Salcombe Retreat

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Sleeps: 12 - 16 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Villa/House Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub

Salcombe Retreat is a warmly-inviting, contemporary home set in the woods, offering sleek architectural finesse and light-filled accommodation blending modern comfort with home-like appeal, on the edge of well-heeled Salcombe.

This compelling home is every inch the polished sea-side home, providing a slick and fresh space for a large family or group of up to twenty to spread out and adjust the pace within an environment hallmarked by chic interiors, designer flair and quality of raw materials and fittings.

Guests will simply exhale and relax as they enter this woodland world of flawless comfort, open-plan living and understated luxury. Executed with group living in mind, guests can enjoy both privacy and abundant potential for vivacious, sociable living.

The open-plan spaces have an ease about them, providing unpretentious yet ever-so tasteful ambience; low hanging designer lighting pops of zingy colour such as lime greens and aqua, hints at the nautical setting and fresh, Scandinavian style. Salcombe Retreat provides the ideal space for a family to reconnect within a bright, airy and luminescent environment, away from the bustle of the crowds and the strains of modern living.

The magnificent dining table is a natural timber beauty, seating twenty - nestled against the floor to ceiling glass which offers a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living. Guests can enjoy long and leisurely meals; late and indulgent breakfasts or mouth-watering barbecue dinners under the stars and aside from the mysterious woodlands.

Finished with charisma and panache, this home has playful touches, and will appeal to all ages; the pièce de resistance is the building-length huge terrace style balcony, offering a sumptuous room for dining, relaxing, enjoying a good book in peace, strolling across to the table tennis table or slipping into the bubbling hot tub whilst breathing in the night air!

Salcombe Retreat was formerly a writer’s nook, and thus provides an ideal retreat for artists, writers and creatives; there are glimpses of the sparkling ocean and the Salcombe sands through the whispering trees; this is truly a magical escape - like a very refined treehouse!

At the end of the day, guests can curl up, cosily on the sofas, with the lambswool throws in front of the log burning open fire, and in the morning the canopy of trees will rustle with the sound of birdsong; Salcombe Retreat is a home which imbibes its natural surroundings.

Modern finishes compliment the gorgeous soft fabrics and use of wonderful natural materials; exposed brick and timber are recurrent, whilst a confident design eye has selected a range of retro and contemporary furniture. The kitchen is a stylish open-plan affair, with a long breakfast bar, accents of teal and charcoal in a matte finish; a blend of industrial steely greys and soft oak with uplifting splashes of aqua to create a bright and airy space.

Blending effortlessly, the living space is low-key, offering hanging pods, comfortable sofas, edgy lighting and great entertainment potential for “downtime” or movie nights.

Salcombe Retreat accommodates fourteen guests, across the main house. The bedrooms offer both simplicity and luxury: a fresh, airy, nautical air permeates these bright, spacious bedrooms, finished with crisp cotton linen. Guests are guaranteed a wonderful nights sleep, against the restful backdrop of soft taupes, whites and dreamy palette with the rustle of the leaves outside.

Over two acres of land at this home comprise mysterious paths and verdant trees, terraced gardens with beautiful gable and herringbone stonework, offering ample space to roam, explore, play or have sumptuous picnics.

Salcombe Retreat offers the final word in discreet luxury; simplicity blends with innate glamour and every little extra touch has been thought of within an ambience which is effortlessly low-key, vibrant and uplifting within flawless architectural design and light-filled interiors.

