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Stylish, Self-catering Beachside Holiday House With Magnificent Estuary Views.



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
4 bedroom holiday home, with amazing estuary views, seconds from the beach with a private boathouse and access to 2 moorings

A glorious seaside cottage tucked away above the beautiful beach of Millbay, East Portlemouth. There are estuary views through nearly every 1st floor window, and the house is the perfect getaway summer or winter! The house is located right on the Southwest Coast path, and during off-peak weeks dogs are more than welcome. Children and adults alike wil simply fall in love with this wonderful home with its beachside location and private boathouse.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Kingsgrove is owned by the Fisher family, & the 3 siblings (John, Jane & James) look after the cottage & rent it out when the family are not using it. John is a lawyer living in Upton-upon-Severn, & is married to Sue. They enjoy their weekends on the beach with their daughter Olivia & their dog. Jane is a teacher & photographer & lives in Oxfordshire with her husband David. Their Labrador & Alsatian love tearing up the untouched golden sand directly below the house, especially over the quieter months. James is a management consultant living in Leigh-on-sea with wife Victoria. Their children Emily & Edward especially like taking the rib across the estuary in the morning to go for a milkshake. Kingsgrove is loved & cherished by them all!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"An unforgetable stay in a magical place. Every age catered for from Grandma to Rupert aged 2. Thank you for your thoughtful sharing of all the useful equipment and lovely house and boathouse. A place to put body and soul together!"
Feb 2012
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From the Owner

Originally from Worcestershire, our parents first came to Salcombe on honeymoon (a days drive in the days before the M5). After years of staying on their boat they searched for a cottage with stunning views and away from the madding crowds of the main town. Kingsgrove met this idyll and the family bought the property in 1980. There is a family joke that the views from the kitchen sink are so divine that the boys actually help out with the washing up. It's perfect location on Millbay with its 2 moorings, private boathouse and fabulous views make the house simply perfect for a family holiday in Devon.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Mill Bay is a gorgeous sheltered beach situated in the mouth of the Salcombe estuary. Mill Bay is MCS recommended for it's high quality water standards it is also a dog friendly beach where dogs are welcome all year round. As well as plenty of golden sand Mill Bay beach has rock pools and safe bathing.


Nearest airports - Exeter and Plymouth - approx 1 hour drive, Bristol - approx 2 hours drive.

Nearest train station - Totnes - Approx 45-minute drive - fast train to London = 2 hours 45 minutes.

Nearest Port - Plymouth - Approx 45-minute drive with regular ferries to Roscoff in France, Cork in Ireland and Santander in Northern Spain (Brittany Ferries).


Kingsbridge - 20 min drive

Slapton Sands - 20 min drive

Blackpool Sands - 30 min drive

Dartmouth - 35 min drive

Totnes - 45 min drive

Dartmoor - 1 hour min drive

Further Details:

The shops, restaurants and pubs of Salcombe are accessible by private boat or via the passenger ferry and it takes about 5 minutes to cross the estuary. There is a Venus Cafe serving food and drink & beach gifts & toys during peak season located about a 5 minute walk from Kingsgrove. An out of hours water taxi runs until 11pm from April to early September.

The village of East Portlemouth is less than a mile road or footpath and the market town of Kingsbridge is approximately 9 miles away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term 2016
14 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2016
4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb Half Term 2017
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 11 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Whitsun 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Summer Holidays 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check availability on this website, and then send an email with your initial enquiry. 1/3rd non-refundable deposit is required. Balance is due 8 weeks prior to start of your holiday. Payment can be made by BACS bank transfer or by cheque.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday.
During off-peak months short breaks are available, and changeover day is also flexible at this time.
Arrival time is after 3pm.
Departure time is before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please note during off-peak times short breaks will be considered.
Please email us for a price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

All the family like to enjoy a pint or two at the Pigs Nose in East Prawle, an evening meal at the Millbrook in Southpool and Sunday lunch at The Cricket Inn, Beesands. Family favourite bits: Making fresh tracks across the sand in the morning. Crossing the water by RIB or ferry. Buying live lobster off the local fishermen and BBQing them in the boathouse. Crab fishing (at Fishermans Quay at Batson). Walking around the rocks at low tide right round past Sunny Cove & playing in the surf at the "hog". River trip to the Millbrook in Southpool or Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge for a meal with the children. Kid’s tea time on beach, followed by adults Dinner party Sitting on the balcony in the evening sun with a glass in hand. The run/walk around the cliff path to Gara Rock. Just being!

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with basin, bath, power shower over and heated towel rail. Separate WC. Large travertine tiled shower room with double shower shower, wash basin, heated rail and WC.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master - 5ft bed, built-in wardrobe, TV Twin - 2 x single beds, chest of drawers, built in wardrobe King - 5ft bed, wardrobe, drawers, TV Bunkroom - 3ft single bunks & a pull out truckle bed beneath, TV with Wii games console, & games


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is extremely well-placed for a perfect for a beach holiday, a walking holiday, or just a short break to get away from it all. Its location is idyllic, and the house is very well-equipped with everything you would need for your holiday. It is perfect for 1 large family, or for a 2 family holiday. Outside: Kingsgrove is located in mature well-stocked gardens. There is a stone patio at the top of the garden with beautiful views over the Salcombe estuary. There are also 2 balconies off the house, both with stunning views and outdoor furniture, and a Bar-B-Q. The fabulous boathouse on the beach also has a Bar-B-Q, tables, chairs and deckchairs for use on the beach itself. Utility Room: A washing machine, tumble dryer and extra freezer are located in the utility area on the ground floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and bathroom towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The property is cleaned every changeover. Other: The fabulous boathouse is generally the most used "room" at Kingsgrove in the summer months. Fully equipped and located right on the beach, just across the lane from Kingsgrove itself.

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