visiting. Totnes good for independent shops.

The Bake House a great local asset as is the Victoria Inn.

Unfortunately, the oven had not been cleaned prior to our arrival and despite reporting this no attempt was made to rectify this omission during our four day stay. We are also used to finding local maps or guide books for the use of guests.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always so keen and pleased for guests enjoy their stay at Shipwrights and I do appreciate helpful criticisms so that I can call in one of the team of experts for the job. My understanding of the oven not having been checked was that the guests were eating out (not to worry in other words) otherwise I would certainly have asked the cleaners to arrange an appointment to deal with any situations. There are however two ovens available, which will certainly be on their 'tick list' of jobs. Regarding maps and guide books, there is a very good Salcombe Tourist Information Office and the staff will supply any amount of information in addition to my bus time tables, What to Do in Devon, Restaurants etc, etc found in the chest in the sitting room and also my sheets which I send out to all my guests, together with maps for parking, etc. The Ramblers are very keen and welcome walkers to join them. Cathy actually had a very good deal because I did omitted to include the charge for bed linen and honoured my quotation when I realised!
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Excellent location, great cottage

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a brilliant week at Shipwrights Cottage, which is both charming and perfectly located minutes from the centre of Salcombe, and with fabulous views across the estuary. Beds were very comfortable, and we found all that we needed in this 'home from home'. The owner is lovely and very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Every year

  • 5 of 5

We are drawn to Shipwrights Cottage at Salcombe every year for our holiday because there is something for all the family; the beaches are so close which the children adore, the cliff walking, the shops, the restaurants, the sailing.

The cottage is so convenient and very cosy with lovely views of the estuary

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Horsley, Surrey

Wonderful Memories

  • 5 of 5

What an idyllic spot. Salcombe is a delight and staying at Shipwrights complimented this beautifully. It was a perfect cottage for our requirements, family of 4, and just as described.

We particularly loved the fact that it is right in the heart of Salcombe, yet peaceful with picturesque views to keep us entertained. The children adore all that Salcombe has to offer - the beach, the numerous water activities, crabbing, the park and jumping off the harbour as well as Cranch's sweet shop, the ice-cream parlour and Captain Flints for a treat! They also enjoy going to nearby Bigbury for surfing.

I would certainly recommend this for a holiday and a big thank you to Anne for her wonderful customer service and making us feel so welcome.

We can't wait to re-visit and have already booked!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"Stunning cliff top walk along the South West Coastal Path to Soar Mill for a cream tea."
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Salcombe Estuary
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ferry Inn
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sailing courses at the Island Cruising Club - RYA Sailing Training Centre - Multi Activity Centre with power boat training.

Fishing on 'Anglo Dawn', an Angling Charter Vessel.

Hire a motor boat.

Scuba diving on the wrecks, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating, surfing.

Horse riding.

Painting courses in watercolours at Harbour House in Kingsbridge where there are also classes for yoga, tai chi, pilates.

South Devon Steam Railway at Dartmouth for enthusiasts.


The beaches are just across the estuary and a ferry will take you over from the Ferry Inn steps. Mill Bay is delightful for children especially with a stream running to the sea for making dams and having fun in the rock pools. Clambering over the rocks to Sunny Cove or walking along the cliff tops, the views are stunning with spectacular coastal paths for lunch at Gara Rock and beyond.


The nearest airport is Exeter which is an hour or so away. There are trains to Plymouth and Totnes with buses to and from Salcombe. Once in Salcombe a car is not necessarily required as there is so much to do within walking distance.


Dartmouth is 40 minutes drive away for the steam railway and boat trips up the river. Plymouth is about an hour away. Totnes is also a town of historic interest with an amazing tea shop, the Mad Hatter, and Newton Ferries is a 40 minute drive in the other direction. The Eden Project is a journey of fifty miles away but very interesting. Dartmoor offers many interesting activities.

Further Details:

The local shops are very good. You will find a family butcher, delicious baker, fishmongers, delicatessen shops, grocers, etc and the best sweetie shop you have ever seen, which the children love. There is a Lloyds bank and a Boots chemist. The clothing shops are interesting and varied for wetter days. There are numerous restaurants and pubs for eating out and serving locally caught fish or shell fish; Salcombe ice-cream is a must! The Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island, at Bigbury, is old and accessed at high tide by a tractor, or walk over the spit of sand for an adventure. Newton Ferries has The Ship Inn on the tidal river's edge. Kingsbridge has two of the usual supermarkets. Walking in the area is so varied with Dartmoor close at hand and the Ramblers welcome people to join them three times a week. There are National Trust houses, e.g. Sharpitor on the cliffs at the mouth of Salcombe estuary and another at Dartmouth.


Rates & Availability

Salcombe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 23 2017 - May 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Bank Holiday
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
August Bank Holiday
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
After Christmas
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Do telephone 01483 571300, or email, Anne Hereward via the booking form, for further details. A deposit of £50 is required on booking, please, and payment is four weeks (six weeks in high season) before the date of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday for high season bookings but a short break can be accommodated out of season. The cleaners like to have access between 10 am and 3 pm on the day of departure, please, and you are welcome to move in earlier if they have finished.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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