*Please note the house is not suitable for hen or stag parties. Steep, woodland garden: beautiful but not suitable for small children without adult supervision

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Not suitable for those with mobility impairments, this home is spread over a couple of storeys
  • A car is recommended for this bright, woodland retreat, to discover the gorgeous near-by beaches and seaside towns
  • The garden is steep and has many steps
  • The balconies and the hot-tub cannot be used after 9pm

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Games Room Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground Floor
- Entrance from parking area into house
- Kitchen with open plan dining and relaxation area
- Bi-fold windows open out onto terrace with outdoor dining area
- Living room with comfy sofas, fireplace and television
- Hallway with log burner and chaise longue
- Huge living space with dining area for 20+ people, open fire, sofas, television, hanging pods and table tennis table
- Large wet room with shower, perfect for washing off the sand for a day at the beach
- Full room length bi-fold windows to terrace with outdoor seating and hot tub
- Middle terrace area
- Bedroom with king-size bed with large picture window looking into the garden
- Bedroom with king-size bed and access to Jack and Jill bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and access to Jack and Jill bathroom

First Floor
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and one bunk bed
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Bedroom with bunk bed
- Family shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Steep garden
- Full-length terrace with outdoor dining table and furniture
- Hot tub with seating for 6

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Foldable table tennis
- TV
- Books
- DVDs
- Parking for 4 cars

Location

About the surrounding area of Salcombe Retreat
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Salcombe Retreat is on the South Devon coast, just outside the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe. Salcombe sits on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary making it one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. Located within the South Devon Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty, Salcombe is known for its spectacular coastal views and rolling surrounding countryside, as well as being a centre for sailing. Salcombe is a great base for a holiday spent on the water or at the water’s edge.

With its estuary location, Salcombe is a water sports haven - whether it be sailing, kayaking, surfing or paddle boarding - the crystal blue waters are inviting. The local beaches are fabulous, with golden sand and turquoise.

This delightful town draws a glittering crowd, and offers so much, from charming artisan shops to surf lessons in the sun, and coastal pathway walks or tours of the local gin distillery.

Dining out is a sumptuous affair, among our picks, would be the Victoria Inn, an award-winning gastro pub with large beer garden which is very popular in the summer. Down by the fish quay, the Crab Shed is a must for seafood.

For the “beachy” vibe, try The Winking Prawn, or the homemade crab tagliatelle with garlic, chilli and lemon at The Crabshell Inn. For smart Mediterranean chic, the Salcombe Harbour Hotel is an excellent choice.

Taking a boat tour is a wonderful treat, to be able to drop in on hidden coves or hop a secluded beach. Or stay on dry land, to walk to North Sands in just seven minutes for safe swimming and views of the Salcombe Estuary, Sunny Cove and Wolf Rock.

A stroll down Salcombe’s Fore Street will reveal a hotbed of cosy bookshops, quaint coffee parlours and beachwear boutiques, whilst further afield visitors will chance upon art galleries, boat-building yards and ‘live’ food stalls.

For surf lessons with video analysis, head to Discovery Surf, or try stand-up paddle-boarding with Waterborn. Take the steep and scenic walk from Salcombe to Bolt Head. Or follow the East Portlemouth and Gara Rock Trail along the South West Coast Path above the harbour, passing the romantic ruins of Fort Charles.

This part of Devon offers sublime natural beauty, alongside some of the prettiest and most sought after seaside towns, brimming with water sports potential and fine dining experiences, there really is something for everyone.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter Airport

(77.2 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Plymouth

(40.5 km)

Nearest Town Salcombe

(1.4 km)

Nearest City Plymouth

(38.9 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Winking Prawn

(1.4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Harbour Beach Club Bar +

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket SPAR

(1 km)

Nearest Beach Salcombe North Sands

(1.4 km)

Nearest Golf Thurlestone Golf Club

(10.3 km)

Nearest Tennis Kingsbridge Lawn Tennis Club

(9.4 km)

Region

Devon is the kind of destination that rewards exploration. With coastlines on two separate sides of England you’ll have seaside towns and clifftop walks to enjoy, and with Dartmoor and Exmoor your adventures can expand to kayaking, hiking or just admiring the spectacular scenery. So you can make the very best of this wonderful English county, we’ve created this Devon travel guide that’s full of tips, inspiration and great things to do – and our range of beautiful cottages in Devon make the perfect place to stay.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

With over two acres of woodland and large lawns to explore, Salcombe Retreat offers an adventure for children of all ages.

