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Shipwrights Cottage on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and wonderful views of the beaches opposite

The location is in the heart of Salcombe town with its bustle of shops, restaurants, cafes and vibrant atmosphere. The beaches can be viewed opposite from the cottage windows. The Harbour is of great interest teaming with boats; sailing races can be seen from the cottage which is situated on the start line of the Yacht Club. Walking on the cliff tops and the coastal path is delightful, especially along estuaries such as Ernemouth at low tide. There are more lovely beaches, namely, Bigbury, Bantham, Soar Mill and Thurleston, to explore nearby. Dartmouth too is not far away to visit. Golf courses are excellent in the area. The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, with en-suite facilities, a lounge and a galley kitchen. The scene from the cottage windows changes every minute and is a delight to spend time just watching the world go by. There is no parking at the cottage but spaces can be found in the roads around or there is a car park about eight minutes away. A map is provided. There is a newly opened Spa at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel just along the road.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Anne. I am retired now and love to escape from the routine to take a break at Shipwrights Cottage. My grandchildren also enjoy the holiday with all the family. We go across the estuary to spend the day on Millbay beach and also to race in the Club Regatta. There is so much to do down in this area for relaxing and I cannot recommend it highly enough to everyone.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everyone enjoys the visit to Salcombe.
Jun 2012
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent location, great cottage

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a brilliant week at Shipwrights Cottage, which is both charming and perfectly located minutes from the centre of Salcombe, and with fabulous views across the estuary. Beds were very comfortable, and we found all that we needed in this 'home from home'. The owner is lovely and very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Every year

  • 5 of 5

We are drawn to Shipwrights Cottage at Salcombe every year for our holiday because there is something for all the family; the beaches are so close which the children adore, the cliff walking, the shops, the restaurants, the sailing.

The cottage is so convenient and very cosy with lovely views of the estuary

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Memories

  • 5 of 5

What an idyllic spot. Salcombe is a delight and staying at Shipwrights complimented this beautifully. It was a perfect cottage for our requirements, family of 4, and just as described.

We particularly loved the fact that it is right in the heart of Salcombe, yet peaceful with picturesque views to keep us entertained. The children adore all that Salcombe has to offer - the beach, the numerous water activities, crabbing, the park and jumping off the harbour as well as Cranch's sweet shop, the ice-cream parlour and Captain Flints for a treat! They also enjoy going to nearby Bigbury for surfing.

I would certainly recommend this for a holiday and a big thank you to Anne for her wonderful customer service and making us feel so welcome.

We can't wait to re-visit and have already booked!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"Stunning cliff top walk along the South West Coastal Path to Soar Mill for a cream tea."
Mill Bay
"Catch the ferry to cross the Salcombe estuary and there is a beautiful beach which is fun fo..."
South Milton, Salcombe
"Interesting beach with a very popular cafe for coffee or lunch"
"A National Trust house on the cliff top at the mouth of the Salcombe estuary. Hostel accom..."

From the Owner

We used to have family holidays at Salcombe when we were young. It is such a beautiful area with the beaches, cliff walking, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, golf and exploring that we purchased a lovely, cosy cottage on the banks of the estuary thirteen years ago. The starting line for the racing is just below the cottage.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Salcombe at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Salcombe Estuary at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Thurleston at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A38 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ferry Inn at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Opposite at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sailing courses at the Island Cruising Club - RYA Sailing Training Centre - Multi Activity Centre with power boat training.

Fishing on 'Anglo Dawn', an Angling Charter Vessel.

Hire a motor boat.

Scuba diving on the wrecks, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating, surfing.

Horse riding.

Painting courses in watercolours at Harbour House in Kingsbridge where there are also classes for yoga, tai chi, pilates.

South Devon Steam Railway at Dartmouth for enthusiasts.


The beaches are just across the estuary and a ferry will take you over from the Ferry Inn steps. Mill Bay is delightful for children especially with a stream running to the sea for making dams and having fun in the rock pools. Clambering over the rocks to Sunny Cove or walking along the cliff tops, the views are stunning with spectacular coastal paths for lunch at Gara Rock and beyond.


The nearest airport is Exeter which is an hour or so away. There are trains to Plymouth and Totnes with buses to and from Salcombe. Once in Salcombe a car is not necessarily required as there is so much to do within walking distance.


Dartmouth is 40 minutes drive away for the steam railway and boat trips up the river. Plymouth is about an hour away. Totnes is also a town of historic interest with an amazing tea shop, the Mad Hatter, and Newton Ferries is a 40 minute drive in the other direction. The Eden Project is a journey of fifty miles away but very interesting. Dartmoor offers many interesting activities.

Further Details:

The local shops are very good. You will find a family butcher, delicious baker, fishmongers, delicatessen shops, grocers, etc and the best sweetie shop you have ever seen, which the children love. There is a Lloyds bank and a Boots chemist. The clothing shops are interesting and varied for wetter days. There are numerous restaurants and pubs for eating out and serving locally caught fish or shell fish; Salcombe ice-cream is a must! The Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island, at Bigbury, is old and accessed at high tide by a tractor, or walk over the spit of sand for an adventure. Newton Ferries has The Ship Inn on the tidal river's edge. Kingsbridge has two of the usual supermarkets. Walking in the area is so varied with Dartmoor close at hand and the Ramblers welcome people to join them three times a week. There are National Trust houses, e.g. Sharpitor on the cliffs at the mouth of Salcombe estuary and another at Dartmouth.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
After Christmas
8 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Bank Holiday
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Do telephone 01483 571300, or email, Anne Hereward via the booking form, for further details. A deposit of £50 is required on booking, please, and payment is four weeks (six weeks in high season) before the date of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday for high season bookings but a short break can be accommodated out of season. The cleaners like to have access between 10 am and 3 pm on the day of departure, please, and you are welcome to move in earlier if they have finished.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Wonderful views of the estuary. Situated opposite the beaches and wonderful cliff walks.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, hand basin, wc and also to bedroom 2 with shower, hand basin and wc on ground floor. Towels are not provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Hairdryer.


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is no parking but the roads adjacent have free parking, especially Herbert Road and there are public car parks a short distance away. A map will be supplied. Outside: The cottage is situated on the bank of the estuary; there is no garden but a town area of grass for watching the world go by is just opposite. There is a little harbour just below as well. Cleaning / Linen: Linen is included but towels and tea towels are not provided. The property is cleaned after each changeover but the people staying are asked to leave the property tidy, please.

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