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Brilliant Country Location Near Coastal Path Free Ferry from South Sands to Town

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Luxury Cottage in Soar,Nr Salcombe,Cottage overlooks it's own field and large pond full of wildlife.Spectacular night sky

The cottage is part of a 16C Devon Longhouse, set in it's own garden with plenty of off road parking. A fifteen minute walk away from Soar Mill Cove and the Coastal Path. Sitting peacefully amongst farmland with lovely views towards the south. The pretty garden is totally secluded. A few minutes down the road is South Sands Beach where quests are welcome to free trips on the ferry into Salcombe Town. Our bookings are Friday to Friday.

Patricia Tucker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 March, 2018

About Patricia Tucker

We are Tim and Tricia Tucker and moved to Salcombe in 1986. We have owned and run the South Sands Ferry for over 25 years, alongside welcoming guests to our holiday cottage to whom we offer free use of the ferry during their stay. We are always pleased to meet new visitors and are happy to share our extensive local knowledge.

Patricia Tucker purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Patricia Tucker chose Kingsbridge

For its idyllic and peaceful setting, with coastal paths, sandy coves, on its doorstep yet within a stones throw of Salcombe and all that it offers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Malborough

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Heater and large towel rail
  • Bathroom with bath/shower. Basin and WC, heater and large heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5' double bed, TV with integral DVD. Bedroom 2 with 3' twin beds. Both bedrooms with beautiful countryside views. All beds with luxury 'toppers'.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is centrally heated, with internet access, a full sized cot is available on request. Unfortunately we are unable to accept dogs. Outside: The cottage has its own private entrance via a honeysuckle clad porch and is set in a pretty, secluded garden. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided. From the garden there is access to the owners 4 acre field with its well established large pond which attracts many species of birds and wildfowl. Guests are welcome to walk in the field and use the picnic table by the pond. There is off road private parking for 2 cars/boat. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided. Please bring own beach towels! The cottage is cleaned weekly.


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Brilliant Country Location Near Coastal Path Free Ferry from South Sands to Town
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

lovely little cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely little cottage in a great location for beautiful coastal walks. Tricia was so helpful with recommendations of where to visit and where to eat. We even had a homemade cake to welcome us when we arrived (which was delicious!). Lovely walk to Salcombe where we took advantage of the free ferry ticket provided by Tricia & Tim. We can also recommend the stunning walk to Hope Cove (although our 2 children were shattered by the time we got back to the cottage!) Brunch at the Winking Prawn in Salcombe was great, as was lunch at the Victoria Inn. After a long, wet walk, the hot chocolates we had at the Soar Mill Cove hotel, down the hill, were also delicious! Dartmouth is worth a visit, but for us, this area is all about the lovely walks and great beaches. The only slight downside of the cottage is that the walls between the cottage and the main house are quite thin. All in all a great half term week in Devon!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location. Lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage. Owners have thought of everything you could need. Lovely and clean. Very comfortable. Very welcoming. Beautiful location for walking the coast path and not having to use the car.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Heather X Tricia
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Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this gorgeous ,cosy cottage . We love the location , just away from the crowds of Salcombe but near to everywhere we wanted to go.

It is very comfortable and well equiped , beautifully clean and well presented. . We enjoyed a quiet privicy whilst knowing any thing we wanted or needed was at hand from our delightful owners .Can highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home from home in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay here made even better by Tricia, our wonderful host. We were greeted with a smile and a home made easter cake!

The property is probably the cleanest place I have ever stayed, well looked after with a beautiful garden. The garden is enclosed which was ideal for our little boy and beyond that is a field with a pond and geese which delighted our son. We had to drag him away from the window the first evening!

The kitchen is well equipped, sofas and beds very comfortable. We also made use of the free ferry pass a few times which was lovely and something we perhaps wouldn't have done without having the pass!

