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Sea, sun and sandy beaches, spectacular views, beautiful Salcombe holiday home

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 6,300 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 bedroom sunny, one-storey house, amazing location, close to two sandy beaches

Murrawingi is located on a quiet private road in an area of outstanding natural beauty, The sunny, south-facing position offers spectacular views over Salcombe estuary, the Bar that marks the entrance to the harbour, and out into the English Channel beyond Prawle Point and Bolt Head

A gently curving 80ft balcony running the length of the south face of the house provides space for outdoor seating and eating, and is a great place for little children to play while their elders relax enjoying the view.

The 28ft sitting/dining room provides comfortable chairs and sofas, a large dining table with seating for 8, 26" TV and DVD player, an electronic keyboard, and open fireplace. Logs are provided. Double sliding doors open onto the south facing balcony.

There are 4 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed, armchair, desk, built-in wardrobe, and sliding doors opening onto the balcony. From each window there are lovely views of country, estuary and channel.

The second double bedroom has a 4'6" bed, built in wardrobe, and lovely channel and cliff views. One twin bedroom has two 3' beds, built-in wardrobe and sea views; the other has two 2'6" beds, hanging rail and a chest of drawers.

The bathroom has a luxurious, extra long bath. There is a separate shower room, two toilets (one in the shower room), a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, and a large cloak/boot room for changing into and hanging outdoorclothing

The user-friendly newly fitted kitchen has a new ceramic hob and electric oven, new Miele dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, plenty of worktop and cupboard space, table and chairs, and a lovely view to enjoy while preparing meals. The cupboards are fully equipped for at least 12 people, so you can invite your friends in for a meal.

The house is approached along a private road. Free parking is available in the road. There is parking for two or three cars next the house at the bottom of the steep drive. Murrawingi garden is about half an acre, steeply sloping towards the sea, filled with established woodland trees, hedges and shrubs. The top garden is stocked with herbs, vegetables and flowers.

Wifi and BT landline phone are provided.

There is so much to do and enjoy in the immediate surrounding area, you can forget the car and have a real holiday. The two sandy beaches within walking distance have rock pools, little streams, and safe swimming to delight children.

Launch or hire your boat or kayak from South Sands beach.

Walk the National Trust coastal trail or explore dozens of cliff and country tracks directly accessible from the house.

Book fishing, diving and sailing excursions at the beach or in the lively, fashionable town of Salcombe.

Visit the National Trust house and semi-tropical garden at Overbecks.

Play tennis or have a meal at The Winking Prawn cafe at North Sands Beach.

Try the icecream, or coffee and sandwiches at South Sands beach cafe, or eat in delicious luxury at the South Sands Hotel.

Or just sit on the balcony and enjoy the view and the peace and quiet. Occasionally from the balcony dolphins can be seen playing in the water.

Salcombe town is just 1 mile away, a quick drive or a beautiful walk. In the summer the Bag, the deep harbour within the estuary, is filled with yachts from all over Europe, sailing dinghies fill the scene with colour and the town has a real buzz.

Out of high season, there is plenty of activity, and more time to be still and enjoy the varied and wonderful beauty of the area.

Clothes and gift shopping in Salcombe is a pleasure, with boutiques, famous name shops, gift shops and a number of very interesting art galleries.

Groceries, vegetables freshly picked from local farms and all kinds of delicacies can be bought at Cranch's store; the Cranch family also run the next door old fashioned sweet shop. A long established butcher, several delicatessens and the local bakery selling bread, pasties and pastries made and baked on the premises, mean that all day to day shopping can be done without leaving Fore Street.

The market town of Kingsbridge, 4 miles away, has several supermarkets which will deliver, as well as many individual family firms, between them providing almost everything the holiday maker might need.

Cafes, restaurants and snack bars abound in Salcombe and the other South Hams villages. Friendly country pubs welcome children, provide good local ale and cider, and all day meals.

