This is a perfect base from which to enjoy Salcombe and the local area. It has all the comforts of home. Arranged over three floors, there are plenty of welcoming details and features to make life easy and relaxed during your stay. Decorated with a blue and white seaside theme, you will feel you have arrived at the beach as soon as you walk through the door. The house is very comfortably furnished and has lovely views from most rooms, wonderful sunrises and sunsets over Dartmoor to enjoy. With central heating you will be warm even in the worst weather. The local convenience store and post office is just around the corner, you don’t need to plan ahead, just pop out to get things as you need them. The spacious house sleeps seven adults plus a child . However the comfortable and relaxed style make it suitable for a couple as well as larger groups.
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House in Salcombe, South Devon, England - Perfect Base From Which To Enjoy Salcombe And The Local Area
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- English, A little French
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- Jul 19, 2018
About Jennie Whiting
.I am a clinical aromatherapist working in wiltshire.with a passion for the south hams and the Devond coast and countryside,
Jennie Whiting purchased this House in 2008
Why Jennie Whiting chose Salcombe
Salcombe is the perfect place for a family holiday,and shellseekers gives you access to all that it has to offer.Families return year after year as they fall in love with it,Couples and groups of friends stay for short breaks at all times of year,and the house is a welcoming,comfortable place to enjoy,with different spaces to enjoy, You can sit in the lounge the diner or the sunroom all inside.or outside there is the garden or the deck, Food shopping is a stones throw away as the post office offliscence and stores are just opposite,Wonderfull bread cakes and pastries are available fresh each morning just a short walk up the hill from the top branch of the famous salcombe bakery.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A cosy home from home with a view from the top!
Shell Seekers is a cosy home from home, lovely quiet location with the odd seagull for company. Great view of the estuary from the top floor if you want to look out to sea or just sit and have a glass of wine on the terrace and watch the sun go down. Pop across the road to the Spar shop to buy your paper in the morning and then sit in the sun and have coffee on the terrace sun trap. You have a 10 minute walk down hill into town to the ferry or shops, take the walkways and steps rather than the roads. On your way home, stop at the Salcombe Dairy on the corner for a scoop of honeycombe ice cream to give you a bit of energy to get you back up the hill home at the end of the day. Jennie, the owner is very helpful, responsive and on hand if you have any questions about the house. A fabulous long weekend spent in the Salcombe sun! Thank you. E
Thank you for posting such a lovely review, and glad you had the sunshine to enhance your stay(apart from Sunday morning in the rain. I will be providing an umbrella now! just in case anyone gets caught out) I would love to have you to visit again. Thanks Jennie
Super holiday home
We had a terrific October half-term stay in Salcombe at Shellseekers.
The property is spacious and had everything we needed as a base for our trip. Being located up the hill meant a reasonable stroll down into Town, but the benefit of being able to actually park outside was really useful. The Spar convenience store over the road meant we didn't have to take much in the way of provisions, and simply bought as and when required.
Jennie always responded immediately to our enquiries and was very accommodating in terms of our requests - including allowing us to bring our dog, which was a big plus for us.
We will certainly look to stay again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review..really glad you found the house to be to your liking.You would ,of course, be very welcome to visit again.
Great location and views from bedroom!
The house is comfortable and in a great location, with great views from the master bedroom windows! As with most properties in Salcombe there is a steep walk down into town, but it only takes 10-15 mins. Useful Spar shop round the corner too! We had a great week here, and it was great that we could bring our pup with us too! Thanks for a great week! Xx
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.Jennie
A perfect break
Shellseekers was just perfect - spacious; clean; amazing views; wonderful location. Would definitely book again. Thank you so much.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review.
I really am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to your next visit.
You will be most welcome.
Home from home
We have had a brilliant stay at Shellseekers this weekend.
Jennie was incredibly helpful when booking, answering all questions that we had. The house was really easy to find with plenty of on-road parking (we never failed to find a space, and we had two cars).
