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Cottage With A Mediterranean Feel And In A Perfect Location



Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the property

Holiday Home in Salcombe, Devon, England - Quiet, Peaceful Location At The End Of A Colourful Passageway, Yet In The Very Heart Of Town

The cottage is situated at the far end of Russell Court; a peaceful, pedestrianised passageway with a quaint old antique shop and book shop and an excellent restaurant. The cottage lies tucked away at the end of this alleyway and enjoys a fantastic location next to the amenities of this wonderful town, yet is secluded, safe and quiet. It is comfortably furnished with high ceilings and lots of light.

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About the Owner

Nicola Spencer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Nicola Spencer

We are a family of 5 and a miniature schnauzer who live in Teddington, SW London. We have been visiting Salcombe on holiday for the last 9 years. We fell in love with its beauty and the pace of life, so we decided to buy a cottage there. We really love its location and hope that you will too. It is such a lovely, safe town where the children are given a freedom to wander and enjoy some independence in a way which they do not get in London. We also enjoy the fact that without Sky and wifi, we actually spend time away from screens and the kids have even been known to read and play board games! We definitely don't get down there as much as we would like to, but we hope that you will enjoy your time there. Thanks for looking, The Spencers.

Nicola Spencer purchased this house in 2005

5 Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August 2016, and could not have asked for more. The cottage has everything you could need, and could not be in a better location. Having four children, the sleeping arrangements were perfect, and the fact they could pop out to the bakery or for an ice cream was bliss !

Lots of great pubs and shops, all on your doorstep - Book now you will not regret it !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great bolt hole, in a perfect position!

  • 5 of 5

What a little gem of a place! Its position is brilliant, especially with young children. Being so central meant that we could just pop in and out and make the most of central Salcombe, day and night. The cottage itself has a very homely and relaxed feel, the layout works well if you're taking grandparents as there's a room down stairs that allows for a bit of peace! The games in the house were also very welcome after a fun day out! We loved this place so much, so we have just booked to go again next summer! Roll on July 2016!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Living in the centre of town ourselves we consider ourselves spoilt by having everything conveniently on the doorstep within easy walking distance, and we were delighted to find this house was the same. Off the Main Street, up a quaint alley with shops, we were close by all the amenities yet once in the house you wouldn't know it - you could be in the med! My husband struggles with walking so he could easily avoid steps and steep hills. The house was perfect for us - family of two adults and two teenage children, and they were able to go off and explore in this safe environment. The house has everything you need for time away. The owners were very accomodating as we too were a last minute booker, so thanks Nicola, we had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Great location, down a quiet alley but about 30 steps away from Coffee, Beer, Cake and Shops! Comfy accommodation, nice decor with great sofa space, we didn't use the decking much as winter but lovely area for bbq in the summer I should think, I must confess with so many places to eat we didnt use the kitchen much either!. Very accommodation owners as we were VERY last minute and so glad we went. Little piece of heaven in Salcombe. Fab walks from your doorstep in either direction. Happy Adults, Happy Kids and Very Happy Dog!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Great location near to all amenities

  • 4 of 5

Just back from a week with our 3 kids and in-laws. Very handy location right in the centre of the town but down a quiet little lane. Only moments away from all the amenities including Whitestrand quay for all the boat trips and ferry to South Sands. The main bedroom with ensuite is very nice and the sunny lounge with outside decking and barbecue is perfect especially if you've been on a successful mackerel trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Walking, sailing, other water sports.


The many sandy beaches of Salcombe are within easy reach of the cottage. The South Sands Ferry/Tractor which takes holiday makers to the nearby South Sands (with water sports, cafe, restaurant) goes from the pier 1 minute walk away. The smaller ferry to East Portlemouth on the opposite shore is a 2 minute walk away. North Sands is a truly stunning 15 minute walk through town and along the coast. Surfing beaches at Bantham and Bigbury are a 15/20 minute drive away.


Exeter airport is a 50 minute drive from Salcombe. We are approximately 3 and a half hours from SW London along the picturesque A303. Once you arrive in Salcombe, you can leave your car at the long stay car park (weekly parking tickets available at approx £30) and you can easily spend the time you are there on foot or by ferry. There is a short stay car park opposite the passageway and free parking in the higher roads in town.


There are several places of interest to visit in the area including Dartmouth town, castle and naval college, the famous art deco hotel at Bigbury, Overbecks (National Trust property), Woodlands Adventure Park (rainy days), Dart Adventures and various farms and activity centres - all within 30 minutes drive. There is a Tesco and a cinema in Kingsbridge (7 miles).

Further Details:

There are several highly recommended restaurants all within very easy walking distance of the cottage. Salcombe is also famous for its stylish shops; many of the Jack Wills, Quba Sails, Crew, Joules, White Stuff, Fat Face variety. Also Amelia's Attic and specialist boutiques. There is a Boots, a small local shop selling food and essentials, an old fashioned sweet shop, a butcher, various delicatessens, an art gallery, a bank plus 2 cashpoint machines, a toy shop and a museum. There are boat hire facilities, sailing schools and fishing trips.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter Hols
25 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Booking can be done via email, with a 20% deposit and full payment within 8 weeks of arrival. I will also ask for a £100 damages security cheque, which I will return at the end of the holiday subject to there being no damage.

Changeover Day:
I am flexible about the changeover day, but during the busy summer months you will need to arrive after 2pm and leave before 11am please.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available on request.
2 weeks booked at the same time will receive a 10% discount.
Bed Linen provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bed 1 has a bathroom adjacent to it with a WC, basin and bath and excellent shower over the bath. Bathroom 2 is en suite to the master bedroom and also has a WC, basin and shower attachment over the bath. There is plenty of storage.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 is a twin room on the lower floor with bathroom next door. Bed 2 is a bunk bed room with a good quality pull out mattress underneath. Bed 3 is a king bed with en suite bathroom.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered


  • Notes on accommodation: 1 small dog accepted but only in the kitchen and living rooms please, and not on the sofas. All the rooms upstairs are bright and airy with high ceilings. Tiled floors on the stairs and in the sun room, wooden floors in the living rooms and carpets in the bedrooms. There is a hair dryer at the property. Outside: There is a small outside decking area with a built in barbecue. There is a table and chairs to seat 6. There is a small storage shed for outdoor beach toys and fishing nets etc. Guests are welcome to use these, but please then leave them at the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning costs and bed linen included. Towels not included. Other: Upstairs sun room with bay window overlooking outside decking area and cushioned window seat.

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