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Luxury Holiday Lodge With Stunning, Uninterrupted Views to the Sea

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Oct-2016
'Deck 2 Sea' Salcombe Retreat - Holiday Lodge in Soar, Nr Salcombe, South Devon, England - Rural Location, Short walk to the Beach, Extensive Decking, BBQ, Newly Updated in 2014

This contemporary 2 double bedroom luxury holiday lodge is located in a rural setting within the peaceful hamlet of Soar, just a short walk down to the dog friendly (all year round) beach at Soar Mill Cove. There are stunning coastal and country walks from the front door of the lodge and easy access to the South Devon Coast Path and surrounding beaches and towns of the South Hams area of South Devon. The beautiful estuary town of Salcombe is just a 10 minute drive away, with its boutiques, pubs and restaurants. Alternatively it is possible to walk to Salcombe from the lodge - a stunning coastal walk with coffee stops on the way and highly recommended if you are feeling energetic. Hope Cove, South Milton, Bantham and Bigbury are easily accessible by car. The historic naval town of Dartmouth is within easy access. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at a small extra charge. 2 kayaks available for hire.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a professional couple from Oxford and have been visiting South Devon and the South Hams for over 20 years. In 2010 we decided to rent a lodge in Salcombe Retreat for a weeks holiday, fell in love with the place and ended up buying our own lodge. In 2014 the opportunity came up to buy another lodge - number 32, which we named Deck 2 Sea (the clue's in the title) and so we are now the proud owners of 2 lodges, one we enjoy with family and friends the other we are delighted to share with guests from up and down the UK. Our first year renting out Deck 2 Sea in 2014 went extremely well and having completely redecorated the lodge we were delighted with such fantastic feedback from guests. Looking forward to welcoming new and returning guests in 2015.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The lovely comfy, well fitted out lodge with all home comforts; the amazing location; the great local food and even super weather every day. We swam in the sea in October and loved it! The coastal path is stunning - we walked to Salcombe along the coastal path, had a slap up meal at The Crab Shed (highly recommended) then back home across the fields. Tia loved the beaches, especially Bigbury and Soar Mill Cove. The sun setting right in front of us was beautiful. A great big ball of fire sinking into the sea. Too nice to leave for dinner so we made great use of the lovely fishmonger's in Kingsbridge. I hope we'll be back!
Oct 2015
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24 Reviews

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based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

5

Superb lodge in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing holiday at Deck2sea. Our family have really enjoyed our stay the lodge, the views are incredible and it is fully equipped with everything required. The location is perfect for exploring the local areas which are absolutely stunning. Leaflets in the lodge give info for the local shops, restaurants & beaches. Can not recommend enough ☀️⛵️ great communications with the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Deck 2 Sea and thank you for taking the time to write a review. So pleased that you found all the maps and leaflets useful and that they helped you to make the most of this fabulous area of South Devon. Best wishes. Lindsay
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5

Great place great week

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet secure location, lovely little park for the boys to play and space for the dog to run. The lodge was modern beautifully furnished with everything you need. Salcombe retreats are perfectly situated close to all the beaches and to Salcombe which is beautiful and idyllic. Great walks and so much to do. Must also say Lindsay was so helpful and made everything really easy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a super review. Delighted that the whole family, including your 4 legged friend, enjoyed the lodge and the surrounding location so much. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Best wishes. Lindsay
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5

Amazing holiday destination!

  • 5 of 5

If you crave stunning sea views from your very own private deck then this amazing holiday destination is the one you're looking for. This luxury five star lodge is a wonderful combination of New England chic and Devon Coastal styling; cream leather sofas and recliners with foot stools and plush fur throws, warm oak flooring and large patio windows which let the light flood into the large

open plan living space. A very well appointed kitchen area, with dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer and lovely oak dinning table seating four/six very comfortably.

The two generous double bedrooms each have their own stylish en suites; one

with a full sized bath, the other with a power shower. There are very spacious

fitted wardrobes to one bedroom whilst the other comes complete with it's very own dressing room! With all my shoes, bags and holiday clothes, I was in seventh heaven, no shortage of storage space here girls!

