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Detached period cottage on estuary with idyllic gardens great views and mooring

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Period detached house on the estuary, sun terrace, gardens & mooring.

A detached and spacious period house set in a spectacular sunny location at the head of Batson Creek. The house and terraced gardens have beautiful views over the creek and of the surrounding countryside. The gardens go to the edge of the creek, which can be accessed via a gate, with steps down to a stone pontoon mooring. This tidal mooring can accommodate a boat of c.13 foot (there is a public slipway by the entrance to the property).

Waterside sleeps 6 guests.

Waterside Detailed Description

Inside - Front door to small hallway and separate Cloakroom: WC, basin. Sitting Room: wood panelled, electric log effect fire, TV, DVD, wifi and glazed doors to terrace. Dining Room: window seats, glazed door to terrace. Kitchen: electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, tiled floor, stable door to terrace. Utility room: washing machine, tumble dryer. From dining room stairs to first floor. Bedroom 1: twin beds, window seats, ensuite bathroom: bath with shower, basin, WC. Bedroom 2: twin beds, window seats. Family Bathroom: bath with shower, basin, WC. Bedroom 3: twin beds, window seats, wash basin.

Outside - The house benefits from a large newly constructed sun-terrace. The terrace is southerly facing with spectacular uninterrupted views across Batson Creek. This is an ideal area for sun bathing and alfresco dining. Shade and shelter from the sun is provided by a beautiful feature gazebo. The house comes with outdoor garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ.The terrace leads onto walled and terraced gardens with lawns, mature shrubs and trees. There is a brick pathway through the garden down to a castellated wall bordering the tidal creek. A gate and further steps down, provide guests with direct access to the estuary. A stone landing stage is suitable for a shallow draft boat/tender up to 13ft long.

There is a public slipway at the end of the drive.

There is no parking at the property, however a long-stay car park is c.5 minutes walk away and there is often curb-side parking available in Batson (outside peak periods).

More Details

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Property Manager
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Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • There are two bathrooms on the first floor. One is a family 'sized' bathroom with shower, bath, WC and basin. The other is an en-suite bathroom, also with shower, bath, WC and basin. Please see photos. On the ground floor there is a small cloakroom with WC and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are three twin-bedded rooms all on the first floor. Each of the bedrooms have windows over looking the gardens towards the creek. The largest of the bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin. Each bedroom has built-in wardrobes and storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is no parking at Waterside, however there is a large long-stay car park 5 minutes level walk from the property. There is also free curb-side parking in Batson. This is often limited in summer months. Please note that the main house and Lodge can be booked together for a reduced fee.


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Detached period cottage on estuary with idyllic gardens great views and mooring
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Location, location!

  • 4 of 5

A quirky yet wonderful waterside retreat! If you are looking for luxury this isn't it, but if you are looking for a super, reasonably priced base to explore the area in a gorgeous unique setting, this definitely ticks the boxes. We wouldn't hesitate in returning. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The location and gardens were superb, house needs some improvement.

  • 4 of 5

The location and garden/ patio was absolutely stunning and made our holiday. The house was lovely but needs significant upgrading and improvement as is very tired . The property also needs a double bed. The location makes up for this however.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic setting perfectly positioned

  • 4 of 5

A relaxed spacious well proportioned holiday home . With ample space for family and dog to unwind in. Garden and terrace a special feature especially in the evenings watching the tide come into the estuary and watching the sun set

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house in quiet location.

  • 3 of 5

We had wall to wall sunshine which meant we ate all of our meals outside on the lovely terrace overlooking the creek. It would have been useful to have had a bit more information on arrival about the tide times, where to buy a few provisions without getting the car out, places to eat, etc. so perhaps a visitors guide could be provided. We used our table tennis set on the table in the lower garden which proved a great hit.

A little boat for messing about on the water would have been lovely.

As there is no parking with the house, use of the drive of the adjoining property when not in use would have been helpful as the limited parking nearby was often full.

The house was well appointed and it had comfortable beds. As linens were provided we didn't take any but their one tea towel was inadequate for a family for a week. One of the sofas could have done with freshening up (doggy smell).

Generally speaking, a good, quiet base for a holiday in Salcombe.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely week at Waterside.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our week at Waterside. My wife and I stayed in the new studio while the rest of the family stayed in the main house. The studio is an ideal get-a-way for two. The setting is stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roland Many thanks for your feedback. We are very pleased that you and your family had an enjoyable week. Hopefully, see you again. Kind regards Chris
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Perfect holiday home in Batson/Salcome

  • 5 of 5

This property ticks all the boxes. We stayed here in October 2016, and were delighted when we arrived. Although we have holidayed in Salcombe all our lives, we were unaware of the privacy and generous property size that this house allows. It was perfect for us, with it being dog friendly and in an area of Salcombe which allowed for us to walk the dogs in the surrounding countryside yet still be in walking distance of all the amenities. We could fish and canoe directly from the property when the tide was in, a very rare combination! The gardens were most generous, and very private. Communication between the house manager and ourselves was very good, and any queries were answered immediately. I would most certainly book this property again, it far exceeded our expectations, and it was a pleasure to remain in the holiday home without even going out some days, which is most unusual for us. Thank you Owners Direct.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Car/Passenger - Plymouth
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
North Sands
Car: recommended

Winking Prawn - www.winkingprawn.co.uk 4.5 stars

The Winking Prawn is located at North Sands beach. The Winking Prawn has extensive outside seating and serves breakfasts, lunch and dinner. This is an ideal venue for informal al fresco dining for all of the family and a favourite place for many locals.

