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Spacious Townhouse by the Waterfront, Private parking, Extensive Private Decking

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Centre Of The Town, Yet Peaceful Location, Wi-Fi, Sky TV, BBQ, NearThe Beach!


A well maintained town house lovingly kept to a high standard and equipped with almost everything you could need.

Located in Salcombe, a beautiful small town in the South Hams district of Devon in the South West of England.

It has long been a popular destination for holidays all year round, thanks to its warm climate, stunning location and wonderful character.

On your doorstep are the most beautiful golden sand beaches with crystal clear water, relaxing walks around tree lined coves, excellent golf courses and one of the best water sport locations in the country.

Near to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, built mostly on its steep west side, it lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Visitors return year after year, finding quick and easy access not only to beautiful beaches via the ferry links to East Portlemouth and South Sands, but also to its boutiques, pubs, restaurants and stunning coastal paths; all making the Salcombe experience truly unforgettable!

***SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE OUT OF SEASON. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR PRICES. As incorrect prices are shown on this site. ***

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Property Manager
Melanie Sharwood
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Melanie Sharwood

My name is Mel and I have had the pleasure of managing this stylish townhouse for about 6yrs now.

We look to provide you with the highest standard of care and to be on the end of the phone if there is anything you should need.

Special requests of flowers, champagne, chocolates etc for a celebration away can be supplied and put in the house ready for when you arrive.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Salcombe!

Why Melanie Sharwood chose Salcombe

This house is in an ideal location for exploring Salcombe and the surrounding area. The added bonus of a private parking space will not go amiss here! With good quality furnishings, Egyptian cotton bed linen and top quality luxury towels, Wi-Fi, Sky TV, an excellent selection of reading books and DVD's to suit all tastes and ages!

Most years, the owners are proactive in making some improvements to the house.

2014/5. resurfaced the lower terrace area with York paving slabs, rebuilt surround wall with existing stone and replaced roof-light window.

2016/7. Replaced sisal carpet on the entrance stairs to first floor, Tiled ground floor entrance.Replaced sisal with Karndean in the TV/sitting room and long sitting/dining room. Sitting/dining room- replaced 2 armchairs with 2 x 2 seat sofas, new curtains. Re-tiled and decorated master en-suite. Replaced carpet in master bedroom and redecorated. Refurbished top bathroom, installing new shower and screen, new vanity unit and tiled flooring. Kitchen refurbishment.

What makes this house unique

A very well maintained house! Immaculately clean and presented to a 5* standard.

Boasting an extensive decked area to sit out and enjoy the weather.

Parking in Salcombe!

Please note that access to the private parking area has a height restriction of approx 1.9m.

There is an allocated parking space for ONE car with additional car parking available nearby in the long stay car park by purchasing a car parking pass which can also be used in several other car parks throughout the South Hams. Cost is approx. £40 for per week, per car.

Guestbook comments from the manager

After 15yrs of staying in a variety of holiday homes in Salcombe, this is by far the the best.

Excellent location, comfortably furnished, well maintained and by far the best equipped rental property. The quality of bed linen and cutlery also require special note.

Added bonuses include -

- location

- car park

- 2 Terraces (love the Winchester bar!)

- key pad entry system.

Have already booked to return next year!!

Also love the great stock of books, dvd's, etc - plus Sky + and Sky Sports.
Jul 2016
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Salcombe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is located between the Bunk room and the Twin
  • Ground floor Shower room with shower cubicle, wc, and basin. En suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc, basin. Family bathroom on the second floor with bath/shower over, wc, and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Super king size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedded room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1; King Size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 2; Super-King Size bed, fitted cupboard - ground floor. Bedroom 3; 2 x 3' Single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 4; Full size Bunk Beds, chest of drawers - ideally set up for children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Gas central heating. Internet access. BBQ. 2 Outside terraces. SKY TV. Non smoking. Pets not allowed. There is allocated parking for ONE car with additional car parking available nearby in the long stay car park by purchasing a car parking pass which can also be used in several other car parks throughout the South Hams. Cost is approx. £40 for per week, per car. Outside: The Clubhouse - of timber construction with built in fridge and sink and giving access to a splendid upper terrace. The stunning rooftop terrace is a real delight to savour! With some sneaky views over towards East Portlemouth, this 50' area of decking gives plenty of room to sit out and entertain friends with a glass of wine, or sunbathing in private enjoying the weather of the South West. Ample deck chairs and seats are supplied along with a picnic table and bench seat. Steps at the far end of the terrace lead down to the rear terrace. The private rear terrace has a table with 8 chairs and BBQ. This terrace was resurfaced with beautiful York stone. Utility Room: Ground floor - Washing machine, tumble dryer and built in sink. Iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Superior quality bed linen and towels are provided. Beach towels are not provided. A complimentary mid-term linen change is available for holiday lettings of 2 weeks or more. Maid service is available at an extra cost by prior arrangement. Other: Sitting Room - with sofa, armchairs, flat screen TV with Sky+ HD (incl. Sky Sports), DVD player, excellent library selection for all tastes, Wi-Fi, Coal effect electric fire. Stairs from here lead to the second floor. Baby Friendly with travel cot, highchair and 2 stair-gates.