Very comfortable beds, lovely fresh bed linen and plenty of soft towels helped to increase our sense of feeling relaxed and at home from the moment we arrived and we were so impressed by the the owners thoughtful attention to detail.

There were maps, recommendations for walks, places to visit and places to eat and drink. We so enjoyed the fact that the South West Coastal Path was right on our doorstep and the information supplied by Lindsay and Adrian meant that we could plan our trips out and about, seeing places we had never visited before, although we thought we knew this area well.

We would thoroughly recommend this lovely property to family and friends; it really does deliver everything you could possible want by way of luxury accommodation and it's position is just stunning; huge blue Devon skies, the sparkling sea, bird song and peace and quiet in your own little piece of heaven.

Thank you so very much Lindsay and Adrian for giving us such a wonderful holiday experience, we shall certainly be booking with you again!

B, David and Harry (the dog) woof, woof, yes I loved it too!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello B, David and handsome Harry. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We were so delighted that you had such a super time at Deck 2 Sea. It's so important to us that we provide a relaxing, restful environment where our guests can make the most of the stunning location and feel like it is a home from home., We look forward to welcoming you all back again one day! Best wishes Lindsay, Adrian & Barnaby.
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5

A wonderfully relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

What a truly wonderful place this is! We enjoyed a relaxing 5 days here and have come away feeling very refreshed. The lodge is clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The views from the deck are unbeatable and can be enjoyed with a glass of something chilled! There are lots of lovely walks, beautiful beaches to explore and plenty of yummy places to eat in and around Salcombe - we particularly enjoyed the Oyster Shack and the Winking Prawn. We went with our 9 month old son and our dog and both had a wonderful time - our little dog was in heaven! The whole area is very dog friendly, the Victoria Inn in Salcome even has an A La Bark menu for dogs and a doggy beer! The owners are lovely and communication has been great from start to finish making the whole process stress free. We will definitely be returning, I can't recommend this place enough!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review. It's so good to hear that you enjoyed such a relaxing break in this beautiful area and we very much look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Best wishes. Lindsay
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5

Fabulous lodge, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous lodge with a beautiful view over the sea within a lovely small group of luxury lodges in a really pretty, remote location.

Just a short walk from a beautiful secluded Soar Mill Cove beach ( ok so down hill there and a heart pumping walk back up the hill!! ), but only a short drive from many other beautiful dog friendly beaches!!

The lodge is immaculately clean, airy and bright, well equipt, modern and very comfortable ( and very dog friendly). Visiting in late April the evenings were still a bit chilly but the very effective heating in the lodge and soft lighting made it all cosy. For dog owners a really great enclosed dog exercise area is just a few seconds walk from the lodge - plenty of space to throw frisbees!!

Best Beaches for dogs - Salcombe 10 min drive (north & south sands) , Hope Cove 10 mins, Bigbury about 30 mins.

Best Dog friendly restaurants - Victoria Inn in Salcombe, Winking Prawn on Salcombe beach great buffet breakfasts and lunches

There are loads more though!!

Owners Lindsay and Adrian were brilliant, giving us help, hints and tips about our visit before and during our visit - couldn't wish for better hosts!! Thank you both ( and Barney!!)

Looking forward to our next visit!!

Sonya, Daren, Ruby & Jasper

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to Deck 2 Sea and to meet you all. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day! Best wishes. Lindsay & Adrian
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5

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, it was home from home in a truly beautiful and unspoilt location. Walks from the door. Would definitely recommend, we will be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your week at Deck 2 Sea andade the most of the beautiful surroundings and countryside. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Lindsay
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Location