The entertainment possibilities in this home are endless; whether it be a table tennis tournament, a movie on the HD television or roaming the wilderness outside, this home has it covered. Parents can relax in the knowledge that this is a space and open plan home; cots and high chairs can be provided.

The south coast of Devon has so much to offer for all ages; from Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Woodlands Leisure Park or rock pooling at South Sands beaches. Kids can hunt for glow-worms or try mono-fin swimming at North Sands, meet seals and dolphins on a sea kayak trip, or lions and wolves at Dartmouth Zoo.

Try a little mono-fin swimming or hunting luminescent glow-worms. Or head to wide and sandy Thurlestone Sands for sunbathing or spotting rare birds in the nature reserve. From here, it’s a short hop to the iconic South Devon Coastal Path.

Head to Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach for fine water activities including surfing, windsurfing and canoeing. Or, for sandcastles and swimming, try Blackpool Sands, a long crescent with aquamarine seas backed by emerald-green wooded cliffs. For further splashing, Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Pool has all the bases covered.

Children of all ages will love the novelty of this chic, “treehouse” home. With its relaxed atmosphere and woodland location, smaller members of the group will be well-set for an unforgettable holiday.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- General housekeeping at £20 at per hour
- Linen exchange £18 per single and £24 per double/king including all towels
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1,500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 5.00 pm
Departure time 4.00 pm on Sunday 10.00 am on other days
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. Only one dog is allowed per stay. If accepted, a pet supplement of £50 per pet per day will apply.
Changeover day Friday
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Minimum stay 2 nights minimum stay
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Other Ts and Cs Hot tub cannot be used past 10.30 pm
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed
Other 3 Please note no music to be played on the balconies at this property

Salcombe Retreat is situated in a beautiful, peaceful valley and the garden is not overlooked giving everyone a wonderful sense of privacy and isolation. However, actually, our neighbours are close, and very much within earshot. In particular, our closest neighbour’s house is close to (although out of sight of) the hot tub.We do, therefore, have the following house rules:
-Please stop using the balconies, and the hot-tub, at 9pm
-Please don’t play any outside music
-Please don’t play any music audible beyond the bounds of the property

 

 

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £3,098 £3,623 £4,148 £4,673 £4,148
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 - £4,148 £4,668 £5,187 £5,198
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - - - - £6,248
May 31st 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 - £4,148 £4,668 £5,187 £5,198
Jun 7th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 - £4,148 £4,720 £5,292 £5,723
Jul 5th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - - - - £7,298
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 - £4,148 £4,411 £4,674 £5,198
Sep 27th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 - £4,148 £4,668 £5,187 £5,198
Oct 4th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 £3,623 £3,623 £3,623 £3,623 £4,148
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £3,623 £3,881 £4,138 £4,396 £5,093
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - - - £5,933
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 £3,098 £3,623 £4,148 £4,673 £4,148
Dec 6th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £3,623 £3,833 £4,043 £4,253 £4,148
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - £7,298
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - £7,298
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 £3,570 £3,833 £4,095 £4,358 £4,148
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 - - - - £5,198
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £3,098 £3,623 £4,148 £4,673 £4,148
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 - - - - £5,198
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 £3,098 £3,623 £4,148 £4,673 £4,148
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - £4,148 £4,668 £5,187 £5,198
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - - £6,248
May 30th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 - £4,148 £4,668 £5,187 £5,198
Jun 6th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 - £4,148 £4,720 £5,292 £5,723
Jul 4th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - - - £7,298
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 26th 2025 £3,623 £3,833 £4,043 £4,253 £4,148
Sep 26th 2025 - Oct 3rd 2025 - £4,148 £4,668 £5,187 £5,198
Oct 3rd 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 £3,623 £3,623 £3,623 £3,623 £4,148
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £3,623 £3,881 £4,138 £4,396 £5,093

