"PlymptonBarnCom Salcombe " (search online..!) is situated just a short walk away down a picturesque valley to the pretty beach of South Sands, which lies at the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary.
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To the beach is a short walk along a country lane (less than 1 mile)
The nearest Shop is around a mile away at Malborough.
Salcombe can be reached by ferry (from South Sands Beach) or by foot (another mile or so - via North Sands.
PARKING: there is 1 off road parking space provided.
FACILITIES: as described elsewhere on our site or here.
CHILDREN: no special facilities, please take extra care.
RESTRICTED MOBILITY: please note the living space is upstairs!
The headland is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The Salcombe Estuary offers a wealth of activities for young and old; beaches, sailing, fishing, shopping, restaurants and bars are all nearby. Most of the coastline belongs to the National Trust and offers spectacular walks. The Farm itself is situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is close to many public footpaths.
The Barn is on the property of a working Farm where a small herd of South Devon cows as well as sheep and a variety of other animals are kept.
We regret that we cannot allow dogs in this property. Smoking is also not permitted.
Notes on accommodation: Our change over days are Saturday and rental is per week. We can offer shorter periods during the low season only.
The location offers a stunning climate which is unique in the UK. The very mild winters allow many sub-tropical plants to survive in the region including palm trees.
Salcombe is a small picturesque town in the South Hams district of Devon, South-West England. The town is close to the mouth of the Estuary and lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The town's extensive waterfront and the naturally sheltered harbour formed by the estuary gave rise to its success as a boat- and shipbuilding and sailing port and, in modern times, tourism especially in the form of pleasure sailing and yachting. Apart from tourism, crab fishing still plays an important role.
The Cliffs, for the most part, belong to the National Trust and provide spectacular shelter for plants and animals alike. The sea views are breathtaking. Especially the public footpath along the top of the cliff from Sharpitor Museum towards Bolt Head early in the morning when the sun rises over the estuary with masts popping out over a thin layer of fog. Sunsets are especially beautiful when viewed from Bolberry or Hope Cove. The Coastal Footpath has many interesting streches, both on the Salcombe side (starting at South Sands) and on the East-Portlemouth side. Highlights include Bolt Head and Soar Mill Cove. Both of these are close to the farm and many Public Footpaths join the coastal path to South Sands valley. It sounds further than it is; but the sea is never much more that 1 km away whether go you East, West or South. Along this stretch of Coastal Footpath you may even see deer along the more remote parts of the path early in the morning or at dawn.
The Sharpitor Museum is definitely worth the visit with its sub-tropical gardens. There are numerous other National Trust properties nearby to visit: Historic Homes, Gardens Coast- and Countryside.
East-Portlemouth lies on the Western side of the estuary and can be reached by ferry from Salcombe. It is home to some great beaches, a pleasant beach-cafe (Venus Cafe). You should also try the walk to the sea from here along the coastal footpath to Prawl Point. Along the way you will pass some secluded beaches, which, if you are lucky, you may have to yourself.
The Estuary is best seen from a boat and there are several options open to you. Either you take the Estuary Trip with the Salcombe to Kingsbridge Ferry (High Tide only) or you rent a boat either at Whitestrand or along Island Street. There are many things to see without travelling to far.
However if you have the time there are many other destinations worth visiting. Only a short distance away is Bigbury Island with its famous Hotel; inspirational to Agatha Christie and many other famous visitors. This is also a good spot to learn to surf. To the other side of Kingsbridge is Torcross and Slapton Sands; a huge shingle beach where preparations for the D-Day landings took place. Slapton Village itself is home to the excellent Tower Inn. Parking is difficult but the food is worth it. Not far from here is the small village of Beesands and the ruins of Hallsands; a village that was swept away in a storm. Other places to visit are Totnes; lots of cafes, bookshops and extremely laid back. From here a steam train runs to Buckfastleigh along the river Dart. Whilst you are there, go and see the Abbey. From Totnes it is also only a short distance to Dartmouth, home to the Royal Naval Acadamy and a very attractive little town, from here you can head back along the coastal road to Kingsbridge and Salcome.
The Dartmoor National Park lies just the other side of the A38 (ie. near Buckfastleigh) , see the wild ponies and climb a Tor or two! On the way back, try to visit Ashburton.
FACILITIES: The Barn contains two bedrooms: One with a kingsize bed and another with two singles. Additionally there is a sofa bed for two available in the main living space. (To one side, not impacting the seating area) . We normally rent to groups of 4; the sofabed upstairs is for occasional use only.(If guests have a visitor for a limited period or with agreement from the owner) The downstairs timberclad and travertine-floored hallway leads to the two bedrooms as well as a small utility space, a separate WC and the Bathroom. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a separate bath. Upstairs is a large open-plan living space with folding doors on the south-facing side of the building open up to a decked balcony.
The upstairs space consists of a kitchen/dining area, a seating area centred around a woodburner and finally one end with a sofa(-bed) and comfortable chair for those who like to enjoy some peace and quiet or read a book.
The renovation was done with the environment in mind; the property Solar Thermal Panels, under-floor heating and an automated heat recovery system. Facilities:
Kitchen: Fully equipped with: Hob, Oven, Dishwasher and Microwave Knives, Forks, Glasses, Cups and Crockery Teapot, Kettle and Toaster etc.
Bedrooms: One bedroom with two single beds One bedroom with a kingsize bed A sofabed for two in the main living space (separate from main seating area) Linen, Duvets and Pillows provided.
Bathroom: Towels (not for beach) are provided Hot water and heating included
Entertainment & Communications: Flat screen Satellite Television and DVD player WiFi Please note there is only limited Mobile coverage in the valley
Other inside: Separate WC Washing machine
OUTSIDE: Outside is a small decked seating area with a table and chairs to enjoy the calm and beauty of the valley. BBQs are permitted (not on Balcony) provided rubbish disposed of safely.
There is parking available for one car. Additional Parking (including boats) possible upon request.
For those with children, please discuss with owner.
FURTHER DETAILS: As the main living space is upstairs, this property is not very suitable for those with restricted mobility. For the same reasons extra care must taken for those with very small children. (ie. there is no provision to close access to the stairs).
Children are accepted provided parents ensure their safety and they take care of the property.
As the property is on a working farm, it is crucial that access past the property is not impeded at any time.