We had a brilliant stay and enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. We were lucky with the weather but had we not been we wouldn't have minded staying cosy in the cottage. Thank you Tricia, we hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellie, Thank you for such a lovely review and we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay so much. It makes it all worth while!! I do hope you really will come back and perhaps this time, in the summer when it is warmer for Louie AND ?.....to go on the beach. Best wishes and to Luke, Louise and Nick. Tricia
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Higher Soar Farm House. Marlborough

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Mr and Mrs Tucker were both very welcoming and helpful. They were helpful on information for restaurants and places to visit. Ideal location for lovely costal walks. The cottage was clean, bright and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your New Year break. Hope to see you in the summer! Tricia
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in your farmhouse very much. Your cottage is charming, comfortable, wonderfully equipped, and with a delightful outlook. It more than met expectations. We were blessed with lovely weather and enjoyed visiting much of the beautiful countryside in the area, including the views from your ferry. We shall not hesitate to recommend to others. Thank you too for your warm welcome – not to mention the delicious cake!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the weather was kind! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and hope that you will stay with us again in the near future.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Royal Oak
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
South Sands Ferry (free)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
A 38/M5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Port Light
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Soar Mill Cove
Car: necessary


After a 15 minute walk down to Soar Mill Cove you will find a beautiful, unspoilt sandy beach with rockpools a plenty. A 25 minute walk will bring you to South Sands Beach, famous for its unique Sea Tractor and Ferry that takes you into Salcombe town centre every half hour. Guests enjoy unlimited free rides on this Ferry (owned by us)! The Blue Flag beach has a luxury hotel, a beach cafe and watersports facilities. Salcombe and the South Hams area boast many more excellent beaches.


By Rail: Totnes staion has regular fast train links to London Paddington,

By Air:Exeter City Airport is approximately 1 hours drive. There is a grass landing strip nearby at Bolt Head. By Road: from the M5/A303 the A38 Devon Expressway takes you to within half an hour of the cottage. By Sea: the nearest port is Plymouth (a 45 minute drive away) which is serviced by Brittany Ferries from the Continent. A car is recommended.


Approximate distances: Malborough 1.6 miles, Salcombe 3 miles, Kingsbridge 5 miles, Plymouth 24 miles, Exeter 30 miles.

Further Details:

In Malborough Village the local store sells a wide range of groceries, freshly baked bread, wine, etc. Salcombe has a range of excellent shops, including a butcher, fishmonger and many clothes shops. Locally caught Crab and Lobster are available to buy from the fishermen in Island Street. For larger supermarkets the nearby town of Kingsbridge has a new Tescos and Morrisons as well as a very attractive High Street with Boots, Smiths, Costas etc and a range of interesting local shops Delis. Kingsbridge also has a Leisure Centre and weekly outdoor markets. Just down the road is a newly refurbised large Co-op

There are many lovely places to eat out in the vicinity of Salcombe, whether you fancy a full english breakfast overlooking the water at the Winking Prawn, a Devonshire cream tea at the South Sands Hotel or a meal at one of the town's numerous restaurants. Should you just wish to have a drink there are many good local pubs.

Salcombe is a well known centre for sailing and other watersports, from waterskiing lessons to Mackerel fishing trips and Estuary cruises. A few miles away at Bantham and Bigbury are two of England's foremost surfing beaches, both with surf schools and equipment hire available. There really is something for everyone on the water.

For walkers the area really is idyllic. From the cottage, footpaths connect you to the National Trust Coastal Path which in turn leads to the NT Overbecks House and Botanical Garden, home of a world famous Magnolia. In the other direction Hope Cove and onwards. A little further afield is Dartmoor National Park complete with Tors and ponies.

The area is well known for its bird life, the cottage was even graced with a flypast from two Bustards (part of the reintroduced birds from Sailsbury Plain).

The cottage is a firm favourite for Astronomers, with no other houses between us and France. The clarity of the night sky with no light pollution, has to be seen to be believed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
21 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit is required at the time of booking, full payment due two weeks before arrival. Holiday insurance is recommended. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your booking please feel free to telephone Tricia on 01548 561035.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, with some flexibility during the low season, minimum number of nights also negotiable during this time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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