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Award Winning Contemporary House With Uninterrupted Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in East Portlemouth, South Devon, England - Surrounded By Nt Land. Right Of Way To Beach Crosses South Coast Path With Great Walks

Completed in 2009, Seacombe was designed by our architect daughter to embrace its location. Its full height glass windows to the south, three balconies and large patio give panoramic views. Downstairs, the large living room, separate hi-tech cinema and well-equipped kitchen appeal to all.

Glyn and Jane Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Glyn and Jane Martin

Glyn is an artist and Jane a teacher but as soon as our daughter, Annie, qualified as an architect we decided to put her skills to good use. She designed Seacombe for us on the site of the old wooden shack we had bought at auction in 1987. She was inspired by the incredible site where she had spent many holidays and little changed from her initial design.

The build involved all the family. Our sons, Will and Joe helped when they could. Annie and her partner, Mark, lived on site. Mark was our carpenter and Annie supervised every detail. Glyn was hands on with all aspects of the building from the footings, ground source heat pump to the stone walling. Jane helped where she could and kept the peace!

We were delighted when the result won a national Best Home competition and two RIBA awards.

Glyn and Jane Martin purchased this house in 1980

Why Glyn and Jane Martin chose South Hams

We had often camped at East Prawle - only an hour from our home in mid-Devon - and knew the magnificent coastline well. By chance we heard of the auction of the old wooden 'bungalow' and the rest is history....

The location is unique. there are no near neighbours and the view of Decklers Cliff and the coastline is uninterrupted.

Our 1.5 acres are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by N.T. land. We have a private right of way to the coastal path and beach.

What makes this house unique

We have put much thought into trying to provide a perfect holiday home. In warm weather, walking and beach visits are often enough but for wet days there is a fully equipped cinema and many games, music and books. The kiitchen is well kitted out with a barbeque inthe garden.

Seacombe is far away from crowds though a ferry trip to Salcombe is a fun way to join the throng. Our visitors' comments have been heart-warming and many guests have returned several times.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to say what a wonderful relaxing time we had staying at the beautiful house. We knew it was going to be special but we were completely bowled over when we arrived. It was so welcoming we were speechless for some time after arriving!

We had a very tough 2015 and this was the start we needed to 2016.

We will definitely return again and just wanted to say thank you.
Jan 2016
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Salcombe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bedroom 1 ensuite - shower + bath Bedroom 2 ensuite - shower Family Bathroom - shower + bath Downstairs w.c./cloakroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms + cinema) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king bed, ensuite. Bedroom 2 - double bed, ensuite. Bedroom 3 - twin/double or triple beds Cinema - has double mattress
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: Seacombe has won two RIBA awards: The Arnold Sayers Award for Best Devon House Design and an award for Sustainability. It was also overall winner in Home Building and Renovation Magazine/Telegraph Home of the Year competition. Outside: There is a walled garden and an acre of field for games etc. There are Lafuma lounge chairs, a teak table and chairs, a picnic bench, a barbecue, a croquet set and other games equipment. Utility Room: Washing/drying machine, miele vacuum cleaner Underfloor heating from ground source heat pump Heat recovery ventilation system throughout Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is prepared for guests with linen and towels (not beach towels). Linen change/cleaning after one week if booked for longer. A generous welcome pack is provided Other: Cinema - hi-tech projector and screen suitable standard or Blu-ray DVDs - sofas and cushions Upstairs sitting area with three seater sofa and two chairs by full height opening glass doors Dining area with large table between kitchen and living room




Beach 10 minute walk - a sheltered sandy cove


A car is essential


East Portlemouth - 1 mile + from there passenger ferry to Salcombe

East Prawle 1.5 miles

Further Details:

Large Tesco and Morrisons in Kingsbridge (deliveries possible) Local shops include bakery at Frogmore and fresh fish in Hallsands


Rates & Availability

Salcombe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
May Bank holiday
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 16 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 23 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $386.67

Changeover Day:
Sundays and Thursdays. We offer Sun - Thurs or Thurs to Sun breaks at 70% of the weekly rate. Please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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