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House In Village Location With Estuary Views.



Updated: 23-Nov-2016
House in East Portlemouth, Near Salcombe, South Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach And Foot Ferry To Salcombe

Cherished family holiday house in the peaceful village of East Portlemouth, beside the glorious Salcombe estuary in the beautiful South Hams. Ideal for holidays with children, grandparents, pets. Convenient for sandy beaches, walking the coast path, sailing and all water based activities, the buzz and shopping of Salcombe town. Available at reduced rates for smaller groups.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are Phil & Trish Taylor. We live near Axminster in East Devon. We have been running Summerleaze Cottage as a holiday home since 2006 and live next door, being on hand to answer any queries and offer advice. We have Hooter House in East Portlemouth South Devon, also available to rent.

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1 holidaymaker review


Well-maintained house ideally situated for a relaxed self-catering holiday

  • 5 of 5

The directions supplied by the owner before our visit allowed us to find Hooter House easily. The house was larger than I expected which was a pleasant surprise and also very clean. The kitchen was well-stocked for self-catering and the beds were comfortable. The living room opens to a balcony overlooking a back garden which in turn looks over the neighbouring farm. The balcony was perfectly safe for our 2-year old daughter to run around. The garden was small but very pleasant.

If the weather is bad (as it was 1 day for us), don't bother to try streaming any TV programmes. The entertainment setup includes Netflix but internet connection proved too slow for this to be usable. However there is a decent range of standard TV channels, plenty of books and plenty of board games to play.

Salcombe wasn't our cup of tea. We found it overpriced and offering nothing of interest that I could see. It isn't what I'd call a "real town" - mainly set up to sell stuff to tourists. I would advise staying the Portlemouth side which was beautiful with great views from the house and lots of walking paths. The beaches are fantastic. No shops though so best to stock up with food/drink before arrival if self-catering (or take excursions out to a proper town like Kingsbridge to shop).

If you have small children, the steep steps cutting down from the house to the beaches are OK to go down, but tricky to get a pushchair up. Better to zig-zag up on the roads which is a bit of a trek but we enjoyed it.

So why 5 stars? Because the location is interesting with beaches and hills not just countryside/woods. Plus, the house is so clean and well-stocked and the owners very efficient in providing necessary information.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm so glad that you had a good stay. East Portsmouth is a special place.
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From the Owner

We have holidayed in East Portlemouth for 20 years, and were lucky enough to Find Hooter House 14years ago. Our 3 children have spent summers on Mill Bay every year of their lives and are now 14,16 & !8! and still love their East Portlemouth holidays. A lot of our summer holiday weeks are used by ourselves and by guests who have been coming back year after year, but do please enquire - this could be the first of many stays for you!

Activity and Interests


10 minute walk to the glorious sandy beaches of the Salcombe estuary.

10-15 minutes to the South West Coast Path


Nearest Airport Exeter 1 hour drive

Railway station Totnes 3/4 hour drive

Plymouth ferry port 1 hour drive

Use of car is recommended


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 14
23 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 15
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit required to secure booking with balance payable 6 weeks before stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday
may be flexible out of season

Notes on prices:
Prices include cleaning and are for full weeks for maximum occupancy.
Reduced rates for reduced occupancy are available out of the main peak weeks.
The house sleeps 8 BUT PLEASE ASK if there are fewer of you, I can reduce the price accordingly.
Heating/electricity charges are extra:
Standard weekly charge Winter £30 per week/£15 weekend
Summer £20 per week (from May)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Newly refurbished family bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc Separate wc Handy outside shower for summer at the end of days on the beach, perfect for the children.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 & 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds Bedroom 4 with bunk beds


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Garden with estuary view, picnic chairs and table, bbq. Warm outdoor shower. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets and pillows supplied. Own bed linen and towels required. Price includes cleaning at the end of stay.

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