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RIBA Award Winning Contemporary House With Uninterrupted Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in East Portlemouth, South Devon, England - Surrounded By Nt Land. Right Of Way To Beach Crosses South Coast Path With Great Walks

Completed in 2009, Seacombe was designed by our architect daughter to embrace its location. Its full height glass windows to the south, three balconies and large patio give panoramic views. Downstairs, the large living room, separate hi-tech cinema and well-equipped kitchen appeal to all. It has a large private garden and field for games. The two ensuite doubles and twin/triple bedroom sleep five guests. Two more be accommodated in the cinema for a additional fee of £45.00 pp.

Glyn and Jane Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Glyn and Jane Martin

Glyn is an artist and Jane a teacher but as soon as our daughter, Annie, qualified as an architect we decided to put her skills to good use. She designed Seacombe for us on the site of the old wooden shack we had bought at auction in 1987. She was inspired by the incredible site where she had spent many holidays and little changed from her initial design.

The build involved all the family. Our sons, Will and Joe helped when they could. Annie and her partner, Mark, lived on site. Mark was our carpenter and Annie supervised every detail. Glyn was hands on with all aspects of the building from the footings, ground source heat pump to the stone walling. Jane helped where she could and kept the peace!

We were delighted when the result won a national Best Home competition and two RIBA awards.

Glyn and Jane Martin purchased this house in 1980

Why Glyn and Jane Martin chose Kingsbridge

We had often camped at East Prawle - only an hour from our home in mid-Devon - and knew the magnificent coastline well. By chance we heard of the auction of the old wooden 'bungalow' and the rest is history....

The location is unique. there are no near neighbours and the view of Decklers Cliff and the coastline is uninterrupted.

Our 1.5 acres are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by N.T. land. We have a private right of way to the coastal path and beach.

What makes this house unique

We have put much thought into trying to provide a perfect holiday home. In warm weather, walking and beach visits are often enough but for wet days there is a fully equipped cinema and many games, music and books. The kiitchen is well kitted out with a barbeque inthe garden.

Seacombe is far away from crowds though a ferry trip to Salcombe is a fun way to join the throng. Our visitors' comments have been heart-warming and many guests have returned several times.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to say what a wonderful relaxing time we had staying at the beautiful house. We knew it was going to be special but we were completely bowled over when we arrived. It was so welcoming we were speechless for some time after arriving!

We had a very tough 2015 and this was the start we needed to 2016.

We will definitely return again and just wanted to say thank you.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingsbridge in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 ensuite - shower + bath Bedroom 2 ensuite - shower Family Bathroom - shower + bath Downstairs w.c./cloakroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms + cinema) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king bed, ensuite. Bedroom 2 - double bed, ensuite. Bedroom 3 - twin/double or triple beds Cinema - has double mattress
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Seacombe has won two RIBA awards: The Arnold Sayers Award for Best Devon House Design and an award for Sustainability. It was also overall winner in Home Building and Renovation Magazine/Telegraph Home of the Year competition. Outside: There is a walled garden and an acre of field for games etc. There are Lafuma lounge chairs, a teak table and chairs, a picnic bench, a barbecue, a croquet set and other games equipment. Utility Room: Washing/drying machine, miele vacuum cleaner Underfloor heating from ground source heat pump Heat recovery ventilation system throughout Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is prepared for guests with linen and towels (not beach towels). Linen change/cleaning after one week if booked for longer. A generous welcome pack is provided Other: Cinema - hi-tech projector and screen suitable standard or Blu-ray DVDs - sofas and cushions Upstairs sitting area with three seater sofa and two chairs by full height opening glass doors Dining area with large table between kitchen and living room


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Beach 10 minute walk - a sheltered sandy cove


A car is essential


East Portlemouth - 1 mile + from there passenger ferry to Salcombe

East Prawle 1.5 miles

Further Details:

Large Tesco and Morrisons in Kingsbridge (deliveries possible) Local shops include bakery at Frogmore and fresh fish in Hallsands


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Mar 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
Sundays and Thursdays. We offer Sun - Thurs or Thurs to Sun breaks at 70% of the weekly rate. Please contact us.

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.
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