From the Owner

The location of Deck 2 Sea is second to none! The views from the deck are hard to beat and the sunsets often quite spectacular. Having easy access from the front door to the beach at Soar Mill Cove and coastal walks on the South West coast path, you can't beat the location. If you desire some retail therapy, a visit to a spa, a gorgeous cream tea or a good pint in a local pub are all just a short drive away. As dog owners (we have a Welsh Springer Spaniel) you simply can't beat the surrounding area for tumbling out of bed in the morning and striding across fields to the cliffs or down the lane to the beach. We have some fantastic memories of sunny days spent on the beach with a bottle of wine and BBQ!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Malborough at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Thurlestone at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes at 13 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Soar Mill Cove Hotel at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Soar Mill Cove beach at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

10/15 minute walk to the beach and rock-pools at Soar Mill Cove, which is dog friendly all year round. Other beaches around the South Hams are all within a short drive, including North Sands, South Sands, Bantham, Bigbury, Hope Cove, Slapton, Blackpool Sands.

Travel:

There are good transport links, with Exeter Airport about an hour away, Intercity train links from London Paddington to Totnes (about 30 mins away by car). The A38 Devon Express way which links Plymouth and Exeter to the M5 is approximately 30 mins away via country lanes.

Distances:

Malborough, the closest village with a supermarket, is 1.5 miles by car or a 1 mile cross country walk. Salcombe is 4 miles away and has a range of boutique shops, pubs and restaurants. Kingsbridge is 5 miles away and has an excellent range of local shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

Further Details:

This beautiful part of South Devon is perfect for activities on land and on the water. There are regular sailing activities from Salcombe during peak season - Mackeral fishing is a favourite. Visitors can hire kayaks or learn to surf on the beach at Bantham. The lodge is located in an area where there is an abundance of wildlife. Guests keen on wildlife will regularly see buzzards, kestrels, peregrine falcons, buntings, yellow hammers, skylarks, the rare but locally common cirl bunting, red deer and hares - often from the lodge itself. Occasionally you might also see gannets along the coast.

Although Salcombe Retreat does have free wifi please remember that this is a rural area and therefore the wifi is generally only suitable for accessing emails and the internet and the signal can be temperamental.

2 kayaks are available for rent at a small additional charge for guests staying in the lodge. Life jackets and all necessary equipment provided. Guests wishing to rent the kayaks will need to have a roof rack in order to transport the kayaks. Please enquire about availability at the time of booking.

Cycles can also be hired locally.

For more information and photos do visit our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/deck2seaSalcombeRetreat

Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Booking by telephone or email. Money to be paid in full within 4 weeks of the stay. If more than 4 weeks a 25% deposit is required with the full balance to be paid 4 weeks before. Payments to be made by bank transfer. Refundable security deposit of £100 required with final balance.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred change over day although there is flexibility outside of peak season.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Our lodge offers spectacular, uninterrupted views of the sea and surrounding countryside. The decking area is very large and fully enclosed with a gate and a perfect place to enjoy a BBQ! We own two kayaks and are very happy to make these available to visiting guests for a small charge, perfect for a bimble on the estuary or on the waves. We've even caught mackerel for our tea in the past! There are only a small number of lodges at Salcombe Retreat that have uninterrupted sea views but Deck 2 Sea has one of the best views from the large deck. We welcome up to 2 dogs and there is nothing better than watching your 4 legged friend sniff the air on a summers evening as you watch the sunset with a glass of something chilled!

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - en-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, wc, vanity unit Bathroom 2 - en-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower, wc, vanity unit

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4, 2 double bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, tv, fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2 with double bed, walk in storage area and en-suite bathroom

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is a large children's area on the site with swings, slide and plenty of open space for games, kite flying etc! There is a separate, fenced dog exercise area. Please note: Dogs must be kept on a lead on the site. No smoking is allowed in or immediately around the lodge. Outside: Double doors from the living room open onto a very large deck with outside table and chairs. The deck, probably the largest on the site, has stunning, uninterrupted views across open National Trust Land to the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included. The lodge is cleaned and towels/bedding changed on a weekly basis and prior to the arrival of new guests. Other: There are patio doors opening from the living area onto a large decking area with stunning, uninterrupted views across National Trust land to the sea. The deck is equipped with outside furniture and gas BBQ.

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