Captain Morgans - www.captain-morgans.co.uk 4.5 stars

Located in the centre of Salcombe on Fore Street, this is a small Cafe serving excellent breakfasts, light lunches and takeaway beverages etc. There is ‘inside’ seating as well outside seating overlooking the harbour. A good place to drop in on when shopping in Salcombe!

The Crab Shed - crabshed.com 4.5 stars

Overlooking the harbour from Fish Quay, The Crab Shed is a new Salcombe restaurant that specialises in serving fresh locally caught seafood delivered straight from the Quay.

Captain Flints (children friendly) - www.captainflints.co.uk

Established for over 25 years in Salcombe, Captain Flints has always been a favourite with the kids and offers a good selection of dishes firmly aimed at family dining. No need to book just turn up (and possibly queue).

Dick and Wills - www.dickandwills.co.uk 4 stars

A contemporary bar and brassiere in the middle of Salcombe offering al fresco dining from a terrace overlooking the sea.

South Sands Hotel - www.southsands.com

This is a contemporary boutique hotel overlooking South Sands beach towards the mouth of the Salcombe estuary. A fine dining experience from an extensive menu. It is always worth checking the Hotel’s website for promotions and special events in the restaurant.

Salcombe Harbour Hotel and Spa - www.salcombe-harbour-hotel.co.uk

The Hotel is only a short walk from Waterside. There is a waterside restaurant with panoramic views of the estuary and a large a la carte menu on offer.

Take Away

Maha-Bharat - Indian Restaurant and take-away. Kingsbridge. www.mahabharatonline.co.uk. tel 01548 857072

Cafe Asia – Chinese Restaurant, take-away and delivery. Kingsbridge. www.thecafeasia.co.uk 01548 857888

Pizza Planet – Take-away and delivery. Kingsbridge. www.pizza-planet.co.uk 01548 856655


Description on local beaches - www.southhams24.co.uk/item-312-south-hams-beaches

Water Activities

Salcombe Harbour Master - www.southhams.gov.uk/article/3249/Salcombe-Harbour

Yacht Taxi - www.southhams.gov.uk/article/3259/Yacht-Taxi

Ferries - www.southhams.gov.uk/article/3258/Ferries

Luxury Motor Yacht Charter - www.level8charters.com (Torquay)

Sailing Yacht Charter - www.salcombesailingdays.co.uk

Dingy Hire - www.salcombedinghysailing.co.uk

Self Drive Boat Hire - www.whitestrandboathire.co.uk (fishing trips)

Power Boat School - www.salcombepowerboats.co.uk

Self-Drive 12ft-16ft Fibreglass Boats - www.salcombeboathire.co.uk

Rib Hire - www.salcomberibcharter.com (Plymouth)

Board And Wetsuit Hire - www.trioceansurf.co.uk (Churchstow)

Kayak Tours/Paddle Board & Kayak Short Courses/Rental – www.southsandssailing.co.uk

Waterski And Wakeboarding Sessions, Rib charters and Boat Hire, Sea Safari and Wildlife Tours, Boat trips, Seal Watching Trips, Coasteering, Powerboating, Rib Rides along the coast - www.sea-n-shore.com (Salcombe)

Windsurfing/Kayaking - www.blackpoolsands.co.uk/watersports.htm (Blackpool Sands)

Surf/Paddle Boarding - www.discoverysurf.com (Bantham)

Sea Fishing - www.phoenixcharters.co.uk , www.whitestrandboathire.co.uk

Family Activities

Tourist Information Centre Kingsbridge Bus Station - http://www.welcomesouthdevon.co.uk


Thurlestone Golf Club – www.thurlestonegolfclub.co.uk

Bigbury Golf Club – www.bigburygolfclub.co.uk

Dartmouth Golf And Country Club - www.dgcc.co.uk

Recreational Activities

Coastal Paths - www.southwestcoastpath.com

Horse Riding - www.dittiscombeequestrian.co.uk

Indoor & Outdoor Motorcycling – Kids and adults. www.wheeldontwo.co.uk/training-courses

Cinema - Reel Cinema Kingsbridge www.thereelcinema.co.uk

Barn Cinema Dartington www.dartington.org/barn-cinema

Vue Cinema Plymouth www.myvue.com/home/cinema/plymouth

Sports Centre – www.toneleisure.co.uk/centres/quayside-leisure-centre

Personal Services

Taxi – Clark Cars of Salcombe www.clarkcarsofsalcombe.co.uk

Hair and Beauty - The Hen House, Kingsbridge coombefarm-devon.co.uk/the-hen-house

Spa - www.salcombe-harbour-hotel.co.uk/spa/treatments

Hairdressers - Catercove Salcombe catercove.co.uk

Car Valeting – Kingsbridge www.fine-shine.com/car-wash-valeting

Dry Cleaners and Launderette - Westbrook Laundry, 17 Church Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1BT

Doctors – Salcombe Health Centre www.salcombehealthcentre.co.uk

Dentist - Salcombe Dental Practice www.salcombedentalpractice.co.uk

Chemist – Boots Salcombe www.boots.com/en/Store-Locator/Boots-Salcombe-Fore-Street

Babysitter - Ria Luscombe, 07865 085535 £10 per hour www.facebook.com/pages/Ria-Luscombe-Childminding/1503350203213670?sk=timeline

Estuary Cruises Daily - www.salcombeboathire.co.uk


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Salcombe, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Bank Holiday
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
12 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

A provisional reservation will be held no longer than a maximum of 5 working days
A reservation will only be confirmed once the deposit payment has been received.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Friday changeover
Check In 16.00 hrs
Check Out 11.00 hrs
Please note that the main house and the Lodge can be booked together for a reduced fee - 20% off the advertised price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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