More Details

Sue Chapman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Sue Chapman

Our family have holidayed in Salcombe, the most beautiful holiday place I know, since 1960. We have owned Murrawingi since 1974 - the house name means 'happy home'. It has indeed been a happy home for us and generations of visitors. Our children and grandchildren have enjoyed many years of holidaying here, with access to the sea, the cliffs and all the excitements and beauties that Salcombe offers. We all love the house, the town and the whole area, and I very much enjoy being able to let it to holiday visitors. We have been letting since the 1980's: many of our tenants have returned year after year, and are now returning with their own grandchildren.

Sue Chapman purchased this bungalow in 1974

Why Sue Chapman chose Salcombe

This is a comfortable, easy to live in house in a beautiful location that people of all ages will enjoy. There are no stairs, and as one guest wrote to me, her family found it 'perfect for four generations. The 16 month old enjoyed it as much as my 94 year old parents who were very happy to sit and look at the view when they didn't feel like going out.' Murrawingi is a great place for extended families, or for two families sharing.

What makes this bungalow unique

An easy-going, comfortable, one storey house with every convenience. Close to beaches, close to cliff and country walks, wonderful views of sea, fields, cliffs and sky that change as the light changes - one never tires of looking out, A Murrawingi holiday offers relaxation and enjoyment, a complete change from everyday working life.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Salcombe in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 has an extra long bath tub and hand basin, heated towel rail. Bathroom 2 is a fitted shower room, with Mira electric shower plus basin and toilet Bathroom 3 is a separate toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Spectacular sea views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Spectacular sea views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sliding doors open onto balcony. Spectacular sea views
  • Main double bedroom, king-sized bed, sliding doors open onto balcony,fitted wardrobe, desk, armchair, landline and wi-fi, splendid sea and country views. Double bedroom, 4'6" bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers, sea views Twin bedroom,2 x 3ft beds, fitted wardrobe and drawers, sea views. Twin bedroom 2 x 2'6" beds, hanging rail, chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sea, sun and sandy beaches, spectacular views, beautiful Salcombe holiday home
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Murrawingi's hideaway setting and panoramic ocean views offer a different perspective on England

  • 5 of 5

For knock-your-socks-off vistas, splendid coastal walks, and total peace and quiet, Murrawingi is the perfect choice. This comfortable and well-equipped family house stretches out over a wooded hillside overlooking the South Sands area of Salcombe. Town is about a 30-minute walk (or 10-minute ferry trip) in one direction, whilst nature in all its unadulterated glory lies a short walk the other way - think magnificent cliff walks and shady woods alive with wild garlic. The super-stylish South Sands hotel waits at the bottom of the hill if you want to dip into Salcombe's trendy vibe before returning to the unpretentious bolthole that is Murrawingi. We lit the fire on chilly evenings and dined out on the terrace when the sun was shining. Truly idyllic.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - you have really captured the essence of a Salcombe holiday and of our house. So glad you enjoyed your time there.
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Outstanding View whatever the weather...

  • 4 of 5

I would say that the property is very clean and well kept, having said that its quite dated inside apart from the kitchen which has been updated. The DVD player is to old and does not play newer discs. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and the view from the large balcony is fabulous:)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for the review, Steven. I will replace the DVD player - your comment was helpful. I am glad you had an enjoyable stay This is a family holiday home where children are always welcome, and I aim to keep it easy to live in with regularly replaced laundry and kitchen equipment, child-friendly and comfortable.
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Lovely, family house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a week during half term. We were 2 families with 3 teenage children and the place had something for everyone. It is in a beautiful setting and Salcombe is approximately a 30 minute walk away. It's a bit of a hike on the way back and you need to be fit to tackle the hills, but the location is worth it. It's a perfect place for a peaceful break away.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time with friends

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 friends and stayed one week in Murrawingi just before Easter. The place is just marvellous. For walks you don't necessarily have to drive anywhere, you just step out of the house and explore. Nevertheless a car is convenient. The house is fantastic: We had breakfast on the balcony and used the fireplace in the evening. All bedrooms have wonderful views, exept one little room which looks on a wall. Of course the master bedroom is the nicest. The other bedrooms are rather small, but it's o.k. if you spend your time outside, on the balcony or the living room. You should speak about who gets which room beforehand... There are 2 bathrooms (no heating), which is convinient with many people.

