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House Sleeps 8/10 in 4 Bedrooms or House And Flat Sleeping 12/14 in 6 bedrooms.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Salcombe, Devon. Residential Location, Parking, short walk to Ferry & To Beach. Child & dog friendly

This lovely child friendly house with its useful self-contained garden flat - ideal for extended family holidays - is a real find for family groups due to its ability to sleep 12/14 people.12 adults maximum. (8/10 in the main house and 5 in the garden flat). Friday changeover day from June to early September.

Please visit my own website devonholidayhouses.co.uk for more details, photos and special offers.


a) Owners Direct quotes don't include the 'family/under occupancy discount' (it's a fault) and may be incorrect for periods other than 7 or 14 nights

b) Take a look at our own website for more photos, up to date deals and discounts plus lots of information about Salcombe to help you plan your holiday. The link is available under the FACILITIES tab above, or go to www.devonholidayhouses.co.uk

For an online enquiry go via our website, email me on jb707@btinternet.com or....just call the real me for a chat on 07952 375835! I'm more than happy to help with any questions or additional information as I want to make booking your holiday an easy and happy experience. Being 'owners that care' we know how important it is to choose the right house for your holiday.

This is our 14th year of renting to holidaymakers so we like to feel you're in safe hands!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The price quoted on this page for your chosen dates may not be the accurate price, because of the site's technical limitations. The owners will provide and confirm the correct price by email.

DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS THE MAIN HOUSE IS ALWAYS LET WITH THE GARDEN FLAT APART FROM LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS SLEEPING 12/14 (12 adults maximum) IN 6 BEDROOMS. Crossways is perfect for families with young children- there's allocated parking outside and a long list of equipment including safety gear like stair gates, plug covers and useful items such as bath mats, purée makers, microwaves, lots of toys and games, dishwashers and washer dryers. All of which assist greatly in ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with babies/toddlers in tow. Our holiday house is set in the South Devon town of Salcombe. Crossways is well located and a comfortable holiday homes in Devon. It is about 5 minutes walk from the town centre, and about 20 minutes from the nearest beach.

Parking for 2 cars for house and one space for the flat or 5 cars when rented as a 6 bedroom property.

More Details

Jane Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

About Jane Brown

After the birth of their first son - owners Jane Brown and Tim Wells quickly learnt that travelling with a little one can be hard work with having to remember the travel cot, the high chair, the toys, the bath things etc. They looked to create a family friendly holiday home in their favourite seaside town of Salcombe. They fell in love with the beauty and pace of life in Salcombe. If you are looking for a family friendly holiday let then Crossways is the place for you. Tim and Jane now have 4 children and have owned holiday lets since 2001, and so have plenty of experience in holidaying with young children and looking after guests!

Jane Brown purchased this house in 2006

Why Jane Brown chose Salcombe

What we love about Crossways.

The space for the little one to roll around and explore

Being able to park right outside - no stress of trying to find a car parking space

The large patio to enjoy the view of Salcombe and the water while cooking on the BBQ

The nearest sandy beach only being a 20 minute walk away or a five minute walk and a short ferry ride.

Lots of lovely cafes and restaurants serving everything from cakes and buns to fabulous 3 course meals within walking distance

Salcombe is a lovely safe town where older children are given a freedom to wander and enjoy some independence in a way you do not get in large cities.

We also enjoy the fact that without Sky we actually spend some time away from the screens and the children have even been known to read and play

What makes this house unique

Our 4 kids love going to Salcombe. They enjoy building sandcastles on the beach which is a short walk away and then getting the sea tractor and ferry home again. They are always keen to have a cocktail and a pizza at at Captain Flints which is just a short walk down the hill. If you do want to get in the car then Woodlands near Dartmouth is a real crowd pleaser with a huge soft play area. They love visiting the wonderful traditional sweet shop and the toy shop.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed over Christmas and had a wonderful time. In a perfect location, just a short walk to the town, with amazing views. The children were well catered for with a great range of toys and baby accessories. They were even left Christmas presents by the owner which was a lovely touch.