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Spacious Townhouse by the Waterfront, Private parking, Extensive Private Decking
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Beautiful property in the heart of Salcombe

  • 5 of 5

For the second year running this property has proved a jewel among holiday homes. Located in the centre of town, but set back from the main street in a quiet courtyard, the house is steps away from a huge selection of shops, cafe's and the bustling harbour, and yet noise is never an issue and the roof top terrace is tranquil sun trap to relax on.

The house itself is well maintained with furnishings and appointments well above the usual standard. Everything was provided from bed sheets to stair gates (we had a two year old in the party) and from a huge selection of cutlery to hand soap in each bathroom.

Mel Sharwood is the perfect property manager discreet friendly communication and help when necessary. We also loved the cake and bottle of wine on arrival - very thoughtful!

These are just some of the details that make 1 Kings Cottage a home away from home and we are all looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Harriet, Thank you so much for your very complimentary review! It was a delight to have you back. We try very hard to make sure all of our guests enjoy the house as much as you do. I have reserved your dates for 2018 and look forward to welcoming you back once again! Best wishes, Mel
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Absolutely delightful townhouse. Tastefully furnished, extremely comfortable, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Really, really enjoyed it. The property was perfect for us - four adults but could easily have accommodated more. Loved the furnishings and decorations. Beds were really comfortable and bathrooms and kitchen all spotlessly clean. Loved having two sitting rooms. Also loved being in town, restaurants and shops on the doorstep. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning home in Salcombe

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home well furnished tasteful decor and so centrally located - we didn't need a car as everything was accessible by foot or ferry

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rhona. It was a pleasure having you to stay! Hope to welcome you back again next year. Best wishes. Mel.
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Great facilities, spacious yet cosy and in a fab spot in the centre of Salcombe

  • 5 of 5

A smartly decorated and clean property with a plenty of space and good amenities. Nice kitchen and ample space and big table to eat outside.

Good wifi. Parking space in centre of town was also invaluable.

Would stay again.

Not the place to stay if you want a view of the harbour. Otherwise excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark. We hope to welcome you back to Salcombe again. Best wishes. Mel.
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Awesome property in a fab location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Kings Cottage and we're already booked in for next year!

The cottage has recently been updated and is equipped with everything you need to stay. There's more than enough room and the decking outside is a real bonus, right in the middle of town - it's perfect! Mel is really helpful and always quick to respond to any questions - thanks again!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review 1 Kings Cottages! We do appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back again next year!! Best wishes Mel
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Great house in a very central location

  • 5 of 5

House matched up to high expectations from website. Clear communication with owner/agent.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to 1 Kings Cottages again! Best wishes Mel
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Victoria Inn & Kings Arms
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Salcombe Ferry Co
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Thurlestone Golf Course
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
41 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
90 Metres
Dick and Wills
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Plymouth Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
South Sands
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre, Dittiscombe, Slapton. TQ7 2QF - Tel; 01548 581049 - For riding lessons and hacking; with indoor school for bad weather! - 35 min. drive.


East Portlemouth Beaches - 5 minute walk & 3 minute Ferry ride. The Ferry operates from Easter to October with a continuous service. Venus Café are based close by for a drink or snack to eat.

South Sands Beach - 1 minute walk + approx 7 min ferry ride. The Ferry operates from Easter to October. Running roughly every 1/2 hr. Visit the South Sands Boutique Hotel for a bite to eat!

North Sands Beach - 1 mile, 15minute walk. Visit The Winking Prawn for a delightful snack or meal is a definite must


Kingsbridge - 10 min drive

Slapton Sands - 20 min drive

Blackpool Sands - 25 min drive

Dartmouth - 25 min drive

Dartmoor - 45 min drive

Further Details:

Cranch's shop (general food store)







Lloyds bank

All a minute's walk from your front door!!




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Changeover Day:
The house is let through the main holiday season from Saturday to Saturday.
Arrival time of 3pm on Saturday and departure at 10am please.

Notes on prices:
Out of season - if occupancy is 4 people or less, we can offer a reduced rental if only 1 or 2 bedrooms are used. Please ask for details.

Short breaks are available out of high season.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.