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Tubbs Delight Family and dog friendly Bungalow With Hot Tub and Countryside View

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Bungalow in Malborough, Nr Salcombe, South Devon - Jacuzzi,Dogs Welcome,Quiet Village,Countryside views,WIFI

Tubbs Delight is a cozy furnished 3 bed bungalow with incredible views in the heart of the stunning South Devon countryside. In the quiet village of Malborough, with 2 pubs, a shop and a post office only a few minutes walk away. Large decked patio with fantastic panoramic countryside view and a sunken 4 person Spa pool (spa available subject to conditions & additional charge). We are totally dog friendly. With plenty of walking from the door, and the nearest footpath takes you down to the coast at Hope Cove. South Devon AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has 232 miles of public footpaths. Tubbs Delight is a Walkers are welcome property with a drying area for wet muddy clothes and shoes, a washing machine and dryer, an outside tap for cleaning.

Debbie Sharkey
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Debbie Sharkey

Tubbs Delight has been looked after by the same family since it was built in the 1960's. It has always been a great family self catering holiday rental in Devon. The second generation now maintains the property and it has changed immensely from its humble beginnings. Tubbs Delight is constantly being refurbished and updated. I have tried to make the bungalow as comfortable as I can for you as it is important to me that you enjoy your holiday. Having lived there as a child I consider Tubbs Delight my baby and love relaxing down there. For me its a get way from the phone, WiFi and computer (although you don't have to) and its a chance to go walking in the countryside and rock pool investigating on the beach.

Debbie Sharkey purchased this bungalow in 1960

Why Debbie Sharkey chose Malborough

"Far from the madding crowd" is exactly how I would describe Tubbs Delight. Even more so in the Winter when you can see snow on Dartmoor.

My parents bought it as a family getaway. They loved the village, countryside and beaches. The village is self supporting with the co-op shop so you can just arrive and sit out looking at the view all day long.

What makes this bungalow unique

It is the view from the rear of the property which is breathtaking and has not changed in decades.

The decking from the lounge houses the 4 person jacuzzi (which is available at an additional cost and subject to conditions) and its amazing how many stars you can see at night.

If you are an ardent walker (with or without a dog) you hardly need to use the car. Tubbs delight is a Walkers are welcome property with a drying area for wet muddy clothes and shoes, a washing machine and dryer, an outside tap for cleaning and a jacuzzi for relaxing those aching limbs.

Tubbs Delight is a sustainable home with cavity wall insulation, heat recovery system, PV and Solar hot water. I am working towards a carbon zero holiday home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All my reviews are on Trip Advisor
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Malborough in Malborough

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The modern bathroom has a simple stylish white suite with a shower over the bath, shaver point, mirror with internal lights, bathroom cabinet and pine flooring. There is also a separate toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 adults 2 children and a cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and a cot, Bedroom 3 with bunk beds (best suited for children)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Heating, electricity and WIFI are included in the price. DOGS are VERY WELCOME providing owners are respectful of the accommodation and leave it in the same clean and tidy condition in which it is presented to them. Pets are charged at £15 each per week (£10 each per short break). Smoking is not permitted at Tubbs Delight. Outside: The terraced south-facing garden is a sun-trap year round. You will hear the sounds of birds singing, and will see cows and sheep grazing. On winter days you can clearly see Dartmoor. With a grass lawn for playing games or lounging, and shade under the large umbrella on the patio for enjoying cool drinks, the garden makes a lovely alternative to the beach. Later in the evening, enjoy sunset dining at the alfresco table and chairs, and the outdoor BBQ. The decking houses the 4 person jacuzzi which is available at an additional cost and subject to conditions. The views from the rear of the property are breathtaking and have not changed in decades. Utility Room: The Utility room/garage houses the washing machine, dryer and freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen not provided Other: Sunken 4 person Spa pool (spa available subject to conditions & additional charge). Table and chairs and a brick BBQ for those hot Summer days !!!


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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Metres
The Royal Oak
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Thurleston Golf course
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Metres
The Royal Oak
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hope Cove
Car: recommended


Within 5 minutes driving is the beaches of Hope Cove and Thurlestone sands. There is a public footpath to Soar Mill Cove and Hope Cove and walking to the beach would take approximately 45 mins.


Car is recommended although there is a local bus service.

Nearest airport Exeter 74 km

Nearest ferry port Plymouth 40 km

Nearest railway station Totnes km

Nearest beach Hope Cove 4 km

Nearest amenities Kingsbridge 5.8 km

A car is advised


Malborough has an amazing disappearing church, All Saints Church (or so it seems as a child driving from Kingsbridge). The village has picturesque Devon charm with many thatched cottages. There is a post office, 2 pubs and a small supermarket attached to the petrol garage. Only 3 miles from Salcombe with its designer clothing shops , sailing, diving and fishing. 4 miles from the market town of Kingsbridge with a swimming pool and cinema, and only 20 miles south of Dartmoor National Park.

Further Details:

Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away and there are plenty of popular attractions nearby including NT Overbecks House and Gardens, Dartmouth Steam railway and river boat, Woodlands Theme Park, National Marine Aquarium Plymouth and many more. There are a selection of lovely PUBS and restaurants in the village and at the nearby towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Booking are usually Saturday to Saturday. The jacuzzi is an additional £55 per week if required. A 25% deposit is due on booking. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to your holiday start date.
For last minute bookings you must contact the seller immediately and pay by bank transfer.
Payments may be made direct to the owners bank account or by cheque. A booking form will be sent to you with all relevant information.
A " Housekeeping charge" of £100 per booking is required. This amount will be returned if the property is left clean and tidy.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Saturday, although on off season breaks it is flexible. Please note the changeover period is arrival at 2.00pm and departure by 10.00am the following Saturday to allow time for cleaner/gardener.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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