The house had everything we needed and more, and were impressed with how clean it was - lots of lovely nick-nacks which were obviously locally-bought, we were spotting them in all the shops which made the house more special.
The bedrooms were all spacious and the fact that they (almost) all had sinks in was really useful come bedtime. The view from the top floor window was something very special.
The walk into town took about 10-15 mins, all downhill and easy to find. The trouble was walking back up-hill afterwards! But with such amazing views it was easy to make it a slow walk taking in the view while meandering back to the house.
All in all, a brilliant stay and we would definitely return.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review.
I love to know that my visitors have enjoyed staying at Shellseekers.
Love this house! Myself and my partner and occasionally our children have stayed here on more than one occasion. The house is very roomy, warm, clean and so very comfortable. Having 2 bathrooms is a big plus for us and there isn't anything you need as the house is fully equipped. We always want to stay longer than we are able to. Jennie, the owner is very helpful and has so much knowledge of the area! We are looking forward to visiting Shellseekers a few more times throughout 2017!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great review.I t is so good when people enjoy their visits, and I hope you will come again often.
Special interest holidays: An outdoor swimming pool, just five minutes away, is open to the public all summer. Places to Visit: Agatha Christies House Greenway is at Dartmouth about 40 minutes away. Also managed by the National Trust, is Coleton Fish Acre with its stunning 30 acres of gardens. Dartington Hall is home to 22 acres of grade 2* listed gardens. The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is the UK's biggest Aquarium. Coast/Beach: Shellseekers is close to some lovely beaches, walk to North Sands in 10 minutes or take the ferry to South Sands or East Portlemouth Beaches. Or within 30 minutes drive: Blackpool Sands, Slapton Sands, Bantham Beach Hope Cove, Mothercombe on the Erme Estuary and Bee Sands. Further Details: Eating Out Salcombe is lively in the evenings with plenty of bars and restuarants to suit all ages and budgets. The Winking Prawn at North Sands is popular with families and Island Street Cafe in Salcombe has live music in the high season. Or try Captain Flint's right in the centre of town - always popular with children. . Dick and Wills is a waterside brasserie, perfect for warm evenings.Captain Flints is popular with families. The winking prawn at North Sands is open all day right on the beach and has a bar.b.que on fine evenings from 4.00. There are several pubs serving food .The Ferry Inn is a good stop off point as you leave the ferry from East Portlemouth, and the Victoria Inn has a childrens play area in the garden. On the water The estuary is perfect for Sailing and Kayaking. See South Sands Sailing, Salcome Sailing days or the Island Cruising Club. Boat hire and fishing trips can be organised from Whitestrand Boat hire or Phoenix Charters. You can learn to drive a power boat with Salcombe Power Boat School or how to dive with Salcombe Scuba. For Windsurfing and Kitesurfing try Thurlstone Beach. Paddle Boarding is becoming very popular in several of the local beaches.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: To secure your booking we require 25% of the fee with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. This is non-refundable, cancellation insurance is recommended. all payments are only refundable if we are able to re.book your time,Therefore it is advisable to have holiday insurance. Two weeks before arrival, we require a security deposit of £300 to cover any damage. This will be returned to you within a week of your departure when all is left in good order. Changeover Day: The house is let through the main holiday season from Friday to Friday. Outside the school holidays we can be more flexible with the dates. Notes on prices: Discounts are available outside high season when availability allows. Please contact Jennie for details: Short Breaks (minimum 2 nights) from £200 Small Groups are very welcome, please ask for the small group rates. During Your stay: The house is usually available from 3:30pm on the day of your arrival. Cleaning is not included. We can organise a cleaning service if required. Please ask for details when you book. Please leave the house as you find it. If it is necessary to spend extra time cleaning when you leave,it will be charged at £15 per hour, Linen and towells can be provided at a cost of £10 per person.