It was nice to find some basics in the kitchen such as tea, sugar, some spices, oil etc. There is a big choice of dishes and pots, so you can cook yourself and don't have to spend a fortune in a restaurant. Just some suggestions to make the pleace even more perfect: a big GOOD pan would be wonderful to have; a shower curtain in the bathroom would be handy. And in the living room better lights (one over the table; may be a standard-lamp at the sofa?).

The contact with Sue, the owner was very easy and friendly! Thanks for having us in the house, Sue!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to deal with our guests, the first to have come from Germany. You have made good suggestions re shower curtain on the bath and floor lamp near the sofa. Thankyou. I will see to these improvements.
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Location, location, location!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week staying at Murrawingi, house was spacious for 4 adults and 3 kids, the view was spectacular, which was helped by great weather when we stayed there. Never been to this part of Devon before but would happily return to Murrawingi and Salcombe! Kids loved Ferry trip into Salcombe and the 30min walk back wasn't too bad either! The Fortescue Inn was a great place to eat, highly recommend it, great service and food.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your family enjoyed being in Murrawingi. The nearby beaches and all the fun things to do are great for children. Thankyou for giving us such a happy review.
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  • 4 of 5

Booking system very efficient and owner very accommodating.Spaciuous property in brilliant location with amazing views over estuary. House clean and tidy on arrival.Kitchen well equipped. Sitting room furniture a little tired.Toilet flushing system poor. We had an absolutely brilliant holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you enjoyed being in Murrawingi and appreciated the great location and surroundings. Sorry about the toilet flush, this has now been fixed. If you had let the caretaker know at the time, they would have seen to this immediately
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
South Sands Hotel
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
South Sands
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Thurlestone Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Winking Prawn, North Sands
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
South Sands
Car: necessary

Murrawingi is a lovely family house in a spectacular situation, with a magnificent view looking out over harbour and open sea fringed with rocky cliffs, sandy coves, and farmland.

South Sands and North Sands are two child-friendly beaches within a few minutes walk of Murrawingi. Dinghies and kayaks may be hired or launched from South Sands beach. Activities of all kinds are close to hand: coastal and offshore sailing facilities, fishing, diving, tennis, cliff walks and country walks. Everything is on offer for the perfect family holiday for all ages.

The charming, lively little town of Salcombe, with its long history of boat building and exceptionally beautiful estuary, is full of fashionable and individual shops, cafes and pubs. Island Street's outlets provide gear, equipment and advice for the sailor, diver or fisherman. Boat hire and coastal, estuary and fishing trips, are available in the town.

Murrawingi is one mile along the water's edge from Salcombe town centre: only 5 minutes in the car,or a beautiful stroll along Cliff Road with its amazing views of the estuary. Overbecks National Trust House, cafe and famous gardens are a 5 minutes drive, Dartmoor National Park is 40 minutes away by car, Thurleston Golf course about 25 minutes.

Ferries run from South Sands beach to Salcombe Town Quay every half hour, and every few minutes cross the harbour to Portlemouth where there are still more sunny beaches and beautiful walks.

Restaurants and cafes abound in the area, the Winking Prawn cafe at North Sands Beach provides good food all day, with barbecues on summer evenings. The Boathouse Snackbar at South Sands Beach offers ice creams, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks all summer, provides tuition and hires out sailing dinghies, wind surfers and kayaks.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

On final payment of the balance of the rent, guests will be sent by post detailed directions about how to get to Murrawingi, and two sets of keys. These keys must be posted back to the owner at her home address, which will be provided, on conclusion of the holiday. Once the keys have been received, the security deposit will be refunded.

Bookings made less than 6 weeks before occupancy begins must be paid in full (including £150 security deposit) at the time the booking is agreed..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.