We had a wonderful weeks family holiday in the lovely village of Salcombe in early March. Crossways is very well located, is spacious and the views are out of this world. We were just sorry that it wasn't hotter as we would have loved to have made use of the barbecue on the patio deck. The house is very comfortably furnished and has everything that you might need including toys for our children and DVD's. The beaches in the area are lovely and we found plenty to keep us and the children entertained. We would certainly recommend Crossways to our friends.

We stayed at Crossways, Salcombe in July having seen it on your website. The house is well appointed and equipped for a family or families to share.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salcombe in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - Folding bed or cot.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house itself has been recently refurbished and has a lovely, bright, open-plan downstairs area, awash with light from its many picture windows and a well-equipped, stylish contemporary kitchen diner with an archway through to the spacious lounge equipped with TV, DVD player and music centre. Upstairs, the first floor has a double bedroom, a twin/double (zip'n'link) and a twin, plus a family bathroom (with bath and shower), whilst the attic room on the floor above has a double with Vi Spring mattress and ensuite shower room. The Garden flat benefits from lovely views of the water and town beyond and proves a very handy extra space for those travelling with larger parties or split family groups. It has been thoughtfully furnished in keeping with the main house and sleeps 5 in one double and one twin with a sofa bed. There's allocated parking outside and a long list of equipment including safety gear like stair-gates, socket covers and useful items like purée makers, toys and games. Outside: Outside guests have the choice between enjoying the stunning views from the roof terrace (very safely enclosed) which is accessed via sliding doors from dining area and main kitchen in the house and has a Weber BBQ and a large table that seats 8. There is plenty of room for a paddling pool. There is also the garden with a table and chairs for 6 for the guests staying in the flat. The front garden also has a bench.


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House Sleeps 8/10 in 4 Bedrooms or House And Flat Sleeping 12/14 in 6 bedrooms.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great location for a relaxing holiday

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Lovely house, plenty of parking, great location and great views.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Crossways soon.
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
East Portlemouth
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
North Sands


1 mile walk to the nearest beach at North Sands which also has parking and a great family restaurant the Winking Prawn.

Alternatively 5 minutes downhill walk to the passenger ferry to South Sands, a blue ribbon beach or East Portlemouth with has a lovely cafe.


Exeter and Plymouth are the nearest airports.

Train stations at Totnes or Plymouth.

Further Details:

Salcombe is often regarded as 'England's St. Tropez' due to the glamorous yachts it attracts. With yachts come great bistros and boutiques and Dick & Wills, overlooking the water comes highly recommended. For child-friendly meals, Island Street Cafe Bar(closed in winter) is great fun and doesn't feel like a compromise for the adults either. Great days out include tours with lunch at nearby Sharpham Vineyard and Riverford Organics – both have well-respected cafe-bistros on-site. For the more energetic watersports such as surfing, windsurfing and water-skiing are available locally, as are boats trip and private boat and skipper hire. Family fun can be found in spades at nearby Pennywell Farm Park, Paignton Zoo or Blackpool Sands Beach, which was recently voted best family beach in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller thanks to its toddler sandpit, paddling pool, easy parking, clean toilets and great cafe serving organic kiddies meals. For a special evening out, try dressing up for an evening of Art Deco glamour with a dinner dance at the famous Burgh Island Hotel.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes: IMPORTANT NOTICE: The price quoted on this page for your chosen dates may not be the accurate price, because of the site's technical limitations. The owners will provide and confirm the correct price by email.

One third of total rent payable as a deposit, at time of booking.
** Balance to be paid at least 12 weeks prior to arrival.
** Bookings Friday to Friday.
Please note that our rates are fully inclusive of bed linen and towels (beds are made up ready for your arrival!).
There are no additional charges for heating, electricity, high chairs and baby cots. We ask for a security deposit of £350. This is to be paid
when the final balance is due. It will be refunded within 14 days of stay.

Changeover Day:
All week lets generally start on Friday although outside high season we can be flexible just ask.
Short breaks available out of school holidays or late bookings.
3nights 70% of weekly price,
4nights 75% of weekly price,
5 nights 80% of weekly price.

Notes on prices:
Our rates are fully inclusive of bed linen and towels. Guest just need to bring cot bedding & beach towels. Short breaks outside high season- 3 nights 70%, 4 nights 75%, 5 nights 80% of weekly price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.