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €3,373 €3,945 €4,516 €5,088 €4,516
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 - €4,516 €5,082 €5,648 €5,660
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - - - - €6,803
May 31st 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 - €4,516 €5,082 €5,648 €5,660
Jun 7th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 - €4,516 €5,140 €5,763 €6,231
Jul 5th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - - - - €7,946
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 - €4,516 €4,803 €5,089 €5,660
Sep 27th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 - €4,516 €5,082 €5,648 €5,660
Oct 4th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 €3,945 €3,945 €3,945 €3,945 €4,516
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €3,945 €4,225 €4,506 €4,787 €5,545
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - - - €6,460
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 €3,373 €3,945 €4,516 €5,088 €4,516
Dec 6th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €3,945 €4,173 €4,402 €4,631 €4,516
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - €7,946
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - €7,946
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 €3,888 €4,173 €4,459 €4,745 €4,516
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 - - - - €5,660
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €3,373 €3,945 €4,516 €5,088 €4,516
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 - - - - €5,660
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 €3,373 €3,945 €4,516 €5,088 €4,516
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - €4,516 €5,082 €5,648 €5,660
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - - €6,803
May 30th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 - €4,516 €5,082 €5,648 €5,660
Jun 6th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 - €4,516 €5,140 €5,763 €6,231
Jul 4th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - - - €7,946
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 26th 2025 €3,945 €4,173 €4,402 €4,631 €4,516
Sep 26th 2025 - Oct 3rd 2025 - €4,516 €5,082 €5,648 €5,660
Oct 3rd 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 €3,945 €3,945 €3,945 €3,945 €4,516
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €3,945 €4,225 €4,506 €4,787 €5,545

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $3,618 $4,231 $4,845 $5,458 $4,845
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 - $4,845 $5,452 $6,059 $6,071
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - - - - $7,297
May 31st 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 - $4,845 $5,452 $6,059 $6,071
Jun 7th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 - $4,845 $5,513 $6,181 $6,684
Jul 5th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - - - - $8,524
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 - $4,845 $5,152 $5,459 $6,071
Sep 27th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 - $4,845 $5,452 $6,059 $6,071
Oct 4th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 $4,231 $4,231 $4,231 $4,231 $4,845
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $4,231 $4,532 $4,833 $5,134 $5,948
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - - - $6,929
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 $3,618 $4,231 $4,845 $5,458 $4,845
Dec 6th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $4,231 $4,477 $4,722 $4,967 $4,845
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - $8,524
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - $8,524
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 $4,170 $4,477 $4,783 $5,090 $4,845
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 - - - - $6,071
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $3,618 $4,231 $4,845 $5,458 $4,845
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 - - - - $6,071
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 $3,618 $4,231 $4,845 $5,458 $4,845
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - $4,845 $5,452 $6,059 $6,071
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - - $7,297
May 30th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 - $4,845 $5,452 $6,059 $6,071
Jun 6th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 - $4,845 $5,513 $6,181 $6,684
Jul 4th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - - - $8,524
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 26th 2025 $4,231 $4,477 $4,722 $4,967 $4,845
Sep 26th 2025 - Oct 3rd 2025 - $4,845 $5,452 $6,059 $6,071
Oct 3rd 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 $4,231 $4,231 $4,231 $4,231 $4,845
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $4,231 $4,532 $4,833 $5,134 $5,948

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Couldn’t have asked for more!

    on 31/05/2023

    This is an incredible spot and worth every penny. Oliver's Travels team was very responsive and helped set up the perfect weekend for my family. Spectacular views with a sea facing balcony made every meal that much better. It’s an easy walk into town and to the beach, couldn’t have asked for more!

  • A great home in a great location

    on 30/05/2023

    A great home in a great location. Plenty of space for family and friends both to be together and to spread out. Felt comfortable, at home and not ‘precious’.

  • A great getaway

    on 10/07/2022

    A beautifully, well decorated and amazing house which you can tell has had a lot of thought out into it. It had everything you need for a great get away.

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